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  • Several South Mississippians working on Labor Day

    Several South Mississippians working on Labor Day

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:07:48 GMT
    More than 119 million people in the nation claim jobs in the service industry, according to the Department of Labor. Working for the public often means sacrifices like working on holidays when othersMore >>
    More than 119 million people in the nation claim jobs in the service industry, according to the Department of Labor.More >>
  • OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS COULD HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF ALS

    OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS COULD HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF ALS

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:52:41 GMT
    Since the ice bucket challenge, The ALS Association has received over one hundred million dollars in donations. Neurologist Elizabeth Sullivan says that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also knownMore >>
    Since the ice bucket challenge, The ALS Association has received over one hundred million dollars in donations.

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  • Breaking

    Amber Alert update: Suspect captured, Katelyn Beard still missing

    Amber Alert update: Car found of teen shot and abducted

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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. BeardMore >>
    Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.

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    Claiborne County double murder suspect captured.

    Claiborne County double murder suspect captured.

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:32:19 GMT
    The Mississippi High Patrol confirms that Dennis McCay, wanted in connection with two murders in  Claiborne County is in custody. MHP says he was arrested in Jefferson County.McCay is wanted in the deathsMore >>
    The Mississippi High Patrol confirms that Dennis McCay, wanted in connection with two murders in  Claiborne County, is in custody. MHP says he was arrested in Jefferson County.More >>
  • The "Dak Attack" at MSU features quality receivers and running backs

    The "Dak Attack" at MSU features quality receivers and running backs

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:23:45 GMT
    Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is the backbone of the Bulldogs offensive attack. The field general can drop back or roll out and find a host of game breaking receivers. Prescott tossedMore >>
    Mississippi State had no problem on Saturday thanks to the "Dak Attack." The Bulldogs rang up an easy 49-nothing victory over Southern Miss and mixed it's passing and running game to dominate the Golden Eagles.More >>
  • Suspect in custody after Marion Co. manhunt

    Suspect in custody after Marion Co. manhunt

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:45 GMT
    Marion County authorities have taken Jerry Page into custody after a Monday afternoon manhunt. Page was wanted in connection to a morning death investigation in the Bunker Hill area.  According to SheriffMore >>
    A Monday afternoon manhunt has ended with a suspect in custody.More >>
  • Southern Miss football in rebuilding mode

    Southern Miss football in rebuilding mode

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:14:24 GMT
    The Mississippi State Bulldogs are on solid foundation, while the once-proud Golden Eagles football program finds itself in a deep hole, one that is going to take time to dig out from. Long-time headMore >>
    There's no denying Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken doesn't have the talent that coach Dan Mullen has built at Mississippi State.  The final score of 49-0 Bulldogs backs up that statement.  It takes time in rebuilding a team that started to hit rock bottom in 2012.More >>
  • Jackson County Surgeon battling leukemia gets two bone marrow matches

    Jackson County Surgeon battling leukemia gets two bone marrow matches

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:28:47 GMT
    A Jackson County surgeon at Singing River Hospital who was in need of a bone marrow transplant will not have to wait any longer. Doctor Jeremy Simpler said two bone marrow matches have been found for him.More >>
    A Jackson County surgeon at Singing River hospital, who was in need of a bone marrow transplant will not have to wait any longer. Dr. Jeremy Simpler says two bone marrow matches have been found for him. Patrice Clark spoke with the Simpler family about the encouraging news.More >>
  • Manhunt underway in Marion County

    Manhunt underway in Marion County

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:38:22 GMT
    Marion county authorities are searching for a person of interest in an early morning death investigation. Jerry Page, alias, Jerry Abram is considered armed and dangerous Authorities advise do not approachMore >>
    Marion county authorities are searching for a person of interest in an early morning death investigation.More >>
  • Biloxi bomb squad disassembles IED

    Biloxi bomb squad disassembles IED

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:23:29 GMT
    The Biloxi bomb squad has been called to Jackson County to investigate a suspicious package Monday afternoon, according to officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Biloxi authorities tellMore >>
    The improvised explosive device found under a vehicle around Poticaw Bayou Road and Swallow Drive in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad, according to Biloxi Bomb Squad Commander John Campbell.

