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  • Fourplex Fire in Scott County Under Investigation

    Fourplex Fire in Scott County Under Investigation

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:23:03 GMT
    Officials in Scott County are investigating after a fourplex went up in flames on Tuesday night. It happened on South Fourth Street in Morton. Our News Channel 12 crew arrived to the scene around 8 p.m. Firefighters began fighting the fire from the interior. After the roof began to collapse, they continued fighting the fire from the outside. Morton Fire Chief Joel Davidson tells us all occupants got out of the house s...
    Officials in Scott County are investigating after a fourplex went up in flames on Tuesday night. It happened on South Fourth Street in Morton. Our News Channel 12 crew arrived to the scene around 8 p.m. Firefighters began fighting the fire from the interior. After the roof began to collapse, they continued fighting the fire from the outside. Morton Fire Chief Joel Davidson tells us all occupants got out of the house s...
  • Train vs. Car Accident Lands Two People In Hospital

    Train vs. Car Accident Lands Two People In Hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:04:52 GMT
    Police in Copiah County say they got a call around 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when two men in a Ford Taurus were struck by a northbound Amtrak train on Beall Road.We're told the driver, 25-year-old Cyrus Reese was taken to Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst.The passenger, 28-year-old Clinton Robertson, had to be air-lifted to UMC Hospital in Jackson.Jacob Gilmore lives nearby and says he was sitting on his front porch when he heard the train blowing its horn.He says, "We walked up and sure...
    Police in Copiah County say they got a call around 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when two men in a Ford Taurus were struck by a northbound Amtrak train on Beall Road.We're told the driver, 25-year-old Cyrus Reese was taken to Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst.The passenger, 28-year-old Clinton Robertson, had to be air-lifted to UMC Hospital in Jackson.Jacob Gilmore lives nearby and says he was sitting on his front porch when he heard the train blowing its horn.He says, "We walked up and sure...
  • Bond Set at $250K for Suspect Arrested for West Point Restaurant Assault

    Bond Set at $250K for Suspect Arrested for West Point Restaurant Assault

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:20:21 GMT
    Courtez McMillianCourtez McMillian

    The police chief of West Point is asking the FBI to step in and help investigate a weekend fight at a restaurant that left one man badly injured.A judge set bond at $250,000 for 22-year-old Courtez McMillian.

    The police chief of West Point is asking the FBI to step in and help investigate a weekend fight at a restaurant that left one man badly injured.A judge set bond at $250,000 for 22-year-old Courtez McMillian.

  • Silicone, Syringes and Super Glue Presented to Jury in Murder Trial

    Silicone, Syringes and Super Glue Presented to Jury in Murder Trial

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:00:15 GMT
    Karima GordonKarima Gordon
    JACKSON, Miss. - The depraved heart murder trial is in its second day. Garner's case made national headlines last year after authorities say she injected a woman's buttocks with industrial-strength silicone to enhance the victim's body image which later killed her.Tracey Lynn Garner could face life in prison. She's accused of injecting Karima Gordon with silicone which led to Gordon's death. Incourt, the prosecution presented evidence found in Garner's Jackson home"Miscellaneous sized needle...
    JACKSON, Miss. - The depraved heart murder trial is in its second day. Garner's case made national headlines last year after authorities say she injected a woman's buttocks with industrial-strength silicone to enhance the victim's body image which later killed her.Tracey Lynn Garner could face life in prison. She's accused of injecting Karima Gordon with silicone which led to Gordon's death. Incourt, the prosecution presented evidence found in Garner's Jackson home"Miscellaneous sized needle...
  • Train Accident on Beall Road in Copiah County

    Train Accident on Beall Road in Copiah County

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:39:03 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Copiah County Sheriff's Department has confirmed with News Channel 12 that they are working a train accident on Beall Road.We're told it involves a train and a car.We are working to get more information about the crash.We will update this story as more details become available.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Copiah County Sheriff's Department has confirmed with News Channel 12 that they are working a train accident on Beall Road.We're told it involves a train and a car.We are working to get more information about the crash.We will update this story as more details become available.
  • Police: People Fake Injuries after School Bus Crash

    Police: People Fake Injuries after School Bus Crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:11:59 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two people are behind bars after police say they were disobeying officers on the scene of a school bus crash.

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two people are behind bars after police say they were disobeying officers on the scene of a school bus crash.

  • Opening Arguments Conclude in Butt Injections Trial

    Opening Arguments Conclude in Butt Injections Trial

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:40:25 GMT
    Tracy Lynn GarnerTracy Lynn Garner
    JACKSON, Miss. - Opening arguments have concluded in the trial of a woman accused of giving deadly injections.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Opening arguments have concluded in the trial of a woman accused of giving deadly injections.
  • 28-Year-Old Man Shot to Death in Car in Yazoo City

    28-Year-Old Man Shot to Death in Car in Yazoo City

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:18:34 GMT
    Perry HollinsPerry Hollins
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A man is dead after being shot twice in Yazoo City Monday night, according to the coroner. 
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A man is dead after being shot twice in Yazoo City Monday night, according to the coroner. 
  • Second West Nile Virus Death Confirmed in Mississippi

    Second West Nile Virus Death Confirmed in Mississippi

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:43:18 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms the death of a Madison County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the second Mississippi death from WNV in 2014. 
    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms the death of a Madison County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the second Mississippi death from WNV in 2014. 
  • 2 Vehicles Crash on MS 43 near John Mayton Road; 4 Injured

    2 Vehicles Crash on MS 43 near John Mayton Road; 4 Injured

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:30:13 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of MHPPhoto Courtesy of MHP

    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Four people are suffering from injuries after a crash that happened on Highway 43 near John Mayton Road on Tuesday morning.

    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Four people are suffering from injuries after a crash that happened on Highway 43 near John Mayton Road on Tuesday morning.

  • Woman Shot in Leg; JPD Looks for Suspect

    Woman Shot in Leg; JPD Looks for Suspect

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:26:11 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that happened overnight that left one woman injured.

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that happened overnight that left one woman injured.

  • 18-wheeler Overturns on MS 43 in Madison County

    18-wheeler Overturns on MS 43 in Madison County

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-08-26 04:18:13 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of MHPPhoto Courtesy of MHP
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - An 18-wheeler has overturned on MS 43 one mile south of the Natchez Trace.Butch Hammack with the Madison County Emergency Management says the roadway between that area of the Trace and Highway 471 has been shutdown.
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - An 18-wheeler has overturned on MS 43 one mile south of the Natchez Trace.Butch Hammack with the Madison County Emergency Management says the roadway between that area of the Trace and Highway 471 has been shutdown.
  • Jackson Prep Football Player Cause of Death Determined

    Jackson Prep Football Player Cause of Death Determined

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:40:38 GMT
    Walker WilbanksWalker Wilbanks
    Doctors say Walker Wilbanks passed away from hyponatremia, which is the result of having too little sodium in his blood.17-year old Walker Wilbanks was hospitalized Friday during Jackson Prep's first home football game against Oxford, after becoming ill.Once he got to the hospital, doctors say he experienced a seizure.They're now looking into all factors that contributed into his death."This was an isolated incident, this wasn't anything he could've prepared differently for. This isn't anythi...
    Doctors say Walker Wilbanks passed away from hyponatremia, which is the result of having too little sodium in his blood.17-year old Walker Wilbanks was hospitalized Friday during Jackson Prep's first home football game against Oxford, after becoming ill.Once he got to the hospital, doctors say he experienced a seizure.They're now looking into all factors that contributed into his death."This was an isolated incident, this wasn't anything he could've prepared differently for. This isn't anythi...
  • "It's nine inches long. The toe spread is six inches across," Lassiter said, showing off the print cast he found near Wisconsin Avenue.

    MYSTERY MONDAY: Sasquatch or Bigfoot-like Footprint recovered in Vicksburg

    MYSTERY MONDAY: Sasquatch or Bigfoot-like Footprint recovered in Vicksburg

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:42:23 GMT
    If you have a story to share for MYSTERY MONDAY, contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839. We will listen!Imagine you're outside and look down only to find a giant footprint in the ground.It's certainly not human but it seems too big to be from any animal you know of.Now what if you found out there'd been a "sighting" in the area - a creature sighting....a creature not-unlike Bigfoot. Jacob Kittilstad steps into the story this MYSTERY MONDAY.Click here to watch last we...
    If you have a story to share for MYSTERY MONDAY, contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839. We will listen!Imagine you're outside and look down only to find a giant footprint in the ground.It's certainly not human but it seems too big to be from any animal you know of.Now what if you found out there'd been a "sighting" in the area - a creature sighting....a creature not-unlike Bigfoot. Jacob Kittilstad steps into the story this MYSTERY MONDAY.Click here to watch last we...
  • Humanist Group says JPS Held Mandatory Religious Event for Teachers

    Humanist Group says JPS Held Mandatory Religious Event for Teachers

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:00:55 GMT
    If you would like to comment on this story call 601-944-4924. WJTV is alwayslooking for input to developing news.Sermons at a school event - a secular group is saying not only is that a problem, it's unconstitutional.On Monday the American Humanist Association sent a letter to Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray of Jackson Public Schools. The letters say this year's staff convocation strongly pushed the Christian faith.According to the letter, the American Humanist Association received a complain...
    If you would like to comment on this story call 601-944-4924. WJTV is alwayslooking for input to developing news.Sermons at a school event - a secular group is saying not only is that a problem, it's unconstitutional.On Monday the American Humanist Association sent a letter to Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray of Jackson Public Schools. The letters say this year's staff convocation strongly pushed the Christian faith.According to the letter, the American Humanist Association received a complain...
  • Man Arrested in connection with West Point Restaurant Assault

    Man Arrested in connection with West Point Restaurant Assault

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:47:06 GMT
    Courtez McMillianCourtez McMillian
    An Okolona man has been arrested in connection with an assault at a restaurant that left one man with a brain injury over the weekend.
    An Okolona man has been arrested in connection with an assault at a restaurant that left one man with a brain injury over the weekend.
  • Mississippi Highway Patrol Investigating Two Vehicle Accident on I-20

    Mississippi Highway Patrol Investigating Two Vehicle Accident on I-20

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:05:04 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident on I-20.Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident on I-20.
    Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle accident out of Hinds County.Officials tells us the accident happened Saturday night on I-20 near the Edwards Exit after a Honda Civic traveling westbound collided with a Ford F-250 traveling eastbound.We're told the driver of the Civic, lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the median striking the F-250.
    Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle accident out of Hinds County.Officials tells us the accident happened Saturday night on I-20 near the Edwards Exit after a Honda Civic traveling westbound collided with a Ford F-250 traveling eastbound.We're told the driver of the Civic, lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the median striking the F-250.
  • Jackson Prep Football Player Dies

    Jackson Prep Football Player Dies

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:52:21 GMT
    Walker WilbanksWalker Wilbanks
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson Preparatory student athlete who was hospitalized after getting ill at Friday's football game has died. Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during the school's season opener.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson Preparatory student athlete who was hospitalized after getting ill at Friday's football game has died. Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during the school's season opener.
  • Byram PD Search for Auto Burglaries Suspects

    Byram PD Search for Auto Burglaries Suspects

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:51:23 GMT
    BYRAM, Miss. - The Byram Police Department needs your help identifying suspects allegedly connected to several auto burglaries.
    BYRAM, Miss. - The Byram Police Department needs your help identifying suspects allegedly connected to several auto burglaries.
  • Yarber Nominees for School Board, Department of Finance to go Before Council

    Yarber Nominees for School Board, Department of Finance to go Before Council

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:14:45 GMT
    Mayor Tony YarberMayor Tony Yarber
    MEDIA RELEASE:Mayor Tony Yarber's nominees for the Jackson School Board and his nominee for director of the Department of Finance and Administration will go before the City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 26, during the regular council meeting at 10 a.m.
    MEDIA RELEASE:Mayor Tony Yarber's nominees for the Jackson School Board and his nominee for director of the Department of Finance and Administration will go before the City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 26, during the regular council meeting at 10 a.m.
  • Vehicle Hits Building on Beasley Road

    Vehicle Hits Building on Beasley Road

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:01:12 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A vehicle has hit a building on Beasley Road in Jackson. The incident happened at Liberty Tax just before noon.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A vehicle has hit a building on Beasley Road in Jackson. The incident happened at Liberty Tax just before noon.
  • Group sends letter to JPS about Religious Comments made at Mandatory Convocation

    Group sends letter to JPS about Religious Comments made at Mandatory Convocation

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:25:28 GMT
    Today the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, on behalf of a teacher who objected to the overtly religious nature of a mandatory convocation.
    Today the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, on behalf of a teacher who objected to the overtly religious nature of a mandatory convocation.
  • Jury Selection Begins in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Jury Selection Begins in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:40:17 GMT
    Tracey Lynn GarnerTracey Lynn Garner
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jury selection begins Monday in a deadly injections death trial.The Attorney General's office tells us jury selection will start this afternoon in the depraved heart case against Tracey Lynn Garner. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jury selection begins Monday in a deadly injections death trial.The Attorney General's office tells us jury selection will start this afternoon in the depraved heart case against Tracey Lynn Garner. 
  • Police Chief: Expects arrest in West Point restaurant fight

    Police Chief: Expects arrest in West Point restaurant fight

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:07:47 GMT
    WEST POINT, Miss. - A man is in the hospital suffering from a brain injury after a fight at a restaurant over the weekend.West Point Police say it happened at Huddle House early Saturday morning. 
    WEST POINT, Miss. - A man is in the hospital suffering from a brain injury after a fight at a restaurant over the weekend.West Point Police say it happened at Huddle House early Saturday morning. 
  • JPD Launches Internal Investigation After Suspect Escapes

    JPD Launches Internal Investigation After Suspect Escapes

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:06:16 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Interim Police Chief Lee Vance says an internal investigation in underway after a suspect escaped police custody on August 20. That suspect is 19-year-old Lashun Hudson. He was arrested for domestic violence at Horizon Apartments on TV Road in Jackson.Vance tells News Channel 12, Hudson was being transported to jail when he managed to escape the back of a patrol car. We're told Hudson maneuveredhis handcuffs to the front and escaped. However, when we asked Vance about...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Interim Police Chief Lee Vance says an internal investigation in underway after a suspect escaped police custody on August 20. That suspect is 19-year-old Lashun Hudson. He was arrested for domestic violence at Horizon Apartments on TV Road in Jackson.Vance tells News Channel 12, Hudson was being transported to jail when he managed to escape the back of a patrol car. We're told Hudson maneuveredhis handcuffs to the front and escaped. However, when we asked Vance about...
  • Army: Shooter at Fort Lee was female soldier

    Army: Shooter at Fort Lee was female soldier

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:20:05 GMT
    FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - The Army says early reports indicate that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base.
    FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - The Army says early reports indicate that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base.

  • Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:58:46 GMT
    The city of Jackson issued a boil water alert Sunday after a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair. The city of Jackson issued a boil water alert Sunday after a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair.
    Jackson crews worked late Sunday, Aug. 24th, to repair a water main break on McDowell Road at Meter Road. Water has been restored at addresses from 500 to 1199 on East McDowell Road.
    Jackson crews worked late Sunday, Aug. 24th, to repair a water main break on McDowell Road at Meter Road. Water has been restored at addresses from 500 to 1199 on East McDowell Road.
  • Two Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

    Two Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:27:59 GMT
    Attempted armed robbery at Dollar Save Inn Attempted armed robbery at Dollar Save Inn
    Two employees at businesses in Jackson just miles apart from each other were held at gunpoint early Sunday morning. The first one happened at the Dollar Save Inn on I-55 south Frontage Road just before 3 a.m. News Channel 12 obtained surveillance video from the time of the attempted robbery given to us from the owner. The owner of the inn tells us a man wearing a hood and blue jogging pants came up to the window and ...
    Two employees at businesses in Jackson just miles apart from each other were held at gunpoint early Sunday morning. The first one happened at the Dollar Save Inn on I-55 south Frontage Road just before 3 a.m. News Channel 12 obtained surveillance video from the time of the attempted robbery given to us from the owner. The owner of the inn tells us a man wearing a hood and blue jogging pants came up to the window and ...
  • Silver Alert Issued for Houston Man

    Silver Alert Issued for Houston Man

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:42:36 GMT
    72-year-old Willie Harries was last seen Saturday evening72-year-old Willie Harries was last seen Saturday evening
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a silver alert Sunday for a Houston man. 72-year-old Willie Harries was last seen Saturday around 5:00 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area of Houston, Mississippi. Officials say he was on foot and wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans. Harries is described as 5-foot-9 and weighing 158 pounds with brown eyes. According to family members, Harries suffers from medical issues t...
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a silver alert Sunday for a Houston man. 72-year-old Willie Harries was last seen Saturday around 5:00 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area of Houston, Mississippi. Officials say he was on foot and wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans. Harries is described as 5-foot-9 and weighing 158 pounds with brown eyes. According to family members, Harries suffers from medical issues t...
  • 2 High School Football Players Hospitalized

    2 High School Football Players Hospitalized

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:32:55 GMT
    2 Football Players Hospitalized2 Football Players Hospitalized
    Two area high school football players are sent to the hospital, and it's uncertain when either of them will return to the football field.Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during their season opener last night.Once at the hospital, he started experiencing seizures.He is currently in critical condition.A prayer vigil was held for him tonight to rally support.Joborrick Washington, a student and football player at Provine High School, was also hospitalized rece...
    Two area high school football players are sent to the hospital, and it's uncertain when either of them will return to the football field.Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during their season opener last night.Once at the hospital, he started experiencing seizures.He is currently in critical condition.A prayer vigil was held for him tonight to rally support.Joborrick Washington, a student and football player at Provine High School, was also hospitalized rece...
  • Vera Finley and her husband, Willis, coordinate the marriage ministry at 'Relevant Empowerment'. They say, like every couple, they're still a work in progress...

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:23:47 GMT
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-644-8839.For many people it's pretty easy to recognize the pastor in this week's FAITH IN FOCUS.It's Jackson's Mayor - Tony Yarber.Despite the new role in the city, almost every Sunday he still preaches at Relevant Empowerment Church.Though, politically, his rolodex is growing - this week he's emphasizing the importance of the people who are close...
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-644-8839.For many people it's pretty easy to recognize the pastor in this week's FAITH IN FOCUS.It's Jackson's Mayor - Tony Yarber.Despite the new role in the city, almost every Sunday he still preaches at Relevant Empowerment Church.Though, politically, his rolodex is growing - this week he's emphasizing the importance of the people who are close...
  • Boil Water Alert and Boil Water Lift For Jackson

    Boil Water Alert and Boil Water Lift For Jackson

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:08:08 GMT
    Boil Water Alert and Boil Water Lift For Jackson Boil Water Alert and Boil Water Lift For Jackson
    We have a boil water alert and a boil water lift to pass along for the city of Jackson. Due to the recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair, Magnolia Street in Jackson is now under a boil water alert. Residents are advised to boil water for one minute before use. This includes cooking, washing and baking. A boil water alert has been lifted for the residents in the I-55 south Frontage Road area. Water is...
    We have a boil water alert and a boil water lift to pass along for the city of Jackson. Due to the recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair, Magnolia Street in Jackson is now under a boil water alert. Residents are advised to boil water for one minute before use. This includes cooking, washing and baking. A boil water alert has been lifted for the residents in the I-55 south Frontage Road area. Water is...
  • Magee Woman Struck and Killed by Taxi in Orange Beach

    Magee Woman Struck and Killed by Taxi in Orange Beach

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:45:50 GMT
    Magee Woman Struck and Killed by Taxi in Orange BeachMagee Woman Struck and Killed by Taxi in Orange Beach
    A Mississippi woman got run over and killed by a taxi early Saturday morning in Alabama.According to Baldwin County Coroner Stan Vinson, it happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach which runs parallel to the beach.Vinson says 49-year-old Cathy Jones, of Magee, was walking down the street and stepped into traffic when a taxi cab killed her. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Ac...
    A Mississippi woman got run over and killed by a taxi early Saturday morning in Alabama.According to Baldwin County Coroner Stan Vinson, it happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach which runs parallel to the beach.Vinson says 49-year-old Cathy Jones, of Magee, was walking down the street and stepped into traffic when a taxi cab killed her. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Ac...
  • Assault at a Clay County Restaurant Sends Two People to the Hospital

    Assault at a Clay County Restaurant Sends Two People to the Hospital

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:41:42 GMT
    Assault at a Clay County Restaurant Sends Two People to the Hospital Assault at a Clay County Restaurant Sends Two People to the Hospital
    Officials in Clay County are investigating an assault which landed the victim in the hospital. It happened just after 1:00 Saturday morning at a restaurant in West Point.According to our CBS affiliate, WCBI, Ralph Weems the IV was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following the assault at the Huddle House.WCBI reports that Weems had to undergo emergency brain surgery. Friends and relatives tell W...
    Officials in Clay County are investigating an assault which landed the victim in the hospital. It happened just after 1:00 Saturday morning at a restaurant in West Point.According to our CBS affiliate, WCBI, Ralph Weems the IV was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following the assault at the Huddle House.WCBI reports that Weems had to undergo emergency brain surgery. Friends and relatives tell W...
  • Two Men Escape Juvenile Detention Center in Jackson

    Two Men Escape Juvenile Detention Center in Jackson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:07:02 GMT
    Two Men Escape Juvenile Detention Center in JacksonTwo Men Escape Juvenile Detention Center in Jackson
    Two inmates escaped Saturday morning from the Henley-Young Youth Detention Center in Jackson. Officers tell News Channel 12, they were called out to 600 east McDowell Road before 10 a.m. in response to two men escaping the detention center. According to officials, the two juveniles escaped while playing basketball in the playgrounds of the center. Officers say they were about to jump the fence surrounding the basketba...
    Two inmates escaped Saturday morning from the Henley-Young Youth Detention Center in Jackson. Officers tell News Channel 12, they were called out to 600 east McDowell Road before 10 a.m. in response to two men escaping the detention center. According to officials, the two juveniles escaped while playing basketball in the playgrounds of the center. Officers say they were about to jump the fence surrounding the basketba...
  • Lawsuit Filed after Jackson Gas Station Attack

    Lawsuit Filed after Jackson Gas Station Attack

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:01:43 GMT
    Lawsuit Filed after Jackson Gas Station AttackLawsuit Filed after Jackson Gas Station Attack
    The 35-year-old woman who was attacked at a Shell gas station in July filed a lawsuit Friday against the store. According to the woman's attorney, Malcolm Harrison,the lawsuit filed alleges that the Shellgas station failed to protect its customers from foreseeable crime.The three suspects accused of raping the woman at the Shell station in Jackson were denied bond. A judge denied bond for 20-year-old Ja'Lon Jones, 18-year-old Edward Samuel, and 24-year-old Marquise Samuel.According to police,...
    The 35-year-old woman who was attacked at a Shell gas station in July filed a lawsuit Friday against the store. According to the woman's attorney, Malcolm Harrison,the lawsuit filed alleges that the Shellgas station failed to protect its customers from foreseeable crime.The three suspects accused of raping the woman at the Shell station in Jackson were denied bond. A judge denied bond for 20-year-old Ja'Lon Jones, 18-year-old Edward Samuel, and 24-year-old Marquise Samuel.According to police,...
  • News Channel 12's Ken South takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

    News Channel 12's Ken South takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:17:30 GMT
    News Channel 12's Ken South takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge" at the Jackson Prep Oxford High game!To find out more information about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, visit the Association's website.
    News Channel 12's Ken South takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge" at the Jackson Prep Oxford High game!To find out more information about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, visit the Association's website.
  • Park Controversy in Madison County

    Park Controversy in Madison County

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:16:48 GMT
    Sulphur Springs Park is being built on 64 acres in northeastern Madison County.Sulphur Springs Park is being built on 64 acres in northeastern Madison County.
    A new park, Sulphur Springs Park, is being built on 64 acres in northeastern Madison County. The site, located at the intersection of Sulphur Springs Road and highway 17, was purchased back in 2009 and the first two phases of the site are expected to be done by December. However, this park is not all fun and games for everyone in the county. "It's going to be the same thing, empty. In Ridgeland they have a couple park...
    A new park, Sulphur Springs Park, is being built on 64 acres in northeastern Madison County. The site, located at the intersection of Sulphur Springs Road and highway 17, was purchased back in 2009 and the first two phases of the site are expected to be done by December. However, this park is not all fun and games for everyone in the county. "It's going to be the same thing, empty. In Ridgeland they have a couple park...
  • The O.T. Friday Night Football Scores

    The O.T. Friday Night Football Scores

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:48:40 GMT

    Friday Night Football Scores

    Friday Night Football Scores

  • JSU Housing Shortage Means Enrollment Increase

    JSU Housing Shortage Means Enrollment Increase

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:56:30 GMT
    Last year Jackson State University saw student enrollment numbers topping 9,000, and with the same expected for this year, JSU has had to make some added adjustments.JSU Executive Director of University Communications, Eric Stringfellow says, "This year we're using something we're going to now call JSU at the Palisades. For us, it just gives us another housing option to our students. We're excited about it."The university is leasing-to-own the 444 bed, Palisades apartments for $1.9 million an...
    Last year Jackson State University saw student enrollment numbers topping 9,000, and with the same expected for this year, JSU has had to make some added adjustments.JSU Executive Director of University Communications, Eric Stringfellow says, "This year we're using something we're going to now call JSU at the Palisades. For us, it just gives us another housing option to our students. We're excited about it."The university is leasing-to-own the 444 bed, Palisades apartments for $1.9 million an...
  • Bryant, Hosemann take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Bryant, Hosemann take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:11:07 GMT
    Governor Phil Bryant Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeGovernor Phil Bryant Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
    Governor Phil Bryant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann are some of the latest Mississippi leaders to step up and take the "Ice Bucket Challenge."
    Governor Phil Bryant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann are some of the latest Mississippi leaders to step up and take the "Ice Bucket Challenge."
  • Mayor Selects Vance as New Jackson Police Chief

    Mayor Selects Vance as New Jackson Police Chief

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:04:25 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 ...
  • Ridgeland PD Searches for Quick Change Suspect

    Ridgeland PD Searches for Quick Change Suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:03:11 GMT
    RIDGELAND, Miss. - Ridgeland Police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a quick change scheme.Police say the suspect walked into the convenience store and confused the clerk by reoccurring request to make change for various amounts of money, until the clerk realized he was being scammed.At the end of the shift, the clerk counted the money in the register at the end of the night, he realized he was short by more than $200, which the suspect is responsible for taking.Anyone who ca...
    RIDGELAND, Miss. - Ridgeland Police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a quick change scheme.Police say the suspect walked into the convenience store and confused the clerk by reoccurring request to make change for various amounts of money, until the clerk realized he was being scammed.At the end of the shift, the clerk counted the money in the register at the end of the night, he realized he was short by more than $200, which the suspect is responsible for taking.Anyone who ca...
  • News Channel 12's GM Takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    News Channel 12's GM Takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:02:00 GMT
    News Channel 12's General Manager Jimmy Cromwell takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge"News Channel 12's General Manager Jimmy Cromwell takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

    As the "Ice Bucket Challenge" continues to spread around the country, News Channel 12 is taking a part in it. 

    As the "Ice Bucket Challenge" continues to spread around the country, News Channel 12 is also taking a part in it.

  • Sewer Line Collapses, Causes Hole in Cooper Road

    Sewer Line Collapses, Causes Hole in Cooper Road

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:53:33 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. - Drivers riding on Cooper Road in Jackson may notice a huge hole in the roadway.

