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  • Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

    Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:10:27 GMT
    Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of MexicoTropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico
    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.
    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.
  • Police Find Car in Amber Alert Investigation

    Police Find Car in Amber Alert Investigation

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:05:25 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The car used in the kidnapping of a 17-year-old teenager has been found near an abandoned building on Dutchman Row.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The car used in the kidnapping of a 17-year-old teenager has been found near an abandoned building on Dutchman Row.
  • Kraft Recalls More Than 7K Cases of Cheese Singles

    Kraft Recalls More Than 7K Cases of Cheese Singles

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:36:57 GMT
    Kraft Food Groups is voluntarily recalling more than 7, 000 cases of Kraft American Singles.
    Kraft Food Groups is voluntarily recalling more than 7, 000 cases of Kraft American Singles.
  • Facebook Messenger Makes Users Question Privacy

    Facebook Messenger Makes Users Question Privacy

     

  • Is the New Facebook Messenger App Accessing Too Much Info?

    Is the New Facebook Messenger App Accessing Too Much Info?

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:02:13 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - If you have a Facebook, you've all seen the messenger app notification. But questions and concerns started surfacing when it came to the terms and conditions of using the app, showing all of your contacts will now be accessed by Facebook. Rumors are swirling about Facebook using your phone's camera and microphone to see and hear what you're doing. Are you and your children protected?“The app makes me feel there is an invasion of my privacy," says Facebook user, Pam Greer. “It...
    JACKSON, Miss. - If you have a Facebook, you've all seen the messenger app notification. But questions and concerns started surfacing when it came to the terms and conditions of using the app, showing all of your contacts will now be accessed by Facebook. Rumors are swirling about Facebook using your phone's camera and microphone to see and hear what you're doing. Are you and your children protected?“The app makes me feel there is an invasion of my privacy," says Facebook user, Pam Greer. “It...
  • Coroner: Mississippi State Football Player's Brother Brain Dead

    Coroner: Mississippi State Football Player's Brother Brain Dead

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:53:20 GMT
    Tyriunce Lewis, brother of a Mississippi State football player, was shot Sunday.Tyriunce Lewis, brother of a Mississippi State football player, was shot Sunday.
    WALTHALL COUNTY, Miss. - Walthall County Coroner Shannon Hartzog said the Mississippi State football player's brother who was shot is brain dead.
    WALTHALL COUNTY, Miss. - Walthall County Coroner Shannon Hartzog said the Mississippi State football player's brother who was shot is brain dead.
  • 6 Months Pass, Myra Lewis Still Missing

    6 Months Pass, Myra Lewis Still Missing

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:58:50 GMT
    Myra Lewis, 2-year-old missing since March 1stMyra Lewis, 2-year-old missing since March 1st
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Today is September 1st, which marks six months since little Myra Lewis disappeared. 
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Today is September 1st, which marks six months since little Myra Lewis disappeared. 
  • Mississippi State Football Player's Brother Shot

    Mississippi State Football Player's Brother Shot

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:57:36 GMT
    Tyriunce Lewis, brother of a Mississippi State football player, was shot Sunday.Tyriunce Lewis, brother of a Mississippi State football player, was shot Sunday.
    Mississippi State University football player, Jameon Lewis' brother was shot Sunday afternoon in Tylertown, according to officials. 
    Mississippi State University football player, Jameon Lewis' brother was shot Sunday afternoon in Tylertown, according to officials. 
  • Woman Dies in Car Crash in Claiborne County

    Woman Dies in Car Crash in Claiborne County

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:21:48 GMT
    CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. - A women is dead after a fatal single-vehicle crash in Claiborne County early Monday morning.Coroner J.W. Mallet said Frances Barnes was ejected from her car.The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. on Highway 547.The victim's vehicle landed in a ditch. The cause of death is multi trauma.
    CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. - A women is dead after a fatal single-vehicle crash in Claiborne County early Monday morning.Coroner J.W. Mallet said Frances Barnes was ejected from her car.The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. on Highway 547.The victim's vehicle landed in a ditch. The cause of death is multi trauma.
  • Amber Alert Issued for Missing 17-year-old

    Amber Alert Issued for Missing 17-year-old

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:18:48 GMT
    If you would like to comment on this story contact 601-664-8839.Jackson Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl, putting her in a vehicle, and driving away.19-year-old Dewayne Thompson is wanted by police for aggravated assault, kidnapping, and auto theft. He is considered armed and dangerous.Police say they consider the victim, 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, to be seriously injured.Officer Colendula Green, spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department, says at ...
    If you would like to comment on this story contact 601-664-8839.Jackson Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl, putting her in a vehicle, and driving away.19-year-old Dewayne Thompson is wanted by police for aggravated assault, kidnapping, and auto theft. He is considered armed and dangerous.Police say they consider the victim, 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, to be seriously injured.Officer Colendula Green, spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department, says at ...
  • Holiday Safety Blitz

    Holiday Safety Blitz

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:23:46 GMT
    Holiday Safety BlitzHoliday Safety Blitz
    It may be a holiday, but law enforcement doesn't take a break.They were out in full force this weekend, making sure everyone obeyed the rules of the road.State troopers have set up several DUI checkpoints, which run through midnight Sunday night.Here are the latest totals from law enforcement.905 hazards, 776 non-hazards, 2 drug arrests, 1 felony arrest, and 68 collisions, with a total of 24 injuries and 1 fatality.We will continue to update these numbers as they come in, so check back for up...
    It may be a holiday, but law enforcement doesn't take a break.They were out in full force this weekend, making sure everyone obeyed the rules of the road.State troopers have set up several DUI checkpoints, which run through midnight Sunday night.Here are the latest totals from law enforcement.905 hazards, 776 non-hazards, 2 drug arrests, 1 felony arrest, and 68 collisions, with a total of 24 injuries and 1 fatality.We will continue to update these numbers as they come in, so check back for up...
  • Amber Alert Issued for Abducted Teen

    Amber Alert Issued for Abducted Teen

    Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn BeardAmber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard

     

  • "I think part of it - the time - is really helping us to think through. We're starting at 10:37 a.m. to help us to remember what it says in Luke 10:37: 'To go and do likewise'," co-pastor Jason Abrams said.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: After Years of Prep, 'Common Ground' to open in West Jackson

    FAITH IN FOCUS: After Years of Prep, 'Common Ground' to open in West Jackson

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:24:20 GMT
    If you'd like to share your church community with the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Let's start with this question: how hard is it to start a church? The answer - like to most questions - is 'it depends'.Depends on what?It depends on your goals/what kind of impact you want to make. Do you just want to put out some chairs and hope people show up? Or, do you develop a plan of action - one that could take years to fully form and ...
    If you'd like to share your church community with the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Let's start with this question: how hard is it to start a church? The answer - like to most questions - is 'it depends'.Depends on what?It depends on your goals/what kind of impact you want to make. Do you just want to put out some chairs and hope people show up? Or, do you develop a plan of action - one that could take years to fully form and ...
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: WJTV Photographers for Jerry Brooks

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: WJTV Photographers for Jerry Brooks

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: WJTV Photographers for Jerry Brooks

     

  • It's pretty hard to get one of our photographers in front of the camera. These are, after all, people who've dedicated their lives to shooting video not appearing in it.

