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  • The Mamie S. Barrett (pronounced May-me) is a sternwheel towboat nearing her 100th birthday. Currently she's rotting and rusting in a field overlooking the Mississippi River.

    MYSTERY MONDAY: 'The Mamie' Rots as the 'Paddlewheel' of Time Turns

    MYSTERY MONDAY: 'The Mamie' Rots as the 'Paddlewheel' of Time Turns

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:26:33 GMT
    If you have an idea for a MYSTERY MONDAY contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839. Our motto is 'History Mystery'!It's a boat about to run out of steam.The Mamie S. Barrett (pronounced May-me) is a sternwheel towboat nearing her 100th birthday. Currently she's rotting and rusting in a field overlooking the Mississippi River.At one point in history she carried around a president. Now it's unclear if the vessel even has an owner.Jacob Kittilstad boards the ship that's p...
    If you have an idea for a MYSTERY MONDAY contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839. Our motto is 'History Mystery'!It's a boat about to run out of steam.The Mamie S. Barrett (pronounced May-me) is a sternwheel towboat nearing her 100th birthday. Currently she's rotting and rusting in a field overlooking the Mississippi River.At one point in history she carried around a president. Now it's unclear if the vessel even has an owner.Jacob Kittilstad boards the ship that's p...
  • Interim Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said officers in precinct 3 they caught the suspect trying to break-in to another home on Monday morning.

    Neighbor Charged with Capital Murder of Helen Harrion, 67

    Neighbor Charged with Capital Murder of Helen Harrion, 67

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:51:55 GMT
    A suspect almost next door - neighbors say the man charged in the murder of a 67-year-old Jackson woman lived only three houses down from her home.Interim Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said officers in precinct 3 they caught the suspect trying to break-in to another home on Monday morning.29-year-old Alonso Stewart is charged with capital murder plus attempted burglary for this Monday morning's alleged crime.Neighbors say he stays in the Bel Air neighborhood. Now he's behind bars.Monday even...
    A suspect almost next door - neighbors say the man charged in the murder of a 67-year-old Jackson woman lived only three houses down from her home.Interim Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said officers in precinct 3 they caught the suspect trying to break-in to another home on Monday morning.29-year-old Alonso Stewart is charged with capital murder plus attempted burglary for this Monday morning's alleged crime.Neighbors say he stays in the Bel Air neighborhood. Now he's behind bars.Monday even...
  • 29-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection with Helen Harrion's Murder

    29-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection with Helen Harrion's Murder

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:03:54 GMT
    Alonzo StewartAlonzo Stewart
    JACKSON, Miss. -  Jackson Police have arrested a person in connection with the murder of a 67-year-old woman who was killed last week. 29-year-old Alonzo Stewart is charged with capital murder and attempted house burglary.
    JACKSON, Miss. -  Jackson Police have arrested a person in connection with the murder of a 67-year-old woman who was killed last week. 29-year-old Alonzo Stewart is charged with capital murder and attempted house burglary.
  • Third Arrest Made in Jefferson County Kidnapping Case

    Third Arrest Made in Jefferson County Kidnapping Case

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:42:28 GMT
    Jason BakerJason Baker
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities have arrested a third person in connection with a Jefferson County kidnapping investigation. Sheriff Peter Walker says Jason Baker is now in custody.
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities have arrested a third person in connection with a Jefferson County kidnapping investigation. Sheriff Peter Walker says Jason Baker is now in custody.
  • Tropical depression forms in central Atlantic

    Tropical depression forms in central Atlantic

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:28:24 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression formed Monday afternoon. 
    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression formed Monday afternoon. 
  • Coroner: 67-Year-Old Woman Killed was Strangled, Shot in Face

    Coroner: 67-Year-Old Woman Killed was Strangled, Shot in Face

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:30:55 GMT
    Helen HarrionHelen Harrion
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the 67-year-old woman who was found dead on Kingsroad Avenue on Tuesday was beaten, strangled, and shot in the face. She also said the victim, Helen Harrion was found with a broken neck.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the 67-year-old woman who was found dead on Kingsroad Avenue on Tuesday was beaten, strangled, and shot in the face. She also said the victim, Helen Harrion was found with a broken neck.
  • Kingsroad Avenue Rally for Justice

    Kingsroad Avenue Rally for Justice

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:03:08 GMT
    Kingsroad Avenue Rally for Justice Kingsroad Avenue Rally for Justice
    Kingsroad Avenue in Jackson was blocked off for the majority of Sunday. Neighbors, community leaders and family members came together to bring something good out of a tragedy. 67-year-old Helen Harrion was found dead at her home on Kingsroad Avenue after trying to fight against burglars on Tuesday. No arrests have been made in her death. "Somebody saw something, somebody heard something and somebody knows something," ...
    Kingsroad Avenue in Jackson was blocked off for the majority of Sunday. Neighbors, community leaders and family members came together to bring something good out of a tragedy. 67-year-old Helen Harrion was found dead at her home on Kingsroad Avenue after trying to fight against burglars on Tuesday. No arrests have been made in her death. "Somebody saw something, somebody heard something and somebody knows something," ...
  • JPD Officer Shoots House Burglary Suspect on Rosehaven Drive

    JPD Officer Shoots House Burglary Suspect on Rosehaven Drive

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:01:53 GMT
    Officer shoots burglary suspect on Rosehaven Drive.Officer shoots burglary suspect on Rosehaven Drive.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police confirm that a suspect involved in a house burglary has been shot by an officer. Interim Police Chief Lee Vance says the incident happened around 10 a.m. on Rosehaven Drive.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police confirm that a suspect involved in a house burglary has been shot by an officer. Interim Police Chief Lee Vance says the incident happened around 10 a.m. on Rosehaven Drive.
  • Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing by Sept. 19

    Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing by Sept. 19

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:00:33 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. The company made the announcement Monday. Margaritaville says it will pay employees up to Sept. 19. 
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. The company made the announcement Monday. Margaritaville says it will pay employees up to Sept. 19. 
  • New Chikungunya Virus Case Confirmed in Mississippi; Positive West Nile Mosquitoes in Hinds Co.

    New Chikungunya Virus Case Confirmed in Mississippi; Positive West Nile Mosquitoes in Hinds Co.

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:44:27 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed a new case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident. This is the fourth case reported in a Mississippi resident.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed a new case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident. This is the fourth case reported in a Mississippi resident.
  • State Football Championship Games to Leave Jackson

    State Football Championship Games to Leave Jackson

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:44:09 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Mississippi High School Athletics Association announced big changes for the state's football championships at its headquarters in Clinton on Monday.For the first time since 1992, Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson will not host the state football championships. It's a decision that could cost the capital city close to $3 million a year. 
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Mississippi High School Athletics Association announced big changes for the state's football championships at its headquarters in Clinton on Monday.For the first time since 1992, Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson will not host the state football championships. It's a decision that could cost the capital city close to $3 million a year. 
  • Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton Announces Retirement

    Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton Announces Retirement

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:39:14 GMT
    Lindsey HortonLindsey Horton
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton has announced his retirement, effective Monday, July 21. Mayor Tony Yarber accepted Horton’s retirement, and expressed his appreciation for Chief Horton’s service to the Jackson Police Department.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton has announced his retirement, effective Monday, July 21. Mayor Tony Yarber accepted Horton’s retirement, and expressed his appreciation for Chief Horton’s service to the Jackson Police Department.
  • Gulfport Police Search for Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

    Gulfport Police Search for Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:25:16 GMT
    Gulfport Police posted this sketch of the suspect connected to the attempted kidnapping on their Facebook page.Gulfport Police posted this sketch of the suspect connected to the attempted kidnapping on their Facebook page.
    GULFPORT, Miss. -The Gulfport Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving an attempted kidnapping investigation. Gulfport Police Department responded to a call on 43rd Street on Sunday around 2:30 p.m. 
    GULFPORT, Miss. -The Gulfport Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving an attempted kidnapping investigation. Gulfport Police Department responded to a call on 43rd Street on Sunday around 2:30 p.m. 
  • 2 Injured in Canton Shooting; Police Investigate

    2 Injured in Canton Shooting; Police Investigate

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:01:22 GMT
    CANTON, Miss. - Canton Police are investigating an early morning shooting.Lt. Shelby Burnside confirmed that two people were injured.Police say they do not know exactly where the shooting happened and the victims are not cooperating.They are still gathering information at this time.
    CANTON, Miss. - Canton Police are investigating an early morning shooting.Lt. Shelby Burnside confirmed that two people were injured.Police say they do not know exactly where the shooting happened and the victims are not cooperating.They are still gathering information at this time.
  • State Inmate on Death Row Moved to New Location

    State Inmate on Death Row Moved to New Location

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:04:32 GMT
    Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County.Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County.
    A state inmate on death row is being granted a new trial and has been moved to another location.Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County. Byrom had been housed at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility after being convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in Tishomingo County in 2000. Byrom was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2000 for the killing of her husba...
    A state inmate on death row is being granted a new trial and has been moved to another location.Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County. Byrom had been housed at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility after being convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in Tishomingo County in 2000. Byrom was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2000 for the killing of her husba...
  • Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County

    Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:57:56 GMT
    Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County
    A woman is struck by a vehicle and killed in Desoto County. It happened Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 61 near Highway 302 in Walls. Officials say 36-year-old Susan Woodgate was walking southbound on Highway 61 when she was struck and killed. Woodgate was declared dead at the scene. The initial driver who struck the woman, 22-year-old Kierra Tumblin, of Houston, Mississippi, left the scene, but turned he...
    A woman is struck by a vehicle and killed in Desoto County. It happened Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 61 near Highway 302 in Walls. Officials say 36-year-old Susan Woodgate was walking southbound on Highway 61 when she was struck and killed. Woodgate was declared dead at the scene. The initial driver who struck the woman, 22-year-old Kierra Tumblin, of Houston, Mississippi, left the scene, but turned he...
  • Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County

    Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:53:42 GMT
    Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall CountyMother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly two-vehicle accident in Walthall County. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon on MS-27, about a mile north of US 98 near Tylertown. Officials say a Chevrolet Impala was heading southbound on MS-27 and a Chevrolet pickup was headed northbound. The Impala crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the pickup. The driver of the ...
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly two-vehicle accident in Walthall County. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon on MS-27, about a mile north of US 98 near Tylertown. Officials say a Chevrolet Impala was heading southbound on MS-27 and a Chevrolet pickup was headed northbound. The Impala crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the pickup. The driver of the ...
  • It's difficult to make an argument that one approach to preaching is better than another - we're talking mostly about style or preference.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Growing into the Space at St. John M.B. in Jackson

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Growing into the Space at St. John M.B. in Jackson

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-20 13:02:25 GMT
    If you'd like the viewers of NEWS CHANNEL 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.It's difficult to make an argument that one approach to preaching is better than another - we're talking mostly about style or preference here.But at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Jackson the pastor has identified what he'd call a problem with preachers across the nation: they are getting away from the unadulterated word of Jesus.That'...
    If you'd like the viewers of NEWS CHANNEL 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.It's difficult to make an argument that one approach to preaching is better than another - we're talking mostly about style or preference here.But at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Jackson the pastor has identified what he'd call a problem with preachers across the nation: they are getting away from the unadulterated word of Jesus.That'...
  • Campaign 2014: State Senator Chris McDaniel's Truth and Justice Tour Comes to Pearl

    Campaign 2014: State Senator Chris McDaniel's Truth and Justice Tour Comes to Pearl

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:19:30 GMT
    Campaign 2014: Truth and Justice TourCampaign 2014: Truth and Justice Tour
    The back-and-forth continues regarding the June 24th GOP Senate run-off race.State Senator Chris McDaniel says he plans to file a formal challenge against six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. A Thursday ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court is a blow to the McDaniel Campaign and their efforts to prove voting irregularities during the Republican Primary run-off.The court ruled that circuit clerks must redact voters' birth dates before poll books are open for inspection. For weeks, M...
    The back-and-forth continues regarding the June 24th GOP Senate run-off race.State Senator Chris McDaniel says he plans to file a formal challenge against six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. A Thursday ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court is a blow to the McDaniel Campaign and their efforts to prove voting irregularities during the Republican Primary run-off.The court ruled that circuit clerks must redact voters' birth dates before poll books are open for inspection. For weeks, M...
  • Injured Inmates at Walnut Grove Correctional Facility Out of Hospital

    Injured Inmates at Walnut Grove Correctional Facility Out of Hospital

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:59:00 GMT
    Walnut Grove Correctional FacilityWalnut Grove Correctional Facility
    All nine inmates injured during a fight on July 10 at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility are back in prison.Three offenders who had remained hospitalized were released from UMMC this week. The fighting happened between two rival gangs in connection with an attempt to smuggle contraband into the prison.The Leake County prison has been on lockdown since fighting broke out in one of the housing units. Walnut Grove po...
    All nine inmates injured during a fight on July 10 at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility are back in prison.Three offenders who had remained hospitalized were released from UMMC this week. The fighting happened between two rival gangs in connection with an attempt to smuggle contraband into the prison.The Leake County prison has been on lockdown since fighting broke out in one of the housing units. Walnut Grove po...
  • Credit Card Theft Ring

    Credit Card Theft Ring

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:50:42 GMT
    Karen Calvin, suspect in theft ringKaren Calvin, suspect in theft ring
    McComb and Brookhaven police need your help tracking down suspects in a credit card theft ring.The McComb Police Department has been able to identify the two women as Vifran Carter and Karen Calvin in regards to multiple credit card fraud from Hazlehurst to some parts of Louisiana. They each face charges of credit card fraud and identity theft. Authorities say they distract employees while others search for wallets an...
    McComb and Brookhaven police need your help tracking down suspects in a credit card theft ring.The McComb Police Department has been able to identify the two women as Vifran Carter and Karen Calvin in regards to multiple credit card fraud from Hazlehurst to some parts of Louisiana. They each face charges of credit card fraud and identity theft. Authorities say they distract employees while others search for wallets an...
  • One Person Rescued From Attala County House Fire

    One Person Rescued From Attala County House Fire

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:53:57 GMT
    One Person Rescued From Attala County House Fire One Person Rescued From Attala County House Fire
    Multiple crews responded to a house fire on Attala Road 5041 Saturday morning around 8 a.m.There was one person inside the home at the time of the fire and that person was rescued without injuries. The house was fully involved when the responding units arrived on scene, according to KosyOnline. MedStat treated one firefighter for heat exhausted, but no one else was injured.It took two hours for crews to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The house is total l...
    Multiple crews responded to a house fire on Attala Road 5041 Saturday morning around 8 a.m.There was one person inside the home at the time of the fire and that person was rescued without injuries. The house was fully involved when the responding units arrived on scene, according to KosyOnline. MedStat treated one firefighter for heat exhausted, but no one else was injured.It took two hours for crews to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The house is total l...
  • Forest Woman Dies From Fallen Tree Limb

    Forest Woman Dies From Fallen Tree Limb

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:18:32 GMT
    Forest Woman Dies From Fallen Tree LimbForest Woman Dies From Fallen Tree Limb
    A Forest woman died Friday afternoon after a tree limb fell on her in her yard. According to Scott County Coroner Joe Bradford, 75-year-old Erma Rawson Lee, of Forest, died Friday around 3 p.m. at her home at 119 Oak Park Drive. Coroner Bradford says she was sitting in her yard under an oak tree by herself when a big limb fell out of the tree and struck Lee. A neighbor noticed Lee and called for help, says Coroner Bradford. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.
    A Forest woman died Friday afternoon after a tree limb fell on her in her yard. According to Scott County Coroner Joe Bradford, 75-year-old Erma Rawson Lee, of Forest, died Friday around 3 p.m. at her home at 119 Oak Park Drive. Coroner Bradford says she was sitting in her yard under an oak tree by herself when a big limb fell out of the tree and struck Lee. A neighbor noticed Lee and called for help, says Coroner Bradford. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Gov. Bryant Blasts Obama On Illegal Immigrant Housing

    Gov. Bryant Blasts Obama On Illegal Immigrant Housing

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:03:23 GMT
    In a letter governor Phil Bryant addressed to President Obama Friday afternoon, he says that he will prohibit the federal government and its agents from "housing large numbers of new illegal immigrants in the State of Mississippi". Now, the governor is being called out by immigration activists.Bill Chandler, Executive Director of 'MIRA' the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, says he's not surprised by Governor Bryant's letter to the President, saying if nothing else, he's consistent. Ch...
    In a letter governor Phil Bryant addressed to President Obama Friday afternoon, he says that he will prohibit the federal government and its agents from "housing large numbers of new illegal immigrants in the State of Mississippi". Now, the governor is being called out by immigration activists.Bill Chandler, Executive Director of 'MIRA' the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, says he's not surprised by Governor Bryant's letter to the President, saying if nothing else, he's consistent. Ch...
  • Brookhaven Man Arrested for Sexually Touching a Child at a Church

