Does Mississippi have an addiction to pornography?

Americans by far make up the most traffic on the x-rated site Pornhub and the state that spends the most time on it: Mississippi.

  Mobile home dwellers should take precautions during severe weather

  Gun show vendors receive surprise fee from city of Jackson

  New outreach program aims to help homeless get back on their feet

Tickets for St. Jude Dream Home sold out!

  St. Jude treats Memphis boy who is now thriving, running marathons

Emergency management agencies batten down the hatches for winter storm

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Catching up with Jeff Thompson, winner of 2020 St. Jude Dream Home

  Brookhaven mourns long-time school resource officer, second to die in three months

  Parade held in Vicksburg for former police chief after 37 years of service

  St. Jude Dream Home tickets available Thursday, Feb. 4

  Woman thankful to make it to 2021 after startling cancer diagnosis

  No extended hours for local bars on New Year’s Eve

  Neighbors involved in fatal Rankin County shooting had previous problems

The sheriff’s department asks that if you’re going to video a fight, please use your phone to call 911 first.

  Coast residents, visitors make heart-felt Christmas wishes

Many Christmas wishes have been made this year. Some will be granted, some won’t. Regardless, a lot of Gulf Coast residents and visitors are looking for something less from the pocket book and more from the heart.

  Families seek answers about alleged rapists’ bonds

“I want them to find out why these guys are walking out on such a low bond, a low bond, when their bonds should have been at least $50,000 or $100,000 for rape,” Boyanton said.

Biloxi High students deliver Christmas gifts to more than 20 families

Students of Biloxi High’s campus security council spent their Saturday acting as Santa’s elves to hand out hundreds of gifts to more than 70 good boys and girls.

CROP DROP 20: JSU to giveaway 10K pounds of sweet potatoes

  Non-violent offenders can find a second chance at the Mississippi Expungement Center

  Mother and daughter graduate from college together after unspeakable loss

  Brookhaven landmark damaged by car crash

  Letters dropped off here guaranteed an answer from Santa

Groundbreaking begins for the 2021 St. Jude Dream Home

  Bridge Builders program sets out to encourage young leaders

Young minds are learning about team building.

  Accused cop killer Marquis Flowers granted change of venue in upcoming trial

Accused cop killer Marquis Flowers was granted a change of venue today for his upcoming trial in Lincoln County.

Rankin County Chamber’s ‘Let it Glow’ gives you maps of sensational light displays

“When we were talking about it, I said, ‘Don’t you all remember doing that as a child? Let’s go back to that.’”

  Complaint filed against Brookhaven officer; Chief disputes radio traffic

“I’m shaking and I’m like, ‘Dad, I’m about to die, my accelerator is stuck and I don’t know what to do, what do I do?’” said Vivian Hathorn.

  Crystal Springs light show brings joy to community during pandemic

“That’s it. Seeing the people out here enjoying the display like that,” he said. “That’s why I do it, for the community so that everybody can enjoy it.”

  Community Thanksgiving adapts to COVID-19, everyone still eats

“I don’t see the deliveries, but just knowing they’re appreciative and that they got a good hot meal today just warms my heart,” she said.

  Small bakery owners work holiday crunch in wake of COVID-19

“I would go into homes and businesses and do like parties where people could decorate their own cookies, and there’s none of that because there’s no parties.”

  ‘A tremendous loss’: Historic Yazoo City home burns along with three others

"Only one house was burning and as people started to gather we started screaming asking them to water down what is called the Parker-Roark House," said neighbor Cynthia Johnson Walker.

  Coroners react with concerns about Chief Medical Examiner’s administrative leave

“I had a family that waited so long for an autopsy report that their life insurance policy was canceled because it took them so long to get a final copy of the autopsy report,” said Rankin County Coroner David Ruth.

  Mississippi family recounts shooting that took the life of 6-year-old boy

A Mississippi family is mourning the loss of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Franklin County on Tuesday night.

  Small towns take pageants virtual during pandemic

Once upon a time in Brookhaven, Mississippi, there was a pandemic, but the people at the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce still wanted to crown a Miss Merry Christmas.

  Madison residents react to renewed mask mandate

“Not so happy,” said 9-year-old John Gordon, describing the feeling of being told he has to wear his mask. “Because it’s just not fun wearing them, and they’re hard to breathe through."

  Canton city leaders ask for community cooperation in solving crimes

“We do not celebrate this violence, but we condemn acts of violence of this magnitude,” said Canton Mayor William Truly.

  Magnolia aldermen extend mask mandate until January, rescind outdoor party and firework allowance

La Mariposa has now been open 14 years. In spite of plans to social distance, aldermen rescinded the owner's permit to hold her yearly anniversary party. She and others feel like it was a vindictive political move.

  Vanished Quitman County couple still missing after a year, signs point to foul play

On October 10, 2019, April Jones and Will Polk disappeared into the thin air of Quitman County. A year later, there is still no progress on their case. Yet.

  City teams up with Salvation Army to help Jackson residents avoid eviction

They are helping families to keep a roof over their heads by assisting with their rent.

  Vendors prepare to open for Mississippi State Fair

The Mississippi State Fair starts Wednesday.

  86 days left in 2020: First responders feel hurricane fatigue after long year of disasters

“It can be very stressful. You’re trying to protect the whole community. And it’s just difficult when you have so many disasters happening at once," said Copiah County EOC Director Randle Drane.

  Holiday crafters prepare all year for the holiday season, hope COVID stays home

Crafters and artists are currently in the homestretch of their work season, with holiday markets and crafts fairs being the finish line on what has been a very long year.

’Their fight is our fight’: Costumes for a Cause raising money for cancer awareness

Hundreds of jeeps parade from Bay St. Louis to the Long Beach Harbor, supporting those battling breast cancer.