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: WJTV Photographers for Jerry Brooks

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: WJTV Photographers for Jerry Brooks

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:33:00 GMT
    It's pretty hard to get one of our photographers in front of the camera. These are, after all, people who've dedicated their lives to shooting video not appearing in it.But what you may not know is that a WJTV Photographer is currently struggling with an ALS diagnosis."Alright, this ice bucket challenge is from the photographers at wjtv, former employees, and friends of Jerry Brooks," Kip Smith, head photographer at WJTV said in a video of the station's Ice Bucket challenge.Jerry Brooks - a f...
    It's pretty hard to get one of our photographers in front of the camera. These are, after all, people who've dedicated their lives to shooting video not appearing in it.But what you may not know is that a WJTV Photographer is currently struggling with an ALS diagnosis."Alright, this ice bucket challenge is from the photographers at wjtv, former employees, and friends of Jerry Brooks," Kip Smith, head photographer at WJTV said in a video of the station's Ice Bucket challenge.Jerry Brooks - a f...
  • Jackson Police are searching for a suspect who's accused of shoving a shooting victim into a vehicle and driving away.

    JPD: Injured Woman held Captive by Shooter in Jackson

    JPD: Injured Woman held Captive by Shooter in Jackson

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:05:41 GMT
    Jackson Police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting, where a woman was shot. Jackson Police Public Information Officer Colendula Green says the shooting happened around 6 am on Lynda Street.Officer Green also tell us police are looking for a white female, possibly 19 or 20 years-old who was last seen in a 2009 Tan Nissan Altima.They have been unable to locate the victim or suspect at this time. If you ha...
    Jackson Police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting, where a woman was shot. Jackson Police Public Information Officer Colendula Green says the shooting happened around 6 am on Lynda Street.Officer Green also tell us police are looking for a white female, possibly 19 or 20 years-old who was last seen in a 2009 Tan Nissan Altima.They have been unable to locate the victim or suspect at this time. If you ha...
  • One Person Injured After Two Vehicles Collide

    One Person Injured After Two Vehicles Collide

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

    Jackson Man Hit and Killed by Vehicle in Biloxi

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

    Armed Robbery at Mississippi College

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

    Armed Robbery at Mississippi College

    Armed Robbery at Mississippi CollegeArmed Robbery at Mississippi College

     

  • Authorities Search for Armed & Dangerous Man in Claiborne County Double Homicide

    Authorities Search for Armed & Dangerous Man in Claiborne County Double Homicide

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:38:31 GMT
    Dennis Develle McCayDennis Develle McCay
    CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Claiborne County and are searching for a man in connection with the crime.Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are looking for 32-year-old Dennis Develle McCay of 4058 Barland Road, Pattison, Mississippi.
    CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Claiborne County and are searching for a man in connection with the crime.Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are looking for 32-year-old Dennis Develle McCay of 4058 Barland Road, Pattison, Mississippi.
  • Mississippi College Goes on Lockdown After Armed Robbery

    Mississippi College Goes on Lockdown After Armed Robbery

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:30:52 GMT
    Officials tell us Mississippi College went on lockdown Friday night after an armed robbery on campus.Tracey Harrison, Director of Public Relationship at Mississippi College, tells us the incident happened near a residence hall.Harrison tells us two young women, who have yet to be identified as MC students, were attempting to leave campus when a stranger asked if he could borrow a cell phone.She goes on to say the man threatened the pair with a weapon after making a call and took off with a pu...
    Officials tell us Mississippi College went on lockdown Friday night after an armed robbery on campus.Tracey Harrison, Director of Public Relationship at Mississippi College, tells us the incident happened near a residence hall.Harrison tells us two young women, who have yet to be identified as MC students, were attempting to leave campus when a stranger asked if he could borrow a cell phone.She goes on to say the man threatened the pair with a weapon after making a call and took off with a pu...
  • Final Scores for Friday Night High School Football Games

    Final Scores for Friday Night High School Football Games

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:40:58 GMT
    These are final scores for some high school football games for Friday, August 29.
    These are final scores for some high school football games for Friday, August 29.
  • Tracy Lynn Garner Found Guilty in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Tracy Lynn Garner Found Guilty in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:23:25 GMT
    UPDATE: Tracy Lynn Garner has been found guilty of one count of depraved heart murder and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

    UPDATE: Tracy Lynn Garner has been found guilty of one count of depraved heart murder and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.


  • Man in Custody for Camelot Apartments Shooting

    Man in Custody for Camelot Apartments Shooting

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:59:55 GMT
    A man is jailed after shooting at an apartment complex.
    A man is jailed after shooting at an apartment complex.
  • JPD Looks for Gentlemen's Club Burglary Suspect

    JPD Looks for Gentlemen's Club Burglary Suspect

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:41:36 GMT
    Eclipse Burglary SuspectEclipse Burglary Suspect
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help in identifying a man who they believe is connected to the burglary of a gentlemen's club.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help in identifying a man who they believe is connected to the burglary of a gentlemen's club.
  • Cochran's Attorneys, Childers Release Statement about Judge Dismissing Lawsuit

    Cochran's Attorneys, Childers Release Statement about Judge Dismissing Lawsuit

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:28:03 GMT
    A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time.
    A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time.
  • Cases of Scabies Reported at Several Canton Public Schools

    Cases of Scabies Reported at Several Canton Public Schools

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:38:30 GMT
    CANTON, Miss. -The Canton Public School District has informed its parents of an outbreak of scabies at some of its schools.
    CANTON, Miss. -The Canton Public School District has informed its parents of an outbreak of scabies at some of its schools.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

    Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:24:23 GMT
    Cochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying ClaimsCochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying Claims
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time.
  • Nunnelee Cleared to Return to Mississippi

