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  McDonald’s worker surprised with award for her kindness, customer service

If you pull up to the speaker at McDonald’s in the morning, you’ll receive a greeting along the lines of, “Good morning me love. Serving you. May I have your order?”

Beloved coast photographer, Alex North, passed away

  Citizens cleaning, returning to life after the flood

  Copiah County facing flooding problems downstream

  Brandon High School hosts police K9 trials this weekend

Body of Mississippi soldier to return home Saturday

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

Continued Coverage

  Receding flood waters reveal piles of trash

  Alleged Baptist Hospital shooter had murder, domestic violence in arrest record

  EXCLUSIVE: Two DHS embezzlement case defendants appear in court

  Gov. Reeves holds press conference concerning impact of Pearl River flooding, progress at MDOC

  Brother, father of slain Alcorn State student ask shooter to come forward: ‘Do the right thing’

$10 million investment bringing 100 jobs to Pascagoula

Computer science education bill introduced in Miss. Senate

A bill that would require Mississippi public schools to offer computer science to all elementary and high school students has been introduced in the Mississippi Senate.

Two Super Bowl LIV champs from Mississippi honored by the state senate

Two local Super Bowl LIV champions were honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Senate.

Sheriff: Car wanted in Jones Co. murder investigation spotted in Ga.

We’re told investigators are still working to track down the silver Toyota Camry.

  MDWFP Special Response Team using an airboat to help Jacksonians escape flood waters

The response to the Pearl River flooding has been an all hands on deck situation for many state and local resources.

Police investigating after Facebook post shows doll hanging off beaded noose

  Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

  MEMA releases initial damage report from Pearl River flooding

NWS lowers anticipated Pearl River crest to 37.5’

  ‘It was like U-Haul city:’ Residents pack up and leave before flood waters arrive

Dogs saved from Harrison County trailer fire

  MDHS discusses largest embezzlement scheme in state history, upcoming policy changes

MDHS sits down to discuss the embezzlement case for the first time since the news broke a week ago.

Tupelo Middle School student dies during basketball practice

A Tupelo Middle School student died during basketball practice last weekend, reports WTVA.

  Man who punched principal was angry over children’s expulsion, suspension

A West Lincoln man punched the principal of his son's school after a heated parent conference.

  Uptick in surprise medical billing prompts legislation push in Mississippi

Have you ever had a surprise medical bill?

  Clinton rental home may not have been up to code at time of deadly fire

The conditions of a rental home in Clinton at the time of a deadly fire are being questioned.

Mississippi trooper files suit against city of Flora, police chief, officer and others

A Mississippi Highway Patrol state trooper is seeking at least a half million dollars from the city of Flora, its police chief, a police officers and others in a lawsuit filed in federal court.

  Couple takes great loss on side-by-side stores to flooding in Yazoo City

A couple takes a great loss to their businesses when an area of Yazoo City floods that has never flooded before.

Oktibbeha Co. Lake dam under ‘watch’ status as rain raises water level

Emergency management officials upgraded the Oktibbeha County Lake dam to “watch” status due to recent heavy rainfall.

MSDH, CDC continue to monitor current outbreak of coronavirus

There have been no cases in Mississippi and no one is being investigated as possible cases.

  DHS Embezzlement Case: State Auditor goes to FBI and makes legislative request

Shad White is looking to the FBI to add investigative resources to the massive embezzlement scheme.

  State Fire Marshal: Clinton house fire deemed accidental, started in attic

It was also revealed that there were no working smoke alarms in the home.

Olive Branch man charged for attempted murder, bond set at $1 million

A Mississippi man is behind bars after he was charged for the alleged attempted murder of a woman on Monday morning.

  ’I don’t have anything:’ Hilltop Inn fire displaces dozens

Veranda Cole, like the other residents of the Hilltop Inn, now has to figure out where to go from here, and how to take care of her children in the meantime.

  How TANF dollars are allowed to funnel into non-profits

The very framework that allows states flexibility in the spending of block grants leaves room for issues of oversight.

Stomach virus at Coast Coliseum isolated, contained

The State Health Department is still looking for answers as to what made people sick after attending events at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

  Simpson, Smith counties picking up pieces after Wednesday’s severe weather

Miraculously, Vera had been in town meeting a friend like she did every week. She wasn’t home when the winds hit her house.

  Mississippi embezzlement scheme: Red flags raised on TANF spending for years

Some folks had been raising red flags on Mississippi's use of TANF funds for the last several years. They're now reacting to the news of the embezzlement scheme that involved TANF funds.

Proposed bill could change the Mississippi state flag

A proposed bill aims to change the current state flag in Mississippi.

  Apparent tornado damages homes, downs trees and power lines in Simpson County

They always say it, and J.C. Powell of Simpson County says it's true.

  Mississippi Senate unanimously approves teacher pay raise bill

The Mississippi Senate passes a teacher pay raise bill that now goes to the House for consideration.

MSDH: Case of hepatitis A being investigated in Jones Co. restaurant employee

An employee of the Huddle House in Laurel has been diagnosed with hepatitis A infection.

  Auto burglars hit same Byram business three times in apparent crime spree

Surveillance photos show two men who raided the same auto repair shop on Wynndale Road three times.

