Breaking News from Jackson MS

Find the latest Jackson MS News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

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


Coming up on WJTV 12 at 6: Severe weather on the way

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Coming up on WJTV 12 This Morning at 6:00, severe weather is on its way to Central Mississippi. WJTV 12 Meteorologist Kelly Scott will have what you need to know about the forecast.


'Hi, I am Capt Scott here in Afghanistan’; Strange text message confuses local cellphone customers

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - You may have been one of the cellphone customers who received a strange text message regarding a “Captain Scott” in Afghanistan. “-Top secret- Hi, I am Capt Scott, here in Afghanistan military base. I need you to help move out some money to your location reply me at?”


Mississippi Power offers energy efficiency programs to save customers money

GULFPORT, Miss – Spring is on the horizon and Mississippi Power wants customers to know the about the various possibilities in which they can save money. One of those ways is the In-Home Energy Checkup program which allows customers to receive an analysis of their energy usage, potentially receiving


MHSAA 6A Playoffs, 1st round: Murrah 67, Provine 55

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Murrah outscored Provine 16-6 in the third quarter and was able to pull away for a first round win in the playoffs. Murrah will play Hernando in the 2nd round Friday night.


Mississippi Penalties Proposed for Revenge Porn

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Revenge Porn could soon become a recognized crime in Mississippi. A bill to set penalties for anyone who shares or publishes “intimate visual material,” such as nude photos, that were created with the intention of being private, heads to the house this week for considerati


Investigators searching for motive in Clinton standoff that left five dead, including suspected shooter

CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - State and local investigators are still looking for answers in a deadly standoff that happened in Clinton over the weekend, leaving four hostages and the suspected shooter deceased.


First soldiers from Mississippi unit return from deployment

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi National Guard unit is coming home from a deployment to the Middle East. The Army says the first 300 members of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team returned to Mississippi on Monday after leaving last April.


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.


Murders of Clinton family leaves community shocked

HAZLEHURST, Miss (WJTV) - Two communities are broken and in shock after a nearly 12-hour standoff deadly over the weekend. The family at the center of the tragedy lived in Clinton but they worked in Hazlehurst.


Man shot by officers during standoff in Pelahatchie identified

PELAHATCHIE, MS (WLBT) - A man involved in a standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies in Pelehatchie has died. Rankin County Coroner David Ruth identified the man as 31-year-old Pierre Lewis. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.


New details have been released about Saturday’s deadly shooting in Clinton

CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - There are new developments in the deadly hostage situation that happened in the city of Clinton Saturday. WLBT has learned the names of the victims killed after a nearly 12 hour standoff that happened on Fox Hill Drive in the Huntcliff Subdivision.


Mississippi Top 50 inducts Phil Bryant & Robert Clark to Hall of Fame

Governor Phil Bryant and Speaker Pro Tempore Robert Clark, Jr. were inducted into Mississippi Top 50 Hall of Fame Monday night in front of a capacity crowd at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. The 2019 Mississippi Top 50 Award Recipients were also recognized.


Combs lifts Texas Southern past Jackson St. 77-65

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeremy Combs had a career-high 33 points plus 17 rebounds as Texas Southern topped Jackson State 77-65 on Monday night. Jalyn Patterson had 17 points for Texas Southern (14-11, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive win. Derrick Bruce added 11


Look who’s running for county office across South Mississippi

With just a couple of weeks until the March 1 deadline to get in the race, all but a few of the candidates qualified to run for county office in South Mississippi are Republicans.


Restaurant and hotel tax could pay for tourism spending increase

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A bill designed to give Mississippi tourism more money is alive in Jackson, the state capital. The Mississippi legislature is considering legislation that would designate 3 cents worth of existing sales tax collections from hotels and restaurants for advertising on tourism around


Work begins on $15.8M parking garage for children’s hospital

Work has begun on a $15.8 million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie says it is building the five-level 517-space parking deck, which will be located next to an expansion of the medical center’s Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital


FIRST ALERT: Widespread Rain About to Move In!

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - High pressure has temporarily settled back in to the region for our Monday as yesterday's cold front slides off the Gulf Coast. This will leave us cooler and mostly dry today before several disturbances out of the SW work their way along the aforementioned front, bringing us wid


Patriotic burglar breaks into trucks before falling asleep inside parked car at dealership

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 38-year-old man spent his Friday night rummaging through cars and trucks at a car dealership in Vicksburg and then fell asleep inside one of the trucks. The man, identified as Terry Glen Wooten, Jr., was caught on surveillance video at George Car Buick Cadillac GMC breaking in


Searching for Mississippi's Most Wanted in Adams County

ADAMS, Co. Miss. (WJTV) - In this week's edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted we're focusing on the most wanted suspects from Adams County. Adams County Deputies and Natchez Police are looking for 43-year-old Arthur Moore. Moore is wanted for Murder. Moore is 5'10" and weighs 168 pounds. His last kn