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Mississippi governor declares April as Confederate Heritage Month 2021-04-14 19:24:00Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a proclamation naming April as Confederate Heritage Month.

Senate advances bill targeting anti-Asian hate crimes 2021-04-14 19:22:00Potential legislation has moved forward that could help address responses to racist attacks.

Five things you may not have known about 2021-04-14 19:01:00The Madoff scandal made headlines for years, but there is still a lot that people don't know about the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains on hold 2021-04-14 18:37:00"I continue to feel like we're in a race against time," Dr. Grace Lee said.

Mississippi marijuana program hinges on initiative arguments 2021-04-14 18:36:00The Mississippi Supreme Court has heard arguments in a lawsuit that's trying to block a voter-approved medical marijuana program by challenging the s

Jackson city councilman wants to clean streets after 2021-04-14 18:35:00Erin Glen Street in south Jackson has accumulated large amounts of trash and debris over time from illegal dumping.

Flooding concerns along Pearl River on the rise 2021-04-14 18:29:00Recent heavy rains caused a few locations across the area to flood, including a dance studio and a few camp grounds.

He was facing 126 years to life for 2021-04-14 18:19:00A California law prevents Adrian Gonzalez from being tried as an adult since he was 15 years old at the time of the crime.

Hiring alert: Dollar General will add 20,000 workers 2021-04-14 17:43:00The new hiring spree will bring a significant staffing boost to the chain's stores, increasing its number of workers by over 10%.

Father of suspect helped hide body of missing 2021-04-14 17:07:00A prosecutor gave more details Wednesday following two arrests authorities say relate to college student Kristin Smart's disappearance in 1996.

Loneliness is even more rampant due to the 2021-04-14 17:05:00Is there someone you should check in on?

Wednesday Evening Weather 2021-04-14 17:02:0016 WAPT Chief Meteorologist David Hartman has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.

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'It’s complicated’: Packers, rest of NFL face COVID-19 New! 2021-04-17 20:00:00ESPN's analyst Mel Kiper says this year's draft is "mysterious" and "complicated."

Lakers hold off NBA-leading Jazz 127-115 in OT New! 2021-04-17 19:35:10LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Schröder hit the tying basket to force overtime and finished with 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off

Wudtee, Aguilar lift N. Arizona past Idaho 19-9 New! 2021-04-17 19:34:40FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jorim Powell blocked an Idaho punt, setting up the game's only touchdown as Northern Arizona defeated the Vandals 19-9

Ontario retracts new restrictions that drew the ire New! 2021-04-17 19:27:56TORONTO (AP) — Ontario's premier retracted restrictions Saturday that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to ex

Pappas has 3 TD passes, leads Morehead St. New! 2021-04-17 19:24:25MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Mark Pappas threw three touchdown passes, BJ Byrd had two TD catches and scored on an 85-yard kickoff return, and Morehead

Southern beats Grambling State 49-7 in Bayou Classic New! 2021-04-17 19:23:38SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Ladarius Skelton completed 6 of 8 passes for 102 yards and ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns, and Southern beat Grambli

Colorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals New! 2021-04-17 19:17:00WELLINGTON, New Zealand • When the pallbearers brought Phil McLean's coffin into the chapel, there were gasps before a wave of laughter rippled

Police ask for help identifying Portland, Oregon, rioters New! 2021-04-17 19:13:59PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, caused sig

Mets' deGrom strikes out 9 in row, 1 New! 2021-04-17 19:13:08DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching the

US troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain New! 2021-04-17 19:12:00ISLAMABAD • The Biden administration's surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip

A's slug, pitch past Tigers 7-0 for 7th New! 2021-04-17 19:09:27OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson, Aramís García and Mark Canha each homered and the Oakland Athletics shut out the Detroit Tigers

South Dakota St. ends North Dakota St.’s 32-game New! 2021-04-17 19:02:18FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Mark Gronowski passed for 149 yards and ran for 126 yards to help South Dakota State beat North Dakota State 27-17 on Saturda

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Justices to Hear Mississippi Marijuana Initiative Arguments 2021-04-13 10:42:02JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that challenges the state initiative process

Experts: COVID-19 Vaccines Still Effective, Needed as U.K. 2021-04-12 14:10:04The COVID-19 variant designated as B117 is now the most common strain of the virus in parts the United States, almost two months after the Mississippi

