MAYOR: Citywide curfew at 7 p.m. after tornado hits Jonesboro, Ark. damaging multiple businesses, mall, homes

A severe weather system Saturday afternoon first brought a reported tornado to the Jackson County area, with the National Weather Service issuing tornado warnings for the region.

  Social distancing impacting families saying goodbye to their loved ones

  Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter offers advice for caregivers

City of Biloxi announces third member of Biloxi Fire Department to test positive for coronavirus

  THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

  663 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 13 deaths

  Professionals say your gloves may not protect you if you wear them wrong

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  Emotional contagion: Coronavirus threat can take a toll on mental health

  Jackson County hires social-distancing monitors for beaches

Couple celebrates 71 years of marriage through window due to coronavirus crisis

Two Biloxi VA employees test postive for COVID-19

  With JPD’s first coronavirus case comes concerns for those still working

  Ridgeland lifts sign ordinance restrictions to promote businesses affected by COVID-19

  Seniors hold out hope COVID-19 won’t cancel graduation ceremonies

Seniors hold out hope COVID-19 won't cancel graduation ceremonies

  100th birthday celebration goes on despite coronavirus restrictions

She was born while the Spanish Flu was still wreaking havoc across the world. Now, 100 years later, her birthday celebration was interrupted by COVID-19.

Patient at Vicksburg hospital tests positive for coronavirus; exposed staff asked to self-quarantine

The patient has been in the hospital for two months.

$15K reward offered for info on judge shooting

The search continues for the person or persons involved in the shooting of Judge Charlie Smith.

Coronavirus curfew violation leads to meth arrest in Vicksburg

4-year-old Lee Co. girl located safe after missing for 48 hrs.

LIST: COVID-19 testing sites now open across Mississippi

McComb police searching for suspect in string of business burglaries

No funeral services will be held for slain firefighter

  First Alert Forecast: Summer-like warmth continues Friday, Saturday

Civilian employee at NAS Meridian tests positive for COVID-19

NAS Meridian says a civilian employee at its Navy Exchange retail store has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing treatment in a local hospital where the employee was tested.

Mayor Lumumba announces City-Wide Day of Prayer for Jackson

The prayer will be dedicated to the battle against the coronavirus.

Mississippi comedienne Rita Brent debuts “Quarantine Shuffle” music video

“This is a frustrating, restless time for many of us. We all need comedic relief to break away from the chaos around us."

WATCH: TODAY host Hoda Kotb’s emotional response to interview with Drew Brees

TODAY anchor Hoda Kotb was overwhelmed with emotion when interviewing Drew Brees on Friday morning.

  UMMC launches in-house COVID-19 testing

University of Mississippi Medical Center is working to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant headlining Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast around the world for its 4,917th consecutive Saturday night.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

Man arrested for Popeyes robbery, shooting in Yazoo City

The robbery occurred at a Popeyes location in Yazoo City, in which an employee was shot.

Suspect charged after killing man over woman at Sunset Drive apartments

A deadly shooting investigation is now underway in the Capital City.

Staying on track with financial aid and ACT prep

As families get adjusted to what is now their new normal and continuing the school year at home, the Jackson Get2College organization is working to keep students on track

Mother of Ga. baby found dead in cooler identified 14 months later

The mother of a newborn baby found deceased in a cooler in Troup County, Ga. has been identified more than one year later.

Water main break reported in downtown Jackson

We will provide additional details as they become available.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

High demand for unemployment claims outpaces state’s ability to keep up

Mississippi’s unemployment claims are nearly six times higher than they were earlier this month, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor, which reflect layoffs across the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Teacher parade reconnects teachers and their students with social distancing

The teachers at Ann Smith and Highland Elementary Schools wanted to make sure their kids knew how much their teachers miss them. They saw the idea of a teacher parade on Facebook and wanted to make it theirs, hoping it would be a fun way to reconnect with their kids after weeks out of class.

Miss. Supreme Court says courts must remain open while taking safety precautions

The Supreme Court has ordered that some proceedings cannot be delayed.

Chief: JPD officer tests positive for coronavirus

Jackson Police Chief James Davis confirms a precinct-2 officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Homicide investigation opened after missing man’s body found in Holmes Co. lake

A missing Mississippi man’s body was recovered from a Holmes Co. lake Thursday afternoon.

  Don’t let your guard down in fight against coronavirus, Miss. officials warn

Mississippi is taking a new and more aggressive response to the coronavirus outbreak.

MPD: Child killed in shooting near apartment complex

Memphis police are investigating after a child was shot and killed near an apartment complex Thursday evening.

  Recycling businesses taking more precautions while collecting items during COVID-19 outbreak

The mom and pop operation plans to remain dedicated to helping the country reuse and re-purpose while teaching their children the importance of recycling.

