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New business is only independent pharmacy in Jackson metro area

A new business in the District at Eastover is looking to change the way people handle their prescriptions.

Waffle House accepting Valentine’s Day reservations

McDade’s grocery stores to get new name, new ownership

Steak ‘n Shake to open in Clinton

  Atmos crews to shut off gas before repairing gas leak near Jackson elementary school

  After Christmas shopping can make or break local businesses

  Shoppers return to stores to seek refunds on Christmas gifts

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  Shoppers swarm Northpark Mall for last-minute Christmas shopping

Kroger credit card system goes down companywide on Christmas Eve

  U.S. Attorney chastises Jackson officials, judges over crime in the capital city

Alert about plugging phone into public charging stations re-upped during holiday travel season

Kohl’s now open 24 hours a day until Christmas Eve

  Fiber optic cables under Reservoir to boost internet speeds in rural Mississippi

  Mississippi Department of Transportation uses humor and pop culture references for memorable message boards

MDOT uses pop culture references and humor as they brainstorm ideas for message boards over the state highways.

Entergy to build $57M substation in Madison Co.

The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved Entergy Mississippi’s $57 million plan to build a substation in Madison County.

  $100K winning lottery ticket sold in Ridgeland

One lucky Mississippi Lottery winner is $100,000 richer.

Nissan forces employees to take unpaid days off as US sales slump

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Nissan Motor Co. is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales.

NFL star, former MSU Bulldog opening doughnut shop in Flowood

  Financial experts offer tips to better manage your holiday spending

  Night before Thanksgiving is a big night out, statistics show

Best Black Friday deals of 2019

  Mississippi Lottery sales top $2.5M on first day

  How to find which stores are selling lottery tickets at launch

  Online appointments take hours off drivers license process

It's possible to get your drivers license in exponentially less time now, DPS officials said.

MSDH reports tenth case of vaping-related lung illness

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported one additional identified case of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi on Thursday.

$4.5M Entergy project minimizes power outages in service areas

Entergy Mississippi has installed dozens of new devices throughout its service area in places that have experienced multiple outages.

WalletHub’s best stores for Black Friday

WalletHub released its report on 2019′s best stores for Black Friday.

  Amazon locating second consumer goods fulfillment center in North Mississippi, creating 500 jobs

Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in Olive Branch.

Developer seeking approval for new Biloxi casino

A coast developer wants to turn the site of the old Tivoli Hotel into Biloxi’s newest casino resort. The 30-acre tract of beachfront land sits just west of the Biloxi Yacht Club, and has been zoned for gaming since 2007.

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Unlocked

A key duplication company highlighted two years ago by 3 On Your Side for security concerns has now expanded its services to include electronic keys, drawing more criticism in the process.

Many Entergy customers affected by power outage

Entergy customers from multiple counties are currently being affected by power outages.

Whole Foods among businesses affected by Monday night water outage in Jackson

There will be a water outage starting around 9 p.m. Monday in Jackson.

Two new cases of vaping-relating lung illness reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi.

  Mississippi Braves future hopefully secure at Trustmark Park

Could talks to do away with some minor league teams affect the M-Braves?

Man arrested for stealing water from city for two years as investigation continues

Jackson police have made another arrest in the ongoing investigation into the city’s water billing system.

Top officials from MSDH, MDPS warn public on dangers of all CBD products

The agencies are stressing that until there are scientific studies and oversight, it is not safe to use CBD oil regardless of where you purchase it.

MSDH: Two new cases of vaping-related illness brings state total to 7 with one death

Nationwide, as of October 15, there have been 1,479 cases of lung illness reported from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory.

Powerball and Mega Millions to launch January 2020

Mississippians, now is your chance!

  Want to buy a haunted house? Ask about ‘stigmatized properties’

When you pay your $15 or so to go into a HALLOWEEN haunted house, you expect creepy things to happen. But not when you pay your $150,000.

Mical Seafood, Inc. expands recall for tuna products sold in 23 states

A Florida seafood company expanded a recall for some of its tuna products because of the risk of scombroid fish poisoning.

  Lincoln County specialty tea farm finds niche for their product worldwide

Like any other real success, the Great Mississippi Tea Company has a great story!

  Monticello attorney gets videographer to build hype video to save local ballfield

Monticello residents try to salvage their favorite ballpark.

Flowood residents vote in favor of 3 percent hotel and motel tax

The 3 percent tax would only affect people who visit the city and use the hotels and motels.

Disney Cruise plans new trips from New Orleans to Bahamas, Caribbean

Disney Cruise Line will return to New Orleans with trips to the Bahamas and Caribbean, including visits to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

‘Is this you?' BBB warns of social media video scam

There’s a phishing scam making the rounds that the Better Business Bureau wants you to know about. Have you received a Facebook message with a video link asking, “Is this you?”

  Ground broken for 2020 St. Jude Dream Home in Lost Rabbit

Tickets to win the home will soon be available for $100 each, with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. No family has to pay for treatment, food, or lodging at St. Jude, and the Dream Home giveaway helps make that possible.

