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Three in custody following traffic stop attempt in Madison Co.
MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A patrol officer with the Madison Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a vehicle that was driving on a flat tire on Madison Avenue Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. Three people were in the car.
Governor appoints new District Attorney of the 20th Circuit Court District
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Phil Bryan has appointed a new District Attorney of the 20th Circuit Court District to replace Congressman-elect Michael Guest, who will soon represent the state’s Third Congressional District.
Two Canton employees indicted in voter fraud case have been suspended from their jobs
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two Canton city employees who were indicted and arrested in a voter fraud case have now been suspended from their jobs. [ Voter fraud indictments served to several officials in Canton ]
Suspect identified in shooting that left woman dead at Jackson gas station
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department has identified the suspect in a shooting that left one woman dead at a Jackson gas station Sunday morning. Investigators are searching for 48-year-old Jason Garrett in relation to the death of 25-year-old Brittany Green. He is believed to be traveli
Jackson police investigating two deadly weekend shootings
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - As the run rose early Sunday morning detectives with the Jackson police department were investigating two separate deadly shootings. The victims are the capital city’s 81st and 82nd homicides.
Local Toys for Tots struggling for donations
PELAHATCHIE, MS (WLBT) - Toys for Tots that serves Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties has almost 8,000 registrations from families, but the organization is short of 1,500 toys for children this year. With Christmas being next week, there’s a desperate call for help.
Madison Blessing Box providing for the needy
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Madison youth has created a way to help the needy, and it’s not costing her a thing. 7th grader Anna Mattox had an idea of feeding the less fortunate in her community and came up with the Blessing Box.
Mississippi's 4 Most Wanted suspects in Hinds County
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - In this week's edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted, we're focusing on the four most wanted suspects from Hinds County. The Hinds County Sheriff's Office is looking for 27-year-old Desiree Nickerson. Nickerson is wanted for one count of house burglary. Nickerson is 5'4" and 13
Commission names new Mississippi state forester
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Russell Bozeman is Mississippi’s new state forester. The Mississippi Forestry Commission announced Bozeman’s appointment on Friday, taking effect Saturday. He had been leading the agency on an interim basis since Charlie Morgan, the previous state forester, resigned in October
Auto museum in Mississippi closing next year
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Retired police K-9 dumped at animal shelter has new home
JACKSON, MS (WCMH/CNN)—A retired police dog found at a Mississippi animal shelter now has a new home, and the officer who dumped him has been demoted. WLBT reports, Labrador Retriever Ringo spent nine years as a K-9, working for the Jackson Police Department. He was thought to be enjoying retirement
Woman, teen killed in separate shootings in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 25-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man have been shot to death in separate incidents in Mississippi's capital city. Officers were called to a parking lot around 5 a.m. Sunday where a woman was lying next to a car.
Retired Mississippi police dog rescued from animal shelter as handler gets demotion
A Mississippi cop has been demoted from the K9 unit to patrol duty after taking his retired four-legged partner to an animal shelter to be put up for adoption. Ringo sniffed out drugs for the Jackson Police Department for nine years until the dog's retirement this past October. Nevertheless, the Lab
Two fatal shootings in Jackson occur overnight
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating two fatal shootings which occurred in the city overnight. One shooting took place on the 1300 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue and left one female victim dead.
Woman shot and killed at Jackson gas station
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting which took place at a Jackson gas station early Sunday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at the Fuel Junction on the 1300 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue.
Teen robbed, killed in Jackson neighborhood identifed
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A teen was robbed and killed in a Jackson neighborhood early Sunday morning. Around 5:00 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Wellington Road.
Mississippi cop leaves retired K-9 at animal shelter, is demoted to patrol duty
The Police Department in Jackson, Miss., says its K-9 dogs are like “family”—so it was less than thrilled to discover that a retired police dog had been left at an animal shelter by his handler, who was meant to be looking after it.
'She was sold on it.' How smartphones are helping hunters bag deer in Mississippi
It was a hunt that played out like so many. Ainsley McGinty, 8, of Madison was hunting with her father, Chad McGinty, in Choctaw County. A doe walked into the food plot in front of them about 4 p.m. The deer stood broadside at 50 yards and Ainsley put the crosshairs of her rifle scope on the deer's
Escaped prisoner back in Madison County jail
CANTON, Miss (WJTV) - A Madison County judge denied bond to Todd Moudy. He returned to court six days after he escaped on the way into that same location. Moudy stole a prison transport van and led authorities on a short high-speed chase.
Police investigation on I-55, officials won't speak
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Law enforcement's mystery activity impedes traffic for several hours Saturday morning in Jackson. UMMC Police and investigators, who were seemingly looking in the wooded area adjacent to highway 55 South and Fortification Street, obstructed traffic from approximately 10 a.m.