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.

  St. Jude cares for patients like Carson free of cost

Kroger adjusting store hours starting Monday

  Biscuit shop keeps breakfast served in Brookhaven, coronavirus or not

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

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

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

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

1 at large after high speed pursuit from Pearl to Brandon

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

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

  Six coronavirus cases in Mississippi, number expected to rise quickly

Clinton officer, woman both shot in domestic disturbance Thursday night

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

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

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

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

Clinton fire officials remind homeowners to change smoke detector batteries

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

  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.

Jackson child advocate celebrates 105th birthday

A local child advocate and former educator celebrates her 105th birthday. Ruth Powell Hobbs remains active with two groups she helped establish in Jackson.

  St. Jude Dream Home fundraiser helps kids like Jordyn, a gymnast

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helps children battle terrifying diseases for no cost to their family.

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

On Jamal Holmes’ Facebook page, his friends called for compassion for those with mental illness.

Red Cross sets up supply distribution for flood victims

They can come pick up emergency supplies, snacks, and water.

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

“It hit home. I couldn’t sleep last night," Sheriff Edward Goods said. "And it’s going to be hard to sleep until we get everybody involved locked up.”

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

"Now you’ve just dropped into a 20-foot ditch and you’re headed down the Pearl River. Chances of survival? Slim to none.”

  Remembering the Flood of 1983

The flooding in 1983 was devastating for many in Central Mississippi. WLBT went back into the archives to show you a look at what the conditions were like the last time the Pearl River reached such heights.

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

Veranda Cole, like the other residents of the Hilltop Inn, now has to figure out where to go from here, and how to take care of her children in the meantime.

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

Miraculously, Vera had been in town meeting a friend like she did every week. She wasn’t home when the winds hit her house.

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

They always say it, and J.C. Powell of Simpson County says it's true.

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

On Veterans Day during Dental Mission Week, volunteers from the School of Dentistry and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will be providing free dental care to hundreds of veterans.

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

Surveillance photos show two men who raided the same auto repair shop on Wynndale Road three times.

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

From 82 counties these young people have come to Jackson starting on January 30 and they'll stay through Thursday.

City of Jackson conducting major active shooter drill Monday afternoon

The drill will simulate a casualty event and will be designed to appear realistic to test the abilities of first responders.

  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

Consider spending an extra $5 or $10 at Kroger this week to help a hungry family in Jackson

Jackson homeless shelter needs coffee, toiletries ahead of frigid week

Temperatures are expected to sink below freezing this week and the doors of the shelter will be open as a safe haven for those who have nowhere to go.

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

A weather system coming through the state early Saturday is expected to pack a big punch.

FIRST LOOK: 2020 St. Jude Dream Home rendering

Renderings for the home are complete.

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

Family members have concerns about their loved ones amid the gang violence and reportedly deplorable conditions at Parchman.

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

Two women allege that they were sexually assaulted by three guards in the Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility. The guards are on leave, and the women's families are on a mission.

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

Two former JPD officers tell us about the area where two children were shot in a drive by on Tuesday. It's known for a high crime rate, drugs, and gangs.

  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!