    Brookhaven Man Arrested for Sexually Touching a Child at a Church

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:21:01 GMT
    Josiah FranklinJosiah Franklin
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A 22-year-old man has been jailed for allegedly sexually touching a child at a Brookhaven church, police say.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A 22-year-old man has been jailed for allegedly sexually touching a child at a Brookhaven church, police say.
  • "The Purge: Anarchy" Fizzles

    "The Purge: Anarchy" Fizzles

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:28:58 GMT
    JACKSON, MS - What if, for one night each year, all crime was legal? Audiences were first introduced to this question with 2013’s The Purge, a surprise summer hit that featured a family barricaded in their home and warding off a bloodthirsty mob on the one night when the U.S. government turns a blind eye to murder. Whereas that film presented itself as a claustrophobic home invasion thriller, The Purge: Anarchy takes the action to the streets --- literally. This time around, moviegoers meet a...
    JACKSON, MS - What if, for one night each year, all crime was legal? Audiences were first introduced to this question with 2013’s The Purge, a surprise summer hit that featured a family barricaded in their home and warding off a bloodthirsty mob on the one night when the U.S. government turns a blind eye to murder. Whereas that film presented itself as a claustrophobic home invasion thriller, The Purge: Anarchy takes the action to the streets --- literally. This time around, moviegoers meet a...
  • Residents Firing Back Against Criminals

    Residents Firing Back Against Criminals

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:22:20 GMT
    Columbus Band Teacher Found Dead in Dorm RoomColumbus Band Teacher Found Dead in Dorm Room
    JACKSON, Miss. - "It's about time that the homeowners start taking their city back," says longtime Jackson resident, Billy Peavie. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to Jackson resident taking back their communities.Two burglars break-in to a home on Rosemary Avenue at 11:00 Thursday night. "The homeowner confronted them, he shot one individual several times, the second one was able to escape through a window," says Assistant Chief Lee Vance. The Hinds County Coroner says 19-year-o...
    JACKSON, Miss. - "It's about time that the homeowners start taking their city back," says longtime Jackson resident, Billy Peavie. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to Jackson resident taking back their communities.Two burglars break-in to a home on Rosemary Avenue at 11:00 Thursday night. "The homeowner confronted them, he shot one individual several times, the second one was able to escape through a window," says Assistant Chief Lee Vance. The Hinds County Coroner says 19-year-o...
  • Governor Bryant Sends Letter to President Obama Concerning Illegal Immigration

    Governor Bryant Sends Letter to President Obama Concerning Illegal Immigration

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:45:24 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -In the midst of a growing immigration crisis at the United States’ southern border, Gov. Phil Bryant has expressed his concerns to President Obama. Bryant said in his letter that he intends to prohibit the federal government or its agents from housing large numbers of new illegal immigrants in Mississippi.
    JACKSON, Miss. -In the midst of a growing immigration crisis at the United States’ southern border, Gov. Phil Bryant has expressed his concerns to President Obama. Bryant said in his letter that he intends to prohibit the federal government or its agents from housing large numbers of new illegal immigrants in Mississippi.
  • Gov. Bryant Appoints Kathy Henry to Mississippi Parole Board

    Gov. Bryant Appoints Kathy Henry to Mississippi Parole Board

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:18:59 GMT
    Kathy HenryKathy Henry
    JACKSON, Miss. – Phil Bryant has appointed Kathy Henry of Brandon to serve as the newest member of the Mississippi Parole Board. Effective immediately, Henry will replace retired Army Master Sgt. Clarence Brown of Yazoo City, who stepped down on June 30, 2014, after serving for more than eight years. 
    JACKSON, Miss. – Phil Bryant has appointed Kathy Henry of Brandon to serve as the newest member of the Mississippi Parole Board. Effective immediately, Henry will replace retired Army Master Sgt. Clarence Brown of Yazoo City, who stepped down on June 30, 2014, after serving for more than eight years. 
  • President Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    President Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:30:02 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the online source, Banjo.Photo Courtesy of the online source, Banjo.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation.
  • Rosemary Avenue Homeowner Kills Intruder During Break-in

    Rosemary Avenue Homeowner Kills Intruder During Break-in

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:25:32 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders during a break-in, police say. The incident happened on Rosemary Avenue Thursday night.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders during a break-in, police say. The incident happened on Rosemary Avenue Thursday night.
  • Woman Maced By Ex-Roommate at Jackson Apartment Complex

    Woman Maced By Ex-Roommate at Jackson Apartment Complex

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:13:31 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a Jackson woman was maced by her ex-roommate early Friday morning. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a Jackson woman was maced by her ex-roommate early Friday morning. 
  • MTM, Inc. to Locate Call Center Operations in Jackson

    MTM, Inc. to Locate Call Center Operations in Jackson

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:36:02 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Health care and transportation management company, MTM, Inc. is locating  non-emergency medical transportation and call center operations in Jackson.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Health care and transportation management company, MTM, Inc. is locating  non-emergency medical transportation and call center operations in Jackson.
  • 5-year-old Gulfport girl strangled to death; Police question 2 men

    5-year-old Gulfport girl strangled to death; Police question 2 men

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:31:08 GMT
    Janaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook PageJanaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook Page
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi coroner has ruled strangulation as the cause of death for a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi coroner has ruled strangulation as the cause of death for a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport.
  • Local Talent Sing in Auditions for 'The Search'

    Local Talent Sing in Auditions for 'The Search'

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:27:15 GMT
    Talented singers continue to take their turns at the mic as “The Search” continues at Terminal Studios in Ridgeland. Ta’Preikah Sutton of Canton wrote and performed her own song. She says, “Well I did my best, and my dad wasn't in my life, so I think a lot of kids’ father wasn't in their life, so I just wanted to make a song for everybody, so they can relate and I think I did kind of good." Mark Clipper of Clinton took the inspirational route. He says ,” If I don't sing, I've got church, so...
    Talented singers continue to take their turns at the mic as “The Search” continues at Terminal Studios in Ridgeland. Ta’Preikah Sutton of Canton wrote and performed her own song. She says, “Well I did my best, and my dad wasn't in my life, so I think a lot of kids’ father wasn't in their life, so I just wanted to make a song for everybody, so they can relate and I think I did kind of good." Mark Clipper of Clinton took the inspirational route. He says ,” If I don't sing, I've got church, so...
  • President Obama to speak about downed plane in Ukraine

    President Obama to speak about downed plane in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:03:08 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the online source, Banjo.Photo Courtesy of the online source, Banjo.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.U.S. officials have said the plane was shot down Thursday by a missile. But the Obama administration has not said who it believes is responsible for firing the missile.So far there has been no confirmation of any Americans on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that was carrying 298 people.The plane was shot down near the border between Ukraine and Russia. The incident occur...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.U.S. officials have said the plane was shot down Thursday by a missile. But the Obama administration has not said who it believes is responsible for firing the missile.So far there has been no confirmation of any Americans on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that was carrying 298 people.The plane was shot down near the border between Ukraine and Russia. The incident occur...
  • Abandoned on the Side of the Road

    Abandoned on the Side of the Road

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:42:01 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Spartanburg, South Carolina. Friday, July 11, a four-vehicle, chain reaction crash along I-85. "Maybe a blind curve or something like that and the officer feels that it could be a traffichazard, then we may have to remove it there," says Lt. Tony Ivey with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department. Investigators say an abandoned vehicle is to blame. Here in Mississippi, abandoned vehicles are a problem. "It only takes one second to drift off the curb and strike a vehicle th...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Spartanburg, South Carolina. Friday, July 11, a four-vehicle, chain reaction crash along I-85. "Maybe a blind curve or something like that and the officer feels that it could be a traffichazard, then we may have to remove it there," says Lt. Tony Ivey with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department. Investigators say an abandoned vehicle is to blame. Here in Mississippi, abandoned vehicles are a problem. "It only takes one second to drift off the curb and strike a vehicle th...
  • Neighbors Remember Helen Harrion With Candlelight Vigil

    Neighbors Remember Helen Harrion With Candlelight Vigil

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:52:08 GMT
    Helen HarrionHelen Harrion
    Dozens from the community came together at Helen Harrion's Kingsroad Avenue home, to pay tribute to their fallen neighbor Harrion's daughter Angela was deeply touched by the show of support shown to her and her family saying, "It's just amazing how everyone has come out, you know, to show support and help us get through this terrible situation." Harrion's family and and the community are coping with her death as best they can, recalling what neighbors say was her kind and loving spirit.Cozet...
    Dozens from the community came together at Helen Harrion's Kingsroad Avenue home, to pay tribute to their fallen neighbor Harrion's daughter Angela was deeply touched by the show of support shown to her and her family saying, "It's just amazing how everyone has come out, you know, to show support and help us get through this terrible situation." Harrion's family and and the community are coping with her death as best they can, recalling what neighbors say was her kind and loving spirit.Cozet...
  • Vicksburg Warren School District Time Change

    Vicksburg Warren School District Time Change

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:54:58 GMT
    Vicksburg Warren School District time changeVicksburg Warren School District time change
    The first day of school is August 8th for students in Warren County. However, not only are students and parents adjusting to a new school year, but they will have to adjust to new times. The Vicksburg Warren School District decided in May to change the school schedule times. "The research shows that high school kids do better later and elementary kids do better with instruction earlier," says Paula Johnson, assistant ...
    The first day of school is August 8th for students in Warren County. However, not only are students and parents adjusting to a new school year, but they will have to adjust to new times. The Vicksburg Warren School District decided in May to change the school schedule times. "The research shows that high school kids do better later and elementary kids do better with instruction earlier," says Paula Johnson, assistant ...
  • Jackson State Looks To Ease Campus Housing Shortage

    Jackson State Looks To Ease Campus Housing Shortage

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:10:20 GMT
    Growing enrollment is forcing Jackson State University to look for additional housing for students who want to live on campus.Fall classes start in about a month. JSU is looking for short term fix to the lack of housing.They plan to lease the Palisades Apartment complex, which will provide rooms for 300 students.Today the state college vote move toward leasing. Later they could possibly purchase the property, which ad...
    Growing enrollment is forcing Jackson State University to look for additional housing for students who want to live on campus.Fall classes start in about a month. JSU is looking for short term fix to the lack of housing.They plan to lease the Palisades Apartment complex, which will provide rooms for 300 students.Today the state college vote move toward leasing. Later they could possibly purchase the property, which ad...
  • Funeral Arrangements Made for 67-Year-Old Jackson Murder Victim

    Funeral Arrangements Made for 67-Year-Old Jackson Murder Victim

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:19:23 GMT
    Helen HarrionHelen Harrion
    JACKSON, Miss. – Funeral arrangements have been set for Helen Harrion, who was tragically killed in her home on Kingsroad Avenue earlier this week. Visitation for family and friends will take place Friday, July 18, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Services, 922 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Miss. Funeral arrangements will take place Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 4895 Medgar Evers Boulevard, Jackson, Miss.
    JACKSON, Miss. – Funeral arrangements have been set for Helen Harrion, who was tragically killed in her home on Kingsroad Avenue earlier this week. Visitation for family and friends will take place Friday, July 18, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Services, 922 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Miss. Funeral arrangements will take place Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 4895 Medgar Evers Boulevard, Jackson, Miss.
  • Clinton Police Arrest 9 Suspects Connected to Metro Area Crimes

    Clinton Police Arrest 9 Suspects Connected to Metro Area Crimes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:02:58 GMT
    CLINTON, Miss. -A commercial burglary at the Shell Convenience Store on Clinton Boulevard and drug raid at a house on Suzy Lane on Monday resulted in the arrests of several suspects connected to a number crimes around the Jackson area.In total, nine people were jailed by Clinton Police this week.Mondaymorning at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Shell convenience store on Clinton Boulevard (in Clinton) was burglarized. In-store video showed two suspects, and one of the suspects had a distinctive t...
    CLINTON, Miss. -A commercial burglary at the Shell Convenience Store on Clinton Boulevard and drug raid at a house on Suzy Lane on Monday resulted in the arrests of several suspects connected to a number crimes around the Jackson area.In total, nine people were jailed by Clinton Police this week.Mondaymorning at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Shell convenience store on Clinton Boulevard (in Clinton) was burglarized. In-store video showed two suspects, and one of the suspects had a distinctive t...
  • Bolton Murder Case Being Sent to Grand Jury

    Bolton Murder Case Being Sent to Grand Jury

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:38:39 GMT
    Victoria SwanaganVictoria Swanagan
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - The woman accused of killing her boyfriend in Bolton earlier this month appeared in court on Thursday.Victoria Swanagan was arrested July 3.Her case has been bound over to the grand jury and she is being held on a $50,000 bond.Officials say 21-year-old Vincent Hill of Edwards was shot once in the chest.Investigators say Hill and Swanagan were passengers riding in a truck when they got into a fight. The truck driver stopped the vehicle and as soon as he got out, he heard ...
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - The woman accused of killing her boyfriend in Bolton earlier this month appeared in court on Thursday.Victoria Swanagan was arrested July 3.Her case has been bound over to the grand jury and she is being held on a $50,000 bond.Officials say 21-year-old Vincent Hill of Edwards was shot once in the chest.Investigators say Hill and Swanagan were passengers riding in a truck when they got into a fight. The truck driver stopped the vehicle and as soon as he got out, he heard ...
  • Andrew's Scraps Break-in Suspect Arrested

    Andrew's Scraps Break-in Suspect Arrested

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:27:26 GMT
    Eldemestrist JenningsEldemestrist Jennings
    MCCOMB, Miss. - McComb Police say they have arrested a man connected to the burglary that happened at Andrew's Scraps.24-year-old Eldemestrist Jennings is charged with commercial burglary.Police say tips and the surveillance video help them solve this case.He is due in court on Friday for his initial appearance.
    MCCOMB, Miss. - McComb Police say they have arrested a man connected to the burglary that happened at Andrew's Scraps.24-year-old Eldemestrist Jennings is charged with commercial burglary.Police say tips and the surveillance video help them solve this case.He is due in court on Friday for his initial appearance.
  • Ukraine: Recordings show rebels shot down plane

    Ukraine: Recordings show rebels shot down plane

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:29:58 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of the online source, Banjo.Photo Courtesy of the online source, Banjo.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace. MH17 was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace. MH17 was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
  • Body of girl, 5, in vacant trailer home; Police investigate as homicide

    Body of girl, 5, in vacant trailer home; Police investigate as homicide

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:02:06 GMT
    Janaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook PageJanaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook Page
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police spokesman Sgt. Damon McDaniel says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. 
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police spokesman Sgt. Damon McDaniel says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. 
  • Pearl Police Search for Walmart Lawn Mower Thief

    Pearl Police Search for Walmart Lawn Mower Thief

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:47:44 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police are searching for a man who they say stole a lawn mower from Walmart earlier this month.
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police are searching for a man who they say stole a lawn mower from Walmart earlier this month.
  • Graceland Too Owner Found Dead

    Graceland Too Owner Found Dead

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:54:44 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of WREGPhoto Courtesy of WREG
    JACKSON, Miss. - The owner of the 'Graceland Too' attraction, Paul McLeod, was found dead in his home just days after news broke that he killed a man who was allegedly trying to break into his home.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The owner of the 'Graceland Too' attraction, Paul McLeod, was found dead in his home just days after news broke that he killed a man who was allegedly trying to break into his home.
  • Young Female Body Found; Police Not Confirming if it's Missing 5-Year-Old

    Young Female Body Found; Police Not Confirming if it's Missing 5-Year-Old

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:17:16 GMT
    Janaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook PageJanaya Makayia Thomas; Photo Courtesy of Gulfport Police Facebook Page
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police are looking for a five-year-old girl last seen Wednesday night in the parking lot of a local apartment complex. Police say in a statement that Janaya Makayia Thomas was reporting missing about 8:30 p.m. 
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police are looking for a five-year-old girl last seen Wednesday night in the parking lot of a local apartment complex. Police say in a statement that Janaya Makayia Thomas was reporting missing about 8:30 p.m. 
  • Women Wanted in Connection with Thefts in Pike, Lincoln Counties

    Women Wanted in Connection with Thefts in Pike, Lincoln Counties

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:30:32 GMT
    Suspects wanted in connection to thefts in Pike, Lincoln CountiesSuspects wanted in connection to thefts in Pike, Lincoln Counties
    McComb and Brookhaven police departments are asking for the public's help in identifying women in a surveillance photo who they say are connected to several thefts. Police say the women in the photo were caught on camera at a local Walmart.
    McComb and Brookhaven police departments are asking for the public's help in identifying women in a surveillance photo who they say are connected to several thefts. Police say the women in the photo were caught on camera at a local Walmart.
  • JPD Releases 911 Call In Kingsroad Murder; Family Speaks Out

