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  • Is Mississippi Prepared for Ebola?

    Is Mississippi Prepared for Ebola?

     

  • 2 Arrested in Attala County for Burglary

    2 Arrested in Attala County for Burglary

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:36:36 GMT
    Elizabeth SteenElizabeth Steen
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - The suspects allegedly responsible for a burglary that took place at the Whitmore property in the Shrock Community in Attala County are in custody..
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - The suspects allegedly responsible for a burglary that took place at the Whitmore property in the Shrock Community in Attala County are in custody..
  • Is Mississippi Prepared for Ebola?

    Is Mississippi Prepared for Ebola?

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:19:19 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - If the Ebola virus popped up in Mississippi, it would be the State Health Department's responsibility to lead every other state agency in fighting the disease. State Health Officer, Dr. Mary Currier says Mississippians should not worry about Ebola with two patients being transported to the United States."I think it's very important to know that Ebola is not something you can get by walking by someone or being in a room with them. it takes actual contact with body fluids," say...
    JACKSON, Miss. - If the Ebola virus popped up in Mississippi, it would be the State Health Department's responsibility to lead every other state agency in fighting the disease. State Health Officer, Dr. Mary Currier says Mississippians should not worry about Ebola with two patients being transported to the United States."I think it's very important to know that Ebola is not something you can get by walking by someone or being in a room with them. it takes actual contact with body fluids," say...
  • 5 Months Pass, Myra Lewis Still Missing

    5 Months Pass, Myra Lewis Still Missing

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:32:41 GMT
    Myra Lewis, 2-year-old missing since March 1stMyra Lewis, 2-year-old missing since March 1st
    Where is Myra Lewis? It's a question asked by family, friends, and others in the community. Friday marks five months since the 2-year-old Camden toddler vanished without a trace from her parents house.
    Where is Myra Lewis? It's a question asked by family, friends, and others in the community. Friday marks five months since the 2-year-old Camden toddler vanished without a trace from her parents house.
  • Mom Arrested after 2-Year-Old Found in Street

    Mom Arrested after 2-Year-Old Found in Street

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:31:36 GMT
    PICAYUNE, Miss. - Picayune Police say a 19-year-old woman was arrested on child neglect charges after her 2-year-old was found playing in a street. Officers responded to the call around 8:20 a.m. on Thursday to a daycare center where a passer-by had taken the boy. 
    PICAYUNE, Miss. - Picayune Police say a 19-year-old woman was arrested on child neglect charges after her 2-year-old was found playing in a street. Officers responded to the call around 8:20 a.m. on Thursday to a daycare center where a passer-by had taken the boy. 
  • Canton PD Investigating Early Morning Robbery

    Canton PD Investigating Early Morning Robbery

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:21:09 GMT
    Questions remain tonight after an elderly man is found injured outside his home in Madison County, early Wednesday morning.
    Questions remain tonight after an elderly man is found injured outside his home in Madison County, early Wednesday morning.
  • Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Sexual Contact with a Minor

    Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Sexual Contact with a Minor

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:49:38 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Philadelphia man will have to serve 108 months in prison, for having sexual contact with a minor. 21-year-old Brandon Farmer was sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Philadelphia man will have to serve 108 months in prison, for having sexual contact with a minor. 21-year-old Brandon Farmer was sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee.
  • Mobile Home Flips off Semi Truck on I-220 South near Watkins Drive

    Mobile Home Flips off Semi Truck on I-220 South near Watkins Drive

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:50:55 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Southbound lanes on Interstate 220 near Watkins Drive are shutdown, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. A mobile home being carried by a semi truck has flipped, blocking the lanes.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Southbound lanes on Interstate 220 near Watkins Drive are shutdown, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. A mobile home being carried by a semi truck has flipped, blocking the lanes.
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy" Worth The Wait

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" Worth The Wait

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:50:11 GMT
    JACKSON, MS - Marvel Comics traditionally dominates the box office any time they release a film, and Guardians of the Galaxy looks to be no different. The movie follows a team of five misfit criminals as they accidentally stumble onto an object capable of destroying worlds--putting them on the naughty list of many super villains. The hype for this movie has been incredible, and to find out whether the film meets expectations, we sent Bret and Joe to Malco Theaters in Madison to check it out. ...
    JACKSON, MS - Marvel Comics traditionally dominates the box office any time they release a film, and Guardians of the Galaxy looks to be no different. The movie follows a team of five misfit criminals as they accidentally stumble onto an object capable of destroying worlds--putting them on the naughty list of many super villains. The hype for this movie has been incredible, and to find out whether the film meets expectations, we sent Bret and Joe to Malco Theaters in Madison to check it out. ...
  • State Auditor Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Exception Report

    State Auditor Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Exception Report

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:47:05 GMT
    State Auditor Stacey PickeringState Auditor Stacey Pickering
    JACKSON, Miss. - Today, State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit Exception Report.This report is a legally mandated account of all misappropriated or misspent public funds and the actions taken by the State Auditor’s Office for recovery and return of those funds to the appropriate entities for Fiscal Year 2014.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Today, State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit Exception Report.This report is a legally mandated account of all misappropriated or misspent public funds and the actions taken by the State Auditor’s Office for recovery and return of those funds to the appropriate entities for Fiscal Year 2014.
  • Man Accused in Copiah County Slayings Appears in Court

    Man Accused in Copiah County Slayings Appears in Court

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:12:00 GMT
    Timothy Burns in CourtTimothy Burns in Court
    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - The man accused of slaying a family in Copiah County last year appeared in court Friday for an arraignment. 42-year-old Timothy Burns is charged with two counts of capital murder, rape and third-degree arson. He plead not guilty to all of the charges.
    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - The man accused of slaying a family in Copiah County last year appeared in court Friday for an arraignment. 42-year-old Timothy Burns is charged with two counts of capital murder, rape and third-degree arson. He plead not guilty to all of the charges.
  • JPS Fills 110 Teaching Positions

    JPS Fills 110 Teaching Positions

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:10:53 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Public Schools has filled about half of the vacancies that were open across the district. At the beginning of July, we learned that there were about 218 teaching positions open that needed to be filled. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Public Schools has filled about half of the vacancies that were open across the district. At the beginning of July, we learned that there were about 218 teaching positions open that needed to be filled. 
  • Woman Grazed by Bullet on Avenue G

    Woman Grazed by Bullet on Avenue G

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:14:33 GMT
    Traffic Stop DrowningTraffic Stop Drowning
    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman is recovering after being grazed by a bullet on Avenue G in Jackson, according to police. Officer Colendula Green of Jackson Police said the victim was a 52-year-old woman. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman is recovering after being grazed by a bullet on Avenue G in Jackson, according to police. Officer Colendula Green of Jackson Police said the victim was a 52-year-old woman. 
  • Slammer Selfie: Adams County Inmates Appear in Photo

    Slammer Selfie: Adams County Inmates Appear in Photo

    Inmates in the Adams County jail appear to be busy behind bars taking pictures of themselves.
    It happened at the jail in Natchez on State Street.

    The Adams County Sheriffs Office PIO, Courtney Taylor, tells us there is no way a cell phone was snuck into the jail.
    Inmates in the Adams County jail appear to be busy behind bars taking pictures of themselves.
    It happened at the jail in Natchez on State Street.

    The Adams County Sheriffs Office PIO, Courtney Taylor, tells us there is no way a cell phone was snuck into the jail.
  • Health Expert Fear Ebola Pandemic

    Health Expert Fear Ebola Pandemic

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:12:47 GMT
    A global pandemic is the fear of experts following a recent ebola outbreak. The CDC issued a warning today to avoid all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where the virus is running rampant. This is the largest ebola outbreak on record.There are more than 1300 cases spread across four nations in West Africa. As of now, 729 people have died, including one American, who was working in Liberia. Two other American charity workers are listed in serious condition because of ...
    A global pandemic is the fear of experts following a recent ebola outbreak. The CDC issued a warning today to avoid all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where the virus is running rampant. This is the largest ebola outbreak on record.There are more than 1300 cases spread across four nations in West Africa. As of now, 729 people have died, including one American, who was working in Liberia. Two other American charity workers are listed in serious condition because of ...
  • New Law to Increase Rent for Some Public Housing Tenants

    New Law to Increase Rent for Some Public Housing Tenants

    WJTV Investigates Public Housing in MS.

    WJTV Investigates Public Housing in MS.

  • Health Experts Fear Ebola Pandemic

    Health Experts Fear Ebola Pandemic

    A global pandemic is the fear of experts following a recent ebola outbreak. 
    The CDC issued a warning today to avoid all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where the virus is running rampant.

     

    A global pandemic is the fear of experts following a recent ebola outbreak. 
    The CDC issued a warning today to avoid all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where the virus is running rampant.

     

  • Slammer Selfie: Adams County Inmates Appear in Photo

    Slammer Selfie: Adams County Inmates Appear in Photo

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:30:13 GMT
    Adams County Inmates Appear in PhotoAdams County Inmates Appear in Photo
    Inmates in the Adams County jail appear to be busy behind bars taking pictures of themselves.It happened at the jail in Natchez on State Street.The Adams County Sheriffs Office PIO, Courtney Taylor, tells us there is no way a cell phone was snuck into the jail. So how were inmates seemingly able to take this picture and post it to Facebook? Taylor says there is a simple explanation."If they are not on lock down they a...
    Inmates in the Adams County jail appear to be busy behind bars taking pictures of themselves.It happened at the jail in Natchez on State Street.The Adams County Sheriffs Office PIO, Courtney Taylor, tells us there is no way a cell phone was snuck into the jail. So how were inmates seemingly able to take this picture and post it to Facebook? Taylor says there is a simple explanation."If they are not on lock down they a...
  • New Law to Increase Rent for Some Public Housing Tenants

    New Law to Increase Rent for Some Public Housing Tenants

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:07:04 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - "I wish I didn't have to move butI do, I'm forced to move," says Ericka Mayfield who lives in the Vicksburg Housing Authority.Starting in October, a new law will take effect where tenants rent will go up if they're living above the annual income in their county.One of those residents is Mayfield."I'm going to have to move because $681,I can't. plus $54 garbage and sewage fee, no ma'am. I cannot, I will not live down here andI cannot live down here, I can't afford to live do...
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - "I wish I didn't have to move butI do, I'm forced to move," says Ericka Mayfield who lives in the Vicksburg Housing Authority.Starting in October, a new law will take effect where tenants rent will go up if they're living above the annual income in their county.One of those residents is Mayfield."I'm going to have to move because $681,I can't. plus $54 garbage and sewage fee, no ma'am. I cannot, I will not live down here andI cannot live down here, I can't afford to live do...
  • Political Showdown at the Neshoba County Fair

