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Past articles by Kayla:

Morning ‘Sip: Mississippi State Fair

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The 163rd Mississippi State Fair is underway at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson! Fair admission is free every weekday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., except on Monday, October 10, Columbus Day. The 163rd Mississippi State Fair will run through October 16. For more information, visit msstatefair.com. → Read More

Morning ‘Sip: Sanderson Farms Championship

The Morning ‘Sip takes us to the Country Club of Jackson for a preview of the Sanderson Farms Championship. This show features an interview with Steve Jent (Executive Director), takes us to a long-standing golf store in the metro, and more! → Read More

Morning ‘Sip: Yogi On The Lake

The Morning ‘Sip takes us to Pelahatchie for a morning at Yogi On The Lake. This weekend the park is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrity Muscadine Stomp featuring WJTV’s Byron Brown. Yogi On The Lake is also offering families a huge discount to visit as the summer comes to a close. For more information: www.jellystonems.com → Read More

Morning ‘Sip: Mississippi Book Festival

The Morning ‘Sip takes us to the State Capitol for a preview of the Mississippi Book Festival. The festival returns this weekend with an action-packed schedule. Ellen Daniels and Tonja Murphy join us to talk about what you can expect and why it’s an event you don’t want to miss! → Read More

Morning ‘Sip: RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Morning ‘Sip takes us to Hattiesburg for the Rise Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival. RISE is a non-profit organization on a mission to “educate, empower and encourage people to self-sufficiency. Now, they’ll take that mission to the skies with more festival fun than you can imagine! We spoke with Catherine Jorns, the Executive Director […] → Read More

Birmingham residents discuss excitement for The World Games

It took only four paragraphs in a regional newspaper to ignite a media conflagration over abortion that in two weeks engulfed President Joe Biden, the partisan press and some of the country’s top news organizations. → Read More

The Capital City Car, Truck & Bike Show rolls into Jackson

Glen Nichols & Steven Jones join us to talk about The Capital City Car, Truck & Bike Show happening this weekend in Jackson. → Read More

Mississippi Nonprofits Awarded Nissan Foundation Grants

To celebrate the foundation’s 30th anniversary, Chandra Vasser, Nissan Foundation President and Nissan’s first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, and Parul Bajaj, Executive Director of the Nissan Foundation, announces the winners and the importance of the foundation. → Read More

Jackson police investigate homicide on Revere Street

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a man’s body was found inside a burnt vehicle. Officer Sam Brown said the vehicle was found in the 2600 block of Revere Street. According to Brown, the unidentified victim had a gunshot wound to the back. Investigators said two suspects were seen running from the […] → Read More

Woman shot, killed while lying in bed at Fleetwood Drive home

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a woman was shot multiple times while lying in bed. Officer Sam Brown said the shooting happened at a home in the 3100 block of Fleetwood Drive Tuesday morning. The victim was identified as Terrencia Jackson, 26. Police said another person, believed to be Jackson’s boyfriend, […] → Read More

Heavy police presence on Fleetwood Dr. in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating a scene on Fleetwood Drive. Very little information is being confirmed at this time. This is a developing story. → Read More

Morning ‘Sip at the Mississippi Raiders arena

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Raiders General Manager and two players talked about their experiences with the team and what they hope for in the future. The Raiders’ General Manager explained that this season has been great, so far. The team is undefeated and he’s proud of the players. He said the response from […] → Read More

Vicksburg Film Premieres on Lifetime May 29th

Lies My Sister Told Me is a movie that follows the many suspenseful twists and turns involving a stolen identity between two twin sisters, and it is co-produced and developed by K5IVE and Robbins Entertainment. One of the film’s Executive Producers, Kyle Dill, of K5IVE Productions joins us to talk about making the film and more! → Read More

Singer-Songwriter Levelle Talks New Album, “My Journey Continues”

Billboard Magazine Chart-topping Singer-Songwriter, Levelle joins us to talk about his new album, “My Journey Continues”. HOME | LeVelle I Billboard Charting Singer/Songwriter (levelleb.com) → Read More

Body found on University Boulevard in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a body was found on University Boulevard early Thursday morning. Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said the male victim had been shot multiple times. Police believe the body was dropped off at the location. Neighbors in the area said they heard gunshots overnight. At this time, […] → Read More

Driver saves man from truck fire on I-20

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A truck driver is lucky to be alive thanks to the help of other drivers. Truck driver and retired firefighter Stephen Langley and his student, Dasia, were driving on Interstate 20 when they noticed a glow of fire coming from a truck on the side of the road. The two stopped […] → Read More

Actress Karen Malina White discusses decades of television excellence

Actress and Activist Karen Malina White joins WJTV to talk about decades of television excellence. White has been seen in countless projects over the years including “Lean on Me”, “A Different World”, “Malcolm and Eddie”, and continues to dazzle us with her character “Dijonay Jones” in “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” → Read More

Jackson mayor discusses decision to lift mask mandate

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced that he is signing an executive order to lift Jackson’s mask mandate. Masks are only required on a voluntary basis and businesses can still ask customers to mask up. However, the mayor said the data shows that things are trending down, but the pandemic is not […] → Read More

1 dead in Hazlehurst shooting

Hazlehurst, Miss (WJTV) – A man is dead following a shooting in Hazlehurst. The victim is identified as 22-year-old Malik-Desean Washington, according to Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart. Washington was found in the driver’s seat of his car on W. Gallatin St. with a single gunshot wound to the chest. This is an ongoing investigation. → Read More

Jackson mayor to hold weekly news conference

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba will host his weekly news conference on Monday, February 28. The mayor will provide regular updates related to city issues and initiatives. The news conference starts at 1:00 p.m. outside City Hall. → Read More