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  • JULIA'S FORECAST: Gray skies and chance showers

    JULIA'S FORECAST: Gray skies and chance showers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:53:30 GMT
    Did you enjoy the cooler temperatures and bright sunshine yesterday? It was a gorgeous day by late July standards. Today we'll hang on to that cooler-than-average feel, but the skies won't be so pretty.More >>
    Today will be mostly cloudy with an occasional passing shower possible.More >>
  • Search for missing swimmer suspended for the night

    Police release the identity of missing reservoir swimmer

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:22:10 GMT
    Dive teams and other rescue units are searching for a missing swimmer near the lower lake section of the Reservoir. Our crew arrived to the scene shortly after, at around 11 Tuesday night. AccordingMore >>
    The search has been suspended for the night for missing swimmer John Gregory Kassel of Madison. EOC Director Butch Hammack says the search will continue Thursday morning.More >>
  • Suspect indicted for 2013 murder of Smith family

    Suspect indicted for the 2013 murder of a Copiah Co family

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:08:42 GMT
    42-year-old Timothy Burns was indicted on 2 counts of capital murder, rape and 3rd degree arson for the 2013 murders of a Copiah County family.  His arraignment has been set for Friday.  The bodies ofMore >>
    After nearly nine months, there is finally movement in the courts involving a family murdered in 2013. Timothy Burns who has been in jail charged in murder of the Smith family since last November, has been indicted on multiple charges.More >>
  • Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:20:11 GMT
    Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign.More >>
    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.More >>
  • Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:52:55 GMT
    A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and...More >>
    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and...More >>
  • Tip leads to capture of Most Wanted suspect

    Tip leads to capture of Most Wanted suspect

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:16:48 GMT
    One of Hinds County's Most Wanted is in custody. Forty-eight year old Daisy Lee Shannon was arrested on a tip following our Most Wanted segment on the Wednesday 6 p.m. report of WLBT News.Shannon, whoMore >>
    One of Hinds County's Most Wanted is in custody. Forty-eight year old Daisy Lee Shannon was arrested on a tip following our Most Wanted segment on the Wednesday 6 p.m. report of WLBT News.More >>
  • River City regains Moody bond rating

    River City regains Moody bond rating

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:09:30 GMT
    Vicksburg's mayor announced important financial news for the city Wednesday. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the city's credit rating has been restored by Moody's Bond Ratings. It now has an A2 rating afterMore >>
    Vicksburg's mayor announced important financial news for the city Wednesday. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the city's credit rating has been restored by Moody's Bond Ratings.More >>
  • Camera surveillance proposed in River City

    Camera surveillance proposed in River City

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:05:34 GMT
    Cameras seem to be everywhere now often monitoring traffic, shoppers and even high speed chases. The River City's mayor wants those extra eyes watching over his streets. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. wantsMore >>

    Cameras are a part of our everyday life capturing our images even when we aren't aware. The River City's mayor wants those extra eyes watching over his streets.More >>

  • Surplus To Service: More bang for your buck

    Surplus To Service

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:27:50 GMT
    Facing budget cuts, law enforcement agencies across the state are turning to a unique program to save money. It's called the 1033 program, and it's allowing them to buy military grade weapons, vehiclesMore >>
    Facing budget cuts, law enforcement agencies across the state are turning to a unique program to save money. It's called the 1033 program, and it's allowing them to buy military grade weapons, vehicles and gear, for just pennies on the dollar.More >>
  • Wednesday's Child: Aurora

    Wednesday's Child - Aurora

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:53:23 GMT
    The ability to use laughter and humor has helped 14 year old Aurora handle some difficult times. She is named for the bright northern lights. She is hoping to shine on this week's Wednesday's Child.AuroraMore >>
    Fourteen-year-old Aurora is named for the Northern Lights and hopes to shine with a special family on this week's Wednesday's Child.More >>
  • Neshoba fairgoers prepare for Thursday political speeches

    Neshoba fairgoers prepare for Thursday political speeches

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:27:52 GMT
    The Neshoba County Fair is known as the state's giant house party. That party breaks for a different kind of attraction for two days every year. Mississippi politics have some deep roots at the NeshobaMore >>
    The Neshoba County Fair is known as the state's giant house party. That party breaks for a different kind of attraction for two days every year.More >>
  • 10 things to know for Thursday

    10 things to know for Thursday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:58:16 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:More >>
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:17:31 GMT
    Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.More >>
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign...More >>
  • Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:45:30 GMT
    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.More >>
    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.More >>
  • Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

    Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:37:17 GMT
    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.More >>
    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working...More >>
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:57:37 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.More >>
    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.More >>
  • Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

    Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:26:40 GMT
    Liberia's president late Wednesday ordered the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened.More >>
    The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers...More >>
  • Are home owners' insurance rates going up?

    Insurance hike?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:18:41 GMT
    Are Mississippians paying too much for homeowner's insurance? One website claims premiums have increased more than 15 percent in our state. 3 On Your Side went to the State Insurance Commissioner for answers. MississippiansMore >>
    Are Mississippians paying too much for homeowner's insurance? One website claims premiums have increased more than 15 percent in our state.
    More >>
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:47:20 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.More >>
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...More >>
  • Do you know this man?

    Do you know this man?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:49:54 GMT
    Brandon Police would like your help in identifying an auto burglary suspect. The man in the attached  picture is wanted in connection with forced entry auto burglaries that occurred Saturday, July 26,More >>
    Brandon Police would like your help in identifying an auto burglary suspect. The man in the attached  picture is wanted in connection with forced entry auto burglaries that occurred Saturday, July 26, at Shiloh Park.More >>
  • Senator Giles Ward will not seek re-election at term ends

    Senator Giles Ward will not seek re-election after term ends

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:54:57 GMT
    Source: Mississippi SenateSource: Mississippi Senate
    Senator Giles Ward, R-Louisville, will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January of 2016. Ward made the announcement at the Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday morning. After serving fiverMore >>
    Senator Giles Ward, R-Louisville, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January of 2016.More >>
  • Car goes up in flames near Woodrow Wilson on I-55 southbound

    Car goes up in flames near Woodrow Wilson on I-55 southbound

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:53:21 GMT
    Source: Spencer SmithSource: Spencer Smith
    A car went up in flames on Tuesday night on Interstate 55 in the southbound lanes at the Woodrow Wilson exit. Jackson firefighters and other emergency crews responded to the scene.  The flames causedMore >>
    A car went up in flames on Tuesday night on Interstate 55 in the southbound lanes at the Woodrow Wilson exit.More >>
  • Byram police searching for Cookie Monster

    Byram police searching for Cookie Monster

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:00 GMT
    The Byram Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect that burglarized the kitchen area of the Holiday Inn Express in Byram. At about 5 pm on Monday, surveillance video showsMore >>
    At about 5 pm on Monday, surveillance video shows an unidentified black male exiting a side door of the hotel with a garbage can and plastic bag believed to be filled with stolen miscellaneous food items.More >>
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  • Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:36:58 GMT
    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.More >>
    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.More >>
  • Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

    Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:42:31 GMT
    By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."More >>
    By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."More >>
  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:39:42 GMT
    After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.More >>
    After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.More >>
  • WLBT Online Poll

  • My favorite outside temperature is __________

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

    65 degrees or below
    33%
    211 votes
    75
    54%
    354 votes
    85
    11%
    71 votes
    95 or above
    2%
    16 votes

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