In statement, Mayor Lumumba calls for the dismantling of historically oppressive systems

Mayor Lumumba has released a statement touching on the death of George Floyd and the Jackson Police Department.

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Drew Brees takes to social media to apologize for comments on protests

  “City With Soul” singer Teneia debuts her seventh album, “Black Empress”

Woman arrested minutes after stealing vehicle from Vicksburg police parking lot

Employee at Riverwalk Casino tests positive for COVID-19

La-Z-Boy closing Miss. plant

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Brandon man charged with Oktibbeha Co. murder

Lego pauses advertising police, White House-related toys

Montgomery officers take time to put kids’ basketball goal together

South Dakota couple accused of drugging children, shocking them with cattle prod

  MLBC pushed for legislation in the past to address police violence

Man stops to help mom, daughter with flat tire near Baton Rouge, makes two new friends

  16,560 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 794 deaths

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

Gov. Northam says Robert E. Lee monument will be removed as soon as possible

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue.

Residents gather to protect Texas mall amid social media riot threats

Residents took it upon themselves to help protect the Killeen Mall Tuesday after social media threats of rioting and looting circulated.

Mississippi schools will reopen in the fall but learning may look very different

Many options are still being discussed for what the upcoming fall semester will look like.

  Why dismiss indictment against ex-cop for shooting, killing black man? AG cites ‘lack of evidence’

  Surviving Motherhood: An honest conversation with black boy moms

Brandon man arrested after running down the interstate naked

Saints fan burns #9 jersey after QB says he will never agree with players who kneel during national anthem

Neshoba County Fair canceled for 2020

  Metro stores board up to protect against potential looters

  Elderly tenant believes speaking out about broken elevator led to her eviction

The senior citizen is now looking for a new place to live and fears what could happen next.

  Councilman Stokes feeds Precinct 3 officers in appreciation

Blaming the actions of a few bad cops on all police officers is wrong. That’s the message one Jackson city councilman is spreading.

UPDATE: Crews fully remove Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park, Mayor Woodfin receives death threats

Soon after a 7 p.m. curfew went into effect in the city of Birmingham Monday night, demolition crews arrived at the 52-foot-tall Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park and began work to remove the structure from where it stood since 1905.

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said he will continue his stance against players who kneel during the national anthem before NFL games.

Petition to remove confederate emblem from Miss. flag closing in on 100,000 signatures

An online petition to remove the confederate emblem from the Mississippi flag has now reached 80,000 signatures.

Teen accused of killing woman at Meridian ATM makes first court appearance

The Meridian Police Department said it's not releasing the name of the victim at the family's request.

Mississippi drivers license offices reopen Monday; Road test no longer required for teens

Mississippi’s permanent drivers license stations will reopen on Monday, June 8, with a few changes to ensure social distancing.

Cincinnati BBQ restaurant free lunch offer to black community sparks controversy

Eli's co-owner says the promotion was not meant to exclude anyone

  DMVs to reopen Monday in Mississippi

DMVs in the state will reopen Monday with new operating procedures.

Cities setup to distribute masks to citizens

Cities in the local areas are setting up dates and times for their citizens to acquire masks during this pandemic.

  Police officer shot and killed in the line of duty in Moody, Ala.; 2 suspects in custody

Authorities with the Moody Police Department confirm one of their officers was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening.

NASA tracking stadium-sized asteroid headed toward Earth

NASA is keeping tabs on five asteroids heading toward Earth over the next few days, with one the size of a stadium.

Prayer Gathering and Unity Walk hosted by Mission Mississippi

Mission Mississippi is inviting churches and the public to participate in a prayer gathering and unity walk around the State Capitol on Thursday, June 4, at 11:30 am.

USDA approves program to feed kids in Mississippi

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that Mississippi has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT).

Dak Prescott pledges $1M to improve police training

Prescott posted a message to his Instagram in response to the ongoing unrest over the death of George Floyd.

Belhaven University announces plan to reopen campus

The university is set to reopen on June 8.

  Mississippi National Guard sends 400 to D.C. in response to riots

About 400 Mississippi National Guard service members arrived in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Butler County Sheriff: ‘I don’t kneel for any cause’

'I only kneel for my country and I will kneel before God one day'

UPDATE: Missing 69-year-old man has been found safe in Texas

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ronald "Ronnie" Clancy Young contact Humphreys Count Sheriff’s Department at 662-247-2551.

Miss. Legislative Black Caucus makes promise to end police violence

Senator Angela Turner-Ford promises that the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus will continue to push for legislation that protects its constituents.

  Mental health help sought more during pandemic and protests

A mental health professional shares how you should handle these life changing events.

Black protesters protect stranded LMPD officer from violence

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the image that’s gone viral since the first day of protests in Louisville also came with a lot of questions.

  African American police leaders straddle the line between black and blue

The video of Floyd's death shocked the public conscience and brought more light to the recurring questions about whether members of the black community are ultimately safe.

