Citizens cleaning, returning to life after the flood

Families in the metro area are trying to pick up the pieces after the Pearl River flood of 2020 destroyed their homes.

  Alleged Baptist Hospital shooter had murder, domestic violence in arrest record

Red Cross sets up supply distribution for flood victims

  Brother, father of slain Alcorn State student ask shooter to come forward: ‘Do the right thing’

  Rankin Co. officials stress ‘turn around, don’t drown’ as flood waters cover streets

  Remembering the Flood of 1983

  ’I don’t have anything:’ Hilltop Inn fire displaces dozens

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  Simpson, Smith counties picking up pieces after Wednesday’s severe weather

  Apparent tornado damages homes, downs trees and power lines in Simpson County

School of Dentistry to offer free care to veterans, JPS kids

  Auto burglars hit same Byram business three times in apparent crime spree

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

City of Jackson conducting major active shooter drill Monday afternoon

  Man allegedly shot by police has been accused of murder 3 times

A man shot by police Wednesday is a known criminal, accused in three homicides in the last 20 years.

  Former inmates say Parchman Unit 29 problems are not new

Because every situation brings bloodshed, a violent mindset grows among the inmates.

  Pets being shot in Brookhaven neighborhood, families concerned

Brookhaven residents are worried because pets are turning up shot by pellet or BB guns, and in one case, a 22.

Prayer for the Prisons rally happening Thursday at State Capitol

According to the flyer, this will be “a community wide gathering of discussion, prayer, and call for action for the prison crisis in Mississippi.”

Jackson Salvation Army desperately needs donations for food pantry

Jackson homeless shelter needs coffee, toiletries ahead of frigid week

  Jackson mayor stresses preparation as weekend storms bring the potential for flooding

  ‘That’s somebody’s son’: Families of inmates at Parchman say they’re worried, angry at conditions

  Families of alleged rape victims inside Yazoo Regional Correctional Facility want justice

  Former JPD officers talk about area where 2 children were shot on Medgar Evers

  Jackson church congregation needs an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building

Southside Baptist Church has been at it's location on Raymond Road since 1939, and has been serving the inner city for many years. Now they need an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building.

  ‘Keep Building Jackson’ inspires civic pride

For 10 years, Dr. Crawford has made the display available at no charge. He calls it ‘Keep Building Jackson’ to show what could be and hope for a brighter future.

  Using federal charges to put away violent criminals in Jackson

The "convicted felon in possession of a firearm" charge is helping to get violent criminals off the streets of Jackson, officials said.

Merry Christmas from WLBT and Fox 40 News

From all of us at WLBT and Fox 40 News, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

  Citizens say crime is ‘ridiculous’ in Jackson

Many Jacksonians agree with U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst that something needs to be done about crime in the capital city.

Home for the Holidays: MHP set to kick off Christmas travel enforcement period

MHP is reminding motorists that if alcohol is included in celebrations, it’s best to designate a sober driver or have other means of safe transportation.

  Brandon and Flowood outlaw teen vaping; Rest of Rankin County expected to follow

Vaping under the age of 18, or 21 for students of Rankin County Schools, has been outlawed in Brandon and Flowood.

  Community meeting discusses future of Jackson Public Schools

The redesign plan was presented to the school board Monday night. The final decision will be made in January.

  2 more arrested in fatal I-20 Frontage Road shooting

Two additional arrests were made by U.S. Marshals in the shooting death of Jorge Ramirez Morales on the I-20 Frontage Road near Beasley on December 6.

  18 months after being shot in the head, Brookhaven boy gets prosthetic skull

A boy who was shot in the head a year and a half ago underwent surgery Wednesday to put in a prosthetic skull.

  3 days, 2 shootings, 1 dead: Related shootings at Warren County apartments worry residents

The shootings of two teens shot three days apart in an apartment complex in Warren County are related, the sheriff says.

  Madison Middle School parents defend son accused of school threats: ‘He’s gentle’

His parents say he's been bullied and harassed online for months.

  U.S. Marshals ‘tickled to death’ about Blair E. Batson toy drive

U.S. Marshals spent a day at Batson getting to know the kids. Their inaugural toy drive ends Friday.

  Madison mom upset after suspended child gets on campus

A Madison mom is concerned about the school district's procedures after a suspended student made it to school.

  Support local charities on this Giving Tuesday

The global generosity movement was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good.

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Local family turns heartbreak into happiness in memory of loved one lost to cancer

A local family has turned heartbreak into a happiness for dozens of children battling cancer.

  Canton Christmas Festival lights up the night

Robert Chandler owns the Chandler O’Cain barber shop on North Union street. He says the lights festival is good for business.

Ninth HOA filed lawsuit against Ridgeway Lane over missing funds

Another homeowners association has filed a lawsuit against Ridgeway Lane.

Local organizations team up to provide free meals to Jackson youth during holiday break

Jackson Meals Matter is partnering with Chefs for the Culture and the Love JXN campaign to offer 500 free meals to Jackson youth.

  Ridgeland schools work together to help students displaced by weekend fires

Students displaced by apartment fires are getting help from Ridgeland schools.

  Simpson County man dies after wedding party; Newlyweds arrested

Reuben Mayes and Amanda Warren were married on the day Willie Davis was killed. Now the couple have been arrested and are considered "persons of interest."

