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Mississippi gets second field hospital in days

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi has opened its second field hospital in days to treat a surge of coronavirus patients. The Christian charity relief group Samaritan’s Purse arrived in Mississippi and brought in…

Arkansas man killed by police at hotel in Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been killed by police in Mississippi after they surrounded a hotel over the weekend. Quentin Bogard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, barricaded himself inside a room at the Relax Inn in Canton, Mississippi, on…

Judge dismisses murder charges against two Mississippi cops

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state judge in Mississippi dismissed murder charges Thursday against two police officers accused of body-slamming and beating a Black man. The ruling by Hinds County Judge Faye Peterson ended the trial of former Jackson officers…

State Fair will run in October with social distancing protocols

The 161st Mississippi State Fair will run in October, but it will look a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson said the fair will run Oct. 7-18. The agricultural event featuring Mississippi’s…

1 man dies and 4 others wounded in shootings at Jackson home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson police are investigating multiple shootings at a house that left one man dead and several others injured. The shootings were reported Sunday by local news outlets. Robert Earl Brown, 37, was shot multiple times and…

State Legislature reconvenes today in Jackson

By agreement of Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, the Mississippi Legislature will reconvene the 2020 Legislative Session at 1 p.m. today.   The Legislature recessed its 125-day Session temporarily on March 18, following the…

Two killed in shooting outside of Baptist Hospital in Jackson

Two people were killed in a shooting outside of Baptist Hospital in Jackson early Wednesday. According to the Jackson Police Department, the shooting happened just after 6:30 a.m.  Baptist Hospital, in a statement released at 8:00 a.m., said, "We can…

Capitol officer fired after confrontation

According to the Clarion Ledger, a capitol police officer in Jackson has been fired after a confrontation with a man waving the Mississippi State flag. It was all caught on video as the officer and several bystanders were standing outside…

Do you want to a build a snowman?

Do you want to build a snowman? Well, some kids in Jackson did just that this morning after a blanket of snow fell in the area. It’s expected to continue falling at least through midday in Jackson and surrounding areas.…

Child safe after 17-year-old takes car in Jackson

Mississippi police say they’ve found a three-year-old boy who was taken with a car and he’s unharmed. The search began at midday Monday after Sharon Knight told police that a 17-year-old she identified as Mike sped away in her car…

Fallen Officers Candlelight Vigil

Tonight, state leaders will honor the men and women who died in the line of duty while protecting our communities. As a part of national police week, attorney General Jim Hood along with police chiefs from across the state will…