    Nunnelee Cleared to Return to Mississippi

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:36:19 GMT
    Doctors at Johns Hopkins say Alan Nunnelee has been cleaned toreturn home toMississippi.The Congressman who represents Mississippi's First District was undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous mass from his brain, when he suffered a stroke. He will have to continue his outpatient rehabilitation in Mississippi. Nunnelee recently wrote this letter for his friends: Dear Friends,I grew up in Columbus and was a member of ...
    Doctors at Johns Hopkins say Alan Nunnelee has been cleaned toreturn home toMississippi.The Congressman who represents Mississippi's First District was undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous mass from his brain, when he suffered a stroke. He will have to continue his outpatient rehabilitation in Mississippi. Nunnelee recently wrote this letter for his friends: Dear Friends,I grew up in Columbus and was a member of ...
  • Multiple Agencies Asking for Help in Benton County Murder Case

    Multiple Agencies Asking for Help in Benton County Murder Case

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:26:03 GMT
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in solving a murder case in Benton County.On July 4, 2014, the body of Derrick “Spot” Sanders was found early in the morning on the side of the road at the intersection of Highway 7 and Sexton Road.Crime Stoppers is offering up toa $1,000 reward leading to an arrest. The Benton County Sheriff's Department is matching that offer with a $1,000 of their o...
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in solving a murder case in Benton County.On July 4, 2014, the body of Derrick “Spot” Sanders was found early in the morning on the side of the road at the intersection of Highway 7 and Sexton Road.Crime Stoppers is offering up toa $1,000 reward leading to an arrest. The Benton County Sheriff's Department is matching that offer with a $1,000 of their o...
  • Man Charged in Deadly Stabbing

    Man Charged in Deadly Stabbing

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:37:32 GMT
    Jackson Police arrest a man in connectionto a deadly stabbing. It happened at theLe Fleur Haven Retirement Community on Briarwood Drive Friday morning.Officials say the suspect is Charles Davis.They say Davis stabbed his 63-year-old roommate multiple times, including his face and chest.The victim'sidentity has not been released.Davis was taken into custody after he confessed to the crime. He is charged with murder.News Channel 12 is working to get more answers on this investigation.
    Jackson Police arrest a man in connectionto a deadly stabbing. It happened at theLe Fleur Haven Retirement Community on Briarwood Drive Friday morning.Officials say the suspect is Charles Davis.They say Davis stabbed his 63-year-old roommate multiple times, including his face and chest.The victim'sidentity has not been released.Davis was taken into custody after he confessed to the crime. He is charged with murder.News Channel 12 is working to get more answers on this investigation.
  • Rankin Co. Parents Upset Over Clothing Controversy

    Rankin Co. Parents Upset Over Clothing Controversy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:13:09 GMT
    Some parents of Northwest Rankin High school cheerleaders and dancers are outraged following news that their daughters will not be allowed to wear their uniforms during class, because the skirts are in violation of the Rankin County School District Dress Code. The code states that skirts cannot be any shorter than six inches above the knee.Terri Slack is a parent who says, "Our girls were told at cheer practice yesterday they would be allowed to cheer in their uniforms at games and pep rallie...
    Some parents of Northwest Rankin High school cheerleaders and dancers are outraged following news that their daughters will not be allowed to wear their uniforms during class, because the skirts are in violation of the Rankin County School District Dress Code. The code states that skirts cannot be any shorter than six inches above the knee.Terri Slack is a parent who says, "Our girls were told at cheer practice yesterday they would be allowed to cheer in their uniforms at games and pep rallie...
  • Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

    Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:50:19 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
  • Man Arrested for Assaulting a JPD Officer

    Man Arrested for Assaulting a JPD Officer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:41:30 GMT
    Tommy JohnsonTommy Johnson
    JACKSON, Miss. - An officer is badly injured after questioning a man about an abandoned car.
    JACKSON, Miss. - An officer is badly injured after questioning a man about an abandoned car.
  • Bench opinion to be issued in McDaniel v. Cochran Lawsuit on Friday

    Bench opinion to be issued in McDaniel v. Cochran Lawsuit on Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:26:43 GMT
    Special Judge Hollis McGehee will announce his ruling on the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss in the matter of Chris McDaniel v. Thad Cochran on Friday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport.
    Special Judge Hollis McGehee will announce his ruling on the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss in the matter of Chris McDaniel v. Thad Cochran on Friday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport.
  • JPS Teachers Receive Cash Surprises

    JPS Teachers Receive Cash Surprises

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:31:35 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Award-winning teachers at about a dozen Jackson Public Schools are receiving grants to use in the classroom. Teachers and students at Johnson Elementary were surprised and presented with a large check from Junior League volunteers on Thursday morning.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Award-winning teachers at about a dozen Jackson Public Schools are receiving grants to use in the classroom. Teachers and students at Johnson Elementary were surprised and presented with a large check from Junior League volunteers on Thursday morning.
  • Second Arrest Made in West Point Restaurant Assault Investigation

    Second Arrest Made in West Point Restaurant Assault Investigation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:45:17 GMT
    Marquavious McMillianMarquavious McMillian
    WEST POINT, Miss. - Another man has been arrested in connection with an assault that happened at a West Point restaurant over the weekend.20-year-old Marquavious McMillian of Aberdeen, Ms. was charged Thursday in the Huddle House assault that left one man seriously injured.
    WEST POINT, Miss. - Another man has been arrested in connection with an assault that happened at a West Point restaurant over the weekend.20-year-old Marquavious McMillian of Aberdeen, Ms. was charged Thursday in the Huddle House assault that left one man seriously injured.
  • Controversy Sparks over Cheerleading Uniforms at Northwest Rankin High

    Controversy Sparks over Cheerleading Uniforms at Northwest Rankin High

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:13:10 GMT
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - There is a clothing controversy happening in Rankin County. Some parents are angry after a high school principal bans cheerleading and dance uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School.
    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - There is a clothing controversy happening in Rankin County. Some parents are angry after a high school principal bans cheerleading and dance uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School.
  • Doctor: Victim of Deadly Butt Injections Died from Pulmonary Embolism

    Doctor: Victim of Deadly Butt Injections Died from Pulmonary Embolism

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:31:16 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The deadly buttocks injection trial continues in Hinds County. Tracy Lynn Garner of Jackson is charged with depraved heart murder. A doctor who testified Thursday morning saying the victim died from pulmonary embolism.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The deadly buttocks injection trial continues in Hinds County. Tracy Lynn Garner of Jackson is charged with depraved heart murder. A doctor who testified Thursday morning saying the victim died from pulmonary embolism.
  • DPS Headquarters on Woodrow Wilson Blvd. Closed Due to Gas Leak

    DPS Headquarters on Woodrow Wilson Blvd. Closed Due to Gas Leak

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:21:32 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Department of Public Safety's Headquarters Complex will remain closed until noon, August 28 due to safety concerns stemming from a gas leak.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Department of Public Safety's Headquarters Complex will remain closed until noon, August 28 due to safety concerns stemming from a gas leak.
  • 14 Mississippi school districts sue over underfunding

