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Fire at murder suspect's house ruled arson

JACKSON, Miss. — A fire at the home of a man accused of shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy is being investigated as arson, Jackson fire officials said. The fire was reported at about 9 p.m. Monday at Stacy Lidell’s home on Bishop Avenue, authorities said. The fire broke out less than 24 hours af


Mentor speaks out about slain Jackson teen

JACKSON, Miss. — A mentor is speaking out about aJackson teen who was shot and killed this week. Joshua Quinn spent two years mentoring Roderick Johnson. Quinn said he did everything he could to protect the Powell Middle School seventh-grader. But it wasn't enough. Jackson police said the 14-year-ol


Report damage in Rankin County online

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss.(WJTV) - Rankin County is making it easier for residents to report storm damage in their neighborhood. Thursday's storms caused major destruction to nearly 40 homes and 15 businesses.


Auditor's Office arrests member of counterfeit check ring

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Special Agents from State Auditor Shad White's office arrested Gregory Dante McCarty. 36-year-old McCarty was arrested at his home following a three-month investigation, involving counterfeit state checks.


“By the Grace of God we are here today:" Brandon homeowner recounts surviving storm

BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - “By the Grace of God we are here today,” said Brenda Barnett. She and her family were cleaning up Saturday after storms damaged their Brandon home. “It was horrible. It was horrible. We didn’t know if the house was fixing to go. All I could do was sit there and pray,” Barnett sa


With another storm on horizon, Mississippi could break tornado records

FLOWOOD, Miss. — With two major weather events in less than a week and another round of storms in the forecast, Mississippi could break tornado records. Interactive Radar | Forecast | Download the WAPT app to receive alerts.


Mississippi man sentenced to 60 years for producing child pornography

Jackson, Miss. – Cody Clines Adkins, 36, of Jackson was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to serve a total of 720 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing child pornography and possessing images of child pornography, announced U.S. A


Rankin County family rebuilding after storms

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - Portions of Rankin County are dealing with the devastating aftermath of the strong storms from yesterday. For this close knit Rankin County family faith was all they had as severe weather brought down trees and destroyed part of their home.


No hair rollers or pajamas: High school principal sets dress code for parents

HOUSTON — A Texas high school is setting a new dress code. But it’s not for students, who already have a school uniform. It’s for their parents. James Madison High School in Houston will turn away parents if they show up at the school wearing bonnets, pajamas, hair roller, leggings or low-cut tops,


Police: Dad shot 2-year-old son in the face with shotgun during fight with boy's mom

JACKSON, Mich. — Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy’s mother in southern Michigan. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 32-year-old Michael Glance of Jackson County’s Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on char


No. 9 Mississippi State Baseball Claims 4th Straight Governor’s Cup with 8-1 Win Over No. 19 Ole Miss

PEARL, Miss. — The No. 9 Mississippi State baseball program claimed its fourth straight Governor’s Cup with an 8-1 win over rival Ole Miss Tuesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi.


Unemployment on the rise in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Unemployment increased for the second straight month in Mississippi. According to the State Department of Employment Security, the state’s jobless rate ticked up to 4.9% in March, a slight increase from February’s rate, of 4.8%.


Gas prices creep toward $3 mark

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - For the past few months, gas prices continue to rise across the United States. Triple-A says the national average is now $2.85 a gallon. It is up 23 cents from last month.


President Trump approves Mississippi disaster declaration

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from February 22 to Marc


4 Mississippi HBCUs Win $50,000 Campus Improvement Grant From Home Depot

The Home Depot's Retool Your School grant program celebrated its tenth year by awarding ten HBCUs $50,000 each in campus improvement grants. Four HBCUs in Mississippi were selected to receive of Home Depot’s 2019 “Retool Your School” grant.


Gas leak closes section of road in Ridgeland

RIDGELAND, Miss. — A construction crew hit a gas line in Ridgeland, forcing police to block off the road in front of a car dealership, authorities said. Sunnybrook Road was closed in front of Patty Peck Honda shortly after workers hit the gas line at about 7 a.m. Wednesday, police said.


The Story of the Mississippi

The Mississippi River begins its life in Itasca State park, Minnesota. From here it begins a 2,350 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way this pristine water comes into conjecture with hundreds of other waterways forming the massive river we know here in St. Louis. But as it flows south,


MS WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, April 25, 2019. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in. Arkansas...Mississippi...Louisiana... Mississippi River Near Arkansas City affecting Chicot...Desha...


Storm damage reported in county

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Traveler with contagious measles traveled in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi State Department of Health has updated locations of potential exposure to measles that happened Apr. 9-11. The agency says a man who was contagious with measles traveled to Mississippi Apr. 9-11.