City of Jackson soon to hire ‘water hearing officer’

Tuesday night, City of Jackson councilmen passed an ordinance to hire what Mayor Chockwe Lumumba calls a “Water Hearing Officer.”

Man injured in shooting on Meadowbrook Rd.

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

One dead, another injured in shooting near Kosciusko elementary school

Cecil Cantrell steps down as Monroe County Sheriff

Lanes reopened in both directions on Highway 61 in Warren County after crash causes chemical spill

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  First Alert Forecast: daily storm chances increase

Actual raccoon (not Marvel character) busted by police at Cincinnati-area business

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

Colendula Green endorses Victor Mason for Hinds County Sheriff

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Horton Avenue death ruled homicide; victim identified

  Some people are heated by fed’s money-saving thermostat tips

Energy Star’s air conditioning tip guidelines are taking the internet by storm and raising a few eyebrows.

Third arrest made in Jackson water theft investigation

43-year-old Walter Boyd is charged with grand larceny related to water theft from the City of Jackson by utilizing an illegal hookup.

18-wheeler crashes into median on I-55 at State St. exit

We are working to find out if there are any injuries.

  Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

Tate Reeves is preparing for the primary runoff election that's one week from today.

  Law enforcement community mourns loss of Adams Co. Chief Deputy who died following wasp sting

'I pretty much douse everything in Lysol’: Teachers and faculty fight off back-to-school germs

  Richland police capture alligator in parking lot

  Suspects in deadly Brookhaven home invasion appear in court

  Men wanted by police after Jackson man robbed, shot multiple times in the leg

  Curbside recycling was costing City of Jackson $1 million a year

  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.

Mississippi lawmaker found not guilty of domestic violence

Mississippi Republican representative, Doug McLeod was found not guilty after his trial Tuesday.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

  Former Governor Haley Barbour among those supporting Tate Reeves in GOP Gubernatorial runoff

Tate Reeves is joined by several GOP elected officials supporting him ahead of the August 27 runoff.

Man shot to death in Ridgewood Rd. drive-by shooting identified; woman also injured

According to Jackson police, the shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. in the 5100 block of Ridgewood Rd.

Police: ‘Suspicious person’ at Miss. Walmart had guns, hundreds of rounds of ammo

Around 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, Petal police received the initial report of an armed man acting suspiciously at Walmart.

Clinton man sentenced for following woman who won jackpot home from casino, robbing her at ATM

According to Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., Ball was sentenced to twenty-five years without the chance of early release or parole.

  First Alert Forecast: August heat and humidity to continue...

Hot and steamy for your Tuesday - tropical moisture may lead to better chances for storms by week's end.

3.72-carat yellow diamond found at Arkansas State Park

Miranda Hollingshead, 27, of Texas discovered the diamond during her first trip to the park.

Northside Drive repaving to begin in the city of Jackson

The $2.4 million project is paid for through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway Administration.

  Dangers in the Air - Part 1: Documents show Keesler workers were exposed to dangerous chemicals

This three-part investigative series by WLOX focuses on maintenance workers at Keesler Air Force Base who say they have become seriously ill after exposure to hazardous materials due to poor safety practices.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

NAACP leader says sheriff has apologized for racist text

However, the county supervisors who appropriate funds to the sheriff's office tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal they won't reprimand the sheriff, with one supervisor blaming a fellow supervisor who released text messages under a public records request.

  Jackson native Rita Brent is taking her comedy to New York

Jackson native Rita Brent is making a move to the Big Apple to pursue her comedy career.

  Jackson Police Department rolls out new traffic enforcement vehicles

The Jackson Police Department rolled out two new vehicles for its traffic enforcement division.

  Holly Bluff residents pushing for Yazoo pumps to relieve backwater flooding

The Environment Protection Agency could reconsider its 2008 decision to veto the Yazoo Pump Project.

Jackson man found guilty by federal jury under Project EJECT for illegally possessing a firearm

Otha Ray Flowers, 37, of Jackson, was found guilty Monday afternoon by a federal jury for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

  Fitch vs. Taggart: All eyes on the GOP battle for Attorney General

Lynn Fitch and Andy Taggart are making their final pitches to voters as they approach one week till the primary runoff.

  Supervisors weigh in on illegal dirt mining complaint in Hinds County

The recently deforested property has been a thorn in the side of residents who claim that the owner is operating a dirt mine.

Mississippi ranked the most Fortnite obsessed state in the country

Fortnite is the most popular video in every single state with over 250 million registered accounts.

21-month-old left in vehicle for hours before being found dead by police in north Mississippi

An infant appears to have been left inside a hot vehicle for several hours before being found by Booneville police officers.

