The message gets more ominous as record-high coronavirus deaths announced Tuesday

“You can’t put a lot of people together in the middle of the worst pandemic in the century and expect nothing bad to happen,” said State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

  Deputy James Blair’s funeral brings out support for his family, law enforcement

  Family mourns Brookhaven teen killed at party early Tuesday

June 15 is Nature Photography Day

  Miss. pastor who preached racial inclusion justified with SBC president’s statement

  ‘Shut this foolishness down;’ Organizers issue call to action for protestors during Black Lives Matter march in Jackson

  Hundreds turn out for peaceful protest in Vicksburg

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  Brandon restaurant owner honors fallen mentor, promotes unity with free food for cops

  African American police leaders straddle the line between black and blue

  National Guard on front lines of CoViD-19 at testing sites each day

  Mission Mississippi: ‘Gracism’ can help bridge racial divides

  Jurors from Miss. mass murder trial come back to fellowship with victims’ families

  Business owners react to recession prediction

  First responders ‘light up Mississippi’ for Memorial Day

“That dark space that you have in your heart right now, we in the state of Mississippi would like to light that up right now. We pay tribute to you as well in these days and times. It is tough out here,” said Sheriff K.C. Hamp.

  New Reservoir Police Chief excited to take over ‘law enforcement melting pot’

The 33-year-old Trevell Dixon, an 11-year law enforcement veteran, is the first African-American chief of RPD.

  Two Flowood business owners continue to support St. Jude

Tickets for the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home are now sold out!

  Warren Co. Sheriff’s Department looking into abuse video circulating social media

The Warren County Sheriff's Department is well aware of the video showing what looks like the abuse of a vulnerable adult. It's disturbing, and it appears the victim is knocked down, whipped, and grabbed by the throat.PACE: "We are well aware of this video. My investigative unit is and has been i

  Gov. Reeves’ choice for MDOC Commissioner brings decades of corrections experience

  Jackson bond rating looking up despite coronavirus outbreak, mayor says

  How St. Jude continues to touch the life of patient Liza

  Kidnapping, rape, other sexual assault charges added for suspect in Pearl home invasion

  A walk-thru of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home!

  Going back to the gym could look different but goals are the same

  Accused cop killer denied bond in Brookhaven during Police Week

Judge Mike Taylor recessed for about 30 minutes before returning to deny accused cop killer Marquis Flowers’ bond.

  Attorney, police chief clash over details of JPD officer’s arrest

The attorney for the alleged victim of a police officer accused of exploitation of a minor held a fiery press conference Tuesday.

  The perfect Mother’s Day gift: A St. Jude Dream Home ticket!

Let mom know that her ticket is helping to save the lives of children with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

  People revive their night lives as some area restaurants open back up

“I’ve been so mad that I could not come and eat at a restaurant or anything for so long that I’m just ready to be out here."

  Jackson teacher loses everything in house fire; 4th graders step up to help

Two unlikely sources of help came out of nowhere for an Obama Magnet School second grade teacher.

The great mask debate: Is it necessary to wear one in public?

"I be like, uh, they need to have their masks on too. If we have our masks on, they need to have theirs on too," said Andrea Smith, Brookhaven resident.

  ‘It’s like the sun slowly rising:’ Dad describes son’s successful treatment at St. Jude

Cameron had a medulloblastoma, the most common type of cancerous brain tumor in children. But the treatment he received at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital made all the difference.

  Canton police, Madison Co. SO vehicles both take bullets after breaking up block party

“I don’t know if it’s gang initiation or what it may be, but you just don’t do that,” said Canton Police Chief Otha Brown.

  Still no COVID-19 in Issaquena County; Residents guess why

Issaquena County is the last holdout in the Magnolia State when it comes to the fight against COVID-19.

  FEMA assistance centers open for Miss. tornado victims

Financial help could soon be in the way for victims of the deadly Easter tornadoes in Mississippi.

  Catching up with St. Jude patient Londyn

We first met Londyn and her dad Justin more than a year ago, at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Now she's at home in North Mississippi, and introducing us to her new friend.

