Rankin County Schools announce one-week delay, hybrid start for all students

The Rankin County School District has announced online that it will make some changes to the start of the school year, following Governor Tate Reeves’ executive order on Tuesday for some school districts.

  First Alert Forecast: tolerable humidity for early August continues

Madison business owner pleads guilty in immigration case

  Jackson homicides surge 17 percent over last year, but lack of data gives incomplete crime picture

  US Space & Rocket Center reaches fundraising goal

Gov. Reeves pushes school start date for 7-12th grade in 8 counties; Issues statewide mask mandate

  Governor announces statewide mask mandate and delayed starts for schools in some counties

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  Pediatrician weighs in on Governor’s executive order to delay the start of school for some grades

Two ex-police officers indicted for allegedly beating Black man in Miss.

Columbia police arrest 7 in child exploitation, human trafficking sting

Delay of only 8 county school districts ‘reckless and irresponsible,’ says teacher’s association president

13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community

Fisherman snags massive 81 pound catfish at Arkabutla Lake

Mississippi health officer issues immediate stay-at-home order for COVID-19 patients

Any Mississippian diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home, according to an order just issued by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

Mother, daughter reported missing in Vicksburg; Last seen in gray Pontiac

Erica and Amerykah Adams were last seen Saturday, August 1, around 11 p.m.

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 62,199 cases, 1,753 deaths reported by health dept.

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

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable ahead of a return of the summery steam this week

Tolerable humidity levels remain through much of the week ahead of summery steam return by the weekend.

5 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Corinth School District

Couple charged in murder of Willie Jones back in Mississippi, denied bond

  Jackson mayor orders bars to close

New Lieutenant Colonel announced as deputy director of Mississippi Highway Patrol

At least 85 Vermont inmates in Mississippi prison infected

  Alcorn State moves to online learning after petition

  Back to school or not? Parents voice concerns about children’s return to the classrooms

With schools like Brandon High School set to start next week, state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says that's not a good idea.

  Vigil held for woman killed in traffic on busy interstate

Family and friends gathered to remember a young woman whose life came to a tragic end on a busy interstate last week.

Recent studies suggest kids could be high transmitters of COVID-19

Two recent studies suggest younger kids could be potentially more contagious. Since the beginning of the pandemic one of the many baffling phenomenon centers around children and how they handle the virus.

Miss. Governor expected to issue executive order on schools Tuesday

Gov. Reeves is expected to announce a new executive order regarding schools Tuesday during a press conference.

  Hundreds of proposed state flag designs released to public

More than 1,800 designs were submitted for a new Mississippi state flag.

Trustmark donates $500,000 to Children’s of Mississippi

Trustmark Bank donates $500,000 to Children’s of Mississippi. The Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi is hosting a philanthropic drive to help cover the cost of expansion currently underway at Children’s.

JPS: Laptop giveaway posts are not sponsored by district

To receive a device you must register your child for school.

  COVID-19 testing made available on USM campus ahead of fall semester

COVID-19 testing is now available on the Hattiesburg campus for students, faculty and staff of the University of Southern Mississippi.

  Dobbs: Decline in COVID cases could be short-lived; some clinics aren’t reporting test results

While weekly totals of coronavirus cases dropped Sunday for the first time in two months, health care providers warn that the decrease may not truly reflect the pandemic across the state because cases continue to go under reported from urgent care clinics in multiple counties.

  Mayor Lumumba says Jackson in ‘dire’ state due to rising COVID cases

Mayor Lumumba says Jackson in “dire” Covid state

  Teens rewarded after returning lost wallet full of cash to Vicksburg lawyer

The teens were given a cash reward for turning in the wallet.

46 year old arrested for sexual battery of three minors

The incidents are believed to have occurred between Jan 2020 and present day.

Corinth School District reports additional COVID-19 cases after first week of school

On Monday, Corinth reported two additional cases at the high school.

Yazoo City appoints new police chief

Winstead was voted in 4-1.

State Health Officer: ‘I think it’s a good idea to delay school’

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says he believes school should not reopen this month.

Husband and wife arrested after Warren Co. man found shot to death in his home

A husband and wife have been arrested in the death of a man found shot to death in his home at the beginning of July.

Sheriff: Man fatally stabbed by mother in Jones Co.

The incident happened Sunday at a home on Ovett Petal Road.

  First Alert Forecast: pleasant start to August

Rain chances, humidity levels dropping through much of this week

72 hours of violence in Jackson sees 13 shot, 4 killed

Thirteen people were shot and four people were killed in the 72-hour period of July 31 to August 2.

Lumumba calls situation in Jackson ‘dire,’ blames gov. decision to reopen

Lumumba said the situation is dire, and he placed some of that blame on Governor Tate reeves’ decision to reopen the state early.

Grandmother of Kentucky students wants school to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ from digital sign

The grandmother says she thinks the message will lead to life long discrimination.

Harvard health official: Miss. will become number one in the nation for COVID-19

The state has reported 59,881 positive cases and 1,693 deaths as of July 31.

