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4 dead after 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi, city spokesman says

Clinton, Miss. -- Authorities said Saturday four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. The street was at one point flooded with first responder cars while a man was believed to have held multiple people hostage for almost


Mississippi hostage situation brought to end; multiple casualties reported

CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - The scene is now secure in the Clinton hostage standoff which went on for almost 12 hours. Police confirm multiple fatalities. The suspect has been taken into custody.


Madison County drug dealer receives 40-year sentence

MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Madison County man received a 40-year-sentence for trafficking a controlled substance on Thursday. Jeremiah Kelly, of Canton, will not be eligible for an early release. When he was arrested, officers found marijuana, cocaine, weapons, more than $150,000 in cash, and a l


Several people killed after being held hostage for hours

Clinton, Miss. (WJTV) - A hostage situation is now over but not before several people were killed. On Hampton Street which at one point was flooded with first responder cars blocking off Foxhill Drive where a man is believed to have held multiple people hostage for almost 12 hours.


Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected; Governor To Sign Into Law

On Wednesday, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed bills to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable (between six and seven weeks gestation).


Students spread Valentine's cheer

MADISON, Miss (WJTV) - Some Madison Central special education students at Madison Central are spreading Valentine’s day cheer to the entire school. These students made a total of 1600 flowers by hand and sold almost every single one to the school and community.


Manhunt for two escaped Mississippi inmates

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) -- A manhunt is underway for two inmates who escaped from the Forrest County Jail in Mississippi Friday. Carlos Sibley and Donaven Harris are considered to be dangerous. Sibley recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and Harris has a previous armed robbery charge


Chick-Fil-A in Madison closing for renovations

MADISON, MS (WLBT) - The fast food restaurant which boasts to have the highest volume and best performance in the southeast will close its doors Friday night for a fresh makeover.


1 killed, 1 injured in wreck on Highway 80W in Jackson

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating a deadly wreck that left one person dead. It happened on Highway 80W near Morson Road. Police say that the driver was killed and a passenger in the car suffered serious injuries.


Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.


Clinton Police working active hostage situation

CLINTON, Miss.(WJTV) - Clinton officials say they're working an active hostage situation near Foxhill Drive. Mark Jones with the City of Clinton reports police received a call just before 3 a.m. about a domestic disturbance.


Madison County School District reminding parents to help stop the spread of flu

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Madison County School District is reminding parents to help stop the spread of the flu. A district spokesperson says schools are seeing an increase in absences.


Rescue crew makes roadtrip to 'furever' home

MADISON, Miss (WJTV) - Right now, nearly 100 dogs and cats living in Mississippi shelters are on their way to a new home – a forever home, hundreds of miles away. WJTV 12's Jade Bulecza tells us about their journey -- It’s overcrowded at shelters in Mississippi -- these animals are shipping out.


One person dead in Highway 80 crash

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)-- - Jackson police block off a portion of Highway 80 near Morson Road as they investigate a crash that killed the life a 29-year-old man. The second driver and a male passenger have been taken to the hospital with injuries.


Pair charged with statutory rape

Outside agencies pick up men accused of crimes against young girls. Two men who were accused of sex crimes involving young girls in Jones County were arrested by different agencies and are in jail facing felony charges. Cliff Stokes, 42, of Jackson was wanted by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department


Jackson man accused of killing wife

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting on Alexander Street. Officers responded to the shooting at a home just after 11:00 p.m. on Thursday.


Hinds Co. Sheriff Victor Mason faces new sexual harassment lawsuit

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason has been hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court Friday by Janie Myles, a 20 year veteran of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.


Empty shelves at Piggly Wiggly locations concern customers

Customers have concerns about the future of their neighborhood grocery store. The shelves aren't stocked as usual at Piggly Wiggly locations in the metro. We stopped by locations in Brandon and in Jackson.


Man charged after sexually assaulting child

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - On February 16, Vicksburg Police arrested and charged 42-year-old Anthony Dwayne Hall with Molesting of a child. Vicksburg police investigated a rape call on February 11, 2019 around 5:30 p.m. at 609 Rigby Street.


Valentine’s Day shooting leaves man dead

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 3700 block of Hancock Street. It is confirmed that a man suffered multiple injuries and is dead on scene.