Swimming lessons offered in Jackson to help reduce drowning risks

Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, but an inner-city swimming program is now working to reduce those risks.

Got a traffic citation in Clinton? Pay for it with school supplies

  Habitat for Humanity plans to rehab homes in the Broadmoor subdivision

Today is Salvation Army’s Do Good Day

Tradition-steeped Neshoba County Fair coming next month

Hinds County road closed due to construction

Benefit basketball game happening Saturday in Jackson

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  Death of Kendrell Miller caps off violent few days in Ridgeland

High Heaven trampoline park re-opening event

MS Blood Services holds blood drive for World Sickle Cell Day

  Dog found chained to scooter, set out with trash

34th Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race

SPLC challenges law under state Charter School act

  Fans hit by foul balls lead to talks of extended nets

Multiple fans have been hit by foul balls around the country in recent weeks. Could extending the net improve safety for baseball fans?

  New lifestyle development begins in Flowood

Waterpointe development in Flowood offers lifestyle living.

  Jackson City Council declares city the birthplace of Southern Soul music

Music industry insiders say if the city doesn’t claim the designation, others will do so and benefit economically

First Youth Citizens’ Police Academy of 2019 begins today

The academy is sponsored by the Jackson Police Department in conjunction with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Public Schools Campus Enforcement.

  WLBT to air national anthem daily

Pearl schools offer free summer meals

  Recent development may revive Fernwood, Miss. cold case 24 years later

JPS holding community supply drive for teachers

  Vicksburg buys new state-of-the-art crime fighting tools to help police keep city safe

  Authorities: Legal opioid substitute is dangerous, even deadly

  Candlelight vigil set for teen killed in drive-by shooting

Jaleisa Everett never saw it coming when a bullet came through the wall of her home and ended her life.

  Summer feeding program prepares to fill bellies and hearts

The Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi is piloting a program that will see to it that area children eat breakfast and lunch while they’re on summer vacation.

  Vicksburg American Legion creates dropbox for tattered flags

Vicksburg's American Legion is working to see tattered flags retired properly.

  Seaman killed at Pearl Harbor finally on his way home

Seaman First Class Richard Leon Watson is home after 78 years. He was killed at Pearl Harbor at age 20.

Petal student with Batten disease beats odds, graduates

At Petal High School’s graduation, there was triumph as students crossed the stage to begin the next chapter of their lives.

  37th annual Pepsi Pops returns to Old Trace Park TONIGHT

Pepsi Pops returns to Old Trace Park Friday for the 37th year

Jackson Fire takes to the streets to ask you to “Fill the Boot"

For three days, firefighters ask Jackson motorists to donate to Muscular Dystrophy.

  Church struggles to secure vacant hotel destroyed by thieves, homeless

Church struggles to secure vacant hotel destroyed by thieves and the homeless

Mississippi heartbeat law banning most abortions heads to federal court

This organization is Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.

  9-year-old starts baking business in Vicksburg

De’Jonae Curtis is a Vicksburg native and a budding entrepreneur.

  Camp Hope seeks volunteers for summer camp

The eight week program is hosted by We Will Go Ministries.

Mississippi giving away alarms to try to reduce fire deaths

Having a smoke alarm can cut the risk of fire death in half.

  NAMI Mississippi celebrates 30 years of helping those who battle mental illness

14 people were recognized during the 30th Anniversary Gala for NAMI Mississippi, a group that works with those who battle mental illness throughout the state.

  Neighborhood association donates uniforms to south Jackson high schools

Neighborhood association donates uniforms to south Jackson high schools

Trail of Honor schedule of events

According to the event’s website, The Trail of Honor is dedicated to the education of people about the American Military and the history of conflicts our military has faced.

  Leake County mom fulfills promise of home to son through Habitat and Nissan

Leake county mom fulfills promise of home to son through Habitat and Nissan

Babalu to host taco shop to benefit Clinton teen cancer patient

Olivia’s Taco Shop will be open Wednesday and all the money raised from the event will help with her medical expenses.

  Women build homes for Habitat for Humanity

Women are gutting a home in the Broadmoor neighborhood of Jackson. Habitat for Humanity hosting the Women Build 2019.

Water Billing Advocacy Sessions planned to help Jackson residents with water bills

The City of Jackson is working to help citizens understand their water bills and provide assistance for corrections and payment options. Another session is planned for next Saturday at the Metro Center.

37th annual Pepsi Pops rescheduled for May 24th

Brown Bottling & MSO present the popular annual event at Old Trace Park on the Rez

  The city of Vicksburg looking to hire student workers for summer program

The city of Vicksburg is gearing up for its annual Summer Youth Employment Program. It gives college and high school students opportunities to explore career options and learn more about the city government all while earning some cash. The deadline is looming for young people to apply.

  Law Enforcement 101: Knowing your rights during a traffic stop

Ridgeland police say there are ways to keep you and them safe during a traffic stop.

  Construction to resume at Sulphur Springs Park

Sulphur Springs Park is located at the corner of Sulphur Springs Road and Highway 17, northeast of Canton.

Jackson ministry providing permanent supportive housing for homeless

The ministry needs and is accepting several items to outfit the 15 apartments they have.

  Local feud in Lawrence County leads to multiple shootings on same rural road

Lawrence County detectives are trying to pinpoint who the shooters are in a feud on Mt. Olive Road that spans at least a few years.

Local baker gets creative with “pot-hole cupcakes”

One local baker decided to have a little fun and make the most out of a problem that plagues drivers around the city.

