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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
President Trump approves Mississippi disaster declaration
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from February 22 to Marc
Lucedale man pleads guilty to 6 charges of sexual acts involving a minor
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jefferson Lee Jordon, 43, of Lucedale plead guilty to 3 counts of sexual battery and 3 counts of touching of a child for lustful purposes in a George County courtroom Monday.
Police: Louisiana man took Mississippi girl he met online
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they will bring charges against a 24-year-old man who met a 13-year-old Mississippi girl online and then picked her up and took her to Louisiana.
Agriculture Commissioner Announces Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Tuesday, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the planned framework and first meeting of the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force. House Bill 1547 was enacted during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session. Cultivation of industrial hemp w
Which of the Coast counties is the healthiest in Mississippi? Here’s a breakdown.
Good news for the Coast, y’all. The cities in the three Coastal counties are ranked as some of the healthiest places to live in Mississippi, according to a county-by-county breakdown of health data published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health In
Mississippi measles-free because of vaccinations, doctor says
JACKSON, Miss. — The number of measles cases is on the rise in the U.S., but so far, not in Mississippi. A Jackson pediatrician said the nationwide outbreak makes him worry about his patients who are younger than 12 months old because they haven’t been able to have the measles vaccination and are mo
Traveler with contagious measles traveled in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi State Department of Health has updated locations of potential exposure to measles that happened Apr. 9-11. The agency says a man who was contagious with measles traveled to Mississippi Apr. 9-11.
Four wanted after sex offender compliance check in Citronelle
CITRONELLE, Ala. (WALA) -- Citronelle Police said officers are looking for four sex offenders found to not be in compliance with registration rules. A compliance check was conducted on Monday, April 23, in Citronelle's police jurisdiction. Citronelle Police Chief Tyler Norris said 22 officers from v
VIDEO: Alabama experiences another earthquake
Another earthquake has been reported in Alabama. This time, the USGS reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Greene County, AL at 4:03 AM Tuesday.https://www.wkrg.com/news/state-regional/alabama-experiences-another-earthquake/1947651009.
South Mississippi EmployAbility Job Fair
This morning over 30 local businesses came together at the Biloxi Civic Center to take part in the South Mississippi EmployAbility Job Fair. This job fair is designed for individuals with disabilities and is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Governor’s Job Fair Net
Kelly Miller Circus heads to three Coast cities this week
The Kelly Miller Circus is on the Gulf Coast for the first time! You can catch shows in Lucedale on April 23, in Pascagoula on April 24-25, and in Bay St. Louis April 26-27. For more details about each show, visit www.kellymillercircus.com.
Federal assistance given to Mississippi counties for Feb.- March storms
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Funding has been made available from the federal government after storms came through Mississippi late February and March. President Donald Trump ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line w
Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, April 23
Find out what a series of tuition hikes could mean for college students in Mississippi. Then, a new leader is one step closer to taking the helm at Alcon State University. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, hear from State wildlife officials still sounding the alarm over a deer-killing disease.
Mobile County pulls investment authority from treasurer
The Mobile County Commission voted Wednesday to shift day-to-day control over millions of dollars in investments from its treasurer to its finance director. The decision appears to be motivated by short-term concerns but may also reflect a larger discussion over whether Mobile County needs a treasur
Three arrested, two wanted after violent carjacking in Citronelle
CITRONELLE, Ala. (WALA) -- Police said a woman was attacked and her car was stolen in a bump-and-run carjacking in Citronelle. The crime happened around 6 p.m. on Monday. Officers said the victim was driving on Odom Road when an SUV ran into her vehicle from behind. When the victim got out of her ca
Flooding concerns linger in lower Mississippi Delta
MISSISSIPPI DELTA, MS (WLBT) - Concerns over flooding in the South Mississippi Delta continue. For months now, residents have been dealing with a historic amount of backwater, which has flooded 500,000 acres, taking under homes and roads.
New location in Hattiesburg possibly exposed to measles
Seventy-one new measles cases have been confirmed in the last week for a total of 626 cases in 22 states in the U.S. Now, state health officials are looking into a new location of possible measles exposure in Mississippi. Officials say the exposure came from an out-of-state traveler now reported at
Mobile man jailed on child sex charges in Shelby County; 2nd arrest in 7 months
A 49-year-old Mobile man arrested last year on a child sex abuse charge in south Alabama is now facing similar charges in Shelby County. James Eric Ackermann, a 49-year-old former youth soccer coach, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on two counts of sex abuse of a child under the age of 12.
Police officer injured, suspect killed in Prichard police chase
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A police officer was injured and a suspect killed when they were struck by a police car after a chase that began in Prichard early Tuesday and concluded a short while later in Mobile's Trinity Gardens, according to authorities.