    JPD Releases 911 Call In Kingsroad Murder; Family Speaks Out

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:38:03 GMT
    A northwest Jackson community is in disbelief following the brutal killing of 67-year-old Helen Harrion at her home on Kingsroad Avenue. Harrion's daughter, Angela Harrion says coping with the loss has been very difficult for her, "I cry everyday, on and off, and it's just hard... it really is." Jackson Police discovered the body of Helen Harrion outside of her Kingsroad Avenue home late Tuesday morning. However, less than 12 hours before, at exactly 3:23 a.m., she called 911 and complained ...
    A northwest Jackson community is in disbelief following the brutal killing of 67-year-old Helen Harrion at her home on Kingsroad Avenue. Harrion's daughter, Angela Harrion says coping with the loss has been very difficult for her, "I cry everyday, on and off, and it's just hard... it really is." Jackson Police discovered the body of Helen Harrion outside of her Kingsroad Avenue home late Tuesday morning. However, less than 12 hours before, at exactly 3:23 a.m., she called 911 and complained ...
  • New Indictment Charges 4 In Mississippi Hate Crime

    New Indictment Charges 4 In Mississippi Hate Crime

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:27:28 GMT
    Authorities believe three of the four new defendants charged in connection with committing a hate crime related to the murder of James Craig Anderson were with riding in the truck that prosecutors say ringleader Deryl Dedmon used to run over Anderson.The 49 year-old African American auto plant worker died from his injuries, after the attack outside a west Jackson motel in June 2011. Authorities say Anderson was target...
    Authorities believe three of the four new defendants charged in connection with committing a hate crime related to the murder of James Craig Anderson were with riding in the truck that prosecutors say ringleader Deryl Dedmon used to run over Anderson.The 49 year-old African American auto plant worker died from his injuries, after the attack outside a west Jackson motel in June 2011. Authorities say Anderson was target...
  • McDaniel Camp: Votes Bought, Boxes Stuffed in Election

    McDaniel Camp: Votes Bought, Boxes Stuffed in Election

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:44:45 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Senator Chris McDaniel plans to file a formal challenge against six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in the Republican primary run-off. The McDaniel campaign made the announcement at a Wednesdaynews conference.Lawyers forMcDaniel claim they have evidence proving voter fraud, including ballot boxes being stuffed as well as crossover voting. With that evidence, theMcDaniel camp plans to filea formal challenge within the next 10 days. For weeks McDaniel volunteers have t...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Senator Chris McDaniel plans to file a formal challenge against six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in the Republican primary run-off. The McDaniel campaign made the announcement at a Wednesdaynews conference.Lawyers forMcDaniel claim they have evidence proving voter fraud, including ballot boxes being stuffed as well as crossover voting. With that evidence, theMcDaniel camp plans to filea formal challenge within the next 10 days. For weeks McDaniel volunteers have t...
  • 911 Call: 67-Year-Old Murder Victim Calls Police for Help

    911 Call: 67-Year-Old Murder Victim Calls Police for Help

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:28:09 GMT
    Helen HarrionHelen Harrion
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities have released the 911 call placed by the 67-year-old murder victim who was found in her backyard on Tuesday on Kingsroad Avenue.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities have released the 911 call placed by the 67-year-old murder victim who was found in her backyard on Tuesday on Kingsroad Avenue.
  • Indictments Unsealed in 2011 Jackson Hate Crime Death of James Anderson

    Indictments Unsealed in 2011 Jackson Hate Crime Death of James Anderson

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:27:33 GMT
    James AndersonJames Anderson
    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal indictments have been unsealed against four new defendants accused of being involved in a 2011 Jackson hate crime.  John Blaylack, Sarah Graves, Robert Henry Rice and Shelby Brook Richards are all charged with conspiracy and a hate crime.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal indictments have been unsealed against four new defendants accused of being involved in a 2011 Jackson hate crime.  John Blaylack, Sarah Graves, Robert Henry Rice and Shelby Brook Richards are all charged with conspiracy and a hate crime.
  • Man Arrested for Pontotoc Hit-and-Run

    Man Arrested for Pontotoc Hit-and-Run

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:15:00 GMT
    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez
    PONTOTOC, Miss. - A Pontotoc man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 21-year-old.Juan Hernandez is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality.
    PONTOTOC, Miss. - A Pontotoc man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 21-year-old.Juan Hernandez is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality.
  • Jackson Police Search for Carjacking Suspect

    Jackson Police Search for Carjacking Suspect

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:02:30 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for a suspect involved in a car jacking incident. Police say the unidentified male wearing gray sweats and a white shirt is the suspect in a carjacking that happened on June 24.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for a suspect involved in a car jacking incident. Police say the unidentified male wearing gray sweats and a white shirt is the suspect in a carjacking that happened on June 24.
  • Truck Overturns on I-55 North in Madison County

    Truck Overturns on I-55 North in Madison County

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:56:12 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - An accident along I-55 North involving a semi-truck has brought traffic to a standstill.The accident occurred near the Old Agency Road exit in Madison County.
    JACKSON, Miss. - An accident along I-55 North involving a semi-truck has brought traffic to a standstill.The accident occurred near the Old Agency Road exit in Madison County.
  • Hinds GOP Chair "Debunks" McDaniel's Voter Fraud Claims

    Hinds GOP Chair "Debunks" McDaniel's Voter Fraud Claims

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:53:59 GMT
    The Hinds county Republican Party chairman is “debunking” Chris McDaniel’s claim that more than 1,000 illegal crossover votes were cast in the county during the US Senate runoff race.In the basement of the county courthouse, Pete Perry held a news conference this morning to announce the results of the examination of voting records by both the Cochran and McDaniel campaigns.“From their review the campaign representativ...
    The Hinds county Republican Party chairman is “debunking” Chris McDaniel’s claim that more than 1,000 illegal crossover votes were cast in the county during the US Senate runoff race.In the basement of the county courthouse, Pete Perry held a news conference this morning to announce the results of the examination of voting records by both the Cochran and McDaniel campaigns.“From their review the campaign representativ...
  • JPD Searches for Texaco Armed Robbery Suspect

    JPD Searches for Texaco Armed Robbery Suspect

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:24:35 GMT
    Texaco Armed RobberyTexaco Armed Robbery
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are looking for the person who held up a convenience store. They tell us a man walked into the Texaco on County Line Road after 3:30 a.m.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are looking for the person who held up a convenience store. They tell us a man walked into the Texaco on County Line Road after 3:30 a.m.
  • 'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

    'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:08:30 GMT
    Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS)Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS)
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work.But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby.She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was given...
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work.But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby.She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was given...
  • BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

    BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:48:35 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S.
    DETROIT (AP) - BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S.
  • Dead and partially clothed, a 67-year-old woman was found dead outside of her home in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.

    67-year-old Woman Killed, Others Detained after Accusations/Altercations

    67-year-old Woman Killed, Others Detained after Accusations/Altercations

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:41:58 GMT
    Dead and partially clothed, a 67-year-old woman was found dead outside of her home in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.Less than 12 hours earlier she made a call to authorities about prowlers, Colendula Green, spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department, said.Neighbors are saying they believe the incidents are connected.The death of Helen Harrion is being investigated as a murder. It happened around 1:09 p.m. at a home on Kingsroad Avenue, Jackson police said.Authorities have not yet made an a...
    Dead and partially clothed, a 67-year-old woman was found dead outside of her home in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.Less than 12 hours earlier she made a call to authorities about prowlers, Colendula Green, spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department, said.Neighbors are saying they believe the incidents are connected.The death of Helen Harrion is being investigated as a murder. It happened around 1:09 p.m. at a home on Kingsroad Avenue, Jackson police said.Authorities have not yet made an a...
  • 67-Year-Old Woman Found Dead on Kingsroad Avenue in Jackson

    67-Year-Old Woman Found Dead on Kingsroad Avenue in Jackson

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:05:56 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are on the scene of a homicide on Kingsroad Avenue. Police tell us the victim is a 67-year-old woman.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are on the scene of a homicide on Kingsroad Avenue. Police tell us the victim is a 67-year-old woman.
  • MCMR Certifies New State Saltwater Fishing Records

    MCMR Certifies New State Saltwater Fishing Records

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:04:51 GMT
    Billy Bridgett of Ocean Springs set a state record for oyster toadfish. Photo courtesy of Mississippi Dept. of Marine ResourcesBilly Bridgett of Ocean Springs set a state record for oyster toadfish. Photo courtesy of Mississippi Dept. of Marine Resources
    BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified two recreational saltwater conventional tackle records during its July 15 meeting. 
    BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified two recreational saltwater conventional tackle records during its July 15 meeting. 
  • Clinton PD Arrests 2 Business Burglary Suspects

    Clinton PD Arrests 2 Business Burglary Suspects

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:53:38 GMT
    Edward Gene BurttsEdward Gene Burtts
    CLINTON, Miss. - Clinton Police have arrested two suspect allegedly connected to a business burglary that happened on Monday. 
    CLINTON, Miss. - Clinton Police have arrested two suspect allegedly connected to a business burglary that happened on Monday. 
  • Court Orders for Harrison County Circuit Clerk to Open Election Records

    Court Orders for Harrison County Circuit Clerk to Open Election Records

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:38:56 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an order that the Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker and her deputy clerks must allow the McDaniel campaign to have a full examination of the election materials from the election.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an order that the Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker and her deputy clerks must allow the McDaniel campaign to have a full examination of the election materials from the election.
  • 16 Pounds of Meth Confiscated in Pearl; 1 Suspect Arrested

    16 Pounds of Meth Confiscated in Pearl; 1 Suspect Arrested

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:58:13 GMT
    Ice found in Pearl during a traffic stop.Ice found in Pearl during a traffic stop.
    PEARL, Miss. - One person is jailed after police say they found 16 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, also commonly known as ice, during a traffic stop in Pearl.30-year-old John Woods, III is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and receiving stolen property.
    PEARL, Miss. - One person is jailed after police say they found 16 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, also commonly known as ice, during a traffic stop in Pearl.30-year-old John Woods, III is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and receiving stolen property.
  • Pearl PD Identifies Auto Burglary Suspect

    Pearl PD Identifies Auto Burglary Suspect

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:29:36 GMT
    Thomas C. HittThomas C. Hitt
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police say they have identified the suspect allegedly connected to an auto burglary that happened at Walmart, but he is still on the loose. Police say the man in the surveillance photos is Thomas C. Hitt.
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police say they have identified the suspect allegedly connected to an auto burglary that happened at Walmart, but he is still on the loose. Police say the man in the surveillance photos is Thomas C. Hitt.
  • Bond Set at $250K for Yazoo County Murder Suspect

    Bond Set at $250K for Yazoo County Murder Suspect

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:14:45 GMT
    Christopher WilliamsChristopher Williams
    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - A judge set bond at $250,000 for a suspect charged with the murder of a Yazoo County man.
    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - A judge set bond at $250,000 for a suspect charged with the murder of a Yazoo County man.
  • Casting Call for 'The Hollars' Film in Jackson, Brookhaven

    Casting Call for 'The Hollars' Film in Jackson, Brookhaven

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:58:59 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of "The Hollars" Facebook PagePhoto Courtesy of "The Hollars" Facebook Page
    Morgan Casting is looking for talent to play as extras in the upcoming film, "The Hollars," according to the company's Facebook page.
    Morgan Casting is looking for talent to play as extras in the upcoming film, "The Hollars," according to the company's Facebook page.
  • Hinds County GOP Chairman 'Debunks' McDaniel's Claims of Illegal Votes

    Hinds County GOP Chairman 'Debunks' McDaniel's Claims of Illegal Votes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:28:19 GMT
    Pete Perry, Hinds County GOP ChairmanPete Perry, Hinds County GOP Chairman
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hinds County Republican Party Chairman is debunking Chris McDaniel's claim that more than a thousand illegal votes were cast here in the heated senate runoff race. In a news conference on Tuesday, Pete Perry announced findings of his own examination of voting records.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hinds County Republican Party Chairman is debunking Chris McDaniel's claim that more than a thousand illegal votes were cast here in the heated senate runoff race. In a news conference on Tuesday, Pete Perry announced findings of his own examination of voting records.
  • SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Dixon Interior Business Burglary Suspects

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Dixon Interior Business Burglary Suspects

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:06:10 GMT
    The search is on for suspects caught on video stealing from a Jackson Business. The surveillance video is from July 9 at Dixon interior on Ridgeway Street in West Jackson.
    The search is on for suspects caught on video stealing from a Jackson Business. The surveillance video is from July 9 at Dixon interior on Ridgeway Street in West Jackson.
  • Walnut Grove Prison Fight Gang-Related; 4 Guards Suspended

    Walnut Grove Prison Fight Gang-Related; 4 Guards Suspended

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:18:40 GMT
    Walnut Grove Correctional FacilityWalnut Grove Correctional Facility
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi corrections officials say four guards have been suspended from the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in the aftermath of a fight among inmates at the prison. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps provided an update on the investigation during a federal court hearing.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi corrections officials say four guards have been suspended from the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in the aftermath of a fight among inmates at the prison. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps provided an update on the investigation during a federal court hearing.
  • Bond Set at $50K for Mom Arrested for Hiding Meth in Child's Pants

    Bond Set at $50K for Mom Arrested for Hiding Meth in Child's Pants

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:03:12 GMT
    Margaret Lopez Carrillo appears in court.Margaret Lopez Carrillo appears in court.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - A judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants. 35-year-old Margaret Lopez Carrillo had her initial appearance in court Tuesday morning. She was charged with felony possession and felony obstruction for attempting to destroy or hide evidence.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - A judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants. 35-year-old Margaret Lopez Carrillo had her initial appearance in court Tuesday morning. She was charged with felony possession and felony obstruction for attempting to destroy or hide evidence.
  • McDaniel asks state high court to open records

    McDaniel asks state high court to open records

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:58:08 GMT
     JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
    McDaniel asked Monday for an emergency order forcing Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker to let him see original copies of poll books. 
     JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
    McDaniel asked Monday for an emergency order forcing Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker to let him see original copies of poll books. 
  • Pearl Police Search for Auto Burglary Suspect

    Pearl Police Search for Auto Burglary Suspect

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:21:18 GMT
    Pearl Auto Burglary suspectPearl Auto Burglary suspect
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police are are searching for a man who they say may be connected to an auto burglary that happened at the Pearl Walmart.Police say the victim stated that he was inside the shopping center between 1:15 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on July 10 and when he returned his laptop was missing from from the vehicle.The suspect in these photos entered the store but for only a brief period of time before returning to his vehicle, police say. They also say the unknown suspect was parked adjacen...
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police are are searching for a man who they say may be connected to an auto burglary that happened at the Pearl Walmart.Police say the victim stated that he was inside the shopping center between 1:15 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on July 10 and when he returned his laptop was missing from from the vehicle.The suspect in these photos entered the store but for only a brief period of time before returning to his vehicle, police say. They also say the unknown suspect was parked adjacen...
  • Victoria Wilcher Gets A New Eye

    Victoria Wilcher Gets A New Eye

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:05:26 GMT
    Victoria Wilcher gets a new eye.Victoria Wilcher gets a new eye.
    JACKSON, Miss. -Little Victoria Wilcher is back in Mississippi after receiving a new eye. The 3-year-old was in Florida receiving her new eye from Dr. Raymond Peters.The procedure only took about 20 minutes and Victoria came out of the operating room, running around and giving hugs
    JACKSON, Miss. -Little Victoria Wilcher is back in Mississippi after receiving a new eye. The 3-year-old was in Florida receiving her new eye from Dr. Raymond Peters.The procedure only took about 20 minutes and Victoria came out of the operating room, running around and giving hugs
  • Jackson Municipal Judge June Hardwick Under Fire

    Jackson Municipal Judge June Hardwick Under Fire

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:49:43 GMT
    Municipal Court Judge June HardwickMunicipal Court Judge June Hardwick
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two new judges could be joining the bench on Jackson's Municipal Court. Mayor Tony Yarber plans to ask the council to approve Gerald Mumford and Bob Waller for the posts at Tuesday's city council meeting. Waller previously served 16 years in the post. One city judge is under fire for a recent controversial bond decision.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two new judges could be joining the bench on Jackson's Municipal Court. Mayor Tony Yarber plans to ask the council to approve Gerald Mumford and Bob Waller for the posts at Tuesday's city council meeting. Waller previously served 16 years in the post. One city judge is under fire for a recent controversial bond decision.
  • Vicksburg Man Slashes Partner in Face

    Vicksburg Man Slashes Partner in Face

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:13:56 GMT
    Korey CageKorey Cage
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man is jailed after police say he slashed his partner in the face. 24-year-old Korey Cage is charged with domestic violence aggravated assault. 
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man is jailed after police say he slashed his partner in the face. 24-year-old Korey Cage is charged with domestic violence aggravated assault. 
  • St. Dominic's Named Among 'Most Wired' Hospitals in the U.S.