Geyser Falls to remain closed through Summer 2020

If you purchased a season pass for this summer, the pass will remain valid in 2021 as well.

Man arrested, accused of killing mother, sister

Officers arrived to find 59-year-old Bobbie Bright and 32-year-old M’Tisha Jackson, a mother and daughter, shot and killed.

  MEMA launches COVID-19 relief program

State leaders say cities and counties can start applying for assistance.

  City of Jackson welcomes its only black-owned coffee shop

She said she was unaware that Green Bean is the only black-owned coffee shop in Jackson.

  ‘Take it seriously and do the right things;’ State and local leaders warn others after surviving COVID-19

Both leaders say they are blessed they have recovered from the virus and they hope others take it seriously.

Pascagoula rising country singer ‘Hollywood’ makes it to CMT

With his first hit single “Worried” making it to CMT, Hollywood describes country music as an open lane.

  Pelahatchie creates ‘maskup’ awareness video

Teachers, business owners, police officers and neighbors are spreading a message and not the coronavirus in Pelahatchie by telling people to "maskup."

N.C. church shows appreciation for law enforcement, says ‘All Lives Matter'

Tim Jones, the pastor at Resurrection Baptist Church in Kannapolis, says that police officers are given an unfair rap.

  Mississippi Power storm team departs for Georgia ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

A Mississippi Power storm team of linemen and engineers headed east to Georgia early Sunday morning to support Georgia Power ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Isaias.

5-year-old S.C. hero honored for saving dad during medical emergency

5-year-old Jaxon Goodman was given an Honorary Commendation for Bravery from Sheriff Max Dorsey.

  8-year-old in desperate need of bone marrow match

He’s been waiting for over a year and a half and, because he’s Black, he’ll likely have to wait even longer.

Tougaloo delays students’ return to campus

However, classes will begin virtually Thursday, August 6.

  Miss. Teachers Unite rally at governor’s mansion to delay school start

Teachers with Mississippi Teachers Unite rallied at Governor Tate Reeves’ mansion on Saturday.

Amite Co. School District delaying start of school to Sept.

School leaders believe this is the best decision for their district with the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus.

Two people injured in shooting on Arbor Vista Boulevard

Neither have life-threatening injuries.

Man shot and killed while washing his vehicle on Northside Dr.

If you have any information on this shooting, contact Jackson Police at 601-960-1278.

80-year-old Gulfport man is well on his way to kayaking whole Mississippi River

80-year-old retired Navy Veteran Stanley Stark has been preparing for the past year to kayak the Mississippi River. Putting his plans into action, Stark is well on his way.

MSU mourns loss of former football student-athlete and Coach D.J. Looney

The 31 year old died suddenly after collapsing at a team practice Saturday morning at Cajun Field in Lafayette where he served as a an assistant offensive line coach for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Miss. National Guard’s largest unit welcomes first female battalion commander

Lt. Col. Annie Lee of Hattiesburg assumed command of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion from Lt. Col. William Walley of Brandon, during the Change of Command ceremony.

U.S. Navy’s first Black female Tactical Air Pilot earns her wings

Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold along with 25 classmates during a small ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, TX.

  Exclusive: Analysis shows two deadliest months in Jackson’s history took place this year

With fourteen homicides this month alone, July becomes the second month this year considered the deadliest in Jackson’s history.

  Local parents share back to school risk concerns in the age of coronavirus

Parents are worried about the risks associated with returning to school.

Purvis man charged in Lamar County bank robbery

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office charged a 65-year-old Purvis man accused of robbing a bank Friday afternoon.

  Starting Aug 1st, parents of kids driving golf carts could face penalties of $250+ in Madison

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department continues with their plans to crack down on underage golf cart drivers.

  Miss. students must be up-to-date on vaccines even if taking online classes, doctor says

Immunizations are important to keep on schedule, according to Dr. Gaudet.

Pearl River Resort to reopen in August with sanitation protocols

The casinos will continue to follow rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols.

  1,200 sign petition urging Alcorn State University not to resume in-person classes

More than 12,000 students, alumni and others have signed a petition urging the university to offer virtual classes.

Senior living facility adopts pen pal campaign to connect residents to the public during pandemic

Back in March, many nursing homes and senior living facilities had to put a stop to visitation in response to COVID-19.

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

The April 15, 2013, attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Witnesses: Former Natchez High School band director shoots teen before committing suicide

Deputy Brown said that the man had been a friend of the family for many years.

West Texas women gift President Trump a Prayer Quilt

A West Texas woman gave President Trump a special gift during his visit to Midland Texas.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

  Corinth School District reports positive COVID-19 test during first week of school

District officials say contact tracing has been done at the school, and they’ve notified anyone who’s been in close contact with the person who test positive.

Attala County man arrested, charged for mother’s death

The investigation is ongoing.

No new trial for Mississippi man convicted of killing 8

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted in the 2017 killings of eight people appeared in court this week and asked for a new trial.