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.

  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

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  Accused cop killer denied bond in Brookhaven during Police Week

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

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

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

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

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

  ‘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

  Major South Miss. blaze contained after days-long fight

  Arrest made after man shot, killed while sitting outside

  Day 2 in hunt for missing Reservoir boater ends Monday evening

  Shoppers, store owners look forward to Monday’s reopening

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

  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.

  Jackson mayor shuts down city buildings, asks restaurants to consider pick-up/delivery only

The city’s coronavirus task force will also be meeting regularly, with state health officials joining the group Tuesday.

  Six coronavirus cases in Mississippi, number expected to rise quickly

Three cases in Forrest County. One each in Leflore, Pearl River, and Copiah counties. And doctors say there are more on the way.

Clinton officer, woman both shot in domestic disturbance Thursday night

An officer and a woman were shot during a domestic dispute Thursday night, and a man is charged in the incident.

Joel Osteen event at MS Coliseum postponed due to coronavirus concerns

The free Night of Hope event will happen at a later date due to health concerns of the coronavirus.

  Grand Marshal of St. Paddy’s Day Parade says cancelation won’t kill his fun

After 35 years marching in the parade with the Rude Men Crew, Alexander Armstrong Alston III was about to have his day in the sun.

  Belhaven man says he was chased, almost ran over attempted carjacker

“The two back doors opened and I noticed the passenger on the back passenger side had a gun."

  Volunteer first responders eye Coronavirus protective measures

Around the state, medical first responders are responding to 911 calls for minor AND major situations. With Coronavirus on the way, it's probable that those volunteers could be responding to someone who is infected.

  Self-reporting disaster damage with new program can help streamline recovery process

Self-reporting your damage gets attention to your area more quickly than in the past because EMA workers don’t have to hunt for visible wreckage as they can see it on a map.

Mobile dentist office coming to Jackson to give free care to veterans

The event will take place from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi State Capitol at 400 High Street.

Local nonprofit hosts best selling author for Teen Speak series encouraging healthy communication

Dr. Jennifer Salerno developed the “TEEN SPEAK” series to help adults connect with teens on common risk behaviors like substance use, sex, and mental health concerns.

  Here’s the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home Tickets on Sale Prize!

If you buy your ticket on March 19, you will also be eligible to win a stunning pair of 2.62 carat diamond stud earrings, courtesy of Juniker Jewelry Company in Madison.

Clinton fire officials remind homeowners to change smoke detector batteries

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.

  Bogue Chitto not broken but unified after 2017 shooting spree that left 8 dead

"This community will never be the same, but through God’s grace and through God’s love and through the love of our people in this town, we’ve come together,” said Tressie Durr, wife of fallen Lincoln County Deputy William Durr.

  Suspect in shooting deaths of 2 Alcorn State students facing 2 counts of murder

The alleged shooter now faces a $2 million bond.

  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.

  Brandon High School hosts police K9 trials this weekend

Rankin County hosts the yearly USPCA qualifications and trials again this weekend.