    14 Mississippi school districts sue over underfunding

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:02:22 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.The suit, filed Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court, asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.The suit, filed Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court, asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program.
  • Joan Rivers In Critical Condition at New York Hospital

    Joan Rivers In Critical Condition at New York Hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:01:56 GMT
    Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery. The 81-year-old comedienne is in critical condition. Her heart stopped while undergoing throat surgery Thursday morning.We will continue to update this story as more details develop.
    Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery. The 81-year-old comedienne is in critical condition. Her heart stopped while undergoing throat surgery Thursday morning.We will continue to update this story as more details develop.
  • Visitation Hours Held Tonight for Walker Wilbanks at First Baptist

    Visitation Hours Held Tonight for Walker Wilbanks at First Baptist

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:18:37 GMT
    Walker Wilbanks' organs save livesWalker Wilbanks' organs save lives
    JACKSON, Miss. - Visitation hours for the Jackson Prep football player who died earlier this week will be held Thursday night at First Baptist Church in Jackson.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Visitation hours for the Jackson Prep football player who died earlier this week will be held Thursday night at First Baptist Church in Jackson.
  • Humanist Group says JPS Agrees to Eliminate Religious Activity from Future Convocations

    Humanist Group says JPS Agrees to Eliminate Religious Activity from Future Convocations

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:00:38 GMT
    The American Humanist Associations Appignani Humanist Legal Center said Jackson Public Schools has agreed to eliminate religious activity including prayers and sermons aft future convocations for its faculty.
    The American Humanist Associations Appignani Humanist Legal Center said Jackson Public Schools has agreed to eliminate religious activity including prayers and sermons aft future convocations for its faculty.
  • Grandmother, Mother, Daughter Share Same Birthday

    Grandmother, Mother, Daughter Share Same Birthday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:25:00 GMT
    A Brandon family welcomes a new grandchild but they have an extra special reason to celebrate. Grandmother, mother and daughter all share the same birthday.
    A Brandon family welcomes a new grandchild but they have an extra special reason to celebrate. Grandmother, mother and daughter all share the same birthday.
  • Grandmother, Mother, Daughter Have Same Birthday

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  • Jackson Prep Athlete's Organs Save Lives

    Jackson Prep Athlete's Organs Save Lives

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  • Jackson Prep Athlete's Organs Save Lives

    Jackson Prep Athlete's Organs Save Lives

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:16:13 GMT
    Walker Wilbanks' organs save livesWalker Wilbanks' organs save lives
    In Mississippi alone, more than 1,400 people are on the organ transplant waiting list, according to CEO Kevin Stump with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.Even though he is not walking this earth physically, Jackson Prep student Walker Wilbanks continues to change people's lives. "Anytime a family gives permission for organ tissue donation it really does make an impact on all the different people who benefit from ...
    In Mississippi alone, more than 1,400 people are on the organ transplant waiting list, according to CEO Kevin Stump with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.Even though he is not walking this earth physically, Jackson Prep student Walker Wilbanks continues to change people's lives. "Anytime a family gives permission for organ tissue donation it really does make an impact on all the different people who benefit from ...
  • Copiah Co. Residents Say More Signals Needed at Railroad Crossing

    Copiah Co. Residents Say More Signals Needed at Railroad Crossing

    Residents who live along Beall Road in Copiah County say they're not surprised that a car was hit by a train at that location because there are no crossing signals in the area.




    Residents who live along Beall Road in Copiah County say they're not surprised that a car was hit by a train at that location because there are no crossing signals in the area.




  • Copiah Co. Residents Say More Signals Needed at Train Crossing

    Copiah Co. Residents Say More Signals Needed at Train Crossing

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:37:41 GMT
    Residents who live along Beall Road in Copiah County say they're not surprised that a car was hit by a train at that location because there are no crossing signals in the area. Myron Gary lives on Beall Road and says, "That crossing down there is very unsafe because it's in a blind spot and a lot of times trains come through there... they don't blow, so it's dangerous down there." Officials with the Copiah County Sheriff's Office say a gold Ford Taurus was struck by an Amtrak train heading no...
    Residents who live along Beall Road in Copiah County say they're not surprised that a car was hit by a train at that location because there are no crossing signals in the area. Myron Gary lives on Beall Road and says, "That crossing down there is very unsafe because it's in a blind spot and a lot of times trains come through there... they don't blow, so it's dangerous down there." Officials with the Copiah County Sheriff's Office say a gold Ford Taurus was struck by an Amtrak train heading no...
  • Walker Wilbank's Heart to Save Another Life

    Walker Wilbank's Heart to Save Another Life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:00:44 GMT
    FLOWOOD, Miss. - The Jackson Prep football player who died earlier this week will continue to live on through others.Walker Wilbanks was an organ donor and his heart will be going to a 14-year-old boy, according to his brother, Landon Wilbanks' Twitter page.
    FLOWOOD, Miss. - The Jackson Prep football player who died earlier this week will continue to live on through others.Walker Wilbanks was an organ donor and his heart will be going to a 14-year-old boy, according to his brother, Landon Wilbanks' Twitter page.
  • Man Threatens Law Enforcement During Monroe County Standoff

    Man Threatens Law Enforcement During Monroe County Standoff

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:44:55 GMT
    MONROE COUNTY, Miss. - Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a standoff where one man threatened to harm the police, authorities say.
    MONROE COUNTY, Miss. - Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a standoff where one man threatened to harm the police, authorities say.
  • Mistrial Declared in Yazoo City Murder Trial after Witness Found Shot to Death

    Mistrial Declared in Yazoo City Murder Trial after Witness Found Shot to Death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:02:04 GMT
    Jelani MilesJelani Miles
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A mistrial has been declared in a Yazoo City murder trial after authorities say a witness in the trail was found shot to death on early Monday.
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A mistrial has been declared in a Yazoo City murder trial after authorities say a witness in the trail was found shot to death on early Monday.
  • More Testimonies Heard in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    More Testimonies Heard in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:36:14 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - More witnesses take the stand in the deadly injections trial. Tracy Lynn Garner's case made national headlines in 2012 after authorities say she injected a woman's buttocks with industrial-strength silicone which later killed her.
    JACKSON, Miss. - More witnesses take the stand in the deadly injections trial. Tracy Lynn Garner's case made national headlines in 2012 after authorities say she injected a woman's buttocks with industrial-strength silicone which later killed her.
  • More Details Released about the Witness Murdered in Yazoo City