Texas man charged for threatening to shoot Speaker Pelosi, other government officials

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison.

Two employees, one student test positive for coronavirus at MSU

The faculty member visited the MSU office on March 16, before confirmation of the virus.

Jackson police seeking several people to question in February murder

These individuals are considered persons of interest only at this time.

Ellisville police officer charged with molestation

On Thursday, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Ellisville police officer accused of molesting a child.

Doctor shares tips on how to safely unpack groceries, takeout without transferring coronavirus

Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen shared some valuable tips for unpacking your groceries or takeout during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Reeves announces disaster loans for small businesses affected by Pearl River flooding

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

  UMMC confirms 1 student, 5 healthcare workers tested positive for coronavirus

Only those screened using C Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage, a new app developed by UMMC and C Spire, or by calling (601) 496-7200 are eligible for the specimen collection.

Rolls of toilet paper spill onto I-85 in Gaston County

Rolls of toilet paper spilled all over Interstate 85 in Gaston County on Thursday.

Mother charged after newborn found alive in plastic bag near Union County home

The mother of a newborn baby found inside a plastic bag near a Union County home Wednesday is charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse.

  First Alert Forecast: Near-record highs today, tomorrow

Near-record setting heat over the next few days across central Mississippi ahead of a risk of storms late Saturday into early Sunday.

  Gov. Reeves discusses latest on COVID-19 response

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the latest on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Rankin Co. man dies of coronavirus

A Rankin County man is the sixth coronavirus-related death in Mississippi.

  Hinds Co. Board of Supervisors announce changes due to COVID-19

Hinds County Board of Supervisors discussed their efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drew Brees pledges $5 million, 10k meals a day during stay-at-home order

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany are doing their part to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  Love in a Pandemic: Miss. couple postpones wedding because of outbreak

May 16th was supposed to be the happiest day of their life.

  Surviving Motherhood: Keeping the kids fed while they’re home from school

A savvy mom on Facebook posted a cool technique for keeping her kids fed.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: Breaking down essential vs. non-essential businesses

The Executive Order takes some examination to understand what's set out regarding essential businesses.

  Analysis: Higher coronavirus case rates, fewer critical care options for rural counties than Jackson metro

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there could be greater cause for concern in Mississippi’s rural counties.

  Experts explain how to protect your child’s mental health while social distancing

Though teens may be sleeping more than usual, Damon said it is still important for them and other children to stick to a schedule.

  Hinds Co. seamstress makes medical masks for those on frontline of Corona battle

Margaret Stribling has been sewing handmade masks since the coronavirus outbreak started.

  MEA Clinics launch telehealth in the fight against COVID-19

Patients can now see doctors via telehealth, giving them more access to care while keeping them from potential exposure to the virus.

Saints’ Coach Sean Payton cleared after positive coronavirus test

Sean Payton received the positive test results almost a week ago.

Jackson mayor helps deliver food to residents affected by coronavirus outbreak

He said that the coronavirus will not take away the spirit of caring for one another.

Miss. Health Dept. reports 5th coronavirus-related death

A man in Webster County is the fourth death in Mississippi from coronavirus-related complications.

  Miss. truckers busier than ever as demand increases around the country

Truckers are responsible for delivering 70 percent of all goods in the US, their role now more important than ever.

One dead, one critical after shootout on Lindsey Drive

This is a developing story.

A list of all businesses and operations that are considered essential in Mississippi

This means that they do not have to abide by the 10-person limit recommended by the CDC.

Miss. Board of Nursing enacts temporary disaster permits

The Mississippi Board of Nursing is helping fill the healthcare needs in our state during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Elderly, homeless being served hot meals in Vicksburg as coronavirus fight rages on

Vicksburg’s Mayor George Flaggs says the plan is to continue this feeding program for next two weeks.

Hinds Co. SO warning against ‘Cruising’ on Northside Dr. on Sunday nights

Due to the threat of coronavirus, the City of Jackson and Hinds County are under several public health advisories.

Keesler Air Force Base confirms three COVID-19 cases

Keesler Air Force Base on Wednesday confirmed three positive cases of COVID-19.

  First Alert Forecast: Warming up!

High pressure muscles its way in over the region through late week; rain, storms return by the weekend.

Train stopped in Clinton after hitting tree limb

A train hit a limb on the railroad tracks in Clinton Wednesday morning.

  90-year-old Mississippi man died of coronavirus, Louisiana Dept. of Health confirms

The Louisiana Department of Health reports a 90-year-old Mississippi man died of COVID-19.

Second death from coronavirus reported in MS

The case was a male 60-65 years old from Holmes County with underlying health conditions. He died while hospitalized.

I-20 crash in Rankin Co. involving 18-wheeler

According to MDOT, the wreck happened before the Pelahatichie/Puckett exit. The westbound lane is blocked, but the left lane remains open.