Ten kids placed in their forever homes on Adoption Day in Jackson County

Home sweet home! Nearly a dozen kids in Jackson County now have forever families.

  Red Cross working to help victims of three weekend apartment fires

Eighty people are displaced between two apartment fires in Ridgeland and one in Hattiesburg. The Red Cross is working to accommodate all their needs.

  Volunteers build playground for Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi

A new playground sits behind the Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi.

  Silver Alerts ramp up in the winter. How can you protect your loved ones?

Winter accelerates dementia according to some studies. How do you protect those you love from being the subject of a Silver Alert?

  Residents brace for more cold and windy conditions sweeping across the state

While some people who work outdoors are taking steps to stay warm, shelters are opening to help the homeless and the hungry.

Stewpot opening shelter doors to provide warmth during predicted cold front

Stewpot Community Services is opening its Opportunity Center as a shelter ahead of a record-breaking cold front in the state.

  Putting up Christmas decorations early can make you a happier person, experts say

Putting up your Christmas decorations early can make you happier through the holidays, experts say.

  Shelter for abused women now offers safe haven for clients’ pets, too

Victims of domestic abuse can now find safety for their pets as well.

WLBT and Miskelly Furniture kick off annual Season of Giving campaign

It’s another sign that the holidays are coming!

  Son of 46-year sheriff elected to sheriff’s post in Lafayette County

Voters chose Oxford Police Department Chief Joey East to serve now as Lafayette County Sheriff -- a job his father held for decades.

  WATCH: Mike Sands’ life, legacy honored with celebration at Miss. Sports Hall of Fame

A celebration of life was held for WDBD Fox40 news anchor Mike Sands on Wednesday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

Student arrested after bringing gun to school campus

A student was taken into police custody after bringing a gun to school, according to North Pike School District Superintendent Dennis Penton.

  Beth Israel Early Learning Center to close its doors after 40 years

After 40 long and faithful years, the Beth Israel Preschool in Jackson is closing it's doors for the last time.

  Judge Tomie Green throws out petition to make Jackson follow Civil Service orders on sidelined cops

Judge Tomie Green tosses petition to compel the city to comply with the Civil Service Commission's order to return 11 officers to regular duty without a hearing,

  JPS students lend a helping hand to other students in need

Several outstanding JPS Middle and Highschool students were selected at Tuesday night's ceremony to serve as a peer mediator for their schools.

  Landowner, City of Clinton at odds over rundown property downtown

The city issued Wiggins around 1,400 code violations fines, but only two held up in court.

  FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers set to close in Lowndes and Warren Counties

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the centers in Lowndes County and Warren County will permanently close.

Twenty-five current and former agents file lawsuit against Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics over experience pay

Twenty-five agents have brought a lawsuit against the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics asking for backpay allowed them by Senate Bill 2500.

  Jackson homicide victim’s best friend says he knows who the killer is

Dontavius Cooper was killed early Thursday morning. His best friend says he thinks he knows who the killer is.

  ‘To know him is to absolutely love him’: WLBT and Fox 40 News pays tribute to beloved anchor Mike Sands

To know him was to absolutely love him.

  Mississippi Braves future hopefully secure at Trustmark Park

Could talks to do away with some minor league teams affect the M-Braves?

  Recovery begins after wild weekend weather sweeps across Central Mississippi

Clean up continues after wild weekend weather knocked out power to thousands of homes and left damage and destruction across parts of Central Mississippi

  Many attend unveiling of new Natchez monument commemorating The Parchman Ordeal

The monument is called “Proud to Take a Stand.”

Salvation Army Angel Tree registration begins

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree kickoff event will be Friday, November 15.

  Mississippi firefighters push themselves to the limit to attain elite Smoke Diver designation

Smoke Divers are the elite firefighters in much the same way that Special Forces are the elite military.

  Rural responders prepared for severe weather system in Lincoln County

Firefighters plan ahead for severe weather in the system that was expected to come through Mississippi today.

  Volunteer firefighter shortage not only affects safety, it may also impact your wallet

Volunteer firefighter participation is waning all over the state and in some places, it has a direct effect on your insurance bill.

  Lincoln County specialty tea farm finds niche for their product worldwide

Like any other real success, the Great Mississippi Tea Company has a great story!

  $50 million Madison development to include shops, restaurants and homes

The 18-acre space will feature offices, shops, restaurants and single family homes.

Northpark to host Fortnite tournament; Winner takes home $300 Gamestop gift card

Entry for the tournament is $20 and is limited to 100 players.

  19 JPS teachers awarded scholarships to pursue national board certification

This scholarships provides money for recipients to begin their national board journey.

Back the Blue event honors wounded Deputy Brad Sullivan

Deputy Brad Sullivan has recieved support from all over the State

Local rescue dog has maternity shoot after saved from life in small cage

Que is high heart worm positive and had never known the comfort of air conditioning or a soft bed until now.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Chief of Staff resigns under pressure

A top official at MBN was told to resign or she would be fired, and WLBT obtained her resignation letter.

Canton Flea Market opens today on historic downtown square

The popular arts and crafts show has all kinds of unique items and food.

  New hotel tax in Flowood to aid in building $50 million conference center

The tax will only affect those who visit the city and use the accommodations.

  Monticello attorney gets videographer to build hype video to save local ballfield

Monticello residents try to salvage their favorite ballpark.