    Political Showdown at the Neshoba County Fair

     

  • Political Showdown at the Neshoba County Fair

    Political Showdown at the Neshoba County Fair

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:59:11 GMT
    Thad Cochran speaks to people at the Neshoba County Fair.Thad Cochran speaks to people at the Neshoba County Fair.
    NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. - Politics and protest take the place of fair food and rides at the Neshoba County Fair Thursday."It's the 800 pound gorilla under the pavilion and nobody wants to talk about," says Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn. He was the first to address, what many would say is a split in the Republican Party. "I want to talk about the divide that appears to exist in the Republican party as a result of the United States Senate race," says Speaker Gunn.He believes theelection be...
    NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. - Politics and protest take the place of fair food and rides at the Neshoba County Fair Thursday."It's the 800 pound gorilla under the pavilion and nobody wants to talk about," says Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn. He was the first to address, what many would say is a split in the Republican Party. "I want to talk about the divide that appears to exist in the Republican party as a result of the United States Senate race," says Speaker Gunn.He believes theelection be...
  • Reservoir Search Ends; Missing Swimmer Found

    Reservoir Search Ends; Missing Swimmer Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:45:16 GMT
    John Greg KasselJohn Greg Kassel
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - The body of the boater who has been missing since Tuesday night has been found. 53-year-old John Greg Kassel was found Thursday afternoon.
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - The body of the boater who has been missing since Tuesday night has been found. 53-year-old John Greg Kassel was found Thursday afternoon.
  • Man Hits Church Sign with Vehicle During Police Chase

    Man Hits Church Sign with Vehicle During Police Chase

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:33:11 GMT
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - A man hits a church sign with his vehicle while trying to flee from police during a chase. 20-year-old Larry Johnson is charged with one count of aggravated domestic violence, felony fleeing, and several motor vehicle violations. 
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - A man hits a church sign with his vehicle while trying to flee from police during a chase. 20-year-old Larry Johnson is charged with one count of aggravated domestic violence, felony fleeing, and several motor vehicle violations. 
  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:25:02 GMT
    The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa.
    The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the...
  • McDaniel Files Motion for Oral Arguments with Mississippi Supreme Court

    McDaniel Files Motion for Oral Arguments with Mississippi Supreme Court

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:15:45 GMT
    Chris McDanielChris McDaniel
    The following news release is from the McDaniel Camp:Republican Chris McDaniel's lead attorney Mitch Tyner filed aPetition Motion for Reconsideration, Hearing, and Clarification with the Mississippi Supreme Court late Friday afternoon in response to the Court's Order of July 17. "It appears that the Court was hung up on the term “poll book,” and did not recognize that the precinct voter listing is used to mark and tally up the voters for the election and then becomes part of the contents of ...
    The following news release is from the McDaniel Camp:Republican Chris McDaniel's lead attorney Mitch Tyner filed aPetition Motion for Reconsideration, Hearing, and Clarification with the Mississippi Supreme Court late Friday afternoon in response to the Court's Order of July 17. "It appears that the Court was hung up on the term “poll book,” and did not recognize that the precinct voter listing is used to mark and tally up the voters for the election and then becomes part of the contents of ...
  • House Fire on McCarty Road in Byram

    House Fire on McCarty Road in Byram

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:12:47 GMT
    Structure fire on McCarty Road.Structure fire on McCarty Road.
    BYRAM, Miss. - Emergency crews responded to a house fire on McCarty Road in Byram on Thursday.Officials say the fire started around 1:10 p.m.The workshop and garage area of the home caught fire and firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to the rest of the house.One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital because of a heat related emergency. At last check, he was in stable condition.The cause of the fire is still undetermined.
    BYRAM, Miss. - Emergency crews responded to a house fire on McCarty Road in Byram on Thursday.Officials say the fire started around 1:10 p.m.The workshop and garage area of the home caught fire and firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to the rest of the house.One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital because of a heat related emergency. At last check, he was in stable condition.The cause of the fire is still undetermined.
  • U-Haul dweller banished from county

    U-Haul dweller banished from county

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:04:03 GMT
    Darnell VarnadoDarnell Varnado
    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A judge has released from jail a Mississippi couple found living in a U-Haul truck with six other people but has told the man to leave Pike County and not return except for a court date.
    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A judge has released from jail a Mississippi couple found living in a U-Haul truck with six other people but has told the man to leave Pike County and not return except for a court date.
  • Canton Police: 3 Armed Robbery Arrests Connected to Body Found Behind Home

    Canton Police: 3 Armed Robbery Arrests Connected to Body Found Behind Home

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:02:18 GMT
    Raricos CollinsRaricos Collins
    Canton police have arrested three men in connection to an attempted armed robbery, and News Channel 12 has learned it's connected to a body that was found behind a Canton home last week.
    Canton police have arrested three men in connection to an attempted armed robbery, and News Channel 12 has learned it's connected to a body that was found behind a Canton home last week.
  • Woman Arrested for Forging Prescriptions in Warren County

    Woman Arrested for Forging Prescriptions in Warren County

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:25:05 GMT
    Lashonda ColemanLashonda Coleman
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - Warren County authorities say one woman is behind bars for writing out prescriptions and getting them filled at different pharmacies. Authorities say 27-year-old Lashonda Coleman is charged with eight counts of acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud. 
    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - Warren County authorities say one woman is behind bars for writing out prescriptions and getting them filled at different pharmacies. Authorities say 27-year-old Lashonda Coleman is charged with eight counts of acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud. 
  • Temporary Lane Closures on Interstate 55 North at Gluckstadt for Overnight Work

    Temporary Lane Closures on Interstate 55 North at Gluckstadt for Overnight Work

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:01:11 GMT
    TRAFFIC ALERT: I-55NB at Siwell Road ExitTRAFFIC ALERT: I-55NB at Siwell Road Exit
    JACKSON, Miss. - In order for crews to install beams on the Gluckstadt bridge in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55, both northbound lanes of Interstate 55 in the project area will be temporarily closed overnight on Thursday. The closure will start at 6 p.m. and will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - In order for crews to install beams on the Gluckstadt bridge in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55, both northbound lanes of Interstate 55 in the project area will be temporarily closed overnight on Thursday. The closure will start at 6 p.m. and will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday. 
  • Mississippi Political Leaders Speak at Neshoba County Fair

    Mississippi Political Leaders Speak at Neshoba County Fair

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:03:16 GMT
    Thad Cochran speaks to people at the Neshoba County Fair.Thad Cochran speaks to people at the Neshoba County Fair.
    NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. - Some of Mississippi's heaviest political hitters took center stage at the Neshoba County Fair Thursday morning. Thursday's speakers included Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, and his Democratic challenger Travis Childers.
    NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. - Some of Mississippi's heaviest political hitters took center stage at the Neshoba County Fair Thursday morning. Thursday's speakers included Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, and his Democratic challenger Travis Childers.
  • Man Arrested for May Murder of 19-Year-Old

    Man Arrested for May Murder of 19-Year-Old

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:37:07 GMT
    Johnathan FairleyJohnathan Fairley
    JACKSON, Miss. - A man has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old who was killed during an altercation in May. 21-year-old Johnathan Tyrone Fairley is behind bars.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A man has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old who was killed during an altercation in May. 21-year-old Johnathan Tyrone Fairley is behind bars.
  • Search Continues For Man Lost At Reservoir

    Search Continues For Man Lost At Reservoir

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:24:26 GMT
    John Gregory KasselJohn Gregory Kassel
    The search will continue yet another day for a man lost at sea, at the reservoir.Madison Emergency Management Director Butch Hammack says his crews have been searching in waters as deep as 60 feet for 53-year-old John Greg Kassel. Kassel's sonScottysays his father was no stranger to boating at night.Search efforts for the construction company owner have been underway for two days now.Officials say Kassel was last seen...
    The search will continue yet another day for a man lost at sea, at the reservoir.Madison Emergency Management Director Butch Hammack says his crews have been searching in waters as deep as 60 feet for 53-year-old John Greg Kassel. Kassel's sonScottysays his father was no stranger to boating at night.Search efforts for the construction company owner have been underway for two days now.Officials say Kassel was last seen...
  • Pups on Planes

    Pups on Planes

     

  • Pups on Planes: Non-profit Group Transports Dogs by Air

    Pups on Planes: Non-profit Group Transports Dogs by Air

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:13:39 GMT
    Pups on PlanesPups on Planes
    16 floppy ears frame short-snouted faces tipped with 8 wet noses. The pups, driven down from Springhill, Louisiana are pre-flight in Monroe. That includes young Alex, with a shiny black coat, a temporary collar, and no where to call home.
    16 floppy ears frame short-snouted faces tipped with 8 wet noses. The pups, driven down from Springhill, Louisiana are pre-flight in Monroe. That includes young Alex, with a shiny black coat, a temporary collar, and no where to call home.
  • Neshoba County Fair: State Senator Giles Ward

    Neshoba County Fair: State Senator Giles Ward

     State Senator Giles Ward announces that he will not seek re-election next year.

     State Senator Giles Ward announces that he will not seek re-election next year.

  • Historic Homes in Yazoo City Destroyed By Fire, Homeowner Homeless

    Historic Homes in Yazoo City Destroyed By Fire, Homeowner Homeless

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:41:54 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of Laura QuinnPhoto Courtesy of Laura Quinn
    Yazoo fire officials are investigating, after two historic homes are destroyed by flames. The owner of one of those homes says she is homeless. According to fire officials, the fires happened Monday night on Madison street in Yazoo City. They say an abandoned home caught fire first, then quickly spread to the home next door. Thankfully the homeowner of the occupied home, Pamper Taylor says she heard a loud boom just before her house was ignited. She says she was able to escape without injuri...
    Yazoo fire officials are investigating, after two historic homes are destroyed by flames. The owner of one of those homes says she is homeless. According to fire officials, the fires happened Monday night on Madison street in Yazoo City. They say an abandoned home caught fire first, then quickly spread to the home next door. Thankfully the homeowner of the occupied home, Pamper Taylor says she heard a loud boom just before her house was ignited. She says she was able to escape without injuri...
  • Public Housing Flaws, Investigating the System

    Public Housing Flaws, Investigating the System

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Nearly 1.2 million people in American live in public housing. It's paid for by federal dollars, it's your money that goes towards funding many government programs across the country, including housing and development. Public housing is limited for low to moderate income residents.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Nearly 1.2 million people in American live in public housing. It's paid for by federal dollars, it's your money that goes towards funding many government programs across the country, including housing and development. Public housing is limited for low to moderate income residents.
  • Search Continues For Man Lost At Reservoir

    Search Continues For Man Lost At Reservoir

    John Gregory KasselJohn Gregory Kassel
    Scotty Kassel says his father, 53-year-old/o John Greg Kassel was no stranger to boating at night.
    Search efforts for the construction company owner have been underway for two days now.




