Gov. Tate Reeves was invited to speak during a press conference at the White House Monday afternoon.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLBT) – Gov. Tate Reeves was invited to speak during a press conference at the White House Monday afternoon which centered around a new initiative to distribute millions of new rapid coronavirus tests to states across the country. Reeves started off by thanking President Trump for his leadership through the…


Two people have been arrested after leading police on a chase that began in Richland and ended in Jackson.

RICHLAND, Miss. (WLBT) – Richland Police said an officer tried to pull a vehicle over on Old Highway 49 near Irby Construction Sunday evening for window tint violation and tag violation. The vehicle slowed down and put on hazard lights, it appeared they would pull over. After the car reached…



A letter appearing to be from Gov. Tate Reeves is circulating on social media regarding the statewide mask mandate; however, the letter is fake.

JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed this is not an official order and should not be taken as such. A “letter” claiming to be from the governor’s office is circulating on social media. The letter is a FAKE. Stay up to date with the latest executive…


Following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, several Mississippi leaders are supporting his decision.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)– Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit was nominated on Saturday following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Governor Tate Reeves, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) shared their approval of Trump’s Supreme Court pick….


A former Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services employee is accused of child sex crimes.

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT/WCBI) – 26-year-old Lauren Cavness was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, child exploitation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In the indictment, prosecutors allege Cavness had sex with two juveniles under her care. She’s accused of having a child engaging in sexually explicit…


The head of Mississippi’s troubled prison system told lawmakers Thursday that the Department of Corrections intends to move some inmates out of a private prison and into a state-owned facility by mid-December.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain said the department is spending about $1.5 million and using inmate labor to make repairs to the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility so it can be reopened. Cain said a contractor submitted a $10 million bid to do the work on the facility…


A preliminary report has been released for the plane crash that killed a Natchez veterinarian

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – According to the Natchez Democrat, weather, fatigue and other contributing factors may have played a significant role in the September 1 plane crash that killed Dr. Tom Borum in a remote area of Minnesota. The plane crashed on Leech Lake near Walker, Minnesota. Borum was flying his…



A 15-year-old is being held in Humphreys County on $2 million dollar bond in connection with the brutal rape of an elderly Isola resident with dementia.

ISOLA, Miss. (WLBT) – The 91-year-old victim of the attack was found stabbed, beaten, and left in her own blood under an overturned entertainment center inside her Isola home. The suspect was 15-year-old Tydarius Wade. In court on Thursday, an Investigator for the Attorney General’s office said authorities looked at…