Lanaya Lewis, WJTV 12 News

Lanaya Lewis

WJTV 12 News

Aberdeen, SD, United States

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Past articles by Lanaya:

Black Lives Matter Mississippi holds protest in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Black Lives Matter held a protest in Jackson Saturday afternoon in front of the Governor’s Mansion. Nearly a thousand people joined Black Lives Matter Mississippi to march in the streets of downtown Jackson. They want to be heard across the nation. “The young people have the energy. I mean just like […] → Read More

Timeless Therapy: The Power of Music

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – We’ve talked about how seeing images and videos of police brutality affect the personal mental health of people in the black community. Several people in the Jackson community said music has always been a remedy to help people feel good. Recent protests across the country calling for justice and fair treatment […] → Read More

Coping with images of police brutality, racial injustice in black communities

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – People in black communities around the country are expressing their frustrations over police brutality and the unjust killing of black men and women through protests. Most recently, the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Pictures and videos can be found all over social media and television screens, and […] → Read More

Silver alert for missing Humphreys County man

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)-The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 69 year old Ronald “Ronnie” Clancy Young of Belzoni. Young was last seen Tuesday, June 2, at about 6:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of 1st Street in Humphreys County wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Young is believed to be in […] → Read More

Parks reopen in Mississippi after governor loosens COVID-19 restrictions

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – Parks across Mississippi reopened on Thursday with some restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The parks have been closed for more than month. Flowood has several parks people couldn’t wait to get to, including Flowood Nature Park. “I think it’s good for everyone. We got to get back to normal, and this […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV,… → Read More

Digital EXCLUSIVE: MS native, actress Aunjanue Ellis talks Clark Sisters movie and more

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Native Aunjanue Ellis is back on the big screen with the Lifetime original movie, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel. The movie aired on April 11, dra… → Read More

Exclusive: Rapper Yo Gotti speaks on Mississippi prisons conditions

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – For the past several months, 12 News has covered the conditions at Parchman and other prisons in Mississippi. Since the start of the year, there have been more than 20 inmate deaths in Mississippi prisons. In an exclusive interview, 12’s Lanaya Lewis spoke to rapper Yo Gotti who’s helping represent dozens […]. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV,… → Read More

Jackson Police search for stolen food truck

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department is searching for the suspect who stole a food truck from a business. A white pickup truck, with a silver tool box in the back, was caught on camera hooking up the Gators BBQ food truck. The theft happened on Terry Road last week. If you know who the suspect is, call Jackson Police at 601-960-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477). → Read More

Exclusive: Man claims JPD officers injured him during traffic stop

Man claims JPD officers injured him during traffic stop. → Read More

Exclusive: Former Lumberton Police Chief files lawsuit against city

Former Lumberton Police Chief files lawsuit against the city for religious discrimination. → Read More

Preventing tragedies involving firearms

RAYMOND, Miss.(WJTV) - A tragedy involving an 11-year-old girl is putting gun safety in focus. → Read More

Mississippi graduate student patents lead-filtering straw

A Jackson State University graduate student is changing the way we drink water, with a straw. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in world news, business, politics, health and pop culture. → Read More

11-year-old girl dead after firearm discharges in face: BREAKING

JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) - Jackson Police say they're investigating the death of an 11-year-old girl Sunday. → Read More

Man hospitalized after being shot in back

JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) - A man is in the hospital after being shot early Sunday morning. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Surveillance captures man being robbed in front of Jackson home

JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) - Jackson crime has hit home for a man who lives along Hickory Drive. → Read More

Home catches fire on Sylvan Trail in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) - Jackson Fire Department is investigating how a home caught fire Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

One suspect arrested in Forest cattle theft

FOREST, Miss.(WJTV) - A Louisiana man is behind bars in connection to 29 cattle being stolen from Tadlock Stockyard Sunday night. → Read More

Sillver Alert issued for missing Pike County woman

PIKE COUNTY, Miss.(WJTV) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation needs your help locating 86-year-old Annie Mae Gallager of Magnolia. → Read More

Learning Jiu Jitsu for self-defense and life skills

RIDGELAND, Miss.(WJTV) - People across the metro are learning life skills and self-defense through Anthony Mitchell Jiu Jitsu Studio. → Read More

Man killed in shooting on Houston Avenue

The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a 46-year-old man was shot and killed at an apartment complex. → Read More