    Scotty Kassel says his father, 53-year-old/o John Greg Kassel was no stranger to boating at night.
    Search efforts for the construction company owner have been underway for two days now.





  • Public Housing Flaws, Investigating the System

    Public Housing Flaws, Investigating the System

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:40:55 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Nearly 1.2 million people in American live in public housing. It's paid for by federal dollars, it's your money that goes towards funding many government programs across the country, including housing and development. Public housing is limited for low to moderate income residents.According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the average income for a family in Mississippi is $48,200. Those living in public housing can make less than 10 thousand dollars a yea...
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Nearly 1.2 million people in American live in public housing. It's paid for by federal dollars, it's your money that goes towards funding many government programs across the country, including housing and development. Public housing is limited for low to moderate income residents.According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the average income for a family in Mississippi is $48,200. Those living in public housing can make less than 10 thousand dollars a yea...
  • Historic Homes in Yazoo City Destroyed, Homeowner Homeless

    Historic Homes in Yazoo City Destroyed, Homeowner Homeless

     

  • MIRA Fighting for Rights in Border Crisis

    MIRA Fighting for Rights in Border Crisis

     

  • Neshoba County Fair: Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney

    Neshoba County Fair: Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney

     Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney speaks at the Neshoba County Fair.

     Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney speaks at the Neshoba County Fair.

  • Neshoba County Fair: Attorney General Jim Hood

    Neshoba County Fair: Attorney General Jim Hood

     Attorney General Jim Hood speaks at the Neshoba County Fair.

     Attorney General Jim Hood speaks at the Neshoba County Fair.

  • Neshoba County Fair: Tate Reeves Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves

    Neshoba County Fair: Tate Reeves Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves

     Lt. Governor Tate Reeves speaks at the Neshoba County Fair

     Lt. Governor Tate Reeves speaks at the Neshoba County Fair

  • Neshoba County Fair: State Auditor Stacey Pickering

    Neshoba County Fair: State Auditor Stacey Pickering

     

     State Auditor Stacey Pickering speaks at the Neshoba County Fair.

  • Suspect Indicted for Murdering Family in Copiah County

    Suspect Indicted for Murdering Family in Copiah County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:49:40 GMT
    42 Year Old Timothy Burns42 Year Old Timothy Burns
    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - A 42-year-old man has been indicted for murdering a family in Copiah County in 2013.
    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - A 42-year-old man has been indicted for murdering a family in Copiah County in 2013.
  • Brandon Police Search For Auto Burglary Suspect

    Brandon Police Search For Auto Burglary Suspect

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:02:10 GMT
    BRANDON, Miss. - Brandon Police are looking for a man connected to auto burglaries that occurred at Shiloh Park on July 26. Authorities say the man in the photos allegedly used stolen credit cards shortly after the burglaries at a gas station, Family Dollar, and Dollar General in Pearl.
    BRANDON, Miss. - Brandon Police are looking for a man connected to auto burglaries that occurred at Shiloh Park on July 26. Authorities say the man in the photos allegedly used stolen credit cards shortly after the burglaries at a gas station, Family Dollar, and Dollar General in Pearl.
  • Africa Summit to Proceed Despite Ebola Outbreak

    Africa Summit to Proceed Despite Ebola Outbreak

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:28:50 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of CDCPhoto Courtesy of CDC
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebola outbreak in Liberia. More than 40 African leaders are set to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington next week. White House spokesman Eric Schultz says the U.S. is aware of reports that American citizens have been diagnosed with Ebola but notes that the Centers for Disease Control has determined there's no significant risk.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebola outbreak in Liberia. More than 40 African leaders are set to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington next week. White House spokesman Eric Schultz says the U.S. is aware of reports that American citizens have been diagnosed with Ebola but notes that the Centers for Disease Control has determined there's no significant risk.
  • Nick Anderson, Trustmark Senior Vice President and Bank Operations Manager says there was in increase in this fraud specifically in Jackson identified during the weekend.

    Banking Information Breach Traced to Unnamed Jackson-Area Merchant

    Banking Information Breach Traced to Unnamed Jackson-Area Merchant

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:58:14 GMT
    It's being described as a mini-"Target" situation involving a Jackson-area business.We're told that card information from some customers of Trustmark Bank (and most likely other financial institutions)has been stolen after a breach identified this weekend at an unnamed merchant in Jackson.WJTV News Channel 12 first heard about the charges through social media and other messages: hundreds of dollars listed as 'pending on online bank accounts' without a clear reason why.Trustmark Bank officials...
    It's being described as a mini-"Target" situation involving a Jackson-area business.We're told that card information from some customers of Trustmark Bank (and most likely other financial institutions)has been stolen after a breach identified this weekend at an unnamed merchant in Jackson.WJTV News Channel 12 first heard about the charges through social media and other messages: hundreds of dollars listed as 'pending on online bank accounts' without a clear reason why.Trustmark Bank officials...
  • Neshoba County Fair Underway

    Neshoba County Fair Underway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:40:56 GMT
    Neshoba County FairNeshoba County Fair
    PHILADELPHIA, Miss - The 125th edition of the Neshoba County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Several state political figures are expected to appear throughout the week. On Wednesday, State Senator Giles Ward announced that he will not seek re-election in next year's state wide elections. 
    PHILADELPHIA, Miss - The 125th edition of the Neshoba County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Several state political figures are expected to appear throughout the week. On Wednesday, State Senator Giles Ward announced that he will not seek re-election in next year's state wide elections. 
  • Byram PD Searches for 'Cookie Monster' Connected to Hotel Burglary

    Byram PD Searches for 'Cookie Monster' Connected to Hotel Burglary

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:14 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of Byram PDPhoto Courtesy of Byram PD
    BYRAM, Miss. - Byram Police need the public's help in the "cookie monster," according to their Facebook page. Police say the man in the surveillance photos is wanted for questioning for the burglary that happened at the Holiday Inn Express in Byram.
    BYRAM, Miss. - Byram Police need the public's help in the "cookie monster," according to their Facebook page. Police say the man in the surveillance photos is wanted for questioning for the burglary that happened at the Holiday Inn Express in Byram.
  • Authorities Search for Missing Swimmer at the Reservoir

    Authorities Search for Missing Swimmer at the Reservoir

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:35:07 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities are searching for a swimmer who went missing at the Reservoir Tuesday night. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities are searching for a swimmer who went missing at the Reservoir Tuesday night. 
  • Chamberlain-Hunt Academy To Close

    Chamberlain-Hunt Academy To Close

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:12:29 GMT
    Photo from Chamberlain-Hunt.comPhoto from Chamberlain-Hunt.com
    PORT GIBSON, Miss. - Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, a boarding school for boys, is closing its doors. The school has been open for about 135 years.
    PORT GIBSON, Miss. - Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, a boarding school for boys, is closing its doors. The school has been open for about 135 years.
  • Silver Alert Canceled

    Silver Alert Canceled

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:33:57 GMT
    James Wilson BurchfieldJames Wilson Burchfield
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Miss. - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a Silver Alert for James Wilson Burchfield. The 66-year-old man has been missing since 8:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen in the Stewart community in Montgomery County.
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Miss. - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a Silver Alert for James Wilson Burchfield. The 66-year-old man has been missing since 8:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen in the Stewart community in Montgomery County.
  • Possible Drowning on Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Possible Drowning on Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:32:56 GMT
    Authorities in Madison County will resume there searchWednesday morning at7:00 on the Ross Barnett Reservoir for a possible drowning victim.Reservoir Police Chief Perry Waggoner says the victim is a 53-year-old man from Madison. He was last seen around 10:30 Tuesday night while he was ona swimming boat. Officials have not released his name at this time.The Ridgeland Police and the Ridgeland Fire Department also responded to the scene.Officialssuspended the search around 1:00 Wednesday morning...
    Authorities in Madison County will resume there searchWednesday morning at7:00 on the Ross Barnett Reservoir for a possible drowning victim.Reservoir Police Chief Perry Waggoner says the victim is a 53-year-old man from Madison. He was last seen around 10:30 Tuesday night while he was ona swimming boat. Officials have not released his name at this time.The Ridgeland Police and the Ridgeland Fire Department also responded to the scene.Officialssuspended the search around 1:00 Wednesday morning...
  • Former Natchez Teacher Arrested For Inappropriately Texting Student

    Former Natchez Teacher Arrested For Inappropriately Texting Student

    A former An Adams County school teacher has been arrested after investigators say she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

     



    A former An Adams County school teacher has been arrested after investigators say she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

     



  • Local Man Uses His Adversity To Inspire Others

    Local Man Uses His Adversity To Inspire Others

    One moment is enough to change a life forever.
    A young man's promising future was altered one fateful February day in 1997.
    He went from a star athlete on the football field, to a world class athlete in a wheelchair.
    One moment is enough to change a life forever.
    A young man's promising future was altered one fateful February day in 1997.
    He went from a star athlete on the football field, to a world class athlete in a wheelchair.
  • Local Man Uses His Adversity To Inspire Others

    Local Man Uses His Adversity To Inspire Others

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:17:53 GMT
    One moment is enough to change a life forever.A young man's promising future was altered one fateful February day in 1997.He went from a star athlete on the football field, to a world class athlete in a wheelchair"I had been through so many challenges, that I just took it on as another challenge." says Antonio WrightA challenge to continue his dreams as a star athlete, but with a few modifications. "At the time, I'm saying, 'I'm gone walk again. I don't care what you all are talking about. I'...
    One moment is enough to change a life forever.A young man's promising future was altered one fateful February day in 1997.He went from a star athlete on the football field, to a world class athlete in a wheelchair"I had been through so many challenges, that I just took it on as another challenge." says Antonio WrightA challenge to continue his dreams as a star athlete, but with a few modifications. "At the time, I'm saying, 'I'm gone walk again. I don't care what you all are talking about. I'...
  • Former Natchez Teacher Arrested For Inappropriately Texting Student

