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Man arrested after knife fight at Sanderson Farms

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – A man was arrested following a knife fight at Sanderson Farms that left one employee with critical injuries on Saturday, July 2. Flowood police said they were called about the incident around 5:00 a.m. They were informed that two employees had gotten into an altercation that involved a knife. By the […]
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Knife assault at Sanderson Farms ends with arrest, life-threatening injuries

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WLBT) - Flowood police have arrested a Sanderson Farms employee after an altercation involving a knife Saturday morning. The Flowood Police Department says Lawrence Charles Gibson of Brandon is charged with aggravated assault. Investigators say an altercation broke out between Gibson and a coworker around 5 a.m. on...
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Man convicted of killing MSU students denied appeal

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – A death row inmate convicted of killing two Mississippi State University (MSU) students in 1994 was denied an appeal in the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Natchez Democrat reported Willie Jerome “Fly” Manning received two death sentences in 1994 for capital murder charges. He was convicted of killing MSU students Jon Steckler, […]
NATCHEZ, MS
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‘Living With A Song’: Dorothy Moore Receives Blues Trail Honor, Returns To Music

JACKSON, Miss.—“I have a song I want you to listen to,” Tommy Couch Sr. told Dorothy Moore over the phone in 1973. Putting down the receiver and stepping out of her great-grandmother’s house on Monument Street in Jackson, Moore walked to the nearby Malaco Records. Inside the studio, Couch sat at the soundboard, pressing play and letting music fill the studio with the sounds of “Misty Blue,” a slow, country tune about the struggle to get over a lost lover.
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Sanderson Farms employee arrested on aggravated assault charges

The Flowood Police Department arrested a Sanderson Farms employee after attacking a coworker with a knife. Police received the call around 5 a.m. Saturday. Lawrence Gibson of Brandon was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. According to Flowood police, Gibson and the other employee got into a knifing altercation, leaving...
FLOWOOD, MS

Jackson water distributions for July 2

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson will distribute bottled water to neighbors in need on Saturday, July 2. The giveaway will start at 1:00 p.m. at Triumph the Church & Kingdom at the intersection of North Flag Chapel Road and Queen Marie Lane. There is a limit of one case of water per […]
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Fourth of July celebrations around the Jackson metro area

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Fourth of July festivities are taking place all across the metro area. The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District will stage the 11th Annual Independence Celebration at the Reservoir Saturday. Events are taking place at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland and Lakeshore Park in Brandon from...
JACKSON, MS

Neighbors frustrated over citywide boil water notice

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson remains under a boil water advisory. Neighbors said they’re fed up with the issue. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a boil water notice for the entire city of Jackson on Thursday due to high turbidity levels. This was days after a separate notice was already […]
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Mississippi Highway Patrol announces 2022 4th of July enforcement period

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) announced that enforcement efforts will be ramped up during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Troopers will be focusing on speeding and distracted and impaired driving with safety checkpoints. They will be checking for seatbelt use and removing impaired drivers from the road. These […]
JACKSON, MS

Jackson celebrates birthdays of Medgar Evers, Aaron Henry

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – July 2 is the birthday for two civil rights icons born right here in Mississippi. The birthdays of both Aaron Henry and Medgar Evers were recognized in a celebration led by Councilman Kenneth Stokes. The celebration began with a motorcade that started on Freedom Corner and traveled to Elmwood Cemetery , […]
JACKSON, MS
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City of Jackson gives away free water to residents

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - While water woes continue to plague Jackson, the city is trying to help residents get through this latest round of water issues by providing free bottled water. Cars were lined up and ready to pick up their case of water at Triumph the Church and Kingdom...
JACKSON, MS

Hundreds join Dash ‘N Splash 5K & Fun Run in Ridgeland

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – The 9th Annual Dash ‘N Splash 5K and Fun Ru was held at Ole Trace Park on Saturday, July 2. The event featured a 5K walk and run, a Fun Run for kids, water balloons and inflatable attractions. The first 300 people to register also got a free t-shirt. The event […]
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