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Coronavirus in Mississippi: 67,173 cases, 1,896 deaths reported by health dept.
The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.
Published August 9, 2020 at 11:04 AM
Suspects identified in shooting death of MHP trooper
Three suspects were taken into custody overnight in connection with the shooting death of Lt. Troy Morris.
Published August 8, 2020 at 2:54 PM
Police threaten to close road to Elton Swamp once 20 campers enter, owner says
According to our reporter on the scene, potential campers were not happy with the news.
Published August 7, 2020 at 2:34 PM
Miss. universities, community colleges awarded $3.5M
The funds will be used to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.
Published August 7, 2020 at 8:29 AM
MDE to provide 400K students with computer devices
Help is on the way to boost virtual learning effort for Mississippi students.
Published August 7, 2020 at 7:36 AM
11-year-old killed, mother and sisters taken to hospital after crash in Hinds County
It happened around 6:30 Thursday evening near the 6700 block of Tank Road.
Published August 6, 2020 at 8:15 PM
Meridian police lieutenant arrested, charged with DUI
Orange Beach police officers arrested Griffith on Wednesday after receiving calls about an erratic driver around noon.
Published August 6, 2020 at 3:44 PM
Vicksburg Warren School District the latest to postpone start of school
The Hinds, Pearl and Rankin school districts have also postponed their start dates.
Published August 5, 2020 at 7:20 PM
Hinds County School District delays school reopening for one week
The Hinds County School District has decided to delay its reopening for all students in grades PreK-12th until Monday, August 17.
Published August 5, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Husband and wife arrested after Warren Co. man found shot to death in his home
A husband and wife have been arrested in the death of a man found shot to death in his home at the beginning of July.
Published August 3, 2020 at 2:39 PM
Tougaloo delays students’ return to campus
However, classes will begin virtually Thursday, August 6.
Published August 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM
MSU mourns loss of former football student-athlete and Coach D.J. Looney
The 31 year old died suddenly after collapsing at a team practice Saturday morning at Cajun Field in Lafayette where he served as a an assistant offensive line coach for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Published August 1, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Special Judge appointed to preside over trial of accused cop killer
Richard McKenzie of Hattiesburg has been appointed as a Special Judge in the case.
Published July 31, 2020 at 7:05 AM
Vicksburg police investigate overnight shooting
It is reported that the shooting happened around 2 a.m. on James Court.
Published July 31, 2020 at 6:24 AM
MEA clinics work on appointment logistics
With large numbers of people still coming down with coronavirus, doctors have to make logistical changes to keep patients from cross-contaminating each other.
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Published July 29, 2020 at 7:41 AM
Woman killed on I-55 was grabbing phone that flew out window, police say
The crash is under investigation.
Published July 29, 2020 at 6:20 AM
Firefighter injured while fighting flames at Jackson diesel refinery
We will update with more information when it is available.
Published July 28, 2020 at 6:22 PM
Local rapper charged with killing other local rapper in Canton
Both rappers were residents of Canton.
Published July 28, 2020 at 3:02 PM
Citing high virus numbers, Claiborne Co. to begin school year with distance learning
The Claiborne County School District has announced its school year will begin in a complete distance learning model.
Published July 28, 2020 at 1:42 PM
Dr. Dobbs looking into claims of untested people being told they have COVID-19
Dr. Dobbs said they are looking into an incident which a man said he was told he had tested positive for the virus when he was never even tested.
Published July 27, 2020 at 2:29 PM
Tupelo city hall employee dies from COVID-19
Mayor Jason Shelton announced Terri Blissard, the city’s grant writer, died at the hospital Saturday.
Published July 27, 2020 at 9:12 AM
MSDH to host curbside event for back-to-school forms
Leaders will hold a curbside event Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7.
Published July 26, 2020 at 6:58 AM
Person struck by car on Ellis Avenue
Jackson police and firefighters were called to the scene of a hit and run on Ellis Avenue early Sunday morning.
Published July 26, 2020 at 6:27 AM
Tyree Irving elected chair of Mississippi Democratic Party
Irving defeated state Rep. Earle Banks for the seat to become the first black leader of the Party since 1998.
Published July 25, 2020 at 9:50 PM
Miss. woman’s mask making mission continues after she dies from COVID-19
Mike Adams is now working with Ann’s long time friend, to recruit volunteers who can make masks and help keep her mission alive.
Published July 25, 2020 at 8:25 PM
Skull found on Mississippi River bank near where other human remains were also located
The skull was located near where a boot with a human bone still attached was found on July 6.
Published July 24, 2020 at 8:32 PM
Renovations to Miss. Coliseum completed ahead of schedule
The $2.2 million renovations began in October of 2019 and were slated to be completed in January 2021.
Published July 24, 2020 at 11:18 AM
MDE: All school districts will finalize school year plans by July 31
Most school districts that have announced plans for school reopening include an option for parents to opt-in to distance learning.
Published July 24, 2020 at 9:35 AM
Police: Man and woman found shot to death inside Jackson hotel
The bodies were found around 4 p.m. at the Extended Stay Deluxe on Thursday.
Published July 23, 2020 at 7:18 PM
Mayor vows to clean Jackson’s areas of illegal dumping
Thursday, Jackson Parks and Recreation workers worked to clean up an area on Maple Street in the Georgetown community.
Published July 23, 2020 at 5:52 PM
Sanderson Farms Championship to be played without fans
State lawmakers return after COVID-19 outbreak at Capitol
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First Alert Forecast: hot, steamy August days ahead
MAC becomes first conference to postpone fall sports, ESPN sources expect more to come
JPD investigating as seven injured in Sunday gun violence