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  • 212 new coronavirus cases, 2 additional deaths in Mississippi April 23, 2021
    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 212 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi, along with two additional deaths. This brings the state's total number of cases to 310,349 with 7,175 deaths. Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases, including those in long-term […]
  • Storm Team 12: Strong storms possible tonight & early Saturday April 23, 2021
    FRIDAY: Most of today will just be cloudy with one or two stray showers, but most of the day should be dry and mild. A gusty breeze will pick up by this afternoon as high temperatures reach the lower 70s. FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain and thunderstorms will be likely after sunset tonight, with some storms strong […]
  • Drop in vaccine demand has some places turning down doses April 23, 2021
    As the supply of coronavirus vaccine doses in the U.S. outpaces demand, some places around the country are finding there's such little interest in the shots, they need to turn down shipments.
    Leah Willingham, Heather Hollingsworth, and Michelle Smith/AP
  • WATCH: NASA, SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to space station on recycled rocket, capsule April 23, 2021
    NASA and SpaceX are aiming to launch their next crewed mission to the International Space Station from Florida early Friday morning after a one-day delay.
    The Associated Press
  • City and county authorities meet with Jackson neighbors fed up with crime April 23, 2021
    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The record-setting pace of homicides in Jackson prompted people of Ward 1 to hold a town hall with city and county authorities. This comes after two deadly shootings in the past nine months outside of M-Bar leading the neighborhood associations to call the meeting with their councilman, police chief and the […]
    Alex Love

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  • Hinds County Announces Rental Assistance Program April 22, 2021
    Residents of Hinds County experienced financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can now benefit from $7 million in federal rental aid, the Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday, April 20. The U.S. Department of Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds the county's program called the Hinds County Emergency Rental Aid Program. The State of Mississippi also […]
    Kayode Crown
  • JSU Legislative Session Funding, MSU Sorority House Dedication and Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship Winner April 22, 2021
    Jackson State University received $500,000 during the recent Mississippi legislative session toward the preplanning for construction, furnishing and equipping a new dining facility. The university first constructed its Heritage Dining Hall in 1977, and the building has seen few renovations or upgrades since, a release from JSU says. Other funding for the university included $1,175,025 […]
    Dustin Cardon
  • Landon Sims April 22, 2021
    Mississippi State University faced a major matchup against archrival University of Mississippi last weekend. Going into the series, MSU was looking up to UM in the standings as the Bulldogs sat third in the Southeastern Conference West standings. In game one with the Bulldogs clinging to a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth […]
    Bryan Flynn
  • High Court Moves Away from Leniency for Minors Who Murder April 22, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade in which the Supreme Court moved gradually toward more leniency for minors convicted of murder, the justices on Thursday moved the other way. The high court ruled 6-3 along liberal-conservative lines against a Mississippi inmate sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally […]
    Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
  • Mississippi Governor to Decide on Expanding Possibility of Parole April 22, 2021
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves faces a Thursday deadline to act on a bill that could make more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole in a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. The Republican governor could sign or veto Senate Bill 2795. If he does nothing, […]
    Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

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  • Hinds County Announces Rental Assistance Program April 22, 2021
    Residents of Hinds County experienced financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can now benefit from $7 million in federal rental aid, the Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday, April 20. The U.S. Department of Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds the county's program called the Hinds County Emergency Rental Aid Program. The State of Mississippi also […]
    Kayode Crown
  • JSU Legislative Session Funding, MSU Sorority House Dedication and Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship Winner April 22, 2021
    Jackson State University received $500,000 during the recent Mississippi legislative session toward the preplanning for construction, furnishing and equipping a new dining facility. The university first constructed its Heritage Dining Hall in 1977, and the building has seen few renovations or upgrades since, a release from JSU says. Other funding for the university included $1,175,025 […]
    Dustin Cardon
  • Landon Sims April 22, 2021
    Mississippi State University faced a major matchup against archrival University of Mississippi last weekend. Going into the series, MSU was looking up to UM in the standings as the Bulldogs sat third in the Southeastern Conference West standings. In game one with the Bulldogs clinging to a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth […]
    Bryan Flynn
  • High Court Moves Away from Leniency for Minors Who Murder April 22, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade in which the Supreme Court moved gradually toward more leniency for minors convicted of murder, the justices on Thursday moved the other way. The high court ruled 6-3 along liberal-conservative lines against a Mississippi inmate sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally […]
    Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
  • Mississippi Governor to Decide on Expanding Possibility of Parole April 22, 2021
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves faces a Thursday deadline to act on a bill that could make more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole in a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. The Republican governor could sign or veto Senate Bill 2795. If he does nothing, […]
    Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

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  • 212 new coronavirus cases, 2 additional deaths in Mississippi April 23, 2021
    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 212 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi, along with two additional deaths. This brings the state's total number of cases to 310,349 with 7,175 deaths. Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases, including those in long-term […]
  • Storm Team 12: Strong storms possible tonight & early Saturday April 23, 2021
    FRIDAY: Most of today will just be cloudy with one or two stray showers, but most of the day should be dry and mild. A gusty breeze will pick up by this afternoon as high temperatures reach the lower 70s. FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain and thunderstorms will be likely after sunset tonight, with some storms strong […]
  • Drop in vaccine demand has some places turning down doses April 23, 2021
    As the supply of coronavirus vaccine doses in the U.S. outpaces demand, some places around the country are finding there's such little interest in the shots, they need to turn down shipments.
    Leah Willingham, Heather Hollingsworth, and Michelle Smith/AP
  • WATCH: NASA, SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to space station on recycled rocket, capsule April 23, 2021
    NASA and SpaceX are aiming to launch their next crewed mission to the International Space Station from Florida early Friday morning after a one-day delay.
    The Associated Press
  • City and county authorities meet with Jackson neighbors fed up with crime April 23, 2021
    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The record-setting pace of homicides in Jackson prompted people of Ward 1 to hold a town hall with city and county authorities. This comes after two deadly shootings in the past nine months outside of M-Bar leading the neighborhood associations to call the meeting with their councilman, police chief and the […]
    Alex Love
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