    JACKSON, Miss. - Drivers riding on Cooper Road in Jackson may notice a huge hole in the roadway.That's because a 15-inch sewer line collapsed, according to city officials.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jackson Police Nab Arbor Park Murder Suspect

    Jackson Police Nab Arbor Park Murder Suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:41:35 GMT

    Jackson Police need your help tracking down a murder suspect

    Jackson Police need your help tracking down a murder suspect

  • WJTV INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:26:19 GMT
    Over the past week, images from Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, are gripping and unsettling to many. Pictures show police officers in tanks, officers shooting tear gas, and firing rubber bullets at protesters. They are images not normally seen on streets across the US. Now, many have concerns that the police force is becoming more and more like the military. In the...
    Over the past week, images from Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, are gripping and unsettling to many. Pictures show police officers in tanks, officers shooting tear gas, and firing rubber bullets at protesters. They are images not normally seen on streets across the US. Now, many have concerns that the police force is becoming more and more like the military. In the...
  • SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man Breaks Glass Door, Burglarizes Business

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man Breaks Glass Door, Burglarizes Business

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:32:59 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a business burglary.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a business burglary.
  • Rankin Co. Resident Videotapes Careless Drivers

    Rankin Co. Resident Videotapes Careless Drivers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:25:23 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. - A Rankin County residents decides to take matters in to his own hands when he catches, on camera, multiple drivers blowing through a stop sign in his neighborhood. "One of these days a child is going to get hurt," says Aaron Webb, who lives in the Live Oaks Subdivision. He's posted video online of the Oak Ridge Way and Water Oak Cove intersection. "Maybe we could get these roads repaved and maybe put some speed bumps here at the stops signs," says Webb.We went to Rankin County ...
    PEARL, Miss. - A Rankin County residents decides to take matters in to his own hands when he catches, on camera, multiple drivers blowing through a stop sign in his neighborhood. "One of these days a child is going to get hurt," says Aaron Webb, who lives in the Live Oaks Subdivision. He's posted video online of the Oak Ridge Way and Water Oak Cove intersection. "Maybe we could get these roads repaved and maybe put some speed bumps here at the stops signs," says Webb.We went to Rankin County ...
  • Thousands without Power in Rankin County

    Thousands without Power in Rankin County

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:31:40 GMT
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Thousands of people are without power in Rankin County, according to Entergy's website.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Thousands of people are without power in Rankin County, according to Entergy's website.
  • Ex-teacher charged with sex crimes in Gulfport

    Ex-teacher charged with sex crimes in Gulfport

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:09:10 GMT
    Gulfport, Miss - William Richard Pryor, 68, of Gulfport, was arrested by FBI agents pursuant to a criminal complaint charging him with transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp.
    Gulfport, Miss - William Richard Pryor, 68, of Gulfport, was arrested by FBI agents pursuant to a criminal complaint charging him with transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-Wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Catches on Fire on I-20

    TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-Wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Catches on Fire on I-20

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:16:28 GMT
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - I-20 has been cleared of debris and is now reopen to traffic. 
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - I-20 has been cleared of debris and is now reopen to traffic. 
  • Picayune Man Going to Prison for Child Exploitation

    Picayune Man Going to Prison for Child Exploitation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:04:36 GMT
    Edwin Dean PaulyEdwin Dean Pauly
    Jackson, MS—A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation. Attorney General Jim Hood said 59-year-old Edwin Dean Pauly appeared in court Tuesday for sentencing after pleading guilty in an open plea to two counts of child exploitation.
    Jackson, MS—A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation. Attorney General Jim Hood said 59-year-old Edwin Dean Pauly appeared in court Tuesday for sentencing after pleading guilty in an open plea to two counts of child exploitation.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Confirms Two Cases of Tuberculosis at Tunica Casinos

    Mississippi State Department of Health Confirms Two Cases of Tuberculosis at Tunica Casinos

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:08:41 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming two recent cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at two casinos in Tunica.The two cases are in employees of the casinos, and the MSDH has been working closely with the casinos to identify other individuals who were in close contact with the cases.
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming two recent cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at two casinos in Tunica.The two cases are in employees of the casinos, and the MSDH has been working closely with the casinos to identify other individuals who were in close contact with the cases.
  • Jackson Firefighters Investigating 2 Overnight Fires

    Jackson Firefighters Investigating 2 Overnight Fires

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:30:42 GMT
    Firefighters battle flames at a Magnolia Rd. home.Firefighters battle flames at a Magnolia Rd. home.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson firefighters are investigating two overnight house fires.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson firefighters are investigating two overnight house fires.
  • Family Offering Reward to Help Solve February Murder

    Family Offering Reward to Help Solve February Murder

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:10:41 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities are still searching for suspects involved in a February shooting that left one man dead.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities are still searching for suspects involved in a February shooting that left one man dead.
  • Man Tries to Rob Hazlehurst Convenience Store; Arrested after Police Chase

    Man Tries to Rob Hazlehurst Convenience Store; Arrested after Police Chase

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:34:11 GMT
    Miketwon JordanMiketwon Jordan
    HAZLEHURST, Miss. - One person is going to jail after taking police on a chase through Hazlehurst after he allegedly tried rob a convenience store on Wednesday.
    HAZLEHURST, Miss. - One person is going to jail after taking police on a chase through Hazlehurst after he allegedly tried rob a convenience store on Wednesday.
  • Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:55:50 GMT
    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has lifted the precautionary boil water notice for some Jackson residents.
    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has lifted the precautionary boil water notice for some Jackson residents.
  • Pups on Planes: Eight Dogs Given a New Home

    Pups on Planes: Eight Dogs Given a New Home

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:18:16 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - We brought you a story a few weeks ago about pups taking a very special flight. News Channel 12 has now learned that the eight puppies on that flight have found new homes, and a Mississippi pilot played a big role.
    JACKSON, Miss. - We brought you a story a few weeks ago about pups taking a very special flight. News Channel 12 has now learned that the eight puppies on that flight have found new homes, and a Mississippi pilot played a big role.
  • 18-Wheeler Crash on I-55 in Lincoln County

    18-Wheeler Crash on I-55 in Lincoln County

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:16:56 GMT
    An accident involving a pickup truck and three 18-wheelers Wednesday night has shutdown the northbound lanes on I-55 near exit 42.Police say a 1995, maroon GNC pickup truck along with three 18-wheelers were traveling northbound on I-55, just south of mile marker 42 in Lincoln County around 9:30 Wednesday night. Authorities say the pickup truck was traveling in the left lane when it cut in front of one of the 18-wheele...
    An accident involving a pickup truck and three 18-wheelers Wednesday night has shutdown the northbound lanes on I-55 near exit 42.Police say a 1995, maroon GNC pickup truck along with three 18-wheelers were traveling northbound on I-55, just south of mile marker 42 in Lincoln County around 9:30 Wednesday night. Authorities say the pickup truck was traveling in the left lane when it cut in front of one of the 18-wheele...
  • Bomb Threat in Crystal Springs Causes School Evacuations

    Bomb Threat in Crystal Springs Causes School Evacuations

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:43:16 GMT
    Parents of students at Crystal Springs High and Crystal Springs Elementary school rushed to get their children after receiving news about a bomb threat. Officials with the Copiah County Sheriff's office say the threat came into the high school around 8:30 Wednesday morning. They say students, faculty and staff were all evacuated and sent to the middle school and a safe shelter. The Crystal Springs police department, fire department, Copiah County Sheriff's Office, the Mississippi Highway Pat...
    Parents of students at Crystal Springs High and Crystal Springs Elementary school rushed to get their children after receiving news about a bomb threat. Officials with the Copiah County Sheriff's office say the threat came into the high school around 8:30 Wednesday morning. They say students, faculty and staff were all evacuated and sent to the middle school and a safe shelter. The Crystal Springs police department, fire department, Copiah County Sheriff's Office, the Mississippi Highway Pat...
  • School Bus Accident in Vicksburg near Highway 61 & Highway 80

    School Bus Accident in Vicksburg near Highway 61 & Highway 80

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:43:58 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities have confirmed with News Channel 12 that there has been a school bus accident near Highway 61 and Highway 80.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities have confirmed with News Channel 12 that there has been a school bus accident near Highway 61 and Highway 80.
  • Hot Weather Can Kill; AMR Gives Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

    Hot Weather Can Kill; AMR Gives Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:43:25 GMT
    Soaring temperatures and high humidity remind us: Hot weather can kill. Stan Alford, operations manager for American Medical Response ambulance service, said, “Even the healthiest among us can suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke, but elders, children up to four years of age, chronically ill individuals, obese people and substance abusers are more vulnerable.”Alford said.
    Soaring temperatures and high humidity remind us: Hot weather can kill. Stan Alford, operations manager for American Medical Response ambulance service, said, “Even the healthiest among us can suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke, but elders, children up to four years of age, chronically ill individuals, obese people and substance abusers are more vulnerable.”Alford said.
  • Miskelly's Operation Sweet Dreams Kicks Off

    Miskelly's Operation Sweet Dreams Kicks Off

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:40:45 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - News Channel 12 is partnering with Miskelly Furniture in Operation Sweet Dreams.
    JACKSON, Miss. - News Channel 12 is partnering with Miskelly Furniture in Operation Sweet Dreams.
  • Pedestrian Hit & Killed on I-20 East Frontage Road

    Pedestrian Hit & Killed on I-20 East Frontage Road

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:30:11 GMT
    Pedestrian Hit on I-20 East Frontage RoadPedestrian Hit on I-20 East Frontage Road
    JACKSON, Miss. - A pedestrian is dead after police say he was hit while walking on I-20 East Frontage Road on Tuesday night.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A pedestrian is dead after police say he was hit while walking on I-20 East Frontage Road on Tuesday night.
  • Deadly Shooting at Arbor Park Apartments

    Deadly Shooting at Arbor Park Apartments

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:20:02 GMT
    The Jackson Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting. 
    The Jackson Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting. 
  • Man Attempts to Smuggle Pot into Warren County Jail

    Man Attempts to Smuggle Pot into Warren County Jail

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:06:33 GMT
    Matthew WashingtonMatthew Washington
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - A man trying to smuggle marijuana into the Warren County Jail on Tuesday was arrested. Authorities charged 21-year-old Matthew Washington with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a correctional facility. 
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - A man trying to smuggle marijuana into the Warren County Jail on Tuesday was arrested. Authorities charged 21-year-old Matthew Washington with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a correctional facility. 
  • Mayor Yarber: No Tax Increase for City of Jackson Residents

    Mayor Yarber: No Tax Increase for City of Jackson Residents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:50:13 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber announced at a special city council meeting on Monday that there will be no tax increase for residents. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber announced at a special city council meeting on Monday that there will be no tax increase for residents. 
  • Police Search for Suspect Near Highway 18 & Chadwick Drive

    Police Search for Suspect Near Highway 18 & Chadwick Drive

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:40:28 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. - Police are searching for a suspect who is on the run near Highway 18 and Chadwick Drive.

    JACKSON, Miss. - Police are searching for a suspect who is on the run near Highway 18 and Chadwick Drive.

  • Jackson Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Exploitation of a Vulnerable Person

    Jackson Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Exploitation of a Vulnerable Person

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:34:01 GMT
    Three people indicted after deadly prison riot in NatchezThree people indicted after deadly prison riot in Natchez
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - A Hinds County man is going to prison for 20 years for exploitation of a vulnerable person. Attorney General Jim Hood said 52-year-old Gregory Wayne Colburn of Jackson was sentenced Tuesday in Rankin County. 
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - A Hinds County man is going to prison for 20 years for exploitation of a vulnerable person. Attorney General Jim Hood said 52-year-old Gregory Wayne Colburn of Jackson was sentenced Tuesday in Rankin County. 
  • MEMA: Dangerous Heat to Hit Mississippi

    MEMA: Dangerous Heat to Hit Mississippi

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:29:43 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will be between 105-108 degrees.
    PEARL, Miss. – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will be between 105-108 degrees.
  • September trial likely for Mississippi election challenge

    September trial likely for Mississippi election challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:59:03 GMT
    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.
    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.
  • VIDEO: Construction Truck Knocks Down Belhaven Security Station

    VIDEO: Construction Truck Knocks Down Belhaven Security Station

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:40:09 GMT
    Take a look at this video! A construction truck driving on Belhaven University's campus accidentally knocks down a security station.In the video posted on YouTube, the truck turns too short and hits the booth.
    Take a look at this video! A construction truck driving on Belhaven University's campus accidentally knocks down a security station.In the video posted on YouTube, the truck turns too short and hits the booth.
  • 18-Wheeler Overturns in Yazoo County

    18-Wheeler Overturns in Yazoo County

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:39:50 GMT
    Crews are working to clear Interstate 55 North at Highway 432 in Yazoo County.An 18-wheeler overturned around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20th. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, two 18-wheelers were involved in the accident. Henry said the drivers of the trucks were not injured.Officials have opened the left northbound lane for motorists.
    Crews are working to clear Interstate 55 North at Highway 432 in Yazoo County.An 18-wheeler overturned around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20th. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, two 18-wheelers were involved in the accident. Henry said the drivers of the trucks were not injured.Officials have opened the left northbound lane for motorists.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Recall on nSpired Natural Foods Peanut Butter

    CONSUMER ALERT: Recall on nSpired Natural Foods Peanut Butter

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:01:04 GMT
    nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters, based on fears of salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food Administration. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness.
    nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters, based on fears of salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food Administration. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness.
  • Orangutan Mom and Baby on Display at Jackson Zoo

    Orangutan Mom and Baby on Display at Jackson Zoo

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:31 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - It's been almost four months since the 36-year-old female orangutan Sabah gave birth to her male infant Kayu (ki-you). Now, the Jackson Zoo have them both on display.
    JACKSON, Miss. - It's been almost four months since the 36-year-old female orangutan Sabah gave birth to her male infant Kayu (ki-you). Now, the Jackson Zoo have them both on display.
  • Triple-digit temperatures are predicted. The National Weather Service is mulling over whether conditions will be bad enough to trigger a heat advisory this weekend.

