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Cars flipped, trees down, damage reported as storm rolls through Mississippi
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Storms and severe weather made their way through the metro area early Thursday afternoon flipping cars, downing trees and flooding roads. Two cars in the parking lot of the Clinton, Mississippi, Walmart on Highway 80 were flipped on their sides as wind blew through.
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.
Fallen Brookhaven officers to be honored in D.C.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) - The Brookhaven community honors the lives of fallen police officers Zach Moak and James White with a backyard barbeque luncheon. The two men were killed while responding to a shots fired call in September.
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.
Retired teacher from Brookhaven wins the 2019 St. Jude Dream Home
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The St. Jude Dream Home is officially owned by Lou Robison of Brookhaven! She took a tour of the more than half a million dollar home with builder Brian Burkley a few hours after her name was drawn as the winner.
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.
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
Brookhaven man gets 5 years for firearm charge
A Brookhaven man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said.
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.
Downtown Brookhaven Fred’s on list of closures
Fred’s announced today it will close 159 underperforming stores — including the downtown location in Brookhaven — by the end of May. The location on Brookway Boulevard is not on the list of closures.
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.
MS WFO MEMPHIS Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
WFO MEMPHIS Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, May 3, 2019. The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A followup Flood Statement will be issued Thursday or sooner if.
Severe weather pounds Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi
(AP) - Heavy winds and power outages are being reported as a storm system moved across Louisiana and Mississippi. The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 mph in Natchez, MS, on Thursday afternoon as the storm system moved across the Mississippi River from Louisiana.
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.
2 Mississippi men say they beat man in videotaped attack
WAYNESBORO, Miss. – Two Mississippi men admit they took part in a beating captured on video and shared on social media. WDAM-TV reports 32-year-old Landon McCaa and 28-year-old Tomas Sion Brown told Wayne County Justice Court Judge Charles Chapman on Wednesday that they assaulted an unnamed man.
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.
Mississippi university tuition to rise 4%, on average
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — (4/18/19) Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4% next fall, saying state funding increases this year are earmarked for increasing employee costs and they need more money to maintain programs.
Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama
Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.
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
Riverside Garden Club Now Selling Caladiums
The Riverside Garden Club is now selling caladium bulbs to help beautify Monticello and surrounding areas. Bulbs are $1 each and are available in candidum white, brandywine red and rosebud pink.