    St. Dominic's Named Among 'Most Wired' Hospitals in the U.S.

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:54:36 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - St. Dominic’s was named one of Hospital and Health Networks’ Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems of 2014 based on its 16th annual Most Wired Survey. This is the fourth year St. Dominic’s has been named one of the top hospitals in the nation, and only two other Mississippi hospitals received the award.
    JACKSON, Miss. - St. Dominic’s was named one of Hospital and Health Networks’ Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems of 2014 based on its 16th annual Most Wired Survey. This is the fourth year St. Dominic’s has been named one of the top hospitals in the nation, and only two other Mississippi hospitals received the award.
  • Jackson Woman Arrested for Arson

    Jackson Woman Arrested for Arson

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:07:54 GMT
    Monique GreenMonique Green
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson woman is behind bars after authorities say she is responsible for an early morning house fire. Officials arrested 39-year-old Monique Green for allegedly setting the house located at 3446 Medgar Evers Boulevard on fire.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson woman is behind bars after authorities say she is responsible for an early morning house fire. Officials arrested 39-year-old Monique Green for allegedly setting the house located at 3446 Medgar Evers Boulevard on fire.
  • Hendrix Sworn in As Jackson's Ward 6 Councilman

    Hendrix Sworn in As Jackson's Ward 6 Councilman

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:09:15 GMT
    Tyrone Hendrix sworn in as Ward 6 Councilman in Jackson.Tyrone Hendrix sworn in as Ward 6 Councilman in Jackson.
    JACKSON, Miss. -The council seat left vacant by Mayor Tony Yarber has officially been filled. Tyrone Hendrix took the oath of office Monday morning at Jackson City Hall.
    JACKSON, Miss. -The council seat left vacant by Mayor Tony Yarber has officially been filled. Tyrone Hendrix took the oath of office Monday morning at Jackson City Hall.
  • Newly Crowned Miss Mississippi Visits Batson Children's Hospital

    Newly Crowned Miss Mississippi Visits Batson Children's Hospital

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:02:56 GMT
    Miss Mississippi Jasmine MurrayMiss Mississippi Jasmine Murray
    JACKSON, Miss. - Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital gets a visit from the newly crowned Miss Mississippi. Jasmine Murray along with Mississippi Outstanding Teen, Grace Munro, visited with kids Monday morning. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital gets a visit from the newly crowned Miss Mississippi. Jasmine Murray along with Mississippi Outstanding Teen, Grace Munro, visited with kids Monday morning. 
  • 65-Year-Old Man Arrested for Shooting Inside a Residence

    65-Year-Old Man Arrested for Shooting Inside a Residence

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:25:34 GMT
    Eddie DorseyEddie Dorsey
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Vicksburg Police arrested a 65-year-old man after they say he fired shots inside a residence. Police say Eddie Dorsey for attempted aggravated assault. 
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Vicksburg Police arrested a 65-year-old man after they say he fired shots inside a residence. Police say Eddie Dorsey for attempted aggravated assault. 
  • Man Arrested for Child Molestation in Vicksburg

    Man Arrested for Child Molestation in Vicksburg

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:43:52 GMT
    Sean HigginbothamSean Higginbotham
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A 35-year-old man goes to jail for child molestation in Vicksburg. Police say they responded to a call on July 12 in the 4400 block of Halls Ferry Road regarding the complaint. Sean Higginbotham of West Point, Miss. was arrested in connection with the crime.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A 35-year-old man goes to jail for child molestation in Vicksburg. Police say they responded to a call on July 12 in the 4400 block of Halls Ferry Road regarding the complaint. Sean Higginbotham of West Point, Miss. was arrested in connection with the crime.
  • Jackson Police for Auto Burglary Suspect

    Jackson Police for Auto Burglary Suspect

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:25:44 GMT
    JPD searches for auto burglary suspect.JPD searches for auto burglary suspect.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for a man who they say may be connected to an auto burglary that happened earlier this month.Police say they responded to the call on Northtown Drive around 2:50 p.m. on July 3.The victim told police that money was taken from his wallet that was inside his vehicle. Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that surveillance showed a man breaking into the vehicle.Anyone with information that could help identify the person in the photo is as...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for a man who they say may be connected to an auto burglary that happened earlier this month.Police say they responded to the call on Northtown Drive around 2:50 p.m. on July 3.The victim told police that money was taken from his wallet that was inside his vehicle. Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that surveillance showed a man breaking into the vehicle.Anyone with information that could help identify the person in the photo is as...
  • Bovina House Burns; 1 Person Dead

    Bovina House Burns; 1 Person Dead

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-14 14:58:13 GMT
    One person found dead after Bovina house fire.One person found dead after Bovina house fire.
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - The Warren County Sheriff's Department said one person was found dead inside of a burning house in Bovina.Sheriff Martin Pace said a deputy on routine patrol on Highway 80 saw smoke coming from a house on Old Mt. Alban Road around 8 p.m. on Sunday.When he arrived on the scene, the house was already fully engulfed by flames. When firefighters arrived they did a rescue search and found a body inside one of the bedrooms.Officials said they don't expect any foul play. The b...
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - The Warren County Sheriff's Department said one person was found dead inside of a burning house in Bovina.Sheriff Martin Pace said a deputy on routine patrol on Highway 80 saw smoke coming from a house on Old Mt. Alban Road around 8 p.m. on Sunday.When he arrived on the scene, the house was already fully engulfed by flames. When firefighters arrived they did a rescue search and found a body inside one of the bedrooms.Officials said they don't expect any foul play. The b...
  • Three Weekend Car Crashes Send Multiple People to Hospitals

    Three Weekend Car Crashes Send Multiple People to Hospitals

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:19:00 GMT
    3 Car Crashes on Sunday3 Car Crashes on Sunday
    Multiple people are in the hospital following three separate car crashes on Sunday.The most recent one happened in Warren County just after 10:00 Sunday morning on I-20 at Exit 15. Trooper Eric Henry says a red Ford F-250 was traveling eastbound on I-20, started drifting over into the right lane, and ran into the back of a white Ford Expedition, knocking it into a ditch. The red Ford then overturned. The driver was taken to River Regions Hospital. Trooper Henry says they believe he fell aslee...
    Multiple people are in the hospital following three separate car crashes on Sunday.The most recent one happened in Warren County just after 10:00 Sunday morning on I-20 at Exit 15. Trooper Eric Henry says a red Ford F-250 was traveling eastbound on I-20, started drifting over into the right lane, and ran into the back of a white Ford Expedition, knocking it into a ditch. The red Ford then overturned. The driver was taken to River Regions Hospital. Trooper Henry says they believe he fell aslee...
  • Target Burglary in Jackson

    Target Burglary in Jackson

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:17:23 GMT
    19-year -old William McLain arrested19-year -old William McLain arrested
    Two suspects are now arrested after breaking into the Target in JacksonAccording to Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department it happened early Sunday morning at the Target on I-55. 24-year-old Alex Risley and 19-year-old William McLainwere arrested.Officer Green says one of the suspects was looking out for the other who was hiding in Target and waited for the business to close.Both suspects had walkie talkies. One of the suspects brought his change of clothes through the bac...
    Two suspects are now arrested after breaking into the Target in JacksonAccording to Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department it happened early Sunday morning at the Target on I-55. 24-year-old Alex Risley and 19-year-old William McLainwere arrested.Officer Green says one of the suspects was looking out for the other who was hiding in Target and waited for the business to close.Both suspects had walkie talkies. One of the suspects brought his change of clothes through the bac...
  • Hinds County Drug Bust

    Hinds County Drug Bust

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:06:53 GMT
    Hinds County drug bust Hinds County drug bust
    The Hinds County Sheriffs Office responded to a tip Sunday at 557 Kirkley Drive in Jackson. Deputies searched the home and found five pounds of high grademarijuana, scales, cell phones and a small caliber hand gun. 41-year-old Anthony Demond Thompson, also known as Kool-Aid, was arrested Sunday around 7 p.m. Sheriff Tyrone Lewis says Thompson lives with his mother and she is also being questioned. This is an ongoing investigation. Sheriff Lewis tells us he thinks this will ead to more arrests.
    The Hinds County Sheriffs Office responded to a tip Sunday at 557 Kirkley Drive in Jackson. Deputies searched the home and found five pounds of high grademarijuana, scales, cell phones and a small caliber hand gun. 41-year-old Anthony Demond Thompson, also known as Kool-Aid, was arrested Sunday around 7 p.m. Sheriff Tyrone Lewis says Thompson lives with his mother and she is also being questioned. This is an ongoing investigation. Sheriff Lewis tells us he thinks this will ead to more arrests.
  • Clarke County Woman Struck by Lightning

    Clarke County Woman Struck by Lightning

    Sunday, July 13 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-13 20:45:12 GMT
    23-year-old Shannon Mosley struck by lightning23-year-old Shannon Mosley struck by lightning
    A 23-year-old woman who was struck by lightning while riding her horse in Clarke County is still fighting for her life.Emergency Response Manager Eddie Ivy tells News Channel 12 it happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in Quitman.The victim, Shannon Mosley, was airlifted from a local hospital to Forest General in Hattiesburg. Mosley was then taken to the burn center at CMMC here in Jackson.The 23-year old is stil...
    A 23-year-old woman who was struck by lightning while riding her horse in Clarke County is still fighting for her life.Emergency Response Manager Eddie Ivy tells News Channel 12 it happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in Quitman.The victim, Shannon Mosley, was airlifted from a local hospital to Forest General in Hattiesburg. Mosley was then taken to the burn center at CMMC here in Jackson.The 23-year old is stil...
  • Deadly Shooting in Yazoo County

    Deadly Shooting in Yazoo County

    Sunday, July 13 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-13 20:38:23 GMT
    Deadly Shooting in Yazoo CountyDeadly Shooting in Yazoo County
    A Yazoo County man dies after being shot multiple times.It happened around 4:30 this afternoon in the 2000-block on Center Ridge Road in Yazoo City.Yazoo County Sheriff Jack Sheriff says a fight escalated today between 23-year-old Chris Williams and 24-year-old Shannon Blake Kirk at Williams' home.Williams then shot Kirk multiple times, killing him.Williams is being held at the Yazoo County Correctional Facility with charges pending.The shooting is under investigation.
    A Yazoo County man dies after being shot multiple times.It happened around 4:30 this afternoon in the 2000-block on Center Ridge Road in Yazoo City.Yazoo County Sheriff Jack Sheriff says a fight escalated today between 23-year-old Chris Williams and 24-year-old Shannon Blake Kirk at Williams' home.Williams then shot Kirk multiple times, killing him.Williams is being held at the Yazoo County Correctional Facility with charges pending.The shooting is under investigation.
  • "First time I came here I actually had on a doo rag and was dressed all baggy clothes and everything," Cooper said.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: 'Rehoboth' Transformations - Drug Dealer into Deacon

    FAITH IN FOCUS: 'Rehoboth' Transformations - Drug Dealer into Deacon

    Sunday, July 13 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-13 12:57:34 GMT
    If you would like the viewers of NEWS CHANNEL 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.The word 'Rehoboth' - which you might see in the name of a church every so often - comes from Genesis. It means "God has given us room to prosper".And that subject "us" is not meant to be exclusive. Anyone can be a part of that healing. At least that's what the pastor at Rehoboth International Ministries in Pearl says.Click here for last w...
    If you would like the viewers of NEWS CHANNEL 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.The word 'Rehoboth' - which you might see in the name of a church every so often - comes from Genesis. It means "God has given us room to prosper".And that subject "us" is not meant to be exclusive. Anyone can be a part of that healing. At least that's what the pastor at Rehoboth International Ministries in Pearl says.Click here for last w...
  • Lightning Safety Tips From Clarke Co. EMA Director

    Lightning Safety Tips From Clarke Co. EMA Director

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-13 03:50:11 GMT
    Lightning safety tipsLightning safety tips
    "Clarke County was experiencing some thunderstorms, we did have lightning and thunder in the area." Clarke county emergency management director, Eddie Ivy says 23-year old Shannon Mosley was riding a horse on her family's property Friday afternoon, when she and the horse were struck by lightning."We're unclear as to exactly what was struck, but she was struck by lightning. She was injured very badly and the horse was killed."Mosley was taken to CMMC in Jackson for treatment. Ivy says its impo...
    "Clarke County was experiencing some thunderstorms, we did have lightning and thunder in the area." Clarke county emergency management director, Eddie Ivy says 23-year old Shannon Mosley was riding a horse on her family's property Friday afternoon, when she and the horse were struck by lightning."We're unclear as to exactly what was struck, but she was struck by lightning. She was injured very badly and the horse was killed."Mosley was taken to CMMC in Jackson for treatment. Ivy says its impo...
  • Tracy Morgan Suing Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash

    Tracy Morgan Suing Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:19:17 GMT
    Comedian, Tracy Morgan suing Wal-Mart over crash in NJComedian, Tracy Morgan suing Wal-Mart over crash in NJ
    Comedian Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center after suffering multiple injuries in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, his publicist said Saturday.Morgan, the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star, suffered a broken leg and broken ribs in the June 7 crash. The wreck killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair of Peekskill, New York, who went by the name Jimmy Mack.Morgan's publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement to CBS News that he would "continue his recovery ...
    Comedian Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center after suffering multiple injuries in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, his publicist said Saturday.Morgan, the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star, suffered a broken leg and broken ribs in the June 7 crash. The wreck killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair of Peekskill, New York, who went by the name Jimmy Mack.Morgan's publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement to CBS News that he would "continue his recovery ...
  • Mississippi to Extradite Shooting Suspect

    Mississippi to Extradite Shooting Suspect

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:09:13 GMT
    Trung T. Le arrestedTrung T. Le arrested
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in a gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.Twenty-year-old Trung T. Le was arrested last week at a home near Gulfport, Mississippi, a short time after being named a suspect in the June 29 shootings along Bourbon Street. He has refused to waive extradition.Mississippi Lt. Gov. ...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in a gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.Twenty-year-old Trung T. Le was arrested last week at a home near Gulfport, Mississippi, a short time after being named a suspect in the June 29 shootings along Bourbon Street. He has refused to waive extradition.Mississippi Lt. Gov. ...
  • Ask pretty much anyone where you can find the best watermelon in the state of Mississippi and you'll hear all about one place: Smith County.

    FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Sisters Grow-up in Smith Co. Watermelon Patches

    FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Sisters Grow-up in Smith Co. Watermelon Patches

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-07-12 13:16:37 GMT
    If this isn't common knowledge for you yet, well, how about a bit of education?Ask pretty much anyone where you can find the best watermelon in the state of Mississippi and you'll hear all about one place: Smith County.So let's take you to the heart of it at Ford Farms this morning's Farm Family of Mississippi.Click here for WJTV News Channel 12's more recent FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Plump and Red at Mayhew Tomato FarmCrack open the rind here and you might discover gold."What people usually do is...
    If this isn't common knowledge for you yet, well, how about a bit of education?Ask pretty much anyone where you can find the best watermelon in the state of Mississippi and you'll hear all about one place: Smith County.So let's take you to the heart of it at Ford Farms this morning's Farm Family of Mississippi.Click here for WJTV News Channel 12's more recent FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Plump and Red at Mayhew Tomato FarmCrack open the rind here and you might discover gold."What people usually do is...
  • Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Pearl

    Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Pearl

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:19:55 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. - Heavy rain is causing flooding for some Pearl residents on Autry Street.The water has completely covered some driveways.City workers have put up barricades and they are monitoring the roads.The creek near the flooded area is full of water.Drivers should avoid this area if possible.
    PEARL, Miss. - Heavy rain is causing flooding for some Pearl residents on Autry Street.The water has completely covered some driveways.City workers have put up barricades and they are monitoring the roads.The creek near the flooded area is full of water.Drivers should avoid this area if possible.
  • VA Secretary: Jackson VA Reducing Long Waits

    VA Secretary: Jackson VA Reducing Long Waits

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:44:11 GMT
    Mississippi veterans frustrated about poor health care at Jackson’s VA medical center Friday got some good news from a top administrator.Sloan Gibson, acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, told reporters he's impressed with changes he's seen at the GV "Sonny" Montgomery VA medical center. But Gibson, who paid his first visit to the state a month and a half after President Obama appointed him to the position, said ther...
    Mississippi veterans frustrated about poor health care at Jackson’s VA medical center Friday got some good news from a top administrator.Sloan Gibson, acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, told reporters he's impressed with changes he's seen at the GV "Sonny" Montgomery VA medical center. But Gibson, who paid his first visit to the state a month and a half after President Obama appointed him to the position, said ther...
  • Riot at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Leake County

    Riot at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Leake County

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:26:39 GMT
    The Leake County Sheriff’s Department confirms to News Channel 12 that a riot has occurred at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Leake County, Thursday evening.
    The Leake County Sheriff’s Department confirms to News Channel 12 that a riot has occurred at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Leake County, Thursday evening.
  • "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" Four Thumbs Up

    "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" Four Thumbs Up

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:20:55 GMT
    JACKSON, MS - When last Hollywood left the Apes, they had escaped a research lab in San Francisco and were living in the foggy woods of California. Dawn picks up their story ten years later, as humanity struggles to survive after being decimated by a virus, and the apes contemplate taking over once and for all. To get a heads up on the movie, we sent Bret and Joe to Tinsel Town in Pearl, MS to see what all the screeching is about. BRET - It's rare to find a summer blockbuster that combines go...
    JACKSON, MS - When last Hollywood left the Apes, they had escaped a research lab in San Francisco and were living in the foggy woods of California. Dawn picks up their story ten years later, as humanity struggles to survive after being decimated by a virus, and the apes contemplate taking over once and for all. To get a heads up on the movie, we sent Bret and Joe to Tinsel Town in Pearl, MS to see what all the screeching is about. BRET - It's rare to find a summer blockbuster that combines go...
  • 2 Former Ridgeland Coaches Indicted for Sexual Battery

    2 Former Ridgeland Coaches Indicted for Sexual Battery

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:48:09 GMT
    Left to Right: Michael and Blair PorterLeft to Right: Michael and Blair Porter
    RIDGELAND, Miss. - Two former coaches at a Ridgeland school are indicted for sexual battery, according to District Attorney Michael Guest. Guest says Michael and Blair Porter were indicted Friday morning and were taken to the Madison County Jail.
    RIDGELAND, Miss. - Two former coaches at a Ridgeland school are indicted for sexual battery, according to District Attorney Michael Guest. Guest says Michael and Blair Porter were indicted Friday morning and were taken to the Madison County Jail.
  • Bond Denied For Man Charged in Leake County Murder

    Bond Denied For Man Charged in Leake County Murder

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:53:53 GMT
    Christopher LemonChristopher Lemon
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - A judge denied bond for the man accused of murdering a 27-year-old woman in Leake County. 33-year-old Christopher Lemon is charged with the murder of Courtney Cooke.
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - A judge denied bond for the man accused of murdering a 27-year-old woman in Leake County. 33-year-old Christopher Lemon is charged with the murder of Courtney Cooke.
  • Tree Falls on House, Trapping 2 People Inside

    Tree Falls on House, Trapping 2 People Inside

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:21:04 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two people are shaken up after a tree fell on their house, trapping them inside. The residents managed to get out. It happened on Devine Street around 11 a.m. on Thursday. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two people are shaken up after a tree fell on their house, trapping them inside. The residents managed to get out. It happened on Devine Street around 11 a.m. on Thursday. 
  • Man Arrested for Introducing Contraband into Leake County Prison

    Man Arrested for Introducing Contraband into Leake County Prison

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:23:50 GMT
    Marcus WansleyMarcus Wansley
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities arrested a man for trespassing and trying to introduce contraband into a Leake County prison. Officials said they arrested arrested 26-year-old Marcus Wansley outside of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities arrested a man for trespassing and trying to introduce contraband into a Leake County prison. Officials said they arrested arrested 26-year-old Marcus Wansley outside of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.
  • Woman Arrested for Drive By Shooting in Attala County

    Woman Arrested for Drive By Shooting in Attala County

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:06:25 GMT
    Latonia RobersonLatonia Roberson
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - A 37-year-old woman is jailed for a drive by shooting in Attala County on Thursday. Officials arrested Latonia Roberson in connection with the crime. 
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - A 37-year-old woman is jailed for a drive by shooting in Attala County on Thursday. Officials arrested Latonia Roberson in connection with the crime. 
  • Mississippi Health Officials Confirm 2 New Chikungunya Virus Cases

    Mississippi Health Officials Confirm 2 New Chikungunya Virus Cases

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:18:57 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming two new cases of chikungunya virus in Mississippi residents. The cases occurred in residents who recently returned from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. 
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming two new cases of chikungunya virus in Mississippi residents. The cases occurred in residents who recently returned from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. 
  • Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:51:57 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. 
    NEW YORK (AP) - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. 
  • Possible New Development Coming to Hinds County

    Possible New Development Coming to Hinds County

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:40:33 GMT
    Possible new development in Hinds County Possible new development in Hinds County
    A mega company could be on its way to Hinds County. According to Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes, there are 640 acres in Clinton that is set aside for a possible construction project. Stokes says it will be in Industrial Park, however, the plans have not been brought up during any board meeting, yet. Stokes also tells News Channel 12, the planning board for the county doesn't know which company it will be, if one is coming. Blake Wallace with the Hinds County Economic Development Autho...
    A mega company could be on its way to Hinds County. According to Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes, there are 640 acres in Clinton that is set aside for a possible construction project. Stokes says it will be in Industrial Park, however, the plans have not been brought up during any board meeting, yet. Stokes also tells News Channel 12, the planning board for the county doesn't know which company it will be, if one is coming. Blake Wallace with the Hinds County Economic Development Autho...
  • WJTV INVESTIGATES: Payday Loan Company Allegedly Trapping Customers In Debt

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Payday Loan Company Allegedly Trapping Customers In Debt

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:15:56 GMT
    Payday loans and cash advances may sound like a good idea when you’re strapped for cash, but if you’re not careful, they could land you in a world financial trouble. It’s no secret that payday loans are known for their extraordinarily high interest rates.It’s become such a problem that payday loan businesses have been outlawed in 18 states .Currently, the Consumer Federation of America lists the 32 other states, inclu...
    Payday loans and cash advances may sound like a good idea when you’re strapped for cash, but if you’re not careful, they could land you in a world financial trouble. It’s no secret that payday loans are known for their extraordinarily high interest rates.It’s become such a problem that payday loan businesses have been outlawed in 18 states .Currently, the Consumer Federation of America lists the 32 other states, inclu...
  • Which Breed of Dog is Responsible for the Majority of Dog Bites?

    Which Breed of Dog is Responsible for the Majority of Dog Bites?

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:33:52 GMT
    According to most statistics, pit bulls and pit bull mixes account for more than half of all dog bites each year According to most statistics, pit bulls and pit bull mixes account for more than half of all dog bites each year
    4.5 million people get attacked by dogs per year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Nearly 250 people check into the University of Mississippi Medical Center annually for dog bites. And the CDC reports, roughly 31 of those 4.5 million dog bites are fatal. But can one breed really be to blame more frequently than other types of dogs for bites and attacks? "All dogs of course can bite they all have teeth and ...
    4.5 million people get attacked by dogs per year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Nearly 250 people check into the University of Mississippi Medical Center annually for dog bites. And the CDC reports, roughly 31 of those 4.5 million dog bites are fatal. But can one breed really be to blame more frequently than other types of dogs for bites and attacks? "All dogs of course can bite they all have teeth and ...
  • City of Clinton Spent $40,000 On Rebranding Campaign

    City of Clinton Spent $40,000 On Rebranding Campaign

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:36:05 GMT
    The mayor of Clinton is defending the city's decision to spend $40,000 in tax money on a rebranding campaign that produced a brand new logo. The newly-unveiled logo is called "You Belong Here." It replaces the 20 year-old logo "History, Pride, Progress,” that’s now seen on signs around Clinton. The $40,000 price tag is nearly half the city's advertising budget for this year.Some of the money was used to shoot a video ...
    The mayor of Clinton is defending the city's decision to spend $40,000 in tax money on a rebranding campaign that produced a brand new logo. The newly-unveiled logo is called "You Belong Here." It replaces the 20 year-old logo "History, Pride, Progress,” that’s now seen on signs around Clinton. The $40,000 price tag is nearly half the city's advertising budget for this year.Some of the money was used to shoot a video ...
  • No easy path to overturn Cochran victory in Miss.

    No easy path to overturn Cochran victory in Miss.

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:02:28 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Time is ticking and money is tight in the effort to challenge Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in the GOP primary runoff in Mississippi last month.The tea party-backed challenger is Republican Chris McDaniel. His attorney says McDaniel will file his first challenge next week with the state Republican executive committee. 
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Time is ticking and money is tight in the effort to challenge Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in the GOP primary runoff in Mississippi last month.The tea party-backed challenger is Republican Chris McDaniel. His attorney says McDaniel will file his first challenge next week with the state Republican executive committee. 
  • JPD, Hinds Co. Deputies Meet with Baton Rouge Officials on Fighting Crime Initiative

    JPD, Hinds Co. Deputies Meet with Baton Rouge Officials on Fighting Crime Initiative

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:24:30 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Hinds County Sheriff's Department, Jackson Police, and city leaders met with officials from Baton Rouge about how they will tackle the crime rate in the metro area. The Sheriff's Department and JPD are working in a joint partnership to cut down on criminal activity in the area. They got the idea from a partnership between Louisiana State University and the City of Baton Rouge. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Hinds County Sheriff's Department, Jackson Police, and city leaders met with officials from Baton Rouge about how they will tackle the crime rate in the metro area. The Sheriff's Department and JPD are working in a joint partnership to cut down on criminal activity in the area. They got the idea from a partnership between Louisiana State University and the City of Baton Rouge. 
  • Mississippi Baby Hoped to be Cured from HIV has Relapse

    Mississippi Baby Hoped to be Cured from HIV has Relapse

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:45:57 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi baby doctors believed was cured from HIV has had a setback.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi baby doctors believed was cured from HIV has had a setback.
  • Jackson Father Charged with Aggravated Assault For Shooting Son

    Jackson Father Charged with Aggravated Assault For Shooting Son

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:41:33 GMT
    Man found shot to death in a Canton parkMan found shot to death in a Canton park
    JACKSON, Miss. - The father accused of shooting his son on the Fourth of July is being charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault. 60-year-old David Lindsey was arrested last week after police say he shot his 33-year-old son.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The father accused of shooting his son on the Fourth of July is being charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault. 60-year-old David Lindsey was arrested last week after police say he shot his 33-year-old son.
  • Jackson Resident Shoots Intruders During Home Invasion

    Jackson Resident Shoots Intruders During Home Invasion

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:38:11 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are looking for a third suspect involved in an early Thursday morning home invasion and shooting. JPD tells us three suspects broke into a home around 2 a.m. on Myrtlewood. Police say the homeowner used his gun and fired several shots.

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are looking for a third suspect involved in an early Thursday morning home invasion and shooting. JPD tells us three suspects broke into a home around 2 a.m. on Myrtlewood. Police say the homeowner used his gun and fired several shots.

  • Lineman Electrocuted in Attala County

    Lineman Electrocuted in Attala County

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:21:22 GMT
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - Attala County Sheriff's Deputies say a lineman with East Mississippi Electric Power Association was electrocuted this week.Authorities say 46-year-old Robert Whitehead was killed after he grabbed a live wire on Attala Road 5001.The incident happened Tuesday.
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - Attala County Sheriff's Deputies say a lineman with East Mississippi Electric Power Association was electrocuted this week.Authorities say 46-year-old Robert Whitehead was killed after he grabbed a live wire on Attala Road 5001.The incident happened Tuesday.
  • Accused Man Uses Sandwich to Kill Nursing Home Patient

    Accused Man Uses Sandwich to Kill Nursing Home Patient

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:19:12 GMT
    Jerrell EubanksJerrell Eubanks
    MAGEE, Miss. - Authorities say the Magee nursing home resident accused of killing his roommate used a sandwich to commit the murder. Attorney General Jim Hood said 63-year-old Jerrell Eubanks pushed a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the throat of his 83-year-old roommate.
    MAGEE, Miss. - Authorities say the Magee nursing home resident accused of killing his roommate used a sandwich to commit the murder. Attorney General Jim Hood said 63-year-old Jerrell Eubanks pushed a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the throat of his 83-year-old roommate.
  • Suspect In Custody In Nursing Home Death

    Suspect In Custody In Nursing Home Death

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:45:43 GMT
    Jerrell EubanksJerrell Eubanks
    Police say 82-year-old William Park was found dead at the Hillcrest Nursing Home where he was living, just after 9:30 Tuesday night. Jerrell Eubanks, 63, also a resident at Hillcrest, has been charged with second degree murder in connection with Parks' death.
    Police say 82-year-old William Park was found dead at the Hillcrest Nursing Home where he was living, just after 9:30 Tuesday night. Jerrell Eubanks, 63, also a resident at Hillcrest, has been charged with second degree murder in connection with Parks' death.
  • 2 Kittens Rescued From Flash Flooding

    2 Kittens Rescued From Flash Flooding

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-10 00:32:35 GMT
    Dramatic cellphone video of a partially submerged truck on the campus of Alcorn State University, after Wednesday morning flash flooding left part of the parking lot at the school’s agriculture extension and research building under water."Just like the skies had opened up or something then we noticed the parking lot start to rise with water like wow," said Alcorn state employee Anthony Selmon, who shot the video.He co...
    Dramatic cellphone video of a partially submerged truck on the campus of Alcorn State University, after Wednesday morning flash flooding left part of the parking lot at the school’s agriculture extension and research building under water."Just like the skies had opened up or something then we noticed the parking lot start to rise with water like wow," said Alcorn state employee Anthony Selmon, who shot the video.He co...
  • Mail Madness for Vicksburg Postal Customers

    Mail Madness for Vicksburg Postal Customers

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:10:15 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Vicksburg residents claim they've had enough with the poor postal service in their town. "I've been finding my mail anywhere from two to five miles away," says Christina Carter, who lives on Tanglewood Drive. She, along with other residents in that area, claim their mail is going to the wrong people. It's causing major concerns for those who receive income checks and credit cards via mail."When you got somebody else's credit card coming into your mailbox that's serious," sa...
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Vicksburg residents claim they've had enough with the poor postal service in their town. "I've been finding my mail anywhere from two to five miles away," says Christina Carter, who lives on Tanglewood Drive. She, along with other residents in that area, claim their mail is going to the wrong people. It's causing major concerns for those who receive income checks and credit cards via mail."When you got somebody else's credit card coming into your mailbox that's serious," sa...
  • Secretary of State's Office Responds to New Election Lawsuit

    Secretary of State's Office Responds to New Election Lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:30:56 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office has issued a statement regarding the lawsuit refiled against them by the group True the Vote. The voters' rights group refiled its lawsuit against the state Republican Party, the Mississippi Secretary of State, and ten newly added county election commissions on Wednesday.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office has issued a statement regarding the lawsuit refiled against them by the group True the Vote. The voters' rights group refiled its lawsuit against the state Republican Party, the Mississippi Secretary of State, and ten newly added county election commissions on Wednesday.
  • Bond Denied for 2 Suspects Involved in Madison, Yazoo Counties Chase

    Bond Denied for 2 Suspects Involved in Madison, Yazoo Counties Chase

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:19:30 GMT
    Left to Right:: Devonta Stowers,  Kevin ThompsonLeft to Right:: Devonta Stowers, Kevin Thompson
    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - A judge denied bond for two suspects allegedly involved in a Madison County chase that ended in Yazoo County. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said Devonta Stowers and Kevin Thompson remain in jail, while the third suspect, Derrick Booker is still in the hospital.
    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - A judge denied bond for two suspects allegedly involved in a Madison County chase that ended in Yazoo County. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said Devonta Stowers and Kevin Thompson remain in jail, while the third suspect, Derrick Booker is still in the hospital.
  • Magee Authorities Investigate Death of Nursing Home Patient

    Magee Authorities Investigate Death of Nursing Home Patient

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:35:32 GMT
    MAGEE, Miss. - Magee Police are investigating the death of a nursing home patient. Police Chief Randy Crawford said a Hillcrest Nursing Home patient died Tuesday and they have another patient in custody being question about the death. 
    MAGEE, Miss. - Magee Police are investigating the death of a nursing home patient. Police Chief Randy Crawford said a Hillcrest Nursing Home patient died Tuesday and they have another patient in custody being question about the death. 
  • 'True the Vote' Group Refiles Mississippi Election Lawsuit

