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Gang war ignites Mississippi prison riot

Good Thursday morning from MSNewsNow's Brandon Artiles!

Most kids are not back in school yet, but with the holidays over we get back to our normal routines. This morning is starting at 54 degrees and it's a little wet out there. Meteorologist Michael Haynes will fill us in on what we can expect today from the weather in his First Alert Forecast.

Happening now, several inmates from a Leake County detention facility are in Jackson recovering from injuries suffered during a riot. Now, someone with intimate knowledge of what goes on inside the prison says the melee was sparked by a gang war.

Plus, our fire safety lesson for the day: don't leave something cooking on the stove unattended. That's what Jackson fire investigators are blaming for an apartment fire early New Year's morning.

Those stories and much more are headed your way at the top of the hour.

Please join us from 5 to 7 and switch it to Fox 40 at 7 for more Mississippi News Now.

Have a great Friday eve!

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