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.

Greenbrook Flowers celebrates Good Neighbor Day with free flowers

18 YEARS LATER: Events remembering 9/11 across metro

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

  Country Club development moves forward

Marshall County packing meals for malnourished children for a second year

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

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Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

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

  Rankin County interdiction team hunts more than just drugs

Salvation Army in need of warehouse space for Angel Tree program

  City of Vicksburg cracks down on derelict properties

Alleged gang convention still going strong in Hattiesburg

  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

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

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

City of Ridgeland to break ground on new City Hall

Vicksburg’s newest park to be dedicated Thursday

MCEC Families First for Mississippi hosting food drive

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."

  Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark takes down 8 lbs 9 oz Big Rhonda Challenge at Dave’s BBB

If you think you have the chops to undertake this massive meal, head to Dave’s BBB in Jackson. You could get your very own t-shirt and picture on the wall.

Remaining Pelahatchie Bay ramps reopen Friday at Barnett Reservoir

The board was acting on the recommendations of partners of the giant salvinia task force formed to battle the invasive plant found in the Bay in the summer of 2018.

  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.

  An Inspiration to All: 15-year-old Coco Gauff is inspiring young athletes in the metro

The world was introduced to Coco Gauff during Wimbledon, and now the young tennis phenom is inspiring young athletes around the globe.

  Champion Hill Battlefield added to Vicksburg National Military Park

A Civil War battle site in Hinds County, which was the site of a pivotal campaign for Vicksburg, is now a part of the National Park system.

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

Drivers with traffic-related offenses through the Clinton Police Department will have the option to purchase school supplies in lieu of paying traffic tickets during the month of July.

  Habitat for Humanity plans to rehab homes in the Broadmoor subdivision

Habitat for Humanity plans to rehabilitate homes in the Broadmoor subdivision.

Today is Salvation Army’s Do Good Day

A phone bank has been set up since late Wednesday night, and volunteers are taking shifts to take your donations, because the giving spirit slows down a little bit during the summer.

Tradition-steeped Neshoba County Fair coming next month

It was first organized in 1889 and has evolved into a week-long live-in house party with more than 600 permanent, individually-owned cabins that range from basic to luxurious.

Hinds County road closed due to construction

The road will be closed in both directions starting today (June 24) at 7a.m. through Wednesday, July 24 at 5p.m.

Benefit basketball game happening Saturday in Jackson

The game will start at 6:00 p.m. with the ladies tip off, then it will be followed by a men’s game.

  Death of Kendrell Miller caps off violent few days in Ridgeland

Kendrell Miller set off for a basketball game with his friends Tuesday night. And he never came home.

High Heaven trampoline park re-opening event

High Heaven is changing its name to Defy:Jackson

MS Blood Services holds blood drive for World Sickle Cell Day

This is the 10th Anniversary of World Sickle Cell Day.

  Dog found chained to scooter, set out with trash

At around midnight on Monday morning, local animal rescue organization, Cheshire Abbey, was contacted about a dog that was chained up to a razor scooter and set out along side some trash in front of a home on Fairview Street. According to Executive Director Chrissy Cheshire, a woman saw the pup chai

34th Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race

This will be the 34th year for the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race.

SPLC challenges law under state Charter School act

The Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state back in 2016 on behalf of a group of Jackson Public School parents and students.

  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

We hope you will enjoy this daily tribute to America.

Pearl schools offer free summer meals

The Pearl Public School District kicked off their summer feeding program on Monday, May 28th.

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

A cold case is warming up after an archaeological dig turns up what looks like human bone fragments.

JPS holding community supply drive for teachers

The Office of Partners in Education of Jackson Public Schools is hosting a Community Supply Drive from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on June 4-6.

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

The City of Vicksburg and the police department are investing in new tech tools to fight crime in the city.

  Authorities: Legal opioid substitute is dangerous, even deadly

The herbal opioid substitute can be bought at gas stations and vape shops, but it can be as addictive as opioids and possibly more 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.