3 women wanted, 3 arrested after “disturbing” fight video at Brookhaven apartments

Police responded to a disturbance call in Cloverdale Monday night. When officers arrived, they spoke with residents who told them there had been no fighting.

City Council in talks to rename Jackson park after Lil Lonnie

One of the ordinances is to rename the Virdin Addition park after 22-year-old Lonnie Montrel Taylor.

2nd annual South Jackson Parade expecting large turnout

The event begins at 9AM, Saturday April 27th at the Save-A-Lot grocery store on McDowell Road.

  Guts and Butts 5K run for Colon Cancer returning Saturday

The Gutts and Butts 5K will kick off Saturday afternoon from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Brandon Amphitheater.

  Thousands expected to fill Veterans Memorial Stadium for “A Night Of Unity”

Unite Mississippi’s “A Night of Unity” is bringing together several denominations for an evening full of spiritual entertainment and it’s all happening Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Jackson.

United Way kicks off their ‘Day of Caring’

It's a single-day service event that brings people together from all across the Magnolia State. Today, volunteers gather in Vicksburg to take on more than 20 hands-on projects!

  Mississippi Food Network prepares to feed hundreds of hungry kids during summer months

Summer is right around the corner and the Mississippi Food Network wants to make sure kids don't go hungry when school is not in session. The organization is calling on the community to help feed those in need.

Old Capitol Museum to close temporarily for repairs

The National Historic Landmark property is expected to reopen in late May.

  Artists create murals to beautify and unite downtown’s inner city

Artists create murals to beautify and unite downtown's inner city

  Jackson Zoo closed Friday due to damages caused by severe weather

The Jackson Zoo will be closed to the public on Friday, April 19, due to damages on zoo grounds caused by Thursday’s severe weather.

MS STRONG: Jackson food truck feeds Vicksburg tornado victims Sunday

Warren County supervisor, Shawn Jackson over District 3 and Mississippi Food Truck Association Members handed out food to tornado victims from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Marcus Bottom in Vicksburg.

Amite County School District to close due to predicted storms

The District was already out of school for Easter Holiday, therefore classes will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd.

  Brandon McDonald’s manager gives second chances to the previously incarcerated

It’s a story of second chances, new beginnings, and a beautiful friendship.

Adorable, unexpected helper joins Entergy workers to help with storm restoration

The friendly goat posed for a photo op with Entergy workers, Jonathan Merriman, Ryan Dowdle, and Richarrd Brown as they picked up wire in a field near Flora.

MORA holds Legacy Day for organ donors and recipient families

MORA holds Legacy Day at UMMC

Mississippi school board to discuss takeovers of 5 districts

The board will meet Thursday to discuss options. Staff proposes the board consider taking over either the Humphreys County and Yazoo City districts, or the Amite County and Jefferson County districts, or the Clarksdale district.

  Taking Back Our Streets: Woodburn Avenue potholes

We know the city of Jackson has some serious infrastructure issues, particularly the streets. There is progress on repairing some of the major roadways, but what about residential streets?A viewer, who lives on Woodburn Avenue reached out to 3 On Your Side for help taking back her street.

  Artificial sweetener found in gum, certain peanut butters can be deadly for dogs

Most dog owners have know not to feed their canine chocolate, but did you know that certain types of peanut butter can also poison your dog?

Man shares on social media after noticing Jackson Chick-fil-A worker’s quiet act of kindness

A man waiting for his order at a Jackson Chick-Fil-A noticed a quiet act of kindness and took to social media to spread the kindness he witnessed.

Temporary 8-hour water outage happening today in part of Byram

This outage is due to work that will be taking place to plug and abandon the old water line at Big Creek Road as crews will be tying in a new water distribution main.

UMMC to offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured women

The screenings will take place at the Cancer Institute on Saturday, June 1, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

  Inaugural Married in Love dinner party kicks off in Jackson

Jackson Police Chief James Davis and his wife Marla hosted their inaugural Married In Love dinner party at the Civil Rights Museum, Friday night.

  ‘Keep Jackson Beautiful’ urges you to get involved with the Great American Cleanup

It’s time for spring cleaning, and 'Keep Jackson Beautiful' is asking the public to step outside your doorway and pick up the litter on your street.

Spring Cleaning for the City of Clinton

Spring Cleanup for the City of Clinton begins April 6 through April 13 for Clinton residents to discard any unwanted waste.

Nate Ruffin 5K walk/run benefiting scholarship fund happening April 20th

The Cade Chapel-Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of the late Brother Nate Ruffin.

  Mississippi Strong: UMMC teams with Murrah High School for the Base Pair Program

The Base Pair Program at UMMC works with Jackson Public Schools and Murrah High School to give students exposure to research and science.

  Primos restaurants celebrate 90 years in business

Generation after generation has sat down to dinner at the popular eatery, or taken home their famous desserts.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Bull charges through Brandon neighborhood

Pam and her husband JJ were working outside one of their properties Wednesday afternoon when the bull came running from a backyard.

  Medicine or Myth? Seeking the truth on essential oils

Rachel Hatfield of Jackson uses essential oils every day, for almost everything... cleaning, sleep, anxiety, immunity support.

  51 years after assassination, Memphis remembers MLK

April 4, 2019 marks 51 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.

  Vicksburg’s mayor takes on blight in the city and warns commercial building owners to cleanup

Mayor Flaggs says he is fed up with the blight in the city and he wants something done about it. First on the list are commercial buildings.

  Transgender Day of Visibility celebrated in the city of Jackson

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility! Over in Jackson, dozens of people came out to show their support and raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.“This is a day to celebrate transgender people and binary people who stand up and tell their stories and that is one