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Sheriff: Murder charge planned after toddler found in oven
Williams said the grandmother's brother found the body Monday night and called police in Shaw, a tow of about 2,000 people approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Jackson. Police in turn called the sheriff's office and others for assistance.
Toddler allegedly stabbed, found dead in oven, Mississippi officials say
Shaw, with 2,000 residents, is about 100 miles northwest of Jackson in Mississippi’s Delta region.
Pedestrian hit and killed on I-55, all lanes of traffic blocked
So far there is no vehicle description, but it's possible that multiple vehicles could have hit the individual, authorities said.
Fatal car crash and fire on I-20
Around 6:30 a.m., MHP was called about the crash on I-20 near Pearl in Rankin County. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling westbound when it left the roadway, collided with a bridge pillar and burst into flames.
POLICE: Baby stabbed, placed in oven and baked
SHAW, Miss. (WJTV) - According to an Associated Press report out of Shaw, Miss., police have taken a person into after a baby was stabbed, placed in an oven and baked.
City employees misspend $100,000 on LED TV, alcohol, gift cards
CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) - An audit of Canton Municipal Utilities finds 12 former and current employees misspent $101,829.76, according to Mississippi State Auditor Shad White.
Former state senator must repay the bulk of $101,000, state auditor says
On Tuesday, the state auditor's office said it had issued a demand to 12 current and former Canton Municipal Utilities employees including Jones, who was general manager for about three years until he resigned in January.
Armed men rob two gas stations in Jackson
In each incident, three to four armed black males wearing hooded tops with their faces covered, demanded money. The suspects fled both locations with an undetermined amount of cash, traveling in a small, white 4-door sedan, JPD spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes said in a statement.
Citing Lumumba policy, MBI will not investigate JPD's officer-involved shootings
"It is MBI’s protocol to not release names of witnesses or officers involved in such cases while the case/investigation is pending," said the statement from DPS received Monday afternoon. "Based on Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s recent announcement to release the officers’ names within 72 hour
Mississippi governor calls for terminations after viral band performance
Pictures of the Forest Hill High School band’s performance circulated on social media Saturday, showing students dressed as medical personnel holding SWAT team members at gunpoint as the band played. The performance took place at a football game between Forest Hill and Brookhaven High School, just d
Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.
Mississippi State Fair will be longer next year
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - As crews pack up the rides and other attractions at the Mississippi State Fair, plans are already underway for a longer fair in 2019.
"No one will help" elderly Jackson woman, says city responsible for caving-in home
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - A 64-year-old woman in Jackson tells WJTV 12’s Shay O’Conner she is trying to get work done on her home, after the city has failed her.
Mississippi governor speaks, wants school staff fired
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Governor Phil Bryant is speaking out for the first time on camera Monday, with WJTV 12 about the controversial Forest Hill High School band performance.
Jackson Police search for suspects after 2 separate armed robberies
Sgt. Holmes said three to four black men, wearing hooded tops with their faces covered, took an undetermined amount of cash from both locations. Police believe the suspects are in a small, white four door sedan.
State Fair officials say one extra day of fun
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The 2019 State Fair will be 13 days next year, instead of just 12, running from Wed., Oct. 2 through Mon., Oct. 14.
The Last Day of The Mississippi State Fair Wraps Up In Jackson
JACKSON MS- WJTV 12 - Folks near and far gathered for the last day of the Mississippi State Fair. It lasted from October 3 through October 14.WJTV 12's Shay O'Connor spoke to a kid who was sad the fair was ending.
Traffic Alert: Accident on 55, Jackson, shuts down two lanes
An accident on I-55 north in Jackson, past Woodrow Wilson Ave., has shut down two left lanes, according to the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation.
Jackson school given 5 days to accept or appeal punishment
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Forest Hill High School band in Jackson is being barred from a state competition and some performances by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, for the band’s recent halftime performance in Brookhaven, in which student performers aimed fake assault rifles a
Live updates: Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State football
(Photo: Anthony McDougle, Clarion Ledger)Join the Clarion Ledger for live news, scores and updates from SWAC football action Saturday between Mississippi Valley State and Jackson State. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CST.