Foodie group helps federal workers during government shut down

36 days since the government shutdown and people all across the country are left wondering when they will get their next paycheck, but they're not going without, thanks to a local foodies group here in jackson. There are more than 17,000 foodie members across the capital city. One local foodie,

  ‘Thank God that He used me:’ Mississippi man pulls women from burning vehicle

Remembering Dr. King through wreath laying ceremony

City of Vicksburg renames building to honor first African-American Mayor

Good Samaritan spray paints potholes to warn motorists

MISSISSIPPI STRONG: South Jackson resident James Davis shows dedication to youth, community

Forest Hill students pick up litter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Local foodie group collecting gift cards for furloughed federal employees

Cold weather readiness

CARA releases statement on cat virus outbreak

City council unveils plan to address violence following four deadly shootings in one day

MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Rankin County Sheriff’s Deputy rescues family from fire, saves Christmas

Jackson City Council holds meeting discussing recent violence, JPD allegations

Freedom Rider in the historic ‘Woolworth Sit-In’ to visit Millsaps

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, is a Civil Rights icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old.

Mississippi Musicians come out to represent during Indie Music Festival

Mississippi Musicians come out to represent during Indie Music Festival

  King Cake season returns

Local bakeries can barely keep up with orders from Mississippians in need of a king cake fix.

National Baptist Convention USA launches campaign to start federal credit union

The National Baptist Convention USA Inc. mid-winter meeting brings thousands to the Capital City for worship and business.

  Local outdoorsman brings attention to trash behind Flowood business

DPS has solutions to long wait for driver’s licenses

Police offering ‘internet purchase safe exchange zones’ at precincts

Local man is on a mission to clean metro waterways

National Baptist Convention kicks off with presentation at New Hope Christian School in Jackson

Motorists frustrated over hours-long wait for licenses

  Clinton border security fence continues to protect neighborhood

The fence went up, and residents say, the crime went down.

HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: Dog runs after SUV that dumps him at MS animal shelter

They set up traps in the area hoping to catch this forgotten pup.

Crazy video: Water gushes 50 feet into air near construction site

It’s near the construction area where crews have been working the past few months. We have reached out to the city to find out what’s going on here.

Warren County residents and officials not worried about flooding

The Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg is activating their Emergency operations due to flooding in Warren County.

Customers uncertain about the future of Piggly Wiggly stores

Customers shopping at a local grocery store chain say they’re worried about how long the chain will be able to keep their doors open.

Counselor gives the warning signs of violent behavior in children

WLBT spoke with a professional counselor about alternatives to physical discipline.

City of Jackson announces ONELINE project

Jackson’s ONELINE Project Announced

City of Vicksburg, non-profit take action to keep military park open despite shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, the City of Vicksburg and The Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park & Campaign have taken action to keep the park open and maintain services.

Friend honored through community service event

Friend Honored through community service event

UMMC School of Dentistry accepting applications for Dental Mission Week

The UMMC Dental Mission Week is set for February 4-8, 2019, but the deadline to apply for free dental care is just a few days away.

Pastors and church leaders plan crusade to promote unity in Mississippi

A group of pastors and church leaders are in the process of planning a crusade for April in Mississippi. The group, Unite Mississippi, says at a time when there is so much division in society, they want to promote faith and unity.

Rescue pups take to the friendly skies to reach forever homes

Rescue pups from the McComb Animal Shelter get to fly to their new homes on the East Coast

Pre-New Year’s Eve Preps in Jackson

As Jacksonians prepare to ring in 2019, several places in and around the city are gearing up for their New Year’s events.WLBT stopped by Italian resturant Bravo! where they are preparing for their big New Year’s Eve dinner. We also stopped by the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, where are the

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Safety

Tips to make your fireworks celebrations safe

Mississippi car tags are getting a makeover

Mississippi car tags are getting a makeover.

Pelahatchie swears in new police chief

The city of Pelahatchie officially has a new top cop. Joseph Daughtry was introduced in front of several chiefs of surrounding counties.

Jackson Police Chief holds vigil for the city

Vigil for the city held at JPD headquarters

Kwanzaa kicks off with celebration at MS Civil Rights Museum

Women for Progress host Kwanzaa celebration at MS Civil Rights Museum

Jackson Police Dept. announces first prayer vigil under Chief Davis

The department encourages the public to attend the event taking place Thursday, December 27 at 3:30 pm, on the steps of the Jackson Police Department Headquarters, located at 327 East Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson.

Mississippi Strong: How Project Evergreen and one local business are helping military families

A project started in 2006 is helping military families with something most of us wouldn’t think of: lawn-care.

Merry Christmas from WLBT and Fox 40 News

From all of us at WLBT and Fox 40 News, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Councilman Stokes holds annual Christmas toy giveaway

Stokes says even though they have been doing this event for years, seeing a child’s face light up never gets old.

  MHP reminding drivers to “Make it Home for the Holidays”

MHP is trying to save lives by taking a zero tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol and other traffic offenses.

