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Just in time

Statue of Liberty reopens as US salutes July 4th

Happy Independence Day! I'm Howard Ballou with your Thursday afternoon look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades and President Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence.

We'll take a look at some of the 4th of July celebrations going on around the Jackson metro area.

Plus, Mississippi farmers say late freezes and a cool spring delayed some of their crops this year.

And in Harrison County, a pickup truck crashed through the living room of a home on West Wortham Road around 10:40 last night.

In sports, more on the tragic death of Ole Miss football player Park Stevens.

Just a few clouds and 87 degrees but it feels like 91 in the Jackson metro area. Make sure you get your full First Alert Forecast.

Of course, you will see any breaking news first on WLBT and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and www.msnewsnow.com.


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