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  • Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi.
    Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi.
  • Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:08:08 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi."My responsibility first is to make sure to make sure that we have care for the children of the state of Mississippi," says Governor Bryant.He says he'sstopping the federal government a...
    JACKSON, Miss. -Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi."My responsibility first is to make sure to make sure that we have care for the children of the state of Mississippi," says Governor Bryant.He says he'sstopping the federal government a...
  • JPD Takes Over Code Enforcement

    JPD Takes Over Code Enforcement

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:52:01 GMT
    Jackson police are taking on a new responsibility, one that was previously on the city. City officials say code enforcement will now be in the hands of JPD. "We have started working with moving code enforcement under the police department." Jackson Mayor, Tony Yarber made the announcement Monday. "Right now, it seems like a natural for because we're required to work together anyway." Interim Police Chief, Lee Vance says the two departments previously worked hand in hand and the change won'...
    Jackson police are taking on a new responsibility, one that was previously on the city. City officials say code enforcement will now be in the hands of JPD. "We have started working with moving code enforcement under the police department." Jackson Mayor, Tony Yarber made the announcement Monday. "Right now, it seems like a natural for because we're required to work together anyway." Interim Police Chief, Lee Vance says the two departments previously worked hand in hand and the change won'...
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  • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:13:54 GMT
    A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
    A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
  • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

    Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:41:42 GMT
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:32:56 GMT
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
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  • 2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

    2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:15:33 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
    Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government...
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:04:30 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.
  • Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:51:25 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.
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  • Mississippi Craft Show to Feature Youth Art Competition

    Mississippi Craft Show to Feature Youth Art Competition

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-06-16 04:00:35 GMT
    The Youth Art Competition is open to residents of Mississippi who are students in grades 1-12 in public, private, or home schools. Entry is free. Winning art will receive recognition and prizes and may be featured in print materials and displayed in the "My Mississippi" exhibition at the Mississippi Craft Show August 23-24 at the Trade Mart, Jackson. Visit www.mscraftshow.com/artcomp to download an entry form.Good Luck!
    The Youth Art Competition is open to residents of Mississippi who are students in grades 1-12 in public, private, or home schools. Entry is free. Winning art will receive recognition and prizes and may be featured in print materials and displayed in the "My Mississippi" exhibition at the Mississippi Craft Show August 23-24 at the Trade Mart, Jackson. Visit www.mscraftshow.com/artcomp to download an entry form.Good Luck!
  • Class Notes: Better Handwritten than Typed, Study Says

    Class Notes: Better Handwritten than Typed, Study Says

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:47:03 GMT
    How do you study for exams?How do you study for exams?
    Students who took notes by hand instead of using a computer performed better on tests. This new research put together by Princeton University and UCLA suggests that if the laptops are being used solely to take notes, they may still be standing in the way of learning as it might lead to shallower processing. In one study, 65 students were divided into smaller groups for a series of lectures then a test... They were given a choice between laptops or pens and paper for note-taking. Students who...
    Students who took notes by hand instead of using a computer performed better on tests. This new research put together by Princeton University and UCLA suggests that if the laptops are being used solely to take notes, they may still be standing in the way of learning as it might lead to shallower processing. In one study, 65 students were divided into smaller groups for a series of lectures then a test... They were given a choice between laptops or pens and paper for note-taking. Students who...
  • Durant Homeowner Cited after Pit Bulls Attack Man

    Durant Homeowner Cited after Pit Bulls Attack Man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:03:27 GMT
    3-Year Old Boy is killed in a Pit Bull Attack3-Year Old Boy is killed in a Pit Bull Attack
    A Holmes county man is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday morning.
    A Holmes county man is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday morning.
  • Jump-Start Your Day

    Jump-Start Your Day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:43:20 GMT
    Do you make the most of your morning?Do you make the most of your morning?
    Making the hardest decisions first thing in the morning helps to make for more of a productive day, experts say.
    Making the hardest decisions first thing in the morning helps to make for more of a productive day, experts say.
  • Shands, Sister Indicted in American Legion Case

    Shands, Sister Indicted in American Legion Case

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:03:24 GMT
    The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has been indicted on embezzlement charges.
    The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has been indicted on embezzlement charges.
  • Mudslide Causes Lane Closures in Wilkinson County

    Mudslide Causes Lane Closures in Wilkinson County

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:32:11 GMT
    A map of US 61 between Woodville & NatchezA map of US 61 between Woodville & Natchez
    **TRAFFIC ALERT** Drivers headed north on Highway 61 in Wilkinson County are advised to pay attention to some temporary changes. MDOT says the northbound lanes 3 miles from the Adams County line are closed because of a mudslide. Traffic is now 2-laned instead of 4-laned (MDOT refers to it as a head-to-head format), so that drivers can continue in both directions. The change starts today, and once repairs are completed, things will go back to normal. News Channel 12 will keep you updated.
    **TRAFFIC ALERT** Drivers headed north on Highway 61 in Wilkinson County are advised to pay attention to some temporary changes. MDOT says the northbound lanes 3 miles from the Adams County line are closed because of a mudslide. Traffic is now 2-laned instead of 4-laned (MDOT refers to it as a head-to-head format), so that drivers can continue in both directions. The change starts today, and once repairs are completed, things will go back to normal. News Channel 12 will keep you updated.
  • Jackson Police Look for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Jackson Police Look for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:14:36 GMT
    Jackson Police are still searching for the person they say robbed a restaurant with a handgun on April 3.A man walked into the Subway restaurant on Clinton Blvd., showed the cashier a gun, and demanded money out of the cash register. Police won't say how much the man stole, but they say he left the scene in a white Dodge pickup truck.If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
    Jackson Police are still searching for the person they say robbed a restaurant with a handgun on April 3.A man walked into the Subway restaurant on Clinton Blvd., showed the cashier a gun, and demanded money out of the cash register. Police won't say how much the man stole, but they say he left the scene in a white Dodge pickup truck.If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
  • Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:53:07 GMT
    This scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus ChristThis scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus Christ
    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a...
    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a...
  • Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:58:35 GMT
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
  • Furniture Company Coming to Smithville

    Furniture Company Coming to Smithville

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:18:15 GMT
    A total of 80 jobs are headed for Smithville over a three-year period.Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home, Inc. announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations. Behold Home is a start-up motion furniture manufacturing company started by veteran furniture manufacturers from northeast Mississippi. “I appreciate the team at Behold Home for locating these manufacturing operations in Smithville. The state has worked hard to support the redevelopment of Smithville sinc...
    A total of 80 jobs are headed for Smithville over a three-year period.Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home, Inc. announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations. Behold Home is a start-up motion furniture manufacturing company started by veteran furniture manufacturers from northeast Mississippi. “I appreciate the team at Behold Home for locating these manufacturing operations in Smithville. The state has worked hard to support the redevelopment of Smithville sinc...
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