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Floodwaters force some Mississippi residents to evacuate

BRUCE, MS (WMC) - Parts of Central Mississippi have received anywhere from two to five inches of rain in the last several days, and it is causing some major flash flooding. Flood waters are almost reaching Interstate 55 in Grenada County, Mississippi.


Covington County School District hosts job fair

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Covington County School District is holding a job fair for perspective certified teachers and bus drivers. WDAM spoke with Covington County School District Superintendent Dr. Arnetta Crosby and she said that Covington County is in a critical teacher shortage.


THE LATEST: Major flooding expected along the Mississippi River

Baton Rouge, LA. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) - EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) - Major flooding is expected along the Mississippi River in the coming weeks due to heavy rainfall across the Ohio River Valley. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for all locations along the Mississippi River.


Tax for another Mississippi River Bridge would not pass muster with Livingston Parish voters, Parish President Ricks says

BATON ROUGE – A new bridge across the Mississippi River could benefit Livingston and four other parishes in the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, but who pays for it could be a different story, Parish President Layton Ricks said.


Heavy mountain snow continues across Southwest; rain poses flood threat for Mississippi River valley

Heavy mountain snow continues today across the Southwest and Four Corners region. Storm totals of more than two feet are possible through tonight. Freezing rain ahead of this system spreads into the Plains and Midwest today, with heavier snow developing by Saturday.


New computer center at church named in honor of former pastor

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -A new community information and research area at a Laurel church has been dedicated in memory of a longtime church pastor. A computer resource center at Calvary Baptist Church has been named in honor of the Rev. L. C. Collins, Sr.


Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop, 36, remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March.


First Responders Act makes its way through the state legislature

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - A bill that would ensure first responders get the proper coverage for health-related illnesses is making it’s way through the state legislature. The Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act, or Senate bill 2835, says “...when a first responder who has completed 10 or m


Mississippi LGBTQ community discuss hate crime reporting in wake of Smollett case

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -The Jussie Smollett case is fueling questions about whether real victims of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes will now come forward. Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear is a pastor of a church in Hattiesburg and is among those in the LGBTQ community concerned about the potential impacts of what po


Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive $200 million pharmacy fraud

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty Wednesday.


Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police officers six days before his death.


Grenada, Mississippi declares local state of emergency as rains flood region

GRENADA, Miss. — A local state of emergency was declared Friday by city and county officials in Grenada, Mississippi after dozens of streets and homes flooded. Heavy rains have soaked the Mid-South for days, with some of the strongest coming overnight Thursday and Friday.


Investigators: 1 escapee from Franklin County back in custody in Mississippi

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – One of two men who escaped from the Franklin County Jail Thursday night is back in custody. We’re told he was caught in Mississippi. Franklin County Investigators say two men escaped from the county jail around 10:30 Thursday night, using a fight within the jail as a diversio


Weather damages homes and roads throughout north Mississippi

PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) - Dozens of homes and roads were damaged as a result of severe storms and flooding. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency states these damage reports serve only as initial assessments and will change as additional reports are submitted.


Northern Mississippi sees massive flooding

Pearl, Miss (WJTV) - Northern Mississippi is seeing a lot of rain which is impacting people in the area. WJTV's Marcus James talked with MEMA, who is encouraging everyone to make sure they pay attention to the forecast over the weekend.


Man accused of intentionally driving car into Laurel business

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel police charged a Heidelberg man accused of intentionally ramming his car into a Laurel business. Albert L. Morrow, 64, was arrested and charged with one count of felony malicious mischief and DUI. Police said Morrow purposely drove his car into a business on Susie B. Ruffi


Counties across Mississippi preparing for flooding as storms move through

MISSISSIPPI - Heavy downpours are causing flash flooding in Grenada County, Mississippi. Those Floodwaters are putting roads and homes in water. FOX13 travelled to both DeSoto and Grenada counties, where some areas are already seeing floodwaters and others are preparing.


Christian Services off free potatoes to public

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - What do you do with 20,000 pounds of potatoes? Well if you’re Christian Services in Hattiesburg, you pass that blessing on to others. The charitable organization received an anonymous donation from one of its vendors. The group spent most of Friday giving the potatoes to the


Parts Of North Mississippi Being Evacuated Due To Flooding

MARSHALL COUNTY, MS (localmemphis.com) - As the rain continues to pummel the Mid-South, folks are already being evacuated in North Mississippi. Rescue crews are evacuating the area near Enid Lake in Panola County.


End of an era: Toyota Mississippi prepares for next-generation Corolla

BLUE SPRINGS – At about midnight tonight, a Barcelona Red Corolla will come off the final inspection line, destined for some Toyota dealership somewhere. It will be the last one of nearly 1.2 million Corollas that have been built at Toyota Mississippi, which began producing the 11th-generation compa