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LATEST: Number of power outages across South Mississippi

Thousands of residents across South Mississippi are still without power as of 9 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday is the deadline for in-person absentee voting in Miss.

  Physicians, state leaders continue their campaign against Initiative 65

  First Alert Forecast: Beautiful weekend ahead!

  Ewaste Collection Day recycles thousands of pounds of electronics each year

2 correctional officers attacked at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

’There’s no tired like a 2020 teacher!’ Miss. educators nail Halloween costumes

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Want to help the city fight crime? You’ll soon have a new way to help.

  Christmas comes early for only children’s hospital in Miss.

  Big plans on tap for abandoned downtown Jackson church building

  Family speaks out after Wesson 10-year-old dies in hit-and-run crash

  City unveils newly-repaired Freedom Corner

Mississippi Power expects 95 percent of power restored by Monday night

Mississippi city won’t lose lights after threat over debt

An entire city in Mississippi that was under threat of losing electricity before the end of the year because of unpaid bills will have more time to find a new power provider.

Belhaven cancels annual ‘Singing Christmas Tree’ due to COVID-19

Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree is an annual event, enjoyed by more than a thousand people each year.

Initiative 65 or Initiative 65A? Mississippians will vote ‘yes or no’ on Nov. 3

Mississippians will vote either for or against two medical marijuana initiatives on November 3: Initiative 65 or Initiative 65A.

  Woman found dead on Monterey Street identified

Police have confirmed that a woman has died on Monterey Street in Jackson.

’Dump Day’: get rid of electronic waste today!

  State health officer to host medical marijuana town hall

  Improving service to those in need and employee morale top goals at MDHS

Port Gibson High School closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  U.S. Senate candidates vie for votes at 2020 virtual Hobnob event

  MDHS Executive Director gives update on progress at the agency

  Firefighter Combat Challenge puts Miss. first responders to the test

Thursday they found out just how much they can take as they put their bodies to the test.

  First Alert Forecast: Breezy, chilly conditions have moved in...

Clouds, rain exit off to the east while sunshine and brisk breeze replace them Thursday

Two escaped inmates captured in Waynesboro

Two inmates who escaped from the Wayne County Jail early Thursday morning are back in custody.

Sixth inmate at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility reported dead this month

Another inmate from CMCF pronounced dead

  Mayor Lumumba delivers virtual State of the City address focusing on progress, recent challenges

Mayor Lumumba is to deliver his yearly State of the City address Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

UPDATE: Man identified in South Mississippi Hurricane Zeta death

The first death from Hurricane Zeta in South Mississippi has been confirmed, according to authorities.

City crews cleaning and securing Tisdale building

Former library was flooded, and had been used by the homeless

Former church a haven for the homeless, but not in the way that you would expect

First Christian Church has been empty for years.

’He’s not alone’: Close-knit community replaces teen’s stolen bike after robbery

Three days after 13-year-old Kofi Louis was robbed at gunpoint, an entire community has come together in an incredible act of kindness.

Hinds Co. warns of election-related phone scam

Hinds County Election Commission says phone scammers are making false claims about voting precincts.

Man found guilty of murdering wife and stepdaughter, burning their bodies

Walter Simpson has been found guilty of murdering his wife and stepdaughter.

  Gov. Reeves tours Zeta damage in South Mississippi, thanks first responders

Gov. Tate Reeves made stops in all three coastal counties Thursday to survey damage, and thank first responders, power crews, and all those working to help the area cleanup from the hurricane.

Seven candidates seeking to fill Jackson Ward Two council seat

Former sheriff among candidates seeking to replace Priester

10-year-old identified in deadly hit-and-run

A child was killed after a crash in Wesson on Tuesday night.

Miss. State Fair attendance cut nearly in half this year

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture reported that 123,329 paid customers attended this year’s fair.

Council president wants JPD pay raise plan in place before year’s end

Councilman says the money for pay raises likely can be found in this year's budget.

Crews work to restore power after Zeta damages Gulf Coast

As expected, coast residents are starting to experience power outages due to Hurricane Zeta’s powerful winds.

Two teens arrested for auto burglaries in Madison

Police arrested 19-year-old Trevor S. Simmons and 18-year-old Elijah T. Walker, both of Petal.

UPS bringing 161 high-paying jobs to Ridgeland

$57,000 in average annual pay expected for new UPS distribution center employees

MEMA reports one fatality, multiple injuries from Hurricane Zeta

MEMA says multiple counties are currently reporting damages and debris from the hurricane.

Ex-Keelser Airman sentenced to prison for child pornography

Quagliaroli was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 121 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography.

  Jackson mayor to deliver 2020 State of the City Address virtually

Mayor Lumumba is expected to give an update on the city’s progress as well as some of the challenges and plans to move the city forward.

