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Music industry pays R-E-S-P-E-C-T to late Aretha Franklin

Music industry pays R-E-S-P-E-C-T to late Aretha Franklin

The music industry is mourning the loss of the legendary Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday after several days on hospice care. ... Continue Reading
Jefferson Davis County wildfire completely contained

Jefferson Davis County wildfire completely contained

According to officials with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, a wildfire near the Jefferson Davis/ Simpson County line is now completely contained.  Mississippi Fire Commission officials said there is still black smoke in the area, but no people or buildings are damaged as a result of the wildfire.  Fourteen crew members from Jefferson Davis and Simpson Counties… ... Continue Reading

Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by doc

Federal officials will investigate Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Continue Reading
Former Spring Break promoter admits to cocaine conspiracy

Former Spring Break promoter admits to cocaine conspiracy

A former Spring Break event organizer from Jackson County has admitted to bringing cocaine into Mississippi over a two year period. ... Continue Reading
Former jail nurse asks court for third trial after manslaughter conviction

Former jail nurse asks court for third trial after manslaughter conviction

The nurse convicted in the death of a George County inmate is now asking the court to dismiss that verdict and give her a third trial.  ... Continue Reading
Overheated extension cord causes Jackson house fire

Overheated extension cord causes Jackson house fire

A north Jackson home caught fire early Thursday morning.  ... Continue Reading
Satanic Temple to protest monument on state capitol grounds

Satanic Temple to protest monument on state capitol grounds

Leaders with the Satanic Temple will hold a rally at the Arkansas State Capitol Wednesday over the 10 Commandments monument. ... Continue Reading
Missing Richland woman found safe

Missing Richland woman found safe

A missing woman has been found safe by Richland police. ... Continue Reading
Memphis Hustle host open tryouts for local players

Memphis Hustle host open tryouts for local players

The Memphis Hustle is looking for local players to fill out their roster. ... Continue Reading
Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016. ... Continue Reading
Crews work to restore power across Region 8

Crews work to restore power across Region 8

More than 600 homes lost power early Thursday morning after storms move through Craighead and Lawrence counties. ... Continue Reading
Bond set for parents charged with kidnapping their 19-month-old child

Bond set for parents charged with kidnapping their 19-month-old child

The missing child alert has been cancelled and the child's parents have been arrested after an endangered/missing child alert was issued for a 19-month-old child.  ... Continue Reading
Experts predict 3rd place finish for Tigers women's soccer in AAC

Experts predict 3rd place finish for Tigers women's soccer in AAC

The Memphis Tiger women's soccer team is poised for another strong run. ... Continue Reading
Penguins, a party, and giant tunnels: Progress continues on Gulfport aquarium

Penguins, a party, and giant tunnels: Progress continues on Gulfport aquarium

Piece by piece, the Mississippi Aquarium is coming together in Gulfport. ... Continue Reading
Madison Central heads to Brandon in our Game of the Week

Madison Central heads to Brandon in our Game of the Week

Madison Central travels to rival Brandon Friday night in our Game of the Week. ... Continue Reading
Body found near Fox Meadows landscaping company

Body found near Fox Meadows landscaping company

Memphis police are investigating after a body was found in Fox Meadows. ... Continue Reading
Cash Saver brings viable grocery store option back to South Memphis

Cash Saver brings viable grocery store option back to South Memphis

It's been a long 6 months for people in South Memphis, who were practically living in a food desert since Kroger moved out of the Southgate Shopping Center in February. ... Continue Reading
Main Street Paragould encourages all downtown business owners, employees to get vaccinated

Main Street Paragould encourages all downtown business owners, employees to get vaccinated

Main Street Paragould is encouraging all downtown business owners and employees to do the same. ... Continue Reading
Downtown restaurants seeing business increase in light of Hepatitis A scare

Downtown restaurants seeing business increase in light of Hepatitis A scare

After speaking to several local business owners, Jarrett said for some there has been no change and for others business has even increased. ... Continue Reading
Mentor, co-worker and friend celebrates 50 years at KAIT

Mentor, co-worker and friend celebrates 50 years at KAIT

Ronnie Weston isn’t in front of the camera much; but he is a huge part of everything we do. ... Continue Reading

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