    First Jackson Heat Wave of 2014 Expect to Hit Friday, this Weekend

    First Jackson Heat Wave of 2014 Expect to Hit Friday, this Weekend

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:14:26 GMT
    If you have job in the heat and want to show WJTV what it's like to work through it - call 601-664-8839The first heat wave of Mississippi Summer 2014 is expected to hit this week.Triple-digit temperatures are predicted. The National Weather Service is mulling over whether conditions will be bad enough to trigger a heat advisory this weekend.It's already hot in the city of Jackson where a few different groups are keeping a close watch of the temperature.30 firefighters worked from every angle ...
    If you have job in the heat and want to show WJTV what it's like to work through it - call 601-664-8839The first heat wave of Mississippi Summer 2014 is expected to hit this week.Triple-digit temperatures are predicted. The National Weather Service is mulling over whether conditions will be bad enough to trigger a heat advisory this weekend.It's already hot in the city of Jackson where a few different groups are keeping a close watch of the temperature.30 firefighters worked from every angle ...
  • Firefighters Battle Fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson

    Firefighters Battle Fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:24:28 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency crews are battling a fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency crews are battling a fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson.
  • Vicksburg National Military Park Prohibits Drones

    Vicksburg National Military Park Prohibits Drones

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:58:57 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Superintendent Michael Madell has issued a directive, effective immediately hat prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft, which includes drones, within the boundaries of Vicksburg National Military Park."The use of unmanned aircraft in parks is a relatively new, but quickly growing trend, Madell said. "Although we have not experienced problems here in Vicksburg, we are concerned that flying the aircraft may have negative impacts on visitor experiences and safety, the solemnit...
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Superintendent Michael Madell has issued a directive, effective immediately hat prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft, which includes drones, within the boundaries of Vicksburg National Military Park."The use of unmanned aircraft in parks is a relatively new, but quickly growing trend, Madell said. "Although we have not experienced problems here in Vicksburg, we are concerned that flying the aircraft may have negative impacts on visitor experiences and safety, the solemnit...
  • Boil Water Notice Issued for Some Jackson Residents

    Boil Water Notice Issued for Some Jackson Residents

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:22:50 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for some Jackson residents.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for some Jackson residents.
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry.
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry.
  • Two JPS Administrators No Longer with District

    Two JPS Administrators No Longer with District

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:06 GMT
    Parents can now register their child for school ONLINEParents can now register their child for school ONLINE
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two Jackson Public Schools administrators are no longer with the district, according to Sherwin Johnson of the district's public relations department.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two Jackson Public Schools administrators are no longer with the district, according to Sherwin Johnson of the district's public relations department.
  • Man charged in incident where police shot truck in Tchula

    Man charged in incident where police shot truck in Tchula

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:38:46 GMT

    TCHULA, Miss. - A 53-year-old man is jailed after he allegedly assaulted an officer with his vehicle that led to an officer involved shooting more than a week ago.Earl Anderson remains in the Holmes County Jail on numerous charges. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, in which a Tchula police officer fired at least 11 rounds into Anderson's truck on the night of Aug. 8.

    TCHULA, Miss. - A 53-year-old man is jailed after he allegedly assaulted an officer with his vehicle that led to an officer involved shooting more than a week ago.Earl Anderson remains in the Holmes County Jail on numerous charges. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, in which a Tchula police officer fired at least 11 rounds into Anderson's truck on the night of Aug. 8.

  • Brookhaven City Workers Find Alligator in Ditch

    Brookhaven City Workers Find Alligator in Ditch

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:22:46 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the Daily LeaderPhoto Courtesy of the Daily Leader
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - Brookhaven city workers who were busy surveying a ditch were surprised when they found a 5-foot-3-inch alligator on Monday, according to the Daily Leader.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - Brookhaven city workers who were busy surveying a ditch were surprised when they found a 5-foot-3-inch alligator on Monday, according to the Daily Leader.
  • Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Tours UMMC's Nursing School

    Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Tours UMMC's Nursing School

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:49:23 GMT
    Celebrity Chef Cat Cora tours UMMC's nursing school.Celebrity Chef Cat Cora tours UMMC's nursing school.
    JACKSON, Miss. – Celebrity chef and Jackson native Cat Cora of Food Network’s Iron Chef America is helping UMMC nursing students.
    JACKSON, Miss. – Celebrity chef and Jackson native Cat Cora of Food Network’s Iron Chef America is helping UMMC nursing students.
  • Infant Dies in Accidental Rollover while Sleeping with Parent

    Infant Dies in Accidental Rollover while Sleeping with Parent

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:29:51 GMT
    Infant dies in accidental rollover.Infant dies in accidental rollover.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The baby found unresponsive in a residence on Monday appears to have died from an accidental rollover while sleeping with a parent, the coroner says. Police were called to the scene around 5:25 p.m. at 603 Hampton Circle.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The baby found unresponsive in a residence on Monday appears to have died from an accidental rollover while sleeping with a parent, the coroner says. Police were called to the scene around 5:25 p.m. at 603 Hampton Circle.
  • Governor Bryant is now a Grandpa

    Governor Bryant is now a Grandpa

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:05:55 GMT
    Governor Bryant holds Henry, his first grandchild.Governor Bryant holds Henry, his first grandchild.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's first family just got a little bit bigger; Governor Phil Bryant and his wife Deborah are celebrating the birth of their first grandchild.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's first family just got a little bit bigger; Governor Phil Bryant and his wife Deborah are celebrating the birth of their first grandchild.
  • Firefighters Investigate Early Morning Apartment Fire

    Firefighters Investigate Early Morning Apartment Fire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:37:12 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that happened at an apartment complex on Sunray Drive.The fire started around 4 a.m. at Sunray Drive Apartments.Officials say the apartments are vacant and no utilities are connected. The fire may have started on the west side of the building from a transformer, authorities say.The cause is still undetermined.When the fire started, power to some houses in the area went out, but it has been restored.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that happened at an apartment complex on Sunray Drive.The fire started around 4 a.m. at Sunray Drive Apartments.Officials say the apartments are vacant and no utilities are connected. The fire may have started on the west side of the building from a transformer, authorities say.The cause is still undetermined.When the fire started, power to some houses in the area went out, but it has been restored.
  • Rankin County could help build conference center

    Rankin County could help build conference center

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:59:28 GMT
    FLOWOOD, Miss. - Rankin County governments are considering contributing to a publicly funded conference center in Flowood.The Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to give money to the city of Flowood for the building. However, it's not certain if the facility will be built yet.Funding would partially depend on how much tax money the conference center would generate. Board President Greg Wilcox said he believes this facility could be economically good for the area. Richland Mayor Ma...
    FLOWOOD, Miss. - Rankin County governments are considering contributing to a publicly funded conference center in Flowood.The Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to give money to the city of Flowood for the building. However, it's not certain if the facility will be built yet.Funding would partially depend on how much tax money the conference center would generate. Board President Greg Wilcox said he believes this facility could be economically good for the area. Richland Mayor Ma...
  • Highway 465 Closures

    Highway 465 Closures

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:21:41 GMT
    TRAFFIC ALERT: I-55NB at Siwell Road ExitTRAFFIC ALERT: I-55NB at Siwell Road Exit
    Starting Tuesday, Aug. 19th, parts of Highway 465 in Warren and Issaquena Counties will be closed due to levee projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District are working to complete enlargement projects.In the Item 468-L project, the levee roadway near Albermarle Lake and Goose Lake Road will beclosed on the south end at intersection of Goose Lake Road and Highway 465 near station 8148+00. The north end near station 8148+00 where Highway 465 ramps up onto the Mississippi River ...
    Starting Tuesday, Aug. 19th, parts of Highway 465 in Warren and Issaquena Counties will be closed due to levee projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District are working to complete enlargement projects.In the Item 468-L project, the levee roadway near Albermarle Lake and Goose Lake Road will beclosed on the south end at intersection of Goose Lake Road and Highway 465 near station 8148+00. The north end near station 8148+00 where Highway 465 ramps up onto the Mississippi River ...
  • Man Charged in Smith County Shooting Speaks Out

    Man Charged in Smith County Shooting Speaks Out

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:07:08 GMT
    Jeff Daniels speaks out about Friday night shooting involving mother's boyfriendJeff Daniels speaks out about Friday night shooting involving mother's boyfriend
    RALEIGH, Miss. -I'm screaming called the ambulance I'm shot I'm shot I'm shot and then somebody else said no, Craig," says Jeff.
    RALEIGH, Miss. -I'm screaming called the ambulance I'm shot I'm shot I'm shot and then somebody else said no, Craig," says Jeff.
  • Power to be Restored in Wilkinson County By Monday Night

    Power to be Restored in Wilkinson County By Monday Night

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:16:19 GMT
    WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. - Entergy officials say power should be restored to their customers who have outages in Wilkinson County by 2 p.m. Monday. Two substations in Gloster and Wilkinson County went down over the weekend after three miles of transmission lines were damaged.
    WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. - Entergy officials say power should be restored to their customers who have outages in Wilkinson County by 2 p.m. Monday. Two substations in Gloster and Wilkinson County went down over the weekend after three miles of transmission lines were damaged.
  • Man Shoots Mother's Boyfriend in Stomach in Smith County

    Man Shoots Mother's Boyfriend in Stomach in Smith County

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:07:52 GMT
    SMITH COUNTY, Miss. - A Smith County man is jailed after authorities say he shot is mother's boyfriend in the stomach.Jeff Daniels is charged with shooting Craig Wilson.Sheriff Charlie Crumpton says the motive is still under investigation.
    SMITH COUNTY, Miss. - A Smith County man is jailed after authorities say he shot is mother's boyfriend in the stomach.Jeff Daniels is charged with shooting Craig Wilson.Sheriff Charlie Crumpton says the motive is still under investigation.
  • 2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 40 Firearms from Gun Store

    2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 40 Firearms from Gun Store

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:59:01 GMT
    KOSCIUSKO, Miss. - Two people have been arrested in connection with a burglary that happened at a gun store.
    KOSCIUSKO, Miss. - Two people have been arrested in connection with a burglary that happened at a gun store.
  • According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.

    Community Health Systems Hack May Affect 12 Mississippi Hospitals

    Community Health Systems Hack May Affect 12 Mississippi Hospitals

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:27:17 GMT
    Community Health Systems - which operates a dozen Mississippi hospitals - announced Monday that information on 4.5 million patient had been stolen in a data breach. According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.
    Community Health Systems - which operates a dozen Mississippi hospitals - announced Monday that information on 4.5 million patient had been stolen in a data breach. According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.
  • PHOTOS: Back to School 2014

    PHOTOS: Back to School 2014

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:28:31 GMT
    Send us photos of your kids on their first day back to school!You can send them to our social media pages on Facebook or Twitter, or email them to wjtvnews@wjtv.com
    Send us photos of your kids on their first day back to school!You can send them to our social media pages on Facebook or Twitter, or email them to wjtvnews@wjtv.com
  • No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:26:29 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that was delayed after advocates for low-income families said the agency originally proposed administrative rules that were harsher than the law itself. The agency has revised its rules to line up wit...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that was delayed after advocates for low-income families said the agency originally proposed administrative rules that were harsher than the law itself. The agency has revised its rules to line up wit...
  • JPD, Hinds County Deputies Seize Drugs, Money During Busts

    JPD, Hinds County Deputies Seize Drugs, Money During Busts

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:12:55 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Jackson Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department made several significant seizures and arrests this past week during a joint operation.
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Jackson Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department made several significant seizures and arrests this past week during a joint operation.
  • Hackers Access Patients' Records in 29 States, Mississippi Included

    Hackers Access Patients' Records in 29 States, Mississippi Included

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:45:51 GMT
    Image from CNN MoneyImage from CNN Money
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to CNN Money.The breach affects 29 states, including Mississippi.Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years, or was merely referred there b...
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to CNN Money.The breach affects 29 states, including Mississippi.Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years, or was merely referred there b...
  • Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

    Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:24:14 GMT
    Photo from Yahoo NewsPhoto from Yahoo News
    A mammoth alligator is breaking records in Alabama, according to Yahoo News.Five members of the Stokes family caught this monster alligator Saturday in Thomaston, Alabama.It took them 10 hours to wrangle the mammoth beast.Biologists at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries easily measured the alligator at 15 feet, but weighing it was a big more tricky.The alligator was so large it destroyed the winch used to lift average-sized alligators.Eventually, a biologist had to use a backhoe to lift the al...
    A mammoth alligator is breaking records in Alabama, according to Yahoo News.Five members of the Stokes family caught this monster alligator Saturday in Thomaston, Alabama.It took them 10 hours to wrangle the mammoth beast.Biologists at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries easily measured the alligator at 15 feet, but weighing it was a big more tricky.The alligator was so large it destroyed the winch used to lift average-sized alligators.Eventually, a biologist had to use a backhoe to lift the al...
  • Congressman Thompson and Walgreens Donates Backpacks to Key Elementary

    Congressman Thompson and Walgreens Donates Backpacks to Key Elementary

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:38:33 GMT
    Congressman Thompson and Walgreens donates school supplies to Key Elementary.Congressman Thompson and Walgreens donates school supplies to Key Elementary.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman Bennie Thompson and Walgreens Company participated in a back to school Event with Key Elementary on Monday.Thompson helped distribute more than 420 donated backpacks filled with school supplies for the students there.Jackson Public Schools had its first day of classes on Monday, August 18.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman Bennie Thompson and Walgreens Company participated in a back to school Event with Key Elementary on Monday.Thompson helped distribute more than 420 donated backpacks filled with school supplies for the students there.Jackson Public Schools had its first day of classes on Monday, August 18.
  • Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

    Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:06:12 GMT
    Photo from APPhoto from AP
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
  • Health Officials Confirm Two New West Nile Virus Cases in Mississippi

    Health Officials Confirm Two New West Nile Virus Cases in Mississippi

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:56:38 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV). The reported cases are in Hinds and Rankin counties.
    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV). The reported cases are in Hinds and Rankin counties.
  • Back to School for JPS Students

    Back to School for JPS Students

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:38:24 GMT
    Monday, Aug. 18th, is the first day of school for Jackson Public Schoolsstudents. It's the second largest district in the state, and nearly 30,000 students are expected to start their classes.In order to assist parents who have questions or need assistance getting childreninto school on the first couple of days, JPS has established a hotline.Parents can call the Superintendent'sFirst Day Hotline at 601-960-2781 from 7:00 a.m. until 5p.m. Monday and Tuesday during the first week back at school...
    Monday, Aug. 18th, is the first day of school for Jackson Public Schoolsstudents. It's the second largest district in the state, and nearly 30,000 students are expected to start their classes.In order to assist parents who have questions or need assistance getting childreninto school on the first couple of days, JPS has established a hotline.Parents can call the Superintendent'sFirst Day Hotline at 601-960-2781 from 7:00 a.m. until 5p.m. Monday and Tuesday during the first week back at school...
  • Yarber to Announce Police Chief Finalists on Monday

    Yarber to Announce Police Chief Finalists on Monday

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:12:31 GMT
    Mayor Tony YarberMayor Tony Yarber
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mayor Tony Yarber will hold three forums to engage the public before a final decision is made to select the new police chief in Jackson. The Mayor will announce the two finalists for police chief on Monday, Aug. 18, ahead of the forums.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mayor Tony Yarber will hold three forums to engage the public before a final decision is made to select the new police chief in Jackson. The Mayor will announce the two finalists for police chief on Monday, Aug. 18, ahead of the forums.
  • Deadly ATV Accident in Claiborne County

