Wildfire Related Death in Mississippi

(Montgomery County, MS)- One wildfire-related death has been reported in Montgomery County by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Forestry Commission wildland firefighters were called to suppress a wildfire late last week. Authorities said a property owner engaged in agricultural field burning, despite the county being under a burn ban due to…


Pediatric Season Flu Vaccine Now Available at all County Health Departments

(Jackson, MS)- Doctors say Flu shots for insured adults are now widely available through private physicians and pharmacies, and the number of doses they are administering in the clinics has declined. However, we do encourage all Mississippians six months and older to get vaccinated. Those particularly at risk for influenza…


Regional News: America’s Got Talent will Host Auditions in Memphis

(Memphis, TN)- In regional news, the NBC talent competition “America’s Got Talent” will be looking for contestants from across the region.Auditions are scheduled for February 4 in Memphis. It’s one of nine cities already announced for season 12 of the states.


Women’s Equality in Arkansas

(Arkansas)—Arkansas women are still taking strides in equality for women. Today being Women’s Equality Day, commemorating passage of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. Women in Arkansas are still facing some of the same challenges in the workforce, women in politics and in education as they…



Burglar Breaks Into Unmarked Police Vehicle, Ends Up Shot

(Ascension Parish, LA) — A burglar is shot after trying to break into an unmarked police unit in Ascension Parish, Louisiana early Sunday morning. It happened around 4:30 when a neighbor alerted an off-duty Louisiana State Police detective that his unmarked police unit was being burglarized. After arming himself, the…


Louisiana Woman Dies in Crash

(Calcasieu Parish, LA) — One person is dead and another is injured after a Monday morning vehicle accident in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Just before 6 a.m., Louisiana State Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Sam Dunham Road at Louisiana Highway 27. The preliminary investigation revealed…


Louisiana Woman Dies in Crash

(Calcasieu Parish, LA) — One person is dead and another is injured after a Monday morning vehicle accident in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Just before 6 a.m., Louisiana State Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Sam Dunham Road at Louisiana Highway 27. The preliminary investigation revealed…