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Family of man who died in Madison County Detention Center files wrongful death lawsuit against Madison County

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The family of Harvey Hill and their attorneys are speaking out. “HE DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO GO TO COURT.. HE WAS MURDERED,” Said Hill’s Sister. In May of last year Harvey Hill was arrested for trespassing and was transported to the Madison County Detention Center where he later


Mississippi man dies in crash with 18-wheeler carrying chickens

MCCOMB, Ms. (WJTV) - (2/19/19) The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash, after an 18-wheeler and a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck collided in Pike County Monday night.


Joshua Archie bonded out Madison County Jail

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) - Joshua Archie has bonded out of the Madison County Jail. The Archie family posted the $250,000 bond and he was released from jail around 1:45 this afternoon.


Armed and dangerous, Jackson State University wants man found

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Patrick A. Bookshire is armed and dangerous. Bookshire has been seen on the campus of Jackson State University multiple times over the last several days.


Mississippi lawmakers are attempting a crackdown on caller ID spoofing

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Are you tired of telemarketers calling and tricking you into thinking it’s a local number? It’s called “caller ID spoofing” and it’s a growing problem across the country.


Madison County drug dealer receives 40-year sentence

MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Madison County man received a 40-year-sentence for trafficking a controlled substance on Thursday. Jeremiah Kelly, of Canton, will not be eligible for an early release. When he was arrested, officers found marijuana, cocaine, weapons, more than $150,000 in cash, and a l


21-year-old woman shot to death in Hinds Co. home

HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A woman is dead and a man in custody after a shooting at a home near Edwards in Hinds County Monday night. The victim has been identified by Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart as 21-year-old Zanmarkia Zitiana Mack from Edwards. She died of an apparent gunshot wound.


Teonta Clark sentenced to 40 years for 2014 shooting death of Canton teen

CANTON, MS (WLBT) - The second man found guilty in the death of a Canton teenager was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday. Teonta Clark was sentenced to 40 years in a Madison County courthouse Monday -- found guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of 13-year-old Muhammad Saeed.


Road rage incident ends in stabbing, deadly shooting outside north Mississippi store

HORN LAKE, Miss. - An apparent road rage incident ended in a stabbing and deadly shooting outside a store in Mississippi. According to Horn Lake police, two men were involved in an apparent road rage incident near Hurt Road and Goodman Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.


Large police presence outside Mississippi Walgreens

HORN LAKE, Miss. - There is a large police presence at a Walgreens in Mississippi as investigators are working what appears to be a large crime scene. Officers are currently investigating an incident that happened outside the Walgreens on Goodman Road in Horn Lake.


Madison County School District reminding parents to help stop the spread of flu

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Madison County School District is reminding parents to help stop the spread of the flu. A district spokesperson says schools are seeing an increase in absences.


MPD: Missing 10-month-old taken by mother’s friend found in Mississippi

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police said a missing 10-month-old and the suspect accused of taking her have been found in Mississippi. Police say Sariah Newson was taken by a female acquaintance of her mother at a laundromat at 4648 Horn Lake Road.


Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history in 2014 to obtain a card from the agency that allowed him to purchase a handgun.


Deer chronic wasting disease found in 2 more Mississippi counties

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Cases of debilitating deer disease have been confirmed in two more Mississippi counties, making it present in five counties. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said Tuesday that tests confirm deer in Panola and Tallahatchie counties had chronic wasting


Auto insurance rates to decrease for State Farm customers in Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Motorists who have auto insurance with State Farm can expect to save a little money on their insurance in the coming months. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Tuesday that he has approved an 11.2 percent decrease in rates for State Farm auto insurance consumers


Manhunt Monday: Mississippi deputies search for gunman in double murder

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Deputies and investigators say they've done all they can to try and solve a murder mystery in Marshall County, Mississippi. Deloris Bowen has had months of sleepless nights waiting for her son's killer to be brought to justice.


Gunman accused of killing 5, hurting 5 officers at warehouse was raised in north Mississippi

The gunman who killed five people and injured five police officers in Illinois has significant ties to the Mid-South. Gary Martin, 45, died in a shootout with Aurora police at a manufacturing warehouse in the Chicago suburb.


Suspect in Panola County caught, believed to be connected to Jackson homicide

PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. — Authorities in Panola County have a man in custody who they believe may be connected to a homicide in Jackson, Mississippi. According to authorities, Marcell Martin, 42, was spotted early Tuesday morning. Senatobia police tried to pull him over but he refused to cooperate and


Police capture man who murdered wife on Valentine’s Day

PANOLA COUNTY, MS (WMC) - North Mississippi law enforcement has ended the search for a murder suspect out of Jackson after he was spotted Tuesday morning. Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby said Marcell Martin, 41, was captured in Panola County after he led police on a chase and ran into the woods i