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  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:33:34 GMT
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.More >>
    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as...More >>
  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:43:51 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.More >>
    Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he...More >>
  • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:34 GMT
    An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a...More >>
    A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.More >>
  • WLBT Online Poll

  • Who would you prefer to be the next Jackson Police Chief?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Lee Vance
    82%
    508 votes
    Juan Cloy
    18%
    110 votes
  • Mayor Yarber announces Jackson Police Chief finalists
  • WLBT Online Poll

  • A program allows local law enforcement to buy military-style weapons and equipment for pennies on the dollar. What do you think?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    I like that it saves the taxpayer money
    26%
    105 votes
    I like that it will help our law enforcement do their jobs better
    49%
    197 votes
    I worry that small police departments are over-equipped
    25%
    99 votes
  • Surplus To Service: More bang for your buck

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