Improving service to those in need and employee morale top goals at MDHS

Port Gibson High School closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Woman found dead on Monterey Street, person placed in handcuffs at the scene

  Consider This: Crime in Jackson

  U.S. Senate candidates vie for votes at 2020 virtual Hobnob event

  MDHS Executive Director gives update on progress at the agency

Continued Coverage

  Firefighter Combat Challenge puts Miss. first responders to the test

  First Alert Forecast: Breezy, chilly conditions have moved in...

  Edgewater Estates residents come together to clean up Hurricane Zeta’s aftermath

Two escaped inmates captured in Waynesboro

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne meets with Trump, gives endorsement of ‘Platinum Plan’

Sixth inmate at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility reported dead this month

  Mayor Lumumba delivers virtual State of the City address focusing on progress, recent challenges

Mayor Lumumba is to deliver his yearly State of the City address Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

Sex offender raped 5-year-old for months, court docs allege

Anthony Brown engaged in sexual conduct with a 5-year-old victim from May 1-Oct. 1, according to a criminal complaint.

UPDATE: Man identified in South Mississippi Hurricane Zeta death

The first death from Hurricane Zeta in South Mississippi has been confirmed, according to authorities.

City crews cleaning and securing Tisdale building

Former library was flooded, and had been used by the homeless

Former church a haven for the homeless, but not in the way that you would expect

’He’s not alone’: Close-knit community replaces teen’s stolen bike after robbery

Hinds Co. warns of election-related phone scam

Man found guilty of murdering wife and stepdaughter, burning their bodies

  Gov. Reeves tours Zeta damage in South Mississippi, thanks first responders

Seven candidates seeking to fill Jackson Ward Two council seat

10-year-old identified in deadly hit-and-run

A child was killed after a crash in Wesson on Tuesday night.

Miss. State Fair attendance cut nearly in half this year

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture reported that 123,329 paid customers attended this year’s fair.

Council president wants JPD pay raise plan in place before year’s end

Councilman says the money for pay raises likely can be found in this year's budget.

Breonna Taylor’s mother calls for new prosecutor in daughter’s case

Tamika Palmer says Attorney General Daniel Cameron lied about the grand jury proceedings.

Crews work to restore power after Zeta damages Gulf Coast

As expected, coast residents are starting to experience power outages due to Hurricane Zeta’s powerful winds.

Two teens arrested for auto burglaries in Madison

Police arrested 19-year-old Trevor S. Simmons and 18-year-old Elijah T. Walker, both of Petal.

Ohio native and golf legend Jack Nicklaus issues endorsement for President Trump

Jack Nicklaus said he has “learned to look past” President Donald Trump’s tweets while officially endorsing him over Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 118,587 cases, 3,310 deaths reported by health dept.

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

UPS bringing 161 high-paying jobs to Ridgeland

$57,000 in average annual pay expected for new UPS distribution center employees

MEMA reports one fatality, multiple injuries from Hurricane Zeta

MEMA says multiple counties are currently reporting damages and debris from the hurricane.

Ex-Keelser Airman sentenced to prison for child pornography

Quagliaroli was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 121 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography.

  Jackson mayor to deliver 2020 State of the City Address virtually

Mayor Lumumba is expected to give an update on the city’s progress as well as some of the challenges and plans to move the city forward.

  Funeral arrangements announced for former Madison alderman

Warren Strain died Tuesday morning at the age of 62.

  Seven people hospitalized after sign falls onto vehicle in D’Iberville

The incident happened near Rodriguez Street in D’Iberville.

Over 160K South Mississippians without power after Zeta

Utility companies are working to restore power.

  AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden’s son

Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden’s son and his foreign business ties.

  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.

Hurricane Zeta knocks down Bay Vista Baptist Church steeple

At the peak of Hurricane Zeta, strong winds managed to knock down the steeple at the Bay Vista Baptist Church in Biloxi.

  Property owner believes Jackson should fix sinkholes near his building

For three years, a Jackson property owner has watched sinkholes grow near one of his parking lots on Ellis Avenue, making it difficult for customers to get to the businesses there.

First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

Emergency personnel in New Orleans are reporting what appears to be the first death linked to Hurricane Zeta.

President Trump approves Mississippi’s Hurricane Zeta emergency declaration

Reeves announced Wednesday morning that he signed the emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Zeta.

  Cars underwater at the Golden Nugget Casino

The first floor of the casino garage is flooded as the storm surge pushes onto land

Toddler now recovering after being shot in Jackson while playing outside

A toddler who was shot in Jackson Tuesday is now recovering.

