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Recent Articles by WLBT
COVID-19 in Mississippi: 1,193 new cases reported Tues.
The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.
Published 10:10 AM at 10:10 AM
JSU: 5 employees, 19 students test positive for COVID-19
JSU says the campus will undergo a thorough cleaning and sanitizing to ensure the safety of all.
Published January 14, 2021 at 7:15 AM
Some Miss. lawmakers do not support removal of President Trump
President Donald Trump is on the verge of a second impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives following the deadly attacks on Capitol Hill.
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Published January 13, 2021 at 8:13 AM
Slideshow: Snow falls in Central Miss.
Snow is moving in from the west.
Published January 11, 2021 at 7:27 AM
Mississippi Civil Rights activist Meredith Anding Jr. dies at 79
He was an active member of the NAACP where he worked closely with Medgar Evers.
Published January 10, 2021 at 4:58 PM
Sen. Hyde-Smith joined 5 Senate Republicans in favor of rejecting Arizona’s electoral votes
Senator Roger Wicker joined 92 other United States senators who voted “no” on challenging Arizona’s election results.
Published January 6, 2021 at 9:45 PM
‘It’s safe, effective’: Health officials, governor urge quick vaccines for Mississippians
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves held his first press conference in weeks regarding COVID-19 in his state.
Published January 4, 2021 at 3:48 PM
Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn into 117th Congress during ceremony
Vice President Mike Pence officiated during the ceremony marking the start of the 117th Congress.
Published January 3, 2021 at 3:35 PM
Cars blocking traffic on I-55 goes viral, one arrest made by JPD
In the video, multiple cars appeared to stop traffic as drivers drove around in circles on the interstate.
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Published January 2, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Cheers to 2021: Prohibition officially ends in Mississippi
The new law allows the possession of alcohol in every county in Mississippi, however, it does legalize the sale of alcohol in every county.
Published January 2, 2021 at 7:41 AM
Federal judge dismisses suit against Vice President Pence
The suit was an attempt to overturn 2020 election results.
Published January 1, 2021 at 9:46 PM
Small businesses have until December 31 to apply for COVID-19 relief loans
SBA extends the deadline to apply for federal COVID relief loans.
Published December 30, 2020 at 4:24 PM
Airplane from Jackson makes emergency landing after ‘possible explosive device’ reported
A flight from Jackson made an emergency landing in Alexandria, Louisiana, after concerns of a possible explosive device onboard.
Published December 30, 2020 at 3:57 PM
UMMC: COVID-19 expected to worsen in Mississippi
Wednesday, the state health department reported a record number of 3,023 new coronavirus cases.
Published December 30, 2020 at 11:55 AM
Miss. State Dept. of Health to give update on vaccine distribution
The Mississipi State Department of Health will announce on Wednesday the new locations of where the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered.
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Published December 30, 2020 at 7:08 AM
Former state lawmaker dies from COVID-19
Former state lawmaker dies from COVID-19.
Published December 28, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Is a $600 stimulus check enough? Some Mississippi residents say no
The package also includes money for schools, healthcare providers, and renters who are facing eviction￼.
Published December 21, 2020 at 8:03 PM
MEMA executive director hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications
It was reported that Greg Michel tested positive for the coronavirus on December 9.
Published December 20, 2020 at 2:08 PM
3 arrested, 1 sentenced in undercover child exploitation operation
Investigators say additional arrests may be made.
Published December 20, 2020 at 9:20 AM
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on historic nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary
She will be the first Native American to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior and hold a Cabinet-level position once confirmed.
Published December 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM
MacKenzie Scott, the world’s richest woman, gifts $25 million to Alcorn State
Alcorn State University has just received the largest gift from a single donor in the university’s history.
Published December 15, 2020 at 7:40 PM
Mississippi’s new executive order goes into effect today
This new executive order will affect all Mississippians, however, only 61 counties will be under a mask mandate.
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Published December 11, 2020 at 7:48 AM
Mississippi AG to support Texas in election lawsuit
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed the lawsuit, saying 2020 election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan are unlawful.
Published December 9, 2020 at 1:24 PM
Miss. public schools enrollment down 23k
As of September 30, 2020, 442,627 students had enrolled in Mississippi public schools, a more than 23,000 drop from last September’s total of 465,913.
Published December 7, 2020 at 2:59 PM
Boat found on Miss. River believed to belong to missing man, teenager
Sheriff Pace said deputies assisted multiple wildlife agents to search for the men throughout the night.
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Published December 4, 2020 at 1:22 PM
At least 11 wounded in shooting at Grenada biker club
The shooting happened at SMS biker club just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Published November 29, 2020 at 2:04 PM
Oxford day care to shut down temporarily after infant dies
MSDH says the facility must immediately cease and desist providing care or enrollment of infants.
Published November 19, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Dr. Dobbs ‘can’t imagine' a scenario in which Mississippi would go under another lockdown
Dobbs said there is a lot that Mississippians can do before a lockdown would even be considered.
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Published November 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM
57 inmates test positive for coronavirus inside Holly Springs correctional facility
The Mississippi Department of Corrections has identified an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Holly Springs.
Published November 13, 2020 at 6:34 PM
Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Mississippi placed on administrative leave
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety would not comment further on the issue.
Therese Apel and
Published November 13, 2020 at 5:48 PM
Virtual learning, teacher pay big topics on first day of Tennessee special legislative session
Injured bald eagle euthanized after community steps up to help save her
Memphis leaders hope to tackle violence in 2021
New health directive set to start this weekend, SCHD prepares to administer 2nd vaccine dose
Gov. Lee issues new executive order lifting some restrictions on social gatherings, sporting event attendance