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  • Texting and driving: Where do you stand?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Absolutely NOT a thing I'd do!
    61%
    316 votes
    Why not? It's just as bad as (other) distracted driving...
    8%
    43 votes
    I only text at stop signs/red lights
    31%
    162 votes
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  • Hinds Co. Sheriff's Deputy, Wife found Dead in Home

    Hinds Co. Sheriff's Deputy, Wife found Dead in Home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:49:08 GMT
    A Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept. deputy and his wife were found dead at their home in Rankin County. We’re told the Rankin County sheriff will release details shortly. We’re getting you answers and will bring you the latest details as they become available.
    A Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept. deputy and his wife were found dead at their home in Rankin County. We’re told the Rankin County sheriff will release details shortly. We’re getting you answers and will bring you the latest details as they become available.
  • Woman's Body found in Clarke County

    Woman's Body found in Clarke County

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:02 GMT
    A woman walking with her young children has found a body in the woods of rural Clarke County. The body was found on County Road 376, near Basic City.
    A woman walking with her young children has found a body in the woods of rural Clarke County. The body was found on County Road 376, near Basic City.
  • Child Found, Amber Alert Called Off

    Child Found, Amber Alert Called Off

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:47:17 GMT
    A missing Lowndes County toddler has been found safe in Georgia. Authorities say 2 year old Miliah Harris' parents, Donald Boyd Harris and Allison Studdard are in custody. They were all found in Sylvester, GA around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation received a tip that the couple was headed to Georgia with the child which put the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on high alert. However, investigators say this investigation is far from over. A 7 month old chil...
    A missing Lowndes County toddler has been found safe in Georgia. Authorities say 2 year old Miliah Harris' parents, Donald Boyd Harris and Allison Studdard are in custody. They were all found in Sylvester, GA around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation received a tip that the couple was headed to Georgia with the child which put the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on high alert. However, investigators say this investigation is far from over. A 7 month old chil...
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  • Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:15:05 GMT
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from...
    Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to prevent the burning of fetal material to generate power.
  • Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

    Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:05:37 GMT
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
    Residents of a small town in southwestern Wyoming are being allowed to return home nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced their evacuation.
  • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:05:35 GMT
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
    Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.
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  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:59 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.
    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.
  • Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

    Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:54 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:38 GMT
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as...
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems...
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  • Three Sentenced in Scott County Narcotics Bust

    Three Sentenced in Scott County Narcotics Bust

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:44:15 GMT
    Three people will serve prison time in connection to a Scott County narcotics bust.
    Three people will serve prison time in connection to a Scott County narcotics bust.
  • Kroger's Million Meals Challenge

    Kroger's Million Meals Challenge

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:22:18 GMT
    The three (3) major Universities in the Mid-South area; University of Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have challenged each other, along with their devoted alumni, to raise 1 Million Meals to help fight the hunger epidemic in Western Tennessee and Mississippi. Along with Kroger, the three (3) campuses have all said that they can raise 1 million meals in what is being called "The Million Meals Challenge". All three (3) universities are confident that their students, faculty and alumn...
    The three (3) major Universities in the Mid-South area; University of Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have challenged each other, along with their devoted alumni, to raise 1 Million Meals to help fight the hunger epidemic in Western Tennessee and Mississippi. Along with Kroger, the three (3) campuses have all said that they can raise 1 million meals in what is being called "The Million Meals Challenge". All three (3) universities are confident that their students, faculty and alumn...
  • Mississippi's Miss Amazing Pageant - This Saturday, April 19th

    Mississippi's Miss Amazing Pageant - This Saturday, April 19th

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:39:21 GMT
    The Second annual Mississippi Miss amazing Pageant will be held in Jackson, MS at the Jackson Convention Complex April 19, 2014. Miss Amazing Inc is a non-profit organization founded in Nebraska in 2007 with the mission of providing opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build self confidence through the skills learned in pageantry. Miss Amazing Inc. expanded Nationwide in 2010 and the organization is now located in 20 states. Participants in the pageant will show their abilit...
    The Second annual Mississippi Miss amazing Pageant will be held in Jackson, MS at the Jackson Convention Complex April 19, 2014. Miss Amazing Inc is a non-profit organization founded in Nebraska in 2007 with the mission of providing opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build self confidence through the skills learned in pageantry. Miss Amazing Inc. expanded Nationwide in 2010 and the organization is now located in 20 states. Participants in the pageant will show their abilit...
  • 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.
  • Touch a Truck presented by The Junior League of Jackson

