It's official - - Jackson, MS

It's official

Lumumba sworn in as Jackson Mayor

It's a very warm and sunny July 1st afternoon in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Chokwe Lumumba has been sworn in as Jackson's mayor, in a ceremony at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Also, Mayor Lumumba has officially named Deputy Chief Lindsey Horton the new Jackson Police Chief and Willie Owens, fire chief.

Plus, Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a petition to the Supreme Court of Mississippi requesting that the court lift the restraining order on Mississippi's new open-carry gun law.

In sports, a former Jackson State football star has died.

Just a few clouds and 84 degrees in the metro. Get you full First Alert Forecast.

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