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Chronic Wasting Disease suspected in second Mississippi white-tailed deer

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will await final results before implementing the agency’s CWD Response Plan.

WLBT - 2018-10-19 22:56:00

Oak Grove rolls into region battle with Brandon

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Oak Grove (7-1) puts its unbeaten region record on the line Friday night against No. 3 Brandon.The No. 10 Warriors have won four straight, outscoring their last two opponents 71-12. Oak Grove’s 26-19 win over Petal three weeks ago has provided the team a spark headed into th


MDOC: Escaped parolee found at Jackson shelter

Courtesy: MDOC JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections said an escaped parolee was back in custody. 39-year-old James Wesley Lee reportedly escaped the Madison County Transitional Center in Canton on Thursday. Investigators said he was missing during the noon

WJTV.COM - 2018-10-19 10:49:58

Halloween Boos & Things to Do

Fright Nite takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 9 p.m. The event will feature $1 mixed drinks and bottled beers until 11 p.m., a costume contest with a total of $1,000 in prize money and music from DJ Polo. Admission is $10 per person.


Mother of baby who was stabbed and placed in oven issues statement

In responding to her baby's death, Jones says, "all I know is that my mother stabbed my daughter and put her in the oven and cooked her. My mother was not a violent person. She loved Royalty and she always treated Royalty like Royalty. My mom obviously was not herself."

WLBT - 2018-10-18 21:32:00

Giant Salvinia found in Pelahatchie Bay of Ross Barnett Reservoir

Bobby Cleveland, Liasion Officer for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District says, "Now that it's in Pelahatchie Bay it's our goal to contain it to Pelahatchie Bay because that gives us the unique opportunity that most lakes that have giant salvinia never have . We have an opportunity in the ne

WJTV.COM - 2018-10-18 21:45:28

Gov. Bryant appoints MS lottery corporation board of directors

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation was created during the Mississippi Legislature 2018 First Extraordinary Session upon passage of Senate Bill 2001. Governor appoints lottery board; Source: Image bank ((AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)) JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Gov. Phil Bryant appointed five members to the Mis

WLBT - 2018-10-19 15:01:57

It's time for Cindy Hyde-Smith to go home

I learned that it don't take much to build it up. Build it up, build it up, build it up. Oh, yeah. Build it up, build it up, build it up (Mm) - Five Heartbeats I have shied away from most political commentary and any thoughts of upcoming elections. The reasons are probably obvious - it's sad, painfu

THE CLARION LEDGER - 2018-10-19 15:00:02

Jackson NAACP stands in full support of Forest Hill High School Band students

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Jackson Branch NAACP stands in full support of the band students at Forest Hill High School. The organization released its statement today. It goes on to read, "We are deeply disappointed in the Mississippi High School Athletics Association's severe punishment against the

WJTV.COM - 2018-10-18 17:57:46

JPS teacher, charged with sexual battery, fired

A Jackson Public School District high school teacher has been fired following an investigation into crimes involving a student, JPS said Thursday. JPS would not identify the teacher, but Major Pete Luke of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department said Reginald Barnes was arrested by the JPS Campus Enfo

THE CLARION LEDGER - 2018-10-19 12:25:37

Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said. Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged with firs

WSPA.COM - 2018-10-18 11:28:08

What a Ridgeland man did after his dog ate his Chinese takeout got him 25 years in prison

What a Ridgeland man did after his dog ate his Chinese takeout got him 25 years in prison Subscribed, but don't have a login?Activate your digital access. The dog ate their Chinese food, so a 20-year-old man and his girlfriend decided to order a pizza but couldn't pay for it. The solution: Rob the p

THE CLARION LEDGER - 2018-10-18 15:17:49

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issues Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 23-month-old Jackson girl

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 23-month-old Gorgeous Taylor, of Jackson.


Victim of fiery car crash was a dispatcher with Flowood Police Department

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - We have now learned the victim of a fiery crash was a dispatcher with the Flowood Police Department.32 year old Joshua Stodghill is survived by his wife and two sons. (SOURCE: Ott and Lee Funeral Home)32 year old Joshua Stodghill lost his life in the accident early Tuesday morni

WLBT - 2018-10-18 22:40:00

Sheriff: Murder charge planned after toddler found in oven

Williams said the grandmother's brother found the body Monday night and called police in Shaw, a tow of about 2,000 people approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Jackson. Police in turn called the sheriff's office and others for assistance.


Toddler allegedly stabbed, found dead in oven, Mississippi officials say 

Shaw, with 2,000 residents, is about 100 miles northwest of Jackson in Mississippi’s Delta region.


POLICE: Baby stabbed, placed in oven and baked

SHAW, Miss. (WJTV) - According to an Associated Press report out of Shaw, Miss., police have taken a person into after a baby was stabbed, placed in an oven and baked.


Fatal car crash and fire on I-20

Around 6:30 a.m., MHP was called about the crash on I-20 near Pearl in Rankin County. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling westbound when it left the roadway, collided with a bridge pillar and burst into flames.


Pedestrian hit and killed on I-55, all lanes of traffic blocked

So far there is no vehicle description, but it's possible that multiple vehicles could have hit the individual, authorities said.


MS Governor Wants School Staff Fired, Addresses Racial Slurs, After Controversial Band Performance

Bryant says his initial response was “anger and frustration,” after seeing the halftime skit with the Forest Hill marching band pointing fake guns at other members of the band dressed as police officers in Brookhaven, where two police officers were gunned down.