Robber on the run - - Jackson, MS

Robber on the run

Jackson police search for armed bank robber

A windy Thursday afternoon in the Jackson metro area as we brace for severe weather tonight. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Jackson police are investigating a reported armed bank robbery on North State Street this afternoon.

Plus, seventeen drug suspects have been rounded up in Lucedale after an 18-month joint law enforcement investigation.

Also, Sen. Roger Wicker says he once hired the man accused of mailing suspicious letters, to perform as an Elvis impersonator.

And, a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed at least 5 and injured more than 160 is under control, officials said, but there's still no word on the number killed by the blast.

In sports, find who Tougaloo picked up on signing day.

Just a few clouds and 83 degrees in the metro but storms are headed our way. Don't miss your full First Alert Forecast.

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