    Deadly ATV Accident in Claiborne County

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:33:07 GMT
    Deadly ATV AccidentDeadly ATV Accident
    One man dies after losing control of his ATV in Claiborne County.It happened on Highway 548 off of Highway 18 around 7:00 tonight.Sheriff Martin Lucas tells us 33-year-old Sherman Evans was 4-wheeling on the highway.Evans told officials he lost control and flipped.He died on the way to the hospital.The accident is under investigation.
    One man dies after losing control of his ATV in Claiborne County.It happened on Highway 548 off of Highway 18 around 7:00 tonight.Sheriff Martin Lucas tells us 33-year-old Sherman Evans was 4-wheeling on the highway.Evans told officials he lost control and flipped.He died on the way to the hospital.The accident is under investigation.
  • Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests

    Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:30:24 GMT
    Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests
    People in the capital city had their hands up Sunday saying don't shoot as they rallied to show their support for Ferguson, Missouri.Some Jackson residents are taking a stand with those in Ferguson after the recent death of Mike Brown, a teen who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer last week.The killing has caused protests all over the United States and even rioting.Here in Jackson, residents are banding...
    People in the capital city had their hands up Sunday saying don't shoot as they rallied to show their support for Ferguson, Missouri.Some Jackson residents are taking a stand with those in Ferguson after the recent death of Mike Brown, a teen who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer last week.The killing has caused protests all over the United States and even rioting.Here in Jackson, residents are banding...
  • 2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas

    2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:47:59 GMT
    2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas
    Authorities say two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two were injured when two freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas.Arkansas State Police said in a statement they were called to the site about 3 a.m. Sunday in Hoxie.Union Pacific spokesman Brandon Morris says two cars caught fire, one carrying diesel and one carrying an alcoholic beverage. He says the fire was out about 10 a.m.Arkansas Departm...
    Authorities say two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two were injured when two freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas.Arkansas State Police said in a statement they were called to the site about 3 a.m. Sunday in Hoxie.Union Pacific spokesman Brandon Morris says two cars caught fire, one carrying diesel and one carrying an alcoholic beverage. He says the fire was out about 10 a.m.Arkansas Departm...
  • Water Advisory Still in Effect for Holmes Co. Residents

    Water Advisory Still in Effect for Holmes Co. Residents

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:22:54 GMT
    Residents in West Hill, just a few miles up the road from Lexington in Holmes County, have been advised not to use the water at all, not even to boil it, as a result of a small amount of an agricultural product introduced to the water supply, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.We're told that the MSDH has been sampling the entire water system and has been having customers flush their lines.In the meantime, Liz Sharlot, Director of Communications for the Mississippi State ...
    Residents in West Hill, just a few miles up the road from Lexington in Holmes County, have been advised not to use the water at all, not even to boil it, as a result of a small amount of an agricultural product introduced to the water supply, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.We're told that the MSDH has been sampling the entire water system and has been having customers flush their lines.In the meantime, Liz Sharlot, Director of Communications for the Mississippi State ...
  • Fatal Accident in Jackson County

    Fatal Accident in Jackson County

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:21:59 GMT
    Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night. Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night.
    Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a compact car crossed the center line on Mississippi Highway 63 and hit a pickup truck, killing both occupants of the car and leaving the other driver in critical condition.Officials say the truck flipped onto the driver's side and caught fire Saturday night near the Esc...
    Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a compact car crossed the center line on Mississippi Highway 63 and hit a pickup truck, killing both occupants of the car and leaving the other driver in critical condition.Officials say the truck flipped onto the driver's side and caught fire Saturday night near the Esc...
  • Victim Identified in Rankin County Fatal Accident

    Victim Identified in Rankin County Fatal Accident

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:07:32 GMT
    According to coroner, 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. died from electrocution after colliding with a power line SaturdayAccording to coroner, 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. died from electrocution after colliding with a power line Saturday
    A truck driver is killed by electrocution, according to officials, after colliding with a power line in Rankin County.Coroner Jimmy Roberts tells News Channel 12, the victim is 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. of Jackson. It happened just after 6:30 Saturday morning on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group in Brandon.Officials say the one-vehicle accident involved a box truck, and reports indicate the driver left the roadway and struck a power line.Roberts ...
    A truck driver is killed by electrocution, according to officials, after colliding with a power line in Rankin County.Coroner Jimmy Roberts tells News Channel 12, the victim is 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. of Jackson. It happened just after 6:30 Saturday morning on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group in Brandon.Officials say the one-vehicle accident involved a box truck, and reports indicate the driver left the roadway and struck a power line.Roberts ...
  • It's happening at two Jackson/Madison area churches: North Ridge Church and Life Bridge Church.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Between Churches Planned to Form Vertical Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Between Churches Planned to Form Vertical Church

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:38:39 GMT
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Way more often you've probably heard about churches that have split.There are lots of different reason for that: maybe the church is too large or it's possible a conflict came-up between different groups within the congregation.It just happens.But the opposite - two groups merging for the sole reason of expanding their messages - that's much m...
    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Way more often you've probably heard about churches that have split.There are lots of different reason for that: maybe the church is too large or it's possible a conflict came-up between different groups within the congregation.It just happens.But the opposite - two groups merging for the sole reason of expanding their messages - that's much m...
  • Fire Destroys Purvis High School Field House

    Fire Destroys Purvis High School Field House

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:54:03 GMT
    Fire Destroys Purvis High School Field HouseFire Destroys Purvis High School Field House
    A fire at a Lamar County high school destroys a field house days before the start of their football season.It happened at Purism high school Saturday afternoon.Football Coach Perry Wheat says the players had a lock-in in the field house Friday night and left early Saturday morning.When firefighters arrived at the scene, Wheat says the field house was already a loss.Wheat also tells us all the football equipment is des...
    A fire at a Lamar County high school destroys a field house days before the start of their football season.It happened at Purism high school Saturday afternoon.Football Coach Perry Wheat says the players had a lock-in in the field house Friday night and left early Saturday morning.When firefighters arrived at the scene, Wheat says the field house was already a loss.Wheat also tells us all the football equipment is des...
  • Truck Driver Killed in Collision With Power Line

    Truck Driver Killed in Collision With Power Line

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:50:40 GMT
    Deadly Crash in Rankin CountyDeadly Crash in Rankin County
    A truck driver is killed after colliding with a power line in Rankin County.It happened just after 6:30 this morning on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group in Brandon.Officials say the one-vehicle accident involved a box truck, and that initial reports indicate that the driver appeared to have left the roadway and struck a power line.The driver died on scene.The Brandon Police Department and the Rankin County Coroner are working to determine the cause o...
    A truck driver is killed after colliding with a power line in Rankin County.It happened just after 6:30 this morning on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group in Brandon.Officials say the one-vehicle accident involved a box truck, and that initial reports indicate that the driver appeared to have left the roadway and struck a power line.The driver died on scene.The Brandon Police Department and the Rankin County Coroner are working to determine the cause o...
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:23:43 GMT
    Caring For MississippiCaring For Mississippi
    In an effort to bring awareness to a not so hot disease, people are taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge all over. "This is a devastating disease, it's something that's very much unknown. I think ever since this ALS ice bucket challenge has come about, it has gone worldwide and everybody knows a little bit more about ALS" says Brandi Nickels, with the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. "It gets the word...
    In an effort to bring awareness to a not so hot disease, people are taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge all over. "This is a devastating disease, it's something that's very much unknown. I think ever since this ALS ice bucket challenge has come about, it has gone worldwide and everybody knows a little bit more about ALS" says Brandi Nickels, with the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. "It gets the word...
  • It happened around 4 a.m. in the Northbound lanes of traffic in Jackson. Emergency responders gathered near the exit for Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

    UPDATE: Morning Motorcycle I-55 Crash Victim Identified

    UPDATE: Morning Motorcycle I-55 Crash Victim Identified

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:19:58 GMT
    The driver of a motorcycle is dead after an early Saturday morning crash on I-55, a spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department said.It happened around 4 a.m. in the Northbound lanes of traffic. Emergency responders gathered near the exit for Woodrow Wilson Avenue.The driver has not yet been identified.For nearly two hours all Northbound lanes of traffic were blocked while authorities looked over the situation.As of 8 a.m. traffic still was moving slowly in the area.Spokesperson for the Ja...
    The driver of a motorcycle is dead after an early Saturday morning crash on I-55, a spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department said.It happened around 4 a.m. in the Northbound lanes of traffic. Emergency responders gathered near the exit for Woodrow Wilson Avenue.The driver has not yet been identified.For nearly two hours all Northbound lanes of traffic were blocked while authorities looked over the situation.As of 8 a.m. traffic still was moving slowly in the area.Spokesperson for the Ja...
  • Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off "Community Place" Lot

    Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off "Community Place" Lot

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:30:39 GMT
    Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off 'Community Place' Lot Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off 'Community Place' Lot
    More than 50 residents at a senior care facility are affected when their only means of transportation is stolen. It happened Tuesday night around 11:30 in Jackson on Langley Avenue. Employees at Community Place tell News Channel 12 there have been missed doctor appointments and even a funeral. However, when the thief drove the bus off the lot of Community Place Tuesday night, it was all caught on tape. "It's just horr...
    More than 50 residents at a senior care facility are affected when their only means of transportation is stolen. It happened Tuesday night around 11:30 in Jackson on Langley Avenue. Employees at Community Place tell News Channel 12 there have been missed doctor appointments and even a funeral. However, when the thief drove the bus off the lot of Community Place Tuesday night, it was all caught on tape. "It's just horr...
  • Holmes Co. Resident: Never Notified of Water Advisory

    Holmes Co. Resident: Never Notified of Water Advisory

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:20:12 GMT
    The West Hill community in Holmes County is now on day five of a water advisory by the Mississippi Department of Health, warning customers served by the West Hill Water Association not to drink the water, due to a small amount of a still unknown agricultural product.Liz Sharlot is the Communications Director for the department and says, "Don't use it for your laundry, don't use it for drinking, don't use it for bathing, don't use it for dishwashing or for cooking."West Hill resident Dorothy ...
    The West Hill community in Holmes County is now on day five of a water advisory by the Mississippi Department of Health, warning customers served by the West Hill Water Association not to drink the water, due to a small amount of a still unknown agricultural product.Liz Sharlot is the Communications Director for the department and says, "Don't use it for your laundry, don't use it for drinking, don't use it for bathing, don't use it for dishwashing or for cooking."West Hill resident Dorothy ...
  • Judge Named in McDaniel, Cochran Lawsuit

    Judge Named in McDaniel, Cochran Lawsuit

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:21:43 GMT
    Cochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying ClaimsCochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying Claims
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed Senior Status Judge Hollis McGehee, a retired chancery judge, to preside over the election matter of Chris McDaniel v. Thad Cochran filed in Jones County Circuit Court.In a press conference Friday at the Hilton in Jackson, McDaniel pointed out that Hinds County was the "worst offender" when it came to irregular votes. He also said Madison and Lafayette Counties had significant discrepancies as well as several other counties.The Stat...
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed Senior Status Judge Hollis McGehee, a retired chancery judge, to preside over the election matter of Chris McDaniel v. Thad Cochran filed in Jones County Circuit Court.In a press conference Friday at the Hilton in Jackson, McDaniel pointed out that Hinds County was the "worst offender" when it came to irregular votes. He also said Madison and Lafayette Counties had significant discrepancies as well as several other counties.The Stat...
  • Ferguson Police Reveal Officer's Name in Teen's Death

    Ferguson Police Reveal Officer's Name in Teen's Death

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:56:39 GMT
    Michael Brown Jr was shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb last weekend.Michael Brown Jr was shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb last weekend.
    DAVID LIEBAssociated PressFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson.Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming the officer due to death threats.Police have said 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot Saturday after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of...
    DAVID LIEBAssociated PressFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson.Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming the officer due to death threats.Police have said 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot Saturday after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of...
  • Eyes in the Skies, Drones in Mississippi

    Eyes in the Skies, Drones in Mississippi

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:41:53 GMT
    RAYMOND, Miss. - Flying up and out of sight, you can barely even hear it once it's up in the air. Unmanned aircraft systems also known as drones are being more and more popular with consumers.
    RAYMOND, Miss. - Flying up and out of sight, you can barely even hear it once it's up in the air. Unmanned aircraft systems also known as drones are being more and more popular with consumers.
  • Three Injured in Stone County Plane Crash

    Three Injured in Stone County Plane Crash

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:40:24 GMT
    A small plane crashed in Stone County Thursday evening sending three people to the hospital. Officials say the plane crashed just after 6 p.m. off Oil Well Road. Sheriff Mike Farmer with the Stone County Sheriff's Department tells us the pilot said he lost power in the plane, and after hitting a few tree tops, he managed to land it.We're told the three men aboard the plane were taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hat...
    A small plane crashed in Stone County Thursday evening sending three people to the hospital. Officials say the plane crashed just after 6 p.m. off Oil Well Road. Sheriff Mike Farmer with the Stone County Sheriff's Department tells us the pilot said he lost power in the plane, and after hitting a few tree tops, he managed to land it.We're told the three men aboard the plane were taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hat...
  • Canton Family Dealing with Double Tragedy

    Canton Family Dealing with Double Tragedy

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:56:31 GMT
    Family's mobile home being called a total loss by fire officials Family's mobile home being called a total loss by fire officials
    A Canton family's mobile home is being called a total loss by fire officials and it's not the only loss the family had this week. The Canton Fire Department responded to the call just before 11 a.m. Thursday on Branch Quarters Road.29-year-old Melissa Primer died after being airlifted to the hospital Monday when her stepfather shot her. "Get though that loss we had happen Monday and get through this right here. Got t...
    A Canton family's mobile home is being called a total loss by fire officials and it's not the only loss the family had this week. The Canton Fire Department responded to the call just before 11 a.m. Thursday on Branch Quarters Road.29-year-old Melissa Primer died after being airlifted to the hospital Monday when her stepfather shot her. "Get though that loss we had happen Monday and get through this right here. Got t...
  • McComb Police Search for Alleged Rape Suspect

