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Man shot while sitting inside car in Canton

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - One man was shot while he and another man sat inside a car on Harding Street in Canton Friday night. The men told police that another man pulled up next to them, asked a question, and started shooting. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.


Jackson man sentenced for producing, possessing child porn

JACKSON, Miss. — A Jackson man convicted of producing and sharing videos and images of child pornography has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison. Cody Clines Adkins, 36, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to serve 720 months in prison, federal officials said.


Focused on Mississippi's Most Wanted in Madison County

MADISON, CO. (WJTV) - It's Monday, so it's time for another edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted. This week, we're focusing on the three most wanted suspects from Madison County.


Mississippi measles-free because of vaccinations, doctor says

JACKSON, Miss. — The number of measles cases is on the rise in the U.S., but so far, not in Mississippi. A Jackson pediatrician said the nationwide outbreak makes him worry about his patients who are younger than 12 months old because they haven’t been able to have the measles vaccination and are mo


Police: Father shot, killed by son in home on Old Canton Road

RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - A man was killed following a domestic incident on Old Canton Road. According to Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal, 67-year-old Henry Lee Gray was shot to death in his home on Sunday afternoon.


Jackson man wanted for felony drug poss. with intent to distribute

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department is looking for a man wanted for felony drug possession with intent to distribute, and with a firearm. If you know where 32-year-old Thomas Wade Johnson is, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).


Louisiana Man Kidnaps and Assaults Mississippi Teen

ABERDEEN, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Louisiana man is expected to be charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Mississippi girl. Authorities say 24-year-old Ronald Joseph Latiolais III of Gonzales, Louisiana, met the girl online, went to Aberdeen, Mississippi for her, and took her bac


Interim named after Madison Co. Schools superintendent resigns

MADISON, MS (WLBT) - According to Public Information Officer Gene Wright with Madison County, Superintendent Kimber Halliburton has resigned from Madison County Schools, effective immediately.


Agriculture Commissioner Announces Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Tuesday, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the planned framework and first meeting of the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force. House Bill 1547 was enacted during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session. Cultivation of industrial hemp w


Fourteen arrested in large scale narcotics operation in Marion Co.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Fourteen people were arrested in connection to a large scale narcotics operation in Marion County. Operation Real Deal is the conclusion of a multi-month investigation and consisted of two search warrants in which narcotics and firearms were seized and arrest were made.


‘He was very intellectual, smart beyond his years’; Murdered 14-year-old mourned by family, mentor

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police investigators continue to look for a motive in a shooting that ended the life of a young teenager. Forty-one-year-old Stacy Lidell is charged with murder in the shooting death of 14-year-old Rodrick Johnson. It happened Easter night on Eminence Row.


Drivers in Mississippi have mixed reactions about road construction near Hernando

HERNANDO, Miss. - Mississippi drivers have mixed reactions to a road project that could cut down traffic time. The project includes re-routing McIngvale Rd. and adding a new off-ramp in Hernando for the recently opened I-269.


Thomas Wade Johnson is wanted by JPD

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Jackson Police Department needs help finding a suspect. 32-year-old Thomas Wade Johnson is wanted for felony drug possession with intent to distribute and with a firearm.


South Mississippi EmployAbility Job Fair

This morning over 30 local businesses came together at the Biloxi Civic Center to take part in the South Mississippi EmployAbility Job Fair. This job fair is designed for individuals with disabilities and is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Governor’s Job Fair Net


Person shot while driving in north Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. - A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly shot at another individual who was driving in northern Mississippi. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Oxford. Police were called to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi around 3:45 p.m. after the victim reported being


JPD makes arrests in Lil Lonnie slaying

JACKSON, Miss. — Two arrests have been made in connection with the2018 shooting death of Jackson rapper Lil Lonnie, Jackson police said. Monya Davis and Antoine Carr, both 21, are facing murder charges in the April 2018 slaying on Montebello Drive, police said Monday. Davis was arrested earlier this


Which of the Coast counties is the healthiest in Mississippi? Here’s a breakdown.

Good news for the Coast, y’all. The cities in the three Coastal counties are ranked as some of the healthiest places to live in Mississippi, according to a county-by-county breakdown of health data published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health In


14-year-old killed, man arrested after brief standoff

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police are investigating a fatal shooting that killed a teenage boy. Police said 14-year-old Rodrick Johnson was shot and killed about 8 p.m. Sunday on Eminence Row near Revels Avenue.


Tools stolen from Ridgeland construction site

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Ridgeland police are investigating a burglary at a construction site. The thief broke a window Monday night to get into a trailer on the Horne CPA office construction site on Sunnybrook Road and Colony Park Boulevard, police said.


Mississippi Attorney General Defends Heartbeat Law

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s attorney general is defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It’s one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Governor Phil Bryant signed it last month, and it is set to take eff