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  • Body Found Inside 18-Wheeler at I-20 Weigh Station

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:49:37 GMT
    Authorities are investigating after the body of a manwas found at a weigh station off I-20 in Warren County Tuesday night. According to officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an officer at the weigh station noticed that an 18-wheeler hadn’t moved throughout the day, so he went over to investigate. When the officer attempted to get the attention of the driver inside, there was no response.The Vicksburg Fire Department was called to the scene around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening....
    Authorities are investigating after the body of a manwas found at a weigh station off I-20 in Warren County Tuesday night. According to officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an officer at the weigh station noticed that an 18-wheeler hadn’t moved throughout the day, so he went over to investigate. When the officer attempted to get the attention of the driver inside, there was no response.The Vicksburg Fire Department was called to the scene around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening....
  • Neighbors of the man charged with killing a 67-year-old woman say police regularly responded to his family's home. His rap sheets shows a long history of run-ins with the law.

    Long Rap Sheet for Jackson Murder Suspect Described as "Odd"

    Long Rap Sheet for Jackson Murder Suspect Described as "Odd"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:19:15 GMT
    Neighbors of the man charged with killing a 67-year-old woman say police regularly responded to his family's home. His rap sheets shows a long history of run-ins with the law.A judge denied bond for 29-year-old Alonzo Stewart of Jackson Tuesday morning. He's charged with capital murder for the killing of Helen Harrion last Tuesday.Family members of the victim say she called authorities for help but the police-response may have been mishandled - which could have allowed the opportunity for Ste...
    Neighbors of the man charged with killing a 67-year-old woman say police regularly responded to his family's home. His rap sheets shows a long history of run-ins with the law.A judge denied bond for 29-year-old Alonzo Stewart of Jackson Tuesday morning. He's charged with capital murder for the killing of Helen Harrion last Tuesday.Family members of the victim say she called authorities for help but the police-response may have been mishandled - which could have allowed the opportunity for Ste...
  • TANF Drug Testing Debate Continues

    TANF Drug Testing Debate Continues

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:29:49 GMT
    Hearing held on TANF Drug Testing LawHearing held on TANF Drug Testing Law
    JACKSON, Miss. - "i just feel that drug testing is just another way to intimidate and to prevent families from getting the help they deserve."lutaya stewart is a jackson daycare owner. Those welfare payments could be used for childcare while parents look for jobs. If the parents fail the drug test, stewarts says her students could lose their early childhood education""parents will have to pull them out because if you don't comply with the rules of dhs those parents will have to... They'll eit...
    JACKSON, Miss. - "i just feel that drug testing is just another way to intimidate and to prevent families from getting the help they deserve."lutaya stewart is a jackson daycare owner. Those welfare payments could be used for childcare while parents look for jobs. If the parents fail the drug test, stewarts says her students could lose their early childhood education""parents will have to pull them out because if you don't comply with the rules of dhs those parents will have to... They'll eit...
  • The Mamie S. Barrett (pronounced May-me) is a sternwheel towboat nearing her 100th birthday. Currently she's rotting and rusting in a field overlooking the Mississippi River.

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

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

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:26:33 GMT
    If you have an idea for a MYSTERY MONDAY contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839. Our motto is 'History Mystery'!It's a boat about to run out of steam.The Mamie S. Barrett (pronounced May-me) is a sternwheel towboat nearing her 100th birthday. Currently she's rotting and rusting in a field overlooking the Mississippi River.At one point in history she carried around a president. Now it's unclear if the vessel even has an owner.Jacob Kittilstad boards the ship that's p...
    If you have an idea for a MYSTERY MONDAY contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839. Our motto is 'History Mystery'!It's a boat about to run out of steam.The Mamie S. Barrett (pronounced May-me) is a sternwheel towboat nearing her 100th birthday. Currently she's rotting and rusting in a field overlooking the Mississippi River.At one point in history she carried around a president. Now it's unclear if the vessel even has an owner.Jacob Kittilstad boards the ship that's p...
  • 29-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection with Helen Harrion's Murder

