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Warren Co. SO looking for man wanted for domestic violence and kidnapping

WARREN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Warren County Sheriff’s Office in Vicksburg is looking for a man named Thomas Ferrell. The Sheriff’s office has active warrants for Ferrell. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact Stacy Rollison at 601-636-1761.


Thunderstorm Warning for Warren County MS and 4 More

JACKSON, MS (431 AM CDT THU APR 25 2019) — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeastern Madison Parish in northeastern Louisiana Warren County in west central Mississippi Southwestern Yazoo County in central Mississippi Northwestern Hinds County i


Vicksburg recovery efforts continue after tornado outbreak

VICKSBURG, Miss. — Between April 13 and April 19, 52 tornadoes ripped across the state of Mississippi as a whole. The National Weather Service confirmed 32 tornadoes on April 13 and 20 tornadoes on April 19, as assessments continue.


Disaster relief funding available for Vicksburg citizens

VICKSBURG, Miss (WJTV) - People who got hit hard by storms in Vicksburg can apply for temporary housing at Pemberton Mall. MEMA opened an office at 1 pm Wednesday afternoon. The MS Department of Human Services says they've provided over 100,000 dollars in SNAP benefits to more than 568 families so f


MEMA steps in to help with housing for Warren County storm victims

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) - After so many are affected by the recent tornadoes that tore through Warren County, MEMA is stepping in to help out. MEMA volunteers are stationed at the Pemberton Mall in Vicksburg, as of Wednesday.


NWS confirms at least 40 tornadoes touched down in Mississippi last week

MISSISSIPPI- WJTV - The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday at least 40 tornadoes touched down across the Magnolia State the week of April 14- April 20. Tornadoes hit Hinds, Scott, Copiah and many other counties throughout the state.


Farmers’ market to mark return May 4

The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market is growing something tremendously special this year. Not only will it once again feature fresh fruits and vegetables when it opens Saturday, May 4, it will also this year debut a renewed venue at the corners of Washington and Jackson Streets.


Police capture 1 of 2 men accused in drive-by shooting

VICKSBURG, Miss. — Vicksburg police have arrested one man and are searching for a second man suspected in connection with a shooting that injured an 18-year-old. A drive-by shooting was reported about 10 p.m. Friday at JP & K Foods convenience store in the 2600 block of Halls Ferry Road, police said


Mississippi education agency is $14 million short on teacher raises

A miscalculation by the Mississippi Department of Education has left a gap of $12 million to $14 million in funding for this year's promised teacher pay raise. News outlets report Gov. Phil Bryant says the agency will have to reallocate whatever funding possible to pay for the raises.


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. Arkansas...Mississippi...Louisiana... Mississippi River Near Arkansas City affecting Chicot...Desha...


Farmers Struggle to Move Passed Flooding

WARREN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - - The flooding impacting large parts of the state has some Mississippi farmers throwing in the towel. They are accepting defeat and calling this year's harvest a loss.


Mississippi to Offer Tax Credits for Foster Care

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Governor Phil Bryant has signed legislation creating the nation’s first tax credit for targeted investments in Mississippi’s foster care system. The Children’s Promise Act will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations working human trafficking, opioid addiction, and a


Tornado Watch issued for New Orleans Metro Area, parts of Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A tornado watch has been issued for the following parishes in the New Orleans Metro Area until 3 p.m. The tornado watch also extends to parts of southern Mississippi.


Mississippi Resident Takes Gun Away from Intrusion Suspect, Shoots Him to Death

A 19-year-old Vicksburg, Mississippi, resident wrestled a gun away from an intrusion suspect Monday morning then shot the suspect dead with the gun. WAPT reported that the incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. after the 19-year-old noticed a door was ajar.


Flooded out farmers call it quits while river fishermen thrive

WARREN COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - In northern Warren County farmers are just about to call it quits for the year with all of their property still underwater. In the meantime commercial fishermen are thriving.


Cedric Burnside Is “As Real As the Mississippi Hills”

Grammy-nominated Bluesman Brings Burnside Style to the Double Decker Stage. Mississippi is the undisputed home of the Blues. Most people know of Robert Johnson, Son House, and the Delta Blues, but if you go a little further East, you run into what is known as the Hill Country, which is made up of Ma


Unemployment on the rise in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Unemployment increased for the second straight month in Mississippi. According to the State Department of Employment Security, the state’s jobless rate ticked up to 4.9% in March, a slight increase from February’s rate, of 4.8%.


Mississippi legislature creates task force to explore hemp cultivation

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -Could hemp farming be a new cash crop for Mississippi? The state legislature created a task force to look at the potential pros and cons. It’s important to note that while hemp is similar to marijuana, it doesn’t contain the chemical that makes people high.


North Mississippi Allstars open Levitt Shell summer concert series

It had its own 80th birthday three years ago, but in this Memphis bicentennial year, it’s worth noting, again, that the bandshell at Overton Park is among the city’s most meaningful cultural locations.


4 Mississippi HBCUs Win $50,000 Campus Improvement Grant From Home Depot

The Home Depot's Retool Your School grant program celebrated its tenth year by awarding ten HBCUs $50,000 each in campus improvement grants. Four HBCUs in Mississippi were selected to receive of Home Depot’s 2019 “Retool Your School” grant.