Jacob Lanier, WJTV 12 News

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WJTV 12 News

Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Jacob:

Hail hits Central Mississippi during storms

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Central Mississippi experienced hail during afternoon storms on Sunday, April 17. Hail of varying sizes hit the WJTV 12 News station in Jackson. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect across Central and South Mississippi until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to view today’s forecast. → Read More

Large hail falls in Rankin County

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several reports of ping pong to golf ball sized hail came in from northern Rankin County early Tuesday morning. 12 News viewer Barin Foregger sent in this video of the loud hail falling outside of his home north of Brandon. The National Weather Service in Jackson had a severe thunderstorm warning […] → Read More

Time-lapse: Possible tornado moves through Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Extensive winds on Wednesday toppled trees, and brought down power lines, leaving many people without power. “It came on about 2pm, went back out again and they’ve been out since 2pm. The whole neighborhood is out of lights.” Neighbors such as George Mitchell lives on Fair Oaks Drive in Jackson. While […] → Read More

TAKE A LOOK: Jackson tornado track

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Storm Team 12 reported a tornado crossed through southwest Jackson around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. A track of the storm showed the storm move past the WJTV 12 News studio in South Jackson and toward Flowood Drive in Rankin County. The Hinds County EOC reported damage on South State […] → Read More

Winter weather affects road conditions in Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Parts of Central and North Mississippi experienced snow on Sunday, January 16. Nine inches of snow fell in Leesburg off of Highway 481, and 3.5 inches of snow fell in Canton. Leaders with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) encouraged drivers to use extra caution on bridges and overpasses due to […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip at Westin Jackson Festival of Trees

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – It’s the last weekend of the “Festival of Trees” at the Westin Jackson in downtown. The dozen Christmas trees lining the halls are all donations to support the First Responders of Mississippi. Clausell Elementary in Jackson is also featured with student made ornaments! Watch Jade Bulecza and Jacob Lanier as they […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip at Capital City Lights

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)-Watch Chloe Ortega and Jacob Lanier as they visit Downtown Jackson covering Capital City Lights for this week’s Morning ‘Sip. Capital City Lights is happening Friday, December 3, from 4:00-11:00 pm. The event is a community kickoff for the holiday season in the City with Soul! The night also serves as the launch […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV)-Watch Jade Bulecza and Jacob Lanier take over the largest kitchen in Vicksburg! Fit Chef was founded by Kevin Roberts in 2016. Having traveled the country and resided in many states such as California, Alaska and Florida, Kevin has experienced a vast variety of flavors, ingredients and diets that helped him along his […] → Read More

WHO: Europe is only region with increasing COVID deaths

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased. The U.N. health agency said confirmed cases jumped 6% globally, driven by increases in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In its weekly report on the […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip at the Butterfield Mansion

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV)-Watch Jade Bulecza and Jacob Lanier live at the historic Butterfield Mansion in Brookhaven! According to the website Visit Brookhaven, the Butterfield Mansion was first erected in 1911 by Charles Butterfield. He was building the home for his second wife. At the time the mansion was built, it cost Butterfield around $75,000-the equivalent to […] → Read More

Top 10 jobs for military spouses

The Navy Federal Credit Union found that the unemployment rate for military spouses is nearly three times the national average at 13%, with 43% under-employed. → Read More

Ice-T remembers path not taken in memoir ‘Split Decision’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice-T has never forgotten the path his life might have taken. The rapper and actor has a deal with Gallery Books for the memoir “Split Decision,” in which Ice-T and his longtime friend, identified only as Spike, look back on their time as partners in jewelry heists in Los Angeles and […] → Read More

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea. They posed Sunday for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who has done similar installations in other exotic locales around the world, including French wine country, a […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip at the Natchez Balloon Festival

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – The Natchez Balloon Festival, which was established in 1986, is a weekend of hot-air balloons and live music in the city. The Morning ‘Sip team traveled to Natchez on Friday for a preview of the annual event. The festival site is located in historic downtown Natchez in the parklike grounds of […] → Read More

Morning’Sip at the King Edward

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)-Watch Jade Bulecza and Jacob Lanier in Downtown Jackson at the King Edward Hotel for the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign sponsored by the American Cancer Society. You can join the 12 News Morning Team Saturday, October 9, on the rooftop of the King Edward Hotel from 5:00-9:00 p.m. to help raise money […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip at the State Fairgrounds

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi State Fairgrounds kicks off Wednesday, October 6, in Downtown Jackson. This year, the fair is featuring a new exhibit and your favorite fair foods from various vendors! Watch interviews from the 12 News Morning Team with Director Michael Lassester and the owner of Mr. Turkey Leg. → Read More

Morning ‘Sip: First ever Lego Festival in Mississippi

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – The state’s first LEGO festival is coming to Pearl this weekend and 12 News’ Jacob Lanier and Chloe Ortega were at the Hinds Community College Clyde Muse Center to find out more about LEGO design and speak with a professional LEGO artist! The “LEGO BrickUniverse” features massive LEGO displays including over 40 […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip: Braves final homestand at Trustmark Park

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Braves are in the middle of their final homestand of the regular season, playing games all weekend long at Trustmark Park in Pearl. 12 News’ Jade Bulecza and Jacob Lanier were at the ball park previewing an exciting weekend lineup of baseball. If the Braves win one more game, […] → Read More

Storm Team 12: Ida strengthens into a Category 1 hurricane

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Ida was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on Friday. Hurricane hunters found max winds of 75 mph. The storm is expected to make landfall in Cuba soon, and it’s expected to rapidly intensify in the Gulf of Mexico. FRIDAY: Temperatures stay warm and muggy today, with highs in the lower […] → Read More

Morning ‘Sip July 30: Children’s of Mississippi Christmas in July

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The morning team continues to travel across Central Mississippi to find some of the best local spots. This week, the Morning ‘Sip was at Children’s of Mississippi hospital in Jackson. 12 News’ Jacob Lanier and Chloe Ortega heard from Friends of Children’s Hospital to find out how you can help with […] → Read More