    Former Natchez Teacher Arrested For Inappropriately Texting Student

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:12 GMT
    An Adams County school teacher has been arrested after investigators say she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.Stephanie Adams, a former teacher at the Adams County Christian School, turned herself into police, Monday, with her attorney, Tim Cotton, present. Police say an exchange of text messages between Adams and a female student sparked their investigation.David King, Headmaster of the Adams County Christian School says the alleged incidents happened last year between Stepha...
    An Adams County school teacher has been arrested after investigators say she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.Stephanie Adams, a former teacher at the Adams County Christian School, turned herself into police, Monday, with her attorney, Tim Cotton, present. Police say an exchange of text messages between Adams and a female student sparked their investigation.David King, Headmaster of the Adams County Christian School says the alleged incidents happened last year between Stepha...
  • Mixed Reactions After a Ruling to Keep the Only State Abortion Clinic Open

    Mixed Reactions After a Ruling to Keep the Only State Abortion Clinic Open

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  • Mixed Reactions after a Ruling to Keep the Only State Abortion Clinic Open

    Mixed Reactions after a Ruling to Keep the Only State Abortion Clinic Open

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:28:42 GMT
     Mixed Reactions to the Ruling on the Mississippi Abortion Clinic Mixed Reactions to the Ruling on the Mississippi Abortion Clinic
    A federal court panel ruled against a controversial law that once threatened to close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.A pink building sits on the corner of State Street and Fondren Place with a sign outside reading ‘This Clinic Stays Open’. After Tuesday’s federal court ruling, the only abortion clinic in the state will remain open. "Were just overjoyed this is a victory for all of us for the providers who are sti...
    A federal court panel ruled against a controversial law that once threatened to close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.A pink building sits on the corner of State Street and Fondren Place with a sign outside reading ‘This Clinic Stays Open’. After Tuesday’s federal court ruling, the only abortion clinic in the state will remain open. "Were just overjoyed this is a victory for all of us for the providers who are sti...
  • Gun Store Burglarized in Kosciusko

    Gun Store Burglarized in Kosciusko

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:41:39 GMT
    KOSCIUSKO, Miss. - Several firearms were stolen from a local gun store in Kosciusko on Monday.
    KOSCIUSKO, Miss. - Several firearms were stolen from a local gun store in Kosciusko on Monday.
  • Drugs Stolen from Adams County Pharmacy During Burglary

    Drugs Stolen from Adams County Pharmacy During Burglary

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:32:53 GMT
    Photos Courtesy of the Adams County Sheriff's DepartmentPhotos Courtesy of the Adams County Sheriff's Department
    ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. - The Adams County Sheriff's Department is investigating a break-in of a local pharmacy. The burglary happened early Tuesday morning at Ernst Pharmacy on Highland Boulevard in Natchez.
    ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. - The Adams County Sheriff's Department is investigating a break-in of a local pharmacy. The burglary happened early Tuesday morning at Ernst Pharmacy on Highland Boulevard in Natchez.
  • Kishia Powell Named City of Jackson’s First Woman Public Works Director

    Kishia Powell Named City of Jackson’s First Woman Public Works Director

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:37:43 GMT
    Kishia PowellKishia Powell
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mayor Tony Yarber and the Jackson City Council selected Kishia L. Powell as the City of Jackson Public Works Director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Director Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mayor Tony Yarber and the Jackson City Council selected Kishia L. Powell as the City of Jackson Public Works Director, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. Director Powell has 16 years of experience and expertise in sustainable infrastructure management and utility operations.
  • US Appeals Panel Strikes Down Mississippi Abortion Law

    US Appeals Panel Strikes Down Mississippi Abortion Law

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:28:51 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
  • Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle on Hanging Moss Road

    Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle on Hanging Moss Road

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:28:16 GMT
    Pedestrian Hit on Hanging Moss RoadPedestrian Hit on Hanging Moss Road
    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a man was struck by a vehicle on Hanging Moss Road on Tuesday. Officer Colendula Green of Jackson Police says the incident happened just before 11:00 a.m. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a man was struck by a vehicle on Hanging Moss Road on Tuesday. Officer Colendula Green of Jackson Police says the incident happened just before 11:00 a.m. 
  • 2 Yazoo County Historical Homes Destroyed in Fire

    2 Yazoo County Historical Homes Destroyed in Fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:12:25 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of Laura QuinnPhoto Courtesy of Laura Quinn
    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - Two historical homes are destroyed by an overnight fire on Madison Street in Yazoo County.
    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - Two historical homes are destroyed by an overnight fire on Madison Street in Yazoo County.
  • Natchez Police: Teacher Arrested After Having Relationship with Minor

    Natchez Police: Teacher Arrested After Having Relationship with Minor

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:11:45 GMT
    Stephanie AdamsStephanie Adams
    ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. - A former teacher of Adams County Christian School has been charged with one count of gratification of lust of a minor. Authorities say 34-year-old Stephanie Adams was arrested Monday.
    ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. - A former teacher of Adams County Christian School has been charged with one count of gratification of lust of a minor. Authorities say 34-year-old Stephanie Adams was arrested Monday.
  • Dump Truck Overturns on Highway 28 in Copiah County

    Dump Truck Overturns on Highway 28 in Copiah County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:09:41 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of MHPPhoto Courtesy of MHP
    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - A dump truck containing asphalt overturned on Highway 28 in Copiah County.
    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - A dump truck containing asphalt overturned on Highway 28 in Copiah County.
  • 2 Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Contraband into Hinds County Detention Center

    2 Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Contraband into Hinds County Detention Center

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:37:15 GMT
    Timothy YatesTimothy Yates
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two people are jailed after authorities say they attempted to smuggle contraband into the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond. 29-year-old Jessica Martin and 35-year-old Timothy Lee Yates are each charged with one count of smuggling contraband.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two people are jailed after authorities say they attempted to smuggle contraband into the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond. 29-year-old Jessica Martin and 35-year-old Timothy Lee Yates are each charged with one count of smuggling contraband.
  • Car Rolls Into Apartment Building

    Car Rolls Into Apartment Building

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:11:03 GMT
    At least one person was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after police say a child knocked a car into drive.Jackson police say it happened at the Village Apartments on Raymond Road. A woman got out of a white vehicle and left her grandchild inside.Police say the child apparently put the car in drive and it rolled into building 29 at the complex after rolling over the grandmother's foot. One person was inside the building, no other injuries were reported.
    At least one person was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after police say a child knocked a car into drive.Jackson police say it happened at the Village Apartments on Raymond Road. A woman got out of a white vehicle and left her grandchild inside.Police say the child apparently put the car in drive and it rolled into building 29 at the complex after rolling over the grandmother's foot. One person was inside the building, no other injuries were reported.
  • Woodrow Wilson House Fire Under Investigation

    Woodrow Wilson House Fire Under Investigation

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:57:55 GMT
    Jackson Firefighters spent part of Monday night battling a house fire. Officials tell us the fire started at a vacant home in the 1000 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Chief Arson Investigator tells us there were no injuries reported. The fire is under investigation at this time, and we’ll bring you more details as they become available.
    Jackson Firefighters spent part of Monday night battling a house fire. Officials tell us the fire started at a vacant home in the 1000 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Chief Arson Investigator tells us there were no injuries reported. The fire is under investigation at this time, and we’ll bring you more details as they become available.
  • Family Seeks Answers In Weekend Hit and Run

    Family Seeks Answers In Weekend Hit and Run

    Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County
    A Rankin County woman is recovering from injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Pelahatchie over the weekend.
    Amy Harper says her 74-year-old mother was left for dead when she was rear ended by a pick-up truck- on her way to pick her granddaughter up from work.


    A Rankin County woman is recovering from injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Pelahatchie over the weekend.
    Amy Harper says her 74-year-old mother was left for dead when she was rear ended by a pick-up truck- on her way to pick her granddaughter up from work.


  • Family Seeks Answers In Weekend Hit and Run

    Family Seeks Answers In Weekend Hit and Run

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:28:50 GMT
    Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County
    A Rankin County woman is recovering from injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Pelahatchie over the weekend.Amy Harper says her 74-year-old mother was left for dead when she was rear ended by a pick-up truck- on her way to pick her granddaughter up from work.Amy says her mother, Donna Lee was on her way to the Chevron gas station on Highway 43 in Pelahatchie Friday night, when the accident occurred.She says, "When they hit her, they knocked her off the road and flipped her vehic...
    A Rankin County woman is recovering from injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Pelahatchie over the weekend.Amy Harper says her 74-year-old mother was left for dead when she was rear ended by a pick-up truck- on her way to pick her granddaughter up from work.Amy says her mother, Donna Lee was on her way to the Chevron gas station on Highway 43 in Pelahatchie Friday night, when the accident occurred.She says, "When they hit her, they knocked her off the road and flipped her vehic...
  • Brookhaven Man Killed, Suspect Free on Bond

    Brookhaven Man Killed, Suspect Free on Bond

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:20:18 GMT
    A fight turns deadly at a Brookhaven nightclub, the suspect charged with murder but free on bond. It happened at Brother J's club on Martin Luther King street in Brookhaven Friday night. "When you kill somebody, you're supposed to be in jail." Family members of 59-year old John Porter are outraged that 63-year old, Clyde Smith, the man accused of killing him is not behind bars. Authorities say the two men got into an altercation at Brother J's club in Brookhaven. "The altercation originated ...
    A fight turns deadly at a Brookhaven nightclub, the suspect charged with murder but free on bond. It happened at Brother J's club on Martin Luther King street in Brookhaven Friday night. "When you kill somebody, you're supposed to be in jail." Family members of 59-year old John Porter are outraged that 63-year old, Clyde Smith, the man accused of killing him is not behind bars. Authorities say the two men got into an altercation at Brother J's club in Brookhaven. "The altercation originated ...
  • Brookhaven Man Killed, Suspect Free on Bond

    Brookhaven Man Killed, Suspect Free on Bond

     

  • Bank Card Info Stolen from Some Jackson Area Residents After Security Breach

    Bank Card Info Stolen from Some Jackson Area Residents After Security Breach

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:15:21 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Trustmark Bank has confirmed with News Channel 12 that some of their customers' bank card information was stolen. Trustmark officials say there was an increase in international activity over the past weekend after a Jackson-area merchant appears to have been breached.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Trustmark Bank has confirmed with News Channel 12 that some of their customers' bank card information was stolen. Trustmark officials say there was an increase in international activity over the past weekend after a Jackson-area merchant appears to have been breached.
  • I-20 Mill and Overlay Project to Begin this Week

