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Multiple tornadoes reported in southern Mississippi as storm system moves east

National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes hit the southern half of Mississippi on Thursday as a storm system moves east. No injuries have been reported and damage reports remain scattered.


Confirmed Tornado Heading Toward Jackson, Mississippi

A confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located 7 miles southwest of Raymond, or 14 miles southwest of Clinton, moving northeast at 45 mph. This is a particularly dangerous situation.


Booneville FD ‘Lip Sync’ Challenge Video In national spotlight

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A fire department in Northeast Mississippi is in the running for a top spot in an upcoming CBS television special. The Booneville Fire Department’s lip sync challenge video is featured in an interactive special where viewers vote for their favorite performances featuring f


Several Mississippi school districts closing early due to severe weather risk

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Multiple Mississippi school districts are closing early Thursday due to the risk of severe weather. Coahoma County School District will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.


NEMCC named one of best colleges in nation for online learning

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A community college in the area was named one of the top colleges in the nation for online education. Onlinecolleges.com ranked Northeast Mississippi Community College as the second best college in the nation for its online education options.


2 people rushed to hospital after shooting in north Mississippi, officials say

TUNICA, Miss. - Police are investigating after two people were shot in north Mississippi. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Prichard Road and Old Highway 61 in Tunica, according to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office.


Severe weather, suspected tornadoes pound Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi

(AP) - National Weather Service forecasters say they believe multiple tornadoes have hit the southern half of Mississippi as a storm system moves east. No injuries have been reported and damage reports remain scattered.


Students display talents at state science fair

BOONEVILLE • A’london Milsap came with a group of seven students from Laurel High School and said frankly, that there are more bugs in food than people may realize. She experimented with the temperature in her house to see how bugs interact with food in plastic containers, and she also melted and st


Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Portions Of Louisiana & Mississippi

The threat of severe storms is starting to flare up back to our west in Louisiana and eventually into southwestern Mississippi. SPC has drawn up a mesoscale discussion stating that a tornado watch will be issued by 11:00 am CDT.


New Mississippi law aims to protect consumers from telemarketers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new state law set to go into effect could mean major consequences for telemarketers targeting Mississippians. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley took to Facebook to call out companies being fined through the state’s No Call Law.


Tuesday night chase in Baldwyn ends with Wednesday morning arrest

A Lee County man has been arrested Wednesday morning following a Tuesday night chase where shots were filed at Baldwyn Police officers. No officers were injured in the shooting, but the shots did strike a police car, flattening a tire, said Baldwyn Police Chief Troy Agnew.


Mississippi national lawmakers weigh in on Mueller Report

The American public can now read most of the special counsel’s findings into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. The more than 400 page report from Robert Mueller contains some redactions. Attorney General William Barr said every page of the report had classified material that needed to


Safe rooms open across central Mississippi ahead of severe weather

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Several safe rooms have opened ahead of the severe weather threat in central Mississippi. The following safe rooms will be open Thursday for residents to seek shelter.


Power outages pepper central Mississippi

Southern Pine says nearly 9-thousand customers in Rankin County are without power following this afternoon's storms. Lines are downed in Hillsboro, Morton, Shiloh and Rexford. In the meantime, Entergy is working to assess damage in Vicksburg, Utica, northeast Jackson and Mendenhall. More than 29,000


Mississippi governor signs bill permitting license plates with alternative flag without Confederate symbol

Mississippi residents will soon be able to choose an alternate design for license plates in the state that does not include the state flag, which contains a Confederate emblem.


SCHOOL LIST: South Mississippi schools announce early dismissal times

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Schools across South Mississippi are announcing early release times ahead of severe weather headed our way Thursday. All schools will start at their regular times unless otherwise noted.


Mississippi bar owner explains why he kicked patrons out of bar as tornado loomed

The owner of a bar popular with the students of Mississippi State University explained why he kicked patrons out of his business as the threat of a tornado loomed. Bar 612 in Starksville, along with other nearby restaurants, shuttered their doors after a tornado warning was issued for the area. The


Wheeler’s Woodruff makes news with bat

Wheeler’s Brandon Woodruff got to the major leagues on the strength of his arm, but he’s making an impact with his bat, too. The former Mississippi State pitcher is hitting .714 (5 for 7) and helped himself with a two-run double Tuesday night in an 8-4 win over St. Louis.


Saltillo to enforce its dog ordinance

SALTILLO – Dogs running loose in Saltillo could soon be sent to puppy prison while the owners will face stiff fines and possibly jail time themselves. The city will soon begin picking up strays and dogs that have wandered away from their yards. The owners could be fined in Saltillo Municipal Court o


Paul Henry named New Albany Middle School principal

New Albany School District recently announced the hiring of Paul Henry as the Principal of New Albany Middle School. Henry brings several years of experience and success in education, coaching, and administration. Most recently, Henry has served as an Assistant Principal at St. Martin Middle School