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Past articles by Sydney:

US economy shrank last quarter

The U.S. economy shrank from April through June for a second straight quarter, contracting at a 0.9% annual pace and raising fears that the nation may be approaching a recession. → Read More

Live coverage: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

The landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case implemented a tier system for allowing safe abortion access. → Read More

Will Smith banned from Academy Awards events for 10 years

The slap happened after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, making a reference to the 1997 film “G.I. Jane,” in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head. Pinkett Smith has alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss. Smith won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “King Richard” shortly after. → Read More

Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier dead at 94

Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to ever win a Best Actor Oscar, has died. → Read More

Biden to pledge 500M free COVID-19 tests to counter omicron, set to address Americans

In an afternoon address, President Joe Biden is expected to pledge a half-billion free COVID-19 tests among other winter plan modifications.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

US travel ban begins as omicron variant spreads globally

The United States began restricting travel to at least eight African countries Monday as the omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread globally. → Read More

Supply chain issues force Port of Los Angeles to go 24/7 to ease shipping backlog

The Biden administration is brokering new deals in an effort to relieve the stressed supply chain, ease shipping backlogs and move stranded container ships off the U.S. coast that are driving prices higher for consumers. → Read More

Brian Laundrie’s family changes story on when they last saw him

The Laundrie family attorney Tuesday said Brian Laundrie’s parents now believe they last saw him Sept. 13, a day earlier than they’d previously told investigators. → Read More

What’s the mu variant? And will we keep seeing more COVID-19 variants?

The B.1.621 variant, also known as the mu variant, was first found in Colombia in January 2021 and has been found in about 39 countries so far, including the United States. → Read More

Biden to sign executive order to promote competition in US economy

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Friday that includes 72 initiatives he wants over a dozen agencies to undertake to promote competition throughout the economy, according to a fact sheet released by the White House. → Read More

Matt Mauser, widow of Kobe Bryant crash victim, stuns in emotional ‘America’s Got Talent’ audition

More than one year after the tragic death of his wife Matt Mauser delivered a memorable performance and opened up about his late wife on "America's Got Talent.". Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Collapsed Florida building likely to be demolished; search for survivors continues

Florida officials Friday are working on plans to tear down what’s left of a partially collapsed oceanfront condominium building after concerns about the structure’s instability prompted a 15-hour halt to the search for survivors. → Read More

President Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

President Joe Biden Thursday is expected to sign a bill which would make Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader → Read More

Jackson police investigate homicide at Krystal on Ellis Avenue

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating the city’s 60th homicide of 2021. According to Officer Sam Brown, the incident happened at Krystal on Ellis Avenue around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. The victim has not been identified at this time. Police have not released the motive for the shooting. → Read More

Heavy rain causes flash flood emergency in Mississippi Delta

GRENADA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A flash flood emergency warning has been issued in the Mississippi Delta following heavy rain Wednesday night. Water rescues happened in Greenwood and Grenada. A flash flood emergency was issued for that area until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The weather may also impact Lexington, Tchula, and Kosciusko.  Storm Team 12 […] → Read More

194 new coronavirus cases, 1 additional death in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 194 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Mississippi, along with one additional death. This brings the state’s total number of cases to 318,879 with 7,348 deaths. Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases, including those in long-term care […] → Read More

2 dead, 12 injured in shooting at New Jersey house party

A family house party in South Jersey turned into a crime scene where at least two people were fatally shot and 12 others were wounded, state police said. → Read More

Suspects wanted in connection to multi-county crime spree in Mississippi

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – Brookhaven police are working to find two suspects accused in a crime spree. They are considered armed and dangerous. According to Chief Kenneth Collins, the suspects carjacked a woman in Jackson and took her vehicle. He said they traveled to Brookhaven and broke into Southern Pawn, before traveling to Hazlehurst to […] → Read More

Man pleads not guilty to torching historic California church

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A man with a history of arson-related arrests pleaded not guilty Thursday to setting a fire that caused millions of dollars in damage to a historic Southern California Roman Catholic mission. John David Corey, 57, is charged with breaking in and setting a July 11 pre-dawn blaze that engulfed the […] → Read More

Man wanted for shooting in Claiborne County

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Claiborne County deputies are working to find a shooting suspect. Fredarious Claiborne is wanted for aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied home. The incident happened overnight on Highway 18. If you have any information about Claiborne’s whereabouts, contact the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office at 601-437-5161. → Read More