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Beemon Drugs, a Jackson fixture since 1956, to close

An independent, locally-owned drugstore that has been serving Jackson residents for more than six decades will be closed by the end of the month.

  Giant sinkhole on Mill Street nicknamed “The Swimming Pool” by local workers

City of Jackson files lawsuit against Siemens Corporation for “massive fraud” operation

Public Service Commission, Secretary of State’s Office to implement new requirements to protect consumers from scams

FDA issues recall of Kroger brand frozen berries over possible Hepatitis A contamination

Water line burst leaves 4,100 customers under boil water notice in Hazlehurst

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  Authorities: Legal opioid substitute is dangerous, even deadly

  Vicksburg American Legion creates dropbox for tattered flags

ATTN SHOPPERS: Your Guide to Memorial Day savings

Rainbow Co-op coming to Northpark Mall

Fred’s closing 104 additional stores across U.S., including 18 Mississippi locations

Fred’s closing 104 additional stores across U.S.

LeBron James collaborates with Walmart to invest in education, fight hunger across the US

LeBron James and Walmart have formed a partnership aimed at improving education and reducing hunger in communities throughout the country.

  Entergy offers power restoration safety tips

Entergy offers power restoration safety tips for those who may be without power throughout the weekend.

  The city of Vicksburg looking to hire student workers for summer program

The city of Vicksburg is gearing up for its annual Summer Youth Employment Program. It gives college and high school students opportunities to explore career options and learn more about the city government all while earning some cash. The deadline is looming for young people to apply.

Mississippi Lottery Corporation hires veteran lottery director as inaugural president

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it has hired Thomas N. Shaheen to serve as the first president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.

Mississippi tops Amazon’s list of fastest-growing small, medium-sized businesses

2 million likes later, Wendy’s announces return of spicy nuggets

Fighting gnats in the metro

PHONE SCAM: Beware of call from Sierra Leone

Whole Foods now delivering in the Jackson area through Amazon Prime Now

  Out-of-state company charged with alleged No-Call law violations

Need your lawn mowed? There’s an app for that!

Nashville-based GreenPal allows homeowners to find local, pre-screened lawn professionals.

Fake-smiling at work makes you drink more at home, study reveals

Is the sauce becoming your boss? This study may tell you why.

  City of Jackson hosts TECH Jackson Conference and Festival

It features arts and culture and informational sessions highlighting the city’s innovation in the fields of Technology, Education, Creativity, and Healthcare.

Entergy opens customer information center in Vicksburg after storms

To offer customers the opportunity to discuss their storm-related outage directly with Entergy Mississippi representatives and provide other services, the company has opened a Customer Information Center at the Outlets of Vicksburg outlet mall.

C Spire service restored after customers experience widespread cell phone outages across Mississippi

The largest privately held wireless carrier in the entire country issued a statement on Twitter saying they were aware of the outage and are working to resolve the issue.

PetSmart offering FREE photo with the Easter Bunny

PetSmart is offering free photos with the Easter Bunny this weekend, and it’s not just for your furry ones.

  More river boats cruises stopping in Vicksburg after city signs lease agreement

The city of Vicksburg has leased a patch of land to Viking River Cruises. The popular cruise line is partnering with the Red Carpet of the South to boost tourism.

Warning issued to parents for Fisher-Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have issued a warning about the Rock 'n Play infant swing due to several reported deaths.

Entergy Mississippi releases statement on federal court decision in Mississippi lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Thursday told lawyers that he'll issue a written ruling on returning the case to Hinds County Chancery Court by Friday.

PetSmart offers free Easter photos for pets

Pet parents can bring their fur babies into participating stores across the U.S.

Mississippi alleges fraud by Entergy, utility says no proof

Mississippi's attorney general alleges the state's largest private utility defrauded customers by not buying cheaper power from outside companies.

  Byram entrepreneur opens new Steak Escape restaurant

La’Kiaus Moore becomes the first woman and African American to own a Steak Escape franchise in the metro.

Trial begins Monday in Entergy case

Entergy settled two cases in Louisiana involving similar claims for over $150 million.

22,000 baby socks recalled due to ornaments detaching, choking hazard

Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks away from children.

  Mississippians hope to cash in on lottery fever

Lottery fever is spreading across the nation. People across the nation are buying lottery tickets in hopes of winning the $750-million jackpot.

  B&B Electric breaks ground on new headquarters in Canton

Work on the 53,000 square foot building is expected to be complete this summer.

  Jackson chews its way onto list of most termite infested cities

Termite damage costs homeowners an estimated $5 billion in property damage every year.

Kawasaki recalls off-highway vehicle, fuel leak and fire hazard

The vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack allowing fuel to leak.

Find your new love with help from your refrigerator

It might sound cheesy, but Refrigerdating, unlike traditional apps such as Tinder and Bumble, will help Kraft singles find their soulmate based on the contents of their refrigerator.

Auditors office returned over $50,000 to taxpayers in February

State Auditor Shad White announced on Tuesday that his office returned $52,780.09 to Mississippi taxpayers last month.

Nissan releases statement after recent workforce cuts

It was announced in January that up to 700 workers would possibly be affected by workforce cuts at the plant.

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

These vehicles max out at roughly 10 mph and cost between $649 and $699.

Gas prices up almost 30 cents across Mississippi

The price at the pump went up 9.1 cents in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon.

