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Cleanup continues in Neshoba County

PHILADELPHIA Four days after two EF1 tornadoes plowed through the community, clean up efforts are going strong. “We are about 20% of the way there, because now we’ve got crews in the streets, removing debris and cleaning up,” said Mayor James Young.


sale of meth and other arrests in Attala/Leake County

To view mugshots of arrests click here. Lonnie B Campbell, 45, 2459 Main Street, Ethel, contempt of court, Kosciusko PD. James R Jenkins, 35, 10660 Road 2826, Philadelphia, public drunk, Leake Co. Sheriff’s Dept.


Building catches fire in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Neshoba County firefighters responded to a building that was engulfed in flames Monday afternoon. Philadelphia Fire Chief Pierce Clark says the structure was abandoned at the time of the fire. Smoke could be seen for miles. The fire appeared to have covered the entire pr


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


Cleanup underway in Neshoba County

Foundation members hopeful for future of Jimmie Rodgers Museum.


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


Neshoba County residents pick up debris from Thursday's EF-1 tornadoes

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK0 - The cleanup continues from Thursday's tornadoes in Philadelphia. The National Weather Service confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes came through Neshoba County leaving behind countless debris and damage.


Victim's name released in deadly domestic shooting

Victim's name released in deadly domestic shooting. Victim's name released in deadly domestic shooting. Cleanup continues in Neshoba County after Thursday’s tornadoes.


Mississippi, the only state with a Confederate symbol in its flag, is offering a new flag design on license plates

(CNN) — Mississippians who'd like to display their state flag minus its Confederate imagery can rejoice in a newly approved specialty license plate. The state's flag has long contained an image of the Confederate battle flag, also known as the Southern Cross. Mississippi is the only one of the Unite


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


Drivers in Mississippi have mixed reactions about road construction near Hernando

HERNANDO, Miss. - Mississippi drivers have mixed reactions to a road project that could cut down traffic time. The project includes re-routing McIngvale Rd. and adding a new off-ramp in Hernando for the recently opened I-269.


Mississippi Visitor May Have Brought Measles

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — An out-of-state visitor passing through south Mississippi may have infected people with measles. Since the contagious traveler visited two restaurants in Hattiesburg on April 9th and 10th health officials haven’t reported any cases of measles despite a nationwide outbreak.


Mississippi city approves free beer samples for shoppers

OXFORD, Miss. — Free beer tomorrow, the old joke goes, but it’s coming true in one Mississippi city. The Oxford Eagle reports city aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to allow stores that specialize in selling beer to offer free 1-ounce samples to shoppers.


Person shot while driving in north Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. - A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly shot at another individual who was driving in northern Mississippi. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Oxford. Police were called to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi around 3:45 p.m. after the victim reported being


Mississippi Attorney General Defends Heartbeat Law

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s attorney general is defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It’s one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Governor Phil Bryant signed it last month, and it is set to take eff


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


Focused on Mississippi: Prospect Hill Plantation

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - Walt Grayson always starts our week with another story Focused on Mississippi every Monday at 6 pm. This is one of those places that could have a bunch of stories. How do you narrow it down?


Unite Mississippi’s “A Night of Unity” coming to Mississippi Veterans Memorial/Jackson State University Stadium

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - They’re calling it “A Night of Unity” and organizers are expecting a capacity crowd at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial/Jackson State University Stadium Saturday night.


MS WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, April 25, 2019. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in. Pearl River Above Philadelphia affecting Neshoba County.