Adams County chief deputy dies following wasp sting

Coroner Lee said the cause of death was anaphylactic shock following the sting.

Two arrests made in decades-old rape, homicide cold case in Louisiana

Two men have been arrested on counts of first-degree murder, first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping in connection with a cold case investigation that dates to 1980.

Beer and wine sales coming to Southern Miss football games

Beginning with the Sept. 28 home contest against UTEP, fans 21 and older, with a valid government-issued ID, will be able to purchase beer and light wine at eight different locations within the stadium.

  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

34 years and 9 million miles later... This trucker is being honored for traveling every mile... accident free!

Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

Sweetie Pie’s to remain at downtown location after resolving issues with building management

Sweetie Pie’s may be re-opened for business in the Jackson area sooner than expected.

New reported case of West Nile Virus brings state total to six

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019 on Monday.

  First Alert Forecast: steamy August days ahead

Hot and steamy through much of the upcoming work week across central Mississippi.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

Carjacking suspect leads police on second chase in two days, hospitalized after crash

A man wanted in a Jackson County carjacking over the weekend is now in police custody after reportedly stealing another vehicle and leading police on a chase through Lucedale.

Rescue saves two dogs found in horrific condition, abandoned at Florence home

A man abandoned his two Great Pyrenees at his Florence home and the two dogs stayed behind waiting for his return.

Cleary Rd. in Richland closed for 30 days due to roadwork

Alternate routes and detours will be posted if this is on your regular route to work.

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco died at the age of 76.

Six people injured in ATV accident in Lauderdale County

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says the investigation continues into exactly what caused the ATV to crash.

Security guard arrested for shooting two people at Jackson nightclub

Investigators believe he got into an argument with one of the victims before opening fire.

Ole Miss to open $32M campus recreation center this month

The center is free for students. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members must buy memberships.

Community gathers to restore vandalized African American museum, teach children the benefits of fellowship

Community members gathered at the Odell S. Williams African American Museum to restore parts of the museum that had been vandalized and teach children the importance of fellowship.

Jackson police arrest suspect wanted in murder of 25-year-old man

Demario Snell was wanted in the shooting death of 25-year-old Adante Nelson.

Ex-missionary sentenced in death of Mississippi woman

Jones was killed in 2017 at the home she shared with her boyfriend and four children.

Amber Alert for 16-yr-old girl canceled

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the Indiana State Police sent a news release saying the Amber Alert has been canceled.

  Flood Fest kicks off in Redwood to help backwater flood victims

The fundraising event collected hundreds of dollars from the community and local businesses to the victims of backwater flooding.

JPD investigating carjacking after armed men steal car from home

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

  Armed man in custody after ‘suspicious person’ call from Petal Walmart

Petal Police have made contact with the male and he is now in custody to be interviewed.

AirCare called to scene of single vehicle rollover crash near Raymond

Drivers are asked to avoid this area until the scene has been cleared.

  Literary Lawn Party: Mississippi Book Festival held in Jackson

Thousands of people from all over the country attended the literary lawn party on the State Capitol grounds.

Power restored to some homes, businesses after hours-long outage in Rankin County

Over 3,000 homes and businesses are without power this Saturday.

Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for three Jackson teens canceled

They have all been found safe.

Ridgeland breaks ground on new City Hall complex

The mayor tells 3 on your side the site could eventually be home a fine arts center, a new library, and even a Choctaw Indian Museum.

Remembering Hurricane Camille: 50 Years Later

It was exactly 50 years ago when Hurricane Camille swept through the Gulf Coast in 1969. That day forever changed the the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for 5-year-old Grenada County girl canceled

Kimzley Beech is described as a white female who is three feet tall and weighs 40 pounds.

Husband Glynn Boyd: Nancy ‘dearest and most wonderful person in my life’

Nancy Parker was married to Glynn Boyd, a former television journalist and current public information officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

  Non-profit helps parents sue Brandon daycare for alleged child abuse

Friday, a lawsuit against Barnyard Kids Child Care Center was filed by the Disability Rights Mississippi non-profit organization in Rankin County Circuit Court.

  AMA President discusses push for more mental health services in Mississippi

The President of the American Medical Association talks exclusively about mental health needs across the country especially for children.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

  Broken elevator at senior living complex leaves man injured, residents say

A broken elevator at an elderly apartment complex allegedly leads to at least one injury.

Skeletal remains found on Neil Collins Road in Hinds County

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department was alerted to skeletal remains found on Neil Collins Road.

PRVWSD gives update on ongoing giant salvinia maintenance

There is no timeline for raising the water and opening the bridge to traffic.