    'True the Vote' Group Refiles Mississippi Election Lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:29:04 GMT
    Photo from APPhoto from AP
    JACKSON, Miss. - The voters' rights group 'True the Vote' refiled its lawsuit against the state Republican Party, the Mississippi Secretary of State, and ten newly added county election commissions on Wednesday.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The voters' rights group 'True the Vote' refiled its lawsuit against the state Republican Party, the Mississippi Secretary of State, and ten newly added county election commissions on Wednesday.
  • Mississippi Blood Services in Critical Need for Blood

    Mississippi Blood Services in Critical Need for Blood

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:48:33 GMT
    Photo from MS Blood Services Facebook PagePhoto from MS Blood Services Facebook Page
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Blood Services is asking for residents to help them restock their shelves by donating blood.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Blood Services is asking for residents to help them restock their shelves by donating blood.
  • Pearl Police Catch Wanted Man

    Pearl Police Catch Wanted Man

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:40:36 GMT
    Christopher Lloyd HobsonChristopher Lloyd Hobson
    PEARL , Miss. - The wanted man Pearl Police were searching for this week has been caught. Police say the man in the surveillance photo they released is Christopher Lloyd Hobson. Hobson is accused of charging tools under false pretense at a local retail store in Pearl.
    PEARL , Miss. - The wanted man Pearl Police were searching for this week has been caught. Police say the man in the surveillance photo they released is Christopher Lloyd Hobson. Hobson is accused of charging tools under false pretense at a local retail store in Pearl.
  • News Channel 12 Investigates Most Vicious Dog Breeds

    News Channel 12 Investigates Most Vicious Dog Breeds

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:01:01 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Do pit bulls get a bad rap when it comes to dog attacks? Tonight at 6 News Channel 12 will investigate. Are pit bulls the most vicious breed or are there other dangerous dogs?
    JACKSON, Miss. - Do pit bulls get a bad rap when it comes to dog attacks? Tonight at 6 News Channel 12 will investigate. Are pit bulls the most vicious breed or are there other dangerous dogs?
  • Multiple Car Accident on I-20 West Near Ellis Ave. Exit

    Multiple Car Accident on I-20 West Near Ellis Ave. Exit

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:43:07 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities responded to scene of an accident on I-20 West near the Ellis Avenue exit Wednesday morning. Multiple cars were involved in the crash, causing a traffic delay. While our crews were on the scene, the far left lane was blocked.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities responded to scene of an accident on I-20 West near the Ellis Avenue exit Wednesday morning. Multiple cars were involved in the crash, causing a traffic delay. While our crews were on the scene, the far left lane was blocked.
  • Rain Causes Roads to Flood Near Alcorn State University

    Rain Causes Roads to Flood Near Alcorn State University

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:28:30 GMT
    Photo submitted from News Channel 12 viewer.Photo submitted from News Channel 12 viewer.
    Wednesday morning rain has caused some flooding for roads on and near the campus of Alcorn State University.
    Wednesday morning rain has caused some flooding for roads on and near the campus of Alcorn State University.
  • Former Southaven Mayor Seeks Lower Bond for Appeal

    Former Southaven Mayor Seeks Lower Bond for Appeal

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:12:07 GMT
    Former Southaven Mayor Greg DavisFormer Southaven Mayor Greg Davis
    JACKSON, Miss. - Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a Hinds County judge to lower the bond he must file to appeal an order that he repay $73,000 to the city for the alleged misuse of public funds. Davis is accused of using the funds for personal trips, clothing and expensive dinners.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a Hinds County judge to lower the bond he must file to appeal an order that he repay $73,000 to the city for the alleged misuse of public funds. Davis is accused of using the funds for personal trips, clothing and expensive dinners.
  • The official number coming from the district's human resources department is 218. That represents about 9% of the total teaching staff at the state's second largest district which employs more than 2,400 people across 60 schools.

    JPS Needs to Fill 218 Teaching Positions

    JPS Needs to Fill 218 Teaching Positions

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:12:18 GMT
    The Jackson Public School District has hundreds of open teaching positions and at this point officials say there are not enough applicants to fill them.Earlier this week JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray tweeted that the school district is currently trying to fill more than 200 open jobs.The official number coming from the district's human resources department is 218. That represents about 9% of the total teaching staff at the state's second largest district which employs more than 2,400 pe...
    The Jackson Public School District has hundreds of open teaching positions and at this point officials say there are not enough applicants to fill them.Earlier this week JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray tweeted that the school district is currently trying to fill more than 200 open jobs.The official number coming from the district's human resources department is 218. That represents about 9% of the total teaching staff at the state's second largest district which employs more than 2,400 pe...
  • McDaniel Supporters Looking For Voter Fraud Evidence

    McDaniel Supporters Looking For Voter Fraud Evidence

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:20:22 GMT
    Chris McDaniel supporters believe in their candidate and they believe in his cause. That’s why many are volunteering their time to visit county courthouses searching for evidence of voter fraud.At the Hinds county courthouse in downtown Jackson, Bill Billingsley along with another trained volunteer, spent the day in the courthouse basement examining affidavit ballot envelopes recording names of voters and whether or n...
    Chris McDaniel supporters believe in their candidate and they believe in his cause. That’s why many are volunteering their time to visit county courthouses searching for evidence of voter fraud.At the Hinds county courthouse in downtown Jackson, Bill Billingsley along with another trained volunteer, spent the day in the courthouse basement examining affidavit ballot envelopes recording names of voters and whether or n...
  • Construction Still Underway on Fortification Street

    Construction Still Underway on Fortification Street

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:43:29 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Much of the main drag of Fortification Street has been repaired and is smooth as silk, but some viewers have contacted us about what's the hold up on the west end of the street that has been plagued by potholes for years. According to viewers, no work has been done on the west end area for months.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Much of the main drag of Fortification Street has been repaired and is smooth as silk, but some viewers have contacted us about what's the hold up on the west end of the street that has been plagued by potholes for years. According to viewers, no work has been done on the west end area for months.
  • Guns, Drugs Confiscated in JPD, Hinds County Joint Drug Busts

    Guns, Drugs Confiscated in JPD, Hinds County Joint Drug Busts

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:27:38 GMT
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - The Hinds County Sheriff's Department and Jackson Police are working together to tackle drugs and crime in the Metro area.
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - The Hinds County Sheriff's Department and Jackson Police are working together to tackle drugs and crime in the Metro area.
  • Pearl Police Search for Wanted Man

    Pearl Police Search for Wanted Man

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:34:07 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police need help identifying the man in the photo.They said he is wanted for charging tools to a legitimate business account at a retail store in Pearl under false pretenses.They said the man in the photo does not have authorization to make transactions.
    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police need help identifying the man in the photo.They said he is wanted for charging tools to a legitimate business account at a retail store in Pearl under false pretenses.They said the man in the photo does not have authorization to make transactions.
  • Poll book lawsuit withdrawn, could be refiled

    Poll book lawsuit withdrawn, could be refiled

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:12:15 GMT
    Photo from APPhoto from AP
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A voters' rights group fighting for the release of voter registration data is dropping its lawsuit in Mississippi's northern federal court district in order to refile it in the southern district. The group, comprised of 13 Mississippi residents and Texas-based True to Vote, moved to withdraw the original lawsuit Tuesday.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A voters' rights group fighting for the release of voter registration data is dropping its lawsuit in Mississippi's northern federal court district in order to refile it in the southern district. The group, comprised of 13 Mississippi residents and Texas-based True to Vote, moved to withdraw the original lawsuit Tuesday.
  • Temporary Lane Closures To Come on I-20 at Mississippi River Bridge near Vicksburg

    Temporary Lane Closures To Come on I-20 at Mississippi River Bridge near Vicksburg

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:06:40 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be starting a bridge project that will limit traffic to the inside lanes on I-20 at the Mississippi River bridge near Vicksburg.The project will start July 9 and is expected to be finished by August 21. Crews will work 24 hours a day to expedite the project.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be starting a bridge project that will limit traffic to the inside lanes on I-20 at the Mississippi River bridge near Vicksburg.The project will start July 9 and is expected to be finished by August 21. Crews will work 24 hours a day to expedite the project.
  • Man Busted for Ecstasy, 10 Pounds of Pot in Madison County

    Man Busted for Ecstasy, 10 Pounds of Pot in Madison County

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:35:52 GMT
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Madison County authorities arrested a man for having possession of 10 pounds of marijuana and 125 doses of ecstasy. Sheriff Randy Tucker said the drugs are valued at more than $8,300. Officials say Fred Carvin Jr. has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond. He is charged with possession of marijuana and ecstasy with intent to distribute.
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Madison County authorities arrested a man for having possession of 10 pounds of marijuana and 125 doses of ecstasy. Sheriff Randy Tucker said the drugs are valued at more than $8,300. Officials say Fred Carvin Jr. has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond. He is charged with possession of marijuana and ecstasy with intent to distribute.
  • Horse Shot in Face; $2,500 Reward Offered for Info Leading to Suspect's Arrest

    Horse Shot in Face; $2,500 Reward Offered for Info Leading to Suspect's Arrest

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:12:17 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of Hope Animal SanctuaryPhoto Courtesy of Hope Animal Sanctuary
    GRENADA, Miss. - An animal protection group is offering a $2,500 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a rescue horse.The In Defense of Animals organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Carroll County is offering the reward. 
    GRENADA, Miss. - An animal protection group is offering a $2,500 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a rescue horse.The In Defense of Animals organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Carroll County is offering the reward. 
  • Mom Arrested After Authorities Find Meth in Child's Pants

    Mom Arrested After Authorities Find Meth in Child's Pants

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:36:03 GMT
    Margaret Lopez CarrilloMargaret Lopez Carrillo
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities jailed a woman after they say they found meth hidden in her 5-year-old daughter's pants. 35-year-old Margaret Lopez Carrillo is charged with felony possession and felony obstruction for attempting to destroy or hide evidence.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities jailed a woman after they say they found meth hidden in her 5-year-old daughter's pants. 35-year-old Margaret Lopez Carrillo is charged with felony possession and felony obstruction for attempting to destroy or hide evidence.
  • Man Charged with Murder in Leake County Investigation

    Man Charged with Murder in Leake County Investigation

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:33:30 GMT
    Christopher LemonChristopher Lemon
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Sheriff Greg Waggoner said they have charged a man with the murder of the 27-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her vehicle along the Natchez Trace Parkway last week.
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Sheriff Greg Waggoner said they have charged a man with the murder of the 27-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her vehicle along the Natchez Trace Parkway last week.
  • Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues

    Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:04:04 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries related to the defects have been reported.
    DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries related to the defects have been reported.
  • Court Asks 'True the Vote' Group to Justify Election Lawsuit

    Court Asks 'True the Vote' Group to Justify Election Lawsuit

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:55:43 GMT
    Photo from APPhoto from AP
    JACKSON, Miss. - The following news release is from the Office of the Secretary of State:The Federal Court in the Northern District of Mississippi issued a show cause order to transfer the case of True the Vote vs. The State of Mississippi. The Court acted on its own motion.  
    JACKSON, Miss. - The following news release is from the Office of the Secretary of State:The Federal Court in the Northern District of Mississippi issued a show cause order to transfer the case of True the Vote vs. The State of Mississippi. The Court acted on its own motion.  
  • 2 Arrested After Rankin County Manhunt

    2 Arrested After Rankin County Manhunt

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:44:49 GMT
    Masoud Ansari TabarMasoud Ansari Tabar
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Rankin County Officials arrested two people for drugs after a brief manhunt on Monday.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Rankin County Officials arrested two people for drugs after a brief manhunt on Monday.
  • Three people are arrested - one of them hospitalized for a gunshot wound - after a two-county car chase starting near Flora, Madison County authorities said.

    Three Arrested after 16 Mile Madison-Yazoo County Car Chase

    Three Arrested after 16 Mile Madison-Yazoo County Car Chase

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:20:57 GMT
    Three people are arrested - one of them hospitalized for a gunshot wound - after a two-county car chase starting near Flora, Madison County authorities said.Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said the alleged burglars drew authorities along 16 miles of Highway 49 before their S.U.V. broke down South of Yazoo City.Yazoo County Sheriff Jake Sheriff said the black S.U.V. has the same description as one used in a string of burglaries.But Shwanda Stowers, who said she is one of the suspects mothe...
    Three people are arrested - one of them hospitalized for a gunshot wound - after a two-county car chase starting near Flora, Madison County authorities said.Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said the alleged burglars drew authorities along 16 miles of Highway 49 before their S.U.V. broke down South of Yazoo City.Yazoo County Sheriff Jake Sheriff said the black S.U.V. has the same description as one used in a string of burglaries.But Shwanda Stowers, who said she is one of the suspects mothe...
  • 3 Teens Arrested in Connection with Centreville Murder

    3 Teens Arrested in Connection with Centreville Murder

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:28:53 GMT
    CENTREVILLE, Miss. - Three teens are behind bars in connection to the shooting death of an 18-year-old man. Police say 16-year-old Roman Gaulden,14-year-old LaKendrick Washington, and 18-year-old Andrew Collins are all charged with murder and conspiracy.
    CENTREVILLE, Miss. - Three teens are behind bars in connection to the shooting death of an 18-year-old man. Police say 16-year-old Roman Gaulden,14-year-old LaKendrick Washington, and 18-year-old Andrew Collins are all charged with murder and conspiracy.
  • Salvation Army Rebuild Underway

    Salvation Army Rebuild Underway

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:06:50 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Construction workers began pouring concrete for the new foundation of the Salvation Army's family thrift store early Tuesday morning. On January 3, 2014, the organization's thrift and warehouse were completely destroyed by a fire at their Presto Lane location in Jackson."Today we're pouring the foundation. We anticipate the building being delivered next Monday and by the third week of August we'll be doing our grand reopening and able to serve this community in a bigger and b...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Construction workers began pouring concrete for the new foundation of the Salvation Army's family thrift store early Tuesday morning. On January 3, 2014, the organization's thrift and warehouse were completely destroyed by a fire at their Presto Lane location in Jackson."Today we're pouring the foundation. We anticipate the building being delivered next Monday and by the third week of August we'll be doing our grand reopening and able to serve this community in a bigger and b...
  • McDaniel Campaign Looking For Voter Fraud In Absentee Ballots

    McDaniel Campaign Looking For Voter Fraud In Absentee Ballots

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-07-08 01:51:17 GMT
    The Mississippi Secretary of State's office has accepted the certified election results from the state Republican Party runoff race. This now opens the door for Senator Chris McDaniel to begin challenging the results which could end in a court battle.Trained volunteers working for McDaniel will spend the week looking at information related to 19,000 absentee ballots cast the June 24th election."It was mayor Dupree tha...
    The Mississippi Secretary of State's office has accepted the certified election results from the state Republican Party runoff race. This now opens the door for Senator Chris McDaniel to begin challenging the results which could end in a court battle.Trained volunteers working for McDaniel will spend the week looking at information related to 19,000 absentee ballots cast the June 24th election."It was mayor Dupree tha...
  • There's no cross on the the wall. No banners or song listings. What there is at the now-defunct Presbyterian church in Rodney, Mississippi is a ball.

