Downtown smash up - - Jackson, MS

Downtown smash up

Officer and inmate hospitalized after crash

Happy "hump day" Wednesday afternoon and it's a hot cloudy day in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

A Jackson police officer and the inmate she was transporting in the back of the cruiser were taken to the hospital after a collision with an SUV in downtown Jackson.

Plus, Jackson Police Department crime reports show Capitol Street was the most crime ridden for the third week in May.

And, six people appeared in federal court accused of conspiring to kidnap 6-year-old Jashayla Hopson from East Kemper Elementary School March 30.

In sports, an update on basketball star Devonta Pollard, charged in a kidnapping conspiracy.

Scattered clouds and 91 degrees but it feels more like 98 degrees in the metro. Make sure you get your full First Alert Forecast.

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