Jackson city councilwoman Angelique Lee arrested for DUI of marijuana
MADISON, Miss. — Jackson City Councilwoman Angelique Lee was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Madison. According to court documents obtained from the Madison Municipal Court, Lee was arrested on June 16, 2023, while driving north on I-55. The Madison Police Department's incident report said the...
Two people in custody after teen was shot while lying in her bed in Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Police said they have arrested two people in connection to a shooting on Valley Street. According to Detective Tommie Brown, the shooting took place Wednesday night. Police said a juvenile was lying in bed when she was shot at her residence. Police say they arrested...
Jackson middle school student arrested after gun found in backpack
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials with the Jackson Public School District (JPS) said a loaded gun was found in a student’s backpack during dismissal on Wednesday, February 28. The incident happened at Peeples Middle School. JPS officials said Campus Enforcement intervened and apprehended the student, who has been arrested and is now facing criminal charges. […]
Changes coming to this year's MS State Fair. See details
Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson announced Thursday that the dates for the 165th annual fair will be Oct. 3 through Oct. 13 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. This year, fairgoers can skip the long ticket lines and can now purchase admission tickets online and ride passes. “The...
Jackson police reveal identity of man who died after Wednesday shooting on Belvedere Drive
The Jackson Police Department has identified Robert Wheatbrook, 35, as the victim of a shooting death reported Wednesday morning in the 2000 block of Belvedere Drive. Police said the man died from his injuries at the scene. No additional information has been provided. Anyone with information about any incident is asked to contact Jackson Police at 601-960-1234 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477). This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Jackson police reveal identity of man who died after Wednesday shooting on Belvedere Drive
Jackson police chief wants to sit down with local gang members to help reduce crime
JACKSON, Miss. — A community JPD real time command meeting held at First Baptist Church Thursday, allowed for the Chief and Captains to discuss Crimes in the city, and how they're handling them. Police Chief Joseph Wade said the month of February was a much better month when it...
Two wanted for armed robberies at Jackson Family Dollar, Dollar General
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating armed robberies that took place at two businesses on Wednesday, February 28. Detective Tommie Brown said the first robbery happened at the Family Dollar on Terry Road Wednesday evening. He said the second robbery happened 30 minutes later at the Dollar General on Raymond Road. According to […]
Thank Your For Your Service, Olympia Smith
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Olympia A. Smith has a decorated military career in both the Navy and the Army. She now works for the U.S. Space Force. Her military career started as a teenager in Jackson and led her to Hollywood. Want more WLBT news in your inbox? Click here...
A Culinary Journey: 8 Jackson Seafood Restaurants That Will Hook You
In this article, we will guide you through eight exceptional seafood restaurants situated in Jackson. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to leave your comments below:
Dive into Flavor: Top 3 Seafood Restaurants in Ridgeland
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Ridgeland. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Fatal Car Crash on Division Rd Marks First Traffic-Related Death in Washington County for 2024
A car crash resulting in a fatality took place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in Jackson, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was initially reported as a car in a ditch on Division Rd north of Hy 60. A passerby noticed the running car and reported it. It was not immediately clear if the car was occupied.
Sheriff Who Presided Over Violent 'Goon Squad' Tries To Play Dumb
"I'm just floored and shocked," Rankin County, Mississippi, Sheriff Bryan Bailey said last August after five of his former deputies admitted to punching, kicking, tasing, torturing, and humiliating two men during an unlawful home invasion the previous January. "This is a perfect example of why people don't trust the police, and never in my life did I think it would happen in this department."
Law enforcement cooperative aims to get fentanyl off the streets
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — A group of metro-area law enforcement officers are working to get fentanyl off the streets. “They call it chasing the dragon. The closer they get to death without actually dying. They want to go back and find that again and again,” Maj. Robert Sanders, with the Madison Police Department, said.
Mississippi Tax Preparers Sentenced for Fraudulent Tax Return Scheme
Several tax return preparers from Mississippi have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a conspiracy to prepare and file false tax returns for clients in Jackson. Adam Earnest received a 100-month prison sentence, James Klish was sentenced to 50 months, and John Wells was sentenced to 15 months. Additionally, each individual must serve […] The post Mississippi Tax Preparers Sentenced for Fraudulent Tax Return Scheme appeared first on Picayune Item.
Entergy Mississippi Offers Bill Management and Assistance Options for Winter Season
JACKSON, Miss., February 26, 2024 /3BL/ - This winter, Entergy Mississippi’s service area endured multiple days of extremely cold temperatures, causing many customers to turn up the heat to take the chill out of the air. Keeping your home or business warm requires a lot of electricity, which can drive up energy use and bills, especially in frigid conditions.
Jackson City Council members discuss trash pick up issues continuing in the Capitol City
Three members of Jackson City Council express their frustrations about the trash pick up in Jackson. They don't want to run into the issues they faced last year.
New Bill To Shut Down Mississippi Public Universities Names 3 HBCUS
Three historically Black colleges and universities are among the public institutions of higher leaning in Mississippi that are in jeopardy of being closed if Senate Bill 2726 passes. The post New Bill To Shut Down Mississippi Public Universities Names 3 HBCUS appeared first on NewsOne.
Feds Launch Investigation After Two Homes In Jackson, Mississippi, Explode In a Matter of Days, One Woman Killed
A federal agency released a preliminary report on its investigation into two back-to-back home explosions that happened within days of each other in Jackson, Mississippi, resulting in the death of an 82-year-old woman. According to the Mississippi Free Press, the first home on Bristol Boulevard exploded on Jan. 24, killing...
Man accused of killing nephew in Mississippi arrested in Texas
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The man accused of killing his nephew in Mississippi has been arrested in Texas. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said Jeremiah Keyes was arrested on Tuesday, February 27 in Terrell, Texas. He’s being held and awaiting extradition back to Hinds County to face murder charges. According to Terrell police, officers […]