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  • JULIA'S FORECAST: A few showers/storms today, but dry for the weekend!

    JULIA'S FORECAST: A few showers/storms today, but dry for the weekend!

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:05:42 GMT
    Good morning! It's a much milder start to the day with many waking up to temps in the mid to high 50s. However, the warmth comes with a price- wet weather. Two systems will provide us with rain today.More >>
    A few showers and thunderstorms are possible today, but the majority of the weekend will be warm and sunny.More >>
  • Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:48 GMT
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates stepped into the WLBT studio Thursday night for a one-hour runoff debate.   Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber went back and forth onMore >>
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates stepped into the WLBT studio Thursday night for a one-hour runoff debate.   Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber went back and forth on several issues, touting specifics and pushing their visions for the future of the Capital City.More >>
  • Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:31:23 GMT
    WLBT continues to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006, so is justice being served? JessicaMore >>
    We continues to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006. So, is justice being served?
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  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:41:47 GMT
    A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More >>
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:41:50 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.More >>
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.More >>
  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:10 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.More >>
    The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...More >>
  • Ridgeland Police looking for man with crooked knife

    Ridgeland Police looking for man with crooked knife

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:39:27 GMT
    Ridgeland police need your help finding a brazen robber. Investigators say the crime happened around 4:15 Monday morning at a convenience store.       The suspect's face is covered, but he's armed withMore >>
    Ridgeland police need your help finding a brazen robber. Investigators say the crime happened around 4:15 Monday morning at a convenience store.More >>
  • Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

    Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.More >>
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.More >>
  • Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:47:04 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that took the life of a Yazoo City teen. A burned out shell is all that is left of one of the cars involved. The wreck happened aroundMore >>
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash that took the life of a Yazoo City teen.A burned out shell is all that is left of the car involved.
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  • Sig Ep fraternity will close Ole Miss chapter

    Sig Ep fraternity will close Ole Miss chapter

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:47:02 GMT
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close its chapter on The University of Mississippi campus. Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the closure comes after numerous accounts of hazing and underage drinkingMore >>
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close its chapter on The University of Mississippi campus. Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the closure comes after numerous accounts of hazing and underage drinking within the UM chapter, which violated fraternity and university policies.More >>
  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:41:38 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.More >>
    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's...More >>
  • Your Week in Review: April 18

    Your Week in Review: April 18

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:00:20 GMT
    The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, rising tensions in eastern Ukraine and a deadly ferry sinking all made headlines this week.More >>
    The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, rising tensions in eastern Ukraine and a deadly ferry sinking all made headlines this week.More >>
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...More >>
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.More >>
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:00:40 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...More >>
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...More >>
  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.More >>
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."More >>
  • School District preps every junior for ACT

    School District preps every junior for ACT

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:45:11 GMT
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answerMore >>
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answer at the top of their priority list with an ACT prep day for every junior in the district.More >>
  • Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:55:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes. The woman had to be rushedMore >>
    Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes.More >>
  • Brandon Police investigating inappropriate teacher-student relationship

    Brandon Police investigating inappropriate teacher-student relationship

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:51:34 GMT
    Brandon Police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher at Rankin County Alternative School. Police say they are in the very early stages of the investigation,More >>
    Brandon Police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher at Rankin County Alternative School.More >>
  • Holmes County pit bull owner returning dogs to shelter

    Sheriff says he wants pit bulls banned in Holmes County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:23 GMT
    Holmes County Sheriff Willie March is working to ban pit bulls in the county after 2 attacks within weeks of one another.   Craig Davis says he was walking home from work Tuesday when six pit bulls cameMore >>
    The owner of two pit bulls that attacked a man in Durant Tuesday will return the dogs to the shelter in Columbus, Mississippi, where he got them.
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  • Jackson man shot in domestic disturbance

    Jackson man shot in domestic disturbance

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:39:02 GMT
    A Jackson man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach by his girlfriend. Thirty-four year old Monica Taylor is in custody, and the boyfriend, whose name is not being released, is in stable conditionMore >>
    A Jackson man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach by his girlfriend. Thirty-four year old Monica Taylor is in custody, and the boyfriend, whose name is not being released, is in stable condition at UMMC.More >>
  • Regina Quinn endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for mayor

