Witnesses testify in trial for woman charged in fatal DUI crash
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Opening statements were heard on Tuesday, November 28 in the trial of Beth Ann White. White is accused of killing a mother and an infant during a crash in Hinds County two years ago. She was indicted on four counts of aggravated DUI. Authorities said White was driving under the influence when she crashed […]
MS Republican Party claims Hinds County Chancery Court’s interference in Nov. 7 election violated the law
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Republican Party is challenging an Election Day order by the Hinds County Chancery Court to extend the in-person voting deadline from 7 to 8 p.m. Ballot shortages at several voting locations on Nov. 7 prompted state Democratic Party leaders to file 11th-hour paperwork to...
Judge blocks Jackson’s effort to seek ambulance service provider
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson can’t seek its own ambulance provider for at least another three years. That’s according to a ruling recently handed down by Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas. The ruling comes months after the city of Jackson issued a request for proposals seeking its...
Hinds County election commissioner seat to be decided in runoff election
JACKSON, Miss. — Voters in a handful of Mississippi counties headed back to the polls Tuesday for runoff elections. If you can't see the results below, tap here. In Hinds County, District 2 voters will cast their ballots in an election commissioner race between Bobbie McClure Graves and RaToya Gilmer McGee.
Governor Tate Reeves Appoints Former City Attorney to Hinds County Judge Seat
Discover who Governor Tate Reeves has appointed to fill the Hinds County Judge seat, previously held by the late Judge Larita Cooper Stokes. Learn about the former City of Jackson attorney's experience and what this means for the Seventh Judicial District.
Reeves appoints new Hinds County Court judge
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Monday, Governor Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) announced the appointment of Pieter Teeuwissen as County Court Judge for Hinds County, Subdistrict 2. The appointment fills a vacancy due to the death of the Honorable LaRita Cooper-Stokes. “Pieter has big shoes to fill, but I know he will do a great job,” said […]
Trial begins Monday for woman accused of driving drunk, killing mother and son
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Trial began with jury selection Monday for Beth Ann White, an alleged drunk driver accused of killing a mother and her infant son two years ago. After 3 continuances, White was indicted in March of 2022. She’s facing four counts of aggravated DUI after a November...
Mississippi woman accused of killing mother, baby in DUI crash in 2021 goes to trial
The case of a Mississippi woman accused of killing a woman and her baby in a drunk-driving crash two years ago may finally go to trial Monday. Jury selection in the trial of Beth Ann White started Monday morning, according to WAPt in Jackson. White is charged with two counts...
Trial begins for woman charged in Hinds County crash that killed mother, infant
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Jury selection began on Monday in the trial for the woman accused of killing a mother and an infant during a crash in Hinds County two years ago. Beth Ann White is on trial for the deaths of Allison Conaway and her infant son. On Monday, the state and the […]
Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey says challenge of loss to De’Keither Stamps unlikely
Update: Incumbent PSC Commissioner Brent Bailey said he will likely not challenge his loss to state Rep. De’Keither Stamps. After a review of Hinds County election materials Monday, incumbent Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey said he will likely not mount a challenge of his loss to state Rep. De’Keither Stamps in the Nov. 7 election.
New animal shelter to be built on 55 acres in Raymond
RAYMOND, Miss. (WLBT) - If you live in Raymond, you will soon see a one-of-a-kind animal shelter built just off Springridge Road. The new home of the Animal Rescue Fund will be located near the corner of Springridge Road and Highway 18. It will serve the capital city and Hinds County.
ARF planning move to new Hinds County facility
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi (ARF) is planning to move and build a new facility. The current ARF location is on Mayes Street in Jackson. Leaders announced the Capital Campaign for the new facility will start on January 1, 2024. ARF was able to purchase a tract of land, consisting […]
Strength Roofing and Siding holding toy drive to help children in Hinds County
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Strength Roofing and Siding is holding a toy drive. All of the donated items benefit children in Hinds County. Toys are needed for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. You can drop off toys at Strength Roofing and Siding in Byram at 6016 I-55. Want more...
Public Service Commissioner ballot review underway a day before MS General Election Runoff
After nearly three weeks following the Nov. 7 election night, results are pending in two nearby races: Central District Public Service Commissioner and District 2 Hinds County Election Commissioner. The central district PSC race is under a recount after incumbent Central District Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey pushed for an...