  Major South Miss. blaze contained after days-long fight

"The trees were starting to not so much explode, but the bark on the trees were popping and if you’ve ever been in the woods, when you start seeing the fire climbing the bark, it means the fire is getting intense," said dozer driver Korey Williams.

  Arrest made after man shot, killed while sitting outside

“All I can remember him saying, ‘I don’t do nothing to no one, I had nothing to do with this, what is going on?’” Smith said. "And that’s when he told my brother, ‘I’ve been shot.’”

  Day 2 in hunt for missing Reservoir boater ends Monday evening

Word says first responders will be out again Tuesday morning bright and early.

  Shoppers, store owners look forward to Monday’s reopening

For some places like the Vintage Hydrangea, the shutdown could have been fatal. The store only opened in October.

MEMA to open “Mississippi Disaster Assistance Centers” for Easter storm victims

These Disaster Assistance Centers will serve the residents in Jefferson Davis, Covington and Jones Counties as they apply for individual assistance from FEMA.

  McComb homes, businesses damaged by EF-2 tornado Wednesday night

Mien Nguyen and Quien Le were home Wednesday night when an EF-2 tornado rumbled down Veteran’s Boulevard.

  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helps patients like Charlotte

Charlotte is a vibrant little girl who lives in Ridgeland with her parents and sisters. Recently, she underwent a bone marrow transplant at St. Jude.

Buy your 2020 St. Jude Dream Home ticket Thursday for a chance to win the Early Bird Prize!

The Early Bird Prize is an all-inclusive vacation for two.

  Son finds father’s body under rubble after tornado tears through Marion Co.

Family members gathered to recover what they could.

Mississippi Strong: WLBT, Red Cross launch fundraiser for tornado victims

At a time already filled with great uncertainty, many Mississippians are now without a home or dealing with the loss of a loved one.

  Brookhaven nursing home ships patients out for treatment to sterilize facility after outbreak

Many of the residents and employees were infected, and in many cases they were showing signs but were testing negative.

President Trump approves Mississippi Disaster Declaration

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Covington, Jefferson Davis, and Jones.

  Covington Co. tornado victims worried about upcoming weekend storms

Residents are simply hoping any other storms avoid them till they can get back on their feet.

  'God gives us signs every day’: Tornado blows check from Tylertown to Magee

“God gives us signs every day. And it’s just, are we wiling to accept them?"

  Jefferson Davis Co. church destroyed in Easter Sunday tornadoes

Now, members are leaning on their faith to help after this tragic blow.

  NWS says EF-4 tornado hit Walthall County on Easter Sunday

National Weather Service upgraded the tornado that struck Walthall County on Sunday to an EF-4.

First Baptist Church of Moss destroyed in Easter storms

First Baptist Church of Moss in Jasper County has been demolished due to Easter Sunday’s storms, but their pastor, Tony Johnson, said this is just a bump in the road.

  Gov. Reeves, state leaders tour areas ravaged by Easter tornadoes

Governor Reeves tours tornado damage

Concrete room saves Mississippi family of 4 from twister

A Mississippi man says his family is alive because of a concrete room that survived a tornado which destroyed the rest of their home.

Reeves, Hosemann survey storm damage in South Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann spent Tuesday morning in some of the areas most heavily damaged by Sunday’s storms.

  Deputy and wife who died in tornado leave a legacy of bravery and love

“It’s not very common that you hear of a husband and wife that pass away together and all I can say is he died a hero,” said Sheriff Ryan Everett.

  ’We were just happy to be alive’: Residents recount moment tornado struck in Jefferson Davis Co.

Harper and her son were visiting her parents when she says a fast moving twister ripped through her home. Trapping them all inside.

  Skytracker: A birds-eye view of tornado damage in Jefferson Davis County

WLBT’s Skytracker surveyed the damage in Jefferson County, and the results were breathtaking.

MEMA releases initial damage report, confirms 11 dead in Easter storms

These are initial reports, numbers could increase or decrease throughout Monday.

11 killed, several injured in deadly Easter Sunday storms

One vacant structure damaged received damage, several trees have fallen and power lines are down.