2021 Virtual Art Party at the Museum, Mississippi 2021-04-12 14:04:34The Mississippi Museum of Art is preparing to host its 2021 virtual Art Party fundraiser on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. The virtual progra

Analysis: Mississippi Unlikely to Ease Its Election Laws 2021-04-12 12:24:33JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state

An Eye on Equity: Clinic for Uninsured Offering 2021-04-09 14:18:21Jackson Free Clinic is offering a COVID-19 vaccination to anyone interested for the three remaining Saturdays in April—10th, 17th, and 24th. The

Azia’s Picks 4-9-21 2021-04-09 14:11:20Good afternoon, my fellow Jacksonians! Today is finally Friday, and I’m sure it's been a long week for you all just as it’s been for me,

High Court Won't Block Mississippi School Disparity Lawsuit 2021-04-09 10:43:51JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave di

‘This Is Not an Entitlement Program’: Ballot Initiative 2021-04-08 14:06:56Hundreds of thousands of Mississippians could receive expanded Medicaid coverage from a newly created ballot initiative. Recently incorporated nonprof

JSU Truth Initiative Partnership, USM Virtual MLK Prayer 2021-04-08 12:36:38Jackson State University is one of 10 historically Black colleges and universities partnering with Truth Initiative, a national nonprofit dedicated to

10-Digit Phone Dialing Coming to Northern Mississippi 2021-04-08 11:04:43JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ten-digit dialing is coming to northern Mississippi this year. Customers in the 662 area code will have to start dialing

Lumumba Wins Mayoral Primary, Two Ward Seats Head 2021-04-07 14:02:09With 13,735 votes for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba in the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, he won the Democratic nomination and heads to the June 8 g

Mississippi Receiving $29.7M from CDC for Vaccinations 2021-04-07 10:41:13JACKSON, Miss, (AP) — Mississippi is receiving about $29.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support coronavirus va

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U.S. Oil And Gas Figures Point To Economic 2021-04-15 15:55:38A drain on commercial crude oil inventories suggests economic activity in the United States is recovering after last year’s pandemic slowdown, a

VIDEO Worth Watching: Dog Rescues Dog 2021-04-15 14:30:54A plucky Pomeranian that tumbled into a swimming pool was saved from drowning by the family’s Staffordshire bull terrier. The rescue was capture

Uganda Gives Akon Land For Cryptocurrency-Based City Amid 2021-04-15 13:46:00KAMPALA, Uganda, Many Ugandans have reacted angrily to plans by their government to offer Senegalese-American musician/actor Aliaune Damala Badara Thi

Virginia Gubernatorial Election May Further Bruise A Republican 2021-04-15 10:12:49It has now been more than a decade since a Republican won statewide office in its former Southern stronghold of Virginia. Gov. Bob F. McDonnell, who l

The Grate Escape: Dog Who Chased Rat Down 2021-04-15 09:38:11WEINBURG, Austria — A dog was rescued by Austrian firefighters after it stuck down a drain chasing a rat in the municipality of W

Phar-old Find: 3,000-Year-Old Lost City Unearthed In Egypt  2021-04-15 09:27:40LUXOR, Egypt — Archeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old city believed to be the largest ever find of the ancient Egyptians and one of

Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration Could Take Decades To 2021-04-15 09:25:03The April 15, 2019 fire that tore through Notre Dame de Paris was devastating — in artistic, religious and historic terms. The upper part of the

COVID-19 Deals Savage Blow To Family’s Hopes For 2021-04-15 09:10:00SEVILLE, Spain — The parents of a 10-year-old boy suffering from a rare disease have compared it to going through mourning as they “b

‘I just want my baby home’ says distraught 2021-04-15 00:06:49By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, Katie Wright, the mother of the 20-year-old African American man shot and killed by police a short dis

JSU student makes American Idol’s Top 12 2021-04-15 00:05:45By Edelia Dr. Jay Carthan , Contributing Writer,   Jackson State University’s student and member of the Sonic Boom of the South, made

Health Dept: Over half a million people fully 2021-04-08 14:27:57he state of Mississippi has now administered 1.32 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to residents, according to the state health department. As

Study Warns South Asia Will Be In Grip 2021-04-08 13:23:08PUNE, India — Heatwaves — sweltering weather accompanied by high humidity during summer — are increasing in the Indian subconti

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