OPERATION SAFE SHOP: Shoppers happy to see JPD’s flashing blue lights

Operation Safe Shop is underway in the Capital City, giving an added layer of protection to those fulfilling Christmas lists.

JPD graduates new officers among shortage

It was a packed house Friday as the 57th Jackson Police Department recruit class marched in for graduation. 29 new officers are now joining the ranks.

Academy Sports donates bikes to Canton elementary students

The children were rewarded for perfect attendance, academic performance, good behavior, and or need.

28 ‘little lambs’ need sponsors at local homeless shelter

The remaining children’s names and wishes can be found on “little lamb cards” on the Christmas tree at the Flowood Walmart.

Red Kettle Campaign $172,000 short of goal

The Salvation Army is short of its goal of $500,000.

Jackson awarded $1 million mass transit grant

Jackson awarded mass transit improvement grant

Cash motivates school, community to recycle

Two years after Madison County began cutting-back its recycling efforts, students in Canton are doing the opposite. They’re taking their recyclables to school.

Library system ends year of challenges, hopes to bounce back in new year

Library system ends year of challenges hoping state, county and city provide more funding in the new year.

JPS school bond oversight committee announced

JPS school bond oversight committee announced.

High school students build beds for less fortunate

High school students at one Lincoln County school are just as comfortable with a saw and drill, and the joy the tools bring.

MHP: Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas

The Mississippi Highway Patrol got creative warning the public about driving irresponsibly this Christmas season.

1000 Jackson connections under boil water notice

The city says that water maintenance replaced a 12″ water valve on Sunday. As a result of this replacement, water was turned off in this area.

Local Toys for Tots in need of donations

The biggest need for Toys for Tots is toys for boys and girls, ages 0 to 2 and 10 to 12.

COJ water and sewer event ends with many wanting answers

The City of Jackson along with the “Working Together Jackson” put together a two day event to help assist customers with their outstanding water bills.

Two Mississippi journalism legends to leave Clarion-Ledger

The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson is losing two of its best-known contributors.

Jackson hosts 2-day customer service event for water bill problems

The City of Jackson along with Working Together Jackson helping citizens keep their water flowing with a two-day customer service event.

Madison Blessing Box providing for the needy

Anna Mattox creates Blessing Box to feed community.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Center lanes of I-20 to close in Hinds County

Several lane closures are planned for road work in Hinds County next week.

Dr. Thomas E. Dobbs named new State Health Officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health has announced that Thomas E. Dobbs, MD, MPH, has been appointed Mississippi’s new State Health Officer.

JPD officer reassigned after retired police canine in his care adopted from animal shelter

A JPD officer has been reassigned to patrol duty after a former canine that was supposed to be in his care was adopted from an animal shelter.

Salvation Army asking for donations toward two of its major fundraisers

The Angel Tree program provides free Christmas gifts to less fortunate children and senior citizens, and the Red Kettle Campaign funds vital programs in the community.

State Street reconstruction project continues

State street reconstruction; next phase begins.

Two Mississippi Museums project celebrates one year, exceeds expectations

More than 240,000 people visit Mississippi's Two Museum during the first year surpassing tourism industry projections

Salvation Army experiencing shortage of Angel Tree adoptions

73 angels are still in need of being adopted from the Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Next phase of State Street Project to begin Monday

Infrastructure improvements are long overdue, according to folks who live along Hartsfield Street and Choctaw Road. This is the area where they city will begin its next phase of the State Street Project.

Cars get stuck in mud in Jackson neighborhood

A Jackson resident said the city recently replaced the piping on her street, and it's causing a serious issue.

The Avett Brothers coming to Brandon Ampitheater

Red Mountain Entertainment made the announcement Friday.

Haley Barbour reflects on notable folks from Yazoo City

At his lake house on Wolf Lake, north of Yazoo City, the former governor who once worked for President Reagan and chaired the Republican National Committee knows he could live anywhere. So he lives here.

Taking Back Our Streets: Back to Casa Grande

Casa Grande, translated, means “big house”. It’s also the name of an abandoned apartment complex in south Jackson and it has become a big mess.

‘TWITTER’S FULL’: MDOT sends hilarious message to distracted drivers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has a message for distracted drivers...and it’s one that’s getting a lot of attention.

Santa’s helper secretly decorates Parham Bridges Park each year

Jackson retiree decorates Parham Bridges Park each year to spread Christmas cheer

Salvation Army hopes you bring your cash to help them reach their holiday goal

The Jackson-area Salvation Army has 58 kettles set up in the five county region.

Jackson shelters opening if temps dip below freezing

When temperatures fall below freezing, a number of shelters in the Jackson area open to the public.

State Crime Lab making improvements with backlog of firearm cases

Imaging technology is helping the Mississippi Crime Lab in Pearl with its backlog of firearm cases. The agency is also connecting more suspects to crimes across the state.

MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019

Last year an estimated 80,000 adults nationwide died from the flu