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Shower Power team raises money to rent hotel rooms for homeless people during cold week in Jackson
They’re the dedicated minds behind Shower Power.It’s a truck that helps homeless people have access to a hot shower and other supplies.
Published January 16, 2021 at 6:08 PM
Hazlehurst restaurant owner believes ‘grace of God’ protected him while being robbed at gunpoint
Perry Hood walked WLBT through the events that happened Sunday night in Hazlehurst.
Published January 15, 2021 at 11:03 PM
Mississippi National Guard activated for presidential inauguration
The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.
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Published January 14, 2021 at 12:51 PM
Seniors 65 and older could begin receiving vaccine the week of January 18
Seniors 65 and older could soon be able to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
Anthony Warren and
Published January 8, 2021 at 4:57 PM
Local Black Lives Matter and NAACP activists disappointed in recent actions at U.S. Capitol
Jarrius Adams with Black Lives Matter Sip said he noticed a disparity in how this riot was handled compared to the BLM protests of last summer.
Published January 7, 2021 at 11:14 PM
Protesters come to the Mississippi State Capitol in support of President Trump
While the protesters were at the State Capitol, some of them signed a petition asking for a vote on the Mississippi flag.
Maggie Wade and
Published January 6, 2021 at 6:49 PM
Community in Jackson lights candle for the first night of Kwanzaa
Though Kwanzaa stretches over 7 days, the group believes the spirit and teachings are to be remembered and practiced all year long.
Published December 26, 2020 at 11:23 PM
Churches in Mississippi modify service on Christmas Eve
A large gymnasium has turned into a space for worship in Flowood.
Published December 24, 2020 at 11:17 PM
Story of abandoned toddler in Southaven sparks interest in foster care
Southhaven police said a 2-year-old was kidnapped before being abandoned at a Goodwill Store in Southaven on Monday.
Published December 17, 2020 at 11:02 PM
Director of Jubilee Performing Arts Center arrested for sex crime against child
Dr. Terrence Alexander was arrested for enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes Wednesday.
Jacob Gallant and
Published December 16, 2020 at 4:55 PM
Multiple events held at MS State Fairgrounds; all groups exceed governor’s executive order limits
Government Tate Reeves new order said indoor events should be limited to 10 people or less.
Published December 12, 2020 at 10:25 PM
City of Vicksburg almost meets sales tax collections goal despite pandemic setbacks
Bobbie Marascalco says business in her store full of eclectic goods is doing well even after facing some obstacles at the start of the pandemic.
Published December 11, 2020 at 11:03 PM
Mississippi couples find ways to have COVID-19 safe weddings
“Keep the faith that you know weddings are still happening on a normal scale, just a little different right now."
Published December 10, 2020 at 11:10 PM
Stress relief center opens in Brookhaven
The stress relief center has 4 rooms, each one with a different atmosphere to help de-stress.
Published December 9, 2020 at 9:52 PM
People say Canton Christmas Festival highly popular this weekend
Most people started the night taking pictures in front of the snowflake and gazebo. Others bought tickets to hop on these rides.
Published December 5, 2020 at 10:48 PM
The pandemic’s stress on the healthcare system is not discouraging to nursing students
Across the country, and especially in Mississippi, there is a noticeable shortage of nurses.
Published December 3, 2020 at 11:23 PM
Holiday pictures with Santa are modified for coronavirus safety
You can come meet Santa and take pictures with him until Christmas eve.
Published November 21, 2020 at 10:22 PM
Community leaders say real-time command center isn’t a cure for Jackson’s violent crime
”The command center, what it’s going to do is going to catch crime as it happens. So it’s not going to stop anything."
Published November 20, 2020 at 11:13 PM
Lumumba, chief tout Jackson’s new Real Time Crime Center
The city of Jackson held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday for its new Real-Time Crime Center.
Anthony Warren and
Published November 19, 2020 at 2:08 PM
‘I stocked up‘: Miss. shoppers finding essential items despite shortage nationwide
Stores are running out of toilet paper and limiting supplies across the country as coronavirus cases soar.
Published November 18, 2020 at 11:30 PM
Dr. Dobbs ‘can’t imagine' a scenario in which Mississippi would go under another lockdown
Dobbs said there is a lot that Mississippians can do before a lockdown would even be considered.
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Published November 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM
How to maintain virtual learning and mental health
Licensed, professional counselor, Dr. Linda Blackwell says the pandemic and virtual learning is affecting the mental health of already stressed out parents and kids.
Sharie Nicole and
Published November 13, 2020 at 3:04 PM
Amazon to launch fulfillment center in Madison County by 2021
The fulfillment center will be the first facility in the state to feature Amazon’s robotics technology.
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Published November 12, 2020 at 10:23 AM
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers update plans for Yazoo Backwater Project
The Army Corps of Engineers has opened its email and phone lines for public comment until November 30.
Published November 10, 2020 at 10:57 PM
Trump supporters protest in Jackson to ‘Stop the Steal’ of the presidential election
Republican Brian Flowers agrees; he ran for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District and lost to Bennie Thompson.
Published November 7, 2020 at 10:44 PM
New Mississippi flag is selling fast
Mississippians voted for a new state flag and they’re selling fast in a local flag store.
Published November 5, 2020 at 11:19 PM
Child’s bike is robbed at gunpoint; Vicksburg community helps to get him a new one
“The outpouring of the community was the most grateful thing that I’ll be in forever debt to."
Published October 31, 2020 at 11:53 PM
Family speaks out after Wesson 10-year-old dies in hit-and-run crash
The 4th grader was in a car with her younger sister and father, Calvin Fisk, Tuesday night.
Published October 30, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Heal America Tour reaches Jackson to discuss needed change in the city
The Heal America tour has traveled all around the country but Wednesday night, the initiative focused on Jackson.
Published October 21, 2020 at 11:06 PM
COVID-19 documentary adds Jackson to their series
Having closed and reopened his restaurants while losing and rehiring staff in the past few months, Good said the pandemic has been eye-opening.
Published October 20, 2020 at 11:07 PM
MHP investigating after pedestrian struck, killed on I-55 in Copiah County
Mayor Lumumba says it will take community effort to stop violence
Councilman: Less excuses, more solutions needed from city to address violent crime in Jackson
Two detained during incident at Jackson gas station
‘I am going to miss the laughs:’ Children of pastor who died of COVID-19 remember their father