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Cars flipped, trees down, damage reported as storm rolls through Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Storms and severe weather made their way through the metro area early Thursday afternoon flipping cars, downing trees and flooding roads. Two cars in the parking lot of the Clinton, Mississippi, Walmart on Highway 80 were flipped on their sides as wind blew through.


Confirmed Tornado Heading Toward Jackson, Mississippi

A confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located 7 miles southwest of Raymond, or 14 miles southwest of Clinton, moving northeast at 45 mph. This is a particularly dangerous situation.


Arrest made in case of Stone County man missing three months

STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Authorities in Stone County have made an arrest in the disappearance of a missing man but have not yet released the name of the suspect. Robert Bruce Hariel was last seen Jan. 11. Previously, investigators said they did not have any evidence that a crime had been committed.


Severe weather damage photos throughout Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI – Trees down, power outages and flooding are causing problems for Mississippi as another strong batch of storms came through the area. Below are pictures sent in from WCBI viewers from Wednesday night’s severe weather.


Pair arrested over stolen car

Jason Babineaux and Billie Sue Powell tried to play it cool. It didn’t work out too well for them. The 40-year-old Babineaux, a Wiggins resident, and the 39-year-old Powell, listed as homeless, casually walked away from a car on Hwy. 49 after Stone County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a


Thursday's storm mostly spares south and central Louisiana, but Mississippi gets the worst of it

Thunderstorms brought rain and occasional wind gusts Thursday through south and central Louisiana, but the worst of the weather passed to the northeast of the Capital City. The prospect of severe weather, including possible tornadoes, had prompted Baton Rouge area schools and government offices to c


Arrest made in Hariel case

The Stone County Sheriff’s Department has announced an arrest in the case of a missing Stone County man. Robert Bruce Hariel, 38, has been missing since Jan. 11. Investigators said they had arrested Dwaine Rogers on a charge of conspiracy to commit a crime - kidnapping.


Gulfport’s Sam Lee, Picayune Maroon Tide come out on top in Bank of Wiggins Invitational

SAUCIER, MS (WLOX) - High school golf teams competed in prep majors year round, but the Grand Bear golf course is unique in it’s own right, as local golfers would soon learn at the 5th annual Bank of Wiggins Invitational.


Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama

Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.


Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Portions Of Louisiana & Mississippi

The threat of severe storms is starting to flare up back to our west in Louisiana and eventually into southwestern Mississippi. SPC has drawn up a mesoscale discussion stating that a tornado watch will be issued by 11:00 am CDT.


Several Mississippi school districts closing early due to severe weather risk

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Multiple Mississippi school districts are closing early Thursday due to the risk of severe weather. Coahoma County School District will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.


Severe weather pounds Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi

(AP) - Heavy winds and power outages are being reported as a storm system moved across Louisiana and Mississippi. The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 mph in Natchez, MS, on Thursday afternoon as the storm system moved across the Mississippi River from Louisiana.


Power outages pepper central Mississippi

Southern Pine says nearly 9-thousand customers in Rankin County are without power following this afternoon's storms. Lines are downed in Hillsboro, Morton, Shiloh and Rexford. In the meantime, Entergy is working to assess damage in Vicksburg, Utica, northeast Jackson and Mendenhall. More than 29,000


Legal battle regarding new abortion law in Mississippi continues

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) -- In Mississippi, neither side is backing down in the legal fight over one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. The state attorney general defended the law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It's set to go into effect July 1, bu


MS WFO MOBILE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO MOBILE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a. * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Choctaw County in southwestern Alabama...


Purvis man charged with murder in Lumberton shooting

A Purvis man has been arrested and charged with murder after a weekend shooting in Lumberton that left one man dead and a woman injured. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of Herrin Road in Lumberton. Off


Purple heart vet accused of murder said he has brain trauma

PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man accused of killing a man and wounding a woman is a National Guard veteran who suffered a severe brain injury in Afghanistan. The Hattiesburg American reported this week on the case of Norman Andrew “Andy” Whiddon Jr., who was arrested on a murder charge in the


Two suspects being sought in home invasion, stolen drugs

Two suspects are being sought by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department for their suspected involvement in a home invasion that included the theft of drugs. Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said the victims reported the incident early Saturday morning at 1:13. Deputies and investigators arrived and sp


Man charged in Lamar Co. homicide due in court

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - More information has emerged about a Purvis man charged with murder in the Saturday shooting death of a Lumberton man. Norman Andrew Whiddon Jr. will make his initial court appearance Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to the Lamar County Justice Court. Whiddon, 39, is charged w


Lumberton wants to get mojo back in first round of playoffs

The Lumberton Panthers have had quite an interesting road to the playoffs. The Panthers started the season by winning six of their first seven games, but now they’ve lost three of their last four.