    More Details Released about the Witness Murdered in Yazoo City

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:19:53 GMT
    Perry HollinsPerry Hollins
    YAZOO CITY, Miss.- The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is joining the investigation into the shooting death of man scheduled to testify in a murder trial in Yazoo City. The body of 28-year-old Perry Hollins was found inside an overturned car on Rainbow Street early Monday. 
    YAZOO CITY, Miss.- The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is joining the investigation into the shooting death of man scheduled to testify in a murder trial in Yazoo City. The body of 28-year-old Perry Hollins was found inside an overturned car on Rainbow Street early Monday. 
  • Jackson Firefighter Injured in Early Morning Fire

    Jackson Firefighter Injured in Early Morning Fire

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:59:31 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. Chief investigator Greg Travis confirms that one firefighter has been treated for a minor injury suffered while battling the fire. 
    JACKSON, Miss. Chief investigator Greg Travis confirms that one firefighter has been treated for a minor injury suffered while battling the fire. 
  • TSA Provides Tips for Travelers at Jackson Airport

    TSA Provides Tips for Travelers at Jackson Airport

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:37:01 GMT
    These are items collected by the TSA at the Jackson-Medgar Evers International AirportThese are items collected by the TSA at the Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Transportation Security Administration did a presentation on Wednesday about what not to take on a plane.

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Transportation Security Administration did a presentation on Wednesday about what not to take on a plane.

  • Purvis High Field House Fire Ruled as Arson

    Purvis High Field House Fire Ruled as Arson

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:42:31 GMT
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    PURVIS, Miss. - A fire that that destroyed the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson, according to authorities.
    PURVIS, Miss. - A fire that that destroyed the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson, according to authorities.
  • Boil Water Alert for Culkin Water District

    Boil Water Alert for Culkin Water District

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:40:05 GMT
    The city of Jackson issued a boil water alert Sunday after a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair. The city of Jackson issued a boil water alert Sunday after a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair.
    According to the Mississippi Department of Health's website, a boil water alert has been issued for the Culkin Water District in Warren County.The alert affects 300 customers at the following areas:- 2705-3677 Mt. Alban Road- 145-2035 HWY 80-Old Mt. Alban Road-Cockrell Road - Savage Road-Bond Road- Cooper Drive-Elton Drive - Ironwood Drive-Deer Ridge Road-Carraway Drive-Mingos Road-Bucks Drive-Heartwood Drive-Whipperwill Road-Ashwood Drive-Rebecca Evans Road-Anderson Road-Pear Orchard Drive-B...
    According to the Mississippi Department of Health's website, a boil water alert has been issued for the Culkin Water District in Warren County.The alert affects 300 customers at the following areas:- 2705-3677 Mt. Alban Road- 145-2035 HWY 80-Old Mt. Alban Road-Cockrell Road - Savage Road-Bond Road- Cooper Drive-Elton Drive - Ironwood Drive-Deer Ridge Road-Carraway Drive-Mingos Road-Bucks Drive-Heartwood Drive-Whipperwill Road-Ashwood Drive-Rebecca Evans Road-Anderson Road-Pear Orchard Drive-B...
  • Fourplex Fire in Scott County Under Investigation

    Fourplex Fire in Scott County Under Investigation

    Officials in Scott County are investigating after a fourplex went up in flames on Tuesday night. It happened on South Fourth Street in Morton.
    Officials in Scott County are investigating after a fourplex went up in flames on Tuesday night. It happened on South Fourth Street in Morton.

  • Fourplex Fire in Scott County Under Investigation

    Fourplex Fire in Scott County Under Investigation

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

    Train vs. Car Accident Lands Two People In Hospital

    Police in Copiah County say they got a call around 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when two men in a Ford Taurus were struck by a northbound Amtrak train on Beall Road.



    Police in Copiah County say they got a call around 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when two men in a Ford Taurus were struck by a northbound Amtrak train on Beall Road.



  • Train vs. Car Accident Lands Two People In Hospital

    Train vs. Car Accident Lands Two People In Hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:04:52 GMT
    Police in Copiah County say they got a call around 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when two men in a Ford Taurus were struck by a northbound Amtrak train on Beall Road.We're told the driver, 25-year-old Cyrus Reese was taken to Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst.The passenger, 28-year-old Clinton Robertson, had to be air-lifted to UMC Hospital in Jackson.Jacob Gilmore lives nearby and says he was sitting on his front porch when he heard the train blowing its horn.He says, "We walked up and sure...
    Police in Copiah County say they got a call around 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when two men in a Ford Taurus were struck by a northbound Amtrak train on Beall Road.We're told the driver, 25-year-old Cyrus Reese was taken to Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst.The passenger, 28-year-old Clinton Robertson, had to be air-lifted to UMC Hospital in Jackson.Jacob Gilmore lives nearby and says he was sitting on his front porch when he heard the train blowing its horn.He says, "We walked up and sure...
  • Day 2 in Depraved Heart Murder Trial

    Day 2 in Depraved Heart Murder Trial

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Train Accident on Beall Road in Copiah County

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

    Police: People Fake Injuries after School Bus Crash

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

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

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

  • Lynn Fitch Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Lynn Fitch Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

     

  • State Treasurer Lynn Fitch Takes "Ice Bucket Challenge"

    State Treasurer Lynn Fitch Takes "Ice Bucket Challenge"

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:58:17 GMT
    State Treasurer Lynn Fitch gladly accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Congressman Gregg Harper.She also accepted a soaking and challenged Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith to do the same to raise awareness of the importance of supporting ALS research.
    State Treasurer Lynn Fitch gladly accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Congressman Gregg Harper.She also accepted a soaking and challenged Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith to do the same to raise awareness of the importance of supporting ALS research.
  • Opening Arguments Conclude in Butt Injections Trial

    Opening Arguments Conclude in Butt Injections Trial

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

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

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:18:34 GMT
    Perry HollinsPerry Hollins
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A man is dead after being shot twice in Yazoo City Monday night, according to the coroner. 
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A man is dead after being shot twice in Yazoo City Monday night, according to the coroner. 
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:17:52 GMT
    August 26 is known as National Dog Day.The purpose is to make the public aware of the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. News Channel 12 viewers celebrated by sending us pictures of their four-legged friends.
    August 26 is known as National Dog Day.The purpose is to make the public aware of the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. News Channel 12 viewers celebrated by sending us pictures of their four-legged friends.
  • Second West Nile Virus Death Confirmed in Mississippi

    Second West Nile Virus Death Confirmed in Mississippi

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:43:18 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms the death of a Madison County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the second Mississippi death from WNV in 2014. 
    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms the death of a Madison County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the second Mississippi death from WNV in 2014. 
  • What Happens in 1 Minute on the Internet