     
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  • Gulfport gets $4 million grant for new harbor fuel dock

    Gulfport gets $4 million grant for new harbor fuel dock

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:46:59 GMT
    The City of Gulfport has received a $4.1 million Katrina grant from the Mississippi Development Authority to fund the construction of a permanent, elevated fuel dock at the small craft harbor.More >>
    The City of Gulfport has received a $4.1 million Katrina grant from the Mississippi Development Authority to fund the construction of a permanent, elevated fuel dock at the small craft harbor. Boaters we talked with are supportive of the plans, saying a new fuel dock would be a welcome improvement.More >>
  • Gulf Islands Waterpark: 2014 season a good one

    Gulf Islands Waterpark: 2014 season a good one

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:32:49 GMT
    Labor Day was the last chance for visitors to make a splash at Gulf Islands Water park this year. Some people say they had such a good time here, they kept coming back over and over again.More >>
    Before saying goodbye to the summer tourism season, many people in South Mississippi are making the most of their Labor Day weekend. From family cookouts to the beach, people are out enjoying themselves. Many of them said since they work hard at their jobs all year long, Labor Day is about taking the time to enjoy some of the fruits of their labor.More >>
  • DeSoto County goes green

    DeSoto County goes green

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:00:58 GMT
    DeSoto County, Mississippi is going green and they are hoping DeSoto County School students and their parents will help lead the way.More >>
    DeSoto County, Mississippi is going green and they are hoping DeSoto County School students and their parents will help lead the way.More >>
  • Man running in-home day care service charged with second sex crime

    Man running in-home day care service charged with second sex crime

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:00:24 GMT
    (WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
    A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.




     
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  • Burch family doesn't blame Marion County deputy for son's death

    Burch family doesn't blame Marion County deputy for son's death

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:58:44 GMT
    Saturday night a Columbia man was shot by a Marion County Police officer after drawing a weapon on a police officer, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Department new release. Justin Burch was killedMore >>
    Saturday night a Columbia man was shot by a Marion County Police officer after drawing a weapon on a police officer, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Department news release.More >>
  • Car crash claims life of Claiborne Co woman

    Car crash claims life of Claiborne Co woman

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:56:40 GMT
    A fatal accident claimed the life of a Claiborne County woman early on Monday morning. According to MHP, at around 2:30 am, a car was traveling northbound on MS 547 near Tillman Road when the driver,More >>
    At around 2:30 am, a car was traveling northbound on MS 547 near Tillman Road when the driver, 23-year-old Francis Barnes, lost control of her 2006 Pontiac.

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  • Miss Mississippi leaves for Atlantic City

    Miss Mississippi leaves for Atlantic City

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:59 GMT
    Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray, flew out early Monday morning headed to Atlantic City to represent Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant.Murray says she is extremely excited about representing ourMore >>
    Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray, flew out early Monday morning headed to Atlantic City to represent Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant.More >>
  • Jones County resident found dead

    Jones County resident found dead

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:32:40 GMT
    There's an ongoing search for Jones County resident Ashley Clark, 31. According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department they received a call at around 7 a.m. Monday about a missing person. VolunteersMore >>
    A Jones County resident that was missing since Sunday morning was found dead around 12 p.m. Monday.
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  • Restaurant chain thanks first responders

    Restaurant chain thanks first responders

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:29:52 GMT
    While most people enjoyed the Labor Day holiday relaxing, emergency workers were on duty. 800 Olive Garden restaurant chains around the country delivered lunch to first responders. A crew from OliveMore >>
    A crew from Olive Garden restaurant delivered lunch to D'Iberville firefighters and police officers to say thank you for working on Labor Day.More >>
  • Try out a museum visit for holiday fun

    Try out a museum visit for holiday fun

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:00:14 GMT
    The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art was open for business for those who didn't have to labor today. And a visit here paid off. Carol Messer is the assistant director. "We usually offer a little extra. WeMore >>
    Let's look at your list of fun things to do this Labor Day holiday. The beach, grilling and the casinos are the usual options on the coast. Now, here's something else you might want to add to the list.  A visit to a museum. Doug Walker reports.More >>
  • Semitrailer accident causes major traffic delays on HWY 49

