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Traffic Alert: Interstate 20 in Newton County
NEWTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The right westbound lane was still blocked as of 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 20 at mile marker 108 and past Hwy. 15/Newton-Philadelphia Exit 109. Officials said a garbage truck traveling east crossed the median and into the westbound lanes, causing the crash. Drivers should anticipate...
Exploring the life of Mississippi legend and one of the lead singers of the Temptations
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Magnolia State is filled with a lot of talent. In fact, many famous musicians and singers were born right here in Mississippi. David Ruffin is one of those successful stars. He was one of the lead singers of the legendary African American group signed to Motown Records — the Temptations.
Meridian’s Jamal Roberts continues to rise
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Jamal Roberts, P.E. teacher at Crestwood Elementary School, is a local national recording artist who took his singing career beyond Mississippi a few years ago after becoming a contestant on season 9 and 10 of BET’s Sunday Best. Roberts is continuing to use his gift...
Accident on North Hills Street
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Earlier today, a two vehicle collision took place on North Hills and 24th Street. The accident forced MPD to temporarily shut down the west bound lane until the road could be cleared. A Metro ambulance arrived on the scene and transported a single passenger to receive...
First Alert: Tuesday holds a low potential for flash flooding
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Happy monday! Foggy conditions continue through the morning with a Dense Fog Advisory is in place over Jasper, Clarke, Smith and Choctaw county. Heavy fog is across all counties to start to day so use caution through 9am when the advisory will be lifted. Even though we got out the door to foggy skies temperatures will be very pleasant. Highs will increase to the upper 70s as southerly winds push in warm air for the week.
MBI investigating deputy-involved shooting in Meridian
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department that occurred on Friday on Poplar Springs Drive in Meridian. A deputy with the sheriff’s department was attempting to initiate a traffic stop on an alleged drunk driver. A passenger was asked to...
Black History Special: Marion Mayor Larry Gill, youngest mayor in Mississippi
MARION, Miss. (WTOK) - One Lauderdale County Mayor is making history in the Magnolia State. Mayor Larry Gill of Marion is currently the youngest mayor in Mississippi. Mayor Gill was elected at the age of 26 in 2021. He said he always knew he wanted to be involved and create change in his community.
Military aircraft makes emergency landing at Key Field
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WJTV) – A military aircraft made an emergency landing on Sunday at the Key Field Air National Guard Base in Meridian. Officials said a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft, belonging to the 186th Air Refueling Wing, was performing a routine air refueling mission when the aircraft had to make an emergency landing. The pilots and […]
MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Lauderdale County
The Mississippi Bureau of investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Lauderdale County. MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Lauderdale County. The Mississippi Bureau of investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lauderdale County.
Meridian boys basketball wins MHSAA 7A championship. Coach to add another 'Why Not Us' on ring
On Meridian boys basketball coach Ronald Norman's 2017 state championship ring, it reads "Why Not Us." He said it will soon change to "Why Not Us" times two. The modification stems after Meridian (24-9) won the MHSAA Class 7A state championship with a 54-50 win over Clinton (23-7) at the Mississippi Coliseum and MHSAA's first 7A boys title after the new classification was added at the start of the 2023-24 school year.
Texas A&M is in the running for 2025 4-Star RB out of Quitman (MS)
Texas A&M head coach Mike Elko has a lot on his plate, but in just three months on the job, recruiting some of the top athletes in the country, including 4-star running back Akylin Dear out of Quitman, Mississippi. While the Aggies’ running back room heading into the 2024 season is loaded with veteran talent, due to the evergrowing transfer portal, anything can happen year to year, meaning successfully landing elite running back talent through recruiting is vital. Standing at 6-1 and weighing just over 200 pounds, Dear possesses sprinter speed, impressive vision, and footwork once he makes his initial cut upfield....
Starting the workweek off with clouds
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - While the weekend brough partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures perfect for outdoor activities, the start of the workweek may not be as pleasant! We’ll see clouds packing in over Sunday evening, low temperatures dropping into the upper 50s. Monday we’ll be cloudy throughout the day with a high in the upper 70s, with rain moving in toward the evening hours ahead of a cold front on Tuesday.
Meridian clinches State Championship with win over Clinton
Www.youtube.com – WTOK-TV – 2024-03-04 14:45:24. SUMMARY: The Meridian High School boys basketball team won the state championship for the first time in seven years. Led by seniors Jordan Harbor, DJ Johnson, and Yarborough, the team finished the night with 28 points, led by Yarborough. Coach Norman highlighted the team's hard work and ability throughout the season. The team overcame challenges and proved their resilience, ultimately winning the championship game in a close match. The players, without any star recruits, relied on their teamwork and dedication to achieve success. This victory was a significant accomplishment for the team and the school.
Body found in Newton, man identified
NEWTON, Miss. (WTOK) - Newton County Coroner Rebecca Burton has confirmed a body was found in the city of Newton Thursday, at 911 West Church Street. The person was identified as Fred Parker, 65. Burton said he died of natural causes in his home, apparently several weeks ago.
Clarkdale students donate to Roadside Rescue
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Students at Clarkdale raised money to help purchase items for a local non-profit animal rescue organization. The students raised $710 after paying two dollars each for a recent “free-dress” day when they didn’t have to wear a uniform to school on that day. All...
Highschool Softball | 04 March Meridian Girls Game Notice
The Meridian Girls Softball team will have a Non-conference game with Laurel(Laurel, MS) on 04 March, 2024, 6 PM. As of now, Wildcats has won 18 games and lost 2 games, and the winning rate is 0.9.
Junior Auxiliary of Meridian holds its annual Charity Ball
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -The event was held at Northwood Country Club and began at 6:30pm with V.I.P hour, then at 7pm guests and other members began to show up for check in. Guests were able to enjoy some delicious food, drinks and music while also taking unique photos in front of the photo wall.
Black History Special: Spotlighting Terrence Davis
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The City of Meridian is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging diversity. The Community Development Department is a multifaceted division that handles economic, physical, and cultural needs in the city. Terrence Davis is the first African American appointed as the Cultural Affairs Coordinator. Davis said strengthening the...
How to watch News 11′s 2024 Black History Special
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - News 11 hosted its annual Black History Special on Sunday, March 3 on News 11 at 5:30 p.m. The News 11 crew spent the entire month of February collecting stories to honor the achievements and contributions of African Americans in the community. The collection of stories...
The Radio People Raise Big Funds For Mississippi Kids
The Radio People’s stations across Jackson, Meridian, and Vicksburg, MS, pulled in almost $336,000 for the company’s Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon 2024. Benefiting Children’s of Mississippi Hospital, the two-day fundraiser continued a two-decade partnership aimed at supporting the healthcare needs of children. Participating stations included Jackson’s...