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Robert Williams is missing, JPD needs help

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Jackson Police are looking for a missing person, Robert D. Williams. 34-year-old Robert D. Williams is a black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and approximately 140 pounds.


Play of the Day: Provine's Mychristian Dupree

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Provine lost to Murrah in the first round of the MHSAA 6A state tournament, but Mychristian Dupree takes home Play of the Day honors. If you think you have a video of a play that you think should be our next "Play of the Day", send it to us via multiple platforms:


Joshua Archie bonded out Madison County Jail

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) - Joshua Archie has bonded out of the Madison County Jail. The Archie family posted the $250,000 bond and he was released from jail around 1:45 this afternoon.


Car catches fire, one person in hospital

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - One person is in the hospital after a car catches on fire in Jackson. The video shows the scene on Woodrow Wilson and Martin Luther King Drive. Crews were able to put out the fire without any trouble.


Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history in 2014 to obtain a card from the agency that allowed him to purchase a handgun.


Domestic violence led to standoff

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - The Clinton hostage situation which resulted in the deaths of five people started with a domestic disturbance. WJTV 12's Lanaya Lewis spoke with a local organization about how to spot the warning signs of domestic abuse, before it turns deadly.


Man dies in custody at Madison County Detention Center, family sues

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) - A family files a wrongful death lawsuit after a man dies in custody at the Madison County Detention Center. The lawsuit is against Madison County, Sheriff Randy Tucker and several prison guards.


Phone scam alert, Brandon Police Department warns citizens

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Brandon Police Department is warning about a new phone scam. People are receiving calls from unknown people soliciting money on behalf of the police department.


Mississippi Ranks as One of the Most Prepared States in New Study

Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi has ranked as one of the top-tiered states in public health emergency preparedness, according to a recent study by the Trust for America’s Health.


Center for Disease Control Prevention provides $3.4 million grant to Coast counties

JACKSON, Miss. -- African American families in Jackson, Hancock and Harrison Counties will benefit from a grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention centered on improving the health of their families.


Meridian native Tianna Raby promoted at Entergy Mississippi

Meridian native Tianna Raby has been named managing counsel of regulatory affairs at Entergy Mississippi, LLC. Raby joined Entergy as senior counsel in the legal department in 2014 and was named managing counsel in 2017.


Special Report: Corporal punishment in Mississippi schools

JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) - In Mississippi more than 70 school districts still think corporal punishment is the best way to handle behavioral problems. However, there's a much heated debate about whether it does more harm than good.


Jackson: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

JACKSON, MS — When you're in the market for some fresh digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can take hours of tedious investigating online. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.


Good Samaritan finds dog shot, left in cage on side of road

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Good Samaritan noticed a kennel sitting on the side of the road on his way to work early Monday morning. He found a terrified gray male dog with a gunshot wound on the top of his shoulder. The cage was sitting on Greenway Drive near Mississippi Animal Rescue League. A hand-wri


Police searching for missing man whose vehicle was found in Raymond

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are searching for a missing 34-year-old man. Robert D. Williams is described as a black man, approximately five-feet-nine-inches tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds.


Gunman accused of killing 5, hurting 5 officers at warehouse was raised in north Mississippi

The gunman who killed five people and injured five police officers in Illinois has significant ties to the Mid-South. Gary Martin, 45, died in a shootout with Aurora police at a manufacturing warehouse in the Chicago suburb.


Giant sword-wielding Trump statue paraded through Italian town

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 65-foot statue of President Trump was paraded down the streets of Viareggio during the Carnevale Di Viareggio festival in Italy. On the statue, Trump is covered in golden armor and wearing a golden crown. He is also wielding a giant sword with the words ‘dazi vostri’ written o


Jackson Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

JACKSON, MS — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight, and breezy overnight.


Mississippi offering drug addicts free help to get clean

JACKSON, Miss. — People addicted to narcotics in Mississippi can get free help to stop using the drugs through a statewide initiative. Angela Mallette, an outreach coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, said Stand Up Mississippi has received a $14 million grant to continue assi


Investigation continues after 4 hostages killed in Mississippi standoff: report

The investigation continues into a standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday (Feb. 16) that resulted in the deaths of four hostages and the suspected gunman, WLBT reports. The standoff began early Saturday when police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, a suspec