Law enforcement increases security around Miss. Capitol building

It is unknown if any demonstrations will take place in Jackson, but local law enforcement is prepared for any event.

Endangered/missing child alert canceled for Columbia infant

  South Jackson residents and volunteers clean up the community, looking to revitalize the area

Gov. Tate Reeves announces over 100,000 Mississippians vaccinated

Two Pearl police officers injured in crash after pursuit

Massive fire breaks out at Jackson energy plant

  Shower Power team raises money to rent hotel rooms for homeless people during cold week in Jackson

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  Superhero 5K raises money, awareness for Mississippi Heroes

One treated for smoke inhalation after trailer fire in Richland

Victim in fatal deputy-involved shooting at Biloxi courthouse identified

27-year-old inmate dies at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

  Security guard injured in shooting at Vicksburg apartment complex

IRS: File your taxes online for free, now

  Hazlehurst restaurant owner believes ‘grace of God’ protected him while being robbed at gunpoint

Perry Hood walked WLBT through the events that happened Sunday night in Hazlehurst.

  Vaccines redirected away from hospitals as Gov. Reeves casts doubts on distribution timeline

Some Mississippi hospitals are being forced to cancel vaccine appointments while others are still waiting for shipments of vaccines for their community members.

  Ceremonies across the local school district usher in new state flag

A special ceremony was held in Madison where students say they now look at our state flag with pride.

  114TH MP Company deploys to Washington, D.C. to provide security during Biden’s inauguration

They will likely remain in Washington until any credible threats are gone.

25-year-old shot in the face during aggravated assault at Jackson gas station

After fighting COVID-19 for 136 days, woman tells story of survival

Mississippi prison begins seminary program for incarcerated women

  Memphis man arrested in connection with riots at US Capitol

  First Alert Forecast: Chilly weekend ahead!

WARNING, GRAPHIC: Parents accuse Lubbock dentist of inappropriate sexual conduct with 3 young boys

Road rage a possible factor after truck driver shot at while on I-55

A truck driver is uninjured after being shot at while driving on the interstate.

State could lift ban on elective surgeries January 25; has inoculated 100k patients

State vaccinates 100,000th patient against COVID-19

  Fire breaks out at Rankin Co. apartment complex

A large fire broke out at a Rankin County apartment complex Friday afternoon.

Gov. Reeves expands mask mandate, alters counties

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the not-quite-statewide mask mandate that was set to expire Friday.

‘Tidal Wave of Censorship’: Sen. Wicker calls out Facebook, Twitter for booting President Trump

According to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), in the past month Big Tech has crossed “a red line.”

Vicksburg police searching for suspect involved in Thursday shooting

Vicksburg police announce arrest, say they're searching for suspect in a separate case

  National Pothole Day: Jackson comedienne rocks with pothole-themed jam

In honor of National Pothole Day, you are encouraged to listen to Can You Rock Me like a Pothole by Mississippi comedienne Rita Brent.

City hopes to target North State Street repaving, Hawthorn Drive bridge with one-percent monies

City seeking approval to use $1.4 million in one-percent funds for various projects.

Woman involved in Jackson shooting not facing charges

Shooting tied to a domestic incident, police say

3 with COVID-19 owe lives to girl, 17, who smelled smoke from early-morning fire

hree members of a Waco family who have COVID-19 and have lost their sense of smell escaped safely from their burning home early Friday thanks to a fourth family member, a teenage girl who doesn’t have the virus and was able to smell the smoke.

Parole bill back on the table after governor vetoed it in 2020

Parole reform, habitual offender laws, and expungement top Empower Mississippi's legislative wish list

‘I was knocking on death’s door’: Fire chief home after 45-day fight against COVID-19

Shady Grove Fire Chief David Houston is home from the hospital after winning his battle with the deadly Coronavirus.

Miss. National Guard heads to Capitol Hill for presidential inaugaration

The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington, D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

More COVID-19 vaccines set to arrive in Mississippi, says MSDH

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations have been allocated to Mississippi, said state health officials on Friday.

  TODAY at 11: Benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet

Registered Dietician and Plant-Based Chef Dr. Fiona B. Lewis breaks down the benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet

Young girl in critical condition after woman attempts to shoot dog, deputies say

The incident happened around 4:51 p.m. on Franklin Drive in Columbia.

  Mississippi’s mask mandates set to expire Friday

It is unclear at this time if Gov. Tate Reeves will extend the order or let it expire.

  Jackson homicides surge, gun violence drops in first two weeks of new year

Killings in the Capital City have surged in the first two weeks of the new year.

Stranded woman with no phone or gas finds help from Mississippi State Troopers

Two State Troopers went above and beyond the call of duty to help a woman down on her luck.

39 Mississippi school districts receive federal money to help low-income students

The funds are given to school districts with 40 percent low-income families.

Man wearing surgical mask and Crocs robs Vicksburg convenience store at gunpoint

The robbery took place around 6:30 at the BG Junior convenience store at 4110 Clay Street.

  SWAT teams, sharpshooters on standby at Mississippi Capitol following warnings of potential protests

Capitol protests are possible in all 50 states ahead of Inauguration Day.

