Petal Police Chief: Lives ‘absolutely’ saved as a result of keen eyes at WalMart

Police say it's possible that lives were saved this weekend when a man was arrested with guns, ammunition and a strange interest in the Petal Walmart.

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

Families react after hundreds seized in Miss. raids

Evolving faith and the push for LGBT inclusion inside the church

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Jackson chef to compete in Louisiana Seafood Cook-off

  Clinton police arrest 23 in city’s first ever human trafficking operation

Jackson receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

  Community members host Building Bridges B-B-Q for the homeless

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

Remaining Pelahatchie Bay ramps reopen Friday at Barnett Reservoir

  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

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

  Death of Kendrell Miller caps off violent few days in Ridgeland

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.

  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.