Rolling on the river again - - Jackson, MS

Rolling on the river again

MS River reopens following barge accident

It's an outdoor kind of Monday afternoon in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

The Mississippi River re-opened this morning in Vicksburg after barges hit the old U.S. Highway 80 railroad bridge.

Police in Laurel are searching for a man who robbed a Papa John's pizza restaurant early Sunday morning.

Plus, Defense lawyers for a man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge say investigators' failure to find any ricin means the government should release their client.

And, the marathon bombing suspect will not be charged as an enemy combatant, according to an Obama administration official.

In sports, hall of fame athletes from Mississippi return for a charity golf tournament.

Clear skies and 78 degrees in the metro. Don't miss your full First Alert Forecast.

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