    MYSTERY MONDAY: Ball in the Wall at Rodney Civil War Church

    MYSTERY MONDAY: Ball in the Wall at Rodney Civil War Church

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:41:21 GMT
    If you have an idea for a MYSTERY MONDAY segment contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.There's no cross on the the wall. No banners or song listings. What there is at the now-defunct Presbyterian church in Rodney, Mississippi is a ball....a cannonball - wedged into the wall and stopped only-god-knows-how.Jacob Kittilstad searches out the site of the Civil War stand-off this MYSTERY MONDAY.Click here to watch last week's MYSTERY MONDAY: Mass Graves Remain in "The Dev...
    If you have an idea for a MYSTERY MONDAY segment contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.There's no cross on the the wall. No banners or song listings. What there is at the now-defunct Presbyterian church in Rodney, Mississippi is a ball....a cannonball - wedged into the wall and stopped only-god-knows-how.Jacob Kittilstad searches out the site of the Civil War stand-off this MYSTERY MONDAY.Click here to watch last week's MYSTERY MONDAY: Mass Graves Remain in "The Dev...
  • McDaniel Representatives Examine Ballot Boxes in All Mississippi Counties

    McDaniel Representatives Examine Ballot Boxes in All Mississippi Counties

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:52:28 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Chris McDaniel's campaign is continuing to examine the results of the senate runoff race, where he was defeated by Senator Thad Cochran. McDaniel representatives spent the day at courthouses across the state, looking for evidence of voter fraud from the June 24th election. Trained volunteers will be looking at absentee ballot envelopes to make sure everything matches. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Chris McDaniel's campaign is continuing to examine the results of the senate runoff race, where he was defeated by Senator Thad Cochran. McDaniel representatives spent the day at courthouses across the state, looking for evidence of voter fraud from the June 24th election. Trained volunteers will be looking at absentee ballot envelopes to make sure everything matches. 
  • Secretary of State's Office Accepts Certified Election Results

    Secretary of State's Office Accepts Certified Election Results

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:33:37 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has accepted the Certified Election Results from both the State Democratic Party and State Republican Party.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has accepted the Certified Election Results from both the State Democratic Party and State Republican Party.
  • Suspect In Custody in Connection with Leake County Murder

    Suspect In Custody in Connection with Leake County Murder

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:24:14 GMT
    Courtney CookeCourtney Cooke
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Leake County Officials say they have a suspect in custody connected to the murder of a 27-year-old woman who was found dead along the Natchez Trace Parkway last week.
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Leake County Officials say they have a suspect in custody connected to the murder of a 27-year-old woman who was found dead along the Natchez Trace Parkway last week.
  • Security Policies Discussed at Hinds County Supervisors Meeting

    Security Policies Discussed at Hinds County Supervisors Meeting

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:38:11 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Supervisors take up the issue of security after supporters of senate hopeful Chris McDaniel got locked inside the courthouse last month. Supervisor Robert Graham has asked the legal counsel to draft an ordinance regarding security at the courthouse. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Supervisors take up the issue of security after supporters of senate hopeful Chris McDaniel got locked inside the courthouse last month. Supervisor Robert Graham has asked the legal counsel to draft an ordinance regarding security at the courthouse. 
  • Madison County Chase Ends in Shootout in Yazoo County

    Madison County Chase Ends in Shootout in Yazoo County

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:55:42 GMT
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A Madison County chase has ended in Yazoo County in a shootout.Officials say an off duty Madison County deputy noticed a vehicle at his neighbor's house and he called for back up.Authorities say the suspect tried to run over the deputies and shots were exchanged. Officials began a pursuit and they were spotted near Highway 16 and Highway 49.One of the suspects was shot in the back and was transported to UMC. Three suspects were taken into custody.Authorities believe the su...
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A Madison County chase has ended in Yazoo County in a shootout.Officials say an off duty Madison County deputy noticed a vehicle at his neighbor's house and he called for back up.Authorities say the suspect tried to run over the deputies and shots were exchanged. Officials began a pursuit and they were spotted near Highway 16 and Highway 49.One of the suspects was shot in the back and was transported to UMC. Three suspects were taken into custody.Authorities believe the su...
  • 3-Year-Old Mauled in Pit Bull Attack To Be Fitted for Prosthetic Eye

    3-Year-Old Mauled in Pit Bull Attack To Be Fitted for Prosthetic Eye

    Monday, July 7 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-07 17:55:36 GMT
    Victoria WilcherVictoria Wilcher
    NAPLES, Fla. - Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher is in Florida this week being fit for a prosthetic eye. Victoria will have a preliminary examination with Dr. Raymond E. Peters of the Center for Custom Prosthetics.
    NAPLES, Fla. - Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher is in Florida this week being fit for a prosthetic eye. Victoria will have a preliminary examination with Dr. Raymond E. Peters of the Center for Custom Prosthetics.
  • Hinds County Deputy Indicted in Connection with Basketball Coach Death

    Hinds County Deputy Indicted in Connection with Basketball Coach Death

    Monday, July 7 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-07 17:01:40 GMT
    JACKSON,Miss. - A Hinds County deputy has been indicted after a fight in a gym parking lot. News Channel 12 has learned the indictment is for manslaughter. 37-year-old Joshua Adams was arrested a couple of days after the deadly fight. 
    JACKSON,Miss. - A Hinds County deputy has been indicted after a fight in a gym parking lot. News Channel 12 has learned the indictment is for manslaughter. 37-year-old Joshua Adams was arrested a couple of days after the deadly fight. 
  • 'Get On Up' Special Screening

    'Get On Up' Special Screening

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:34:09 GMT
    If you're a James Brown fan, there's an opportunity for you to attend an exclusive screening of the movie 'Get On Up' in Madison. Universal Pictures will hold an exclusive red carpet screening of the film at Grandview Cinema in Madison on JULY 27th. Mississippi native and 'Get On Up' Director, Tate Tayor and Chadwick Boseman, the film's star, will be in attendance. All proceeds from the event will benefit Mission Mississippi.
    If you're a James Brown fan, there's an opportunity for you to attend an exclusive screening of the movie 'Get On Up' in Madison. Universal Pictures will hold an exclusive red carpet screening of the film at Grandview Cinema in Madison on JULY 27th. Mississippi native and 'Get On Up' Director, Tate Tayor and Chadwick Boseman, the film's star, will be in attendance. All proceeds from the event will benefit Mission Mississippi.
  • Fire Breaks Out at Ridgeland Ranch Apartments

    Fire Breaks Out at Ridgeland Ranch Apartments

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:23:39 GMT
    Ridgeland Ranch Apartment FireRidgeland Ranch Apartment Fire
    RIDGELAND, Miss. - Firefighters responded to the call of a fire at the Ridgeland Ranch Apartments on Monday morning. Officials say it started from a clothes dryer. They say the fire was contained to inside the dryer.
    RIDGELAND, Miss. - Firefighters responded to the call of a fire at the Ridgeland Ranch Apartments on Monday morning. Officials say it started from a clothes dryer. They say the fire was contained to inside the dryer.
  • MHP: 20 Arrested for DUI over Fourth of July Weekend in Metro Area

    MHP: 20 Arrested for DUI over Fourth of July Weekend in Metro Area

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:16:03 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Drive safe or get pulled over. The Mississippi Highway patrol was out over the holiday weekend to ensure safe travel for all drivers. Here are the latest numbers from the weekend's safety blitz. There were 20 DUI arrests and 11 car accidents in the metro. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Drive safe or get pulled over. The Mississippi Highway patrol was out over the holiday weekend to ensure safe travel for all drivers. Here are the latest numbers from the weekend's safety blitz. There were 20 DUI arrests and 11 car accidents in the metro. 
  • 2 found dead in New Albany home

    2 found dead in New Albany home

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-07 14:15:03 GMT
    Man's body found in Harrison County Man's body found in Harrison County
    NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) - Police officers answering a call from concerned neighbors found two bodies in a home in New Albany. Police got the call about 3 p.m. Sunday. Police Chief Chris Robertson said neighbors were worried because they had not seen the residents of the house.
    NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) - Police officers answering a call from concerned neighbors found two bodies in a home in New Albany. Police got the call about 3 p.m. Sunday. Police Chief Chris Robertson said neighbors were worried because they had not seen the residents of the house.
  • Morning Fire Damages Home on Pine Tree Drive

    Morning Fire Damages Home on Pine Tree Drive

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-07 13:59:06 GMT
    House catches on fire on Pine Tree Drive.House catches on fire on Pine Tree Drive.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire early Monday morning on Pine Tree Drive.The call came sometime around 4 a.m. Someone driving by saw the flames and called 911.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire early Monday morning on Pine Tree Drive.The call came sometime around 4 a.m. Someone driving by saw the flames and called 911.
  • Reuniting the Rivalry: Lanier, Jim Hill, and Brinkley H.S. Basketball Players 50 Years Later

    Reuniting the Rivalry: Lanier, Jim Hill, and Brinkley H.S. Basketball Players 50 Years Later

     

  • Fatal Accident in Wilkinson County

    Fatal Accident in Wilkinson County

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-07 03:53:55 GMT
    Fatal Accident in Wilkinson County Fatal Accident in Wilkinson County
    A collision involving a pedestrian in Wilkinson county on MS 24 east of Mt. Pleasant ChurchSunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.According to officials, 85-year old Edna Wilson's van broke down and was on the east bound lane of traffic. Wilson was walking on the side of the roadway, east of her vehicle. 48- year-old Leslie Hughes was traveling east bound in a truck pulling a boat. Hughes attempted to go around the van when the boat collided with the van causing the tru...
    A collision involving a pedestrian in Wilkinson county on MS 24 east of Mt. Pleasant ChurchSunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.According to officials, 85-year old Edna Wilson's van broke down and was on the east bound lane of traffic. Wilson was walking on the side of the roadway, east of her vehicle. 48- year-old Leslie Hughes was traveling east bound in a truck pulling a boat. Hughes attempted to go around the van when the boat collided with the van causing the tru...
  • Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County

    Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-07 03:42:04 GMT
    Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County
    Four people are sent to the hospital after a two car accident in Rankin County. It happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Highway 49 near Florence. According to Trooper Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, driver 54-year-old Lawrence Kelly was traveling south bound in a Honda SUV when 19-year-old Stephen Newell crossed over the south bound lane in his truck fromRT Braddy Road and collided with the SUV. Trooper Henry says the 19-year-old failed ...
    Four people are sent to the hospital after a two car accident in Rankin County. It happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Highway 49 near Florence. According to Trooper Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, driver 54-year-old Lawrence Kelly was traveling south bound in a Honda SUV when 19-year-old Stephen Newell crossed over the south bound lane in his truck fromRT Braddy Road and collided with the SUV. Trooper Henry says the 19-year-old failed ...
  • Three People Shot at Jackson Night Club

    Three People Shot at Jackson Night Club

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:33:36 GMT
    Three People Shot at Jackson Night ClubThree People Shot at Jackson Night Club
    Three people were shot early Sunday morning at a night club in Jackson. According to Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department, the three people were shot while playing pool at Corner Pocket Night Club at 2862 Northside Drive around 5 a.m. 31-year-old Jermaine Berry was shot in the shoulder, 21-year-old Christopher Rushing was shot in the back and forearm and 38-year-old Jawara Smith was shot in the groin. Officer Green tells News Channel 12the victims were advised the shots ...
    Three people were shot early Sunday morning at a night club in Jackson. According to Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department, the three people were shot while playing pool at Corner Pocket Night Club at 2862 Northside Drive around 5 a.m. 31-year-old Jermaine Berry was shot in the shoulder, 21-year-old Christopher Rushing was shot in the back and forearm and 38-year-old Jawara Smith was shot in the groin. Officer Green tells News Channel 12the victims were advised the shots ...
  • Body Found in Abandoned Jackson House

    Body Found in Abandoned Jackson House

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:13:08 GMT
    Body Found in Abandoned Jackson HomeBody Found in Abandoned Jackson Home
    According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart, a decomposed body of a male was discovered Sunday morning at an abandoned home on Terry Road. Coroner Stewart says she estimates the man died one to two weeks ago. Officials say it appears the man was living at the home and possibly homeless. Authorities are still working to identify the man. They have not determined his age. News Channel 12 has been told there are no signs of foul play. The Jackson Police Department is investigating. ...
    According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart, a decomposed body of a male was discovered Sunday morning at an abandoned home on Terry Road. Coroner Stewart says she estimates the man died one to two weeks ago. Officials say it appears the man was living at the home and possibly homeless. Authorities are still working to identify the man. They have not determined his age. News Channel 12 has been told there are no signs of foul play. The Jackson Police Department is investigating. ...
  • Body Found Near Temple in Hattiesburg

    Body Found Near Temple in Hattiesburg

    Sunday, July 6 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-06 20:57:35 GMT
    21-year-old Michael Joseph Sullivan Jr. arrested21-year-old Michael Joseph Sullivan Jr. arrested
    A body was found near a temple in Hattiesburg Saturday morning. According to the spokesman for the Hattiesburg Police Department, Jon Traxler, officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle behind New Jerusalem Temple of God. Once officers arrived on scene in the 100 block of McCall Street they saw a person was dead near the temple.Officers do not have a suspect at this time.If you have any information contact the Hattiesburg Police Department at(601) 544-7900. We will update you as ...
    A body was found near a temple in Hattiesburg Saturday morning. According to the spokesman for the Hattiesburg Police Department, Jon Traxler, officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle behind New Jerusalem Temple of God. Once officers arrived on scene in the 100 block of McCall Street they saw a person was dead near the temple.Officers do not have a suspect at this time.If you have any information contact the Hattiesburg Police Department at(601) 544-7900. We will update you as ...
  • It's a bit of a paradox: sometimes kids make some bad choices. But while leadership at a church may feel the child needs some guided reflection - but the young adult might feel that their actions mean they don't belong.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: 'Greater Fairview' Strategizes Retention through the Teenage Years in Pickens

    FAITH IN FOCUS: 'Greater Fairview' Strategizes Retention through the Teenage Years in Pickens

    Sunday, July 6 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-07-06 12:42:47 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 601-664-8839.It's a bit of a paradox: sometimes kids make some bad choices. But while leadership at a church may feel the child needs some guided reflection - but the young adult might feel that their actions mean they don't belong. Or that he or she never belonged in the first place.Click here for last week's FAITH IN FOCUS: Clinton Church Helps Mem...
    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 601-664-8839.It's a bit of a paradox: sometimes kids make some bad choices. But while leadership at a church may feel the child needs some guided reflection - but the young adult might feel that their actions mean they don't belong. Or that he or she never belonged in the first place.Click here for last week's FAITH IN FOCUS: Clinton Church Helps Mem...
  • Plane Crashes in Prentiss

    Plane Crashes in Prentiss

    Sunday, July 6 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-06 04:07:38 GMT
    Plane Crashes in PrentissPlane Crashes in Prentiss
    Three people, including a 5-year-old, are recovering tonight after their plane crashes in Jefferson Davis County.It happened just before noon on Thurman Road in Prentiss.Vernon Terrell says he was one of the first people on the scene after the single plane crash, which happened about 300 yards from a house.No one was home at the time.Authorities say the two-seater plane was carrying the pilot, a woman and a small child.The pilot began experiencing complications, flew to a familiar area and at...
    Three people, including a 5-year-old, are recovering tonight after their plane crashes in Jefferson Davis County.It happened just before noon on Thurman Road in Prentiss.Vernon Terrell says he was one of the first people on the scene after the single plane crash, which happened about 300 yards from a house.No one was home at the time.Authorities say the two-seater plane was carrying the pilot, a woman and a small child.The pilot began experiencing complications, flew to a familiar area and at...
  • Vehicle Causes House to Catch Fire in Jackson

    Vehicle Causes House to Catch Fire in Jackson

    Sunday, July 6 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-06 04:03:27 GMT
    Vehicle Causes House to Catch Fire in JacksonVehicle Causes House to Catch Fire in Jackson
    According to Chief Arson Investigator with the Jackson Fire Department, Greg Travis, crews responded to a fire in the 3200 block of Meadow Lane. This happened before 12 a.m. Friday night. Chief Travis tells News Channel 12 a vehicle was on fire next to the house and it caused the house to catch fire. No one was injured. There was heavy damage to the vehicle and house. The cause of the fire in under investigation.
    According to Chief Arson Investigator with the Jackson Fire Department, Greg Travis, crews responded to a fire in the 3200 block of Meadow Lane. This happened before 12 a.m. Friday night. Chief Travis tells News Channel 12 a vehicle was on fire next to the house and it caused the house to catch fire. No one was injured. There was heavy damage to the vehicle and house. The cause of the fire in under investigation.
  • Five People Rescued After Boat Capsizes on Reservoir

    Five People Rescued After Boat Capsizes on Reservoir

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-06 02:35:12 GMT
    Five People Rescued After Boat Capsizes on ReservoirFive People Rescued After Boat Capsizes on Reservoir
    The Reservoir Police Department rescued fivepeople Friday night after a boat capsized. It happened just after 10 p.m. near the Barnett Reservoir Dam. Two adults and three children were taken aboard a Reservoir Police Vessel and taken to a nearby boat ramp. "The winds picked up late in the day yesterday causing significant wave action which we feel contributed to this incident. Boaters are advised to monitor weather conditions throughout their excursion and adjust their plans accordingly," say...
    The Reservoir Police Department rescued fivepeople Friday night after a boat capsized. It happened just after 10 p.m. near the Barnett Reservoir Dam. Two adults and three children were taken aboard a Reservoir Police Vessel and taken to a nearby boat ramp. "The winds picked up late in the day yesterday causing significant wave action which we feel contributed to this incident. Boaters are advised to monitor weather conditions throughout their excursion and adjust their plans accordingly," say...
  • Multiple Buildings on Fire in Eupora

    Multiple Buildings on Fire in Eupora

    Saturday, July 5 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-06 01:46:46 GMT
    Multiple Buildings on Fire in Eupora Multiple Buildings on Fire in Eupora
    Officials with the Eupora Police Department tell us multiple buildings are on fire in downtown Eupora. The fire started around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening and three hours later the fire is still burning. Officials say three buildings on Main Street caught fire, however, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. All the surrounding counties have crews at this location working to put out the fire.We will update you as soon as we get more information.
    Officials with the Eupora Police Department tell us multiple buildings are on fire in downtown Eupora. The fire started around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening and three hours later the fire is still burning. Officials say three buildings on Main Street caught fire, however, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. All the surrounding counties have crews at this location working to put out the fire.We will update you as soon as we get more information.
  • The large, three-story structure sat in the middle of the Lake Caroline neighborhood's 18 hole golf course. Minninger said the building is a complete loss.

