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Past articles by Tamer:

Jackson church service continues after recent arson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several churches and local businesses will begin their rebuilding process following several fires that were started. Greater Bethlehem Temple Church is one of the churches that was badly damaged when Devin McLaurin allegedly started seven fires early Tuesday morning. The children’s area of the church and chapel sustained heavy damage, but […] → Read More

Woman injured in shooting on Watkins Drive

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A woman was injured during a shooting in Jackson on Friday, November 4. The shooting happened on Watkins Drive near Interstate 220. Police said more than 40 rounds were fired towards the woman’s vehicle. Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said the suspects were in a white sedan. According to a witness, […] → Read More

Machine turns condensation from air into water

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Taking water out of the gaseous state is logically the next step to using scientific principles to generate fresh, clean water with no minerals or preservatives added. With the use of science, one CEO has created a machine that captures all of the condensation out of the air and produces thousands […] → Read More

Jackson neighbors express concerns about water bills

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Medgar Evers Library was almost filled to capacity as Jackson residents in Ward 3 gathered to discuss their most recent water bills. Councilman Kenneth Stokes held a community meeting Thursday night to discuss water bills and how he plans to help. Stokes plans to begin helping people appeal their bills […] → Read More

Balloon release held for man shot, killed by Capitol Police

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A balloon release was held on Wednesday for the man who was shot and killed by Capitol Police in September. Family and friends of 25-year-old Jaylen Lewis celebrated his life near Williamson Avenue. As of Wednesday, October 5, there is no motive nor has there been any additional information released about […] → Read More

Man injured in possible road rage shooting on I-55

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a man was shot on Interstate 55 in Jackson. The shooting happened on I-55 northbound near the Pearl Street exit. Police found a white Nissan Altima occupied by Terrence Brown, who had been injured. Brown was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) for […] → Read More

Jackson warehouse converted into sports complex

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – There’s a new sports complex in the works for the youth of the Jackson community. The old warehouse off of Raymond Road has had many titles. In fact, it was originally the very first Sam’s Club in the city and later became a furniture store. Now, it’s the Jackson Multi-Sports Complex […] → Read More

Jackson councilman wants abandoned tire lots cleaned up

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Abandoned tire lots are not hard to come across around Jackson. City Councilman Kenneth Stokes, Ward 3, said state leaders need to step up to make sure state-owned properties are cleaned up in the city. He also said city-owned sites must be cleaned up. According to Stokes, tire lots are not […] → Read More

16 Jackson homes, businesses affected by lead in water

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced lead has been found in 16 water connections in the city. According to Lumumba, the lead was discovered during the water meter installation project that’s taking place across the city. He said out of the 23,904 water meters that have been installed, only 16 homes […] → Read More

Crews respond to fire on Palmyra Street in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson firefighters responded to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire happened on Palmyra Street at Monument Street in Jackson. There’s no word on any injuries at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation. → Read More

Jackson restaurants ready for big weekend after boil water notice lifted

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – With the state lifting the boil water notice for the capital city, restaurants across the City of Jackson can now operate under normal operations. Restaurants in Jackson have been limited the last seven weeks due to the ongoing water crisis. On Thursday, they began to flush out their systems ahead of […] → Read More

Jackson police hold banquet for Police Athletic League program

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department (JPD) held their 2nd Annual PALs banquet to honor the youth in the Police Athletic League Program on Monday. The Police Athletic League Program began in 2006 in an attempt to allow police officers to become mentors and coaches to children of the Jackson community. While basketball […] → Read More

Jackson neighbors want answers for city’s water crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – It’s been several weeks since officials issued a precautionary boil water notice throughout the City of Jackson. Many neighbors are frustrated about the ongoing water issue. The public is demanding answers from officials concerning water safety and water bills. How much longer is the question that a lot of people have. […] → Read More

JPD vehicle, school bus involved in crash on TV Road

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Jackson police car and a school bus were involved in a crash in Jackson on Thursday, August 11. The crash happened at TV Road and Robinson Road after 4:30 p.m. A WJTV 12 News crew saw a female police officer at the scene. A bus driver and one student were […] → Read More

Jackson police respond to fatal officer-involved shooting on Collier Avenue

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police responded to a fatal officer-involved shooting. Officer Sam Brown, the public information officer for the Jackson Police Department (JPD), said the shooting happened on Collier Avenue and Livingston Road. According to Police Chief James Davis, officers initially responded to a call about a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, Davis […] → Read More

Neighbors react after USPS worker killed in police chase

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Conversations about police pursuits are continuing after United States Postal Service employee Brad Pennington was killed Thursday when a police pursuit that began in Pearl ended in South Jackson when police say a vehicle driven by Brandon Andrews, 22, crashed into the postal vehicle. Andrews was being pursued by Pearl law […] → Read More

Legal group holds free school supplies drive in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A school supply drive was held on Saturday, July 23 by the Stevenson Legal Group at Apostolic Ministries Church. The drive provided over 200 backpacks and supplies to students in the Jackson community. There were also a host of vendors, an interactive obstacle course, board games, snow cones and food and […] → Read More

Rebels return to Oxford after winning College World Series

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The Ole Miss baseball team will return to Oxford around 2:00 p.m. CT on Monday, June 27. The players will be welcomed back by fans after winning the 2022 NCAA Baseball College World Series Championship in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 26. The Rebels defeated Oklahoma 4-2 in the final game. […] → Read More

Sports Zone Special: Ole Miss in College World Series

OMAHA (WJTV) – WJTV 12 News was live in Omaha and in Oxford on Friday, June 17 for a special Sports Zone 12 “Ole Miss: Road to Omaha” special. The Ole Miss baseball team will face Auburn on Saturday, June 18 in Omaha, Nebraska. The game will start at 6:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2. The […] → Read More