On your mark...get set...GO! - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

On your mark...get set...GO!

Happy Friday to you from Mississippi News Now's Brandon Artiles!

We're beginning the day in the mid-30s across the state and it's shaping up to be a sunny weekend. Meteorologist Paul Williams will break it down for us in his First Alert Forecast.

And speaking of that cold start, that's exactly what runners can expect when they put their toe on the starting line for Saturday's Mississippi Blues Marathon. Jewell Hillery will join us with live reports from Downtown Jackson previewing the big race.

Plus, another man is on his way to prison for hate crimes against African-Americans, following the hit-and-run murder of James Craig Anderson in Jackson in 2011.

And, a Mississippi, republican lawmaker is crafting his own gun ban legislation in the wake of last month's murderous school shooting in Connecticut.

All those stories and much more are headed your way at the top of the hour.

Please join us from 5 to 7 and for more Mississippi News Now flip over to Fox 40/WDBD from 7 to 9.

Have a great weekend!




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