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2 Rankin County elementary students in the ICU after crash involving ATV and car
RANKIN CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Two Rankin County elementary students are in the ICU after a crash involving an ATV and a car. The incident happened on Sunday. A prayer service was held Monday night for Myleigh “Lou” Dittus and Keigan “Keig” Norwood at Pisgah Elementary’s playground.
South Jackson home destroyed by fire
JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Firefighters are investigating what caused a home to go up in flames in South Jackson. According to firefighters, the fire broke out at a home on Teresa Drive near McDowell Road. The homeowner said she was traveling to Bolton when she was notified of the...
2 inmates escape from jail weeks after 4 others broke out from same facility
Two inmates allegedly escaped from a Mississippi jail on Monday, weeks after four others broke out from the same facility.
2 Jackson seniors killed weeks before graduation
JACKSON, Miss. — Two Jackson Public Schools students who were about to graduate were killed. Jackson police say Gabriel Warren and William Ransburgh were shot and killed earlier this month. The two teens were about to graduate from Forest Hill High School. Principal Torrey Hampton said he knew the...
Two injured in crash on Highway 18 in Hinds County
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Two people were injured in a Hinds County crash on Sunday, May 28. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) said the two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 18 near Palestine Road just before 9:00 p.m. According to troopers, a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane and […]
AG’s Office seeks information on Mississippi doctor accused of fondling teen patients
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office is seeking information in the case of a Mississippi doctor accused of fondling teenage patients. Dr. Mehul Dixit, 59, was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person and gratification of lust of a vulnerable person in Hinds County. He received a $300,000 bond. […]
Man dead after shooting in Jackson neighborhood
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood that left one man dead and another man injured on Sunday. The victim is 19-year-old Jordan White, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart. Witnesses say the shooting happened around 4:50 p.m. in the driveway of a...
Four teens accused of business burglary in Madison
MADISON, Miss. — Four teens were arrested, accused of attempted burglary in Madison. Police said two of the boys were captured on camera in the back service entrance of Jersey Mike's on Highway 51 around 2 a.m. Sunday. One of the two teens was seen trying to disable the...
5 places to get married in the Jackson area
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Have you recently gotten engaged and you’re looking for that perfect place to say “I do?” The Jackson area offers many beautiful, historic venues to spend the best day of your life. WJTV 12 News has compiled a list of places to get married in the Jackson area. Fairview Inn Fairview […]
Silver alert issued for a Jackson man
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 51-year-old Marcus W. Parker of Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. He is described as a black male, six feet four inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with gray hair and gray eyes. He was last seen wearing black capri pants, a black t-shirt, black jacket, and disabled on the right leg.
Four teens arrested for attempted break-in at Madison Jersey Mike’s
MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) – Madison police said four teenagers were arrested for attempting to break into a business early Sunday morning. Police said they received a call from the management at Jersey Mike’s on Highway 51 about a possible burglary attempt. Surveillance video showed two individuals at the rear service entrance around 2:00 a.m. Police […]
On this day in 1963
The nation’s most violent reaction to a sit-in protest took place when a mob attacked Black and white activists at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi. One of them, Tougaloo College professor John Salter, said, “I was attacked with fists, brass knuckles and the broken portions of glass sugar containers, and was burned with cigarettes. I’m covered with blood, and we were all covered by salt, sugar, mustard, and various other things.”
One of two Hinds county escapees back in custody
RAYMOND, Miss. — One of two Raymond Detention Center escapees is back in custody. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said Michael Lewis, 31, was captured by deputies searching in the area of Seven Springs Road and Springridge Road. The sheriff said Lewis faces additional escape charges. Lewis was in...
‘I will remember the fallen:’ Mother of soldier killed in combat speaks on true meaning of Memorial Day
BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) - Memorial Day may symbolize the beginning of summer for many, but for others, it’s a time to remember those who sacrificed their freedom for ours. That’s exactly what it is for Brandon resident Jenny Smith who lost her son in combat back in 2011.
60th commemoration festivities honoring the Evers family begin next week in Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - June 12, 2023, will mark 60 years since the assassination of civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers. Beginning next week, a series of events will take place in Jackson to honor his life and legacy, along with Myrlie Evers and his brother, Charles Evers. The Medgar and...
Ridgeland water department working to identify broken water pipe
RIDGELAND, Miss. — People in Ridgeland are reporting little to no water pressure Sunday morning. According to Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers, the water department is working to locate a broken water pipe in Lincolnshire. “This issue is causing low pressure in the area near Lincolnshire.”. Check back with...
Hinds County Coroner identifies victim from deadly Sunday shooting
JACKSON, Miss. — The Hinds County Coroner has identified the victim in a Sunday evening deadly shooting as 19-year-old Jordan White. According to Jackson police, the shooting happened on Brisbane Lane and Crestleigh Manor, just off McDowell Road, around 3 p.m. on Sunday. A witness said a group of...
Bodycam Footage Shows Cops Laughing While Black Man Died In Their Custody After They Tased Him At Least 26 Times
Former cops in Jackson, MS tased Keith Murriel repeatedly and misled a paramedic about his death. The City of Jackson released footage of three officers on Wednesday showing them tasing a Black man repeatedly who ultimately died in their custody. In body camera footage shared with the Clarion Ledger, three...
Things To Know Memorial Day 2023
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - If you missed a few of the most important headlines and need to play catch up, no worries. WLBT has gathered some of the top stories from our website to get you up to speed. Amid the quiet and the solemnity, Arlington National Cemetery is expanding,...
Two detainees escape from Hinds County Detention Center
Www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2023-05-29 10:44:35. SUMMARY: Two detainees escaped from the Hinds County Detention Center in Mississippi on May 29. Sheriff Tyree Jones reported that Michael Lewis and Joseph Spring were discovered missing during the morning head count. An inspection found a breach in a recreation room ceiling, suggesting the detainees accessed the ceiling and escaped through an air duct. Both men are considered dangerous and were last seen wearing red jumpsuits. Authorities are searching the Hinds County area, but the escapees have not yet been located.
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