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Past articles by Kate:

Mississippi Aquarium van makes a stop at Mississippi Children’s Museum

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport made a trip to the City of Jackson on Friday thanks to the Aquarium in Motion van. They’ve toured the state for the past week. On Friday, they made a stop at the Mississippi Children’s Museum to teach children about reptiles, like Bob the […] → Read More

Understanding the difference between the COVID-19 variants

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – With five known COVID-19 variants, it is hard to keep track of what we need to be concerned about. Dr. Markalain Dery, who is based in New Orleans, specializes in infectious diseases, epidemiology, and myth-busting on his platform, “Noise Filter.” He said all of the five known COVID-19 variants are of […] → Read More

Employees at King’s Daughters Medical Center encourage Mississippians to get vaccinated

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – The resurgence of coronavirus cases due to the Delta variant is impacting hospitals across the state, including King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. “We had July 4th, and everything was lax. Everybody thought they could go and have a good time. It’s all okay, but we have to be safe about […] → Read More

Jackson leaders discuss proposed changes to JTRAN routes

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Monday, leaders with the City of Jackson announced a plan for 10 simplified JTRAN routes. They hope this will mean shorter, easier trips for riders. Jackson Planning and Development Director Jordan Hillman said the new routes will make important tasks easier to complete. “We will have more convenient access to […] → Read More

MSDH issues new COVID-19 guidelines for higher risk groups

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — After months of trending downward, COVID-19 cases are spiking yet again – and now Mississippi State Department of Health is bringing back some guidelines. Protocols have to change a bit for a few specific groups of people. MSDH is suggesting that people age 65 and older do not participate in large […] → Read More

Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson proposes new water system on State Fairgrounds

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – When it comes to getting water, the Mississippi State Fairgrounds is taking matters into its own hands and looking to drill its own wells. “We have just reached the maximum depth of 750 feet, which is where we believe the best water and aquafer are, and they’re going to be doing […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Fishers Below Spillway enjoy relaxing Fourth of July

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Below the Spillway is a whole separate world where fishers can get away from reality, and the Fourth of July is the perfect excuse to do it. Fishers say that it’s the perfect activity to do during a pandemic because you can get up off your couch without worrying about […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Travelers getting ready for holiday weekend

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – Unlike last year, the Jackson Airport is buzzing with people heading in and out for the holiday weekend. Tangela Whitfield is in from Houston. She’s visiting family she hasn’t seen in decades. “Just reconnecting and loving each other,” Whitfield said. “It’s been over 20 years I believe.” On their way to […] → Read More

Fireworks shortage could impact Fourth of July celebrations in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Americans usually spend the Fourth of July with their family or friends, and they celebrate with food and fireworks. However, there has been a fireworks shortage this year. Robbie’s Fireworks, in Jackson, along with the rest of the country is running a bit low on inventory. Most fireworks are produced and […] → Read More

District 2 Supervisor David Archie proposes new jail in Metrocenter Mall

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David Archie has big plans for the vacant portion of the building attached to the Metrocenter Mall–he wants to turn it into a short term jail for misdemeanor crimes. “At the end of the day this is good space with air condition,” Archie said. “Space that […] → Read More

Drake Bell pleads guilty to felony endangerment charge

CLEVELAND (AP) — Drake Bell, the former star of the popular Nickelodeon show “Drake & Josh,” pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges relating to a girl who met him online and attended one of his concerts in Cleveland in 2017, when she was 15. Jared “Drake” Bell, 34, of West Hollywood, California, pleaded guilty via […] → Read More

Woman dies in Gulf on double red flag day on Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (WMBB) — A woman died after drowning in the Gulf of Mexico behind Long Beach Resort on Panama City Beach. Lifeguards, firefighters, and police rescued four others who had been pulled into the water, but were unable to save 37-year-old Amber Peardon. Beach officials said Amber Peardon and her husband 32-year […] → Read More

Family of Emmett Till discusses importance of Juneteenth

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Councilman Kenneth Stokes invited the family of Emmett Till to speak on importance of Juneteenth being recognized as an official holiday at Eddie’s Soul Food on Saturday. Till’s cousin, Priscilla Sterling said it’s a great step in the right direction. “We’re celebrating the fact that slavery ended June 19,” Sterling said. […] → Read More

Cicadas in Mississippi: When you can expect the bugs to emerge

Cicadas have been a nuisance for parts of the Northeast and Midwest this year. However, none of the bugs have emerged in Mississippi. → Read More

Restaurant looks to bounce back from pandemic with new hires

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – The demand for restaurant workers continues to grow as the nation returns to normal after taking a huge hit due to the coronavirus. Line cooks, servers, bartenders, and dishwashers are just a few positions that need to be filled at Zea Rotisserie & Bar in Ridgeland. “We as a restaurant company […] → Read More

Mississippi Farmers Market to host annual summer kick-off on Saturday

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Farmers Market is set to host the annual Summer Kick-off on Saturday, June 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  According to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), the market will feature complimentary popcorn; ant killer mound treatment to the public at no cost; door prizes will be given […] → Read More

Healthier Mississippi People addresses nursing shortage at UMMC, works to fill in gaps

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A nationwide shortage of nurses has left many hospitals in a bind, even as hospitalizations for COVID-19 begin to decrease. Mississippi is no exception. Healthier Mississippi People helps manage staffing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. Right now, their mission is to fill in any gaps in […] → Read More

City of Jackson to open swimming pools on Saturday

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – According to the City of Jackson, the city’s swimming pools has been rescheduled to open Saturday, June 5. The pools will be open on a rotating schedule from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Due to a limited number of lifeguards, the city will have a different pool open […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Madison County getting ready for Amazon coming to Canton in September

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) — There are two existing Amazon fulfillment centers in Mississippi, but the first robotic one is coming our way at the end of this summer to Canton. Stacy Lester with MCEDA says the financial impact that Amazon will bring into the county will be a widespread success across the metro. “The tax […] → Read More

Retired Catholic bishop, Joesph Latino dies at 83

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Joseph Latino, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, died Friday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the diocese said. He was 83. The diocese said Tuesday that a Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:30 a.m. June 9 in Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in […] → Read More