  Copiah mother warns neighbors after children approached multiple times by strangers

Two men in a Chevy Silverado with California plates approached Keisha Hogan's children at least twice and were spotted a third time.

  Mask mandate lapses, causing some Mississippians to worry

“I really do feel like we need to be wearing masks right now."

  One North State Street repaving project finished, one to go

Tuesday, there were engineers on site doing their final inspections of the work, making sure the sidewalks meet handicap accessibility requirements.

  Brain cancer no match for 7-year-old Aubree Sutton

“I was sad because I lost my hair, but my daddy told me that hair don’t make the person, the person makes the hair,” said the 7-year-old cancer survivor.

  ’I felt that death was inevitable:’ Coronavirus survivor talks about 2 days in the bathtub, unable to move

On the outside of 100 Black Men of Jackson is a sign that says, “The Village,” referring to how it takes a village to save a child. In this case, John Hardy had a village looking out for him, and it saved his life.

  COVID-19 shutdown has led to better days for state parks

“We’ve definitely got a huge crowd coming out camping since the coronavirus, people are ready to get out of the house,” said MDWFP Director of Parks Andre Hollis.

  Dog chews fiber optic in half, disrupts communications for weeks at a cost of around $7,000

WLBT went to Liberty Thursday to find out who let their dogs out.

  Winner of 2020 St. Jude Dream Home announced!

The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home will be given away on Thursday!

  Salvation Army seeks sponsors for Angel Tree program

The Salvation Army is looking to the community for help as they help others.

  Woman dies, child on life support after wreck with Scott Co. deputy en route to call

Ja’Corien Palm, 5, is on life support after a wreck last Friday involving a Scott County deputy.

  City of Clinton backs indicted police officers all the way to court

After they pleaded not guilty, the judge set their plea by date for December 21 and trial date in January 2021.

  Non-profits face lost donations, higher spending during pandemic

CoViD-19 has stopped so many things in their tracks, and some nonprofits that can’t afford to stop can’t afford to go on either.

  Firefighters mourn brother and friend killed in gas explosion

Herndon was known to be meticulous about safety and thorough about procedure, which made him the perfect trainer for firefighters learning the craft.

  Sister Act: Presidential hopeful relies on sister to help execute ‘Operation Restoration'

It’s a dream that now belongs to both of them: To get Jade Simmons on the ballot for the 2020 presidential election.

  Back to school or not? Parents voice concerns about children’s return to the classrooms

With schools like Brandon High School set to start next week, state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says that's not a good idea.

  Home invasion suspect on the run from Rankin County authorities

Rankin County officials are on the lookout tonight for an 18-year-old suspect who allegedly pistol-whipped a juvenile in a home invasion.

  At least 3 Mississippi officers have been lost to CoViD-19, highlighting worries for first responders

The departments have all pushed for full line of duty honors for their fallen, and all three are listed on the Officer Down Memorial Page.

  Some local businesses flourish in spite of COVID-19

Some businesses are gaining traction during the pandemic.

Ex-Jackson Police officer indicted on federal charges related to May child exploitation arrest

Court documents say Coleman is accused of using a cellphone and the internet to try to entice a female he knew was under 18 years old into sexual activity.

  Local music venues among many nationally in jeopardy

Arden Barnett says 80-90 percent of around 2,000 venues in jeopardy nationally could shut down in the next four to six months.

  Justice at a standstill in 6-year-old Helen Harrion case

Helen Harrion’s death impacted the entire neighborhood surrounding her home on Kings Road Avenue.

  Fans, coaches, parents react to delayed football season

“A lot of these kids in our town have the talent to play elsewhere and if they don’t have that opportunity to play in front of coaches, then they’re going to have issues going to colleges and stuff like that and bettering themselves,” said Brent Cobb.

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one month away!

Join us as we give away the home and other great prizes on August 20!

  Pearl Public School District addresses reopening questions from parents at board meeting

“They had questions obviously about what the start of the year would be like, and hopefully we answered those to the best of our ability,” said Superintendent Ray Morgigno.

  Residents of counties with tighter restrictions have mixed views

“If you’re not being safe for yourself, be courteous and be safe for someone else,” Target shopper Wanda Zambrano said.

  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.

  Ridgeland pilots program that helps keep minor offenders out of the system

Prior to this, sometimes the only option was arrest.

  Officer-involved shootings: What’s a justifiable use of force?

On any given day, around 800 thousand police officers are working the streets of this country.

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

“Something is lost, taken from us, and it hits home, it really does,” said Forest Police Chief Will Jones.

  Family mourns Brookhaven teen killed at party early Tuesday

Trevion, known to his friends as “Fat Trey,” was shot to death between 4 and 5 Tuesday morning at a party on California Road in Lincoln County, officials say.

June 15 is Nature Photography Day

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous shot of nature?

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

He knew he couldn’t give a routine speech -- it was too important.

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

Hundreds of people, possibly thousands, marched in solidarity for racial equality

  Hundreds turn out for peaceful protest in Vicksburg

The march from the Vicksburg Police Department to the Market Place by the river almost seemed to symbolize the march for racial equality over the years.

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

In order to reach across the thin blue line and encourage officers, John Owens decided to feed as many as would come eat in the parking lot of his business in Brandon Thursday night.

  African American police leaders straddle the line between black and blue

The video of Floyd's death shocked the public conscience and brought more light to the recurring questions about whether members of the black community are ultimately safe.

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

“In this community I’m seeing where people are not taking it serious."

  Mission Mississippi: ‘Gracism’ can help bridge racial divides

"God doesn’t see blue lives, God doesn’t see black lives, God sees lives. And all of those lives matter."