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Man gets 40 years in Jackson traffic light killing
A man has been sentenced in the death of a Brandon woman who was shot and killed in 2017 at a traffic light on Fortification and State streets in Jackson. Nicholas Coats, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, according t
BREAKING: Police arrest man accused of shooting 2 children near UMMC
Jackson police have arrested a man accused of shooting and injuring two children near University of Mississippi Medical Center on Nov. 29. Alcantera Garner, 20 surrendered to the Jackson Police Department Monday and confessed to the crime, Police Chief James Davis said. Davis said Garner's mother br
This week's Mississippi's Most Wanted
It's Monday and time for another edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted. This week, we're focusing on the most wanted suspects in Rankin County. Madison and Rankin County District Attorney and US Congressman-Elect Michael Guest says that 51-year-old Walter Lee Wells Jr. is wanted for business burglary
Escaped inmate update: Madison Sheriff's van found
MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - A four-day search for the escaped inmate out of Madison County, who is considered armed and dangerous, has yielded the man's get away van. Sheriff's department officials say they recovered the stolen sheriff's transport van Monday.
Over 300 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop on I-20
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Rankin County Criminal Interdiction Deputy Decell stopped a Ford Motorhome on Interstate 20 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Monday for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the deputy suspected the vehicle was transporting drugs and contraband.
Woman arrested, charged with stabbing family member after argument
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating a stabbing that happened in the 3100 block of Ivanhoe Avenue. Officers responded to a house in the area shortly before 3:30 p.m., where they learned that two women got into an argument that led to one of them being stabbed.
Missing Pike Co. man found dead in Lincoln Co.
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A man who went missing from Pike County a little over a month ago was found dead last week in Lincoln County. [ READ MORE: Man reported missing in Pike County ]
Prisoner Found Dead in Central Mississippi Jail
PEARL, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced Friday that an inmate died in custody last week. 20-year-old Darrell Harper was found unresponsive Tuesday at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility near Pearl, according to MDOC. Harper was serving a 5-year prison s
The Avett Brothers coming to Brandon Ampitheater
BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - The Avett Brothers are coming to the Brandon Amphitheater on April 20th. Red Mountain Entertainment made the announcement Friday. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster or at the venue box office.
The Avett Brothers Add Spring 2019 Tour Dates
The Avett Brothers have added a few more U.S. concert dates to their steadily growing 2019 tour schedule. Friday’s announcement, which includes seven more shows next spring, should continue to get Avett Brothers fans pumped and ready for the arrival of their new studio album—the follow-up to 2016’s
JPD: Man shoots, kills his mother in grocery store parking lot
Jackson police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing his mother in a grocery store parking lot Saturday. Terry Huchen, 33, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 51-year-old Ronia Rodgers, JPD Sgt. Rodrick Holmes said in a news release.
These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Mississippi In For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Mississippi are whiter than wonder bread. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Mississippi.
Family of five escapes Brandon house fire
BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - A family of five escaped a Tuesday night fire at a home on Lindsey Lane in Brandon. According to Brandon Police Chief William Thompson, the log cabin style home was a total loss. Brandon Fire Department and Brandon Police Department responded to the fire.
Man arrested for shooting death of his mother in Food Depot parking lot
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The victim killed in a deadly shooting that happened Saturday afternoon at the Food Depot on Terry Road has been identified. Jackson Police have identified the victim as 51-year-old Ronia Rodgers. Police have arrested and charged 33-year-old Terry Huchen with murder.
UPDATE: Body of missing 72-year-old Jackson man found on Gallatin Street
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - After three days of looking for father and grandfather, the search for Elmer Pete Turner ended Friday afternoon. The body of the missing Jackson man was found near the Pilot gas station on Gallatin Street -- five miles from his home.
Two dead in 18 wheeler crash on John’s Mayton Road
BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - Two people are dead after an 18 wheeler crash on John’s Mayton Road in Brandon.
Flooding on the Pearl, Bogue Chitto, Tangipahoa, & Bogue Falaya
The Pearl River Near Bogalusa. * from late Tuesday night until further notice. * At 8:00 AM Saturday the stage was 11.1 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
The Avett Brothers Expand 2019 Tour
The Avett Brothers announced the addition of seven dates to their 2019 touring schedule. The newly confirmed performances include one show in April, five in May and another in June.
I-20 East clear after shooting on the interstate
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - Before 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, troopers were called to the scene of a shooting on the Pearl River bridge. According MHP officials, a GMC Yukon was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-20, when someone from a black Nissan Altima fired shots into the left rear passenge
Murder suspect dies after assault at Raymond Detention Center
HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A murder suspect died in a Jackson hospital after he was assaulted at the Raymond Detention Center on December 6. Dominique Martinez Griffin was transported to UMMC for treatment. He died Friday afternoon.