    I-20 Mill and Overlay Project to Begin this Week

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:15:05 GMT
    JACKSON, MISS.- A mill and overlay project will begin this week on Interstate 20 between the Natchez Trace and Highway 18. The project will reconstruct approximately seven miles of roadway and repair the bridge over McRaven Road. There will be temporary lane closures during the project between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The speed limit will be reduce from 70 to 60 miles per hour throughout the project.
    JACKSON, MISS.- A mill and overlay project will begin this week on Interstate 20 between the Natchez Trace and Highway 18. The project will reconstruct approximately seven miles of roadway and repair the bridge over McRaven Road. There will be temporary lane closures during the project between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The speed limit will be reduce from 70 to 60 miles per hour throughout the project.
  • UPDATE: Northview Drive Boil Water Notice Lifted

    UPDATE: Northview Drive Boil Water Notice Lifted

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:53:08 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The boil water notice has been canceled for Northview Drive.The Mississippi State Department of Health says the water is now safe to drink.The advisory was issued last week after pressure was lot from a water main repair. Here are some tips on what to do when a boil water alert is lifted:Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing. Examples:1 faucet — run for 10 minutes2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes3 faucets — run each for 3...
    JACKSON, Miss. - The boil water notice has been canceled for Northview Drive.The Mississippi State Department of Health says the water is now safe to drink.The advisory was issued last week after pressure was lot from a water main repair. Here are some tips on what to do when a boil water alert is lifted:Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing. Examples:1 faucet — run for 10 minutes2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes3 faucets — run each for 3...
  • Boil Water Alert for More Than 3,900 Simpson County Residents

    Boil Water Alert for More Than 3,900 Simpson County Residents

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:23:05 GMT
    SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from Smiths Crossing Water Association in Simpson County.
    SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from Smiths Crossing Water Association in Simpson County.
  • Health Officials Confirm New Case of West Nile Virus, Chikungunya Virus

    Health Officials Confirm New Case of West Nile Virus, Chikungunya Virus

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:22:35 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming a new human case of West Nile virus and a new case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming a new human case of West Nile virus and a new case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident.
  • Explosion at Plant in Moss Point; 1 Dead, 3 Injured

    Explosion at Plant in Moss Point; 1 Dead, 3 Injured

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:46:25 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of WKRGPhoto Courtesy of WKRG
    MOSS POINT, Miss. - One person is dead and another three are injured after an explosion happened at a Moss Point plant Monday.
    MOSS POINT, Miss. - One person is dead and another three are injured after an explosion happened at a Moss Point plant Monday.
  • Police Arrest Man Connected to Deadly Brookhaven Shooting

    Police Arrest Man Connected to Deadly Brookhaven Shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:19:28 GMT
    Clyde Smith Jr.Clyde Smith Jr.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - One man is dead after police say he was murdered in a shooting on Friday night in Brookhaven. John Porter of Bogue Chitto was shot on Dr. Martin L. King Drive. He was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he died.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - One man is dead after police say he was murdered in a shooting on Friday night in Brookhaven. John Porter of Bogue Chitto was shot on Dr. Martin L. King Drive. He was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he died.
  • Suspects Accused in Gas Station Attack Appear in Court

    Suspects Accused in Gas Station Attack Appear in Court

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:09:20 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Suspects accused of raping a woman at a Shell station in Jackson appeared in court on Monday.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Suspects accused of raping a woman at a Shell station in Jackson appeared in court on Monday.
  • Coroner: 2-Month-Old's Death Accidental

    Coroner: 2-Month-Old's Death Accidental

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:48:39 GMT
    The coroner says the death of a 2-month-old was caused by an accidental rollover while the baby was sleeping with a parent.
    The coroner says the death of a 2-month-old was caused by an accidental rollover while the baby was sleeping with a parent.
  • Hollywood Hits Mississippi with Movie Premiere

    Hollywood Hits Mississippi with Movie Premiere

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  • Red Carpet Screening of the James Brown Biopic

    Red Carpet Screening of the James Brown Biopic

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:50:54 GMT
    Red carpet screening of the James Brown biopicRed carpet screening of the James Brown biopic
    Hollywood hits Mississippi as the stars of "Get On Up" hit the red carpet Sunday afternoon. Universal Pictures hosted an exclusive red carpet screening of the James Brown biopic at the Malco Grandview Theatre. Some of the film’s stars attended the event, as well as a number of city leaders including Governor Phil Bryant. All proceeds from the screening's ticket sales will benefit the non-profit organization, Mission ...
    Hollywood hits Mississippi as the stars of "Get On Up" hit the red carpet Sunday afternoon. Universal Pictures hosted an exclusive red carpet screening of the James Brown biopic at the Malco Grandview Theatre. Some of the film’s stars attended the event, as well as a number of city leaders including Governor Phil Bryant. All proceeds from the screening's ticket sales will benefit the non-profit organization, Mission ...
  • New Details in Michelle Byrom Death Penalty Appeal

    New Details in Michelle Byrom Death Penalty Appeal

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:46:42 GMT
    Michelle Byrom Death Penalty AppealMichelle Byrom Death Penalty Appeal
    New details tonight about a former death row inmate in Tishomingo County.Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.Byrom was sent to the Tishomingo County Jail after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned her capital murder conviction on March 31, ordering a new trial.Her health problems include lupus, arthritis and hip troubles, and she uses a wheelchair.Longtime defense lawyer John ...
    New details tonight about a former death row inmate in Tishomingo County.Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.Byrom was sent to the Tishomingo County Jail after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned her capital murder conviction on March 31, ordering a new trial.Her health problems include lupus, arthritis and hip troubles, and she uses a wheelchair.Longtime defense lawyer John ...
  • Traffic Stop Drowning

    Traffic Stop Drowning

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:36:18 GMT
    Traffic Stop DrowningTraffic Stop Drowning
    New developments in a story out of Harrison County this weekend, where the body of the 21-year-old man who jumped into a river yesterday during a routine traffic stop has been found.Police say James King of D'Iberville fled from the traffic stop, stopped his truck on a bridge, and walked backward into the Tchoutacabouffa River while officers talked to him.Police say they tried unsuccessfully to get him to leave the water.They dove in after King began to struggle, saying he could not swim.He w...
    New developments in a story out of Harrison County this weekend, where the body of the 21-year-old man who jumped into a river yesterday during a routine traffic stop has been found.Police say James King of D'Iberville fled from the traffic stop, stopped his truck on a bridge, and walked backward into the Tchoutacabouffa River while officers talked to him.Police say they tried unsuccessfully to get him to leave the water.They dove in after King began to struggle, saying he could not swim.He w...
  • Lightning Strikes California Beach

    Lightning Strikes California Beach

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:34:04 GMT
    Lightning Strikes Venice BeachLightning Strikes Venice Beach
    LOS ANGELES - Lightning struck 14 people, killing one, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.A 20-year-old man was killed at Venice Beach in Los Angeles when lighting hit the area around 2:30 p.m., CBS Los Angeles said. A total of 13 people, including a 15-year-old, were struck by lighting at Venice Beach, city fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said.Four people were treated at the scene and the rest were taken to hospitals. The 20-year-old wa...
    LOS ANGELES - Lightning struck 14 people, killing one, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.A 20-year-old man was killed at Venice Beach in Los Angeles when lighting hit the area around 2:30 p.m., CBS Los Angeles said. A total of 13 people, including a 15-year-old, were struck by lighting at Venice Beach, city fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said.Four people were treated at the scene and the rest were taken to hospitals. The 20-year-old wa...
  • Fatal Shooting in Scott County

    Fatal Shooting in Scott County

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:12:20 GMT
    26-year-old Bradley Harrison died Sunday morning after being shot twice26-year-old Bradley Harrison died Sunday morning after being shot twice
    A man shot twice Saturday night dies early Sunday morning at a Jackson hospital. It happened around 11:30 p.m. at 7318 Old Highway 80 in Lake, MS. According to Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee, the sheriff’s office received a call from homeowner 29-year-old Alan Barnes. Barnes told officials 26-year-old Bradley Harrison had been shot twice. Sheriff Lee says it started with an altercation then the gun fired twice and Harr...
    A man shot twice Saturday night dies early Sunday morning at a Jackson hospital. It happened around 11:30 p.m. at 7318 Old Highway 80 in Lake, MS. According to Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee, the sheriff’s office received a call from homeowner 29-year-old Alan Barnes. Barnes told officials 26-year-old Bradley Harrison had been shot twice. Sheriff Lee says it started with an altercation then the gun fired twice and Harr...
  • Teen Recovering Following Overnight Shooting

    Teen Recovering Following Overnight Shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:41:23 GMT
    Teen shot on Bailey Avenue early Sunday morningTeen shot on Bailey Avenue early Sunday morning
    Jackson Police are looking for suspects in connection to the early Sunday morning shooting of a teen. The shooting happened just after midnight on Bailey Avenue near Eminence Row. Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department tells us a 14-year-old was shot in his left hip. We’re told the victim was walking on Bailey Avenue when a person inside a white Chevrolet Tahoe fired shots.Police tell us the teen’s injuries are not life-threatening. He continues to recover. If you have an...
    Jackson Police are looking for suspects in connection to the early Sunday morning shooting of a teen. The shooting happened just after midnight on Bailey Avenue near Eminence Row. Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department tells us a 14-year-old was shot in his left hip. We’re told the victim was walking on Bailey Avenue when a person inside a white Chevrolet Tahoe fired shots.Police tell us the teen’s injuries are not life-threatening. He continues to recover. If you have an...
  • Three Suspects Identified in Gas Station Attack

    Three Suspects Identified in Gas Station Attack

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:18:38 GMT
    Three Suspects Identified in Gas Station Attack Three Suspects Identified in Gas Station Attack
    Suspects accused of raping a woman at a Shell station in Jackson turned themselves into police.Two men turned themselves into the Jackson Police Department Saturday after seeing surveillance video. According to police, the incident happened Friday, July 18 at the gas station at 455 Daniel Lake Boulevard. 20-year-old Ja’Lon Jones and 18-year-old Edward Samuel turned themselves in after surveillance was shown. Jones is ...
    Suspects accused of raping a woman at a Shell station in Jackson turned themselves into police.Two men turned themselves into the Jackson Police Department Saturday after seeing surveillance video. According to police, the incident happened Friday, July 18 at the gas station at 455 Daniel Lake Boulevard. 20-year-old Ja’Lon Jones and 18-year-old Edward Samuel turned themselves in after surveillance was shown. Jones is ...
  • Mississippi Kidney Foundation Holds Picnic for Patients