Fallen police memorial among statues damaged during Richmond protests

The fallen police memorial is just one of several statues damaged during the protests in Richmond over the last several days.

  Group of black lawyers calls Madison Co. prosecutor’s Facebook comment 'offensive’ and ‘racist’

An organization of more than a hundred black lawyers across Mississippi has deemed Madison County prosecutor Pamela Hancock’s social media comment on riots and coronavirus “offensive” and “racist," among other questionable comments made by Mississippi elected officials in recent days.

Toddler dies after multi-car crash in Ridgeland

The cause of the crash in under investigation.

All Jackson residents to receive face masks

Thanks to a collaboration with Hinds County, the governor and the city of Jackson, all residents of the capital city will have access to face masks as the battle against COVID-19 continues.

  Vicksburg NAACP calling for unity, planning protest against police brutality

Some of the organizers say its time for an end to systemic racism.

  Hospitals feel impacts of Mississippi not seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases

Cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Mississippi are staying steady.

  LMPD says new video shows David McAtee firing gun before he was killed by law enforcement

LMPD officials on Tuesday released new surveillance video that they said shows David McAtee firing a gun before he was shot dead by law enforcement officers.

  City of Clinton celebrates the reopening of Kids’ Towne Park

The reopening began at 10 am in which city officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the new playground.

Florida sheriff ‘highly recommending’ people to shoot looters who break into homes

A sheriff in one Florida county says he is “highly recommending” property owners to shoot looters if they break into homes to steal or set fires.

Band director at PRCC no longer employed after Facebook post ensued backlash

The backlash centered on comments Reuben McDowell made on a Facebook post regarding a protest in San Diego supporting George Floyd.

Ellisville police officer arrested on drug charges

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Ellisville Police Department officer on drug charges Tuesday.

Six arrested in major drug bust in Scott Co.

All arrests were made without incident.

MSDH to release names of LTC facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks

Beginning Wednesday, the names of the facilities and the county in which they're located will be posted on the MSDH website.

  City of Jackson to hand out 50K face masks

Jackson city leaders will be distributing 50,000 masks to its residents.

  GRAPHIC: NYPD sergeant hit by car during protests

A New York police sergeant suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle during protests early Tuesday morning.

Police: Woman broke up fight between teen son, man by using car; hits son by mistake

The teen was rushed to the hospital via ambulance. His condition is unknown.

Meridian police officer suspended for allegedly using racial slur

A Meridian police officer is currently suspended with pay after allegedly calling a fellow officer a racial slur.

Man stalked ATM, ambushed and killed woman, police say

Interim Police Chief Charles Coleman says detectives have arrested 18-year-old Tanelius Burks on a charge of capital murder.

Jackson libraries begin to reopen Wednesday

Jackson Hinds Library System will begin reopening its libraries this week.

  Brawl breaks out at end of high speed chase in Meridian

The altercation was caught on camera.

  Minn. governor: Semi driver was confused when he drove into crowd

Officials say nothing indicates the driver was intentionally targeting protesters.

  Social media posts point to possible protests in Madison County this week

Advertisements on social media suggest protests against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd will be held in Madison County this week, specifically in Canton, but that has not yet materialized.

  To open or not; Churches left to make tough decisions during pandemic

Three pastors in Mississippi spoke about their decisions to welcome back members or to continue to keep their doors closed.

  Miss. officials warn folks to follow guidelines as more reopens

Governor Tate Reeves and Dr. Thomas Dobbs continue their pleas for Mississippians to remain vigilant and take precautions against the coronavirus.

Clinton man arrested for sexual battery of minor

Patton had his initial appearance before the Clinton Municipal Court on Monday, June 1 where bond was denied.

  Two new arrests made in Jordan McCoy murder case

Kemarshon Cassity is facing charges for the child’s death.

Teen charged with murder after man shot, woman found dead in McComb

The investigation is still ongoing.

Rankin Co. man shot, killed after charging at man with machete

The incident is still under investigation and at this time no arrest has been made.

Inmate at Raymond Detention Center tests positive for COVID-19

A Hinds County inmate assigned to the Raymond Detention Center has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Second woman arrested in Vicksburg elderly abuse case

Wills is charged with felonious infliction of physical pain or injury on a vulnerable person

Mendenhall man charged with raping child

He's being held in jail without bond.

Though riots unlikely, Gov. Reeves says Miss. is prepared: ‘This is not a game’

Monday marks the beginning of the final stage in the state’s reopening plan.

Bystander shot, killed during fight at Jackson gas station

A possible suspect lead has been obtained.

JFD investigating alleged social media posts of several firefighters

A majority of the social media posts in question were posted by a civilian who is not an employee of the Jackson Fire Department.

Ohio trying to be first state to declare racism a public health crisis

Several Ohio House Democrats have signed onto a proposed resolution to declare racism a public heath crisis for the entire state.