Cleanup efforts begin as Pearl River begins to recede

Hinds County officials say people can expect flood water to begin moving away from homes and businesses.

Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old Morton boy who family says suffers from a medical condition

Suspect in custody after 2 Alcorn State students killed, 2 others injured in off-campus shooting

  Suspect denied bond in murder case of missing Yazoo County man

Man shot to death after fight over woman at Sunset Drive apartments

  VIDEO: Puppies stranded on porch rescued from flood waters

Clinton Fire Dept. installing smoke alarms for residents

Continued Coverage

WATCH: Jackson State players brawl with Prairie View A&M during postgame handshake

5 charged after body found in Neshoba Co. pond

Pearl River crested at 36.7′ in Jackson; MEMA and Governor Reeves give latest info

  'It’s not a fun thing to go through’: Floodwaters threaten Flowood businesses

  Cory Godbolt’s 12-year-old daughter takes the witness stand in his capital murder trial

  Neighbors keep watch after thieves burglarize homes of flood victims in Jackson

Woman claims man kidnapped her, forced her to watch ‘Roots’ to ‘understand her racism’

A criminal complaint stated the suspect told the victim he would “kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380” if she did not sit and watch the show.

  ‘One Lake’ project would’ve saved 90% of homes affected by floodwaters, Hinds Co. supervisor says

Supporters believe long-delayed flood control project would have dropped river level by 7 feet

Arrests made after LSU students robbed at gunpoint inside dorm on Valentine’s Day; 3 still wanted

Two arrests have been made and three teens are still wanted after two LSU students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint inside a dorm on LSU’s campus on Valentine’s Day.

Suspect in attempted armed robbery of Raising Cane’s makes first court appearance

Justin Carter, 30, pulled a gun on an employee at the fast-food restaurant on Bardstown Road in the Highlands on Saturday night, according to his arrest report.

  MDWFP Special Response Team using an airboat to help Jacksonians escape flood waters

  Rising water shutting down roads, flooding acres of farmland in Simpson Co.

8-year-old dies on Valentine’s Day after drive-by shooting in Louisiana

  Reservoir flood strategy helped slow down Pearl River crest

  RePublic schools will re-open Tuesday

Police investigating after Facebook post shows doll hanging off beaded noose

  First Alert Forecast: Pearl River crested at Jackson Monday morning

Flooding continues across the Pearl River basin - rain continues to be an issue through mid-week.

Man found in tree after his boat capsizes in the Big Black River

Hinds County EOC says this is the third such rescue since Friday in the community.

Governor declares spring severe weather preparedness week

Governor Tate Reeves has declared February 17-21 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.

  TRAFFIC IMPACT: Which roads are closed due to flooding

Because of flooding impacts, Mississippi Department of Transportation is closing several ramps along major state roads.

Bottled water given to families impacted by flood

Each household will be able to pick up a case of water from noon to 2 p.m.

  Why does the Pearl River flood if we have a reservoir that’s supposed to hold water?

A lot of people have asked the question: “Why does the Reservoir have to release water?”

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

Willie Cory Godbolt’s former wife takes the stand in day two of testimony

Testimony continued Sunday in the capital murder trial of Willie Cory Godbolt. He is accused of killing eight people, including a Lincoln County deputy in 2017. Seven of the victims were family members.

  Local animal rescue saves animals stranded by floodwaters

“One dog was super scared and on a tiny piece of a tree trunk. The other pup was almost neck high in water..”

  Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

Task force team members have deployed to Jackson and are on standby to help emergency crews.

  Pearl River flooding causes Hanging Moss Creek to overflow

Hanging Moss Creek is overflowing due to ongoing Pearl River flooding.

  Open Spillway gates send water downstream into Jackson homes and businesses

Open Spillway gates send water downstream to Jackson homes and businesses

  Families in Edwards riding out floodwaters from Big Black River

The Big Black River is not connected to the Pearl River but the heavy rains in past weeks have caused it to rise to high levels.

  Rising water brings last-minute evacuations in Northeast Jackson

As daylight broke in Northeast Jackson on Sunday, streets that were accessible the day before were quickly filling with water.

  Stranded pup rescued from rising floodwaters in Jackson

The lonely dog had only inches of dry land around a tree to hold on to and it looked happy to see help arrive.

  Local agencies provide update on rising Pearl River as crest slightly lowered

The river level, which surpassed 36.5 feet Sunday afternoon, is already the third-highest on record.

  MEMA releases initial damage report from Pearl River flooding

At the time of the release, eighteen counties had submitted damage reports to MEMA.

NWS lowers anticipated Pearl River crest to 37.5’

Gov. Tate Reeves and MEMA will update the public after the Pearl River reached its 3rd highest point, 36.33 feet, in history.

MAP: Which streets will flood at river stage of 38 feet

The Pearl River is expected to reach a crest of 38 feet this weekend--the highest level it’s reached in 37 years.

Investigation underway after inmate found dead at CMCF in Rankin Co.

An inmate has been found dead at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

  Cups in Flowood offering free coffee to first responders working the flood

The offer lasts Sunday, the 16th, and Monday, the 17th.

