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FBI Seeks Information on Abuse Cases Involving Rankin County Law Enforcement
Discover the latest developments in the Goon Squad trial involving former Rankin County law enforcement officers. Learn about the Justice Department's involvement, the training and policy changes underway, and the call for victims of abuse to contact the FBI hotline.
Teen arrested for carjacking in Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police arrested a teen for carjacking. A press release says JPD took Ladaishya Craig, 18, into custody for a carjacking that took place on August 14. WLBT will keep you updated as more information is made available. Want more WLBT news in your inbox? Click...
Rankin County Sheriff’s Department
There is a historical, factual, and irrefutable context behind the protest phrase “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bastards). Investigative journalism done by reporters for Mississippi Today in conjunction with the New York Times has uncovered some disturbing-yet-completely-unsurprising corruption inside the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department. Earlier this year, BOSSIP reported on a case where two Black men, Michael Jenkins and Eddie Parker were, tied up, beaten, tasered, and waterboarded for 90 minutes by a group of five sheriff’s deputies, Hunter Elward, Christian Dedmon, Brett McAlpin, Jeffrey Middleton, and Daniel Opdyke. Jenkins was ultimately shot in the head after one of the abusive pigs shoved a pistol in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
Mississippi Sheriff Provides Surprising Update After Police Torture of 2 Black Men
The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi announced reform measures that have been adopted by the department after five of the department employees pleaded guilty to torturing two Black men earlier this year. Will new training keep the Goon Squad from being revived?. Eddie Parker and Michael Jenkins said...
Open carry restrictions, red light cameras top JPD chief’s legislative wish list
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Reducing gun violence and making the streets safer for motorists top the legislative wish list for Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade. Wade confirmed he is planning to ask lawmakers to pass legislation restricting the open carry of firearms in the capital city. He also will be...
3 On Your Side Investigates: Jackson’s Hidden Homicides
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Days after the revelation that Jackson police neglected for months to tell a mother her son had been killed, a 3 On Your Side investigation reveals another case that slipped through the cracks for months until the family saw WLBT’s coverage of homicides that had never been reported to the public.
Mississippi Toddler Shoots Uncle With Found Gun
The uncle’s injuries are non-life-threatening
New cafe bucks trend, opens in Downtown Jackson. See what it offers
Donut Shop Downtown is the latest opening for Downtown Jackson. The breakfast and lunch place on Capitol Street has been a few years coming, but the eatery has opened to large crowds, just a half block from the Old Capitol. And in opening downtown in the last few days, Jackson's...
Pearl to target uninsured drivers through initiative that proved controversial in another part of the state
PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - People driving through the city of Pearl may soon receive a citation from the police department if they are uninsured. It comes as part of an initiative the city launched Friday, and one that has proved to be controversial in other areas of the state. The...
Temperatures swing from below to above average and back again
Temperatures will jump above average Tuesday ahead of a below average drop Wednesday. 16 WAPT Meteorologist Christana Kay has your forecast.
Pearl using technology to crack down on drivers without insurance
PEARL, Miss. — The city of Pearl is using new technology to make uninsured drivers pay up. "You have people that don’t have insurance on their vehicles, which puts an undue burden on other people that do abide by the law," said Pearl Mayor Jake Windham. Windham, Securix...
'Goon Squad' Of Mississippi Cops Got Away With Years Of Brutality: Report
Several deputies in Mississippi's Rankin County Sheriff's Department have engaged in excessive force, police brutality, and abuse unchecked for years, according to reports.
Man shot trying to get away from carjackers
JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a man was shot multiple times while trying to get away from carjackers. According to JPD Captain William Kendrick, on Friday, officers responded to Merit Health in reference to a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. When police arrived, they...
School bus driver from Madison County Schools in Ridgeland, MS collides with car in next lane following an improper right turn.
According to the victim,” The Madison County Schools safety officer conceded that their driver was at fault and wouldn’t attempt to contest that.”. Presumed Ridgeland, MS resident and Redditor /u/1rat_bastid shared surprising dashcam footage of a Madison County Schools bus driver making a right turn and crashing into /u/1rat_bastid who was travelling in the other lane.
Deion Sanders, Longtime Girlfriend Have Broken Up
Deion Sanders and his longtime girlfriend have broken up. The Colorado Buffaloes head coach and his longtime girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, announced on Sunday night that they have decided to end their relationship. Edmonds shared the news on Sunday night. "To EVERYONE who has been there for us, ...
Florence police locate suspect in 2021 pedestrian death
The Florence driver who police say struck and killed a pedestrian in 2021 was arrested Wednesday. According to the Florence Police Department, 50-year-old Marlin “Javier” Lopez was located in Atlanta, Georgia and is now being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center with no bond. Police say they...
Hundreds of trees coming down near reservoir after bugs cause damage
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — The lingering effects of the recent drought continue to add up. The latest victim has been the spread of several types of beetles that have been killing trees. Work crews were cutting down trees Monday at Timberlake Campground at the Barnett Reservoir. Timberlake resident Jill...
Crews to repair slide on U.S. 49 in Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced a lane closure for U.S. 49 in Jackson. The right lane of U.S. 49 southbound between the Natchez Trace Parkway and Cynthia Road in Jackson will be closed from Monday, December 4 until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22. Officials said crews […]
Councilman wants appeals process for Jackson residents to avoid water shut-offs
JACKSON, Miss. — A Jackson city councilman wants JXN Water customers to have a way to dispute their bills. Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes said creating an appeals process can help residents avoid getting their water shut off. Last month, interim third-party manager Ted Henifin announced new water bill...
Smalls Sliders® Opening First Mississippi Location
Esteemed Restauranteur Opens First Location in Flowood with Breakout QSR Concept. December 05, 2023 // Franchising.com // FLOWOOD, Ms. - Smalls Sliders, dubbed one of the fastest-growing QSR concepts this year, announced today that its newest location is set to open in Flowood on December 7. The location is locally owned and operated by Matt Gallagher and his two sons, Matthew and Zack.