    Mississippi Kidney Foundation Holds Picnic for Patients

    Picnic for PatientsPicnic for Patients

     

  • Mississippi Kidney Foundation Holds Picnic For Patients

    Mississippi Kidney Foundation Holds Picnic For Patients

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:56:09 GMT
    Picnic for PatientsPicnic for Patients
    "Here in Mississippi, we have one of the highest rates of kidney disease in the country."Gail Sweat, Executive Director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation says each year they take time out to honor the patients and their families through a picnic."This is just a fun time for everybody to come together, bring their families. It's just like a big family reunion." says Sweat"Back in the day, it was a time where you just died. And I thank God that I can live." Beverly Lee has been on dialysis f...
    "Here in Mississippi, we have one of the highest rates of kidney disease in the country."Gail Sweat, Executive Director of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation says each year they take time out to honor the patients and their families through a picnic."This is just a fun time for everybody to come together, bring their families. It's just like a big family reunion." says Sweat"Back in the day, it was a time where you just died. And I thank God that I can live." Beverly Lee has been on dialysis f...
  • Three People Killed in ATV Collision in Leake County

    Three People Killed in ATV Collision in Leake County

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:12:01 GMT
    Three People Killed in ATV Collision in Leake CountyThree People Killed in ATV Collision in Leake County
    Four people are dead after an ATV collides with a car in Leake County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, it happened Friday night around 9 p.m. on Highway 25 north of Carthage. Officials tell News Channel 12, 24-year-old Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, LA, was driving an Acura when it collided with a Honda ATV. 38-year-old Lucy Hernandez was driving the ATV and three children, two of them being Hernande...
    Four people are dead after an ATV collides with a car in Leake County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, it happened Friday night around 9 p.m. on Highway 25 north of Carthage. Officials tell News Channel 12, 24-year-old Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, LA, was driving an Acura when it collided with a Honda ATV. 38-year-old Lucy Hernandez was driving the ATV and three children, two of them being Hernande...
  • FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Cream Rises to the Top in Neshoba County

    FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Cream Rises to the Top in Neshoba County

    FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Cream Rises to the Top in Neshoba County

     

  • Some of the best known restaurants in the metro get their milk from one small dairy farm out of Neshoba County. Beason Family Farms is this week's 'Farm Family of Mississippi'.

    FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Cream Rises to the Top in Neshoba County

    FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Cream Rises to the Top in Neshoba County

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:34:59 GMT
    Maybe you're tasting it in a rich cream sauce at Walker's Drive-In or in a thick dessert at Mama Hamill's. Or if you're getting a milkshake at the re-vamped Brent's Drugs...Well, you've had it there too.Some of the best known restaurants in the metro get their milk from one small dairy farm out of Neshoba County. Beason Family Farms is this week's 'Farm Family of Mississippi'.Click here to see our last FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Sisters Grow-up in Smith Co. Watermelon Patches"I retired on a Thursda...
    Maybe you're tasting it in a rich cream sauce at Walker's Drive-In or in a thick dessert at Mama Hamill's. Or if you're getting a milkshake at the re-vamped Brent's Drugs...Well, you've had it there too.Some of the best known restaurants in the metro get their milk from one small dairy farm out of Neshoba County. Beason Family Farms is this week's 'Farm Family of Mississippi'.Click here to see our last FARM FAMILIES OF MS: Sisters Grow-up in Smith Co. Watermelon Patches"I retired on a Thursda...
  • Family Speaks Out In Nicholas Nichols Death

    Family Speaks Out In Nicholas Nichols Death

    Gloria Nichols says the last time she saw her son, 21-year-old-Nicholas Nichols, alive was around 7:30 Sunday evening.
    She says she became concerned and filed a missing person's report after she didn't get a call from Nicholas that night and received an unsettling call.

    Gloria Nichols says the last time she saw her son, 21-year-old-Nicholas Nichols, alive was around 7:30 Sunday evening.
    She says she became concerned and filed a missing person's report after she didn't get a call from Nicholas that night and received an unsettling call.


  • Family Speaks Out In Nicholas Nichols Death

    Family Speaks Out In Nicholas Nichols Death

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:33:09 GMT
    Gloria Nichols says the last time she saw her son, 21-year-old-Nicholas Nichols, alive was around 7:30 Sunday evening.She says she became concerned and filed a missing person's report after she didn't get a call from Nicholas that night and received an unsettling call.She said, "His girlfriend Alicia called me and asked me have I heard about anyone getting shot, and I told her no,"It turns out, Nichols had been shot- in the back, according to Canton Police Chief Otha Brown.Police discovered h...
    Gloria Nichols says the last time she saw her son, 21-year-old-Nicholas Nichols, alive was around 7:30 Sunday evening.She says she became concerned and filed a missing person's report after she didn't get a call from Nicholas that night and received an unsettling call.She said, "His girlfriend Alicia called me and asked me have I heard about anyone getting shot, and I told her no,"It turns out, Nichols had been shot- in the back, according to Canton Police Chief Otha Brown.Police discovered h...
  • JPD Investigates Recent Attacks

    JPD Investigates Recent Attacks

    JPD Investigates Recent Attacks JPD Investigates Recent Attacks

     

  • JPD Investigates Recent Attacks

    JPD Investigates Recent Attacks

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:34:13 GMT
    JPD investigates recent attacks JPD investigates recent attacks
    Sexual assaults are up 24-percent from last year, according to Interim Chief Lee Vance with the Jackson Police Department. "We don't have a series of rapes that have occurred in any particular category," says Vance. The most recent alleged rape happened at a shell station early last Friday morning. The clerk called 911 around 2:30 a.m. in the morning and three minutes later, dispatch alerted officers, "It's going to b...
    Sexual assaults are up 24-percent from last year, according to Interim Chief Lee Vance with the Jackson Police Department. "We don't have a series of rapes that have occurred in any particular category," says Vance. The most recent alleged rape happened at a shell station early last Friday morning. The clerk called 911 around 2:30 a.m. in the morning and three minutes later, dispatch alerted officers, "It's going to b...
  • Marco Rubio Talks to Mississippi Republican Leaders

    Marco Rubio Talks to Mississippi Republican Leaders

     

  • Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks in Jackson

    Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks in Jackson

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:09:10 GMT
    Senator Marco Rubio speaks at Mississippi House Republican CaucasSenator Marco Rubio speaks at Mississippi House Republican Caucas
    JACKSON, Miss. - Florida, Republican, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was the keynote speaker for Mississippi's House Republican Caucus, Friday. Mississippi's top Republican leaders gathered at the Jackson Convention Complex in an effort to raise funds for upcoming elections. Senator Rubio is one of the top match-ups predicted to run as theRepublican nominee for President in 2016. Even though he's made no official announcement, hecertainly has support in Mississippi."He, I think, would be a great pr...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Florida, Republican, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was the keynote speaker for Mississippi's House Republican Caucus, Friday. Mississippi's top Republican leaders gathered at the Jackson Convention Complex in an effort to raise funds for upcoming elections. Senator Rubio is one of the top match-ups predicted to run as theRepublican nominee for President in 2016. Even though he's made no official announcement, hecertainly has support in Mississippi."He, I think, would be a great pr...
  • PHOTOS: Woman Recalls Wild Scene as Armed Robber Hits 2 Businesses

    PHOTOS: Woman Recalls Wild Scene as Armed Robber Hits 2 Businesses

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:35:59 GMT
    Felicia DixonFelicia Dixon
    JACKSON, MISS - Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center.
    JACKSON, MISS - Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center.
  • 12 Arrested in Southaven Prostitution Ring

    12 Arrested in Southaven Prostitution Ring

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:35:39 GMT
    Amber MeyersAmber Meyers
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The following story is from WREG:Southaven Police arrested twelve people as part of a prostitution sting at a Southaven hotel Thursday.The following people were arrested for Prostitution or Solicitation of Prostitution:Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tn Prostitution-Procuring; Poss MarijuanaMichael D. Gaines, 37, Memphis, Tn. Prostitution-ProcuringCharles S. Heyman, 63, Memphis, Tn. Prostitution-ProcuringEarnest F. James, 45, Hernando, Ms. Prostitution-ProcuringJoseph L. ...
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The following story is from WREG:Southaven Police arrested twelve people as part of a prostitution sting at a Southaven hotel Thursday.The following people were arrested for Prostitution or Solicitation of Prostitution:Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tn Prostitution-Procuring; Poss MarijuanaMichael D. Gaines, 37, Memphis, Tn. Prostitution-ProcuringCharles S. Heyman, 63, Memphis, Tn. Prostitution-ProcuringEarnest F. James, 45, Hernando, Ms. Prostitution-ProcuringJoseph L. ...
  • "Lucy" Is Mind-Bending Fun

    "Lucy" Is Mind-Bending Fun

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:14:46 GMT
    JACKSON, MS - Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson (Her, The Avengers) and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), tells the story of an everyday woman exposed to an illegal drug that allows her to access 100% of her brain’s capacity. This gives her extraordinary abilities – superhuman intelligence, telekinesis, the incredible mental fortitude to pat her head and rub her stomach at the same time, etc. – which she uses to bring down a ruthless gang from the bowels of the Tai...
    JACKSON, MS - Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson (Her, The Avengers) and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), tells the story of an everyday woman exposed to an illegal drug that allows her to access 100% of her brain’s capacity. This gives her extraordinary abilities – superhuman intelligence, telekinesis, the incredible mental fortitude to pat her head and rub her stomach at the same time, etc. – which she uses to bring down a ruthless gang from the bowels of the Tai...
  • USM Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery

    USM Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:06:01 GMT
    Ed WilkinsEd Wilkins
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Armed robbery charges are filed against a University of Southern Mississippi football player. 21-year-old Ed Wilkins has been arrested and charged with armed robbery
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Armed robbery charges are filed against a University of Southern Mississippi football player. 21-year-old Ed Wilkins has been arrested and charged with armed robbery
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection Changes at 'The Triangle' in Clinton

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection Changes at 'The Triangle' in Clinton

