Reeves uses baseball to compare Miss. COVID-19 restrictions

Restrictions on outdoor gatherings have been lifted in most parts of the state.

  Vandalized I-55 billboard targets ‘killer cops’ with profanity, references justice for George Floyd

MBI issues endangered/missing child alert for 14-year-old Pike Co. girl

  Wells APAC enrolling academically advanced students for fall semester

  Tee time! First phase of $50 million Flowood conference center opens to the public

  JSU student searching for kidney donor, calls on community for help

Affidavit: Tyler man met Alabama girl online, kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

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JPD: Woman injured after unknown suspect shoots into Jackson apartment

‘His only answer is to find me guilty:’ David Archie wants mayor to remove judge from his domestic violence case

  February death of Irina Gutierrez on Old Fannin Road deemed ‘tragic accident’

Two women accused of attempting to spend $1 million bill at Maryville Dollar General

Isolation, gun violence, pandemic-related stress top issues facing JPS students, parents

Motorcycle officer and civilian injured after accident near Dogwood

Child airlifted to hospital after being hit by vehicle in Lee County

Two children are in the hospital after reportedly being hit by a car in Lee County.

Mississippi legalizing home delivery of alcohol as of July 1

Buyers will have to prove they are at least 21 and delivery people will have to be at least that old.

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable early week; cooler mid-week

Quiet, seasonable start to the week ahead of a cool down mid-week in the wake of a cold front

‘A profound loss’: N.C. teacher dies while trying to save two children caught in rip current

A New Hanover County teacher died while trying to save two children caught in a rip current in the waters off Kure Beach Sunday evening.

Man accidentally shoots gun, bullet hits child in other apartment while in bed

Here’s how to get the all-new WLBT app

Nearly $2.6 million Old Capitol repair project expected to wrap up this summer

Flowood police investigating Sunday armed carjacking

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 37 new cases reported Mon.

Attala Co. couple arrested after search warrant yields drug, firearms

Thousands of boxes of free, fresh produce given away Wed.

Nearly 2,600 boxes will be given away.

Miss. cemetery site prepped to receive Confederate monument

The process of preparing the new site and moving the statue will take months.

Sentencing Monday for Canton man who pled guilty to 2019 murder

Terrance Caldwell pled guilty to killing Latrice Dortch.

  WATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video

A Pender County couple was attacked in their driveway by a rabid bobcat earlier this week.

Black Lives Matter, rainbow crosswalks unveiled in Memphis

A Black Lives Matter and a rainbow crosswalk were unveiled in Midtown Memphis over the weekend.

  Some City Leaders In Jackson Believe Heavier Law Enforcement Presence Is One Way To Combat On-Going Crime Issues

Within a span of 24 hours, six people were shot and killed in the Capital City.

LSU fraternity pays off the mortgage of longtime house cook

For fraternity members of LSU’s Phi Gamma Delta house back in 1988, it was their cook that left the biggest impression on them.

GRAPHIC: Detainee found unresponsive at Raymond Detention Center, police say

A detainee was found unresponsive in his cell at the Raymond Detention Center, according to Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

  Coroner identifies victims in triple homicide

The bodies were found by a woman who went to her boyfriend’s home after she could not reach him by phone.

Mississippi doc: No link between politics, vaccine hesitancy

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says he talks with equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans who are unsure about getting vaccinated.

  Jackson Police Department reporting six homicides in 24 hours

Two people were shot and killed Saturday on Bailey Ave.

Pedestrian fatally hit on I-55 in Jackson

A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on I-55 south of Northside Dr., according to Hinds County deputies.

Jackson denies open record request related to EPA emergency order

Jackson kept EPA order under wraps for more than a year. However, it is now in compliance.

Two men charged with possession of $30k in drugs, police say

Jackson Police Vice and Narcotics seized two assault rifles and $30 thousand worth of drugs from two men on April 16.

Utica man killed during Saturday morning car crash

A passenger in the victim's vehicle was not injured, authorities say.

Legislation that will help Jackson deal with high water bills to become law, sans the governor’s signature

Bill includes significant state oversight.

State congressional delegation asking president to approve federal disaster declaration for Feb. storms

Preliminary assessments show $25 million in damage was caused.

Jackson sees its 45th homicide of 2021 after man found dead near Winter Street

According to officials, a man was shot multiple times near Winter Street and Rosemont Avenue around 6 p.m.

  Ridgeland restaurants experience growth spurt

The City of Ridgeland is seeing a great expansion of restaurant businesses.

  With weekly COVID cases increasing slightly in Miss., vaccine hesitancy remains a concern

With coronavirus numbers climbing slightly this week, some health experts are concerned about what that could mean.

  DPS Commissioner discusses changes approved during legislative session

DPS Commissioner discusses changes made to the agency responsibilities during the legislative session.

Second body recovered 33 miles from Seacor Power site; divers yet to get inside vessel

The identity of the crewmember has not been released.