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

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

    Canton Fast Food Armed Robbery Arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:49:06 GMT
    A man, accused of jumping through the window at a local McDonald’s to rob the business, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning. Police tell us they’ve arrested and charged Eduardo Nichols with armed robbery. Officials with the Canton Police Department say Nichols is accused of pulling up to the drive-thru window at McDonald’s on West Peace Street in Canton, pulling out a gun and climbing through the window. The alleged suspect then left the business through a side door. Police say he also ...
    A man, accused of jumping through the window at a local McDonald’s to rob the business, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning. Police tell us they’ve arrested and charged Eduardo Nichols with armed robbery. Officials with the Canton Police Department say Nichols is accused of pulling up to the drive-thru window at McDonald’s on West Peace Street in Canton, pulling out a gun and climbing through the window. The alleged suspect then left the business through a side door. Police say he also ...
  • MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

    MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:41:59 GMT
    CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
    CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
  • SLIDESHOW: MS MOST WANTED

    SLIDESHOW: MS MOST WANTED

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:05:20 GMT
    Here are photos of Mississippi's Most Wanted
    Here are photos of Mississippi's Most Wanted
  • News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

    News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has repealed a local ban on armed civilians in courthouses. The board attorney says the ordinance conflicted with two state laws and could have left supervisors individually liable...
  • Congressman Thompson Sends Letter to President Obama about Immigration

    Congressman Thompson Sends Letter to President Obama about Immigration

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:03:54 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - The following news release is from Congressman Bennie Thompson:Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) sent a letter to President Barack Obama regarding correspondence sent to the President by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Friday. The Governor expressed his views on the unaccompanied children situation at the southwest border and the prospect that some of the children may be housed at facilities in Mississippi. Congressman Thompson’s letter is attached below.In an...
    JACKSON, Miss. - The following news release is from Congressman Bennie Thompson:Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) sent a letter to President Barack Obama regarding correspondence sent to the President by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Friday. The Governor expressed his views on the unaccompanied children situation at the southwest border and the prospect that some of the children may be housed at facilities in Mississippi. Congressman Thompson’s letter is attached below.In an...
  • Indictments Unsealed in 2011 Jackson Hate Crime Death of James Anderson

    Indictments Unsealed in 2011 Jackson Hate Crime Death of James Anderson

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:27:33 GMT
    James AndersonJames Anderson
    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal indictments have been unsealed against four new defendants accused of being involved in a 2011 Jackson hate crime.  John Blaylack, Sarah Graves, Robert Henry Rice and Shelby Brook Richards are all charged with conspiracy and a hate crime.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal indictments have been unsealed against four new defendants accused of being involved in a 2011 Jackson hate crime.  John Blaylack, Sarah Graves, Robert Henry Rice and Shelby Brook Richards are all charged with conspiracy and a hate crime.
  • After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:35 GMT
    Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use...
    Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report...
  • Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County

    Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-07 03:42:04 GMT
    Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County Four People in Hospital After Car Accident in Rankin County
    Four people are sent to the hospital after a two car accident in Rankin County. It happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Highway 49 near Florence. According to Trooper Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, driver 54-year-old Lawrence Kelly was traveling south bound in a Honda SUV when 19-year-old Stephen Newell crossed over the south bound lane in his truck fromRT Braddy Road and collided with the SUV. Trooper Henry says the 19-year-old failed ...
    Four people are sent to the hospital after a two car accident in Rankin County. It happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Highway 49 near Florence. According to Trooper Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, driver 54-year-old Lawrence Kelly was traveling south bound in a Honda SUV when 19-year-old Stephen Newell crossed over the south bound lane in his truck fromRT Braddy Road and collided with the SUV. Trooper Henry says the 19-year-old failed ...
  • Vehicle Hits Tree in Attala County; 2 Transported to Hospital

    Vehicle Hits Tree in Attala County; 2 Transported to Hospital

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:37:21 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of Kosy OnlinePhoto Courtesy of Kosy Online
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - Two people are being treated for their injures after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Attala County.
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - Two people are being treated for their injures after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Attala County.
  • Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:10:57 GMT
    A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.
  • Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County

    Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:53:42 GMT
    Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall CountyMother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly two-vehicle accident in Walthall County. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon on MS-27, about a mile north of US 98 near Tylertown. Officials say a Chevrolet Impala was heading southbound on MS-27 and a Chevrolet pickup was headed northbound. The Impala crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the pickup. The driver of the ...
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly two-vehicle accident in Walthall County. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon on MS-27, about a mile north of US 98 near Tylertown. Officials say a Chevrolet Impala was heading southbound on MS-27 and a Chevrolet pickup was headed northbound. The Impala crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the pickup. The driver of the ...
  • Coroner: 67-Year-Old Woman Killed was Strangled, Shot in Face

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

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