Power APAC narrows new namesake to three choices

Students began engaging in meaningful lessons and activities about the three finalists October 26, 2020.

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.

  AARP urges congress to provide more COVID-19 nursing home funding

They cite the potential for a third spike in cases in long term care facilities due to increasing community spread.

  Dr. Dobbs says Initiative 65 is ‘Wild West’ proposal for medical marijuana

Dr. Dobbs weighs in on Initiative 65

  Senate hopeful Mike Espy launches ‘Get Out the Vote’ bus tour

The Espy camp will also make stops in Belzoni, Grenda, and Greenwood.

Hinds Co. announces precinct changes ahead of Tuesday’s election

Hinds County Election Commission announced several precinct changes ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Police searching for endangered 12-year-old from Memphis, could be in Jackson area

If you have any information on their whereabouts please call police.

Sen. Wicker accuses Big Tech of suppressing Conservative voices, cites Hunter Biden story

"Reasonable observers are left to wonder whether Big Tech firms are obstructing the flow of information..."

Tylertown businessman to join state Ethics Commission

Luter appointed to fill seat vacated by Breazeale

Zeta to bring damaging winds and storm surge to South Mississippi

South Mississippi should hunker down by 3 PM. Storm winds may arrive between 4pm and 7pm.

Lumumba to seek state lawmakers’ help in stopping hot pursuits

Three police chases in October have started in other jurisdictions and ended in Jackson

  ALERT DAY: Zeta, strong front on final approach to the Gulf States

Rainy periods likely ahead of the approach of Zeta and a strong cold front due into the region, nearly simultaneously.

Mississippi city may be left in dark over unpaid power bill

Because of long-standing debt with its wholesale electrical provider, the city faces complete disconnection Dec. 1.

240 cubic yards of illegally dumped trash collected from Capers Ave.

City officials are asking residents who have waste to dump to use their Roll-Off Dumpster Days.

Hattiesburg sex offender charged with lustful touching of child

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday accused of another sex crime.

  Jackson man convicted of killing his wife will get a new trial

49 year old Bobby Montson claimed the trial court in Hinds County violated his constitutional rights by admitting hearsay statements into evidence. He claimed he shot Linda Montson in self defense.

  Junior League of Jackson donates $100K to JPS teachers

Junior League of Jackson donated over $100,000 to Jackson Public School teachers on Tuesday.

Contractor chosen for Belhaven Creek project

Project will address flash flooding issues in Belhaven community

Child killed, woman injured in Franklin County shooting

Both victims are of the same family.

Municipal League urges people to say ‘no’ to Initiatives 65 and 65A

Another group comes out in opposition to medical marijuana proposals

MHP Cadet Class 65 application deadline is Oct. 31

Are you interested in joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol?

Woman killed in hit-and-run on Highway 80

The incident happened on Highway 80 and Robinson Road in front of the Metrocenter.

  Mississippi Blood Services hosts Halloween Blood Drive

Blood donations will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Crash on I-55 SB at Woodrow Wilson cleared

MDOT says traffic delays are expected to last for an hour.

  Power companies prepare for Zeta’s impact

Electric companies, such as Entergy and Mississippi Power, made final preparations for Hurricane Zeta.

  Metro area prepares for Hurricane Zeta

It’s expected to make its way through south Mississippi and into Alabama through Wednesday evening into early Thursday

  Alabama lawn mowing man, Rodney Smith Jr., fighting to stay in the U.S.

Rodney Smith Jr., who lives in Huntsville, is known around the country for providing free lawn care service.

Halloween decorations at St. Matthews home include Black Lives Matter cemetery

Maggie McCrery said she wanted to use the holiday to stand in solidarity with Black lives.

  Victims of Domestic Violence remembered and honored

Family members share their experiences with domestic violence victims in hopes of encouraging others to get out of violent relationships.

  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.

  Surge of young voters is expected on Election Day

A surge of young voters is expected to create waves at the polls.

Akron man who died twice during battle with COVID-19 finally home with his wife and kids

In July, his wife was done with chemo and had her final surgery. But one week later, he ended up in the same hospital fighting for his life after catching COVID-19.

  Jackson woman: Neighbor’s ‘illegal’ pipe floods her yard weekly

For five years, Janet McGee has dealt with flooding in her South Jackson backyard, stemming from a neighbor’s pipe that runs alongside her property.

  Experts recommend you review your finances as COVID-19 rages

The Secure Act 2020 also will allow you to withdraw up to $100,000 from your retirement without a 10 percent penalty, spreading tax liability over three years.

Gulfport Harbor busy with preparations as Hurricane Zeta approaches

With a landfall expected on Wednesday night, residents are scrambling once again to get prepared.