16-year-old killed, 5 taken to hospital after wreck in Madison County

There were a total 3 occupants in both vehicles.

  Pearl River Flood of 2020: Neighbors brace for historic flooding in Richland

The Pearl River is expected to top out at 38 feet and the fear is growing.

Testimony underway in capital murder trial for Willie Cory Godbolt

Testimony continues at one tomorrow afternoon.

Copiah County neighborhood evacuated due to flooding from Pearl River

Hopewell Road and Gatesville Road have been shutdown.

  Skytracker: A birds-eye view of flooding at Jackson Prep

The water stretches across the fields and near businesses next door.

  95-year-old Jackson woman says she’s staying put as her neighbors evacuate rising floodwaters

Her main concern, she said, was having the electricity turned off.

  ‘It was like U-Haul city:’ Residents pack up and leave before flood waters arrive

Northeast Jackson residents evacuated and heeded the warnings to get out before the water got worse.

  Rising waters force northeast Jackson residents to leave quickly

Rising waters force residents to leave quickly

Rankin County inmate dies; no foul play suspected

An inmate in Mississippi died Saturday, making him at least the 17th inmate in the state’s troubled prison system to have died in less than two months.

  Fawn rescued after getting trapped escaping flood water

A fawn likely escaping flood water got trapped Saturday afternoon.

  WATCH: Submerged SUV pulled out of flood water after driver leaves road

Law enforcement pulled a vehicle out of flood waters.

  Entergy cutting power to some Jackson homes due to rising waters

Entergy is disconnecting power to some Jackson homes due to the ongoing flooding.

Local animal shelters team up to house pets affected by flooding

MARL is housing cats and small dogs. CARA is housing large dogs.

Gov. Tate Reeves declares state of emergency due to Pearl River flooding

The Pearl River is expected to reach a crest of 38 feet this weekend.

U-Haul offering free self-storage to local residents affected by flooding

The company’s disaster relief assistance program is available at 5 locations.

  Rankin Co. officials stress ‘turn around, don’t drown’ as flood waters cover streets

"Now you’ve just dropped into a 20-foot ditch and you’re headed down the Pearl River. Chances of survival? Slim to none.”

Man shot at Jackson gas station taken to hospital

His injury is not considered life-threatening.

Man killed after four-wheeler crashes into tree in Rankin Co.

Witnesses told authorities that the man was speeding when he hit a tree.

  Reservoir officials working to reduce downstream flooding

Reservoir officials mitigating flooding downstream

JPD investigating after man, woman arrive at hospital with gunshot wounds

Right now, there are no suspects.

  Eastover residents pack-up, prepare to move ahead of rising flood waters

Eastover residents pack up prepare to move ahead of rising flood waters

  Pearl River Flood of 2020: Northeast Jackson residents rush to evacuate their homes

Some residents in Northeast Jackson are heeding the warnings to get out.

Person rescued from Pearl River after boat sank in flood water

Rankin County Undersheriff Raymond Duke said that a boat sunk in the river while the person was in it.

Funeral services announced for 7 family members tragically killed in Clinton fire

Visitation will be Friday, February 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday.

  WATCH: Drone video shows bloated Pearl River

WLBT sent its drone above the river and above the Ross Barnett Reservoir to get an overhead view of the elevated water levels.

  Remembering the Flood of 1983

The flooding in 1983 was devastating for many in Central Mississippi. WLBT went back into the archives to show you a look at what the conditions were like the last time the Pearl River reached such heights.

Former Petal teacher charged with child exploitation, touching child for lustful purposes

A former Petal High School teacher was charged Friday with exploitation of a child and touching for lustful purposes.

  ‘GET OUT:’ Decades-old note recorded damage from 1979 flood

The Country Squire tobacco shop shared an old handwritten note describing flood stages.

Trash collection service delays expected around metro due to Pearl River flooding

Normal operations will resume for those areas as soon as they are deemed safe to operate.

Opening statements begin Saturday for man accused of killing 8 in Lincoln Co.

Jury selection took five days for the trial of Willie Cory Godbolt.

  Regular insurance policies won’t cover flood damage

Separate federal flood coverage is required, even if you have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance

  Reservoir officials continue to delay flood water release

Reservoir officials are continuing to hold water in the 33,000-acre lake north of Jackson to delay flooding downstream on the Pearl River.

  Mayor Lumumba orders emergency evacuation for some residents due to extreme flood warning

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has issued a civil emergency proclamation due to the current flood warning issued by the National Weather Service.

Portion of Old Brandon Road closed due to flooding

This is due to flooding and the Pearl River expected to reach a historic height.

Classmates show love for Faye Swetlik with Valentine’s Day cards

Students from Springdale Elementary School showed their love for Faye Swetlik by making heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards for her, this before the tragic announcement that she was found dead not far from where she disappeared.

One lane open on I-20 WB after 18-wheeler carrying 65,000 baby chicks flipped

According to MHP, 65,000 baby chicks were on the truck.

  Mandatory evacuation issued for several Jackson streets as Pearl River continues to rise

A shelter has been set up at 3000 St. Charles Street for anyone impacted by the flooding.