    Golfers Watch as Fire Destroys Lake Caroline Clubhouse in Madison

    Golfers Watch as Fire Destroys Lake Caroline Clubhouse in Madison

    Saturday, July 5 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-05 18:47:45 GMT
    Golfers in Madison had a fiery sight from the fairway as 20 foot tall flames cut through the Lake Caroline Clubhouse on Saturday morning.There were no injuries, Kerry Minninger with the Gluckstadt Fire Department said.The large, three-story structure sat in the middle of the Lake Caroline neighborhood's 18 hole golf course. Minninger said the building is a complete loss.A practice putting green overlooks the blackened, ashy pieces of the building. Around 8:30 a.m. people were just sitting dow...
    Golfers in Madison had a fiery sight from the fairway as 20 foot tall flames cut through the Lake Caroline Clubhouse on Saturday morning.There were no injuries, Kerry Minninger with the Gluckstadt Fire Department said.The large, three-story structure sat in the middle of the Lake Caroline neighborhood's 18 hole golf course. Minninger said the building is a complete loss.A practice putting green overlooks the blackened, ashy pieces of the building. Around 8:30 a.m. people were just sitting dow...
  • Boil Water Alert Issued for Some Madison County Residents

    Boil Water Alert Issued for Some Madison County Residents

    Saturday, July 5 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-05 17:07:21 GMT
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health has received an alert from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District-Twin Harbor in Madison County. This affects the entire system.
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health has received an alert from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District-Twin Harbor in Madison County. This affects the entire system.
  • 41-Year-Old Man Drowns in Leake County

    41-Year-Old Man Drowns in Leake County

    Saturday, July 5 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-05 17:01:57 GMT
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Leake County officials say a 41-year-old man is dead after drowning when he was trying to help his daughter. Officials say the drowning happened Thursday morning in the Pearl River along Highway 35. 
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Leake County officials say a 41-year-old man is dead after drowning when he was trying to help his daughter. Officials say the drowning happened Thursday morning in the Pearl River along Highway 35. 
  • News Channel 12 Investigates: Inside Jackson Crime Wave

    News Channel 12 Investigates: Inside Jackson Crime Wave

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-05 16:56:15 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Business Insider calls it one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. Homicide isthe leading violent crime in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Police Department has the city broken down into four precincts. Numbers from the JPD show one of the most dangerous areas of the city is precinct two. It's located in West Jackson. The boundaries are north to Fortification Street, east to the Pearl River, west to the Clinton city limits and South to I-20. Precinct 2 is where most homi...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Business Insider calls it one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. Homicide isthe leading violent crime in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Police Department has the city broken down into four precincts. Numbers from the JPD show one of the most dangerous areas of the city is precinct two. It's located in West Jackson. The boundaries are north to Fortification Street, east to the Pearl River, west to the Clinton city limits and South to I-20. Precinct 2 is where most homi...
  • Jackson Father Shoots Son During Altercation

    Jackson Father Shoots Son During Altercation

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-05 16:47:43 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A 33-year-old Jackson man is recovering after allegedly being shot by his father.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A 33-year-old Jackson man is recovering after allegedly being shot by his father.
  • Deadly I-55 Motorcycle Crash

    Deadly I-55 Motorcycle Crash

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:10:55 GMT
    One person is dead following a Friday evening crash in Jackson. The crash happened on I-55 North near the Fortification Street exit around 7 p.m. Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department tells us the victim of the crash is Molly Huff, 30. Huff was the passenger on a motorcycle, that authorities say, had a blowout. The blowout caused the motorcyclist to lose control of the bike.Huff was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she later died from injuries ...
    One person is dead following a Friday evening crash in Jackson. The crash happened on I-55 North near the Fortification Street exit around 7 p.m. Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department tells us the victim of the crash is Molly Huff, 30. Huff was the passenger on a motorcycle, that authorities say, had a blowout. The blowout caused the motorcyclist to lose control of the bike.Huff was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she later died from injuries ...
  • Family Speaks Out In Courtney Cooke Murder

    Family Speaks Out In Courtney Cooke Murder

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-05 03:16:38 GMT
    Courtney CookeCourtney Cooke
    A great mother with a happy spirit and always smiling, this is how people close to Courtney Cooke remember the slain 27-year-old.Her former employer, Boyd Burns, Co-Owner of the Handy Stop convenience store said, "She's the kind of person that you don't come across everyday, she was special we are going to miss her"Police found the Courtney shot to death inside her car, parked along the Natchez-Trace Parkway Thursday morning, around 2:00am, at mile-marker 143, right outside of Carthage.Just 2...
    A great mother with a happy spirit and always smiling, this is how people close to Courtney Cooke remember the slain 27-year-old.Her former employer, Boyd Burns, Co-Owner of the Handy Stop convenience store said, "She's the kind of person that you don't come across everyday, she was special we are going to miss her"Police found the Courtney shot to death inside her car, parked along the Natchez-Trace Parkway Thursday morning, around 2:00am, at mile-marker 143, right outside of Carthage.Just 2...
  • New Orleans Shooting Suspect Arrested in Mississippi

    New Orleans Shooting Suspect Arrested in Mississippi

    Friday, July 4 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-04 23:06:24 GMT
    20-year-old Trung T. Le arrested in Mississippi Friday 20-year-old Trung T. Le arrested in Mississippi Friday
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police chief Ronal Serpas says a 20-year-old suspect has been arrested and faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with a Bourbon Street gunfight that left a woman dead and nine people hurt.Serpas says 20-year-old Trung T. Le was captured Friday in Mississippi. He also faces nine counts of attempted first-degree murder.Le is from the city of Belle Chasse, near NewOrleans.The exchange of gunfire happened early Sunday in the F...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police chief Ronal Serpas says a 20-year-old suspect has been arrested and faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with a Bourbon Street gunfight that left a woman dead and nine people hurt.Serpas says 20-year-old Trung T. Le was captured Friday in Mississippi. He also faces nine counts of attempted first-degree murder.Le is from the city of Belle Chasse, near NewOrleans.The exchange of gunfire happened early Sunday in the F...
  • Mom Shares Last Text Received From Daughter Found Dead Along Natchez Trace Parkway

    Mom Shares Last Text Received From Daughter Found Dead Along Natchez Trace Parkway

    Friday, July 4 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-04 22:36:47 GMT
    While most people are out and about celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, friends and family of Courtney Cooke are in mourning for their loved one. 27-year-old Courtney Cooke was found shot to death in her car at 2 a.m. Thursday, on the side of the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 143, in Leake County.
    While most people are out and about celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, friends and family of Courtney Cooke are in mourning for their loved one. 27-year-old Courtney Cooke was found shot to death in her car at 2 a.m. Thursday, on the side of the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 143, in Leake County.
  • Fourth of July Events 2014

    Fourth of July Events 2014

    Friday, July 4 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-04 22:32:00 GMT
    Here are some July 4, 2014 Events happening around the Metro.
    Here are some July 4, 2014 Events happening around the Metro.
  • Family Robbed at Gunpoint in Jackson Home Invasion

    Family Robbed at Gunpoint in Jackson Home Invasion

    Friday, July 4 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-04 17:59:13 GMT
    Family robbed at gunpoint during home invasion.Family robbed at gunpoint during home invasion.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson family is shaken up after being robbed at gunpoint overnight in a home invasion. Police say they were called to a home on Forest Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Seven people were home at the time of the robbery, according to authorities.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson family is shaken up after being robbed at gunpoint overnight in a home invasion. Police say they were called to a home on Forest Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Seven people were home at the time of the robbery, according to authorities.
  • McDaniel to Challenge Election Results "Any Day Now"

    McDaniel to Challenge Election Results "Any Day Now"

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-04 16:41:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court "any day now."
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court "any day now."
  • Hundreds Participate in 2014 Watermelon Classic 5K in Jackson

    Hundreds Participate in 2014 Watermelon Classic 5K in Jackson

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-04 15:51:40 GMT
    Runners and walkers participate in 2014 Watermelon Classic.Runners and walkers participate in 2014 Watermelon Classic.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hundreds of runners started their Fourth of July pounding the pavement. They took part in the 2014 Watermelon Classic 5K Run-Walk. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hundreds of runners started their Fourth of July pounding the pavement. They took part in the 2014 Watermelon Classic 5K Run-Walk. 
  • Shots Fired at Clubview Drive Home in Jackson

    Shots Fired at Clubview Drive Home in Jackson

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-04 15:25:55 GMT
    Shots Fired at home on Clubview Drive.Shots Fired at home on Clubview Drive.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police responded to a home around 1 a.m. Friday, where shots were fired at a residence on Clubview Drive. Police say two shots were fired into the home. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police responded to a home around 1 a.m. Friday, where shots were fired at a residence on Clubview Drive. Police say two shots were fired into the home. 
  • Bullet Hits John Street Home in Jackson

    Bullet Hits John Street Home in Jackson

    Friday, July 4 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-04 13:52:52 GMT
    A bullet Hits home on John StreetA bullet Hits home on John Street
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police were called to a John Street home on the Fourth of July, after a resident said a bullet hit her home. The resident said she heard gunshots around 11 p.m. Thursday, but didn't call police until she realized the house was hit Friday morning.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police were called to a John Street home on the Fourth of July, after a resident said a bullet hit her home. The resident said she heard gunshots around 11 p.m. Thursday, but didn't call police until she realized the house was hit Friday morning.
  • 27 Year Old Leake County Woman Found Dead On Natchez-Trace Parkway

    27 Year Old Leake County Woman Found Dead On Natchez-Trace Parkway

    Friday, July 4 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-04 05:33:53 GMT
    It's been a trying day for the people who knew 27-year-old Courtney Cooke, who's body was found off the Natchez-Trace Parkway in the early hours of Thursday morning.According to Leake County Sheriff, Greg Waggoner, Cooke was found shot to death in her car at mile-marker 143 along the Natchez-Trace Parkway in northwest Leake County, just outside of Carthage.According to Coutney's mother, she had moved up from Hattiesburg to better herself.She had only been working at the Handy Stop, a local co...
    It's been a trying day for the people who knew 27-year-old Courtney Cooke, who's body was found off the Natchez-Trace Parkway in the early hours of Thursday morning.According to Leake County Sheriff, Greg Waggoner, Cooke was found shot to death in her car at mile-marker 143 along the Natchez-Trace Parkway in northwest Leake County, just outside of Carthage.According to Coutney's mother, she had moved up from Hattiesburg to better herself.She had only been working at the Handy Stop, a local co...
  • Overturned 18-Wheeler in Warren County

    Overturned 18-Wheeler in Warren County

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-04 04:33:37 GMT
    18-wheeler overturns in Warren County 18-wheeler overturns in Warren County
    An 18-wheeler overturns in Warren County Thursday night casuing the westbound lane to close. According to Mississippi highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, this happened around 10:30 p.m. on I-20 near Bovina. The 18-wheeler was traveling west in the right lane and the driver told officials a small car cut him off. The driver of the 18-wheeler, 67-year-old George Pascu, tells officials he then went around the car after the driver of the car applied the breaks. That was when Pascu lost control of ...
    An 18-wheeler overturns in Warren County Thursday night casuing the westbound lane to close. According to Mississippi highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, this happened around 10:30 p.m. on I-20 near Bovina. The 18-wheeler was traveling west in the right lane and the driver told officials a small car cut him off. The driver of the 18-wheeler, 67-year-old George Pascu, tells officials he then went around the car after the driver of the car applied the breaks. That was when Pascu lost control of ...
  • Woman Found Dead Along Natchez Trace Parkway in Leake County

    Woman Found Dead Along Natchez Trace Parkway in Leake County

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:01:20 GMT
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Leake County officials confirm that the body of a 27-year-old female was found Thursday morning along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The victim was discovered at mile post 143 in Leake County.
    LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. - Leake County officials confirm that the body of a 27-year-old female was found Thursday morning along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The victim was discovered at mile post 143 in Leake County.
  • McDaniel Offering Cash Reward For Voter Fraud Evidence

    McDaniel Offering Cash Reward For Voter Fraud Evidence

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:53:58 GMT
    A sign of desperation. That's what Thad Cochran’s campaign calls Chris McDaniel’s decision to offer a cash reward for information about wrongdoing in the Senate runoff election. It’s the latest move from McDaniel, who this week accused Cochran of stealing the election with crossover votes from Democrats.Today McDaniel announced what he calls an election integrity challenge and voter fraud reward.He says he has fifteen...
    A sign of desperation. That's what Thad Cochran’s campaign calls Chris McDaniel’s decision to offer a cash reward for information about wrongdoing in the Senate runoff election. It’s the latest move from McDaniel, who this week accused Cochran of stealing the election with crossover votes from Democrats.Today McDaniel announced what he calls an election integrity challenge and voter fraud reward.He says he has fifteen...
  • Phone Scam Rerouting Social Security Checks in Attala County

    Phone Scam Rerouting Social Security Checks in Attala County

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:49:42 GMT
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - The Attala County Sheriff's Office has learned of a telephone scam that has been rerouting social security checks. The caller claims that they are from the Social Security Administration but they are rerouting the checks.
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - The Attala County Sheriff's Office has learned of a telephone scam that has been rerouting social security checks. The caller claims that they are from the Social Security Administration but they are rerouting the checks.
  • Edwards Man Shot By Girlfriend in Bolton; Authorities Investigate Homicide

    Edwards Man Shot By Girlfriend in Bolton; Authorities Investigate Homicide

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:41:33 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a homicide that happened in Bolton.
    Authorities are investigating a homicide that happened in Bolton.
  • McDaniel Offering Cash Reward For Voter Fraud Evidence

    McDaniel Offering Cash Reward For Voter Fraud Evidence

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:39:16 GMT
    A sign of desperation. That's what Thad Cochran’s campaign calls Chris McDaniel’s decision to offer a cash reward for information about wrongdoing in the Senate runoff election. It’s the latest move from McDaniel, who this week accused Cochran of stealing the election with crossover votes from Democrats.Today McDaniel announced what he calls an election integrity challenge and voter fraud reward.He says he has fifteen...
    A sign of desperation. That's what Thad Cochran’s campaign calls Chris McDaniel’s decision to offer a cash reward for information about wrongdoing in the Senate runoff election. It’s the latest move from McDaniel, who this week accused Cochran of stealing the election with crossover votes from Democrats.Today McDaniel announced what he calls an election integrity challenge and voter fraud reward.He says he has fifteen...
  • Brandon Teens Walk 25 Miles to Raise Money for Wounded Warriors

    Brandon Teens Walk 25 Miles to Raise Money for Wounded Warriors

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:27:14 GMT
    BRANDON, Miss. - Two teenagers spent their morning raising money for wounded warriors.The 16-year-old teens Ty Lovell and Hayden Gibbons walked from Exit 59 to the Outlets of Mississippi and back. The purpose of the 25-mile journey is to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
    BRANDON, Miss. - Two teenagers spent their morning raising money for wounded warriors.The 16-year-old teens Ty Lovell and Hayden Gibbons walked from Exit 59 to the Outlets of Mississippi and back. The purpose of the 25-mile journey is to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • Judge Grants 23 People U.S. Citizenship

    Judge Grants 23 People U.S. Citizenship

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:30:29 GMT
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Just in time for Independence Day, more than 20 people are new citizens of the United States. Twenty-three applicants were sworn the oath of citizenship Thursday morning in Hinds County.
    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Just in time for Independence Day, more than 20 people are new citizens of the United States. Twenty-three applicants were sworn the oath of citizenship Thursday morning in Hinds County.
  • Secretary of State's Office Responds To Election Lawsuit

    Secretary of State's Office Responds To Election Lawsuit

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:32:52 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - After the group "True the Vote" filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Secretary of State and the State Republican Party, the Secretary of State's Office has issued a response, saying it did not violate any law during the election, and that they should be dismissed from the litigation.
    JACKSON, Miss. - After the group "True the Vote" filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Secretary of State and the State Republican Party, the Secretary of State's Office has issued a response, saying it did not violate any law during the election, and that they should be dismissed from the litigation.
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