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Electrical issue blamed for Vicksburg apartment fire
Faulty electricity is being blamed for starting an apartment fire in Vicksburg.
Published January 13, 2020 at 11:33 AM
Lockdowns lifted at all state prisons except Parchman
Mississippi Department of Corrections lifted the lockdown for all but four prisons.
Published January 10, 2020 at 8:48 AM
Mayor expects Jackson Zoo to open in Spring 2020
The City of Jackson expects the Jackson Zoo to re-open this spring.
Published January 7, 2020 at 1:23 PM
Teen arrested after bomb threat toward Vicksburg school
A teen was arrested after making a bomb threat toward a Vicksburg school.
Published January 7, 2020 at 11:52 AM
Hinds Co. removes administrator, attorney
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted to get rid of the current county administrator and board attorney.
Published January 6, 2020 at 5:51 PM
Man dies after being hit by semi truck on State Street
Police said a pedestrian was hit at the corner of State Street and Silas Brown Street near 11:30 a.m.
Published January 6, 2020 at 12:08 PM
14-year-old indicted in murder of mother
A grand jury indicted a teen girl who is accused of killing her mother in Pike County in January 2019.
Published January 6, 2020 at 10:38 AM
Multiple agencies assisting MDOC following tumultuous week inside state prisons
This after the escape of two inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Saturday morning.
Published January 4, 2020 at 4:56 PM
Police investigating after man killed in hit-and-run on HWY 80
The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Published January 4, 2020 at 6:37 AM
A Year in Review: WLBT’s Biggest Stories of 2019
From a nail-biting governor's race to the headline-grabbing murder of Ole Miss student Ally Kostial, these were WLBT's biggest stories of 2019.
Published December 31, 2019 at 6:52 PM
Shoppers swarm Northpark Mall for last-minute Christmas shopping
December 24 represents the last Christmas shopping day of the year, and that was clear by the amount of people doi ng last-minute shopping Tuesday afternoon.
Published December 24, 2019 at 8:38 PM
Police chief takes offense to U.S. Attorney’s comments on Jackson crime
Hurst put the crime problem on the shoulders of Jackson's elected officials and Hinds County judges, saying they are denying their gun, drug and gang problems.
Published December 24, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Shaggy’s donates $5K to help feed hungry children
A local restaurant is working to keep hungry children fed during the holidays.
Published December 23, 2019 at 5:18 PM
Person hit, killed by train in Mendenhall
A person was hit and killed by a train in Mendenhall, Mississippi, on Friday.
Published December 20, 2019 at 12:20 PM
JPD investigating robbery at Ellis Ave. Walgreens
Officers were called out sometime around 8:30 p.m., and were still searching the area at about 9 p.m. as detectives interviewed witnesses at the store.
Published December 19, 2019 at 9:32 PM
City brings workers to overgrown cemetery after 3 On Your Side report
One day after a WLBT 3 On Your Side report exposed poor conditions at a Jackson cemetery, city crews were out there improving those conditions.
Published December 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Woman arrested, charged with murder of man at apartment
Allyson Johnson, 29, was arrested Wednesday for her involvement in the murder. She’s charged with capital murder.
Published December 18, 2019 at 1:58 PM
2 MSU football players injured in crash
Two Mississippi State football players were critically injured in a crash Tuesday night, according to WCBI.
Published December 18, 2019 at 12:56 PM
Jackson Police seek stolen produce truck
Jackson Police Department is on the hunt for a stolen produce truck.
Published December 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM
15 tornadoes reported in Mississippi as governor declares state of emergency
Several tornadoes ripped through Mississippi on Monday, including tornadoes in Hinds, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Lee, and Amite counties.
Published December 17, 2019 at 9:46 PM
Ministry asking for sponsors as 100 Mississippi children on ‘Lamb Tree’ face Christmas without gifts
Each ‘lamb’ on the tree represents a child in Central Mississippi who is in poverty this Christmas.
Published December 17, 2019 at 6:20 PM
200-year-old church among damaged buildings in Lincoln Co.
Adams Methodist Church on Jackson Liberty Road in Lincoln County was among 20 homes and buildings that were damaged in the county.
Published December 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
A Storm in Pictures: Tornadoes rip through Mississippi, 7 confirmed injured
Tornadoes ripped through Mississippi and Louisiana Monday, leaving homes destroyed and multiple people injured.
Published December 16, 2019 at 9:05 PM
For the first time, women make up majority of medical students in the U.S.
This year, women made up 50.5% of all medical school students.
Published December 15, 2019 at 11:53 AM
'We just love you, Mississippi’: Mike Sands’ family shares special message after son’s passing
WLBT and FOX40 welcomed some very special guests to the studio Friday.
Published December 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM
Adams Co. man arrested for domestic violence
A Natchez man faces several charges in connection to a possible hostage investigation.
Published December 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM
4-year-old born with half a heart donates his gifts to toy drive
A 4-year-old in Arlington, Texas is celebrating Christmas by giving to others.
Published December 11, 2019 at 8:07 PM
Parts of North Mississippi see snow flurries as cold front pushes through the South
MDOT crews were out making sure roadways were safe for drivers, especially for drivers headed out Tuesday night.
Published December 10, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Vote delayed on permit for Madison County landfill
Protesters gathered outside Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday morning to oppose another landfill in Madison County.
Published December 10, 2019 at 5:03 PM
2 vehicles left heavily damaged after head-on collision involving Jackson police cruiser
A male officer and a female driver were taken to the hospital with moderate but not life-threatening injuries.
Published December 9, 2019 at 9:17 PM
New tarp placed to conceal the exposed remains of Hard Rock victim
Another attempt to scrap Mississippi U.S. History exam is in the works
Courtney Ann Jackson
What The Smell? Jackson residents complain about mysterious odor
Jackson doctor explains new viral respiratory illness that killed 17 in China
Donations are needed to fill the empty shelves of the Salvation Army food pantry