Anti-Apartheid champion dies - - Jackson, MS

Anti-Apartheid champion dies

Nelson Mandela has died

Overcast skies and a very warm Thursday afternoon in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

A 15 year old girl has been shot multiple times near Wingfield High School on 1985 Scanlon Drive, in Jackson. She has been hospitalized.

Also, Southwest Airlines will cease operations in Jackson next June. The Airline is also pulling out of Branson Airport and Key West International Airport.

In sports, a preview of the upcoming championships.

Overcast and 80 degrees but it feels like 82 and it's about to get very cold! Be sure to watch your full First Alert Forecast.

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