CRIME & SAFETY
Two shot multiple times outside Jackson business
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after two men were shot multiple times outside a business. The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2 in the 1000 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue. Officer Sam Brown said a 20-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were shot multiple times. According to witnesses, a […]
Catalytic Converter Thefts Impact Jackson Nonprofit
Discover how a Jackson-based nonprofit is grappling with the unexpected challenge of catalytic converter thefts. This video explores the impact on the organization's operations and the wider issue of this growing crime trend in the community. Tune in for the full story.
Fatal Accident on I-20 Claims Man's Life in Jackson
A tragic incident unfolds on I-20 in Jackson as a pedestrian is struck and fatally injured. This news report delves into the details of the unfortunate event, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Tune in for the full story.
Against advice of board attorney and feds, David Archie reveals how much Hinds County paid hackers after cyberattack
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County Supervisor David Archie revealed how much officials paid hackers after a cyberattack crippled county services for weeks, against the advice of the board’s attorney and federal investigators, with Archie arguing taxpayers have a right to know what’s going on with their tax dollars.
14-year-old teen found safe
PEARL, Miss. — A teenager who was missing Sunday has been found. According to Pearl police, Trinity Barber, 14, was last seen Friday night at the Forest Hill High School football game in Jackson. Trinity Barber, 14, was found safe at school Monday morning. Pearl officials said they appreciate...
Woman driving on Mississippi interstate crashes after feeling sick. She didn’t realize she had been shot.
A woman who said she started feeling sick before she crashed her car on the Mississippi interstate reportedly didn’t realize she had been shot. Officials with the Jackson Police Department responded to the wreck Friday afternoon on Interstate 220 at Industrial Drive. When they arrived at the scene, they...
One person airlifted after stolen vehicle in chase with Mississippi officers rams vehicle at intersection
One person was airlifted after a stolen vehicle being chased by officers rammed into the victim’s vehicle at a busy Mississippi intersection. Two people were arrested after the chase ended with a crash at the intersection of Highway 80 at Robinson Road in Jackson on Saturday. WLBT in Jackson...
One person found dead on side of I-20, JPD investigating
Jackson police are investigating a fatal incident that shut down part of Interstate 20 early Sunday. According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, all lanes on I-20 eastbound near Gallatin Street were blocked around 3:15 a.m. The traffic alert lasted for over an hour and a half. When officers arrived...
JPD investigating after man hit, killed on interstate
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police are investigating after a man was hit-and-killed on an interstate Sunday morning. According to JPD, precinct 1 officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen about a man lying on Interstate 20 East near Gallatin Street around 3 a.m. When officers arrived, the...
Social Services Organization Suffers From Stolen Car Parts
On September 28th, a social services program called Genesis and Light was targeted by thieves. The program's executive director, Albert Wilson said someone cut the catalytic converters from 3 of their buses. Wilson said he realized this when was he getting ready to pick up a group of senior citizens...
Stolen Catalyic Converters
Www.youtube.com – 16 WAPT News Jackson – 2023-10-02 22:55:29. SUMMARY: The Genesis and Light Center had the catalytic converters stolen from three of their buses. The theft cost them thousands of dollars, money that could have gone towards their programs. The Jackson Police Department (JPD) says this type of theft is on the rise, with catalytic converter thefts increasing by 300% nationwide in the past year. JPD offers tips to prevent these thefts, such as parking in a locked garage or well-lit area, painting the catalytic converter a bright color, or etching the license plate number on it.
Metro law enforcement agencies coming together to provide security for the Mississippi State Fair
JACKSON, Miss. — People heading to the Mississippi State Fair this year may see some changes — including increased security. Agriculture Commissioner and representatives from local law enforcement agencies attended a news conference last week, where they announced security enhancements this year, like lighting and cameras. There will also be a new security task force made up of members of Capitol Police, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Homeland Security and the Pearl Police Department.
Jackson Woman Discovered with Gunshot Wound on I-220
A shocking incident unfolds on I-220 in Jackson as a woman is discovered with gunshot wounds. Tune into this news video for the latest updates on this chilling crime, as investigators scramble to piece together what happened.
Two arrested, victim airlifted after Byram chase ends in crash
BYRAM, Miss. (WJTV) – Two people were arrested after a chase started in Byram. The chase happened on Saturday, September 30 after officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle. Byram police said the driver lead officers on a chase that ended in a crash at the intersection of Robinson Road and Highway 80. They said […]
Victim airlifted, 2 suspects arrested after chase ends in crash
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A victim was airlifted, and two suspects were arrested after a police chase ended in a crash. The chief says officers attempted to stop a vehicle that was reported stolen by the Jackson Police Department. However, the driver of the stolen vehicle did not stop and...
Man hit, killed on I-20 in Jackson
Www.youtube.com – WJTV 12 News – 2023-10-01 18:03:38. SUMMARY: A pedestrian was hit and fatally injured by an unidentified vehicle on the eastbound side of Interstate 20 near Galatin Street, according to Officer Sam Brown. The victim was reportedly walking in the middle of the interstate when the incident occurred. At the moment, no further details are available, and the victim's identity is being kept confidential until their next of kin are informed.
Driver realizes she is shot after driving on interstate, JPD investigating
JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred around 4 p.m. Friday on Interstate 220 at Industrial Drive. According to officials, officers were initially called to the scene of an accident. Once on the scene, officials spoke with a female driver who said she was traveling north on Interstate 220 when she started to feel sick.
Hinds County offices back online after ransomware attack
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – All Hinds County offices and essential services are online after a ransomware attack brought the system down for nearly three weeks. Last week, Hinds County Administrator Kenny Wayne Jones said business would be back to usually starting October 2. Hinds County Board of Supervisors President Vern Gavin, District 4, confirmed […]
Join Us at the BBGDF: Purple Shine Walk 2023 to Support Domestic Violence Awareness
Prepare to lace up your sneakers and don your purple gear for the upcoming BBGDF: Purple Shine Walk 2023! This powerful event will kick off on Mon, Oct 02 at 6pm and continue until 7pm, marking a significant hour of solidarity and support.
Mississippi sheriff who oversaw 'goon squad' was once investigated for subpoenaing his own girlfriend's phone records
The Rankin County Sheriff who oversaw the so-called "goon squad" was also investigated for subpoenaing his own girlfriend's phone records.