Lead Found in Jackson Water

(Jackson, MS) — With all the talk about the water problems in Flint, Michigan, one can’t help but wonder how safe the water is in our own hometowns. Well, the Mississippi State Department of Health recently alerted the city of Jackson that higher than acceptable levels of lead were found…


Jackson Woman Kidnapped and Shot

(Jackson, MS) — A 34-year-old woman was kidnapped Monday morning from the Fondren Hills area in Jackson and forced by at least one suspect to drive to a nearby ATM. When the woman could not withdraw money, she was driven to a parking lot in the Ridgewood Road and Crane…



Two Jackson Women Fatally Shot

Two Jackson women were shot Sunday by two unknown attackers. 23-year-old Janis Nicole Evans and 29-year-old Stephanie Denise Mejia were both pronounced dead of gunshot wounds on Ventura Drive in Jackson around 3:30 p.m. Two black males wearing dark clothes were seen fleeing the scene. Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance…


Tornadoes Strike as Cold Weather Moves In

As the weather in Mississippi turned colder Friday, two Mississippi counties experienced tornadic activity. The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed that at least two tornadoes tore through Lamar and Simpson counties Thursday as a result of the storm leaving a 6.6 mile path of destruction in Lamar County and…


MHP Urges Drivers to Stay off the Roads

  Across the Delta region, state troopers responded to four roadway incidents but surprisingly, none were weather-related and all were minor with no injuries. Troopers are urging drivers to stay off the roads, if possible, whenever snow and ice are factors. The MS Highway Patrol says if assistance is needed…


Jackson County Deputy Saves Choking Infant

A Jackson County couple is extremely grateful to two sheriff’s deputies who helped save their 8-day-old girl’s life. After responding to a 911 call, deputies Nathan Fisher and Chris Pitalo arrived at the home of Larry and Meghan Beddingfield and immediately began aiding the nonresponsive baby until paramedics arrived. One…



Steamboat Cruisers Asking for More Time

(Natchez, MS) — Visitors traveling on the American Queen Steamboat cruise are saying they want more time in Natchez but making that happen might be a logistical problem. Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau officials are working with the American Queen to lengthen the amount of time the steamboat stays docked…


MSHD Making Big Changes

Mississippi State Health Department is announcing its plans to close nine clinics to save money according to State Health Officer, Dr. Mary Currier. The number of patients treated in clinics has seriously declined. Because patients have options to see other providers under Medicaid and the federal healthcare overhaul, clinics across…