Sweet Potato Queens returning to Saturday’s St. Paddy’s Parade

Saturday’s Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade in downtown Jackson will be a reunion of sorts for two of the guiding forces who marched in the first parade 36 years ago.

Mississippi Weekend’s Ultimate Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Jackson

  VIDEO: Chillin’ with Chokwe

  Mississippi Strong: Flowood woman has food truck converted to mobile shower truck for homeless

  Vicksburg police officer honored for saving elderly man from burning home

  We Care Church hosts job fair in Jackson

  Hinds Sheriff’s Department gives toys and lunches in Terry

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  AmeriCorps volunteers celebrate with service at the Salvation Army

New Bookmobile coming soon to Madison County

  Sweet Potato Queens the Musical opens in Jackson

  Pilot identified in deadly plane crash linked to Mississippi

  'I still believe in South Jackson’: Local restaurant thrives in deserted area

State Board of Contractors warns residents of driveway paving scam targeting Rankin Co. homeowners

  Jackson City Councilman speaks out against felons with guns

Jackson City Councilman speaking out against felons with guns

  Mandatory evacuation ordered for Eagle Lake residents

Warren County officials say that with the expected rainfall this weekend and rising floodwaters they are concerned for residents in this area.

  Canton parks getting a makeover, plans announced in Town Hall

Canton Parks getting a spruce up!

  First vegan food truck coming to Capital City

There is a new spot in the capital city eager to serve a fast and nutritious meal for locals.. and it's all on wheels!

  No bond for suspect accused of killing two volunteer firefighters in Adams Co.

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

  Local church shows support after two Clinton junior high students killed in wreck

  Military man stationed in Kuwait for over a year surprises mom in McComb

Thieves steal tires from JPD cruiser at Police Training Academy

Former Pearl Police Chief Bill Slade dies

  Stewpot shelter opens for cold weather

The dangerous temperatures approaching tomorrow are forcing those in the capitol city to turn to local shelters. The Stew-pot opportunity center is one of those shelters giving the homeless a warm place to sleep.

Red Cross providing training for volunteers to help in disasters

The Red Cross is inviting the public to attending training Saturday in Columbus to assist with disaster relief efforts. The training is taking place in Columbus where an EF-3 tornado hit last weekend.

  Little Feet Consignment sale returns to First Baptist Church in Jackson

This weekend nearly 55,000 new and gently used baby items will fill up the church gym of First Baptist church.

  Broken elevator causes mobility problems for residents at senior living facility

A broken elevator causes mobility problems for residents at senior living facility.

  Investigators still searching for answers 5 years after Myra Lewis’ disappearance

The search continues for Myra Lewis.

Stranger gifts suit to community volunteer who was homeless for 26 years

In 2007, Twin was injured by a hit-and-run driver, which caused him to lose his right leg. He now has a titanium prosthetic leg, paid for by a Mississippi program for victims of violent crimes.

Ovarian cancer claims tireless advocate Lori Newcomb

Ovarian cancer has claimed the life of a Jackson woman who devoted much of her time to cancer awareness and prevention.

  Mississippi National Guard 155th ABCT returns home

Soldiers were greeted by their families after serving in Kuwait

Leukemia survivor achieves dream, becomes United States Marine

After going into remission, Campofiori faced a hard time while applying to the military.

  SWEETEST VIDEO: Mustard Seed resident gives best friend heartfelt gift

The Mustard Seed is a Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities.

Dog shot, left in kennel in Jackson on road to recovery

After several weeks of vet treatment, the dog, named Johnny, is well on the road to recovery. He weighs 70 pounds, loves people and seems to like other animals.

  Driving instructor discusses dangers of teen driving

According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, teenagers are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident than adults.

  Black History Month: How Hezekiah Watkins became one of the youngest Freedom Riders

Most of the Freedom Riders of the 1960′s civil rights movement were college age and older. But there was one activist who wasn’t even old enough to drive at the time.

  Mississippi Blood Services making sure blood is available for public servants

There is still a critical need for blood donations

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act fails to pass Senate

President Donald Trump responded to the failed bill, calling it, “one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress."

  Jackson native designs brand for Target stores to honor Mississippi and Black History Month

Le'Spencer Walker was born and raised in Jackson and is now the Senior Brand Manager for Target who is helping create a brand celebrating Mississippi and Black History Month

MSU kicker arrested, charged with DUI

Christmann was the first kicker in the program’s history to earn a place on the FWAA Freshman All-American Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team

Governor Bryant declares State of Emergency in response to deadly storms

One person was killed due to injuries sustained during the severe weather and at least eleven others received non-life threatening injuries

Several roads in central MS closed due to flooding

Currently, flooding has impacted the following roads in North Mississippi.

WATCH: Police officer praised as hero after saving woman’s life

A South Mississippi police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of a woman attempting to jump to her death from a high rise bridge.

Ole Miss basketball players kneel during national anthem as tensions in Oxford rise

The kneeling came in response to a Confederate rally at the campus, which had taken place the same day

Pearl homeowners get help to protect homes when they are away

Pearl police are now offering a new service to residents who will be away from their homes for an extended period.

Madison County Schools celebrate cultural awareness

26 different cultures represented in Madison County Schools are shared with students. Students experience dance, singing, artifacts and food from around the world.

  Family of man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers describe incident

Four Jackson police officers are on administrative leave tonight after a woman says her son was brutally beaten on Valentine’s Day.

Thief steals from Southern Pines Animal Shelter’s thrift store

Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg needs your help after a thief broke into its thrift shop.

  High academic achievement attributed to Germantown Middle School’s growth

Germantown Middle School in Madison celebrates 10 years as families flock to the district for the academic opportunities.

  Belhaven residents on high alert after series of auto and home burglaries

“This is abnormal. I do not live in a state of fear. We encourage people to mindful and be alert."

New rule coming to Miss. turkey hunters

Starting this year, hunters will have to begin reporting each turkey they kill to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Starbucks coming to Brandon

According to the city’s Community Director Matthew Dodd, the Starbucks will be located in the Crossgates Crossing Development.

  Wednesday rain causes flooding at Neshoba County Fair

According to our sister station WTOK, cabins at the fairground have received rain damage.

PROM initiative kicks off in Mississippi

Several agencies announced their new partnership for the prom season safety campaign on Tuesday.

  Councilman Stamps proposes salary decrease for key members in Lumumba Administration

“Every Marine Corp unite you go to, the leadership eats last. At every level. You take care of your people first.”

  Lincoln Co. family reunites with lost dog that was shipped to Iowa

A Lincoln County family is overcome with emotion after being reunited with their dog, Little PUP.The dog was lost, found, and then shipped to Iowa.Patrice Clark was in Lincoln County today for the heartwarming reunion.Sherry Lowe fought back tears as she reunited with her 11-year-old dog Little

  Raw sewage seeping from street forces elderly Jackson resident from her home

The storm drain directly in front of her house is covered with what appears to be waste, tissue and other debris. Worms float in the stagnant water collecting along the curb.

  ’Lil Pup’ reunited with Brookhaven owners after going missing, sent up north

Lil Pup went missing in late January, after following a family member further up the road than he may have intended.

If you’re single and ready to mingle Mississippi might not be the place for you, report says

And in Mississippi, this is what we had going for us – lowest median earnings, lowest interest in online dating and highest percentage of singles.

  Vigil held to honor victims killed in Clinton hostage standoff

“It’s just a big shock to our community and a lot of people are just hurt. You know... really hurt."

Good Samaritan finds dog shot, left in cage on side of road

The cage was sitting on the side of the road on Greenway Drive near Mississippi Animal Rescue League. A hand-written note taped to the side of the cage scribbled “aggressive breed”.

  Mississippi Strong : Jackson Prep Senior raises $600,000 to build accessible baseball fields

Joseph Voynik shows why he is Mississippi Strong. The 17 year old raised more than $600,000 to help build accessible baseball fields for children in the state with mental and physical disabilities. He will receive a national youth volunteer award in May.

  City of Ridgeland eyes $1 million turf purchase

The hope is the investment into the park gives them more tax returns from people who are coming to town to play ball.

Severely malnourished dog rescued after living five years chained in mud pit

A Columbus pit bull rescue was contacted about a dog in horrific conditions chained in a pit of mud on Tuesday.

Annual Valentine’s Day blood drive happening at MS Blood Services

WLBT’s Barbie Bassett and Marshall Ramsey are hosting this event.

Heart Gallery brings attention to children waiting to be adopted

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services is bringing attention to children who need adoptive homes through the Heart Gallery, now on display at the State Capitol. The Heart Gallery features pictures of children legally free for adoption.

  City leaders voice opposition after high-speed chases in Jackson

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is speaking out against chases on Jackson streets.

Copiah Academy to close because of flu

The school will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week, and will be cleaned during that time

  Driver crashes car into Jackson Burger King

A car drove into the Burger King on Canton Mart Road in Jackson Wednesday morning.

  Byram Middle School students showcase STEM projects

At Tuesday’s event, students were asked to create projects that best reflected what they were currently learning in class

  Security consultant says Mississippi ranks 2nd in burglaries

Mississippians are more likely to become victims of burglaries, according to a new study from a national security consultant.

  JPS student contracts tuberculosis; Doctor explains symptoms, treatment for the disease

Symptoms include persistent coughing, coughing up blood, night sweats and weight loss

  ‘We should not only care about Jackson, but do something’; Faith-based organization works to revitalize and mentor

A religious organization in Jackson is fighting to remove blight and make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community.

Ex-KFC worker awarded more than $1.5M in breastfeeding case

A lawsuit says co-workers and supervisors at KFC and KFC/Taco Bell restaurants made it so difficult for Lampkins to pump during her shift that her milk supply dried up.

Community leaders and parents hold luncheon to help students get college ready

Schools, churches, and parents among the community are working together to make sure students are not only college ready, but also staying safe in the process.

  Jackson baseball park gets a makeover

Leavell Wood baseball park has been a staple in the Jackson community for the past 5 decades, but for the past 6 years, the park has become a ghost town.

Schools closed in northern Mississippi because of flu

The Tippah school districts reported nearly 350 students were absent Thursday

100 tickets donated to the Boys and Girls Club for the Dixie National Rodeo

The children at the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson are headed to the Dixie National Rodeo. 100 tickets were donated by WLBT Friday.

Malnourished horse kept in dog pen in Durant neighborhood rescued

Joy Reynolds, the rescue director, has been involved in rescue since the year 2015. She started her non profit organization called Rocking R Ranch and Rescue in 2017.

Night club turned coffee shop on Farish St. gives back to community

The coffee shop was started by missionaries who have moved into the Jackson area to rebuild the community and restore abandoned houses and businesses.

  A walk through Black history in Natchez

3 on your side turned to Miss Lou Heritage tours to discover Natchez history.