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Close call

Two people escape early morning house fire

Dreary, drizzly Friday afternoon in the Jackson metro area on this second day of the New Year. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Two people escaped a fire that destroyed a home on Morton Avenue in Jackson this morning.

A man is being treated for a broken leg at UMMC after being hit by a vehicle at 7:40 last night in a parking lot at North State and Fortification Streets.

Jackson police are searching for a suspected shooter  35-year-old Jerry Wayne Lewis, AKA "Puppy", wanted for aggravated assault. The 34-year-old victim managed to drive himself to JPD headquarters after being shot.

In sports, two Ole Miss commits play in the Under Armour All-America Game and the Associated Press announced their 2014 NFL All-Pro Team and three players with Magnolia State ties were selected to the 2nd team.

Haze and 51 degrees. Watch your full First Alert Forecast to see what the weekend will be like.

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