Anna Farish, WJTV 12 News

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WJTV 12 News

Ridgeland, MS, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

Jackson mayor issues emergency garbage contract to Richard’s Disposal

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson City Council held an emergency meeting on Friday, April 1 to discuss the city’s garbage collection. The issue at hand was an emergency, one-year contract with Richard’s Disposal. Tempers flared during the discussions. Councilmembers Kenneth Stokes, Aaron Banks and Vernon Hartley have publicly stated that they are against Richard’s […] → Read More

Jackson City Council files restraining order against Richard’s Disposal

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Judge Jess Dickenson ruled on Thursday, March 31 that there is no garbage contract between Richard’s Disposal and the City Council. In a statement, Dickenson said the mayor may propose a contract, but for it to be valid, binding, and enforceable upon the citizens of Jackson, the contract must be submitted […] → Read More

Man shot at Super 8 Hotel in Clinton

CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) – A man was shot at a Super 8 Hotel in Clinton on Sunday, March 27. Clinton Police Department Public Information Officer Amanda Jones said the victim was shot after an argument broke out between him and two other people around 3:00 p.m. Police were able to identify two suspects from surveillance video. Two people are in police custody. The victim is in stable condition. → Read More

Jackson City Council hires attorney after mayor files complaint

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson City Council responded to Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba’s complaint that he filed against them. Councilman Aaron Banks, Ward 6, said the City Council is fighting back. The City Council called a special meeting Thursday morning. In a 5-2 vote, members voted to hire Attorney Deshun Martin for legal representation. […] → Read More

Jackson mayor files complaint against City Council over garbage decision

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba filed a complaint against Jackson City Council on Wednesday asking a judge who as the right to issue an emergency contract. According to the document, the complaint seeks to declare a local emergency concerning the collection of residential solid waste. The current emergency contract for residential […] → Read More

3 charged in Hinds County Election Commission scandal arraigned

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The three people who were charged in connection to the Hind County Election Commission scandal were arraigned on Tuesday, March 8. Toni Johnson, Cedric Cornelius and Sudie Jones-Teague were charged in February 2022. All three defendants pled not guilty. Circuit Court Judge Jess Dickinson said all three suspects will remain under […] → Read More

Sheriff testifies in Hinds County Detention Center hearing

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones took the stand in federal court on Monday for a third week of arguments in the Hinds County Detention Center hearing. Jones talked about his working relationship with former Jail Administrator Kathryn Bryan. He said when she first took the position under late Sheriff Lee Vance, […] → Read More

14-year-old shot, killed in Hazlehurst

HAZLEHURST, Miss. (WJTV) – A 14-year-old was shot and killed in Hazlehurst on Wednesday, February 23. Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart said Jamarion Williams’ body was found at the intersection of Maple Street and Longwood Street. Neighbors said they heard the gunshots around 4:00 a.m. Stuart said he did not receive the call about the […] → Read More

Former Hinds Co. jail administrator testifies in hearing

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Wednesday marked a critical day in federal court in the hearing for the Hinds County Detention Center consent decree and whether or not the federal government will take over. The defense called former Hinds County Jail Administrator Major Kathryn Bryan to the stand to discuss her time at the jail. Bryan […] → Read More

Garbage contract removed from Jackson City Council agenda again

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Time is running out on the garbage collection contract, and the people of Jackson want leaders to make a decision. “We think that this city has to work for everybody and that this whole thing has been a charade that has wasted all of our time, and we’re looking forward to […] → Read More

Man wanted for Jackson carjackings

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection to a carjacking. Police said they are looking for Keshun Chambers, 19. Investigators believe he played a part in a carjacking that happened on Tuesday, January 25. They said a 16-year-old lured a man to Lawrence […] → Read More

Jackson leaders provide update on water system issues

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba will host his weekly news conference on Monday, January 24. City Engineer Dr. Charles Williams will provide an update on the water system issues during the news conference. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. at Jackson City Hall. → Read More

Flowood police respond to 5-vehicle crash on Vine Drive

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – Flowood police responded to a five-vehicle crash on Friday, January 21. The crash happened on Vine Drive around 12:00 p.m. Police said several people have been transported to the hospital. There’s no word on their conditions at this time. The cause of the crash is under investigation. → Read More

Spread of COVID-19 impacting local first responders in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The fight against COVID-19 is testing the limits of first responders. “It’s very trying times with law enforcement right now regarding COVID and law enforcement,” said Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones. “Unfortunately sometimes it causes a burden with a firefighter that isn’t able to leave today and has to work overtime,” […] → Read More

First ever MLK Day parade held in Brandon

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Brandon held its first ever “I Remember Martin” parade on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “This is historical. This is something we’ve never had in Brandon; a Martin Luther King parade. It’s wonderful. It’s something different and new,” stated Naomi Pack, who lives […] → 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

Friday Fur Babies: January 14, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Every week, WJTV 12 News features an animal looking to be adopted in Mississippi. This animal is available at the Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi (ARF) in Jackson. Tannie is a senior dog at Arf. She loves to play and still has a lot of energy. She rides great in a […] → Read More

UMMC leaders provide update on COVID-19 response amid surge

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson will provide an update on the hospital’s COVID-19 response on Tuesday, January 11. They will answer questions about the spread of the omicron variant. The news conference starts at 11:15 a.m. at the School of Medicine. → Read More

Jackson mayor hosts weekly news conference

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba will host a news conference on Monday, January 10. The mayor will provide updates on city issues and initiatives. The news conference starts at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall. → Read More

Jackson Public Schools to continue with in-person classes

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson public schools will continue with in-person learning after winter break, despite another COVID-19 surge. Students return to school on Thursday, January 6. Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene said the district monitored the recent COVID-19 numbers over the holiday, but said he feels it is important to keep students in the classroom. […] → Read More