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  • JULIA'S FORECAST: Sunnier and hotter today

    JULIA'S FORECAST: Sunnier and hotter today

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:36:34 GMT
    Good morning! After a dreary weekend we'll finally start to see some sun again on Labor Day. Of course, the return of sunshine means we'll also add on some heat. Highs today will reach the low 90s with
    We'll have more sun today (and hotter temps) than what we saw over the weekend.
  • Breaking

    AMBER ALERT: Katelyn Beard, 17, abducted from Jackson

    AMBER ALERT: Katelyn Beard, 17, abducted from Jackson

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:54:09 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson.
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson. Katelyn Beard, 17, was taken from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson between 6am and 7am Sunday morning. Police said Beard is seriously injured and is in need of medical attention.
  • Biloxi, Gulfport to host military training this week

    Biloxi, Gulfport to host military training this week

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:54:09 GMT
    If you see an unusual number of military and police officers in the Biloxi/Gulfport area this week, don't be alarmed. They're likely taking part in a joint military training exercise.
    If you see an unusual number of military and police officers in the Biloxi/Gulfport area this week, don't be alarmed. They're likely taking part in a joint military training exercise.
  • A message for DirecTV subscribers

    A message for DirecTV subscribers

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:21:42 GMT
    At WLBT, nothing is more important to us than providing central Mississippi with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite NBC programming. In order to serve our viewers, WLBT
    At WLBT, nothing is more important to us than providing central Mississippi with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite NBC programming. In order to serve our viewers, WLBT
  • Breaking

    Amber Alert issued for teen shot and abducted

    Amber Alert issued for teen shot and abducted

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:01:32 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. Beard
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.
  • Supervisor Stokes wants to propose wage increase for county employees

    Supervisor Stokes wants to propose wage increase for county employees

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:53:00 GMT
    A Hinds County supervisor wants county employees to get paid more through a proposed minimum wage increase. District 5 Supervisor Kenneth Stokes says several earning minimum wage cannot make ends meet
    Supervisor Stokes said there's enough money in the budget at the end of this budget period that the supervisors can spend to raise the minimum wage.
  • MHP issues Amber Alert for Katelyn Beard

    MHP issues Amber Alert for Katelyn Beard

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:12:06 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted this morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. She is described
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted this morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • MHP sets up check points for Labor Day holiday

    MHP sets up check points for Labor Day holiday

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:07:44 GMT
    With the Labor Day holiday weekend still in full swing expect to see more state troopers on metro area highways. Triple-A estimates around 35 million people are on the nation's highways. Trooper Eric
    With the Labor Day holiday weekend still in full swing expect to see more state troopers on metro area highways.
  • Family speaks out on butt injection verdict

    Family speaks out on butt injection verdict

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:40:34 GMT
    The infamous butt injection trial ends in Mississippi but the saga continues in neighboring Alabama. The jury found Tracy Lynn Garner guilty of depraved heart murder Friday. Sentencing is scheduled Tuesday
    The infamous butt injection trial ends in Mississippi, but the saga continues in neighboring Alabama.
  • Marion Co. officer fatally wounds man

    Marion Co. officer fatally wounds man

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:45:49 GMT
    A man is dead in Marion County after an officer involved shooting. The Marion County Sheriff's office received a call about domestic violence at 91 Hattie Lane around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night. The first
    A man was fatally shot by a Marion County Officer after a domestic violence call.
  • Jackson Police searching for shooting suspect and victim

    Jackson Police searching for shooting suspect and victim

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:15:09 GMT
    Jackson police are looking for a shooting victim and suspect. Authorities say a white female possibly 19 or 20 years of age was shot at 4244 Lynda Street just before 7 a.m. Police say the woman was last
    Jackson police need your help to find a woman who has been shot and the man they believe is responsible.
  • Accident on I-20 W. involving tanker causes traffic backup

    Accident on I-20 W. involving tanker causes traffic backup

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:42:52 GMT
    Brandon Police diverted traffic to Hwy. 80 Sunday afternoon after an empty tanker ran off the roadway. The accident happened on I-20 W. at the Hwy. 80/downtown Brandon Exit 56. At one time all westbound
    The accident happened on I-20 W. at the Hwy. 80/downtown Brandon Exit 56.
  • Artwalk in Ocean Springs draws 5,000 to 6,000

    Artwalk in Ocean Springs draws 5,000 to 6,000

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:44:29 GMT
    Despite the occasional shower that sent artisans and visitors scurrying for cover, organizers of the Ocean Springs Artwalk are happy with the turnout, estimated between 5,000 and 6,000.
    Despite the occasional shower that sent artisans and visitors scurrying for cover, organizers of the Ocean Springs Artwalk are happy with the turnout, estimated between 5,000 and 6,000.
  • Marion County man dead in officer involved shooting

    Marion County man dead in officer involved shooting

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:22:18 GMT
    A Marion County man was killed Saturday night.  Marion County Corner Norma Williamson confirmed the death of 21 year-old Justin Burch. Burch was sent to Jackson for autopsy around 7 p.m. Saturday night.  This
    A Marion County man was killed Saturday night.
  • Mom mum, but Facebook on fire over injured kindergartner

    Mom mum, but Facebook on fire over injured kindergartner

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
    Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.
    Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.
  • Moss Point residents protest mayor over water policy, police chief veto

    Moss Point residents protest mayor over water policy, police chief veto

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:00:16 GMT
    Moss Point residents were at it again Saturday, protesting the actions of Mayor Billy Broomfield and some city aldermen.
    Moss Point residents were at it again Saturday, protesting the actions of Mayor Billy Broomfield and some city aldermen. Over the past two weeks, many residents have spoken out about the mayor's decision to veto the board's appointment of a new police chief. They are also upset about the mayor's enforcement of the water policy they believe is leaving some senior citizens in limbo.
  • Mississippi State dominated Southern Miss 49-0

    Mississippi State dominated Southern Miss 49-0

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-08-31 10:32:30 GMT
    Quarterback Dak Prescott tied a Mississippi State record with a career-high four touchdown passes. The junior completed 18 of 26 attempts for a career-high 284 yards and one interception. Prescott
    24 years ago Mississippi State beat Southern Miss 13-10 in Starkville. That was the last time the Golden Eagles and Bulldogs met before Saturday's clash in Starkville. This time the game wasn't even close as Mississippi State crushed Southern Miss 49 to nothing.
  • Two men leading an effort to provide bikes to homeless

    Two men leading an effort to provide bikes to homeless

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:54:09 GMT
    Christie Jones, James Bates, Joseph EllisChristie Jones, James Bates, Joseph Ellis
    It is said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Two men on the coast are putting that philosophy into action. In their case, it's about providing people with a way to get around.
    It is said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Two men on the coast are putting that philosophy into action. In their case, it's about providing people with a way to get around.
  • Football teams honor the memory of two players

    Football teams honor the memory of two players

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:24:12 GMT
    The number 65 was sprayed on the Copiah Academy Colonels field in honor of Jackson Prep Junior Walker Wilbanks. Also on the field was the number 44, a tribute to Colonels football player Adam Day who also
    The number 65 was sprayed on the Copiah Academy Colonels field in honor of Jackson Prep Junior Walker Wilbanks. Also on the field was the number 44, a tribute to Colonels football player Adam Day who also passed this summer.
  • Shrimp boil helps raise money for 2015 Ocean Springs mega reunion

    Shrimp boil helps raise money for 2015 Ocean Springs mega reunion

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:50:08 GMT
    Next year, the first ever mega reunion is being planned for anyone who ever called themselves an Ocean Springs Greyhound. Organizers are expecting thousands to attend the event.
    Next year, the first ever mega reunion is being planned for anyone who ever called themselves an Ocean Springs Greyhound. Organizers are expecting thousands to attend the event.
  • Clinton PD identify vehicle used in armed robbery of two MC students

    Clinton PD identify vehicle used in armed robbery of two MC students

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:15:48 GMT
    Clinton Police have identified the vehicle they say was used as a get-away vehicle Friday night, after two Mississippi College students were robbed at gunpoint. Mark Jones, Director of Communications
    The vehicle is described as a small dark metallic red 4-door sedan with damage to the right front fender.
  • Fire destroys west Jackson home

    Fire destroys west Jackson home

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:32:22 GMT
    Jackson firefighters were on the scene of a house fire Saturday afternoon. Units responded to School Circle in West Jackson around 1 p.m. The house sustained extensive damage and may be a total loss. Jackson
    Jackson firefighters were on the scene of a house fire Saturday afternoon. Units responded to School Circle in West Jackson around 1 p.m.
  • Pine Belt woman dies in Hattiesburg fire

    Pine Belt woman dies in Hattiesburg fire

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:48:31 GMT
    An early morning fire has claimed the life of a Pine Belt woman.  Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed the death of a female victim, however the name is not being released pending notification
    An early morning fire has claimed the life of a Pine Belt woman.
  • Food drive benefits Loaves and Fishes

    Food drive benefits Loaves and Fishes

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:45:22 GMT
    Coast Young Professionals held its annual walking on water event Saturday morning. The donated food benefited the Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Biloxi.
    Coast Young Professionals held its annual walking on water event Saturday morning. People in the giving spirit were invited to walk the Ocean Springs Bridge and donate canned food items to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Biloxi.
  • Wake Up Project gets Moss Point kids motivated for school

