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I-20 East clear after shooting on the interstate
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - Before 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, troopers were called to the scene of a shooting on the Pearl River bridge. According MHP officials, a GMC Yukon was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-20, when someone from a black Nissan Altima fired shots into the left rear passenge
Next phase of State St. reconstruction to begin Monday
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Starting Monday, December 10th, the City of Jackson will start work on the next phase of the State Street Reconstruction Project. This phase will completely reconstruct State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road.
Huge pothole scaring drivers and employees
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - This isn’t your average Jackson pothole that you can just swerve out of the way of. This one has several cones around it, causing the road it’s on to only go one way. It has a deep hole in three spots, and then a cavern like area close to the road that’s crumbling by the day.
Pearl police looking for sunglasses thieves
PEARL, MS (WLBT) - On December 1, a group of people walked into two Sunglass Hut stores and stole sunglasses. According to Pearl police, the three people walked into the Sunglass Hut store and it appears as the female distracts the employee, a white male and a Hispanic male stole a pair of Costa sun
Silver alert issued for Tate County man
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 74-year-old Roger Bruce Peterson of Coldwater, Tate County, Mississippi. He was last seen Friday, November 30 around 8 p.m. near Wakefield Road in the county.
JPS high school renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Jackson Public Schools now has two schools named for the Obama Family. The Early College High School has been renamed for former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Woman uses stolen credit cards at Vickburg Gamestop
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Around 2:30 p.m. on November 28th, police took a report of credit card fraud at the Gamestop located on 2130 Iowa Ave in Vicksburg. The two suspects entered the store and the female individual made a transaction of $1,153.90. The credit cards have been reported stolen out of Cli
Child in south Mississippi dies from flu
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first confirmed pediatric flu death in Mississippi for the 2018-2019 flu season. The death happened in a child from south Mississippi with underlying health conditions.
Trusted Jackson CPA allegedly steals over $100,000 from clients
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - A Jackson man is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from his trusting clients, right under their noses. Cuyler Arlin Dodson, 65, has been doing business as a certified public accountant and was arrested Friday on nine charges of felony embezzlement, according to Mississi
Jackson man, 19, sent threats to students in several Hinds County schools, authorities say
A Jackson man accused of threatening students at multiple schools in Hinds County is now in a Raymond jail. Hinds County sheriff’s investigators, along with Clinton police and FBI agents, arrested Daniel Hall, 19, at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. He will be facing charges from multiple agencies, according to
1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting in Jackson, police say
One man is a dead and another man was taken to an area hospital after a shooting Tuesday in the 700 block of Chestnut Street, Jackson police say. JPD tweeted about the shooting about 11:15 a.m.
56-year-old man killed in Chestnut Street shooting identified
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - One man is dead and another is injured after a double shooting on Chestnut Street. According to Jackson Police Chief James Davis, they received a call about shots fired just before 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Two arrested for making online threats to several schools
CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - Two people have been arrested after online threats were made towards three schools. On Wednesday afternoon, Hinds County Sheriff’s Investigators announced a second person was arrested for his involvement in telephonic threats to students at Raymond High School. The unnamed juven
Man killed in hit-and-run on highway in Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash in Jackson. Jackson police say the collision happened Monday morning on Mississippi 18. Police Chief James Davis tells WAPT-TV that investigators believe the man was killed in a hit-and-run.
Boil water notice lifted for Belhaven residents
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The precautionary boil water notice for the greater Belhaven area with the zip code 39202 has been lifted. Presidential Hills remains under a precautionary boil water notice.
Police hunt killer, shooting appears targeted
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - One man has died and another is in the hospital after a shooting in west Jackson Tuesday morning. Police were still processing the scene and looking for the killer, by afternoon.
UT graduate reunites the Bush family in viral cartoon
JACKSON, Miss. — The latest viral picture from cartoonist, Marshall Ramsey, tells a story of service, love, and family after the death of George H. W. Bush. "You'll see an airplane sitting there and they're going to see George Bush walking away from it and being greeted by Robin and Barbara," Marsha
Boil water notice lifted for most Jackson residents after massive water main break
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - On Monday, a boil water notice affecting 60,000 connections in the Capital City was lifted for most residents. Contractors worked for days to fix the 36-inch broken water main, which caused many issues for Jackson residents over the weekend.
Pedestrian hit and killed on Highway 18 in Jackson, MS
JACKSON, Ms. (WJTV) - A pedestrian was hit and killed on Highway 18 near TV road early this morning. Police are working to find out who is responsible for the hit and run. Jackson police say they received a call before 6 am about a body lying along Highway 18. That's where they found a man who had b
Mississippi's Most Wanted suspects in Hinds County
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - It's Monday, so it's time for another edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted. This week we're looking for the four Most Wanted suspects from Hinds County.