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Local animal rescue saves animals stranded by floodwaters

Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

  Open Spillway gates send water downstream into Jackson homes and businesses

Local agencies provide update on rising Pearl River as crest slightly lowered

MEMA releases initial damage report from Pearl River flooding

NWS lowers anticipated Pearl River crest to 37.5’

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  Pearl River Flood of 2020: Neighbors brace for historic flooding in Richland

  ‘It was like U-Haul city:’ Residents pack up and leave before flood waters arrive

  WATCH: Submerged SUV pulled out of flood water after driver leaves road

Gov. Tate Reeves declares state of emergency due to Pearl River flooding

  Rankin Co. officials stress ‘turn around, don’t drown’ as flood waters cover streets

  WATCH: Drone video shows bloated Pearl River

Mayor Lumumba orders emergency evacuation for some residents due to extreme flood warning

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has issued a civil emergency proclamation due to the current flood warning issued by the National Weather Service.

Mandatory evacuation issued for several Jackson streets as Pearl River continues to rise

A shelter has been set up at 3000 St. Charles Street for anyone impacted by the flooding.

Legendary Rodeo Clown Lecile Harris dies following the 55th Dixie National Rodeo

Harris was 83 years old.

  South Miss. events to recognize state Arbor Day

Cities and counties will hold tree plantings, sales and giveaways this weekend to recognize the holiday.

  Latest Dept. of Defense budget could impact Jackson County shipbuilding

  Embankment at Vicksburg casino collapses into parking lot

Moss Point Police search for missing teenage girl

Body found in Lee County lake identified as former MSU football player

‘This is not a position I take lightly’: Thomas Hudson releases message after being named acting president of JSU

  DOT grant to fund new bridge over Hwy. 90, road infrastructure for improved access to Port of Gulfport

  Man who punched principal was angry over children’s expulsion, suspension

A West Lincoln man punched the principal of his son's school after a heated parent conference.

  Uptick in surprise medical billing prompts legislation push in Mississippi

Have you ever had a surprise medical bill?

Walthall Co. inmate dies at hospital

An ambulance was called to the jail near midnight.

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Greene County

The National Weather Service in Mobile has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Greene County on Monday night.

MSDH, CDC continue to monitor current outbreak of coronavirus

There have been no cases in Mississippi and no one is being investigated as possible cases.

24 dogs rescued from Mississippi puppy mill get new foster homes

Last week more than 170 dogs were rescued from a backyard breeder in Tate County, Mississippi. Now 24 of those dogs are recovering with their new foster families thanks to Operation Breathe.

  DHS Embezzlement Case: State Auditor goes to FBI and makes legislative request

Shad White is looking to the FBI to add investigative resources to the massive embezzlement scheme.

4th suspect charged in shooting death of Waynesboro teen

A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Zachary Bishop Jr. in Waynesboro.

Coroner: Foul play not involved in inmate death at Parchman

James Allen Brown was another inmate who died in a Mississippi prison; however, foul play was not involved.

State Fire Marshal: Clinton house fire deemed accidental, started in attic

It was also revealed that there were no working smoke alarms in the home.

State auditor to brief FBI on embezzlement scheme, calling on legislature for full audit into DHS

Auditor White said that more than $4 million was taken from Mississippi taxpayers.

State public service commissioner breaks down Mississippi’s No Call program

The program is free to all telephone customers in the state and consumers may register an unlimited number telephone numbers; however, only valid Mississippi numbers can be added to the list.

‘We ask for your prayers’: Mother and her 6 children killed in Clinton, Miss. house fire

It happened around 12:30 Saturday morning.

Last chance to register to vote in primary election

If you want to vote in the primary election but are not registered to vote, there is still time— not much time though.

  Documents: Tens of millions in taxpayer dollars flowed into nonprofit at center of state’s largest embezzlement scheme

Some federal money intended to help poorest Mississippians lined pockets instead.

  How TANF dollars are allowed to funnel into non-profits

The very framework that allows states flexibility in the spending of block grants leaves room for issues of oversight.

  Mississippi embezzlement scheme: Red flags raised on TANF spending for years

Some folks had been raising red flags on Mississippi's use of TANF funds for the last several years. They're now reacting to the news of the embezzlement scheme that involved TANF funds.

More than $4M stolen from Miss. taxpayers in state’s largest public embezzlement scheme, documents show

State Auditor Shad White announced six arrests Wednesday linked to the largest embezzlement scheme in state history.

State Auditor: Former director of DHS, five others arrested in largest public embezzlement scheme in state history

The six are accused of stealing millions of public funds from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) which is a program administered by DHS.

Former teacher charged with statutory rape in north Miss.

Webster County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook saying that Kayla Tindall turned herself into their office Tuesday.

  Carthage couple evacuates minutes before storm destroys mobile home

Storms swept through central Mississippi Wednesday night, damaging homes.

Proposed bill could change the Mississippi state flag

A proposed bill aims to change the current state flag in Mississippi.

  ‘You don’t replace those people that easily': Morton businesses still struggling six months after ICE raids

The shelves are beginning to get a bit empty and there is still a need for money to help with bills until families can find another source of income.

‘It sounded like a freight train:’ Severe weather rips through Attala Co.

The family says they are just thankful tonight to be alive.

76-year-old man killed by four dogs in Attala Co.

