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New BBQ restaurant in Jackson is 'unofficially' open
Subscribed, but don't have a login? Check out the sites and sounds from other Food Truck Mash-Up events before Mississippi's first one set for March 24 at the Mississippi Braves' Trustmark Park. Wochit If you're missing the former Chimneyville Smokehouse restaurant on High Street in Jackson, a new
Jackson Fire Department on the scene of large house fire on Clinton Blvd.
The Jackson Fire Department is on the scene of a large house fire at the corner of Colebrook Avenue and Clinton Blvd. This is a developing story. We have a crew on the scene and we will update this story as more information becomes available.
Death sentence reinstated for Mississippi's only woman on death row
JACKSON, Miss. - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the death sentence of Mississippi's only female death row inmate. The ruling Tuesday came almost three years after a federal court ruling granted Lisa Jo Chamberlin, 45, a new trial in a double homicide in Hattiesburg, Miss., abou
It's a girl: Jackson mayor's family grows by one Wednesday
Both Jackson mayors shared political points and certain delivery styles for their vision for the city. While the father and son duo agreed on many aspects, they also retain their own unique perspectives. Wochit The Lumumba family just grew by one Wednesday. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's wife Ebony
Police seek identity of burglar caught on camera
Jackson police officials have released surveillance video of a man who burglarized a business. The man is accused of breaking into the business in the 1500 block of E. County Line Road earlier this week, police said. The man is shown on the video, with his face covered, entering the business through
2 men charged in dice game shooting
Two men are facing attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting over a dice game, Pearl police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the shoulder about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of George Kersh Drive, police said. Witnesses told investigators that the man was shot after he refused to pa
Laquita Roy, 40 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS
Laquita Roy, a 40-year-old black woman, was found dead on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in her home on Badger Drive, according to the Jackson Police Department. Corporal Colendula Green said a former JPD officer discovered Roy's body inside her garage. Green said the shooting took place shortly after 11:
Suspect arrested in Badger Drive shooting: Family, neighbors, have questions
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - A family mourns a young woman killed outside her home. Neighbors accuse the suspect of terrorizing an otherwise peaceful neighborhood for months, spraying the area with gunfire. Neighbor Shekela Thomas lives on Badger Drive says it became dangerous for people to go outside. "H
DA moves into Jackson Police HQ
There is now an office inside the Jackson police department headquarters that is the home to an assistant district attorney. Prosecutors are now embedded with detectives working major crimes. "They consult with detectives, give them legal advice, other methods of investigating the case so over time
Woman shot to death in Jackson neighborhood
A woman was shot to death on Badger Drive in Keystone Estates. According to Jackson police, a possible suspect is in custody. The alleged suspect was captured on Dixon Road by Clinton police. A former Jackson police officer who lives in the area called in the shooting. Jackson police say that a mot
Two hurt after shooting in South Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people hurt. It happened in the 3500 block of Exchange Drive Monday night. According to JPD, a woman and a juvenile male were hurt. Both of the victims are expected to be okay.
Fatal shooting suspect arrested in Clinton after incident at AutoZone
Jackson police are on the scene of a fatal shooting in Keystone Estates and a suspect is in custody in Clinton. Officials said the initial shooting took place on Badger Drive, and the victim is a female. A possible suspect has been apprehended by Clinton police on Dixon Road, according to City of Cl
Man caught on camera burglarizing flower shop, JPD says
The Jackson Police Department released surveillance video Wednesday in connection with a business burglary. The man shown on the video is accused in a weekend burglary at Greenbrook Flowers in the 700 block of N. State Street, police said. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Crime Stopper
Mississippi agriculture official expected to go to US Senate
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to appoint state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed a longtime U.S. senator who is resigning because of poor health. Bryant has scheduled an announcement at noon Wednesday in Hyde-Smith's hometown of Brookhaven. Three s
Pedestrians hit while walking across I-55 in south Jackson
One victim dead, other victim expected to survive, authorities say Updated: 6:44 AM CDT Mar 20, 2018 One person is dead and another is injured following an accident on I-55 near Bounds Street. Shortly before midnight Tuesday officers say they found a two-vehicle crash and two injured pedestrians.
Pinehaven Road Bridge in Clinton closed for repairs
Subscribed, but don't have a login? For the second time over the span of a week, the city of Clinton is being forced to close a bridge. The city announced Monday that the Pinehaven Road Bridge between Kickapoo Road and Williamson Road is closed to all traffic following an inspection by Federal Highw
Is this the fanciest Wendy's in metro Jackson?
Wendy's restaurant location on Lakeland Drive in Flowood has reopened its doors with a freshened facade and some fun features inside after a recent renovation. The revamped Flowood location next to Jackson Prep is one of several in the area remodeled in the last decade. This latest update features a
How new Mississippi abortion law will harm Black women
JACKSON, MS - JULY 17: Shannon Reaze of Jackson protests an Operation Save America demonstration to close the state's only abortion clinic on the lawn of the state capital July 17, 2006 in Jackson, Mississippi. The demonstration drew hundreds of pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators from around the
Woman, boy shot in Jackson
Jackson police are investigating after a woman and boy were shot. The shooting was reported about 11:30 p.m. at a home on the corner of Sykes Road and Exchange Drive, police said. Neither injury appeared to be life-threatening, police said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call
Pinehaven Road bridge in Clinton closed
CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) -- The Pinehaven Road bridge between Kickapoo Road and Williamson Road in Clinton has been closed to all traffic. The bridge was inspected by Federal Highway Administration Monday and then the city was informed that it needs to be closed. Detour signs have been placed out in th