Cowboys vs. Saints is hottest - most expensive - ticket in the NFL

When the Dallas Cowboys come to New Orleans for a primetime showdown against the Saints on Sunday night, tickets will at a premium.

  Early tech training: Some kids could bypass college

Some worry early tech training could encourage students to skip college, but some educators say that doesn't have to be the case. Even if it is, it doesn't have to be a bad thing.

  'Saving lives and protecting property’: Flooded appliances pose fire dangers

State regulators are in flood recovery zones, making sure repairs are done correctly and residents are protected.

Batte Furniture and Interiors announces closing after 136 years

John Batte III has announced on social media plans to retire and close Batte Furniture and Interiors after 136 years in business in Jackson.

Miss. Forestry Commission approves burn ban in Adams Co., effectively immediately

The MFC approved the Adams County burn ban due to the increase in wildfire activity, elevated drought conditions, dry vegetation and forecasted weather patterns.

  Learn how you can keep your kids safe during National Child Passenger Safety Week

The week is aimed at reducing the number of injuries and deaths among children in car crashes.

  Zoo set to change hands Oct. 1, but questions about licensure remain

The Jackson Zoo is set to change hands October 1.

Water advisory issued for section of Mill Creek in Flowood

MDEQ issued a water contact advisory Tuesday for a section of Mill Creek in Flowood.

GM stops paying for health care for striking workers; union to cover costs as strike continues

General Motors workers across the country remain on strike Tuesday morning after contract negotiations between GM and United Auto Workers Union went on through the night.

Fred’s Pharmacy chain to be delisted from Nasdaq

This comes just after the company recently announced it had filed for bankruptcy last week.

  Multiple hotels planned or under construction in metro area

If you know someone looking for a place to stay in the Jackson area, the options are multiplying. At least half a dozen hotels are planned or nearly finished.

16 Jackson area restaurants hosting job fair, seeking 200+ hires

The job fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Recalled hamburger buns might contain white plastic pieces

Before you start grilling, you might want to check whether your hamburger buns are safe to eat.

RECALL ALERT: Beauty products recalled due to presence of asbestos

Several Beauty Plus makeup products are being recalled after testing positive for asbestos, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday, Sept. 6.

Salvation Army in need of warehouse space for Angel Tree program

The space they previously used to store and sort toys is not available and they have been unable to find another location.

Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store coming to Outlets of Mississippi

The store will be at least 6,000 square feet, according to the release, and will initially feature men’s clothing. It will also have “premium lifestyle products," apparel, and accessories.

Rankin tax collection satellite office to expand

The County plans to lease the old jewelry store property next door and make the office bigger, so taxpayers can have more room if they’re waiting in line.

Mom warns others about inappropriate app found on child’s phone

One Jefferson County mother was horrified by what she found on her child’s phone.

  CDC investigating death possibly linked to vaping, causing concerns

A death possibly linked to e-cigarettes is under investigation by the CDC.

  Recycling ‘not dead’: Officials say program remains strong

One metro-area city maintains that their recycling program is going strong.

5.7M kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

The recalled water bottles have a black spout base and a black spout cover. They were sold from April 2018 through June 2019.

  Gift card scam robs convenience stores at gas pumps

Gift card scam robs convenience stores at the pumps

’Batman and Robyn': Efforts to bring Waffle House to Oxford moving in the right direction

If a Waffle House ends up happening in Oxford, you can thank "Batman and Robyn."

  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.

  Computer glitch shut down driver’s license stations across the state Wednesday

A computer glitch shut down driver’s license stations across the state for most of the day Wednesday.

  Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

Kale is healthy to eat, but can it also cure cancer?

  911 calls on outskirts of Clinton may end up at Hinds County dispatch

Clinton 911 calls have ended up at Hinds County dispatch on occasion, and the city wants you to be informed.

  Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

In order to obtain the esthetician’s license, eyebrow threaders must complete 600 hours of instructions over a minimum of 15 weeks and pass two exams, but the classes do not cover eyebrow threading.

  Some undocumented immigrants involved in Mississippi ICE raids allegedly stole American citizens’ identities

Some undocumented immigrants have been allegedly using American citizens' identities to get jobs.

Study: Mississippi is 2019′s worst state to have a baby

WalletHub released its report Monday on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby.

Medline Industries, Inc., opening distribution operations in Southaven, creating 450 jobs

A portion of the new jobs will be filled by Medline’s existing employees at its Memphis location, with a large number of jobs being created for Mississippi residents.

Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

An Oxford pizza shop is offering free pizza for immigrants and refugees.

Walmart in Southaven re-opens after shooting

The store has been closed since July 30 when a man shot and killed two employees inside the store, and then shot a police officer outside.

Powerball and Mega Millions coming to Mississippi in 2020

The MLC anticipates sales for both games to begin in the first quarter of 2020.

Restaurant group that owns ‘Babalu’ files for bankruptcy

The company behind Babalu restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday.