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Lumumba family releases statement to public

Very overcast 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.

The family of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba released a statement to the public regarding the support of the Jackson community and the nation after the death of their father.

Plus, the search for 2-year-old Myra Lewis, missing since Saturday, continued with multiple agencies, including the FBI, Madison Deputies, the Madison Police Department setting up a command center at a church about a mile from where the little girl went missing.

And, Marietta Harris, 38, of Jackson, pled guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States. She will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on May 15; facing a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In sports, the state high school basketball championships get underway tomorrow and we have a preview.

Hazy and 43 degrees but it feels like 37. Watch your full First Alert Forecast.

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