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.

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

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

Student arrested after bringing gun to school campus

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

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

  JPS students lend a helping hand to other students in need

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  Landowner, City of Clinton at odds over rundown property downtown

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

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

  Jackson homicide victim’s best friend says 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

  Mississippi Braves future hopefully secure at Trustmark Park

  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

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

  Lincoln County specialty tea farm finds niche for their product worldwide

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

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

  19 JPS teachers awarded scholarships to pursue national board certification

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.

  'It’s going to have a heavy impact on traffic’: Stretch of I-20 to close for construction

With the heavy traffic and workers present, MDOT is encouraging motorists to make safety a top priority.

Mississippi Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service happening today

The event starts at 10:00 a.m. on the campus of the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Pearl.

  Rankin County’s hero K-9 retires in style thanks to national nonprofit for working dogs

K-9 Wannes won't have to worry about any of his bills for the rest of his life after being selected by Project K-9 Hero.

  HILARIOUS VIDEO: Camel chows down on Jackson woman’s hair at Brandon safari

Johnis Antonia Rushing was visiting the popular safari in Brandon with her mom and her 1-year-old son Kylen, Jr.

  Brandon Theesfeld’s attorney talks about what’s next after ‘not guilty’ plea

Tony Farese tells us what we're waiting on in the Brandon Theesfeld case.

North American Midway to hire temporary fair ground workers today

According to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds Facebook page, this will happen at the Purple and Yellow Tent on the Southeast Corner of the Fairgrounds.

  Jackson Zoo closes gates for at least 2 to 3 months, city officials say

The animals will continue to be cared for by the same crew that has them now, but under the city’s oversight.

  2019 is Mississippi’s 2nd largest alligator haul; officials say hunters are getting better

The Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks tell us that there is no danger to the population of alligators after a big gator hunting season.

  Jackson Prep and Hartfield Academy softball ‘Play Unified’ for Special Olympics Mississippi

A unified champion softball showdown took place at Jackson Prep Tuesday night.

  MBI investigator details events leading up to arrest of accused shooter of Madison County deputy

Man accused of shooting wounded deputy in the head denied bond.

  Celebrities, law enforcement from around the country send injured Madison deputy well-wishes

Deputy Brad Sullivan has a prayer army that spans the United States and sports some big names.

JSU students collecting supplies to help Hurricane Dorian victims in Bahamas

The hurricane relief effort will take place Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

  Early tech training: Some kids could bypass college

Some worry early tech training could encourage students to skip college, but some educators say that doesn't have to be the case. Even if it is, it doesn't have to be a bad thing.

  Truckers line Hwy to show support for Rolling Fork man with rare form of cancer

20-year-old Chandler Ross was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. A scan showed that he had several spots on his lungs.

City of Jackson hosts 2nd annual Park(ing) Day celebration downtown

Today’s Park(ing) Day event will go from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m and take place on Capitol and Congress Streets, extending to Smith Park. Vendors, food, music, and games will be featured.

  Hero police officer sues City of Pearl to get his job back

Veteran officer Dave McCarley is suing the Pearl Police Department to get his job back.

  Zoo set to change hands Oct. 1, but questions about licensure remain

The Jackson Zoo is set to change hands October 1.

  Volunteers and relief supplies needed to help backwater flood victims

Warren County’s emergency management and nonprofit organizations are working together to help folks affected by the historic backwater flooding.

MDWFP offering 35 chronic wasting disease testing sites as deer season starts

When depositing a sample, hunters will be given a unique identification number so they can check their sample results online.

  Zach’s M&Ms melt your heart, not in your hands

Zachary Johnston's first costume of the Homecoming week got laughed at by a few of his classmates. He was having a hard time getting up the courage to wear another costume, but then his friends came through for him.

Miss. soldier returns early from deployment, surprises son at school

Friday the 13th turned out to be one Hattiesburg 7th grader’s lucky day.

Annual Pearl River Clean Sweep scheduled for Sept. 21

The 2019 Pearl River Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, September 21.

  Nonprofit in Jackson helps empower and educate hundreds of students and their families

For more than 50 years, Operation Shoestring has been providing year-round academic, social and emotional support for kids that need it the most in Jackson.

Greenbrook Flowers celebrates Good Neighbor Day with free flowers

Good Neighbor Day is a simple thought: Receive one dozen roses for free, keep one rose for yourself and give eleven roses away to eleven different people in friendship and love.

