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52 years

Son of former NW Rankin coach gets 52 years

A warm, sunny Thursday afternoon in the Jackson metro area with puffy clouds in the sky. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Joseph Patrick Coates, son of the late, former Northwest Rankin High School football coach, has pleaded guilty to three counts of sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 52 years in prison.

Plus, the pastor and members of a Jefferson County church made the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study yesterday evening.

And, the nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.

In sports, Randy Watkins returns with golf tips in Tee To Green.

Scattered clouds and 86 degrees in the metro, but it feels like 88. Get your full First Alert Forecast.

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