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Canadian National Railway train derails in Jackson

TGIF! I'm Howard Ballou with your Friday afternoon look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Eighteen Canadian National Railway train cars derailed off of the tracks in Jackson this morning, calling for heavy equipment crews to help clear the scene.

A 19-year-old, Luis Manuel Vargas, of Pearl, was killed in a car crash in Rankin County on Greenfield Road near the Mississippi State Hospital Friday. Another person was hospitalized.

Plus, Mississippi has seen a huge decrease in methamphetamine labs compared to several years ago, according to Hinds County Sheriff's Office officials. But with the number of labs down significantly is there still a meth use problem in the metro area?

In sports, a preview of Memphis and Southern Miss basketball.

Light rain and 59 degrees in the metro. Don't miss your full First Alert Forecast.

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