    What Happens in 1 Minute on the Internet

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:30:45 GMT
    Have you ever thought about what happens on the internet in one minute?Here's slideshow that tells you how much we rely on the web during each minute of every day.
    Have you ever thought about what happens on the internet in one minute?Here's slideshow that tells you how much we rely on the web during each minute of every day.
  • 2 Vehicles Crash on MS 43 near John Mayton Road; 4 Injured

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

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

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

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

  • Woman Shot in Leg; JPD Looks for Suspect

    Woman Shot in Leg; JPD Looks for Suspect

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

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

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

  • 18-wheeler Overturns on MS 43 in Madison County

    18-wheeler Overturns on MS 43 in Madison County

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

    Cause of Death Determined in Jackson Prep Player Death

     

  • Jackson Prep Football Player Cause of Death Determined

    Jackson Prep Football Player Cause of Death Determined

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:40:38 GMT
    Walker WilbanksWalker Wilbanks
    Doctors say Walker Wilbanks passed away from hyponatremia, which is the result of having too little sodium in his blood.17-year old Walker Wilbanks was hospitalized Friday during Jackson Prep's first home football game against Oxford, after becoming ill.Once he got to the hospital, doctors say he experienced a seizure.They're now looking into all factors that contributed into his death."This was an isolated incident, this wasn't anything he could've prepared differently for. This isn't anythi...
    Doctors say Walker Wilbanks passed away from hyponatremia, which is the result of having too little sodium in his blood.17-year old Walker Wilbanks was hospitalized Friday during Jackson Prep's first home football game against Oxford, after becoming ill.Once he got to the hospital, doctors say he experienced a seizure.They're now looking into all factors that contributed into his death."This was an isolated incident, this wasn't anything he could've prepared differently for. This isn't anythi...
  • MYSTERY MONDAY: Sasquatch or Bigfoot-like Footprint Discovered in Vicksburg

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

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

     

  • "It's nine inches long. The toe spread is six inches across," Lassiter said, showing off the print cast he found near Wisconsin Avenue.

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

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

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

    Humanist Group says JPS Held Mandatory Religious Event for Teachers

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

    Humanist Group says JPS Held for Mandatory Religious Event for Teachers

     

     

  • Man Arrested in connection with West Point Restaurant Assault

    Man Arrested in connection with West Point Restaurant Assault

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

    Mississippi Highway Patrol Investigating Two Vehicle Accident on I-20

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

    Jackson Prep Football Player Dies

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

    Byram PD Search for Auto Burglaries Suspects

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

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

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

    Vehicle Hits Building on Beasley Road

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

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

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:25:28 GMT
    Today the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, on behalf of a teacher who objected to the overtly religious nature of a mandatory convocation.
    Today the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, on behalf of a teacher who objected to the overtly religious nature of a mandatory convocation.
  • State Treasurer Lynn Fitch Visits High Schools around Mississippi

    State Treasurer Lynn Fitch Visits High Schools around Mississippi

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:51:59 GMT
    State Treasurer Lynn FitchState Treasurer Lynn Fitch
    JACKSON, Miss. - State Treasurer Lynn Fitch went back to school last Wednesday to talk about money. As part of the effort to change the financial culture in Mississippi, Fitch is making her way around the state to introduce the "Treasurer's Education about Money" program, called TEAM.
    JACKSON, Miss. - State Treasurer Lynn Fitch went back to school last Wednesday to talk about money. As part of the effort to change the financial culture in Mississippi, Fitch is making her way around the state to introduce the "Treasurer's Education about Money" program, called TEAM.
  • Jury Selection Begins in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Jury Selection Begins in Deadly Butt Injections Trial

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:40:17 GMT
    Tracey Lynn GarnerTracey Lynn Garner
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jury selection begins Monday in a deadly injections death trial.The Attorney General's office tells us jury selection will start this afternoon in the depraved heart case against Tracey Lynn Garner. 
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jury selection begins Monday in a deadly injections death trial.The Attorney General's office tells us jury selection will start this afternoon in the depraved heart case against Tracey Lynn Garner. 
  • State Treasurer Lynn Ftich speaks at High Schools around Mississippi

    State Treasurer Lynn Ftich speaks at High Schools around Mississippi

     

  • Police Chief: Expects arrest in West Point restaurant fight

    Police Chief: Expects arrest in West Point restaurant fight

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

    JPD Launches Internal Investigation After Suspect Escapes

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

    Army: Shooter at Fort Lee was female soldier

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

  • Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:58:46 GMT
    The city of Jackson issued a boil water alert Sunday after a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair. The city of Jackson issued a boil water alert Sunday after a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair.
    Jackson crews worked late Sunday, Aug. 24th, to repair a water main break on McDowell Road at Meter Road. Water has been restored at addresses from 500 to 1199 on East McDowell Road.
    Jackson crews worked late Sunday, Aug. 24th, to repair a water main break on McDowell Road at Meter Road. Water has been restored at addresses from 500 to 1199 on East McDowell Road.
  • TJ Werre & Mike Alzamora Take "The Ice Bucket Challenge"

    TJ Werre & Mike Alzamora Take "The Ice Bucket Challenge"

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:58 AM EDT2014-08-25 08:58:27 GMT
    WJTV - After being challenged by our Chief Meteorologist Ken South, the WJTV Sports team of TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora took the plunge Sunday afternoon, as they accepted the #IceBucketChallenge and had their wives do the honors. Both Werre and Alzamora also pledged to donate to the ALS Association.
    WJTV - After being challenged by our Chief Meteorologist Ken South, the WJTV Sports team of TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora took the plunge Sunday afternoon, as they accepted the #IceBucketChallenge and had their wives do the honors. Both Werre and Alzamora also pledged to donate to the ALS Association.
  • Two Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

    Two Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

    Two Jackson Business Employees Held at GunpointTwo Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

     

  • Two Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

    Two Jackson Business Employees Held at Gunpoint

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

    Silver Alert Issued for Houston Man

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

    2 High School Football Players Hospitalized

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:32:55 GMT
    2 Football Players Hospitalized2 Football Players Hospitalized
    Two area high school football players are sent to the hospital, and it's uncertain when either of them will return to the football field.Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during their season opener last night.Once at the hospital, he started experiencing seizures.He is currently in critical condition.A prayer vigil was held for him tonight to rally support.Joborrick Washington, a student and football player at Provine High School, was also hospitalized rece...
    Two area high school football players are sent to the hospital, and it's uncertain when either of them will return to the football field.Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during their season opener last night.Once at the hospital, he started experiencing seizures.He is currently in critical condition.A prayer vigil was held for him tonight to rally support.Joborrick Washington, a student and football player at Provine High School, was also hospitalized rece...
  • FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

     

  • Vera Finley and her husband, Willis, coordinate the marriage ministry at 'Relevant Empowerment'. They say, like every couple, they're still a work in progress...