  U.S. Surgeon General talks COVID-19 with the medical academic community

The Surgeon General talked about the state of COVID-19 and its impact on Mississippi.

  Nurse loses job after admitting of entering US Capitol building during riot

Lori Vinson says she was fired from Ascension St. Vincent last Friday as result of her actions of entering the U.S. Capitol building last week in Washington, D.C.

Fewer people in Black community getting COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi

In Mississippi, only 15% of vaccinations have been Black people while 63% are white.

  GRAPHIC: Deer thrown off interstate bridge hits semi-truck in Mississippi

The Highway Patrol says the individuals also dropped bricks onto two other vehicles after the deer.

  Consider This: Time for a Third Political Party

With two dominant parties, the gridlock and animosity will continue and that’s bad news for all of us.

Sal & Mookie’s owners looking forward to new opportunity at The District at Eastover

Sal & Mookie's moving to the District at Eastover.

  COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

WLBT attempts to answer your questions on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Meridian police search for man they say allegedly groped his 14-year-old cousin

Meridian police are searching for a man they say had inappropriate contact with a family member.

Sheriff: No current sign of foul play in Jessica Stacks’ disappearance

The search continues for a 28-year-old New Albany woman, missing since New Year’s Day.

Gov. Reeves on the Coast to welcome 2 new GOP members, make state appointments

Gov. Tate Ree Today, Gov. Tate Reeves appointed a Gulf Coast district attorney that will fill a vacancy on the court of appeals, along with a newly appointed state prosecutor.

Most Republicans still want Donald Trump to be their 2024 candidate, poll finds

It appears most Republicans are sticking by President Trump even in the midst of his second impeachment.

Three S.C. representatives file bill calling for term limits for U.S. House, Senate seats

Three South Carolina representatives filed a bill calling for term limits for those who serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

  Jackson police ask for help identifying man who stole ‘numerous packets’ of cigarettes

The burglary took place at the Dollar General located in the 300 block of E. Fortification Street.

  WATCH: Man holds cashier at gunpoint in Madison County

Deputies in Madison County need your help to identify a man they say is wanted in an armed robbery case in Farmhaven, Mississippi.

Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

A committee in the South Carolina General Assembly is set to take the first in a series of votes on a fetal heartbeat bill.

Miss. helping send first woman, next man to space after final launch test Sat.

The world will be watching the John C. Stennis Space in Mississippi, Saturday, for the final test of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in the Artemis mission.

Mobile COVID-19 testing centers coming to every ward in Jackson

Lumumba to discuss COVID-19 in Jackson.

Mississippi National Guard activated for presidential inauguration

The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

  First Alert Forecast: Breezy & warm today... Breezy & chilly Friday!

Milder, breezy Thursday ahead of another front moving through the region to usher in cooler air for the upcoming weekend

Film shot in Natchez to debut Feb. 12

A film shot in Natchez is set to debut next month on digital and in some theaters.

MSDH: 52,000 vaccination appointments set for next two weeks

State not accepting new appointments until mid-February.

Legislation would allow MHP to respond on highways in Jackson, other Miss. cities

Bill would allow troopers to patrol the interstate in Jackson, other large cities.

  Ultraviolet robots helping keep things sanitized

Ultraviolet light has been used for years as a disinfectant and hospitals have been using next generation robotics equipped with UV light to keep things clean.

USDA, Miss. sign historic agreement to improve forest conditions on public, private lands

USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture James Hubbard and Mississippi State Forester Russell Bozeman signed an agreement to improve the magnolia state’s public and private lands.

  Five suspects arrested from Mississippi’s Most Wanted list

If you have information regarding Mississippi’s Most Wanted, please contact Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-888-8CRIMES (1-888-827-4637).

  JSU: 5 employees, 19 students test positive for COVID-19

JSU says the campus will undergo a thorough cleaning and sanitizing to ensure the safety of all.

  Two killed in separate double shootings in Jackson

Jackson police are investigating two deadly shootings that happened hours apart late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

  Teacher pay raise passes Senate Education Committee

Teacher pay raise clears first legislative step.

  Thousands of vaccine doses intended for state’s most vulnerable still waiting to be administered

While Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccine supply dries up for those seeking new appointments, tens of thousands of doses sit unused for the state’s residents who live in long-term care facilities because of ill-equipped national pharmacy chains at the helm.

  Yazoo pumps face legal challenge from environmental agencies

Yazoo pumps face legal challenge

  Efforts to feed hungry families takes on a different look in the 21st century

Food drives no are no longer limited to dropping off canned goods in the 21 century.

Louisville pastor calls for curse on people he says ‘stole the election’

Local faith leaders gathered Wednesday to condemn the prayer and called on the members of his church to leave.

Member of Mississippi Board of Health dies of COVID-19

He served as the Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board of Woman’s Hospital.

Crime Stoppers offering up to $2,500 for info on Utica parking lot bandit

The incident occurred on January 3 in the parking lot of Dollar General.

City Limits Cafe opens at Mississippi Farmers Market

Cafe will be open weekdays for breakfast and lunch.

Program in Mississippi invests $11M to control ‘destructive feral swine’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is dedicated $11.65 million to control feral swine in several states, including Mississippi.