  Ridgeland business offering virtual funerals as social distancing rules linger

Under the current social distancing rules, no more than 10 people may gather in one place.

  Miss. family stages parade to comfort quarantined uncle who lost his wife to coronavirus

Bryant Johnston, who is currently fighting the Coronavirus, remembers Betty, his wife of around six decades. She died Tuesday of CoViD-19. Quarantined in his home while she was hospitalized, he didn’t get to be with her in her final hours.

  Your pets can’t give you coronavirus, but you can give it to them

Experts say you may be more of a danger to your pet than they are to you.

  Beloved Brookhaven barber dies of coronavirus, leaves legacy of hard work

Thompson’s goal was to find ways to racially reunite Brookhaven, black and white.

  Rankin County first responders pay tribute to medical community

On Sunday night in Rankin County, representatives of the family of first responders gathered at the county’s Emergency Operations Center to show love for their medical counterparts in the fight against the coronavirus.

  Clinton police on the road, enforcing state’s shelter-in-place order

Today marks the beginning of the Governor’s shelter-in-place order, and police departments are an important part of making sure people abide by it.

  Essential or not? Some businesses close just in case, some stay open

Some essential businesses have chosen to close down for safety sake, while some say they’re staying open because it’s the right thing to do.

  Impacts of shelter in place order already starting to show for local business owners

“Well of course we’ll have to shutdown completely, and it will be difficult, but honestly I feel like it’s something that needs to be done," Lisa Hayman said.

  St. Jude helps patients like Zoe, and it’s all free of charge

When Zoe had a tumor on her pituitary gland, she was treated at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  MDOT: We’re not closing down interstates

“Right now there are no plans, there are no discussions that we’re aware of taking place, of any kind of border checkpoint or closures or anything like that."

  Professionals say your gloves may not protect you if you wear them wrong

A lot of Mississippians have taken to wearing nitrile or latex gloves to battle against the spread of the coronavirus. Medical professionals say, however, the gloves won’t save you if you don’t wear them right.

  Teacher parade reconnects teachers and their students with social distancing

The teachers at Ann Smith and Highland Elementary Schools wanted to make sure their kids knew how much their teachers miss them. They saw the idea of a teacher parade on Facebook and wanted to make it theirs, hoping it would be a fun way to reconnect with their kids after weeks out of class.

  Brookhaven Little Libraries serve to feed the needy during coronavirus crisis

They are boxes where people can bring books to donate or take books they want to read. Now, they’re little grocery stores. If you see something you need, take it, and hopefully in a few weeks when you’re able, you can replace it.

  St. Jude cares for patients like Carson free of cost

Carson was a vivacious young girl diagnosed with osteosarcoma at 8 years old.

Kroger adjusting store hours starting Monday

Kroger will be adjusting store hours at its Delta Division stores starting Monday, March 23.

  Biscuit shop keeps breakfast served in Brookhaven, coronavirus or not

In Brookhaven, there’s a little biscuit shop on the corner of Highway 51 and Industrial Park that has stood through storms of all kinds.

  Small towns face coronavirus threat by unifying, keeping each other afloat

While things may not look so great on the horizon, maybe folks are finding something that is fundamentally small-town, and that’s family.

  Ridgeland sergeant sanitizes police cruiser not only to protect himself and arrestees, but his kids

Sgt. Jeff Thames said he cleans out his car multiple times a day now with sanitizer and wipes, and he washes or sanitizes his hands even more than that. It has to be done that way during today’s coronavirus scare.

  2020 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway tickets are on sale now!

The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is officially underway.

  Police deal with coronavirus risks as they continue to protect their communities during pandemic

Police don’t have the option to work from home, and they’re right in the line of fire of the coronavirus

1 at large after high speed pursuit from Pearl to Brandon

Three men survived what looked like a catastrophic wreck after they ran from police at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour Tuesday night.

  Officials: Be aware of domestic violence risks as you shelter in groups at home

Now families are staying home instead of going to school, work, church, and numerous other activities because of the dangers of coronavirus. Sandy Middleton, director of the Mississippi Center for Prevention of Violence, says some homes could be at risk for domestic violence flare-ups.