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Ministry Grows at Relevant Empowerment Church

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

    Boil Water Alert and Boil Water Lift For Jackson

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

    Magee Woman Struck and Killed by Taxi in Orange Beach

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

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

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

    Two Men Escape Juvenile Detention Center in Jackson

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

    Lawsuit Filed after Jackson Gas Station Attack

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

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

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

    Park Controversy in Madison County

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

    Madison County Park Controversy

    Madison County Park Controversy Madison County Park Controversy

     

  • Ken South's takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

    Ken South's takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

     

  • The O.T. Friday Night Football Scores

    The O.T. Friday Night Football Scores

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

    Friday Night Football Scores

    Friday Night Football Scores

  • JSU Housing Shortage Means Enrollment Increase

    JSU Housing Shortage Means Enrollment Increase

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

    Bryant, Hosemann take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

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

    Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann takes Ice Bucket Challenge

     

     

  • Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

     

     

  • WJTV GM Jimmy Cromwell Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    WJTV GM Jimmy Cromwell Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

     

     

  • Mayor Selects Vance as New Jackson Police Chief

    Mayor Selects Vance as New Jackson Police Chief

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:04:25 GMT
    Lee Vance is Jackson's new police chief, announced Mayor Tony Yarber around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.Mayor Yarber says Chief Vance's experience in law enforcement and commitment to community collaboration made him the right person for the job.“He has proven leadership and respect in the community and among the rank and file in the Jackson Police Department,” Yarber said. “He also shares the administration's vision for a holistic approach to crime-fighting and crime prevention.”According to ...
    Lee Vance is Jackson's new police chief, announced Mayor Tony Yarber around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.Mayor Yarber says Chief Vance's experience in law enforcement and commitment to community collaboration made him the right person for the job.“He has proven leadership and respect in the community and among the rank and file in the Jackson Police Department,” Yarber said. “He also shares the administration's vision for a holistic approach to crime-fighting and crime prevention.”According to ...
  • Ridgeland PD Searches for Quick Change Suspect

    Ridgeland PD Searches for Quick Change Suspect

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sewer Line Collapses, Causes Hole in Cooper Road

    Sewer Line Collapses, Causes Hole in Cooper Road

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

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

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

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

    Trial over Mississippi GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:19:38 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win.In an order Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee says the trial will start Sept. 16 and end by Oct. 6.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win.In an order Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee says the trial will start Sept. 16 and end by Oct. 6.
  • Log Truck Loses Load, Overturns in Rankin County

    Log Truck Loses Load, Overturns in Rankin County

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

    Jackson Police Nab Arbor Park Murder Suspect

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

    Jackson Police need your help tracking down a murder suspect

    Jackson Police need your help tracking down a murder suspect

  • WJTV INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization

    Over the past week, images from Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, are gripping and unsettling to many. Pictures show police officers in tanks, officers shooting tear gas, and firing rubber bullets at protesters. They are images not normally seen on streets across the US.
    Over the past week, images from Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, are gripping and unsettling to many. Pictures show police officers in tanks, officers shooting tear gas, and firing rubber bullets at protesters. They are images not normally seen on streets across the US.

  • WJTV INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Police Militarization

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

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man Breaks Glass Door, Burglarizes Business

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:32:59 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a business burglary.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a business burglary.
  • SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Family Dollar Business Burglary

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Family Dollar Business Burglary

     

  • Rankin Co. Resident Videotapes Careless Drivers

    Rankin Co. Resident Videotapes Careless Drivers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:25:23 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. - A Rankin County residents decides to take matters in to his own hands when he catches, on camera, multiple drivers blowing through a stop sign in his neighborhood. "One of these days a child is going to get hurt," says Aaron Webb, who lives in the Live Oaks Subdivision. He's posted video online of the Oak Ridge Way and Water Oak Cove intersection. "Maybe we could get these roads repaved and maybe put some speed bumps here at the stops signs," says Webb.We went to Rankin County ...
    PEARL, Miss. - A Rankin County residents decides to take matters in to his own hands when he catches, on camera, multiple drivers blowing through a stop sign in his neighborhood. "One of these days a child is going to get hurt," says Aaron Webb, who lives in the Live Oaks Subdivision. He's posted video online of the Oak Ridge Way and Water Oak Cove intersection. "Maybe we could get these roads repaved and maybe put some speed bumps here at the stops signs," says Webb.We went to Rankin County ...
  • Rankin Co. Resident Videotapes Drivers

    Rankin Co. Resident Videotapes Drivers

     

  • Thousands without Power in Rankin County

    Thousands without Power in Rankin County

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

    Ex-teacher charged with sex crimes in Gulfport

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:09:10 GMT
    Gulfport, Miss - William Richard Pryor, 68, of Gulfport, was arrested by FBI agents pursuant to a criminal complaint charging him with transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp.
    Gulfport, Miss - William Richard Pryor, 68, of Gulfport, was arrested by FBI agents pursuant to a criminal complaint charging him with transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp.
  • JPD Searches for Business Burglary Suspect

    JPD Searches for Business Burglary Suspect

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:22:30 GMT
    Disturbance Locks Down FacilityDisturbance Locks Down Facility
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help in locating a suspect connected to a business burglary. Officers responded to the call at at 2030 N. Siwell Rd on Wednesday night.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help in locating a suspect connected to a business burglary. Officers responded to the call at at 2030 N. Siwell Rd on Wednesday night.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-Wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Catches on Fire on I-20

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

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

    Picayune Man Going to Prison for Child Exploitation

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

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

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

    Jackson Firefighters Investigating 2 Overnight Fires

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

    Family Offering Reward to Help Solve February Murder

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

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

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

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

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

    Pups on Planes: Eight Dogs Given a New Home

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:18:16 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - We brought you a story a few weeks ago about pups taking a very special flight. News Channel 12 has now learned that the eight puppies on that flight have found new homes, and a Mississippi pilot played a big role.
    JACKSON, Miss. - We brought you a story a few weeks ago about pups taking a very special flight. News Channel 12 has now learned that the eight puppies on that flight have found new homes, and a Mississippi pilot played a big role.
  • Mayor Yarber: No Tax Increase for City of Jackson Residents

    Mayor Yarber: No Tax Increase for City of Jackson Residents

    Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber announced at a special city council meeting on Monday that there will be no tax increase for residents.
    Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber announced at a special city council meeting on Monday that there will be no tax increase for residents.

