Outraged homeowners, conned out of thousands of dollars, went to authorities filing charges about work that was never done.

BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) – The Brandon business owner was arrested after several victims came forward. Jamie L. Sullivan was taken into custody Tuesday. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Department investigators say there may be more victims. “It’s devastating to me that there are any people here in this world that would do…


A man who was found dead in the water near Roy Cumbest Bridge in Jackson County this week has been identified.

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) – Dustin Suttles, 29 of Gautier, has been identified as the victim found floating in the Pascagoula River, said Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr. The body of Suttles was recovered around 1 p.m. Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks near the Roy Cumbest…



A man accused of raping a child in Florida was arrested in Meridian.

MERIDIAN, Miss. (Ben Caxton) – U.S. Marshals and Meridian Police captured fugitive Jeremiah Ivanoff in the Queen City Tuesday morning. Ivanoff allegedly raped a juvenile in Navarre, Florida, and fled to Meridian. Police said Ivanoff barricaded himself inside a home near the Landmark Apartments on North Hills Street. Ivanoff was…



Judges, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and new leadership at the Mississippi Dsepartment of Correction.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Judges, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and new leadership at the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) met at the Mississippi Supreme Court building to find better ways to return prisoners to society once they’ve completed their sentences. At 17,326 inmates, leaders said Mississippi’s prison population is…


Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said two inmates died in separate locations.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Thomas C. Parker, 40, died on Tuesday at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. He was serving life without parole at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for capital murder. He pled guilty October 4, 2010, to stabbing to death a female homeowner during a robbery in…


Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves acted within his constitutional powers when he issued partial vetoes of budget bills this year

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) –  The state attorney general’s office is arguing in court papers. The attorneys filed their arguments on behalf of the governor Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court. They were responding to a lawsuit filed Aug. 5 by the two top leaders of the Mississippi House, who are…


Mississippi’s Republican House speaker says legislators will probably return to the Capitol before Oct. 5

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —  Philip Gunn says they will evaluate how the state is spending coronavirus relief money from the federal government. Mississippi allocated $300 million to aid small businesses that had to close temporarily because of the pandemic. Some applicants have said they are still waiting for a response…


The Kemper County Sheriff’s Department made a big drug bust late last week.

KEMPER COUNTY, Miss. (Ben Caxton) -Sheriff James Moore says deputies were working a traffic detail on Highway 39 N when they pulled over a black Porsche. Moore says Orlando Bourrage, 46, was arrested after deputies discovered seven pounds of high-grade marijuana and a gun inside the car. Orlando Bourrage(Kemper County…