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  • One Person Injured After Two Vehicles Collide

    One Person Injured After Two Vehicles Collide

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-08-31 05:14:18 GMT
    Woman gets sent to hospital after two vehicles collide Saturday afternoon Woman gets sent to hospital after two vehicles collide Saturday afternoon
    Two vehicles collide on the interstate Saturday afternoon sending a woman to the hospital.It happened around 3:00 p.m. on I-20 eastbound in Hinds County. Traffic was backed up for miles as crews worked to clean up the debris.An officer on scene says a car spun out hitting an SUV. One of the women in the car was taken by AMR to a local hospital.Officers say her injuries are non-life threatening.
    Two vehicles collide on the interstate Saturday afternoon sending a woman to the hospital.It happened around 3:00 p.m. on I-20 eastbound in Hinds County. Traffic was backed up for miles as crews worked to clean up the debris.An officer on scene says a car spun out hitting an SUV. One of the women in the car was taken by AMR to a local hospital.Officers say her injuries are non-life threatening.
  • Jackson Man Hit and Killed by Vehicle in Biloxi

    Jackson Man Hit and Killed by Vehicle in Biloxi

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:56:31 GMT
    Pedestrian Hit and KilledPedestrian Hit and Killed
    A Jackson man is hit and killed by a vehicle in Biloxi.The vehicle that hit him was stolen, with a drunk driver behind the wheel.Officials say the van was stolen from the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab.36-year-old David Lee Shepperd of Colorado is being held on a $1-million-dollar bond on charges of DUI causing death and taking away of a motor vehicle.According to the Harrison County coroner, 26-year-old Christopher Curry died of blunt force trauma Friday at a ho...
    A Jackson man is hit and killed by a vehicle in Biloxi.The vehicle that hit him was stolen, with a drunk driver behind the wheel.Officials say the van was stolen from the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab.36-year-old David Lee Shepperd of Colorado is being held on a $1-million-dollar bond on charges of DUI causing death and taking away of a motor vehicle.According to the Harrison County coroner, 26-year-old Christopher Curry died of blunt force trauma Friday at a ho...
  • Armed Robbery at Mississippi College

    Armed Robbery at Mississippi College

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:49:03 GMT
    Armed Robbery at Mississippi CollegeArmed Robbery at Mississippi College
    The search continues tonight for an armed robber who held two Mississippi College students at gunpoint on Friday night.Police have now identified the getaway vehicle used during the robbery.The incident happened on the campus just before 10:00 Friday night.Officials say two students were walking from their dorm to a nearby parking lot, when a man started following them, and then robbed them at gunpoint of some personal belongings.The suspect also tried to take their car, but was unsuccessful....
    The search continues tonight for an armed robber who held two Mississippi College students at gunpoint on Friday night.Police have now identified the getaway vehicle used during the robbery.The incident happened on the campus just before 10:00 Friday night.Officials say two students were walking from their dorm to a nearby parking lot, when a man started following them, and then robbed them at gunpoint of some personal belongings.The suspect also tried to take their car, but was unsuccessful....
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  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:30:31 GMT
    The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
    Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
  • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:00:29 GMT
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...
  • Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:01:40 GMT
    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
    The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
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  • China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-08-31 10:13:36 GMT
    China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader.
    China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, saying it would create a "chaotic society" in a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the...
  • Somalia: Extremists attack high security prison

    Somalia: Extremists attack high security prison

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-08-31 10:10:50 GMT
    A Somali police officer says heavily armed suspected Islamic militants have attacked a high security prison in the Somali capital.
    A Somali police officer says heavily armed suspected Islamic militants have attacked a high security prison in the Somali capital.
  • Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

    Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 10:00:37 GMT
    Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.
    Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.
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  • Support the WJTV Walk to Defeat ALS Team

    Support the WJTV Walk to Defeat ALS Team

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:56:31 GMT
    The 2014 Jackson Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on September 27th at Trustmark Part in Pearl, MS. WJTV and all of our employees are committed to making this a successful Walk year and we've created a walk team! If you'd like to support our walk team, you may donate HERE. Just click "Donate Now" next to any of our team members' names. This way you can make sure your donation goes to our local ALS Association Chapter.Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a ...
    The 2014 Jackson Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on September 27th at Trustmark Part in Pearl, MS. WJTV and all of our employees are committed to making this a successful Walk year and we've created a walk team! If you'd like to support our walk team, you may donate HERE. Just click "Donate Now" next to any of our team members' names. This way you can make sure your donation goes to our local ALS Association Chapter.Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a ...
  • Win a VIP Shopping Spree to the Mississippi Craft Show

    Win a VIP Shopping Spree to the Mississippi Craft Show

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:49:20 GMT
    The third annual Mississippi Craft Show will be held on Saturday August 23 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 24 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. In the Trade Mart Building, Jackson Mississippi.General Admission - $6 advance online. $7 at the door. (Cash only at the door).Children 12 and Under Free.Purchase your admission tickets online from now until August 8 to be entered into the drawing to win a VIP shopping spree including $250 to spend at the show and a limo ride for you and up to 7 of your fri...
    The third annual Mississippi Craft Show will be held on Saturday August 23 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 24 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. In the Trade Mart Building, Jackson Mississippi.General Admission - $6 advance online. $7 at the door. (Cash only at the door).Children 12 and Under Free.Purchase your admission tickets online from now until August 8 to be entered into the drawing to win a VIP shopping spree including $250 to spend at the show and a limo ride for you and up to 7 of your fri...
  • Friends of Children's Hospital Announce Plans for Enchanted Evening

    Friends of Children's Hospital Announce Plans for Enchanted Evening

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:49:01 GMT
    Jackson, Miss.—Friends of Children's Hospital (Friends) announced plans for BankPlus Presents, Enchanted Evening, scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at the Jackson Convention Center from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Telecom Center and will feature entertainment by 2 Hypnotic, fine food and libations, and a silent auction featuring select art and fabulous items. Tickets are $100 per pers...
    Jackson, Miss.—Friends of Children's Hospital (Friends) announced plans for BankPlus Presents, Enchanted Evening, scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at the Jackson Convention Center from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Telecom Center and will feature entertainment by 2 Hypnotic, fine food and libations, and a silent auction featuring select art and fabulous items. Tickets are $100 per pers...
  • 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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