What will be the state’s next flag? A lot of votes and steps have already been taken. But the next step is at the polls.

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Think of the In God We Trust flag as the candidate and Mississippi’s business leaders are now working to organize a campaign of sorts. “Making sure people understand that, ‘Hey, the vote is on November 3 and this particular event is at the very bottom of…


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…


Lane Kiffin’s Mississippi home debut was supposed to come against Southeast Missouri State.

Mississippi. (Ben Caxton) — Mike Leach expected to start his first season at Mississippi State versus New Mexico. Instead, both coaches — and their respective offenses — will encounter stiffer challenges in their Magnolia State debuts. Leach and the Bulldogs visit defending national champion and sixth-ranked LSU on Saturday, a…



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…