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  B&B Electric breaks ground on new headquarters in Canton

Work on the 53,000 square foot building is expected to be complete this summer.

Find your new love with help from your refrigerator

Auditors office returned over $50,000 to taxpayers in February

Nissan releases statement after recent workforce cuts

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

Gas prices up almost 30 cents across Mississippi

Mississippi Attorney General announces annual Community Shred Days

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City of Ridgeland sets ordinance for food trucks

Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about ‘fake meat’

  Little Feet Consignment sale returns to First Baptist Church in Jackson

  GA woman says bank account emptied through Cash App account, police warning of scammers

  Lottery players are months away from buying tickets in Mississippi

  Fees adding up at Jackson Airport because of delayed runway repairs

  Mississippi furniture store named top independent retailer in the country

Top Honors for a premier furniture retailer Mississippi .Miskelly Furniture is named one Large Independent Furniture Retailer in the country by Home Furnishings Business, a national trade magazine.Three brothers lead the company and the are also from the Magnolia State.They told Patrice Clark they

Auto insurance rates to decrease for State Farm customers in Mississippi

Motorists who have auto insurance with State Farm can expect to save a little money on their insurance in the coming months.

New scam hits YouTube: What to watch out for

Philip DeFranco is one of several YouTube stars who say scammers are sending out direct messages that look like they’re from their official accounts.

Valentine’s Survey reveals your partner’s naughty Netflix habits

Birds, Bees, and . . . Netflix? Americans reveal their naughty streaming habits in new survey

Senate approves bill extending duck hunting season

Ralph & Kacoo’s owner given 60 days to tear it down

Boycott Bowl raises $57,000 for New Orleans recreation department

  After their dog was killed, a north Jackson family is now taking on animal control

Dixie National Commissioners kick off rodeo, announce parking considerations

Saints fans hold Boycott Bowl and Blackout Second Line

'In New Orleans, we throw parties’: Organizers prepare for Boycott Bowl

What started on a drawing board between a group of friends has become a sold-out event, bringing in Saints fans from all over who refuse to watch the Super Bowl.

Bank takes possession of historic Mississippi home and inn

The Natchez Democrat reports no one on Friday met the $4.7 million minimum bid set by the bank to buy Dunleith Historic Inn

Super Bowl prop bets take over Tunica

The Magnolia State is gearing up for its first ever round of legal Super Bowl betting.

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering

A bug in Apple’s FaceTime feature caused quite the stir on social media Monday, when users learned they could essentially eavesdrop on the people they’re calling and see through their front-facing camera, even if the other person hasn’t picked up the call.

  Federal employees return to work, concerns remain

Government deal only through February 15

3OYS investigation helps Florida AG’s office build its case against moving company

A Florida-based moving company with ties to Flowood faces serious charges after assistance from a 3 On Your Side investigation.

Lucky Town Brewing Company ending production

In a Facebook post, the company said a consistent string of issues ranging from equipment failures to water problems, made doing business increasingly difficult.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

  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.

  Don’t stand in line, renew your license online

You might have to renew your driver’s license soon, and you might dread the thought of standing in a long line at the DMV. Well, you don’t have to.

Scam alert for 2019: ‘Shimming’ is the new skimming

This method is similar to card skimmers, but a new technique targets the chip in your card that’s supposed to help prevent identity theft.

Get a free Frosty a day for all of 2019 for just $2

Wendy’s is currently selling a Frosty Key Tag, which would allow customers to receive a free Jr. Frosty a day for all of 2019.The $2 key tag will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted himself.

  Consumer Warning: Netflix phishing scam circulating

Officials are warning about a Netflix phishing scam that targets your personal information.

  Parents beware: Watch out for Fortnite charges on your credit card

An Ohio mom recently got a fraud alert from her credit card company, telling her about $950 in charges on her card were made through her sons' accounts.

Natchez Trace Parkway open to visitors during government shutdown

NPS will stay as accessible to the public as possible, while still following all laws and procedures.

  Amazon locating consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs

Amazon is currently making improvements to an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park.

  Local food bank agrees with Trump administration’s proposed work requirements for food stamps

The Trump administration's proposed work requirements for food stamps are already underway at one local food bank.

  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.

Deadline looming if you want your packages before Christmas

Dec. 20th is the last day to use First-Class Mail

Trio of new businesses now open in downtown Brandon

A restaurant, a bakery, and a bar are now open in a historic building.

  Trial dates set in Mike Moore’s fight against opioid industry

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore is taking on the opioid industry.

  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.

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.