  North Fondren residents report no police presence amid rising crime

He and other residents said they understand the police force is short staffed, but they pay taxes and expect solutions.

Hinds Co. Board launches emergency rental aid program for those impacted by pandemic

The program is fully funded by a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Mississippi law will ban shackling inmates during childbirth

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday signed House Bill 196, the “Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.” It becomes law July 1.

Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

Jackson State University is the only institution that did not request to increase its tuition.

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license

The Texas House has approved a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit.

Amber Alert canceled in Ava, Mo.; child found safe

An Amber Alert was canceled after a 5-year-old boy was found safe on Friday, April 16.

Flash flood emergency issued after dam break in Stone County

A flash flood emergency has been issued by NWS after a dam break in Stone County.

Hinds Co. School District could save $3.7M annually, audit finds

The Hinds County School District requested the audit.

FOUND SAFE: Missing girl last seen March 29

Bailey Michelle Smith was last seen at Caribbean Villas Apartments in Brandon on March 29.

  First Alert Forecast: rainy periods continue Friday into Saturday

Rain, storms continue at time Friday into early Saturday - trending drier through the latter half of the weekend

Former DeSoto County Schools teaching assistant arrested for molestation in school parking lot

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy on patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle outside Central High School in Olive Branch around 1 a.m. Thursday. Inside was 48-year-old Amy Craft and a child younger than 16.

  3 found dead in home on Pinebrook Dr.

Three people were found dead inside a home Friday afternoon.

Police: Suspect takes 7-year-old from home in middle of night, assaults her

Investigators shared surveillance footage from the incident Friday, which shows the male suspect on video walking with the victim outside of the home.

  Fire breaks out at apartment complex in Jackson

A fire broke out at an apartment complex in Jackson, according to the Jackson Fire Department.

SC unemployment rate drops slightly as big change looms for claim seekers

South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in March, Department of Employment and Workforce officials said Friday, days ahead of a big change those filing claims for unemployment benefits will face.

Captain of Seacor Power recovered by Coast Guard; funeral arrangements announced

Captain David Ledet’s body was recovered along with six survivors.

Wilmington police seek 16-year-old girl missing since April 5

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Budweiser is offering free beer for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Anheuser-Busch announced “A Beer on Bud,” offering COVID-19 vaccine recipients over the age of 21 a free round of beer.

Participants needed for COVID-19 impact study by USM, Tougaloo researchers

The schools are trying to better understand the challenges young people in the state have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jackson State University, partners host 1,500 food box giveaway

Jackson State University is providing non-perishable goods to the community on April 17.

Traffic violation leads to illegal drug trafficking arrest, netting $480K in cocaine

Police arrested Cedric D. Jackson of Prairieville, Louisiana, and Nicole Danielle Martin of Addis, Louisiana.

Alabama prosecutors want inmate stimulus checks to go to crime victims

Alabama inmates were potentially paid millions in the newest round of stimulus payments. Prosecutors say inmates who are court-ordered to pay their victims should not receive stimulus money.

  You can donate blood after a COVID-19 vaccine, doctors say

About 250-300 donors are needed each day to keep the supply up but there are less than 200 donations daily, Mississippi Blood Services says.

  April is National Donate Life Month, join the more than 1M Mississippi donors

One organ donor has the possibility of saving eight people and possibly enhancing another 75 through tissue donations.

Jim Hill cheer squad brings home the gold in national cheerleading championship

A cheer team in the Jackson Public School District brought home the gold over their Spring Break holiday!

  White House COVID Task Force doctors have message for Mississippians

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Cameron Webb tell Mississippians the best shot out of the COVID-19 pandemic is to get the vaccination.

Vicksburg man arrested after allegedly shooting man in the leg

A man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly shooting another man in the leg.

  Millions in federal dollars help boost Mississippi’s broadband expansion

Broadband is getting a big boost from federal money.

Sarah Sanders raises nearly $5M for Arkansas governor’s race

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ campaign says she has raised nearly $5 million over the past three months in her bid to be Arkansas’ next governor.

Hattiesburg Zoo to open new giraffe exhibit May 15

The Hattiesburg Zoo has announced the date it will open a major new exhibit that will have some very tall tenants.

  Consider This: Jackson State Stadium

The state of Mississippi has a very valuable piece of property right in the middle of the Jackson medical corridor.

  Federal government extending tax deadline day to May 17

If you can’t file state and federal returns by May 17, an extension will give you until October 15.

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

The home invasion happened before 9 a.m. at a home on 38th Street NW, near Cape Hickory Road, in Long View.

  Capital City businesses go without water for almost a week

A group of south Jackson businesses say they haven’t had water for nearly a week and can’t find out why.

  Mississippi official defends own comment about ‘woke’ voters

Mississippi’s top elections official says he thinks people are doing a “hatchet job” on him because he made comments in a television interview about “woke” and “uninformed” voters on college campuses.

Airport takeover case going back to U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

The case has been ongoing for more than five years.