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  Jackson churches clean illegal tire dumping site on MLK Day of Service

  Jackson couple awaken to find man holding baby breaking through their front door

Visitors take in museums for free in honor of MLK Day

Community gathers to discuss impact of gun violence

  Interim MDOC commissioner lays out plans to improve prison system

4 arrested, drugs and weapons seized in Covington County narcotics bust

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  No major issues with Pearl River flooding so far

  First Alert Forecast: Cold start to the week

Jackson homeless shelter needs coffee, toiletries ahead of frigid week

Airplane makes emergency landing near Meridian Regional Airport

Mississippi funding fence to keep animals off runways

  Wreath-laying ceremony honors Dr. King’s legacy

House catches fire on Terry Rd. in Jackson

The house sits on the corner of Maple Ridge Drive and Terry Road.

  'You can either fight Mother Nature or join in’: North Jackson family impacted by rising Pearl River

"We do get water into our backyard A LOT. We are just used to it.. but we have learned to take advantage of the flooding!"

  Mississippi Strong: Caring Shirts project for cancer patients

Members of a Bovina church are working to make life easier for cancer patients. The group gathers to create what they call Caring Shirts, and the shirts are designed with snaps around the seams for easy access to any ports or other medication that will be administered to cancer patients.

Coroner: Inmate found hanging in cell at Parchman

Carmen was last seen personally by officers at 6:20 p.m. during a security check.

Charter bus from Ala. bursts into flames on I-59

Two homes damages, 1 seriously during fire on Jones Ave.

On visit to Memphis, Vice-President visits National Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi graduation rate reaches all-time high

Dead woman’s body discovered in Jackson park, police say

  Tracking the Pearl River: Jackson residents weary of flooding

Vigils held across the state in support of pro-life movement

Dozens gathered at vigils across the state Saturday to show their support for a pro-life Mississippi, with abortion as one of the most divisive issues in the country.

  Rain did not stop MLK March in Jackson

Dozens of people gathered at Freedom Corner in Jackson Saturday to remember the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

SLIDESHOW: Streets around central Miss. take on water from rising Pearl River

Forecasters pushing back an expected crest of 35 feet to Sunday.

  Scattered Showers, Storms; Colder Sunday

Saturday morning weather update

Escaped inmate captured in Covington County; 2 still on the run

One of the inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail late Wednesday night is back in custody.

12-year sentence for jail phone is ‘failure,’ justice says

Mississippi has one of the highest incarceration rates in the U.S.

Missing, endangered 12-year-old boy found safe, Memphis police say

Tavier Bell was last seen Friday around 6 p.m. on Oakmont Place near Vollintine Avenue.

Former Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove passed away

Gary Hargrove, former long-time coroner for Harrison County, has died on Saturday after battling an illness.

Jackson Police: Knife-wielding man cuts female clerk while robbing a Walgreens

The suspect cut the clerk in the process of robbing the store.

MDWFP issues hunting season closures due to flooding

Heavy rains and rising Mississippi River levels have hunters yet again looking down the barrel of hunting season closures.

  Hit-and-run suspect runs from cops, crashes into car in Vicksburg

The suspect and the other crash victim were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Motorcyclist injured in Raymond Rd. crash, JPD investigating

The condition of the biker is not known.

Jackson man critical after being stabbed by boyfriend at gas station

The suspect has been detained.

  Security cameras help Brandon police make auto burglary arrests

Chief William Thompson says there will be more arrests to come.

Madison doctor arrested, charged with sexual battery of 14-year-old

Investigators learned that between December 2019 and January 2020 the man had inappropriate contact with the teen and allegedly committed sexual battery.

Yazoo Co. prison guards charged with sexual battery identified

The three are charged with sexual battery after accusations came out last month.

  MDEQ checking dams prior to forecasted rain

He said the dams are inspected yearly and every five years, an engineer inspects them too.

  Task force meets to discuss progress and needs to advance Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms

All eyes are Mississippi's prison system.The state passed a law in 2014 that overhauled sentencing guidelines and attempted to control corrections costs. A task force is working to keep a check on that progress.

  Families of MDOC inmates rally for improvements while filing suit against the prison system after recent violence

Families of MDOC inmates rally for improvements while filing suit against the prison system

Forecasted Pearl River crest lowered by half foot

National Weather Service lowered the forecasted crest level of the Pearl River by half a foot.

Former MDOC officer to serve 70 months in prison for beating inmate

Griffith and two other officers proceeded to punch, kick and stomp on the inmate while he laid face down on a mattress on the floor of his cell.

JPS weekend activities canceled due to flooding concerns

This includes the MLK Ladies Hoop Fest at Lanier and the Murrah vs Columbia benefit soccer game at South Jackson Field.

