Tragic end to heroic effort - - Jackson, MS

Tragic end to heroic effort

Man who tried to save family from fire dies from injuries

A warm Tuesday afternoon under clear skies in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Eddie Rankin, the man who went back into a burning apartment in Vicksburg to save his family who had already escaped, has died from injuries suffered in that fire. 

Plus, a death investigation is underway after a body was found in a south Jackson park this morning.

And, Terrence Womack, the man indicted in connection with "Operation Paperchase" was sentenced in U. S. District Court to 72 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

In sports, a look at the Mississippi State Bulldogs upcoming battle with the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Clear skies and 80 degrees but it feels like 81 in the metro. Watch your full First Alert Forecast.

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