    Touch a Truck presented by The Junior League of Jackson

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:43:10 GMT
    Where can kids of all ages enjoy hands-on fun with the vehicles they see on the road every day? At Touch A Truck Jackson! This new Junior League of Jackson community project and fund development business is a one-day outdoor event where kids can EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, construction equipment, heavy machinery and more. Touch A Truck Jackson will have everything from 18-wheelers ...
    Where can kids of all ages enjoy hands-on fun with the vehicles they see on the road every day? At Touch A Truck Jackson! This new Junior League of Jackson community project and fund development business is a one-day outdoor event where kids can EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, construction equipment, heavy machinery and more. Touch A Truck Jackson will have everything from 18-wheelers ...
  • 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.
  • Ronald McDonald House to Celebrate 25 Years

    Ronald McDonald House to Celebrate 25 Years

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:25:38 GMT
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi 25th Birthday Celebration Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Cedars in Fondren on Old Canton Road across from St. Andrew’s Lower Level school ... Ronald McDonald will be there to celebrate! Festivities include: Pony rides Children’s Zoomba and lots of other activities Face painting Food Entertainment Cutting of the Birthday Cake T-Shirts will be for sale There will be a raffle for the original "Birthday Celebration" painting by Gay...
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi 25th Birthday Celebration Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Cedars in Fondren on Old Canton Road across from St. Andrew’s Lower Level school ... Ronald McDonald will be there to celebrate! Festivities include: Pony rides Children’s Zoomba and lots of other activities Face painting Food Entertainment Cutting of the Birthday Cake T-Shirts will be for sale There will be a raffle for the original "Birthday Celebration" painting by Gay...
  • Lemonade Day Jackson - May 3

    Lemonade Day Jackson - May 3

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:16:27 GMT
    Jackson, MS.: Every single Jackson metro resident has a job May 3, 2014, Lemonade Day Jackson: Sell or buy lemonade. Lemonade stands represent the best of our country's past and bright future. The community- building event teaches participants leadership, interpersonal and money management skills as they own and operate their own business. It also inspires children to dream big. Big dreams make for big realities. Kid...
    Jackson, MS.: Every single Jackson metro resident has a job May 3, 2014, Lemonade Day Jackson: Sell or buy lemonade. Lemonade stands represent the best of our country's past and bright future. The community- building event teaches participants leadership, interpersonal and money management skills as they own and operate their own business. It also inspires children to dream big. Big dreams make for big realities. Kid...
  • Thompson announces $142K awarded to Hinds County

    Thompson announces $142K awarded to Hinds County

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:26:21 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $142,200 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Hinds County to rehabilitate the taxiway at the John Bell Williams Airport in Jackson. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced the funding Friday. Thompson says in a statement that the money will go to Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the taxiways and includes funding for the pavement assessment and design of the project. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press....
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $142,200 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Hinds County to rehabilitate the taxiway at the John Bell Williams Airport in Jackson. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced the funding Friday. Thompson says in a statement that the money will go to Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the taxiways and includes funding for the pavement assessment and design of the project. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press....
  • Delphi Moves Ahead with Plant Upgrade

    Delphi Moves Ahead with Plant Upgrade

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:06:34 GMT
    The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has approved the final permits for Delphi Automotive's $15 million investment in upgrades to its manufacturing plant in the city of Brookhaven. 
    The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has approved the final permits for Delphi Automotive's $15 million investment in upgrades to its manufacturing plant in the city of Brookhaven. 
  • 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.
  • Choctaw Indian Fair Includes Concerts, Road Shows & Races

    Choctaw Indian Fair Includes Concerts, Road Shows & Races

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:02 GMT
    The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will mark 65 years of celebrating and honoring their rich Native American heritage in beautiful Choctaw, Mississippi on July 9 – 12, 2014. This year the fair brings chart-topping country and contemporary Christian artists to the main stage.
    The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will mark 65 years of celebrating and honoring their rich Native American heritage in beautiful Choctaw, Mississippi on July 9 – 12, 2014. This year the fair brings chart-topping country and contemporary Christian artists to the main stage.
  • 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...
  • Discovery U Day Coming to Children's Museum

    Discovery U Day Coming to Children's Museum

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:55:33 GMT
    Graduate students are connecting to the community to bring science to the Mississippi Children’s Museum… at least for a weekend. University of Mississippi Medical Center says children and their families can discover the exciting world of biomedical science during Discovery U Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thanks to volunteers from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at UMMC, children will go on a very berry DNA hunt, di...
    Graduate students are connecting to the community to bring science to the Mississippi Children’s Museum… at least for a weekend. University of Mississippi Medical Center says children and their families can discover the exciting world of biomedical science during Discovery U Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thanks to volunteers from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at UMMC, children will go on a very berry DNA hunt, di...
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