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Grandmother charged with murder after toddler stabbed, found dead inside oven
UPDATE: Woman accused of stabbing, cooking granddaughter in oven identified>>pic.twitter.com/Tv2XXOoLwY— wdam (@wdam)October 17, 2018
Questions lingering about $10,000 raise given to City of Canton employee
Courtney Rainey, the director of human and cultural needs, was given a $10,000 raise. Rainey is also a member of the Canton School Board.
Man arrested for shooting his brother at Jackson home
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson police department arrested a man for shooting his brother early Wednesday morning.Jackson police officers were called to a home on Watkins Drive just before 2:30 a.m.They found a 29-year-old man who had been shot in the food. The victim told police that his brother s
ALERT: Madison County road closed, construction through Saturday
Crews began repaving the roadway Wednesday and will work each night, through Saturday, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Second person arrested in armed robbery of Yazoo County 911 dispatcher
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - There’s been a second arrest in the armed robbery of a Yazoo County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.RELATED: 911 dispatcher arrested for helping accomplice rob fellow dispatcher at gunpoint19-year-old Jared Waters was taken into custody last week, charged with armed robbery. Authori
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.
Mississippi pre-teen rapper arrested, boy's aunt "attacks" officer
ATLANTA, Georgia (WJTV) - A 12-year-old Mississippi-native rapper and his aunt were recently arrested at a mall in Atlanta, Georgia, for unlawfully selling his CD’s to mall patrons, the Associated Press reports.
City employees misspend $100,000 on LED TV, alcohol, gift cards
CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) - An audit of Canton Municipal Utilities finds 12 former and current employees misspent $101,829.76, according to Mississippi State Auditor Shad White.
Murder Charge For Grandmother After Toddler Found In Oven
Toys, a discarded high chair and police evidence tape are part of the trash outside a home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, where a 20-month-old girl was found dead inside an oven on Monday evening at the residence, in Shaw, Miss. (Shelby Sansone/WHBQ-Fox 13 via AP)
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.
Supporters of Forest Hill High School band attend JPS Board meeting; fight back against sanctions
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Forest Hill High School students and parents are fighting back after band members were banned from performing for the rest of the school year, and according to family members, the band director was fired.
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.
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.
Former state senator must repay the bulk of $101,000, state auditor says
On Tuesday, the state auditor's office said it had issued a demand to 12 current and former Canton Municipal Utilities employees including Jones, who was general manager for about three years until he resigned in January.
Mississippi governor calls for terminations after viral band performance
Pictures of the Forest Hill High School band’s performance circulated on social media Saturday, showing students dressed as medical personnel holding SWAT team members at gunpoint as the band played. The performance took place at a football game between Forest Hill and Brookhaven High School, just d
Citing Lumumba policy, MBI will not investigate JPD's officer-involved shootings
"It is MBI’s protocol to not release names of witnesses or officers involved in such cases while the case/investigation is pending," said the statement from DPS received Monday afternoon. "Based on Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s recent announcement to release the officers’ names within 72 hour
Armed men rob two gas stations in Jackson
In each incident, three to four armed black males wearing hooded tops with their faces covered, demanded money. The suspects fled both locations with an undetermined amount of cash, traveling in a small, white 4-door sedan, JPD spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes said in a statement.
Mississippi State Fair will be longer next year
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - As crews pack up the rides and other attractions at the Mississippi State Fair, plans are already underway for a longer fair in 2019.