    McComb Police Search for Alleged Rape Suspect

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:29:30 GMT
    Keethion Dontrel TurnerKeethion Dontrel Turner
    MCCOMB, Miss. - The McComb Police Department is looking for a person who they believe may be connected to an alleged rape and kidnapping case. Authorities are searching for 19-year-old Keethion Dontrel Turner of McComb. 
    MCCOMB, Miss. - The McComb Police Department is looking for a person who they believe may be connected to an alleged rape and kidnapping case. Authorities are searching for 19-year-old Keethion Dontrel Turner of McComb. 
  • McDaniel Files Election Lawsuit in Jones County

    McDaniel Files Election Lawsuit in Jones County

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:55:32 GMT
    JONES COUNTY, Miss. News Channel 12 has confirmed that State Senator Chris McDaniel has filed a lawsuit in Jones County challenging his Republican primary loss to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.
    JONES COUNTY, Miss. News Channel 12 has confirmed that State Senator Chris McDaniel has filed a lawsuit in Jones County challenging his Republican primary loss to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.
  • Canton Family Loses Mobile Home in Fire

    Canton Family Loses Mobile Home in Fire

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:14:35 GMT
    CANTON, Miss. - A Canton family is without a home after their mobile residence was destroyed in a fire on Thursday.
    CANTON, Miss. - A Canton family is without a home after their mobile residence was destroyed in a fire on Thursday.
  • Boil Water Alert Issued for Central Rankin County

    Boil Water Alert Issued for Central Rankin County

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:53:58 GMT
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Central Rankin Water Association issued a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Rankin County. This affects approximately 300 customers on Old Hwy 49 and 469 south and adjoining Roads.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Central Rankin Water Association issued a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Rankin County. This affects approximately 300 customers on Old Hwy 49 and 469 south and adjoining Roads.
  • UPDATE: Gas Line Hit on Old Canton Road Repaired

    UPDATE: Gas Line Hit on Old Canton Road Repaired

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:40:36 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A gas line that was hit on Old Canton Road on Thursday has been repaired.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A gas line that was hit on Old Canton Road on Thursday has been repaired.
  • Residents Receive Free Fans from "Beat the Heat" Program

    Residents Receive Free Fans from "Beat the Heat" Program

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:37:15 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Some Jackson area residents received free fans on Thursday from the "Beat the Heat" initiative done by Entergy the Hinds County Human Resource Agency. This is the 16th year the "Beat the Heat" program has been operating.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Some Jackson area residents received free fans on Thursday from the "Beat the Heat" initiative done by Entergy the Hinds County Human Resource Agency. This is the 16th year the "Beat the Heat" program has been operating.
  • Boil Water Alert Issued for Parts of Jefferson County

    Boil Water Alert Issued for Parts of Jefferson County

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:16:40 GMT
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. - A boil water alert has been issued for parts of Jefferson County. 
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. - A boil water alert has been issued for parts of Jefferson County. 
  • Perdue Recalls 15,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets

    Perdue Recalls 15,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:31:10 GMT
    WASHINGTON – Perdue is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the ?U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS.
    WASHINGTON – Perdue is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the ?U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS.?
  • 3 Mississippi Men Charged after Louisiana Black Bear Killed

    3 Mississippi Men Charged after Louisiana Black Bear Killed

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:53:35 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss – Three Mississippi men have been indicted for their involvement in the killing of a Louisiana Black Bear in Lauderdale County. Authorities say 28-year-old Travis Butler of Meridian, 49-year-old Chester Brad Williams of Meridian, and 34-year-old David Lucas Wimberly of Quitman were arraigned on Tuesday in court.
    JACKSON, Miss – Three Mississippi men have been indicted for their involvement in the killing of a Louisiana Black Bear in Lauderdale County. Authorities say 28-year-old Travis Butler of Meridian, 49-year-old Chester Brad Williams of Meridian, and 34-year-old David Lucas Wimberly of Quitman were arraigned on Tuesday in court.
  • Students Involved in School Bus Crash Released from Hospital

    Students Involved in School Bus Crash Released from Hospital

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:09:18 GMT
    School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon sending some of the students to the hospital. School officials say all of the students who were taken to the hospital were released to their parents Wednesday evening.
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon sending some of the students to the hospital. School officials say all of the students who were taken to the hospital were released to their parents Wednesday evening.
  • Rankin County Officials are Investigating Possible Attempted Kidnapping

    Rankin County Officials are Investigating Possible Attempted Kidnapping

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:23:05 GMT
    Disturbance Locks Down FacilityDisturbance Locks Down Facility
    Rankin County authorities are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping.We're told the Rankin County Sheriff's Office received a complaint about the possible kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl from Sunny Lane near Florence Wednesday night around 6:30. Authorities tell us the alleged victim says a man tried to take her when she was at her mailbox. Investigators are now trying to get a better description of the suspect...
    Rankin County authorities are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping.We're told the Rankin County Sheriff's Office received a complaint about the possible kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl from Sunny Lane near Florence Wednesday night around 6:30. Authorities tell us the alleged victim says a man tried to take her when she was at her mailbox. Investigators are now trying to get a better description of the suspect...
  • Mississippi Attorney Sparks Global Michael Brown Movement on Social Media

    Mississippi Attorney Sparks Global Michael Brown Movement on Social Media

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:22:30 GMT
    Following protests in St. Louis, over the shooting death of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, a local attorney and human rights activist has now sparked a global conversation about the controversy with #iftheygunnedmedown. The hashtag has exploded on social media platforms following Brown's death, the latest in what seems to be a string of incidents involving police brutality making recent headlines, across the country.
    Following protests in St. Louis, over the shooting death of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, a local attorney and human rights activist has now sparked a global conversation about the controversy with #iftheygunnedmedown. The hashtag has exploded on social media platforms following Brown's death, the latest in what seems to be a string of incidents involving police brutality making recent headlines, across the country.

  • New Hebron Woman Killed in Simpson County Crash

    New Hebron Woman Killed in Simpson County Crash

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:03:06 GMT
    A Wednesday evening crash claims the life of a New Hebron woman. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tell us Regina Davis, 55, was killed. We're told Davis was traveling southbound on Highway 43 in Simpson County when her 2001 Ford Tarus went off the road, crossed northbound traffic and hit a tree. Davis was pronounced dead on the scene. Trooper Eric Henry with MHP says that alcohol may have played a factor ...
    A Wednesday evening crash claims the life of a New Hebron woman. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tell us Regina Davis, 55, was killed. We're told Davis was traveling southbound on Highway 43 in Simpson County when her 2001 Ford Tarus went off the road, crossed northbound traffic and hit a tree. Davis was pronounced dead on the scene. Trooper Eric Henry with MHP says that alcohol may have played a factor ...
  • Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van

    Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:00:26 GMT
    Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with VanWitness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van
    A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon around 3. Jordan Marshall was on the school bus when it struck a tree, "I really wasn't thinking, I was thinking I lost my life because it went black and I closed my eyes and everything."According to officials on scene the bus was coming from Main Street Restart Center. The driver told officials she was traveling eastbound on Old Hig...
    A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon around 3. Jordan Marshall was on the school bus when it struck a tree, "I really wasn't thinking, I was thinking I lost my life because it went black and I closed my eyes and everything."According to officials on scene the bus was coming from Main Street Restart Center. The driver told officials she was traveling eastbound on Old Hig...
  • Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses in Hinds County

    Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses in Hinds County

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:15:10 GMT
    Same-sex couples apply for marriage licences in Hinds County.Same-sex couples apply for marriage licences in Hinds County.
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Same-sex couples across the state looking for equality recorded their out of state marriage licenses Wednesday .A moment of prayer before three same sex couples walked up the steps of the Hinds County Chancery Clerk Building through security and into the clerks office.Mississippi does not recognize same-sex marriage, but these couples were married in other states."We're church members," Charlene Smith-Smathers said. "We have interest in the school system. We're working. ...
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Same-sex couples across the state looking for equality recorded their out of state marriage licenses Wednesday .A moment of prayer before three same sex couples walked up the steps of the Hinds County Chancery Clerk Building through security and into the clerks office.Mississippi does not recognize same-sex marriage, but these couples were married in other states."We're church members," Charlene Smith-Smathers said. "We have interest in the school system. We're working. ...
  • Hinds County School Bus involved in Accident

    Hinds County School Bus involved in Accident

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:01:35 GMT
    School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities are on the scene of a school bus accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon.The crash involved a Hinds County School District bus. 
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities are on the scene of a school bus accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon.The crash involved a Hinds County School District bus. 
  • Sinkhole on US 61 in Natchez

    Sinkhole on US 61 in Natchez

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:15:29 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. - A sinkhole has developed on the turn lanes off of US 84 from the River Bridge going south on US 61.Crews have closed the inside right turn lane of US 61 in front of the hospital in Natchez.We will continue to update this store as more details become available.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. - A sinkhole has developed on the turn lanes off of US 84 from the River Bridge going south on US 61.Crews have closed the inside right turn lane of US 61 in front of the hospital in Natchez.We will continue to update this store as more details become available.
  • Teacher Accused of Having Relationship with Minor Waives Hearing

    Teacher Accused of Having Relationship with Minor Waives Hearing

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:41:53 GMT
    Stephanie AdamsStephanie Adams
    The former Natchez teacher accused of having a relationship with a minor has waived her right to have a preliminary hearing. Stephanie Adams was charged with one count of gratification of lust of a minor.
    The former Natchez teacher accused of having a relationship with a minor has waived her right to have a preliminary hearing. Stephanie Adams was charged with one count of gratification of lust of a minor.
  • Murder Suspect Found Guilty in 3 Day Trial

    Murder Suspect Found Guilty in 3 Day Trial

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:26:35 GMT
    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith announced on August 13, 2014, Jackson resident Joshuwa Hurst (Age 27) was found guilty of two counts of Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm by a Hinds County jury after a three day trial.
    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith announced on August 13, 2014, Jackson resident Joshuwa Hurst (Age 27) was found guilty of two counts of Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm by a Hinds County jury after a three day trial.
  • Bond Set for Canton Man Accused of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend 15 Times

    Bond Set for Canton Man Accused of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend 15 Times

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:55:04 GMT
    Romeo MillerRomeo Miller
    CANTON, Miss. - The man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 15 times appeared in court Wednesday.Bond for Romeo Miller is sat at $500,000 for attempted murder and $150,000 for auto theft.
    CANTON, Miss. - The man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 15 times appeared in court Wednesday.Bond for Romeo Miller is sat at $500,000 for attempted murder and $150,000 for auto theft.
  • Choctaw Tribal Member Dead; Officer Injured

    Choctaw Tribal Member Dead; Officer Injured

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:26:10 GMT
    A Choctaw Police Department senior officer responded to a call for help on August 12 in the Pearl River Community that resulted in the officer being wounded and the death of tribal member Jordan Willis.
    A Choctaw Police Department senior officer responded to a call for help on August 12 in the Pearl River Community that resulted in the officer being wounded and the death of tribal member Jordan Willis.
  • Unsolved Homicide: No Arrests Made for Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old

    Unsolved Homicide: No Arrests Made for Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:18:57 GMT
    Armon Burton killed in homeArmon Burton killed in home
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities continue to the search for the person responsible for killing a 3-year-old boy. On May 22, Armon Burton was sleeping in his bed on Queen Marie Drive in Jackson when he was shot and killed.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities continue to the search for the person responsible for killing a 3-year-old boy. On May 22, Armon Burton was sleeping in his bed on Queen Marie Drive in Jackson when he was shot and killed.
  • Bond Denied for Woman Accused in 2013 Murder

    Bond Denied for Woman Accused in 2013 Murder

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:43:20 GMT
    Haneefah MuhammadHaneefah Muhammad
    Bond has been denied for a new suspect for the killing of a woman one year ago.The victim, 41-year-old Felicia Spann's body was found wrapped in plastic, and she had been shot in the head.Officers arrested 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad early Tuesday.Jackson Police say new evidence leads them to believe she is the person who pulled the trigger in the August 2013 murder.Spann's body was found off Westhaven Boulevard on property belonging to a church. Her family members say they do not know what...
    Bond has been denied for a new suspect for the killing of a woman one year ago.The victim, 41-year-old Felicia Spann's body was found wrapped in plastic, and she had been shot in the head.Officers arrested 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad early Tuesday.Jackson Police say new evidence leads them to believe she is the person who pulled the trigger in the August 2013 murder.Spann's body was found off Westhaven Boulevard on property belonging to a church. Her family members say they do not know what...
  • Fugitive Mississippi couple arrested in Oregon

    Fugitive Mississippi couple arrested in Oregon

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:21:32 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A fugitive Mississippi couple that's been on the run for five years has been arrested in Oregon.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A fugitive Mississippi couple that's been on the run for five years has been arrested in Oregon.
  • Robin Williams' Great-Great-Grandfather a Former Mississippi Governor

    Robin Williams' Great-Great-Grandfather a Former Mississippi Governor

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:30:47 GMT
    Robin Williams related to a former Mississippi GovernorRobin Williams related to a former Mississippi Governor
    Mourners around the country are remembering Robin McLaurin Williams.The famous actor was 63 years old.If the name McLaurin sounds familiar to you, it could be because a Former Mississippi governor shared that name. We're told Williams' maternal great-great-grandfather was Governor Anselm McLaurin. He was the governor of Mississippi in 1894.
    Mourners around the country are remembering Robin McLaurin Williams.The famous actor was 63 years old.If the name McLaurin sounds familiar to you, it could be because a Former Mississippi governor shared that name. We're told Williams' maternal great-great-grandfather was Governor Anselm McLaurin. He was the governor of Mississippi in 1894.
  • Boil Water Notice Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Boil Water Notice Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:27:28 GMT
    The precautionary boil water notice for residents on the surface water system is now lifted.
    The precautionary boil water notice for residents on the surface water system is now lifted.
  • Amtrak Makes New Gulf Coast Connections

    Amtrak Makes New Gulf Coast Connections

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:22:51 GMT
    CHICAGO - An expanded partnership between Amtrak and two bus carriers can take passengers to and from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and Amtrak trains in Jackson, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and New Orleans.
    CHICAGO - An expanded partnership between Amtrak and two bus carriers can take passengers to and from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and Amtrak trains in Jackson, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and New Orleans.
  • Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

    Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:16:12 GMT
    Lauren Bacall, the award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on the screen, has died. She was 89.The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, says that Bacall died Tuesday in New York. Bacall's son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mother's death to de Klerk.The sultry-voiced Bacall became famous with her first movie scene, opposite Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not." The willowy 19-year old famously said, "You know how to whistle, don't you, S...
    Lauren Bacall, the award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on the screen, has died. She was 89.The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, says that Bacall died Tuesday in New York. Bacall's son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mother's death to de Klerk.The sultry-voiced Bacall became famous with her first movie scene, opposite Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not." The willowy 19-year old famously said, "You know how to whistle, don't you, S...
  • 84-Year-Old Robbed at Gunpoint in Jackson

    84-Year-Old Robbed at Gunpoint in Jackson

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:42:44 GMT
    84-year-old man robbed at gunpoint84-year-old man robbed at gunpoint
    JACKSON, Miss. - An 84-year-old man is robbed at gunpoint while sitting on his front porch on Tuesday. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - An 84-year-old man is robbed at gunpoint while sitting on his front porch on Tuesday. 
  • Senator Roger Wicker Talks about Mississippi Politics

    Senator Roger Wicker Talks about Mississippi Politics

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:35:09 GMT
    Senator Roger WickerSenator Roger Wicker
    Senator Roger Wicker is spending the Congressional August break in his home state. He stopped by News Channel 12 and talked about a number of topics.
    Senator Roger Wicker is spending the Congressional August break in his home state. He stopped by News Channel 12 and talked about a number of topics.
  • The new suspect is 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad. Authorities say she was taken into custody Monday evening.