    Semitrailer accident causes major traffic delays on HWY 49

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:45:31 GMT
    A UPS semitrailer wrecked in the southbound land of Hwy 49 past MS 589 in Covington County around 10:00 a.m. Monday. Major traffic delays are expected.  Two people in the semitrailer have been transportedMore >>
    A UPS semitrailer wrecked in the southbound land of Hwy 49 past MS 589 in Covington County around 10:00 a.m. Monday. Major traffic delays are expected.More >>
  • Parents will soon be able to recycle at DeSoto County schools

    Parents will soon be able to recycle at DeSoto County schools

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:43:27 GMT
    (WMC) - Parents in DeSoto County will soon be able to drop off their recycling at the same time they drop their kids off at school.  DeSoto County Board of Supervisors, DeSoto County Schools, and MississippiMore >>
    Parents in DeSoto County will soon be able to drop off their recycling at the same time they drop their kids off at school. More >>
  • Death investigation in Marion County after burned truck discovered

    Death investigation in Marion County after burned truck discovered

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:23:32 GMT
    The Marion County Sheriff Department is actively investigating the death of a person after a burned truck was found on East Reservoir Road near Bunker Hill Baptist Church. Investigator Jamie Singley saidMore >>
    The Marion County Sheriff Department is actively investigating the death of a person after a burned truck was found on East Reservoir Road near Bunker Hill Baptist Church.More >>
  • Pass Christian church reaches out with Labor Day picnic

    Pass Christian church reaches out with Labor Day picnic

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:14:39 GMT
    A little corner in Pass Christian had a big celebration during the First Baptist Church's Fifth annual Labor Day Weekend Backyard Picnic.More >>
    Five years ago, Hal Lee and his church family decided it was time to give back to the community that had blessed them in the days, months and years after Hurricane Katrina. After the church rebuilt on the same lot in Pass Christian just north of War Memorial Park, the group hug extended beyond church borders in the form of a Labor Day weekend picnic.More >>
  • Executives: Still no deal to keep Margaritaville Biloxi open

    Executives: Still no deal to keep Margaritaville Biloxi open

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:34:07 GMT
    Margaritaville Biloxi executives have explored options to see if the casino can remain open past September 19, but a spokesman says no deals have been worked out yet.More >>
    Back in July, Margaritaville managers told their employees they're guaranteed to receive paychecks until September 19th. Since that announcement, Margaritaville executives have explored options to see if the casino can remain open. But a spokesman says no deals have been worked out yet.More >>
  • AMBER ALERT: Katelyn Beard, 17, abducted from Jackson

    AMBER ALERT: Katelyn Beard, 17, abducted from Jackson

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:27:53 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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • 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 withMore >>
    We'll have more sun today (and hotter temps) than what we saw over the weekend.More >>
  • 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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • 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, WLBTMore >>
    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, WLBTMore >>
  • 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 notificationMore >>
    An early morning fire has claimed the life of a Pine Belt woman.More >>
  • 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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • 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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • 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 outpouringMore >>
    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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  • Luke Ferguson receives multiple Week 1 honors

    Luke Ferguson receives multiple Week 1 honors

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:19:01 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (sunbeltsports.org) - Junior punter and kicker Luke Ferguson scored a Sun Belt Conference-best 13 points and averaged 48.5 yards per punt in Arkansas State's 37-10 victory over No. 19 FCS-ranked Montana State. Handling place-kicking duties for the first time with the Red Wolves, Ferguson was a perfect 3-of-3 on his field goal attempts and made all four of his extra point tries. He was successful from 23, 29 and 41 yards out, helping A-State build a 16-10 lead before the Red Wolv...More >>
    JONESBORO, AR (sunbeltsports.org) - Junior punter and kicker Luke Ferguson scored a Sun Belt Conference-best 13 points and averaged 48.5 yards per punt in Arkansas State's 37-10 victory over No. 19 FCS-ranked Montana State. Handling place-kicking duties for the first time with the Red Wolves, Ferguson was a perfect 3-of-3 on his field goal attempts and made all four of his extra point tries. He was successful from 23, 29 and 41 yards out, helping A-State build a 16-10 lead before the Red Wolv...More >>
  • 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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • 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.

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    Jonesboro Police are investigating a case of fake money.

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