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JPD investigating armed robberies of two Jackson cell phone stores

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police Department are searching for suspects they say robbed two Metro PCS stores in Jackson. The latest incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Metro PCS at 211 East Woodrow Wilson Ave. According to police, three men wearing masks entered the store, brandished firearms,...
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Unsolved murders and the mothers of Jackson, Mississippi

After Margie Allen's son Ryan was murdered on Thanksgiving in 2020, she said police in Jackson, Mississippi left it up to her to find clues. "I was shown a picture of my baby on the side of the road. I was shown some information. And I was told to go solve my own crime," Allen said.

Hinds County director of administration arrested for embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Hinds County director of administration was arrested on an embezzlement charge. Ridgeland police confirmed Stephen Hopkins was arrested. He was wanted by Hinds County on a foreign warrant. County Administrator Kenny Wayne Jones said the charge against Hopkins stems from his previous employer, which was a credit union. The charge […]

Two Mississippi men sentenced on exploitation charges

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, June 29, Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R-Miss.) announced two recent sentencings, one in a case involving the exploitation of a vulnerable adult and the other in a case involving the possession of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). On June 20, Joseph Scott Crosby, of Ethel, was sentenced to 40 years in […]

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeking arrest

JACKSON, Miss. ( Associated Press) – A team that searched the basement of a Mississippi courthouse for evidence of the lynching of black teenager Emmett Till, found the unpaid warrant a white woman in his abduction in 1955 and relatives of the victim who started the hunt. wants authorities to finally arrest her almost 70 years later.

The mothers of Jackson, Mississippi

CBS News visits the southern capital city of Jackson, Mississippi to hear from dozens who've lost loved ones to murder and are frustrated that more hasn't been done to track down the killers.

Trio of armed robbers hit 2 cellphone stores

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police are looking for the gunmen who robbed two cellphone stores. The most recent happened at the Metro PCS on Woodrow Wilson Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said three masked men with guns entered the store and demanded money. Police said another Metro PCS...

1955 warrant found in Till case; family wants arrest

JACKSON, Miss. — A team searching the Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the murder of black teenager Emmett Till has found an unreserved warrant charging a white woman in a 1955 kidnapping, and the victim’s relatives are wanted. That the authorities would eventually arrest him nearly 70 years later.

Mississippi abortion clinic moving to Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) The last abortion clinic in the State of Mississippi and the same clinic at the heart of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe V. Wade is moving to Las Cruces. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is still performing abortions in Mississippi for the last few days the state will allow. The same […]

Shooting victim’s body discovered on Woodell Dr. identified as 17-year-old

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A body discovered on Woodell Drive earlier this month has been identified. According to the Jackson Police Department, the victim was 17-year-old Micheal Cage. He had been shot to death. Police had asked for help identifying the body last week, revealing that tattoos on the teen’s...

Ridgeland passes utility boring ordinance

In order to minimize damage to utility lines, Ridgeland officials passed a new zoning ordinance to slow the rate of boring operations in the city limits and hold operators accountalbe. “Right now we are doing the best we can with what we have but can't keep up,” Public Works Director...

Suspect accused of stealing Jackson city vehicle

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating an auto theft that occurred early Wednesday morning on 4225 Michael Avalon Street. Police discovered a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, which was a city vehicle, had been stolen. The entry/exit gate was also damaged. Investigators are examining surveillance video to identify the suspect. If you know this suspect, […]

Water distribution to be held Wednesday in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to neighbors in need on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. The distribution will take place in the parking lot of the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of N. State Street and Northside Drive. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution […]

Federal agents arrest Saudi “operative” in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – According to the Daily Journal, federal prosecutors have charged a Saudi man living in Mississippi with lying to federal officials. The Brandon resident, Ibrahim Alhussayen, is accused of submitting false statements to federal officials about using an Instagram account to intimidate Saudi citizens living in the United States and Canada who are known critics of the Saudi Arabian government.

City of Jackson to distribute bottled water

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The City of Jackson will allocate cases of bottled water to residents Wednesday evening. Jackson has been under a boil water notice since Friday, June 24. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of...