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Little girl's kidnapper identified

Suspect IDed in 6-year-old's kidnapping

Kind of a dreary Thursday 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 female suspect in Jashayla Hopson's kidnapping has a court appearance this afternoon in Jackson. The U. S. Attorney's office says Jessie Pollard will appear before U. S. Magistrate Keith Ball but didn't comment on what charges she will be facing.

Plus, after a two day trial ended with a guilty verdict in February, a judge handed down a 40 year sentence for a Jackson man who served as an accomplice to an armed robbery and murder in Ridgeland in April 2012.

And, a Pearl landowner has been fined more than $18,000 after being found guilty of eight counts of animal cruelty and eight counts of city ordinance violations.

In sports, Ben "Big Baby" Davis is moving on up with a four year basketball scholarship to NAIA power William Penn.

Overcast skies and 67 degrees in the metro. Get you full First Alert Forecast.

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