    New Murder Suspect ID'd in Year-old Jackson Case

    New Murder Suspect ID'd in Year-old Jackson Case

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:18:28 GMT
    A new suspect is under arrest for the killing of a Jackson woman who was shot in the head and hidden on a church's property.Authorities say they discovered her body which was wrapped in plastic one year ago.Originally, police arrested 48-year-old Michael Buck for murder but he was not indicted by the Hinds County Grand Jury.The new suspect is 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad. Authorities say she was taken into custody Monday evening.It's still unclear what her connection is to Felicia Spann - th...
    A new suspect is under arrest for the killing of a Jackson woman who was shot in the head and hidden on a church's property.Authorities say they discovered her body which was wrapped in plastic one year ago.Originally, police arrested 48-year-old Michael Buck for murder but he was not indicted by the Hinds County Grand Jury.The new suspect is 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad. Authorities say she was taken into custody Monday evening.It's still unclear what her connection is to Felicia Spann - th...
  • Man Arrested for Having Stolen Diesel Tank in Holmes County

    Man Arrested for Having Stolen Diesel Tank in Holmes County

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:21:27 GMT
    Sylvester NicholsonSylvester Nicholson
    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. -Authorities with the Holmes County Sheriff's Department say they have a arrested a person in connection with the diesel theft ring.
    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. -Authorities with the Holmes County Sheriff's Department say they have a arrested a person in connection with the diesel theft ring.
  • New Suspect Arrested in Connection with 2013 Murder

    New Suspect Arrested in Connection with 2013 Murder

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:15:30 GMT
    Haneefah Muhammad, suspectHaneefah Muhammad, suspect

    A new suspect is under arrest for the killing of a woman, whose decomposing body was found last year. This comes after a Hinds County Grand Jury didn't indict another person who was originally charged with her murder.

    A new suspect is under arrest for the killing of a woman, whose decomposing body was found last year. This comes after a Hinds County Grand Jury didn't indict another person who was originally charged with her murder.

  • Mississippi gets extra day to file abortion appeal

    Mississippi gets extra day to file abortion appeal

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:03:04 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its computers, the state of Mississippi will get another day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a July ruling that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.  
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its computers, the state of Mississippi will get another day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a July ruling that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.  
  • Canton Alderman Sues City of Flowood

    Canton Alderman Sues City of Flowood

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:01:21 GMT
    Rodriquez BrownRodriquez Brown
    FLOWOOD, Miss. - A Canton alderman who says he received injuries in an car accident that occurred while an officer was pursing a high-speed chase is suing the city of Flowood.
    FLOWOOD, Miss. - A Canton alderman who says he received injuries in an car accident that occurred while an officer was pursing a high-speed chase is suing the city of Flowood.
  • Man Accused in 2011 Slaying of 2-Year-Old Accepts Plea Deal

    Man Accused in 2011 Slaying of 2-Year-Old Accepts Plea Deal

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:26:31 GMT
    2-year-old Romerion Rhodes2-year-old Romerion Rhodes
    JACKSON, Miss. — A man accused in the 2011 slaying of a toddler accepted a plea deal Tuesday instead of going to trial. Christopher Bradley was sentenced to 40 years behind bars, with 20 years suspended. 
    JACKSON, Miss. — A man accused in the 2011 slaying of a toddler accepted a plea deal Tuesday instead of going to trial. Christopher Bradley was sentenced to 40 years behind bars, with 20 years suspended. 
  • Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

    Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:19:25 GMT
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby. 
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby. 
  • JPS Holds Annual Convocation to Kick Off 2014-2015 School Year

    JPS Holds Annual Convocation to Kick Off 2014-2015 School Year

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:48:54 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Public Schools' teachers report back to work Tuesday for the upcoming school year. The district held its annual employee convocation to kick off the year.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Public Schools' teachers report back to work Tuesday for the upcoming school year. The district held its annual employee convocation to kick off the year.
  • 1 Dead from LSD Drug Overdose; 2 Brothers Arrested

    1 Dead from LSD Drug Overdose; 2 Brothers Arrested

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:19:59 GMT
    Daylin O'KellyDaylin O'Kelly
    Two brothers are behind bars after a drug overdose leaves one man dead. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Thomas Parker Rodenbaugh. 
    Two brothers are behind bars after a drug overdose leaves one man dead. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Thomas Parker Rodenbaugh. 
  • Health Officials Confirm First MS West Nile Virus Death for 2014

    Health Officials Confirm First MS West Nile Virus Death for 2014

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:37:53 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – The following news release is from the Mississippi State Department of Health:Today the MSDH confirms the death of a Yazoo County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the first human death from WNV for 2014. 
    JACKSON, Miss. – The following news release is from the Mississippi State Department of Health:Today the MSDH confirms the death of a Yazoo County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the first human death from WNV for 2014. 
  • Boil Water Alert Lifted for Brandon

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Brandon

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:17:49 GMT
    BRANDON, Miss. - The boil water advisory has been lifted for the city of Brandon.
    BRANDON, Miss. - The boil water advisory has been lifted for the city of Brandon.
  • Locals Remember Actor/Comedian Robin Williams

    Locals Remember Actor/Comedian Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-12 04:03:38 GMT
    For many growing up watching movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Hook, Robin Williams was almost like a part of the family.Local fan Becky Osburn says, "It's kind of like losing somebody you do know. He's an awesome actor.""That's crazy. I literally just downloaded Mrs. Doubtfire, so that's very shocking.", says Asya Neal.And Ramsey Bell says, "It seems like we lose a great mind or a great actor every year."Williams began his career in the 1970's with appearances on 'The Richard Pryor Sh...
    For many growing up watching movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Hook, Robin Williams was almost like a part of the family.Local fan Becky Osburn says, "It's kind of like losing somebody you do know. He's an awesome actor.""That's crazy. I literally just downloaded Mrs. Doubtfire, so that's very shocking.", says Asya Neal.And Ramsey Bell says, "It seems like we lose a great mind or a great actor every year."Williams began his career in the 1970's with appearances on 'The Richard Pryor Sh...
  • Customers of the Holmes County water company have been advised not to use their water until further notice.

    ALERT: West Hill Water Association Customers Told to Stop Using Water

    ALERT: West Hill Water Association Customers Told to Stop Using Water

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:31:43 GMT
    Customers of a Holmes County water company have been advised not to use their water until further notice.The West Hill Water Association has notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a potential contamination involving a backflow incident.Do not drink or bath in your tap water until further notice, a press release told customers.Customers should take precautions with pets and other animals who consume their water from the West Hill Water Association. Until further notice, use onl...
    Customers of a Holmes County water company have been advised not to use their water until further notice.The West Hill Water Association has notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a potential contamination involving a backflow incident.Do not drink or bath in your tap water until further notice, a press release told customers.Customers should take precautions with pets and other animals who consume their water from the West Hill Water Association. Until further notice, use onl...
  • Dad and Stepdaughter Dead After Canton Shooting

    Dad and Stepdaughter Dead After Canton Shooting

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 00:20:44 GMT
    Officer Involved Shooting at Peace Street Coin LaundryOfficer Involved Shooting at Peace Street Coin Laundry
    CANTON, Miss. - "He just raised his hand up and started shooting and I counted five shots," says Maggie's Anthony who says she saw 52-year-old Torrez Harris shoot 29-year-old Melissa Primer inside a car in front of a Canton home.
    CANTON, Miss. - "He just raised his hand up and started shooting and I counted five shots," says Maggie's Anthony who says she saw 52-year-old Torrez Harris shoot 29-year-old Melissa Primer inside a car in front of a Canton home.
  • Reports: Actor Robin Williams Found Dead in California Home

    Reports: Actor Robin Williams Found Dead in California Home

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:28:48 GMT
    DEVELOPING: The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today at his home in Tiburon, California. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old.More details on the story to come as they become available.
    DEVELOPING: The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today at his home in Tiburon, California. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old.More details on the story to come as they become available.
  • 18-Year-Old On the Run After Escaping JPD's Custody

    18-Year-Old On the Run After Escaping JPD's Custody

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:52:11 GMT
    Edward BoydEdward Boyd
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for an 18-year-old who they say escaped their custody on Monday.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for an 18-year-old who they say escaped their custody on Monday.
  • Driver's Named Released in Rankin County 18-Wheeler Accident

    Driver's Named Released in Rankin County 18-Wheeler Accident

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:35:47 GMT
    18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - The name of truck driver who was injured in a Sunday night crash after the 18-wheeler he was driving fell from an overpass onto I-20 has been released. Officials say 56-year-old Craton Justin Stouff, III is still in critical condition at UMC.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - The name of truck driver who was injured in a Sunday night crash after the 18-wheeler he was driving fell from an overpass onto I-20 has been released. Officials say 56-year-old Craton Justin Stouff, III is still in critical condition at UMC.
  • Officer Involved Shooting at Canton Laundromat; Suspect, Victim Dead

    Officer Involved Shooting at Canton Laundromat; Suspect, Victim Dead

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:33:41 GMT
    Officer Involved Shooting at Peace Street Coin LaundryOfficer Involved Shooting at Peace Street Coin Laundry
    CANTON, Miss. - Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in Canton on East Peace Street that left one person dead. 
    CANTON, Miss. - Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in Canton on East Peace Street that left one person dead. 
  • 2 Rankin County Schools Burglarized Over the Weekend; $500 Reward Offered

    2 Rankin County Schools Burglarized Over the Weekend; $500 Reward Offered

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:48:11 GMT
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Rankin County authorities are on the trail of burglars who broke into two schools over the weekend. The crimes happened Saturday night.Investigators think as many as three people broke into Pisgah Elementary and Pisgah High schools. Surveillance video shows three men or boys walking on the campus. One of them broke out a classroom window in the back of the high school. Once inside, they broke several doors. There's no official word yet if any money or merchandise is m...
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Rankin County authorities are on the trail of burglars who broke into two schools over the weekend. The crimes happened Saturday night. Investigators think as many as three people broke into Pisgah Elementary and Pisgah High schools.
  • Road Closure on Magnolia Road Due to Maintenance Work

    Road Closure on Magnolia Road Due to Maintenance Work

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:44:55 GMT
    Road Closure on Magnolia RoadRoad Closure on Magnolia Road
    JACKSON, Miss. - The City of Jackson Bridges Drainage Maintenance Section will perform drainage maintenance services on Magnolia Road starting today. Due to this, the area between Knob Hill Drive and John Hopkins Avenue will be blocked off and traffic will be rerouted.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The City of Jackson Bridges Drainage Maintenance Section will perform drainage maintenance services on Magnolia Road starting today. Due to this, the area between Knob Hill Drive and John Hopkins Avenue will be blocked off and traffic will be rerouted.
  • 1 Person Killed in Lowndes County Mobile Home Fire

    1 Person Killed in Lowndes County Mobile Home Fire

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:11:44 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the Columbus PacketPhoto Courtesy of the Columbus Packet
    One person is dead after a mobile home fire in Lowndes County, authorities say. Firefighters say they arrived at the scene on Downs Road shortly after 4 a.m on Monday.

    One person is dead after a mobile home fire in Lowndes County, authorities say. Firefighters say they arrived at the scene on Downs Road shortly after 4 a.m. on Monday.