An Attala County community shocked tonight after a 76-year-old disabled man is mauled to death by four dogs. It happened Thursday on Highway 14 West at a home in the Palestine community. Sheriff Tim Nail identifies the victim as Harvey Harmon, Jr. 3 on your side’s Patrice

  Mississippi Senate unanimously approves teacher pay raise bill

The Mississippi Senate passes a teacher pay raise bill that now goes to the House for consideration.

U.S. Dept. of Justice launches investigation into conditions at Miss. prisons

The United States Department of Justice announced Wednesday that an investigation into the conditions at four Mississippi prisons will be conducted.

  Vicksburg wants to be the first city in Mississippi with electric scooters

The city picked a company to operate the motorized wheels and it’s now waiting on lawmakers to also sign off on the plan.

Mississippi congressman one of 10 House Democrats to skip State of the Union Address

Others boycotting the Address are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Maxine Waters of California.

Amtrak to span the Coast after Mobile votes to allow rail service

Plans for a rail service that runs from New Orleans to Mobile with stops along the Mississippi Gulf Coast will proceed.

MDOT audit suggests ways to streamline agency’s billion dollar budget

A report released Tuesday by State Auditor Shad White shows the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) could save millions of dollars by streamlining operations.

MDOC official disputes account of attempted suicide by inmate

Jeworski Mallett said in court papers filed Sunday that an inmate in the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Friday made “a makeshift pull-up exercise device out of what appeared to be shredded bed linens.”

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

From 82 counties these young people have come to Jackson starting on January 30 and they'll stay through Thursday.

More than 200 dogs seized from Tate Co. home, officials say

Investigators in Tate County are searching for information after more than 200 mistreated dogs were taken from a home.

Inmate found dead at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

Saturday, officers at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility found an inmate unresponsive in his cell.

Super Bowl LIV will feature 9 players with Mississippi connections

Super Bowl LIV will feature nine players with Mississippi connections, five with the Kansas City Chiefs and four with the San Francisco 49ers.

Police investigating after 4 people shot in Philadelphia, Miss.

Investigators are working to identify any suspects.

Columbia mayor says homeless animals will be euthanized in humane way

Columbia city officials say some positive changes are being made at the Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter.

Reeves recommends increased funding for teachers, workforce development in budget proposal

Reeves’ budget recommendations highlight areas such as a teacher pay raise, increasing the number of National Board Certified teachers and investing in workforce development and rural healthcare.

Reeves: Pay raise for teachers, no new money for prisons

Reeves is recommending a $1,500 salary bump for teachers during the coming school year.

Police: Man arrested in Vicksburg for having over 500 grams of meth

Chauncey Rankin was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit Friday in the Kings area of Vicksburg.

  Logistical issues ahead if Miss. lawmakers pass bill allowing wine in grocery stores

No space for grocery store wine at MS A.B.C.

  Mississippi closely monitoring coronavirus outbreak but no cases currently reported

There are no reported or suspected cases of coronavirus in Mississippi but state health officials are closely monitoring the outbreak.

Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

The first version of a teacher pay raise bill is clear of its first hurdle at the State Capitol. And educators are pleased with the proposal.

Officials discuss efforts to combat human trafficking: ‘Victims...are all worth fighting for’

Governor Tate Reeves said state leaders and law enforcement are working together to mitigate the problem.

  Work continues on Hattiesburg Zoo’s giraffe exhibit

If you've passed by the Hattiesburg Zoo lately, you've probably noticed the new giraffe exhibit being built there.

  Powerball, Mega Millions tickets now on sale in Mississippi

Powerball and Mega Million lottery tickets are officially on sale at hundreds of retailers across the state.

  Lottery winning hopefuls flock to Wayne Lee’s in Pascagoula

We caught up with several people buying tickets at Wayne Lee’s in Pascagoula.

2nd inmate dies at Marshall County Correctional Facility; foul play not suspected

A second inmate has died at the Marshall County Correctional Facility since Saturday.

  Pass Christian hosts historic moment as Powerball, Mega Millions ticket sales go live

Lottery officials kicked off the sale of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets Thursday morning on the coast.

  Considering potential impacts of the USMCA trade deal for Mississippi

Mississippi experts weigh in on potential impacts of the USMCA deal.

Former Miss. governor Phil Bryant joins consulting firm

Former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has officially been relieved of his duties as Governor and is now on to his next venture.

  Former inmates say Parchman Unit 29 problems are not new

Because every situation brings bloodshed, a violent mindset grows among the inmates.

  Push for wine with higher alcohol content in Mississippi grocery stores

Right now you can find bottles of wine fully stocked in grocery stores in 38 states.

  New details on Parchman’s Unit 29 and what closing it will involve

Governor Reeves announced a decision to begin work of shutting down Unit 29. Families and advocates are reacting to what that will mean.

State inmate collapses, dies while talking to relative on phone at Kemper-Neshoba Regional Facility

The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.

  Amtrak service along the Coast still in jeopardy after Mobile postpones vote yet again

The future of Amtrak passenger rail service is still hanging in the balance after city leaders in Mobile postponed their vote Tuesday morning.

Endangered, missing child alert issued for Louisiana woman, her 4 children ages 4-11

The five last were seen in a blue 2015 Ford F-150 pickup with a Texas license plate; a 25-year-old man may be with them