    Wake Up Project gets Moss Point kids motivated for school

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:34:09 GMT
    The first ever Wake Up Project: Back to School Celebration was held for students in Moss Point Saturday.
    The first ever Wake Up Project: Back to School Celebration was held for students in Moss Point Saturday. Organizers said it was an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new school year, while also providing valuable resources to promote academic success.
  • Wet roadways may have caused interstate crashes

    Wet roadways may have caused interstate crashes

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:09:27 GMT
    Slick roads may be blamed for two interstate accidents Saturday. Jackson police responded to this crash on I-55 south at McDowell Road. It happened around 3:15. A black Altima was stopped sideways in
    Slick roads may be blamed for two interstate accidents Saturday. Jackson police responded to the first crash on I-55 south at McDowell Road. It happened around 3:15 p.m.
  • Two teams honor fallen players before the game

    Two teams honor fallen players before the game

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:22:21 GMT
    The Jackson Prep football team is hitting the field tonight (Saturday) for their first game without their teammate Walker Wilbanks. Despite the dreary weather hundreds of folks were out at the Jackson
    Tributes were going on Saturday not only for Jackson Prep's Wilbanks, who wore the number 65, but also for Copiah Colonel football player Adam Day, who passed this summer.
  • Several hundred without power after thunderstorms

    Several hundred without power after thunderstorms

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:49:00 GMT
    Entergy Mississippi is reporting several hundred power outages in the Jackson area. According to Entergy's website at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at least 1,700 customers were without power. MSNewsNow Meteorologist Heather
    According to Entergy's website at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at least 1,700 customers were without power.
  • WCU dedicates new buildings, celebrates centennial of another

    WCU dedicates new buildings, celebrates centennial of another

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:40:04 GMT
    STUDENTS, FACULTY AND SUPPORTERS AT WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY ARE CELEBRATING TWO IMPORTANT NEW BUILDINGS AND RECOGNIZING THE LASTING LEGACY OF THE HATTIESBURG CAMPUS' OLDEST STRUCTURE.
    Students, faculty and administrators at William Carey University are celebrating two important new buildings and the the 100th birthday of the Hattiesburg campus' oldest structure.
  • Former Disney executive shares life lessons with Gulfport students

    Former Disney executive shares life lessons with Gulfport students

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:24:41 GMT
    Former Disney Executive Vice-President Lee Cockerell spoke to hundreds of students at Gulfport High Friday. He shared his life struggles, leadership strategies, and advice to help young people succeed.
    He is a college dropout who ended up running one of the largest vacation destinations in the world. Former Disney Executive Vice-President Lee Cockerell spoke to hundreds of students at Gulfport High Friday. He shared his life struggles, leadership strategies, and advice to help young people succeed.
  • Hancock County remembers Hurricane Katrina

    Hancock County remembers Hurricane Katrina

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:28:45 GMT
    South Mississippi paused on Friday to remember the day many say changed the Coast forever. It was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history created by a powerful hurricane named Katrina.
    South Mississippi paused on Friday to remember the day many say changed the Coast forever. It was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history created by a powerful hurricane named Katrina.
  • Funeral service held Friday for Walker Wilbanks

    Funeral service held Friday for Walker Wilbanks

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:20:06 GMT
    Family, friends, classmates and members of the community said their final goodbyes to Walker Wilbanks. The Jackson Prep athlete's funeral was held at First Baptist Church of Jackson.     An outpouring
    Family, friends, classmates and members of the community said their final goodbyes to Walker Wilbanks. The Jackson Prep athlete's funeral was held at First Baptist Church of Jackson. 
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  • Greenway man reported missing, volunteers searching for him

    Greenway man reported missing, volunteers searching for him

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:20:02 GMT
    Volunteers pick up the search for missing Clay County man Monday morning. Johnie Schmidt, age 68, was last seen in the Greenway area Sunday morning.
    Volunteers pick up the search for missing Clay County man Monday morning. Johnie Schmidt, age 68, was last seen in the Greenway area Sunday morning.
  • Movie money returning in Jonesboro

    Movie money returning in Jonesboro

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:42:39 GMT

    Jonesboro Police are investigating a case of fake money.

    Jonesboro Police are investigating a case of fake money.

  • Man steals pack of bacon on National Bacon Day

    Man steals pack of bacon on National Bacon Day

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:12:58 GMT
    A package of bacon was stolen from Bill's Fresh Market on Saturday.
    A package of bacon was stolen from Bill's Fresh Market on Saturday.
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