  • 18-Wheeler Crash on I-55 in Lincoln County

    18-Wheeler Crash on I-55 in Lincoln County

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

    Bomb Threat in Crystal Springs Causes School Evacuations

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

    Bomb Threat In Crystal Springs Causes School Evacuations

     

  • Police Search for Escaped Suspect

    Police Search for Escaped Suspect

     

  • School Bus Accident in Vicksburg near Highway 61 & Highway 80

    School Bus Accident in Vicksburg near Highway 61 & Highway 80

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

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

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

    Miskelly's Operation Sweet Dreams Kicks Off

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

    Pedestrian Hit & Killed on I-20 East Frontage Road

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

    Deadly Shooting at Arbor Park Apartments

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

    Man Attempts to Smuggle Pot into Warren County Jail

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

    Mayor Yarber: No Tax Increase for City of Jackson Residents

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

    Police Search for Suspect Near Highway 18 & Chadwick Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MEMA: Dangerous Heat to Hit Mississippi

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:29:43 GMT
    PEARL, Miss. – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will be between 105-108 degrees.
    PEARL, Miss. – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will be between 105-108 degrees.
  • Vicksburg Police: Search for 2-Month-Old Ends

    Vicksburg Police: Search for 2-Month-Old Ends

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:08:55 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Vicksburg Police have ended a search for a 2-month-old child who was allegedly taken by his father after a domestic dispute. Police say the responded to the incident on Bayou Boulevard in regards to a non-parental abduction of the infant around 9:45 a.m.on Wednesday.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Vicksburg Police have ended a search for a 2-month-old child who was allegedly taken by his father after a domestic dispute. Police say the responded to the incident on Bayou Boulevard in regards to a non-parental abduction of the infant around 9:45 a.m.on Wednesday.
  • September trial likely for Mississippi election challenge

    September trial likely for Mississippi election challenge

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

    VIDEO: Construction Truck Knocks Down Belhaven Security Station

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

    18-Wheeler Overturns in Yazoo County

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

    Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:49 GMT
    A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it.
    A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Recall on nSpired Natural Foods Peanut Butter

    CONSUMER ALERT: Recall on nSpired Natural Foods Peanut Butter

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

    Orangutan Mom and Baby on Display at Jackson Zoo

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:31 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - It's been almost four months since the 36-year-old female orangutan Sabah gave birth to her male infant Kayu (ki-you). Now, the Jackson Zoo have them both on display.
    JACKSON, Miss. - It's been almost four months since the 36-year-old female orangutan Sabah gave birth to her male infant Kayu (ki-you). Now, the Jackson Zoo have them both on display.
  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:57:04 GMT
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.
  • First Jackson Heat Wave Expected Friday, This Weekend

    First Jackson Heat Wave Expected Friday, This Weekend

    First Jackson Heat Wave Expected Friday, This Weekend

     

  • Triple-digit temperatures are predicted. The National Weather Service is mulling over whether conditions will be bad enough to trigger a heat advisory this weekend.

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

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

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

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:05:30 GMT
    Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
    Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.
  • Firefighters Battle Fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson

    Firefighters Battle Fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:24:28 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency crews are battling a fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency crews are battling a fire on College Hill Drive in Jackson.
  • MDEQ Issues Beach Closure in Biloxi

    MDEQ Issues Beach Closure in Biloxi

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:14:01 GMT

    The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a beach closure Tuesday for a section of the beach from Beauvoir Road to the east end of Sadler Beach Drive in Biloxi

    The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a beach closure Tuesday for a section of the beach from Beauvoir Road to the east end of Sadler Beach Drive in Biloxi. 

  • Vicksburg National Military Park Prohibits Drones

    Vicksburg National Military Park Prohibits Drones

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

    Boil Water Notice Issued for Some Jackson Residents

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:22:50 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for some Jackson residents.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for some Jackson residents.
  • Entergy Tips To Save on Utility Bills During Hot Weather

    Entergy Tips To Save on Utility Bills During Hot Weather

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:39:35 GMT
    MEDIA RELEASE:JACKSON, Miss. – The dog days of summer are here, and air conditioners are humming. But high heat doesn’t have to mean high bills. Along with weatherizing your home to help keep cool air in, Entergy Mississippi customers can also use billing tools and assistance programs to lower their bills.
    MEDIA RELEASE:JACKSON, Miss. – The dog days of summer are here, and air conditioners are humming. But high heat doesn’t have to mean high bills. Along with weatherizing your home to help keep cool air in, Entergy Mississippi customers can also use billing tools and assistance programs to lower their bills.
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

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

    Two JPS Administrators No Longer with District

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

    Man charged in incident where police shot truck in Tchula

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

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

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

  • Brookhaven City Workers Find Alligator in Ditch

    Brookhaven City Workers Find Alligator in Ditch

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

    Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Tours UMMC's Nursing School

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

    Infant Dies in Accidental Rollover while Sleeping with Parent

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

    Governor Bryant is now a Grandpa

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

    Firefighters Investigate Early Morning Apartment Fire

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

    Thousands of earthquakes rock Iceland, residents fear volcano eruption

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:32:50 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.Iceland has raised its aviation alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange - the second-most severe level. The alert is worrisome because of the chaos that followed the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokul, when more than 100,000 flights were cancelled because volcanic ash floating in the atmosphere is considered an aviat...
    LONDON (AP) - Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.Iceland has raised its aviation alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange - the second-most severe level. The alert is worrisome because of the chaos that followed the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokul, when more than 100,000 flights were cancelled because volcanic ash floating in the atmosphere is considered an aviat...
  • Rankin County could help build conference center

    Rankin County could help build conference center

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

    Highway 465 Closures

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

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 06:14:33 GMT
    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear...
    Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot...
  • Man Charged in Smith County Shooting Speaks Out

    Man Charged in Smith County Shooting Speaks Out

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

    Power to be Restored in Wilkinson County By Monday Night

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

    Man Shoots Mother's Boyfriend in Stomach in Smith County

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

    2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 40 Firearms from Gun Store

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

    Community Health Systems Hack May Affect 12 Mississippi Hospitals

    Community Health Systems Hack May Affect 12 Mississippi Hospitals

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

    PHOTOS: Back to School 2014

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

    No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

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

    JPD, Hinds County Deputies Seize Drugs, Money During Busts

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:12:55 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Jackson Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department made several significant seizures and arrests this past week during a joint operation.
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Jackson Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department made several significant seizures and arrests this past week during a joint operation.
  • Rallies in Mississippi to Support Protestors in Missouri

    Rallies in Mississippi to Support Protestors in Missouri

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  • FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage of Churches to Create 'Vertical Church'

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage of Churches to Create 'Vertical Church'

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