  Funeral arrangements announced for former Madison alderman

Warren Strain died Tuesday morning at the age of 62.

  Seven people hospitalized after sign falls onto vehicle in D’Iberville

The incident happened near Rodriguez Street in D’Iberville.

Over 160K South Mississippians without power after Zeta

Utility companies are working to restore power.

  Mississippi family recounts shooting that took the life of 6-year-old boy

A Mississippi family is mourning the loss of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Franklin County on Tuesday night.

  Property owner believes Jackson should fix sinkholes near his building

For three years, a Jackson property owner has watched sinkholes grow near one of his parking lots on Ellis Avenue, making it difficult for customers to get to the businesses there.

First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

Emergency personnel in New Orleans are reporting what appears to be the first death linked to Hurricane Zeta.

President Trump approves Mississippi’s Hurricane Zeta emergency declaration

Reeves announced Wednesday morning that he signed the emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Zeta.

Toddler now recovering after being shot in Jackson while playing outside

A toddler who was shot in Jackson Tuesday is now recovering.

Power APAC narrows new namesake to three choices

Students began engaging in meaningful lessons and activities about the three finalists October 26, 2020.

  AARP urges congress to provide more COVID-19 nursing home funding

They cite the potential for a third spike in cases in long term care facilities due to increasing community spread.

  Dr. Dobbs says Initiative 65 is ‘Wild West’ proposal for medical marijuana

Dr. Dobbs weighs in on Initiative 65

  Senate hopeful Mike Espy launches ‘Get Out the Vote’ bus tour

The Espy camp will also make stops in Belzoni, Grenda, and Greenwood.

Hinds Co. announces precinct changes ahead of Tuesday’s election

Hinds County Election Commission announced several precinct changes ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Police searching for endangered 12-year-old from Memphis, could be in Jackson area

If you have any information on their whereabouts please call police.

Sen. Wicker accuses Big Tech of suppressing Conservative voices, cites Hunter Biden story

"Reasonable observers are left to wonder whether Big Tech firms are obstructing the flow of information..."

Tylertown businessman to join state Ethics Commission

Luter appointed to fill seat vacated by Breazeale

Lumumba to seek state lawmakers’ help in stopping hot pursuits

Three police chases in October have started in other jurisdictions and ended in Jackson

  ALERT DAY: Zeta, strong front on final approach to the Gulf States

Rainy periods likely ahead of the approach of Zeta and a strong cold front due into the region, nearly simultaneously.

Mississippi city may be left in dark over unpaid power bill

Because of long-standing debt with its wholesale electrical provider, the city faces complete disconnection Dec. 1.

240 cubic yards of illegally dumped trash collected from Capers Ave.

City officials are asking residents who have waste to dump to use their Roll-Off Dumpster Days.

Hattiesburg sex offender charged with lustful touching of child

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday accused of another sex crime.

  Jackson man convicted of killing his wife will get a new trial

49 year old Bobby Montson claimed the trial court in Hinds County violated his constitutional rights by admitting hearsay statements into evidence. He claimed he shot Linda Montson in self defense.

  Junior League of Jackson donates $100K to JPS teachers

Junior League of Jackson donated over $100,000 to Jackson Public School teachers on Tuesday.

Contractor chosen for Belhaven Creek project

Project will address flash flooding issues in Belhaven community

Child killed, woman injured in Franklin County shooting

Both victims are of the same family.

Municipal League urges people to say ‘no’ to Initiatives 65 and 65A

Another group comes out in opposition to medical marijuana proposals

MHP Cadet Class 65 application deadline is Oct. 31

Are you interested in joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol?

Woman killed in hit-and-run on Highway 80

The incident happened on Highway 80 and Robinson Road in front of the Metrocenter.

  Mississippi Blood Services hosts Halloween Blood Drive

Blood donations will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Crash on I-55 SB at Woodrow Wilson cleared

MDOT says traffic delays are expected to last for an hour.

  Power companies prepare for Zeta’s impact

Electric companies, such as Entergy and Mississippi Power, made final preparations for Hurricane Zeta.

  Metro area prepares for Hurricane Zeta

It’s expected to make its way through south Mississippi and into Alabama through Wednesday evening into early Thursday

  Victims of Domestic Violence remembered and honored

Family members share their experiences with domestic violence victims in hopes of encouraging others to get out of violent relationships.

  Small towns take pageants virtual during pandemic

Once upon a time in Brookhaven, Mississippi, there was a pandemic, but the people at the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce still wanted to crown a Miss Merry Christmas.

  Surge of young voters is expected on Election Day

A surge of young voters is expected to create waves at the polls.

  Jackson woman: Neighbor’s ‘illegal’ pipe floods her yard weekly

For five years, Janet McGee has dealt with flooding in her South Jackson backyard, stemming from a neighbor’s pipe that runs alongside her property.