SBA offering assistance to businesses affected by harmful algae bloom

Small businesses on the Gulf Coast negatively impacted by the blue-green algae bloom can now apply for disaster assistance loans.

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable Friday; rain, few storms return Saturday

Quiet, cool and breezy Friday ahead of more rain, storms for Saturday, ushering in a big cool down for next week.

Appeals court won’t rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

Mississippi is likely to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.

Disagreement leads to man being shot in his butt, Jackson police says

Jackson police are investigating a Friday morning shooting on Randall Street.

Driver extracted from SUV after colliding with 18-wheeler on HWY 16

The Farmhaven Fire Dept. was dispatched Friday morning to a two vehicle MVC on Highway 16 near John Day Road.

  Sheriff: Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

The shooting suspect has been identified.

One killed, two injured in Yazoo Co. wreck involving 18-wheeler

One person was killed in a crash in Yazoo County on Thursday afternoon.

Semi-automatic rifle used in Jackson shooting during pizza delivery

Jackson police are investigating an incident that happened just before 8 p.m. Thursday.

  WLBT’s Maggie Wade honored at MLK banquet

Thursday night, Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes hosted a birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Jackson State University.

Power restored to thousands of Clinton residents after outage

Their website indicates that it could be near midnight before power is restored.

  Governor Tate Reeves discusses next steps for MDOC

Conditions and violence in Mississippi's prisons are attracting national attention.And the search for a new corrections leader won't be limited by state lines.

  Rising Pearl River threatens Jackson streets

So far no water has entered any homes.

  Reservoir managers helping to mitigate flood in Jackson

Reservoir managers aiding to mitigate flood in Jackson

Man shot in both legs while walking in Jackson; JPD searching for two suspects

If you have any information call police.

MS Lottery Corporation issues warning after player receives email with fake lottery win

The corporation said on Twitter that you will never receive an e-mail from them notifying you of a win.

MS Board of Education votes to keep U.S. History exam after considering elimination

The SBE’s final decision on the end-of-course assessment comes after a public comment period and review of an Accountability Task Force (ATF) recommendation.

Homeowner shoots intruder who entered through window, police say

Jackson police are investigating a Thursday morning shooting.

MLK parade postponed due to ongoing flooding threats in Jackson

City officials say it will be rescheduled for a later date.

Drug bust: 140 lbs. of marijuana seized during Madison traffic stop

K-9′s alerted to a large tool box in the bed of the truck.

  First Alert Forecast: Shower chances remain the forecast before COLD & dry air moves in this weekend...

Cooler and breezy behind a cold front Thursday, more rain, storms expected by Saturday ahead of significant cool down next week.

Teen arrested for shooting into two Jackson homes

Firearms related evidence from each scene was compared which later linked Green to the crimes.

Judge denies bond for man accused of killing girlfriend

A judge denied the bond for a man accused of killing his girlfriend.

Manhunt continues for escaped Covington County inmates

The search is on for three inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail.

  Gov. Reeves announces nationwide search for MDOC commissioner

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is launching a search for a new commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Wolf Lake in Yazoo Co. closed to recreational boaters due to high water

Any boating shall be conducted according to a “Dead Slow; Leave No Wake,” standard.

3 arrested for string of Brandon auto burglaries

Brandon Police Department arrested three men they said are connected to a series of car burglaries.

Mississippi is least physically active state in U.S., study finds

According to a newly-released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi ranks as the least physically active state in America.

  Ridgway Lane lawsuits consolidated by judge

A Rankin County Circuit Judge has consolidated the 12 lawsuits against property manager Ridgway Lane. Judge Dewey Arthur submitted the order this week, saying in his order that all of the cases are similar.

  Engineers make preps for expected Oktibbeha County Lake dam breach

Engineers believe it’s no longer a matter of if the Oktibbeha County Lake dam will break, but when.

IHL delays vote on request to relocate Confederate statue at Ole Miss

IHL has decided to delay voting on the request to relocate the Confederate monuments on the Ole Miss campus.

  Out on bond after six trials, what’s next for Curtis Flowers?

Out of jail, but not free: that’s the reality for Curtis Flowers, who is out on bond but still charged with murder in the deaths of four people at Tardy Furniture in Winona in July of 1996.

  Microsoft ends Windows 7, outdated computers now vulnerable to attacks

Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7, leaving your computer vulnerable if you don’t upgrade.

  Harlem Globetrotters play in the Mississippi Coliseum

They’re the Harlem Globetrotters, but they have a tall Mississippi connection.

  Don’t get in flood waters, EOC director warns: ‘There’s glass, there’s rodents’

Make sure you are prepared for the Pearl River to rise if you live in an affected area.

Retired Vicksburg fire captain and independent contractor injured after falling off building

They were both taken to UMMC with various injuries.

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.