18 YEARS LATER: Events remembering 9/11 across metro

Wednesday marks 18 years since Al Qaeda militants hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Nearly 3,000 were killed in this heinous attack.

Blood drive happening today for Madison Co. deputy shot in head

According to the Madison Police Department, the drive will be at the former Tulane Madison campus at the corner of Hwy 51 and Main Street from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

  Country Club development moves forward

Site preparation is now underway for what will be the cornerstone of the new development on the old Colonial Country Club property.

Marshall County packing meals for malnourished children for a second year

In partnership with the University of Mississippi, the privately-operated prison is again hosting a MobilePack event for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) network.

Reservoir PD raises thin blue line flag over spillway to remind community to pray for Madison Co. Deputy Brad Sullivan

A thin blue line flag was hoisted Monday in honor of Deputy Sullivan over the spillway and it will remain flying until he leaves the hospital.

Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

At Biloxi Junior High, one cheerleader is also inspiring her school and community.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Man traveling on “Mowing with Cops” tour stops in Madison

He is on a campaign called “Mowing with Cops” and is inviting police in different cities to mow lawns with him.

  Rankin County interdiction team hunts more than just drugs

A little-known fact about them is that they have also caught murderers, kidnappers, human traffickers, and many other categories of criminals.

Salvation Army in need of warehouse space for Angel Tree program

The space they previously used to store and sort toys is not available and they have been unable to find another location.

  City of Vicksburg cracks down on derelict properties

The City of Vicksburg is waging a battle against neighborhood blight.

Alleged gang convention still going strong in Hattiesburg

The gathering has been going on in Hattiesburg for 17 years.

  HAPPY FRIDAY: Members of Jackson homeless shelter bust a move

Director, Christy Burnett said they had everyone in the center laughing. “The smallest things from the most unlikely place can bring the greatest joy to people”

  Mayor Lumumba provides update on Jackson’s real-time crime center

In a 3 On Your Side exclusive, Mayor Lumumba explains issues his administration is dealing with to get a real-time crime center up and running in the City of Jackson.

Pregnancy support group coming to Hinds County

Those who successfully complete the program will receive a free crib and car seat.

’Batman and Robyn': Efforts to bring Waffle House to Oxford moving in the right direction

If a Waffle House ends up happening in Oxford, you can thank "Batman and Robyn."

  Petal Police Chief: Lives ‘absolutely’ saved as a result of keen eyes at WalMart

Police say it's possible that lives were saved this weekend when a man was arrested with guns, ammunition and a strange interest in the Petal Walmart.

Forest city pound and rescue group desperately working to get dogs adopted before they are euthanized

To donate to the vet bills for these dogs, please call Dr. Walker at the Forest Animal Hospital; 601-469-4362. You can donate by telling them you want to donate to the “Forest pound puppies”.

  Construction at the Capitol won’t interfere with MS Book Festival

Construction at the Capitol won't interfere with the MS Book Festival

City of Ridgeland to break ground on new City Hall

The building is 30,000 square feet and is the first building that will be a part of the New City Center on the corner of Hwy 51 and School St.

Vicksburg’s newest park to be dedicated Thursday

This will take place at the corner of Washington and Grove Street.

MCEC Families First for Mississippi hosting food drive

The “Fill the Pantry” food drive runs through August. You can drop them off at their center at 750 N. State Street in Jackson.

Brandon police investigating death of 5-month-old child

The situation occurred some time before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Families react after hundreds seized in Miss. raids

After ICE raids resulted in 680 people detained, hundreds of families in Mississippi were left wondering where their loved ones are.

Evolving faith and the push for LGBT inclusion inside the church

A growing number of Christians are warming to the acceptance of homosexuality, but, as evident by the infighting in the Methodist church, this is not a settled issue.

Jackson chef to compete in Louisiana Seafood Cook-off

Chef Hunter Evans of Lou’s Full-Serv in Jackson, will plate-up against 15 other chefs from around the country (and Guam) to compete for the title of ‘King or Queen of American Seafood’ in the 12th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-off.

  Clinton police arrest 23 in city’s first ever human trafficking operation

Clinton Police and the Hinds County Sheriff's Department arrested 23 in a human trafficking operation last week.

Jackson receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

The international effort was launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for the growth of the older adult population.

  Community members host Building Bridges B-B-Q for the homeless

"Sometime's the less fortunate can feel like they have been forgotten.. and today is all about reminding them that they are not forgotten."