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Past articles by Scottlin:

Hail hits Central Mississippi during storms

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Central Mississippi experienced hail during afternoon storms on Sunday, April 17. Hail of varying sizes hit the WJTV 12 News station in Jackson. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect across Central and South Mississippi until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to view today’s forecast. → Read More

Large hail falls in Rankin County

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several reports of ping pong to golf ball sized hail came in from northern Rankin County early Tuesday morning. 12 News viewer Barin Foregger sent in this video of the loud hail falling outside of his home north of Brandon. The National Weather Service in Jackson had a severe thunderstorm warning […] → Read More

Remarkable Women: Dafina Skinner-Armstrong

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The name Dafina is of the African origin, meaning “hidden treasure or unexpected present” and that is who Dafina Skinner-Armstrong is to the world. “I am multi-faceted. I’m an artist. I do acrylic on canvas, and I do abstract art. I play the saxophone. I do African dance. I’m a nurse. […] → Read More

WHO: Europe is only region with increasing COVID deaths

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased. The U.N. health agency said confirmed cases jumped 6% globally, driven by increases in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In its weekly report on the […] → Read More

BrainStorms: Science with Scottlin – Hot Air Rises

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Have you ever seen a candle make aluminum foil spiral? Its an oddly specific question, so maybe not. But today – you will! GRAB YOUR INGREDIENTS: aluminum foil, scissors, a skewer, play dough, candles, a lighter NOTE: Have adult help and supervision when using the scissors and the lighter STEP 1: Cut the aluminum foil into […] → Read More

Top 10 jobs for military spouses

The Navy Federal Credit Union found that the unemployment rate for military spouses is nearly three times the national average at 13%, with 43% under-employed. → Read More

Ice-T remembers path not taken in memoir ‘Split Decision’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice-T has never forgotten the path his life might have taken. The rapper and actor has a deal with Gallery Books for the memoir “Split Decision,” in which Ice-T and his longtime friend, identified only as Spike, look back on their time as partners in jewelry heists in Los Angeles and […] → Read More

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea. They posed Sunday for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who has done similar installations in other exotic locales around the world, including French wine country, a […] → Read More

Mississippi emergency officials prepare for impacts from Hurricane Ida

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – If the current forecast holds, Hurricane Ida’s impact could cover much of Mississippi. Sunday will mark 16 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, which is the day hurricane Ida is predicted to come ashore. Felecia Bowser, a warning coordinator meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson, said, “This is […] → Read More

Storm Team 12: Ida strengthens into a Category 1 hurricane

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Ida was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on Friday. Hurricane hunters found max winds of 75 mph. The storm is expected to make landfall in Cuba soon, and it’s expected to rapidly intensify in the Gulf of Mexico. FRIDAY: Temperatures stay warm and muggy today, with highs in the lower […] → Read More

BrainStorms: Science with Scottlin – Popping Balloons with an Orange??

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – You’ve most likely popped a balloon before using a sharp object or even by hitting it with something. Have you ever popped a balloon with an orange? If not, today we will! So, let’s get started. GRAB YOUR INGREDIENTS: a knife, an orange, balloons NOTE: You’ll want to have adult supervision when using the knife. STEP 1: Blow up some balloons STEP 2: Cut a piece of the… → Read More

Jackson man shot, killed during argument on Flag Chapel Road

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Saturday after on Flag Chapel Road. According to Officer Sam Brown, the victim, Jacobe Davis, was shot multiple times in the body by suspect Dederco Wilson during an argument. Weapons were recovered from the scene, said police. Wilson is in […] → Read More

BrainStorms: Science with Scottlin – Bouncy Egg

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – In this experiment, we will find out what happens when you combine acid and a calcium carbonate shell. Basically, we are going to make an egg bouncy by soaking it in vinegar. GRAB YOUR INGREDIENTS: vinegar, a raw egg, a glass container, and bowl of water. NOTE: You’ll want to be extremely careful because the egg […] → Read More

BrainStorms: Science with Scottlin – On the Go

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – This week looks a little different as I took Science with Scottlin On the Go. We headed out to a summer camp here in Jackson held at Spann Elementary and talked to around 200 Kindergarten-5th grade students about how fast the weather changes and tornado safety! We may have transitioned out of […] → Read More

Lane closures on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland begin Monday

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – Ridgeland leaders announced certain northbound lanes along Highland Colony Parkway will be closed between the roundabout and Steed Road due to street repaving work. The closures started at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 19. At least one northbound lane will remain open for traffic at all times. According to leaders, northbound […] → Read More

Mrs. Mississippi partners with Extra Table to provide meals for families

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The holiday season is here, and it’s is widely known to bring excitement to families all around. For some, the season brings additional stress due to the struggle of food shortage. Food insecurities are at an all time high due to the coronavirus pandemic, even in Mississippi’s food pantries.  Mrs. Mississippi […] → Read More

Weak magnitude earthquake recorded in west Alabama

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WJTV)- According to 12 News’ Storm Team, a weak 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded Thursday morning at 2:51 a.m. (CST) in west Alabama near Fayette. The epicenter was shallow and located about 30 miles northeast of Columbus, Mississippi. LATEST STORIES:. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Armed robbery suspect in custody after escape from Hinds County Courthouse

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County deputies captured an armed robbery suspect who escaped from the Hinds County Courthouse. Investigators said Deangelo Dent escaped from the courthouse by jumping out of a window. He was captured just after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday. LATEST STORIES:. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Mississippi coast feels impact of Hurricane Sally

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WJTV) – Even though Mississippi is on the west side of Hurricane Sally, the state is still feeling impacts from the storm. Winds reached between 45 and 50 mph in Pascagoula. The city reported damaged earlier this morning from the hurricane. A power line and a tree fell on Market Street early Wednesday […] → Read More