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Man runs over his girlfriend in Jackson, killing her

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man ran over his girlfriend in Jackson on Tuesday, killing her. According to police, the man and woman are both 23 years old. They shared children together. Neighbors at the scene told WLBT that the woman was the mother of twins. Authorities responded to the...
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Mississippi State Fair opens Thursday with new attractions. See what they are.

The 163rd Mississippi State Fair officially gets underway with an 11 a.m. Thursday ribbon cutting at the Jefferson Street at Amite Street entrance in Jackson. Opening day specials will include $2 rides beginning at 2 p.m. The day is also being recognized as “Mississippi Heroes Day” with free admission to all police officers, first responders, firefighters, healthcare workers, medical professionals and active military personnel. ...
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Man accused of running over, killing girlfriend in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a woman was killed during a domestic dispute. Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said 23-year-old Monique Martinez was run over by a vehicle that was being driven by her 23-year-old boyfriend. The incident happened on Creston Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Hearn said the boyfriend, Emanuel Guerrero, was […]
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Richard's Disposal employee shot while on break, JPD says

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police are investigating a shooting. The shooting was reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of West Northside Drive. Deputy Chief Deric Hearn said a Richard's Disposal employee was on his lunch break when he was shot in the leg. Hearn said 24-year-old Bobby Jones was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery.
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Rankin County man stabbed, roommate arrested

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — A man was hospitalized after a stabbing early Wednesday morning in Rankin County. Deputies were called a little before 3 a.m. to a home in the 200 block of Central Avenue, where they found a 55-year-old man who had been stabbed in the stomach and cut on his neck, Sheriff Bryan Bailey said.
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Magic of Lights coming to Brandon Amphitheater on November 18

BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) - A light show that doesn’t make too many stops in the South is making its way to the Brandon Amphitheater this holiday season. The Magic of Lights is coming to Brandon for the first time ever as this area right here behind the amphitheater is going to look a lot different in the next two weeks, according to Mayor Butch Lee.
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Jackson code enforcement cracks down on building violations

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson has been cracking down on out of code buildings. With the Regency Hotel recently being condemned after a gas leak and unsanitary conditions were found, many have been wondering who may be next. WJTV 12 News was contacted by a Jackson resident who claims to have experienced […]
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Jackson Cannabis Trade Show taking place this weekend

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Lucky Leaf Expo will host a trade show on October 7 and 8 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to open across the state before the year ends. “We believe the Mississippi market will be tremendously large because of the no cap license that the state has […]
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MDOT to close I-20, I-55 for emergency repairs

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced there will be overnight lane closures on Interstate 20 and Interstate 55 in Jackson. According to MDOT, the two inside lanes of I-20 westbound and I-55 southbound between State Street and the Pearl River in Jackson will close starting Wednesday, October 5 […]
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Clinton murder suspect denied bond

JACKSON, Miss. — A Hinds County judge denied bond Wednesday for aClinton murder suspect. William Edwards is accused of killing community activist and founder of the Better Men Society founder, 45-year-old Robert "Bobby" Davis. Davis was killed May 1 at a house on Hanna Drive. Edwards, also known as...
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Things To Know for Wednesday, October 5

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - If you missed a few of the most important headlines and need to play catch up, no worries. WLBT has gathered some of the top stories from our website to get you up to speed. A light show that doesn’t make too many stops in the...
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Jackson warehouse converted into sports complex

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – There’s a new sports complex in the works for the youth of the Jackson community. The old warehouse off of Raymond Road has had many titles. In fact, it was originally the very first Sam’s Club in the city and later became a furniture store. Now, it’s the Jackson Multi-Sports Complex […]
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William “Polo” Edwards denied bond

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The man accused of killing Better Men Society Founder Robert Davis was denied bond on Wednesday, October 5. Judge Faye Peterson determined that William “Polo” Edwards was deemed a flight risk during a bond hearing. Edwards previously appeared in court on September 13 where he pled not guilty to murder. […]
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Plans underway for new entertainment center in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. — A new family entertainment center could be coming to Jackson soon. The Jackson City Council approved the Jackson Planning Board's recommendation to grant a permit to allow Spinners to open on County Line Road in the building which once housed Academy Sports. Spinners is a game...
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Mississippi State Fair kicks off this week

JACKSON, Miss. — The countdown is underway for the start of theMississippi State Fair. The fair kicks off at 11 a.m. Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Gate 1. Fairgoers can continue to expect the best of carnival rides and games, fair food, livestock shows and the Zerbini Family Circus.
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