Mississippi Attorney General announces annual Community Shred Days

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the 13th annual event, which is an opportunity for consumers to better protect themselves against identity theft.

City of Ridgeland sets ordinance for food trucks

Did you know that the City of Ridgeland now has a Food Truck ordinance? Now mobile vendors can obtain a permit to sell their food in the city.

Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about ‘fake meat’

The state could become the latest to ban food made from plants, insects or grown in a lab from being described as meat.

  Little Feet Consignment sale returns to First Baptist Church in Jackson

This weekend nearly 55,000 new and gently used baby items will fill up the church gym of First Baptist church.

  GA woman says bank account emptied through Cash App account, police warning of scammers

Cash App customers are claiming they are getting scammed by thieves using fake numbers and fake accounts.

  Lottery players are months away from buying tickets in Mississippi

Lottery players are months away from buying tickets from Mississippi retailers.

  Fees adding up at Jackson Airport because of delayed runway repairs

Jackson Medgar Evers International Airport runway repair delays accrue financial damages.

  Mississippi furniture store named top independent retailer in the country

Top Honors for a premier furniture retailer Mississippi .Miskelly Furniture is named one Large Independent Furniture Retailer in the country by Home Furnishings Business, a national trade magazine.Three brothers lead the company and the are also from the Magnolia State.They told Patrice Clark they

Auto insurance rates to decrease for State Farm customers in Mississippi

Motorists who have auto insurance with State Farm can expect to save a little money on their insurance in the coming months.

New scam hits YouTube: What to watch out for

Philip DeFranco is one of several YouTube stars who say scammers are sending out direct messages that look like they’re from their official accounts.

Valentine’s Survey reveals your partner’s naughty Netflix habits

Birds, Bees, and . . . Netflix? Americans reveal their naughty streaming habits in new survey

Senate approves bill extending duck hunting season

“Sportsmen in Mississippi and across the country have long sought this change, and I hope we can finally get it done.”

Ralph & Kacoo’s owner given 60 days to tear it down

Ralph and Kacoo’s opened on County Line Road next to the Cabot Lodge hotel in 1990. It closed for renovations in 1999 and never reopened. It has since become an eyesore and a haven for vagrants, with broken windows and open doors.

Boycott Bowl raises $57,000 for New Orleans recreation department

The Super Bowl might now have been a winner for the NFL, but the Boycott Bowl paid off big for kids in New Orleans.

  After their dog was killed, a north Jackson family is now taking on animal control

Hatton’s frustration with animal control grew after their family pet, Pugsly, was allegedly killed by three dogs belonging to a neighboring family

Dixie National Commissioners kick off rodeo, announce parking considerations

Over 700 people from across the United States and Canada are set to compete for the $250,000 in prize money

Saints fans hold Boycott Bowl and Blackout Second Line

Saints fans around the city are getting together to host a protest of this year’s Super Bowl.

'In New Orleans, we throw parties’: Organizers prepare for Boycott Bowl

What started on a drawing board between a group of friends has become a sold-out event, bringing in Saints fans from all over who refuse to watch the Super Bowl.

Bank takes possession of historic Mississippi home and inn

The Natchez Democrat reports no one on Friday met the $4.7 million minimum bid set by the bank to buy Dunleith Historic Inn

Super Bowl prop bets take over Tunica

The Magnolia State is gearing up for its first ever round of legal Super Bowl betting.

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering

A bug in Apple’s FaceTime feature caused quite the stir on social media Monday, when users learned they could essentially eavesdrop on the people they’re calling and see through their front-facing camera, even if the other person hasn’t picked up the call.

  Federal employees return to work, concerns remain

Government deal only through February 15

3OYS investigation helps Florida AG’s office build its case against moving company

A Florida-based moving company with ties to Flowood faces serious charges after assistance from a 3 On Your Side investigation.

Lucky Town Brewing Company ending production

In a Facebook post, the company said a consistent string of issues ranging from equipment failures to water problems, made doing business increasingly difficult.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

  Customers uncertain about the future of Piggly Wiggly stores

Customers shopping at a local grocery store chain say they’re worried about how long the chain will be able to keep their doors open.

  Don’t stand in line, renew your license online

You might have to renew your driver’s license soon, and you might dread the thought of standing in a long line at the DMV. Well, you don’t have to.

Scam alert for 2019: ‘Shimming’ is the new skimming

This method is similar to card skimmers, but a new technique targets the chip in your card that’s supposed to help prevent identity theft.

Get a free Frosty a day for all of 2019 for just $2

Wendy’s is currently selling a Frosty Key Tag, which would allow customers to receive a free Jr. Frosty a day for all of 2019.The $2 key tag will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted himself.

  Consumer Warning: Netflix phishing scam circulating

Officials are warning about a Netflix phishing scam that targets your personal information.

  Parents beware: Watch out for Fortnite charges on your credit card

An Ohio mom recently got a fraud alert from her credit card company, telling her about $950 in charges on her card were made through her sons' accounts.

Natchez Trace Parkway open to visitors during government shutdown

NPS will stay as accessible to the public as possible, while still following all laws and procedures.

  Amazon locating consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs

Amazon is currently making improvements to an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park.

  Local food bank agrees with Trump administration’s proposed work requirements for food stamps

The Trump administration's proposed work requirements for food stamps are already underway at one local food bank.