  Holiday pest proofing your live and artificial tree

Tree experts and exterminators offer tips on pest proofing your Christmas tree

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

  Doctors warn of the tampon recall posing a serious health threat

“If these tampons are left inside, you might notice discharge, irritation, odor and if left unattended for a long time you can get an infection called toxic shock syndrome and that can be a life threatening infection,” said Dr. Denny.

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.

Toyota, Lexus vehicles recalled again due to possible Takata airbag explosions

Thousands of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US are being recalled due to a problem with Takata replacement airbags, according to a new report.

  Toy Testers: 2018′s hottest toys for your kids

Whether your child is a tween or a toddler, they have their own ideas about what’s hot for Christmas.

  Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner is pushing for truth-in-labeling on lab-grown meat

Mississippi's Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce is pushing for labeling to be a part of the regulations as the lab-grown meat industry emerges.

Woman uses stolen credit cards at Vicksburg Gamestop

The credit cards have been reported stolen out of Clinton, Mississippi.

  Lab-grown meat: Would you eat it?

Have you ever heard of lab-grown or cell-based meat? Several companies are working to get it produced and ready for sale.

  Healthcare advocates proposing cigarette tax hike

Healthcare advocates and smoking opponents urge lawmakers to raise the cigarette tax by $1.50.

  Small Business Saturday keeps money local

Shoppers are encouraged to show love and shop small this weekend.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is this week and consumers all around the country will be rushing around to see family. Some may want to grab a bite while on the road and some may need to make a last-minute grocery run.

  Thanksgiving holiday is busiest travel time of the year

Thanksgiving Travel Looking Good in Jackson

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Risky Business

We're on the brink of the big holiday shopping rush. But before you hand over your plastic, learn where identity thieves are most likely to lurk. They leave their footprint in places you might not suspect,

Public Service Commission charges three telemarketers for no-call violations

The PSC’s investigation found that these companies made 90 illegal calls to Mississippians. Should these entities be found to have violated the No-Call law, they are subject to a $5,000 per call fine; totaling $450,000.

Macy’s in hot water with shoppers over perceived ‘racist’ holiday ad

Cincinnati-based retail giant Macy’s is in hot water with shoppers, including a Queen City councilman, over a holiday ad depicting families that many are calling racist.

  Northpark Mall celebrates grand makeover

Northpark Mall celebrates it's grand makeover just in time for holidays

  3 On Your Side Investigates: The High Cost of Living

How to get control of your medical bills so they don't bankrupt you.

Cookie-dunking for your convenience: Oreo releases Ultimate Dunking Set just in time for the holidays

The set, which sells for $17.98 at Walmart, features two mugs with a place to stack your Oreos, and two red tongs to dunk them in your milk.

Dry dog food recalled over possible vitamin D toxicity

Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

  Raytheon spends $100 million to expand radar building operations

Raytheon invests $100 million to expand facility to build navy ship radar.

  Phone scam threatens arrest by posing as local police department

People are getting a phone call that they owe fines to the Clinton Police Department, but officials warn that this is a scam.

  Dangerous Deliveries: Why are black women dying during childbirth?

Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease and Control.

  Fox 40 Special Report: Digital Discounts Part II

We recently introduced you to a local couponing queen who shared a few tips on how to get the most bang for your buck by using coupons and codes. We’re back with more tips showing you how planning and preparation can really add up.

PSC charges telemarketers $2 million for no-call violations

If these companies did violate the no-call law they could be charged a $5,000 fine for each call, which would total over $2 million in total.

  Taking Back Our Streets: Lurline Drive eyesores

You work your whole life to realize the American dream of home ownership only to see the houses around you become eyesores.

  Body cam blast prompts NYPD recall of nearly 3,000 devices

A photo shows a police body camera that exploded inside the 121 Precinct station house on Staten Island as a patrol officer prepared to head out for the midnight shift.

Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

The pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage, officials said. Twenty-three have been hurt so far, officials said.

C Spire Tech Movement, educators launch Software Development Pathway in select schools

Workers with a background in computer science are in high demand and short supply in Mississippi. That's why C Spire is partnering with Mississippi State University's new Center for Cyber Education.

  Fox 40 Special Report: Digital Discounts

Couponing is nothing new, but with more people turning to online shopping, new techniques have the savviest of shoppers saving thousands with just the click of a button.

Emergency water main repair leads to water outage in Jackson

Due to an emergency water main repair, there will be a water outage starting Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Report: Toxic metal known to cause cancer found in jewelry sold at national retailers

A new report from the Associated Press and nonprofit Center for Environmental Health says some jewelry sold at big national retailers contains high levels of a toxic metal known to cause cancer.

Report: Walmart files patent for new shopping cart

A new shopping cart that helps to read a customer’s heart rate, temperature and pace may soon be headed to one of the nation’s largest retailers.