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"This chapter is closed"

Hosemann: Voter ID starts today

Puffy clouds and summertime heat in the Jackson metro area this Tuesday afternoon. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act puts Mississippi on equal footing with every other state, and that implementation of Voter ID starts today. "Mississippi citizens have earned the right to determine our voting processes," said Hosemann. "Our relationships and trust in each other have matured.  This chapter is closed."

Plus, outgoing Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., announced a proposal for a Jackson Convention Center hotel.

In Marion County, two former Columbia police officers have been arrested for conspiracy to transfer controlled substances.

In sports, the Mississippi State baseball Bulldogs are in a "do or die" situation with UCLA in the College World Series final.

Clear skies, for the most part, and 90 degrees but it feels like 96 in the metro. Make sure you get your full First Alert Forecast.

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