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Eastbound lane blocked after car strikes tree on I-20 in Pearl
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Pearl police are working an accident after a car crashed into a tree. It happened on I-20 Eastbound, just before 9p.m. One person was taken to the hospital via helicopter after the crash.
City council unveils plan to address violence following four deadly shootings in one day
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Four deadly shootings in one day prompted the Jackson City Council to hold a special meeting Friday morning. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's administration unveiled a comprehensive plan to address the problem.
Pedestrian hit by car on I-55
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police report that a man was hit by a car in on I-55 Southbound. It happened just after 7p.m. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian remained on scene.
Remembering Anthony Longino, funeral planned for slain pastor
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Pastor Anthony Longino homegoing has been scheduled for Saturday morning at 11 AM. The arrangemments will be held at Pleasant Hill Missionary Church ( 495 N Pleasant Hill Rd, New Hebron, MS 39140).
MS WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Sunday, January 20, 2019. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Mississippi... Yalobusha At Whaley affecting Carroll and Leflore Counties.
Stop wasting food, food app prevents waste
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Olio, a free phone app, is working to eliminate the amount of waste. About 40 percent of the food americans buy end up in the trash. Food waste is a global problem and now an American living in Britain is trying to change that.
Forest Hill teacher named JPS Teacher of the Year
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 10th grade English teacher at Forest Hill High School is the 2018-2019 Jackson Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Adrienne McDowell was surprised with the honor Friday morning during class. She says she was honored to be nominated but never expected to win. She said all her c
Two killed in Jackson outside home
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) -- Jackson police are investigating after two people were shot and killed on Teakwood Drive. Police believe the shooting resulted from an altercation between the two.
MLK remembered at Jackson State University convocation
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - Jackson State University hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., convocation. Students were exempted from class to attend the ceremony held in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. This year's guest speaker was Lottie Joiner, Editor-in-Chief of 'The Crisis' magazine.
Mississippi WIC funded through February amid shutdown
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday that its special supplemental program for Women, Infants and Children will continue full operations through the end of February despite the federal government shutdown.
Two deer with one shot: She's a 101-year-old hunter and she's still going strong
JACKSON, Miss. – It hadn't been the best deer season for Bertha Vickers. The Morgantown, Mississippi, woman had opportunities to harvest deer on three occasions from a blind that relatives built for her, but she didn't get the kill shot on any of them.
Jackson man dies shortly after being arrested
JACKSON MS- WJTV - Jackson Police investigating the death of a man, two days after he was arrested. Neighbors blame police for the death of George Robinson. Robinson's arrest happened just hours after the death of a pastor at a church this past weekend.
Missing man out of Mississippi Co., MO considered endangered
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A man well-loved by a Mississippi County community has gone missing. According to Cpt. Barry W. Morgan with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, Lucas Conyers was last seen on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Sikeston, Mo.
Mississippi Roads ‘goes wild’ in premiere episode of new season Jan. 24 on MPB Television
Mississippi Roads with host Walt Grayson will kick off a new season beginning Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television. Episodes will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. and repeat Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the season ending March 3.
Lucky Town Brewing Company ending production
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Lucky Town Brewing Company is ending production after six years. In a Facebook post, the company said a consistent string of issues ranging from equipment failures to water problems, made doing business increasingly difficult.
Vote: Are you confident in Jackson leaders'?
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Are you confident in Jackson leaders' ability to deal with the crime problems?
State Fire Marshal cracking down on security alarm scams
JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi State Fire Marshal Office is cracking down on dishonest security alarm sales. Multiple people have called the department complaining that door-to-door salesmen are lying about their product and which company they work for.
Mississippi school bus overturns with 2 children, 2 adults aboard
BOLTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi school bus has overturned in a wreck near Bolton. Maj. Pete Luke, of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, says two children, an adult bus monitor and the driver were aboard when the accident happened Thursday.
Weather prevents spring Costco opening; summer completion now projected
The Ridgeland Costco likely has been slowed down due to inclement weather, meaning the store will likely be opened this summer, rather than the spring. “We expect a summer opening for both the warehouse and the gas (station),” said Dave Messner, senior vice president of real estate with Costco Whole
JPS surprises teacher of the year
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - Today was a very special day for an unsuspecting Jackson Public School teacher. JPS leaders awarded Forrest Hill High school teacher Adrienne McDowell with the award.