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Past articles by Michael:

Jack Hanna to withdraw from public life after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The family of Jungle Jack Hanna announced Wednesday that the Columbus Zoo’s Director Emeritus will no longer be able to participate in public life after a dementia diagnosis. Hanna’s family revealed the diagnosis in a letter posted on social media Tuesday. “Doctors have diagnosed our dad. Jack Hanna, with dementia, now believed […] → Read More

will.i.am creates high-tech mask with built-in headphones, mics and fans

Former Black Eyed Peas lead member will.i.am has pivoted into the mask industry by creating a high-tech "smart mask" with Honeywell.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Hundreds evacuated from South Dakota wildfires, Mount Rushmore closed

Several wildfires forced hundreds of evacuations in South Dakota's second-largest city and the closure of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Japan says North Korea may have fired ballistic missile

North Korea may have fired a ballistic missile, the Japanese coast guard said on Thursday, warning ships against coming close to any fallen objects and instead asking them to provide related information to the coast guard. → Read More

Police responding to active shooting in Colorado

Police in are responding to an active shooter at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

IRS pushes back tax filing deadline to May 17 amid backlog

Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says it is delaying the federal tax deadline by a month. The filing deadline, which was originally scheduled for April 15, will now be May 17. → Read More

Winter storm knocks out Texas city’s water supply

Power outages in a February winter storm, which knocked out power across much of Texas, have now led to a city of nearly a quarter-million population having no running water and officials say it may continue for “some time.” → Read More

Watch: Previously unseen Capitol security footage shows close calls for fmr. VP, Congressional leaders

Previously unseen security camera footage from inside the Capitol during the siege on Jan. 6, 2020, was shown Wednesday during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. → Read More

MDHS virtual Town Hall meeting to focus on Economic Assistance Eligibility

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Division of Economic Assistance Eligibility will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 11. This will be the fourth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February […] → Read More

FedEx establishes $5 million commitment to support local HBCUs

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, FedEx Corp. announced a pledge to commit $5 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Mississippi and Tennessee. The initiative will create valuable education and job readiness for students at Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, and LeMoyne-Owen College. Leaders with FedEx… → Read More

900 new coronavirus cases, 3 additional deaths in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 900 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi, along with three additional deaths. That brings the state’s total number of cases to 281,678 with 6,269 deaths. Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and […] → Read More

Biden team starts staffing Supreme Court reform commission, report says

The Biden administration is reportedly taking steps to consider changes to the Supreme Court, according to Politico which cites people familiar with the discussions. → Read More

Clinton Public School District reports five new COVID-19 cases

CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, Clinton Public School District reported five positive COVID-19 cases in the district. According to the district, one district employee at Clinton High School and one district employee at Clinton Junior High School and two students at Eastside Elementary and one student at Clinton Junior High School make up the […] → Read More

JPS and Trustmark Bank to host winter holiday basketball tournament

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Public Schools and Trustmark Bank are set to host a holiday basketball tournament on December 26, 28 & 29. The tournament will be played at Kirksey Middle School located at 5677 Highland Drive and Callaway High School located at 601 Beasley Road. Games will start each day at 10:00 a.m. […] → Read More

Man pleads guilty to exploitation of a child in Rankin County

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett, Jr., announced that Michael Eugene Farmer was sentenced to 40 years for exploitation of a child. Farmer, 45, will serve all 40 years of his sentence in prison. He must register as a sex offender and will have no contact with his […] → Read More

Mississippi physicians pen open letter encouraging neighbors to take COVID-19 precautions

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Physicians with the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) penned an open letter to Mississippians, encouraging them to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The letter was signed by W. Mark Horne, MD, President, MSMA; Jennifer Bryan, MD, Chair, MSMA Board of Trustees; and Claude D. Brunson, MD, Executive Director, MSMA. Read […] → Read More

Sen. Hyde-Smith supports final statement for Yazoo backwater pumps

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith praised the release of a final U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental document that outlines the flood reduction and environmental benefits of its new Proposed Plan to address catastrophic flooding in the South Mississippi Delta. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Friday morning a Notice […] → Read More

Silver Alert issued for Bolivar County woman

BOLIVAR COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued a Silver Alert for 84-year-old Beverly Turner Morgan of Boyle, MS, in Bolivar County. She is described as five feet and two inches tall, weighing 155 pounds with white hair and brown eyes. Morgan was last seen Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at about […] → Read More

Mississippi State Auditor returns nearly $500,000 to taxpayers

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, State Auditor Shad White announced his office returned $444,772.26 to taxpayers across Mississippi after previous investigations showed public funds were stolen or misused. Significant amounts were returned from cases involving the City of Columbus, Canton Municipal Utilities, and the City of Pascagoula: Former Chief Financial Officer of the City […]. Local… → Read More

Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association announces formation

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Monday, seven Mississippians announced the formation of the Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association (MSCTA). The goal of MSCTA is to create, support and guide the medical marijuana industry in the state, which is set to begin serving eligible Mississippians in August 2021. “Over 73% of voters in the state decided that […] → Read More