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Man shot over dog dispute dies, Jackson police say

JACKSON, Miss. — A man who was shot after a confrontation over his dog has died, Jackson police said. The shooting was reported Saturday night on Bass Avenue, police said. Police said William Parker's dog attacked a neighbor and Parker apparently confronted the neighbor about it. Investigators said


Jackson man sentenced to federal prison, will register as sex offender for trafficking minors

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson man was ordered Tuesday to pay a $5,000 fine and he will also have to register as sex offender for life for sex trafficking minors, announced United States Attorney Mike Hurst and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.


City of Jackson to auction 300+ vehicles Saturday

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The City of Jackson will hold an auction this coming weekend. The auction will take place Saturday at 9:00 am, at the city’s impound lot at 4225 Michael Avalon St.


Jackson Municipal Airport Authority CEO resigns

JACKSON, Miss. — Carl D. Newman has resigned as the CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. Newman’s resignation was effective Tuesday, airport officials said. The board of commissioners appointed Chief Operating Officer Perry J. Miller as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is named.


Traffic signal falls at Jackson intersection

Jackson, MS — Drivers had to deal with a little traffic problem in Jackson when a signal light came falling down. The entire traffic signal fell down Tuesday on Robinson Road, in the middle of traffic.


Little boy steals the show at Hinds County adoption ceremony

JACKSON, Miss. — Little Jackson is sure he's found his family. Jackson Coleman and his parents were among 17 families who took part in a mass adoption ceremony Tuesday at Hinds County Chancery Court.


Mississippi bill would cut farm taxes, increase tax rates for home, car owners

JACKSON, Miss. — A bill nearing passage in the Mississippi Legislature could cut property taxes for owners of farmland and timberland, but could leave owners of homes, cars and commercial property paying higher tax rates.


City Council Update: More Arms for JPD and an Update on Jackson Zoo

The following is an overview of the March 21 meeting of the Jackson City Council. The Jackson City Council passed an ordinance to supply an additional 141 JPD officers with Taser brand conducted electrical weapons. After the acquisition of this grant, 184 police officers in the Jackson area will be


Inmates awaiting release undergo program to prepare for life outside prison walls

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The path to freedom after incarceration is getting a little smoother with the help of prison ministry and volunteers. Inmates at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl are charting the path to release through a course that prepares them to return to society.


17-year-old shot while walking on Ridgewood Road

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 17-year-old male was taken to the hospital by private vehicle Tuesday, prompting an investigating by Jackson police. Police say the teen suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the leg while walking on Ridgewood Road near Adkins Boulevard.


Two arrested in McDonalds armed robbery; possibly wanted for murder, armed robberies in other states

BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - Two suspects were arrested early this morning after they robbed a Brandon McDonalds. 18-year-old Jaylen Benton of Ellerslie, Georgia and 21-year-old Sharae Threadgill of Stone Mountain, Georgia are now in custody and being held in the Warren County Jail.


Terry Road blocked due to wreck involving injuries

HINDS, MS (WLBT) - Deputies are responding to a wreck on Terry Road at Angel Cove near Terry. Injuries have been reported, according to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office. Terry Road has been blocked off and South Wyndale Road and Lebanon Pine Grove Road are shutdown.


2 arrested in Mississippi suspected in crime spree, including murder, police say

BRANDON, Miss. — Two people were arrested in Warren County overnight in connection with a two-state crime spree that includes a killing in Georgia, police said. The McDonald's on Crossgates Boulevard in Brandon was robbed by two men around 9:30 p.m. Monday, police said. Tap here to listen to 911 dis


Keith Olbermann: Make this Mississippi hunter's life hell for killing white turkey

JACKSON, Miss. – Who can forget former MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" segment during his 2003-2011 show, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann?"


Going once, going twice, SOLD!

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - There will an auction this weekend in Jackson. The event will be Saturday at 9:00 am, at the Jackson Impound Lot Garage located at 4225 Michael Avalon St.


Pearl police wants Kitchen Aid Mixer thieves found

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) - Two men wanted for theft are on the loose and Pearl police are looking for them. The suspects entered a local business and stole a luxury brand Kitchen Aid mixer while attempting to steal a pressure washer.


Meridian man pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Kenneth Dewayne Williams, 45, of Meridian, plead guilty Tuesday in federal court in Jackson to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride.


Jackson resident demanding solution after his vehicle gets stuck in water-filled pothole

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -A Jackson resident is demanding the city do something about the pothole problem after his vehicle got stuck in a water-filled hole on Southland Drive Monday. The city says it’s committed to fixing the Infrastructure issues.


Looking for Mississippi's Most Wanted in Hinds Co.

HINDS. Co. Miss. (WJTV) - The beginning of a new week means another edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted and this week, we're focusing on the most wanted suspects from Hinds County.


Mississippi Delta Community College names the first African-American as president

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Mississippi Delta Community College names the first African-American as president. Tyrone Jackson is the newest president for the school and ninth overall.