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Man & woman shot near Jackson park

Jackson, MISS. (WJTV) - The Jackson Police Department responded to a shooting on Monday night. They said a man and woman were shot in the 600 block of Guidici Street near Battlefield Park. Sgt. Roderick Holmes said they were taken to another location by a car and that's officers found them. We're to

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-19 12:36:17

Three killed in Jackson's deadly weekend

The weekend of violence started with a murder at the Deluxe Inn on Highway 80 Saturday. Thirty-six-year-old Ayanna Thames was stabbed in a car by a male assailant. READ MORE: Woman stabbed at Jackson hotel identified Police released a surveillance video of her attacker fleeing the scene. Sunday, a

MSNEWSNOW.COM - 2017-09-19 00:37:09

One dead after Vicksburg house fire

Source: Raycom image bank According to Vicksburg Fire Chief, one person is dead after a fire in Vicksburg. The house sits at Marcus Street near Confederate Avenue. We have a crew headed to the scene working to get more details on this developing story. We will update as soon as we know more.

MSNEWSNOW.COM - 2017-09-19 15:37:37

Altercation leads to shooting in west Jackson, police say

A man was hospitalized Monday after a shooting, Jackson police said. The man, whose name has not been released, was shot multiple times Monday afternoon in the 200 block of Eisenhower Street in west Jackson, police said. He was conscious when he was taken to a hospital at about 2:20 p.m., but his co

WAPT - 2017-09-18 20:35:00

Jackson youth basketball league promotes community involvement

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - After a weekend of violence in the Capital City, Monday night was about celebrating the dozens of 8 to 17-year-old girls and boys who are making a difference by staying involved. The Slammin Jammin Basketball League keeps kids busy on the court, so they won't be busy in the s

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-19 03:57:34

Group prays for City of Jackson after weekend of violent crimes

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - It was a day of prayer following a deadly weekend in Jackson. Three people were killed in separate violent crimes over the weekend. A group went to Battlefield Park Monday to pray for the city. "We are in a desolate place right now in this city, and as people of faith, we are

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-18 22:10:11

Overnight news: 2 shootings reported at same time in Jackson; JPS parent sues state

Jackson police are investigating two separate shootings that were reported at the same time Monday night. One shooting occurred in the 600 block of Guidici St. at about 10:30 p.m. A man and woman were shot at that location and drove to a second location where officers found them. Both victims said t

THE CLARION LEDGER - 2017-09-19 13:56:43

Jackson State loses 3rd straight, Tony Hughes enters week 4 optimistic

Tony Hughes stays positive despite 3 losses to open the 2017 season. Click on the video above fore more. Tony Hughes stays positive despite 3 losses to open the 2017 season. Click on the video above fore more.

MSNEWSNOW.COM - 2017-09-19 03:41:19

Naturalization Ceremony held at Jackson school

They all took the Oath of Allegiance together this morning during a naturalization ceremony at Northwest Jackson Middle School. School leaders say the ceremony is part of their Constitution Day celebrations and allows students as well as family and friends to witness a big accomplishment for these n

MSNEWSNOW.COM - 2017-09-19 00:16:39

Already a Category 2, Maria is expected to become a 'major hurricane'

Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. The storm is expected to become a major hurricane before it hits the Leeward Islands over the next few days, intensifying to a Category 4 hurrica

WAPT - 2017-09-18 12:13:00

Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

President Donald Trump jokes with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, Presid

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-18 21:22:27

3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

ATLANTA (AP) - Three people face charges of inciting a riot and battery of an officer after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after

MSNEWSNOW.COM - 2017-09-19 08:52:18

Trump says he's pondering an armed forces parade to show nation's military might

Updated: 3:14 PM CDT Sep 18, 2017 President Donald Trump says he is considering having an armed forces parade in Washington on the Fourth of July to showcase the nation's military might. Trump met Monday with French president Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly

WAPT - 2017-09-18 20:14:00

Coroner responds to Vicksburg house fire

We have a crew on the scene working to get more information about this deadly house fire investigation. Stay with us as we follow this breaking news story on WJTV 12 at noon. We have a crew on the scene working to get more information about this deadly house fire investigation. Stay with us as we fo

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-19 16:21:31

The future of Taco Bell: Fewer drive-thrus, more booze

Some serious changes are underway at Taco Bell, including one that will change the way you hit up fourth meal. According to Food & Wine, the fast food chain plans on opening up to 350 new restaurants by 2022, and all of them will be missing one key feature: the drive thru. Despite a good majority of

WAPT - 2017-09-19 16:17:00

Survey shows childhood obesity may be falling in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier. Among children aged 10-17, 37 percent were either overweight or obese in 2016. An advocacy group, the Trust for America's Health, released a report Tuesday analyzing data collected

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-19 16:14:39

JPS parents file lawsuit against State Superintendent, other state education leaders

Jackson, Miss. (WJTV) - Parents of students in Jackson Public Schools have filed a request for injunctive relief against State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright, Board Chair Rosemary Aultman, and Heather Westerfield, the Chair of the State Commission on School Accreditation. There are 30

WJTV.COM - 2017-09-19 15:36:10

Edwards first in U.S. for revolutionary drinking water demonstration

Town teams up with several state and federal agencies for demo Updated: 10:30 AM CDT Sep 19, 2017 EDWARDS, Miss. - The town of Edwards is teaming up with the EPA, Mississippi Rural Water Association, and the Calgon Carbon Corporation to demonstrate a revolutionary way to purify drinking water for

WAPT - 2017-09-19 15:30:00

Ryan Phillippe's ex-girlfriend is suing him for assault

Elsie Hewitt claims that the actor attacked her on the Fourth of July Updated: 10:27 AM CDT Sep 19, 2017 TMZ and People report that Ryan Phillippe's ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles on Monday against the actor for allegedly beating her on July 4. Hewitt, who dated Ph

WAPT - 2017-09-19 15:27:00

Mississippi hits 51 West Nile virus cases so far for 2017

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming four new cases of West Nile virus. Updated: 10:07 AM CDT Sep 19, 2017 A SECOND CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN MISSISSIPPI HAS THE METRO-AREA CITIES TAKING ACTION. The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming four new cases of West

WAPT - 2017-09-19 15:07:00