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:01:26 GMT
    The City of Clinton has made significant changes to an intersection commonly referred to as 'The Triangle,'joining College Street, Clinton Boulevard, Old Highway 80, and a small connecting stretch of Mt. Salus Drive. The changes took effect today. 
    The City of Clinton has made significant changes to an intersection commonly referred to as 'The Triangle,'joining College Street, Clinton Boulevard, Old Highway 80, and a small connecting stretch of Mt. Salus Drive. The changes took effect today. 
  • 2 Inmates Injure 3 Guards at Private Prison

    2 Inmates Injure 3 Guards at Private Prison

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:57:42 GMT
    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility. Issa Arnita, a spokesman for prison contractor Management Training Corp., says three guards were moving a prisoner to solitary confinement Thursday when the fight began. 
    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility. Issa Arnita, a spokesman for prison contractor Management Training Corp., says three guards were moving a prisoner to solitary confinement Thursday when the fight began. 
  • $600K to $1M of Synthetic LSD Seized in Rankin County; 1 Arrested

    $600K to $1M of Synthetic LSD Seized in Rankin County; 1 Arrested

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:38:31 GMT
    Michael MontgomeryMichael Montgomery
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man is jailed after police say they seized they about $600,000 to $1 million worth of synthetic LSD. 28-year-old Michael Anthony Montgomery is charged. 
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man is jailed after police say they seized they about $600,000 to $1 million worth of synthetic LSD. 28-year-old Michael Anthony Montgomery is charged. 
  • Mystery of "creepy" dolls left on California doorsteps solved

    Mystery of "creepy" dolls left on California doorsteps solved

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:01:38 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of CBSPhoto Courtesy of CBS
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Deputies investigating the appearance of 10 porcelain dolls placed on the front porches of several families in the Talega area found out Thursday evening that the gesture was meant to be nice, not creepy,CBS Los Angeles reported.
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Deputies investigating the appearance of 10 porcelain dolls placed on the front porches of several families in the Talega area found out Thursday evening that the gesture was meant to be nice, not creepy,CBS Los Angeles reported.
  • McComb Couple Arrested for Living in Overdue Rental Truck

    McComb Couple Arrested for Living in Overdue Rental Truck

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:57:52 GMT
    Darnell VarnadoDarnell Varnado
    MCCOMB, Miss. - A Mississippi couple is jailed after police say they discovered them, their two children, and the children's grandmother living in a rental truck that had been reported stolen. Authorities say 28-year-old Darnell Varnado and 29-year-old Shantay Varnado are charged with one count of possessing stolen property each.
    MCCOMB, Miss. - A Mississippi couple is jailed after police say they discovered them, their two children, and the children's grandmother living in a rental truck that had been reported stolen. Authorities say 28-year-old Darnell Varnado and 29-year-old Shantay Varnado are charged with one count of possessing stolen property each.
  • Body Identified of Man Found Dead Behind Home in Canton

    Body Identified of Man Found Dead Behind Home in Canton

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:24:03 GMT
    CANTON, Miss. - Authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found behind a home in Canton.
    CANTON, Miss. - Authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found behind a home in Canton.
  • Steps To Take after a Boil Water Notice is Lifted

    Steps To Take after a Boil Water Notice is Lifted

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:08:59 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for Northview Drive.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for Northview Drive.
  • Suspect Arrested for West McDowell Road Double Robbery

    Suspect Arrested for West McDowell Road Double Robbery

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:50:33 GMT
    Darnell GriffithDarnell Griffith
    JACKSON, Miss. - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with two robberies that happened on West McDowell Road on Thursday. Police charged 22-year-old Darnell Griffith with two counts of armed robbery.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with two robberies that happened on West McDowell Road on Thursday. Police charged 22-year-old Darnell Griffith with two counts of armed robbery.
  • 'The Search' Continues to Find Local Talent

    'The Search' Continues to Find Local Talent

     

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Truck Hauling Tank Heads Moving Throughout State

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Truck Hauling Tank Heads Moving Throughout State

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:17:29 GMT
    Traffic closings or delays for Tuesday, January 28Traffic closings or delays for Tuesday, January 28
    The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued a Traffic Advisory for Friday, July 25. Transport National will be hauling a pair of tank heads throughout the state.The tank heads will be coming through on I-55 out of Tennessee and head into Louisiana on I-10. The vehicle carrying the tank heads will be escorted by law enforcement and civilian escorts.The route is scheduled to go along I-55 South, I-69 West, Hwy 61 South, Hwy 82 East, Hwy 49W South, Hwy 49...
    The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued a Traffic Advisory for Friday, July 25. Transport National will be hauling a pair of tank heads throughout the state.The tank heads will be coming through on I-55 out of Tennessee and head into Louisiana on I-10. The vehicle carrying the tank heads will be escorted by law enforcement and civilian escorts.The route is scheduled to go along I-55 South, I-69 West, Hwy 61 South, Hwy 82 East, Hwy 49W South, Hwy 49...
  • 'The Search' Continues to Find Local Talent

    'The Search' Continues to Find Local Talent

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:14:57 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - After taking a week off for the weather, 'The Search' will continue Saturday at Terminal Recording Studios in Ridgeland. If you are a talented singer, you still have time!
    JACKSON, Miss. - After taking a week off for the weather, 'The Search' will continue Saturday at Terminal Recording Studios in Ridgeland. If you are a talented singer, you still have time!
  • Suspect Arrested Following Double Robbery

    Suspect Arrested Following Double Robbery

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:36:59 GMT
    Jackson Police arrest a man they say robbed two local businesses Thursday evening. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center. Police say it all started when the male suspect walked into the Dollar General. Witness Felicia Dixon was in the store at the time it was robbed. She says an employee walked up to her ...
    Jackson Police arrest a man they say robbed two local businesses Thursday evening. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center. Police say it all started when the male suspect walked into the Dollar General. Witness Felicia Dixon was in the store at the time it was robbed. She says an employee walked up to her ...
  • Suspect Arrested Following Double Robbery

    Suspect Arrested Following Double Robbery

    The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center.

    The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center.


  • WJTV INVESTIGATES: Getting Stolen Guns Off Our Streets

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Getting Stolen Guns Off Our Streets

    It's no secret that violent crime is a problem for many communities in and around Jackson.
    It seems nearly every day you hear of someone who has been impacted by gun violence.
    It's no secret that violent crime is a problem for many communities in and around Jackson.
    It seems nearly every day you hear of someone who has been impacted by gun violence.

  • WJTV INVESTIGATES: Getting Stolen Guns Off Our Streets

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Getting Stolen Guns Off Our Streets

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:26:53 GMT
    It's no secret that violent crime is a problem for many communities in and around Jackson. It seems nearly every day you hear of someone who has been impacted by gun violence.And, according to Mississippi State law, it’s not exactly difficult to get your hands on a firearm.For the most part you just have to be at least 18-year-old and not be a convicted felon.However, the question remains, how many of guns are possess...
    It's no secret that violent crime is a problem for many communities in and around Jackson. It seems nearly every day you hear of someone who has been impacted by gun violence.And, according to Mississippi State law, it’s not exactly difficult to get your hands on a firearm.For the most part you just have to be at least 18-year-old and not be a convicted felon.However, the question remains, how many of guns are possess...
  • MIRA Urging Humanitarian Response for Border Crisis

    MIRA Urging Humanitarian Response for Border Crisis

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:10:09 GMT
    Mississippi Immigrants Rights AllianceMississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance
    JACKSON, Miss -According to numbers released by the Department of Health and Human Services for Children and Families, 179 unaccompanied minors have entered the state between January 1 and July. Those minors are released to sponsors. One of those organizations reunited immigrantchildren with their families is the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance."We have to do something for these children, we're not dealing with an invasion. We don't need the national guard at the Texas border," says Re...
    JACKSON, Miss -According to numbers released by the Department of Health and Human Services for Children and Families, 179 unaccompanied minors have entered the state between January 1 and July. Those minors are released to sponsors. One of those organizations reunited immigrantchildren with their families is the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance."We have to do something for these children, we're not dealing with an invasion. We don't need the national guard at the Texas border," says Re...
  • Surveillance Video Shows Clerk Calling for Help After Alleged Attack

    Surveillance Video Shows Clerk Calling for Help After Alleged Attack

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:35:48 GMT
    Surveillance video shows woman crying for help at Shell stationSurveillance video shows woman crying for help at Shell station
    Thursday morning there was a protest outside the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard in Jackson. The message from the protestors was don't support this business and get gas elsewhere. Protestors News Channel 12 spoke with believe the clerk did not call police last Friday morning after a woman cried for help, but after looking at surveillance video, we learned that was not the case.Nearly a week has passed since a ...
    Thursday morning there was a protest outside the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard in Jackson. The message from the protestors was don't support this business and get gas elsewhere. Protestors News Channel 12 spoke with believe the clerk did not call police last Friday morning after a woman cried for help, but after looking at surveillance video, we learned that was not the case.Nearly a week has passed since a ...
  • Gov. Bryant Welcomes Legislature's Move to Embrace Performance Based Budget System

    Gov. Bryant Welcomes Legislature's Move to Embrace Performance Based Budget System

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:57:24 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi legislative leaders today released a performance-based budget plan, something Gov. Bryant has advocated for since serving as state auditor. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi legislative leaders today released a performance-based budget plan, something Gov. Bryant has advocated for since serving as state auditor. 
  • 4 People Wanted for Using Counterfeit Bills at Vicksburg Walmart

    4 People Wanted for Using Counterfeit Bills at Vicksburg Walmart

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:29:20 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Police are asking the public's help in identifying suspects connected to passing along counterfeit bills in Vicksburg. Police say between July 5 and July 9, the subjects in the photos passed about thirty-six. $100 counterfeit bills at the Vicksburg Walmart.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Police are asking the public's help in identifying suspects connected to passing along counterfeit bills in Vicksburg. Police say between July 5 and July 9, the subjects in the photos passed about thirty-six. $100 counterfeit bills at the Vicksburg Walmart.
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Denies McDaniel's Request

    Mississippi Supreme Court Denies McDaniel's Request

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:57 GMT
    Chris McDanielChris McDaniel
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied for the second time an Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus submitted by State Senator Chris McDaniel.McDaniel requested that the Supreme Court reconsider its July 17, 2014 decision where they denied his request. After consideration, the Court decided to deny the request once again.You can read the order here and the statement made by some of the Justices.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied for the second time an Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus submitted by State Senator Chris McDaniel.McDaniel requested that the Supreme Court reconsider its July 17, 2014 decision where they denied his request. After consideration, the Court decided to deny the request once again.You can read the order here and the statement made by some of the Justices.
  • Pearl Police Arrest Mom Wanted for Assaulting 12-Year-Old Son

