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Coroner: Body of missing person found in Leake Co. may be missing Jackson woman

LEAKE CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart says the body of a missing person found in Leake County may be a missing woman from Jackson. A Silver Alert was issued for 19-year-old Priddy Jackson last week due to her disappearance. Coroner Stewart says the official identity of the victim will have to be confirmed through medical records or DNA, which may take some time.

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Coroner: Body of missing person found in Leake Co. may be missing Jackson woman

Clinton Public Schools installs ionization devices to clean air

CLINTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Clinton Public Schools officials are banking on a summer project to better protect students from COVID-19. This summer, the district brought on Star Services to install some 560 air purifiers in an effort to kill COVID germs and other viruses and pollutants in the air.

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Clinton Public Schools installs ionization devices to clean air

Dobbs: ‘Rough few weeks’ ahead in COVID-19 fight

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Mississippi has a “rough few weeks” ahead when it comes to the fight against COVID=19. Dobbs and other state health officials discussed the rising number of infections and hospitalization rates during what is now being called the fourth wave of COVID infections.

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Dobbs: ‘Rough few weeks’ ahead in COVID-19 fight

Record lottery sales transfer more than $138M to Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Magnolia State has hit the jackpot. Mississippi Lottery Corporation completed its final transfer to the state for the 2021 fiscal year, bringing the total to $138,961,541.14. Two new draw-style games, a series of high jackpots, and an expanding array of scratch-off tickets are among the sources of revenue.

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Record lottery sales transfer more than $138M to Mississippi

Investigator: Woman’s body discovered in Prentiss over the weekend

PRENTISS, Miss. (WLBT) - A woman’s body was discovered in Jefferson Davis County over the weekend. According to Prentiss Police Investigator Richard Browning, the body was found on Sunday, July 18. Officials are expecting the autopsy to be completed by the end of the week.

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Investigator: Woman’s body discovered in Prentiss over the weekend

Lumumba: More comprehensive approach to tackling crime needed from state leaders

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - As Gov. Tate Reeves’ public safety initiative rolls along, increasing police presence in the Capital City in an attempt to reduce crime, Jackson’s mayor said he wants to see more comprehensive efforts from the state. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba told reporters Monday he hopes these measures will reduce crime, but stressed the importance of other factors that need to be addressed, too.

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Lumumba: More comprehensive approach to tackling crime needed from state leaders

‘This is un-American’: Gov. Tate Reeves comments on White House pressuring social media platforms to censor information

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves commented on the White House pressuring social media platforms to censor information they deem “problematic” or “misinformation.” Reeves went on to say that “this type of activity is a threat to our democracy.”

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‘This is un-American’: Gov. Tate Reeves comments on White House pressuring social media platforms to censor information

City of Jackson to unveil proposed bus routes at JTRAN Open House

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Tuesday, residents will have a chance to learn more about the new bus routes being proposed for Jackson’s transit system. On July 20, the city is hosting an open house at JTRAN headquarters at 300 W. Capitol St. in downtown Jackson.

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City of Jackson to unveil proposed bus routes at JTRAN Open House

‘4th wave is here,’ warns State Health Officer as COVID cases, hospitalizations skyrocket

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 over a three-day stretch. It’s a marked increase from where the state was just several weeks ago. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs put it simply:

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‘4th wave is here,’ warns State Health Officer as COVID cases, hospitalizations skyrocket

Newton County three-year old dead after accidentally shooting himself

HICKORY, Miss. (WTOK) - A three-year-old was killed in Hickory Sunday after finding a gun and accidentally shooting himself. Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington said the boy was in a car with his older sister while their parents were inviting people to go to revival.

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Newton County three-year old dead after accidentally shooting himself

COVID-19 in Mississippi: 573 new cases reported Tuesday

The number of tests administered in the state totals 2,911,438 as of July 4. This includes MSDH Public Health Laboratory tests and other providers. The newest MSDH report shows 1,007,618 people are fully vaccinated and 2,082,239 doses have been administered in total. On March 19, 2020, the first in-state death from the virus was reported of a man from Hancock County.

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COVID-19 in Mississippi: 573 new cases reported Tuesday

One-stop-shop event for parents to get vital school records begins Monday

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - As the summer break winds down for many children, Mississippi’s State Department of Health is making it easier for parents to get back to school forms to complete school registration. The special two-week event will allow parents to get a copy of their child’s Form 121 (shot record) if the child is up-to-date on immunization requirements, as well as their birth certificate, at the same time and same place.

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One-stop-shop event for parents to get vital school records begins Monday

Video of JPD officer slamming woman raises concerns about use of force

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Video of a Jackson police officer slamming a woman onto a car outside a club is sparking lots of questions and concerns about the use of force. “It was too much force,” said Fareno Jackson, who recorded the video.

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Video of JPD officer slamming woman raises concerns about use of force

Bodies of missing Alabama doctor and brother recovered after Florida condo collapse

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The bodies of a Tuscaloosa physician and his brother have been recovered from the rubble of a condominium building that collapsed late last month near Miami, Florida. Officials with the Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed late the evening of July 7, that the body of 58-year-old Dr. Gary Cohen was recovered earlier in the day.

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Bodies of missing Alabama doctor and brother recovered after Florida condo collapse

Fatal accident prompts concerns for more safety measures near railroad track

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Cleanup efforts were underway in Byram on Friday. Workers spent hours removing debris from a fatal accident scene that claimed the lives of James Creel from Meridian, and Scott Hartsock, from Florida. The 18 wheeler tow truck the men were in was struck by an Amtrak train carrying more than 100 passengers on Thursday.

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Fatal accident prompts concerns for more safety measures near railroad track

MSDH provides COVID-19 guidance for K-12 2021-22 school year

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Health provided COVID-19 guidance for the K-12 2021-22 school year. According to Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the Delta variant is twice as contagious as COVID-19. With Mississippi having the lowest vaccination rate in the country, health officials worry that outbreaks are inevitable — especially in the classroom.

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MSDH provides COVID-19 guidance for K-12 2021-22 school year

Flowood restaurant to close for a week while they search for workers

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WLBT) - An Italian restaurant in Flowood will be closing for a week while they search for workers. In a post Friday, Cerami’s Italian Restaurant wrote that they “hate to close for any reason” but that they have been “tirelessly trying to find employees.”

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Flowood restaurant to close for a week while they search for workers

‘Replacement campus’ in the works for Magnolia Speech School

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - A new campus appears to be in the works for the Magnolia Speech School. In July, the Madison County Planning and Zoning Board approved site plans for a “replacement campus” for the school, which is currently located on Flag Chapel Road in Jackson.

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‘Replacement campus’ in the works for Magnolia Speech School

3 On Your Side Investigates: The State of Our Parks

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi State Park System, created in 1934, is in trouble. That’s the takeaway from the PEER review of the system released in May. The report states, from fiscal year 2018 to 2020, state park operations suffered a net loss of almost 4 million dollars.

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3 On Your Side Investigates: The State of Our Parks

More than 360,000 families in Mississippi will get a child tax credit in July

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Extra money is landing into bank accounts across the Magnolia State. July 15, President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is rolling out the largest ever child tax credit and tens of millions of families are starting to see payments.

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More than 360,000 families in Mississippi will get a child tax credit in July