  Jackson Human and Cultural Services asking for $10,000,000 to go towards repairs and upgrades

Officials want continued overhauls and improvements for four projects before Jackson’s bicentennial.

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

From 82 counties these young people have come to Jackson starting on January 30 and they'll stay through Thursday.

  Vicksburg restaurant owner worried hepatitis A scare will ruin business: ‘My restaurant is almost empty’

Free vaccinations were offered Monday for those who might have been exposed to the virus.

Investigators uncover puppy mill operation in Tate Co., nearly 200 dogs seized

Crews say the dogs were living in terrible conditions in Tate County, Mississippi most of them in need of immediate medical attention.

MSU student sinks $5,000 half court shot, sparks controversy

It was a shot that shook the Humphrey Coliseum Thursday night.

  Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

C Spire commercial gets more folks talking about computer science in Mississippi schools.

More than 200 dogs seized from Tate Co. home, officials say

Investigators in Tate County are searching for information after more than 200 mistreated dogs were taken from a home.

Inmate found dead at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

Saturday, officers at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility found an inmate unresponsive in his cell.

Police investigating after 4 people shot in Philadelphia, Miss.

Investigators are working to identify any suspects.

Columbia mayor says homeless animals will be euthanized in humane way

Columbia city officials say some positive changes are being made at the Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter.

  Mississippi closely monitoring coronavirus outbreak but no cases currently reported

There are no reported or suspected cases of coronavirus in Mississippi but state health officials are closely monitoring the outbreak.

Police investigating ‘alleged inappropriate communications’ between Petal teacher, student

A Petal High School teacher is off the job after alleged misconduct with a student.

Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

The first version of a teacher pay raise bill is clear of its first hurdle at the State Capitol. And educators are pleased with the proposal.

  Man allegedly shot by police has been accused of murder 3 times

A man shot by police Wednesday is a known criminal, accused in three homicides in the last 20 years.

  Secretary of State proposing change to driver services

Long wait times at the Department of Public Safety's driver services are becoming less of a problem.

  Powerball and MegaMillions tickets now being sold in the Magnolia State

It’s another historic day in Mississippi.

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Pivoting Out of Poverty

It’s a one-of-a-kind pilot program to get women and children out of poverty and it is only happening in Jackson, Mississippi.

  Considering potential impacts of the USMCA trade deal for Mississippi

Mississippi experts weigh in on potential impacts of the USMCA deal.

Hattiesburg hosts 15th annual Miss. Peanut Growers meeting

The meeting was held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

  Former inmates say Parchman Unit 29 problems are not new

Because every situation brings bloodshed, a violent mindset grows among the inmates.

  New details on Parchman’s Unit 29 and what closing it will involve

Governor Reeves announced a decision to begin work of shutting down Unit 29. Families and advocates are reacting to what that will mean.

Reba McEntire to headline Mississippi College’s Spring Scholarship Dinner

The country music legend has been announced to headline Mississippi College’s Spring 2020 Scholarship Dinner.

  'You have to live to tell the world’: Grandson of Mississippi’s only Holocaust survivor shares story

Gilbert Metz survived horrid Nazi-ran death camps in wartime Germany. Now, his grandson is sharing his story to keep the legacy alive.

  Gov. Reeves calls for higher teacher pay, safer prisons in first State of the State address

Governor Tate Reeves is offering his ideas on how to tackle the state’s challenges and celebrate its strengths.

  Pets being shot in Brookhaven neighborhood, families concerned

Brookhaven residents are worried because pets are turning up shot by pellet or BB guns, and in one case, a 22.

2 men wanted in connection to officer-involved shooting in Tunica captured in Minnesota

Authorities in Tunica are in search of three men they believe were involved in events that led to an officer-involved shooting over the weekend.

Southern Living highlights resurgence of Laurel

Laurel is in the spotlight once again for its resurgence, this time being featured in Southern Living magazine.

Medical marijuana opponent speaks out to Coast Republicans

On Monday, Harrison County Republican Women heard from a speaker opposed to legalization for medicinal use.

$200 round-trip flights to Orlando from Jackson coming this summer

The airline flies from Jackson to twelve different cities, most of them west of the Mississippi River.

MBI investigating the third officer-involved shooting in 3 days in north Mississippi

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are searching for information after an officer-involved shooting in Clarksdale.

Gov. Reeves to deliver first State of the State address Monday

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves will deliver his first State of the State address Monday night.

’I feel like the good Lord spared me’: Philadelphia hunter bitten on the head by copperhead

He’s been called the unluckiest hunter alive, but if you ask Tyler Hardy, he’s feeling pretty lucky.

Gov. Tate Reeves signs law to cover gap in teacher pay

The $1,500 raise was approved during the 2019 legislative session, but officials later discovered a bureaucratic error.

Officer, suspect shot during officer-involved shooting in Coldwater, Miss.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left both an officer and the suspect injured Saturday.

Postal worker dies a week after Attala County shooting

A postal worker has died more than a week after being shot in the head in Attala County.

  Mysterious boom breaks glass, shakes homes in parts of South Mississippi

WLOX has received multiple reports of a loud boom throughout Jackson County that shook people’s windows.