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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.

  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

MSDH reports tenth case of vaping-related lung illness

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$4.5M Entergy project minimizes power outages in service areas

WalletHub’s best stores for Black Friday

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

Developer seeking approval for new Biloxi casino

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Unlocked

Many Entergy customers affected by power outage

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

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

Powerball and Mega Millions to launch January 2020

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

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

  Lincoln County specialty tea farm finds niche for their product worldwide

  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.

This company will pay you $1,000 to give up technology for a weekend

A company called SatelliteInternet.com is currently hiring someone to take a digital detox for two nights in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. The chosen person will then report on their experience using a satellite internet connection on the third night.

  Clinton police arrest 23 in city’s first ever human trafficking operation

Clinton Police and the Hinds County Sheriff's Department arrested 23 in a human trafficking operation last week.

  How to find out if Equifax owes you money

The Equifax data breach happened in 2017. But the company may now owe you money that you are able to claim.

Canton Nissan releases statement, says they will not be affected by upcoming workforce cuts

Nissan is slashing 12,500 jobs or about 9% of its global workforce to cut costs and achieve a turnaround amid tumbling profits.

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

Stokke recalled about 5,400 of its bouncers sold as a connectable part of an all-in-one modular seating system because it can suddenly detach from the larger system, posing a fall hazard to the child in the bouncer.

  Sales Tax Holiday finally includes school supplies

Parents are getting a break when shopping for back to school, thanks to the state legislature.

Bayer recalls 990 vials of drug that treats serious bleeding

Bayer is voluntarily recalling nearly 1,000 vials of a biological drug used to help prevent and control serious bleeding in patients with hemophilia A.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

  Authorities warn of ‘Porch Pirates’ on Amazon Prime Days

Follow these key safety tips so you can prevent dreaded porch pirates.

JPD busts ‘dispensary party,’ finds edible marijuana treats, gun, other paraphernalia

The Jackson Police Department held a press conference Tuesday to showcase a load of edible marijuana products and some other paraphernalia -- including a gun -- that they found at a party on Saturday.

Closures and cancellations ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Here are some weekend closures and cancellations ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.

Reports: Charming Charlie closing all 261 stores after filing bankruptcy

According to Fortune, Charming Charlie plans to close all 261 stores by Aug. 31 after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  Fondren continues to open businesses and improve the neighborhood

The Trustmark Bank in Fondren shows promise for the developing neighborhood.

Hot Dog Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts during Fourth of July holiday

July is National Hot Dog Month.

School supplies now included in Miss. tax-free weekend

The Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday was amended during the 2019 Legislative Session and now includes school supplies on the list of items to be sold tax free during the last weekend of July.

  Dollar General opens new store in Jackson, other retailers struggling

Dollar General plans to open 975 stores across the country.

  Local fireworks sales not impacted by trade war with China

Tariffs not impacting local fireworks sales

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.