    Regina Quinn endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for mayor

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:20:05 GMT
    Former mayoral candidate Regina Quinn has endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba for the job.  The two appeared outside City Hall Thursday morning. Quinn says she supports Lumumba's platform for women. If he'sMore >>
    Former mayoral candidate Regina Quinn has endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba for the job.More >>
  • 3 dead in Nettleton shooting identified

    3 dead in Nettleton shooting identified

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:13:58 GMT
    In Nettleton, three people are dead after an officer-involved shooting earlier Wednesday afternoon. The Nettleton police officer involved in the shooting was not injured.     Authorities say the shootingMore >>
    The Miss. Department of Public Safety says that two of the individuals died at the scene and a third died from his wounds at a Tupelo hospital. The shooting happened on Main Street in Nettleton near the intersection of Mullins Street.
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  • Deputy hits motorist but isn't liable under state law

    Deputy hits motorist but isn't liable by state law

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:11:52 GMT
    If you're hit by a law enforcement or emergency vehicle responding to an emergency, you could be stuck with recouping the losses. If a law enforcement or emergency vehicle hits you when on the way toMore >>
    If a law enforcement or emergency vehicle hits you when on the way to an emergency, you could be stuck paying for your losses. It's a lesson a Rankin county woman recently learned.
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  • Vicksburg man charged with child abuse

    Vicksburg man charged with child abuse

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:51:17 GMT
    A Vicksburg man is facing child abuse charges. Sixty-six year old Eddie Dean Davis was arrested by Vicksburg Police Sunday.     According to the Vicksburg Post, Davis is accused of shoving a baby in aMore >>
    A Vicksburg man is facing child abuse charges. Sixty-six year old Eddie Dean Davis was arrested by Vicksburg Police Sunday.More >>
  • Man hit by school bus

    Man hit by school bus

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:22:44 GMT
    A man was hit by a Hinds County school bus Wednesday evening in Edwards. It happened at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Williamson Avenue.     Sixth-one year old Hosea Willis was driving theMore >>
    A man was hit by a Hinds County school bus Wednesday evening in Edwards. It happened at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Williamson Avenue.More >>
  • BREAKING

    Silver Alert issued for missing Macon man

    Silver Alert issued for missing Macon man

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:50:51 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is issuing a Silver Alert for 71-year-old James "Sonny" McCleod of Macon, Mississippi. MHP says that McCleod was last seen yesterday at about 7:30 a.m. in Macon. We areMore >>
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is issuing a Silver Alert for 71-year-old James "Sonny" McCleod of Macon, Mississippi.More >>
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  • Affordable Care Act

    Affordable Care Act

    The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is March 31, 2014.
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    The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is March 31, 2014.
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  • 7 Jackson mayoral candidates debate the issues

    Mayoral Debate

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:10:54 GMT
    Seven of the Thirteen candidates for Jackson Mayor answered questions before a live audience for two hours during the Jackson Chamber of Commerce sponsored debate at Jackson State Thursday. The eventMore >>
    Seven of the Thirteen candidates for Jackson Mayor answered questions before a live audience for two hours during the Jackson Chamber of Commerce sponsored debate at Jackson State Thursday.
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  • NCAA Tournament

    NCAA Tournament

    March Madness begins! Follow the 2013-14 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as teams vie to make the Final Four in Arlington, TX.More >>
    March Madness begins! Follow the 2013-14 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as teams vie to make the Final Four in Arlington, TX.
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  • WATCH: Berry College Eagle Cam shows live images of eagle family

    WATCH: Berry College Eagle Cam shows live images of eagle family

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-04-04 09:44:09 GMT
    The northwest Georgia school is live-streaming video of this eagle nest on campus. The 24/7 view – the only eagle nest cam in the state – offers a unique window into the lives of these iconic raptors.From:More >>
    Thousands of people are watching live in anticipation as a bald eagle at Berry College in northwest Georgia waits patiently for her eggs to hatch.More >>
  • Fresh from the Flame

    Every Friday, chef Julie Levanway joins The Morning Team to cook up a delicious meal "Fresh from the Flame." After you see her latest creation on the air, this is the place to get the recipe.More >>

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