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  • Trial over Mississippi GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16

    Trial over Mississippi GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:19:38 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win.In an order Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee says the trial will start Sept. 16 and end by Oct. 6.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win.In an order Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee says the trial will start Sept. 16 and end by Oct. 6.
  • Vance Named as New Jackson Police Chief

    Vance Named as New Jackson Police Chief

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:53:17 GMT
    Lee Vance is Jackson's new police chief, announced Mayor Tony Yarber around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.Mayor Yarber says Chief Vance's experience in law enforcement and commitment to community collaboration made him the right person for the job.“He has proven leadership and respect in the community and among the rank and file in the Jackson Police Department,” Yarber said. “He also shares the administration's vision for a holistic approach to crime-fighting and crime prevention.”According to ...
    Lee Vance is Jackson's new police chief, announced Mayor Tony Yarber around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.Mayor Yarber says Chief Vance's experience in law enforcement and commitment to community collaboration made him the right person for the job.“He has proven leadership and respect in the community and among the rank and file in the Jackson Police Department,” Yarber said. “He also shares the administration's vision for a holistic approach to crime-fighting and crime prevention.”According to ...
  • Log Truck Loses Load, Overturns in Rankin County

    Log Truck Loses Load, Overturns in Rankin County

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:34:17 GMT
    A driver is recovering from minor injuries after the log truck he was driving overturned in Rankin County. According to a spokesman with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Highway 469 between Monterey Road and Monterey Road Extension. No word on what caused the crash, but the accident is still under investigation.
    A driver is recovering from minor injuries after the log truck he was driving overturned in Rankin County. According to a spokesman with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Highway 469 between Monterey Road and Monterey Road Extension. No word on what caused the crash, but the accident is still under investigation.
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  • Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:36:01 GMT
    A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are...
    A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being...
  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:35:58 GMT
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two...
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on...
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:35:38 GMT
    Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
    New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio...
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  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:35:47 GMT
    Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid.
  • Mexico creates special economic-crime force

    Mexico creates special economic-crime force

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:15:19 GMT
    Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended far throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.
    Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended far throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.
  • Morocco arrests suspected Islamic State members

    Morocco arrests suspected Islamic State members

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:45:51 GMT
    Morocco has announced the arrest of two suspected members of the Islamic State group.
    Morocco has announced the arrest of two suspected members of the Islamic State group.
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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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