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Past articles by Kaitlin:

Appeals court affirms conviction of Dwan Wakefield in Kingston Frazier case

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the convictions and sentencings of one of the men convicted in the Kingston Frazier case. According to the court, a Madison County Circuit Court jury convicted Dwan Wakefield of accessory after the fact to murder, accessory after the fact to kidnapping, and accessory after […] → Read More

One killed, one injured in crash on MS 28 in Copiah County

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A man was killed and another was injured in a crash on MS 28 in Copiah County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP), the crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 on MS 28 near South Harmony Road. Troopers said a 2006 Dodge Viper was traveling […] → Read More

PHOTOS: JSU releases pics of suspect wanted for sexual assault on campus

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson State University (JSU) Department of Public Safety released surveillance pictures of the suspect wanted in connection to the sexual assault that happened on campus. Authorities said the assault happened at the H.T. Sampson Library on Saturday, March 4 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. According to […] → Read More

Vehicle fire causes delay on I-220 S. in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A vehicle fire caused traffic delays on Interstate 220 in Jackson. According to MDOT, the fire happened on I-220 S. just past the U.S. 49 North/Medgar Evers Boulevard exit. There’s no word on any injuries. → Read More

Crews work to restore water pressure to South Jackson neighborhood

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Crews are working to restore water pressure to several homes in the Willowood neighborhood in South Jackson. The affected streets include Will-O-Lake Drive, Aspen Cove, Lake Cove, Sandlewood Drive, Beechwood Street and E. Lake Circle. According to leaders, the City of Jackson’s constituent services and the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition will […] → Read More

MHP vehicle involved in crash on Raymond Road

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) patrol car was involved in a crash on Thursday, March 2 in Jackson. The crash happened on Raymond Road near the Shakti Food Mart. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, including the MHP vehicle. WJTV 12 News crews saw a woman being taken away from […] → Read More

Sports Zone: Sun Belt Conference Tournament Special

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Sports Zone 12 team will be live on Friday, March 3 for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Sports Director Blake Levine will be live from the Pensacola Bay Center for the tournament with the latest updates and coverage on Southern Miss. A win of the championship would give the Golden […] → Read More

Police: Driver dies after crashing into Canton building

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Canton police are investigating after they said a driver was killed when he crashed into a building. Canton Police Chief Otha Brown said the crash happened on Peace Street around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Brown said the driver, Kenny Fisher, came across the railroad track on Peace Street and […] → Read More

Six arrested on separate charges in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg police arrested six people on Friday, February 24 during a round up. They said each individual arrested had pre-existing felony warrants for separate charges. The following suspects were arrested: On Friday, all six suspects appeared in court. Police said they were each given a bond. Evan’s bond was set at […] → Read More

Louisiana man killed in Wilkinson County crash

WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating a crash that killed a man in Wilkinson County. The crash happened around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 26 on Mississippi 24. According to MHP, a 2023 Kia Soul was traveling west on the highway when it left the road, collided with several […] → Read More

Louisiana man arrested after chase through multiple Mississippi cities

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Louisiana man was arrested in Mississippi on Monday, February 27 after a chase through multiple cities. Brandon police said 33-year-old Charles Lee Murphy, of Gilbert, Louisiana, did not stop for Flowood police during a traffic stop on Monday. A chase led officers down East Metro to Highway 80 into Pearl. […] → Read More

Man accused of killing wife, unborn child in Hinds County

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County deputies arrested a man accused in the shooting death of his pregnant wife. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said the shooting happened Monday morning in the 2400 block of S. Pine Lea Drive. Investigators believe Ernest Weems, 41, shot and killed his wife, 36-year-old Twyla Weems, during an […] → Read More

Silver Alert issued for 30-year-old Noxubee County man

NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued a Silver Alert for Kenneth Gray Reed, 30, of Macon. Reed is described as a white male, five foot eight inches tall, weighs 240 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. According to MBI, Reed was last seen Wednesday, February 22 around 10:30 […] → Read More

Hinds County inmate found dead inside cell early Friday morning

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A Hinds County inmate was found dead in his cell early Friday morning. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones identified the inmate as 50-year-old Tyrone Wilson. He was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight at the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond. According the Jones, Wilson’s cause of death […] → Read More

Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Jackson boy

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for a four-year-old Jackson boy. Kenney DeAngelo Evans is described as four feet tall, weighs 45 pounds, and has long curly black hair and brown eyes. According to MBI, he was last seen wearing a grey jogging suit and brown […] → Read More

U.S. 49 South Frontage Road to close for drainage work

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced a closure for U.S. 49 South Frontage Road. Both directions of U.S. 49 South Frontage Road will be closed between JP Motors and Old Highway 49 in Rankin County from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27. Crews will […] → Read More

12-year-old Louisville girl dies after being hit by SUV

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) – A 12-year-old Louisville girl was killed after being hit by an SUV. WCBI reported the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 in the 300 block of Brooksville Road. Police said the girl was standing near a mailbox when she was hit by the vehicle. The girl was taken […] → Read More

Man sentenced for double homicide outside Canton McDonald’s

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – A 22-year-old man was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in connection to the fatal shooting outside of the McDonald’s in Canton in 2020. District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced Deondric Green, of Canton, pled guilty to two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of 13-year-old Robert […] → Read More

Man accused of stabbing girlfriend at Hinds County campground

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County deputies arrested a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend at a campground. Sheriff Tyree Jones said the stabbing happened around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Askew’s Landing on Askew Ferry Road. According to the sheriff, Tabitha Guthrie was stabbed once. She was taken to Bolton-Edwards Elementary, where she […] → Read More

MBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Okolona

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – An officer-involved shooting that happened in North Mississippi is under investigation. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the shooting happened on February 20 around 10:45 p.m. on Highway 32 in Okolona. They said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating the shooting. Once their investigation […] → Read More