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Fatal crash

Woman killed in Rankin Co. crash identified

It's a hot football Friday afternoon in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.


The Mississippi Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed in a crash on Highway 468 near Bethel Road this morning as 60-year-old Betty Ellington.

Also, Vicksburg police say a man is facing assault and drug charges after he went to the police department to report a robbery.

Plus, most of the felony charges announced today against Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd are for fraud and embezzlement. But one extortion charge accuses Byrd of demanding sexual favors from a female deputy.

In sports, it's time to turn on the Friday Nite Lites! All of you high school football scores and highlights.

Broken clouds and 92 degrees but it feels like 95 in the metro. Get your full First Alert Forecast.

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