  • 5 Brandon Schools Affected by Boil Water Notice

    5 Brandon Schools Affected by Boil Water Notice

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:05:53 GMT
    BRANDON, Miss. - Five schools located in Brandon are being affected by the Rankin County Boil Water Advisory. Robin Haney of the Rankin Co. School District says Stonebridge Elementary, Brandon Elementary, Brandon Middle, Brandon High and The Learning Center are the affected schools.All five schools had water delivered this morning, nearly 20,000 bottles according to Haney.
    BRANDON, Miss. - Five schools located in Brandon are being affected by the Rankin County Boil Water Advisory. Robin Haney of the Rankin Co. School District says Stonebridge Elementary, Brandon Elementary, Brandon Middle, Brandon High and The Learning Center are the affected schools.All five schools had water delivered this morning, nearly 20,000 bottles according to Haney.
  • Nunnelee Writes Letter Thanking Family, Public for Support

    Nunnelee Writes Letter Thanking Family, Public for Support

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:56:12 GMT
    Mississippi Congressman Alan NunneleeMississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee
    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman Alan Nunnelee has been recovering since August 1 at the John Hopkins Outpatient Center in Maryland. He's receiving radiation treatments, chemotherapy as well as speech and mobility rehab after having brain surgery to remove a tumor. He also suffered a stroke during the surgery that left him with impaired speech and weakness on his lift side.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman Alan Nunnelee has been recovering since August 1 at the John Hopkins Outpatient Center in Maryland. He's receiving radiation treatments, chemotherapy as well as speech and mobility rehab after having brain surgery to remove a tumor. He also suffered a stroke during the surgery that left him with impaired speech and weakness on his lift side.
  • Highway 49 Back Open in Rankin County

    Highway 49 Back Open in Rankin County

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:46:54 GMT
    Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening. Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening.
    Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening. Power lines covered the roads at the intersection of RT Braddey Road on Highway 49. Both the north and southbound lanes were closed causing traffic to be backed up for miles. Northbound traffic is being diverted to Star Road and southbound traffic is being diverted to Dixie Drive. Also in Rankin County, Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers...
    Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening. Power lines covered the roads at the intersection of RT Braddey Road on Highway 49. Both the north and southbound lanes were closed causing traffic to be backed up for miles. Northbound traffic is being diverted to Star Road and southbound traffic is being diverted to Dixie Drive. Also in Rankin County, Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers...
  • Local Churches Gather to Rally for Israel

    Local Churches Gather to Rally for Israel

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 04:17:10 GMT
    Rally for IsraelRally for Israel
    The crisis continues in Israel, and a group of local churches gathered today to show their support for Israel.They got together at the intersection of Northside Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road to rally and show their support.People from Beth Israel Church say they're concerned about Israel and the image that's being portrayed.They're hoping to bring light to the issue.Rally Organizer Erik Hearon says, "We're very concerned about the future of Israel, the threat they've been under and of cour...
    The crisis continues in Israel, and a group of local churches gathered today to show their support for Israel.They got together at the intersection of Northside Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road to rally and show their support.People from Beth Israel Church say they're concerned about Israel and the image that's being portrayed.They're hoping to bring light to the issue.Rally Organizer Erik Hearon says, "We're very concerned about the future of Israel, the threat they've been under and of cour...
  • Storm Damage in Hinds County

    Storm Damage in Hinds County

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:57:24 GMT
    Storm Damage in Hinds CountyStorm Damage in Hinds County
    Storm Team 12 is tracking the storm damage following Sunday's severe weather in Hinds County.We are getting reports of street lights out on State Street and Fortification Street, so use caution when driving in these areas.There is also a downed tree across Blair Street next to Fortification Street after strong winds came through the area.Several inches of water covers Monument Street, which extends across the lanes of traffic.Officials say to turn around if you see a flooded area and not try ...
    Storm Team 12 is tracking the storm damage following Sunday's severe weather in Hinds County.We are getting reports of street lights out on State Street and Fortification Street, so use caution when driving in these areas.There is also a downed tree across Blair Street next to Fortification Street after strong winds came through the area.Several inches of water covers Monument Street, which extends across the lanes of traffic.Officials say to turn around if you see a flooded area and not try ...
  • 18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County

    18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:44:36 GMT
    18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County
    A mail-truck driver is in critical condition at UMC after his 18-wheeler fell from an overpass onto I-20 Saturday evening in Rankin County.Lt. John Poulos with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tells News Channel 12 the driver was heading eastbound on I-20. While he was getting onto the overpass in the northbound lane of I-55 he lost control and the truck fell off the overpass and landed in the median of I-20 between the...
    A mail-truck driver is in critical condition at UMC after his 18-wheeler fell from an overpass onto I-20 Saturday evening in Rankin County.Lt. John Poulos with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tells News Channel 12 the driver was heading eastbound on I-20. While he was getting onto the overpass in the northbound lane of I-55 he lost control and the truck fell off the overpass and landed in the median of I-20 between the...
  • Fan Michael Messerly says it appeared Stewart hit a driver who was walking on the track after they collided on a prior lap. He says Stewart did not appear to be injured.

    Tony Stewart Pulls Out of Sunday Race after Fatal NY Crash

    Tony Stewart Pulls Out of Sunday Race after Fatal NY Crash

    Sunday, August 10 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-10 17:43:09 GMT
    A manager for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's racing team says Stewart will race in an event Sunday in upstate New York.The decision comes hours after Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race on Saturday night. Video can be seen here (**WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT**)Authorities are investigating a serious crash at New York dirt track where a witness says Tony Stewart struck another driver on the eve of a NASCAR race.Fan Michael Messerly says it appeared Stewa...
    A manager for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's racing team says Stewart will race in an event Sunday in upstate New York.The decision comes hours after Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race on Saturday night. Video can be seen here (**WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT**)Authorities are investigating a serious crash at New York dirt track where a witness says Tony Stewart struck another driver on the eve of a NASCAR race.Fan Michael Messerly says it appeared Stewa...
  • But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Tips to Avoid Secondary PTSD from Free Mission MB

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Tips to Avoid Secondary PTSD from Free Mission MB

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-10 12:41:31 GMT
    You've heard this term before: PTSD - that's post traumatic stress disorder.But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.For instance: a guidance counselor develops depression upon learning of a child's ongoing abuse or a police officer's spouse needs help after something happens on the street.So what about pastors and other members church leadership? How do they deal with the press...
    You've heard this term before: PTSD - that's post traumatic stress disorder.But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.For instance: a guidance counselor develops depression upon learning of a child's ongoing abuse or a police officer's spouse needs help after something happens on the street.So what about pastors and other members church leadership? How do they deal with the press...
  • Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County

    Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:21:27 GMT
    Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County
    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued aboil water alert Saturdayfor customers who receive their drinking water from the City of Brandon water supply located in Rankin County.Nearly6,500 customers are being affectedon the east side of the water system including Los Parrilleros Restaurant and all customers east of the police station on HWY 80. The alert also includes all of Marc...
    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued aboil water alert Saturdayfor customers who receive their drinking water from the City of Brandon water supply located in Rankin County.Nearly6,500 customers are being affectedon the east side of the water system including Los Parrilleros Restaurant and all customers east of the police station on HWY 80. The alert also includes all of Marc...
  • Madison County State Inmate Captured

    Madison County State Inmate Captured

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-09 12:50:41 GMT
    Casey Lynn BatesCasey Lynn Bates

    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities say 40-year old Casey Lynn Bates is back in police custody after leaving his work detail at the Canton Public School Administrative Offices in Friday morning.

    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities say 40-year old Casey Lynn Bates is back in police custody after leaving his work detail at the Canton Public School Administrative Offices in Friday morning.

  • Mississippi Native Helps with Drug Research to Treat Ebola Virus

    Mississippi Native Helps with Drug Research to Treat Ebola Virus

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:27:18 GMT
    Mississippi Native Helps with Drug Research to Treat Ebola VirusMississippi Native Helps with Drug Research to Treat Ebola Virus
    It's being called the largest outbreak in history, according to officials.Thousands are infected with the deadly Ebola virus and there is no cure, but one is being sought and a Mississippi native is helping with the research to find a drug to stop and cure the virus. In just over 4 months officials say there are close to 1,800 cases of Ebola, causing the World Health Organization to declare it a public health emergenc...
    It's being called the largest outbreak in history, according to officials.Thousands are infected with the deadly Ebola virus and there is no cure, but one is being sought and a Mississippi native is helping with the research to find a drug to stop and cure the virus. In just over 4 months officials say there are close to 1,800 cases of Ebola, causing the World Health Organization to declare it a public health emergenc...
  • Seven Years Behind Bars and No Trial Date

    Seven Years Behind Bars and No Trial Date

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:18:59 GMT
    Lee Varnell Knight has been in jail since 2007, still awaiting a trial date.Lee Varnell Knight has been in jail since 2007, still awaiting a trial date.
    JACKSON, Miss. - He's spent seven years behind bars and authorities say he's still awaiting a trial date. Lee Vernel Knight is at theHinds County Detention Centercharged with the murder of his brother. Knight's family says the 48-year-old is accused of stabbing Michael Palmer in 2007.Forseven years Knight has sat in prison waiting for his day in court."He didn't know when there he was in the world or not. He'd been dealing with schizophrenia half his life, it was something we already knew ab...
    JACKSON, Miss. - He's spent seven years behind bars and authorities say he's still awaiting a trial date. Lee Vernel Knight is at theHinds County Detention Centercharged with the murder of his brother. Knight's family says the 48-year-old is accused of stabbing Michael Palmer in 2007.Forseven years Knight has sat in prison waiting for his day in court."He didn't know when there he was in the world or not. He'd been dealing with schizophrenia half his life, it was something we already knew ab...
  • Holmes County Authorities Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Holmes County Authorities Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:36:00 GMT
    Armed RobberyArmed Robbery
    The Holmes County Sheriff Department needs your help in identifying a man who robbed a store earlier this week. Officials say the man in the photo came into Scott Petroleum with a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of money on Monday.
    The Holmes County Sheriff Department needs your help in identifying a man who robbed a store earlier this week. Officials say the man in the photo came into Scott Petroleum with a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of money on Monday.
  • Jackson Public Schools Launches Digital Learning Initiative

    Jackson Public Schools Launches Digital Learning Initiative

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:16:55 GMT
    The Jackson Public School District’s Digital Learning Initiative is a new and exciting plan focused on enhancing academic learning through new technology resources. This 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative is on the leading-edge in our state and our global society. 
    The Jackson Public School District’s Digital Learning Initiative is a new and exciting plan focused on enhancing academic learning through new technology resources. This 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative is on the leading-edge in our state and our global society. 
  • Moss Point Plant Reopens after Fatal Explosion

    Moss Point Plant Reopens after Fatal Explosion

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:17:47 GMT
    A Gulf Coast plant that was the scene of a deadly explosion has reopened. Omega Protein in Moss Point has been closed since the blast on July 28. 
    A Gulf Coast plant that was the scene of a deadly explosion has reopened. Omega Protein in Moss Point has been closed since the blast on July 28. 
  • Temporary Road Closure Along Woodrow Wilson Avenue on Saturday

    Temporary Road Closure Along Woodrow Wilson Avenue on Saturday

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:00:34 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The westbound lanes of Woodrow Wilson Avenue over the Mill Street bridge will be closed Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The westbound lanes of Woodrow Wilson Avenue over the Mill Street bridge will be closed Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Vigil set in Gulfport to remember Ja'Naya Thompson

    Vigil set in Gulfport to remember Ja'Naya Thompson

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:53:38 GMT
    Janaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook PageJanaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook Page
    GULFORT, Miss. (AP) - A civil rights group based in Memphis plans to hold a candlelight vigil Saturday night in front of the vacant mobile home where 5-year-old Ja'Naya Thompson was found dead.
    GULFORT, Miss. (AP) - A civil rights group based in Memphis plans to hold a candlelight vigil Saturday night in front of the vacant mobile home where 5-year-old Ja'Naya Thompson was found dead.
  • Silver Airways service extended through Sept. 5

    Silver Airways service extended through Sept. 5

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:23:31 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has directed Silver Airways to continue passenger service in four Mississippi cities and one in Alabama through Sept. 5.  
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has directed Silver Airways to continue passenger service in four Mississippi cities and one in Alabama through Sept. 5.  
  • MEMA Sends Assistance Team to Hawaii

    MEMA Sends Assistance Team to Hawaii

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:16:56 GMT
    A five-man team comprised of four Mississippi Emergency Management Agency staff and one Mississippi Army National Guard member left this morning headed to Hawaii to support response efforts to Tropical Storm Iselle and oncoming Hurricane Julio. 
    A five-man team comprised of four Mississippi Emergency Management Agency staff and one Mississippi Army National Guard member left this morning headed to Hawaii to support response efforts to Tropical Storm Iselle and oncoming Hurricane Julio. 
  • AG Hood: Mississippi Receives More Than $530K in Consumer Settlement with Pfizer

    AG Hood: Mississippi Receives More Than $530K in Consumer Settlement with Pfizer

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:09:05 GMT
    Attorney General Jim Hood joins 41 other Attorneys General in announcing a $35 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. over alleged consumer protection violations concerning the immunosuppressive drug Rapamune. Mississippi’s portion of the settlement is $532,675.94. 
    Attorney General Jim Hood joins 41 other Attorneys General in announcing a $35 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. over alleged consumer protection violations concerning the immunosuppressive drug Rapamune. Mississippi’s portion of the settlement is $532,675.94. 
  • Students Sing "Happy" at Vicksburg Warren School District Convocation

    Students Sing "Happy" at Vicksburg Warren School District Convocation

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:34:52 GMT
    Every year to prepare for the upcoming school year, the Vicksburg Warren School District holds a convocation for teachers, staff, and administration.This year, students gave everyone a special treat by singing and dancing to Pharrell Williams' song, "Happy".
    Every year to prepare for the upcoming school year, the Vicksburg Warren School District holds a convocation for teachers, staff, and administration.This year, students gave everyone a special treat by singing and dancing to Pharrell Williams' song, "Happy".
  • Gasoline Spills after Tanker Truck Overturns in Warren County

    Gasoline Spills after Tanker Truck Overturns in Warren County

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:32:12 GMT
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - A tanker truck has overturned on U.S. 61 at North Washington Street in Warren County. The truck was carrying diesel and it spilled onto the road.
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - A tanker truck has overturned on U.S. 61 at North Washington Street in Warren County. The truck was carrying diesel and it spilled onto the road.
  • City of Clinton Defends Traffic Triangle at Busy Intersection

    City of Clinton Defends Traffic Triangle at Busy Intersection

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:37:03 GMT
    After receiving complaints from our viewers, about a new traffic pattern causing some major upsets for drivers in Clinton, we set out to talk to City officials who say the changes at a busy intersection are here to stay.Motorists traveling along the traffic triangle at Clinton Boulevard and East College Street say the intersection is an accident waiting to happen.Lindsay Patrick is a Clin...
    After receiving complaints from our viewers, about a new traffic pattern causing some major upsets for drivers in Clinton, we set out to talk to City officials who say the changes at a busy intersection are here to stay.Motorists traveling along the traffic triangle at Clinton Boulevard and East College Street say the intersection is an accident waiting to happen.Lindsay Patrick is a Clin...
  • Smith Responds to Murder Suspect Release

    Smith Responds to Murder Suspect Release

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:18:43 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - It all started when an inmate's name appeared on a no bill list, that means a grand jury didn't indict the suspect and they can be released from jail if there are no other charges. ANews Channel 12source showed us that "no bill" where murder suspect Michael Buck's name appeared. Buck was arrested and charged with the murder of Felicia Spann in December2013.However, the Hinds County Sheriff's Department tell us that he was released from prison earlier this week because his nam...
    JACKSON, Miss. - It all started when an inmate's name appeared on a no bill list, that means a grand jury didn't indict the suspect and they can be released from jail if there are no other charges. ANews Channel 12source showed us that "no bill" where murder suspect Michael Buck's name appeared. Buck was arrested and charged with the murder of Felicia Spann in December2013.However, the Hinds County Sheriff's Department tell us that he was released from prison earlier this week because his nam...
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