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Help bridge gap between police, youth at town hall event

NATCHEZ — A federal program will break ground on a bridge construction project in two weeks at the Natchez Convention Center — that is, a metaphorical bridge to fill the conversation gap between local law enforcement agencies and today’s youth.


Police: Walls, Mississippi officer found with drugs in car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An off-duty Walls, Mississippi police officer was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday after authorities say they found him unresponsive in a car. Horn Lake Police identified the man arrested as James Mote, an officer in nearby Walls.


The Dart: Family celebrates daughter’s 3rd birthday at Duncan Park

NATCHEZ — Watch out world. Xaria Ellis is young, wild and 3. When The Dart landed in Duncan Park Sunday, Ellis was busy exploring the world dressed in pink glitter. Ellis was the center of attention during a small birthday celebration with her parents, grandparents and other family in one of the par


2 arrested in Mississippi suspected in crime spree, including murder, police say

BRANDON, Miss. — Two people were arrested in Warren County overnight in connection with a two-state crime spree that includes a killing in Georgia, police said. The McDonald's on Crossgates Boulevard in Brandon was robbed by two men around 9:30 p.m. Monday, police said. Tap here to listen to 911 dis


Mississippi bill would cut farm taxes, increase tax rates for home, car owners

JACKSON, Miss. — A bill nearing passage in the Mississippi Legislature could cut property taxes for owners of farmland and timberland, but could leave owners of homes, cars and commercial property paying higher tax rates.


Drug charges filed in joint operation

NATCHEZ — Several Louisiana men face drug charges after a joint operation between the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Special Operation Group, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Operation Group and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation uncovered drugs, officials said.


Body recovered from Mississippi River in Chester

CHESTER, IL. (WJPF) – An investigation is underway in Chester after a dead body was recovered from the Mississippi River. The identity of the body, described only as a six foot tall white male, is unknown at this time. The cause of death is pending an autopsy and toxicology reports.

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WATCH: LSU grad student performs stunning rendition of national anthem for Miss. lawmakers

BATON ROUGE - John Uzodinma, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and LSU graduate student wowed Mississippi legislators with his musical talents this past week. Currently a grad student at the LSU School of Music, Uzodinma rang in the day for the Mississippi House of Representatives last Tu


Three Louisiana residents arrested on drug charges in Gregg County

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, residents on drug-related changes after a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, according to a report.


Co-Lin Foundation Golf Classic is set

Copiah-Lincoln Community College here in Natchez has been educating the Miss-Lou community for almost 50 years. I’ve heard it mentioned many times that Southwest Mississippi is very fortunate to have such an outstanding educational facility in our backyard.


Sunday Focus: Local volunteers need help with feral cats

NATCHEZ — Stop at virtually any street corner in Natchez, look around a bit and you’re sure to see a stray cat or two. If you begin paying attention all over the city, you’ll see Natchez has a feral cat problem.


Deliquin and Ashleigh slayed their prom look

Fayette, Miss. (WJTV) - Deliquin James and Ashleigh Lowes slayed their prom at Jefferson County High School. The two of them wore custom pieces on their magical night. James wore a tuxedo designed by Le Premier Miami.


2019 Spring Outlook: More flooding for area possible

NATCHEZ — As river levels drop, weather forecasters warn what goes down may come back up later this spring. Earlier this week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2019 spring outlook for flooding, temperature and precipitation.


Adams County murder suspect captured

ADAMS, CO. Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi's Most Wanted suspect in Adams County has been captured. The Adams County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Group arrested Arthur Moore in Natchez.


George and Ethel’s excellent adventures

How often do you drive by the beautiful grounds of Melrose and wonder what secrets that mansion holds? Have you ever toured and wondered what a gigantic moose head is doing in an antebellum house?


Suspect in Jan. 22 killing of James Henry Williams in custody

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s Office officials said they have captured the suspect wanted in the Jan. 22 murder of Natchez folk artist James Henry Williams. “Arthur Moore is in custody,” Patten said Friday afternoon.


Natchez blows out Forest Hill 20-0

JACKSON — Natchez High School’s varsity baseball team finally got its MHSAA Region 6-5A portion of its schedule going as the Bulldogs took on the Forest Hill High School Patriots Friday afternoon.


Faith and Family: First Presbyterian Church to honor first responders

NATCHEZ — First Presbyterian Church, 400 State St., will honor first responders with a special service and luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Joan Gandy, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, said this would be the second year the church has hosted the special service for first respond


A new era: Officials break ground for new Riverland hospital

NATCHEZ — A new era in health care in Concordia Parish began Thursday with groundbreaking for the new Riverland Medical Center. Local and state leaders celebrated the beginning of construction Thursday for a new $36 million hospital with a large crowd of people on the site of the new facility on U.S


Tougaloo has 2 players from Natchez in NAIA tournament

JACKSON — Tougaloo College will play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s Basketball Championship, which starts today in Kansas City Missouri, and two local Natchez players will be on the court.