    Pearl Police Arrest Mom Wanted for Assaulting 12-Year-Old Son

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:22:15 GMT
    Jennifer RobertsonJennifer Robertson
    UPDATE:  Pearl Police say they have arrested Jennifer Roberson
    UPDATE:  Pearl Police say they have arrested Jennifer Roberson
  • Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story

    Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:46:02 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - There are many stories on Mississippi's death row. Stories with different crimes, different faces and different lessons to be learned. However, they are stories with the same ending. One such story belongs to Michelle Byrom.
    JACKSON, Miss. - There are many stories on Mississippi's death row. Stories with different crimes, different faces and different lessons to be learned. However, they are stories with the same ending. One such story belongs to Michelle Byrom.
  • Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story

    Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story

     Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story
     Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story
  • Construction Worker Dies After Falling from Tower in Brookhaven

    Construction Worker Dies After Falling from Tower in Brookhaven

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:35:58 GMT
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A Georgia man is dead after authorities say he fell from a water tower he was working on in Brookhaven. 41-year-old John T. Johnson was an employee of Southeast Tank and Tower.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A Georgia man is dead after authorities say he fell from a water tower he was working on in Brookhaven. 41-year-old John T. Johnson was an employee of Southeast Tank and Tower.
  • Judge Hears Arguments in 'True the Vote' Election Lawsuit

    Judge Hears Arguments in 'True the Vote' Election Lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:09:08 GMT
    Photo from APPhoto from AP
    JACKSON, Miss. - A hearing is going on to address the ongoing challenge between State Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Senator Thad Cochran. The hearing over voter records is in Federal Court in downtown Jackson.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A hearing is going on to address the ongoing challenge between State Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Senator Thad Cochran. The hearing over voter records is in Federal Court in downtown Jackson.
  • 3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle

    3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle

     Three people are injured in a shooting at a home on Grandview Circle.

    Three people are injured in a shooting at a home on Grandview Circle.

  • 3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle

    3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle

     

  • 12 Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers Indicted

    12 Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers Indicted

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:23:47 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss - Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in defrauding the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Recruiter Assistance Program (“GRAP”) which provided financial incentives to enlisted soldiers for assisting in recruiting potential soldiers into the Mississippi Army National Guard.
    JACKSON, Miss - Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in defrauding the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Recruiter Assistance Program (“GRAP”) which provided financial incentives to enlisted soldiers for assisting in recruiting potential soldiers into the Mississippi Army National Guard.
  • Jury Convicts Man of Robbery and Witness Tampering

    Jury Convicts Man of Robbery and Witness Tampering

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:47:27 GMT
    T.L. BriggsT.L. Briggs
    A jury has convicted a man of robbery and witness tampering, according to District Attorney Michael Guest. Trevioun Lamont Briggs, also known as T.L. Briggs, will be sentenced in September. 
    A jury has convicted a man of robbery and witness tampering, according to District Attorney Michael Guest. Trevioun Lamont Briggs, also known as T.L. Briggs, will be sentenced in September. 
  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:42 GMT
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Nearly half of the passengers were French.
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Nearly half of the passengers were French.
  • JPD Takes Over Code Enforcement

    JPD Takes Over Code Enforcement

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:41:43 GMT
    Jackson police are taking on a new responsibility, one that was previously on the city. City officials say code enforcement will now be in the hands of JPD. "We have started working with moving code enforcement under the police department." Jackson Mayor, Tony Yarber made the announcement Monday. "Right now, it seems like a natural for because we're required to work together anyway." Interim Police Chief, Lee Vance says the two departments previously worked hand in hand and the change won'...
    Jackson police are taking on a new responsibility, one that was previously on the city. City officials say code enforcement will now be in the hands of JPD. "We have started working with moving code enforcement under the police department." Jackson Mayor, Tony Yarber made the announcement Monday. "Right now, it seems like a natural for because we're required to work together anyway." Interim Police Chief, Lee Vance says the two departments previously worked hand in hand and the change won'...
  • Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi.
    Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi.
  • Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:08:08 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi."My responsibility first is to make sure to make sure that we have care for the children of the state of Mississippi," says Governor Bryant.He says he'sstopping the federal government a...
    JACKSON, Miss. -Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi."My responsibility first is to make sure to make sure that we have care for the children of the state of Mississippi," says Governor Bryant.He says he'sstopping the federal government a...
  • City Officials Cracking Down on Maintenance Codes in Vicksburg

    City Officials Cracking Down on Maintenance Codes in Vicksburg

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:21:58 GMT
    Hundreds of citations given out to residents per monthHundreds of citations given out to residents per month
    The city of Vicksburg has been cracking down on building and property maintenance codes for the past year. "I want to be able to enforce those laws that are dragging the city down," says Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. Hundreds of citations are handed out per month to residents and hundreds of complaints are coming in each month from residents, according to Victor Gray-Lewis the director of community development. T...
    The city of Vicksburg has been cracking down on building and property maintenance codes for the past year. "I want to be able to enforce those laws that are dragging the city down," says Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. Hundreds of citations are handed out per month to residents and hundreds of complaints are coming in each month from residents, according to Victor Gray-Lewis the director of community development. T...
  • 3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle After Altercation

    3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle After Altercation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:29:33 GMT
    Witnesses say two people were shot at a home on Grandview CircleWitnesses say two people were shot at a home on Grandview Circle
    JACKSON, Miss. - Three people were taken to the hospital after they were shot during an altercation at a home on Grandview Circle, police say.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Three people were taken to the hospital after they were shot during an altercation at a home on Grandview Circle, police say.
  • Mississippi's Jackson Police Department Sued for Civil Rights Violations

    Mississippi's Jackson Police Department Sued for Civil Rights Violations

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:30 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Today, Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Jackson Mississippi Police Department in United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Today, Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Jackson Mississippi Police Department in United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division. 
  • Mannings, UMMC to tackle Mississippi's health challenges

    Mannings, UMMC to tackle Mississippi's health challenges

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:22:58 GMT
    Archie and Olivia Manning; Photo Courtesy of UMMCArchie and Olivia Manning; Photo Courtesy of UMMC
    JACKSON, Miss. – Archie and Olivia Manning announced today the launch of a campaign to boost the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health of the state’s residents. With the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state’s First Family of Football has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians. 
    JACKSON, Miss. – Archie and Olivia Manning announced today the launch of a campaign to boost the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health of the state’s residents. With the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state’s First Family of Football has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians. 
  • Man Charged in Slaying of 5-Year-Old Gulfport Girl

    Man Charged in Slaying of 5-Year-Old Gulfport Girl

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:48:18 GMT
    Alberto GarciaAlberto Garcia
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week. Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says charges were filed Wednesday against 29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia of Gulfport.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week. Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says charges were filed Wednesday against 29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia of Gulfport.
  • Brandon Man Receives $213,000 for Unclaimed Property

    Brandon Man Receives $213,000 for Unclaimed Property

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:43:41 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - State Treasurer lynn Fitch presented Mr. John Dailey of Brandon with an unclaimed property check on Tuesday. Dailey and his attorney searched the Treasurer's website and discovered that there was a balance of more than $213,000 in in his name.
    JACKSON, Miss. - State Treasurer lynn Fitch presented Mr. John Dailey of Brandon with an unclaimed property check on Tuesday. Dailey and his attorney searched the Treasurer's website and discovered that there was a balance of more than $213,000 in in his name.
  • Man Attempts to Force His Way into Woman's Vehicle on Kings Highway

    Man Attempts to Force His Way into Woman's Vehicle on Kings Highway

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:23:25 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman is shaken up after she says a man tried to force his way into her vehicle Wednesday morning on Kings Highway near Arrowhead Drive. The victim tells us she was getting ready to leave her home when a man driving by. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman is shaken up after she says a man tried to force his way into her vehicle Wednesday morning on Kings Highway near Arrowhead Drive. The victim tells us she was getting ready to leave her home when a man driving by. 
  • Woman Hit by Stray Bullet on Dewitt Avenue in Jackson

    Woman Hit by Stray Bullet on Dewitt Avenue in Jackson

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:22:59 GMT
    Deborah LewisDeborah Lewis
    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman who was hit by a stray bullet while sitting on her front porch wants answers. She says some of her neighbors started shooting near her home and that's when a bullet grazed her.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman who was hit by a stray bullet while sitting on her front porch wants answers. She says some of her neighbors started shooting near her home and that's when a bullet grazed her.
  • Judge June Hardwick Dismissed from the Bench

    Judge June Hardwick Dismissed from the Bench

     

     

  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:53:32 GMT
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
  • Authorities Identify Body Found Inside 18-Wheeler at I-20 Weigh Station

    Authorities Identify Body Found Inside 18-Wheeler at I-20 Weigh Station

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:43:28 GMT
    Authorities are investigating after the body of a man was found at a weigh station off I-20 in Warren County Tuesday night. 
    Authorities are investigating after the body of a man was found at a weigh station off I-20 in Warren County Tuesday night. 
  • Vote to Name the Sumatran Tiger Cub at Jackson Zoo

    Vote to Name the Sumatran Tiger Cub at Jackson Zoo

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:42:54 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of Jackson ZooPhoto Courtesy of Jackson Zoo
    JACKSON, Miss. - From July 23 to September 3, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their pick for the name of the male Sumatran tiger cub that was born May 20, 2014. Voting will be on three names picked by zoo staff. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - From July 23 to September 3, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their pick for the name of the male Sumatran tiger cub that was born May 20, 2014. Voting will be on three names picked by zoo staff. 
  • Jackson Municipal Court Judge June Hardwick Dismissed from Bench

    Jackson Municipal Court Judge June Hardwick Dismissed from Bench

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:13:58 GMT
    June HardwickJune Hardwick
    JACKSON, Miss. -A Jackson Judge whose name has made headlines recently has been dismissed from the bench. June Hardwick was appointed as a Jackson Municipal Court judge in August of 2013, replacing Bob Waller that October. 
    JACKSON, Miss. -A Jackson Judge whose name has made headlines recently has been dismissed from the bench. June Hardwick was appointed as a Jackson Municipal Court judge in August of 2013, replacing Bob Waller that October. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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