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WALTHALL COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- A 23-year-old Monticello woman is dead Sunday, after her Jeep Cherokee slammed into a tree in Walthall County, just minutes before... [Read More]
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The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a flash flood warning for Forrest County in southeastern Mississippi Sunday. The warning lasts until 3:15 p.m.,... [Read More]
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WARREN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is heading to Warren County Sunday morning to check on citizens and survey flood damage, according to... [Read More]
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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- Jackson Police are investigating a shooting after an injured man arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle. As of Sunday at... [Read More]
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JACKSON, Miss (WJTV)– The Jackson Police Department has released the photo of a man suspected of committing armed robbery at a Walgreens on the 1400... [Read More]
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The PGA Championship is showcasing the John Deere Classic Tournament Sunday at 2 p.m.  The game may affect our WJTV 12's evening newscast. ... [Read More]
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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the parking lot of the Mississippi Fairgrounds Friday night, following the 17th annual Mississippi Black Rodeo, according... [Read More]
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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- People in Jackson spent Saturday getting ready for the possibility of wide-spread flooding and through out the day, more than 2,000 free sandbags were distributed by the City of Jackson at the municipal facility.  One person said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, when it comes to possible flooding. Free sandbags will be available Sunday... [Read More]
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PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- Early Sunday morning, a man was found dead in Pike County on Highway 51, after his 2007 Cadillac Escalade "left the... [Read More]
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There have been a lot of showers in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday morning.  Conditions, compared to the original forecast, are not so bad, which was estimated to be 10-to-20 inches of rain to fall in Baton Rouge. There are no major flooding issues in Baton Rouge.  Hurricane... [Read More]
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Rain is still coming down in southwest Mississippi Sunday morning, but fortunately 10-to-15 inches of rainfall did not come through southwestern part of the state. Crews remain on standby for severe conditions and have been doing so for a couple of days. Rescue crews came as far as Oxford and Desoto County in Mississippi.  Rainfall in Pike County is switching between heavier and lighter... [Read More]
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For the first time in history, officials in New Orleans say they must close every single one of their flood gates, as water is swallowing... [Read More]
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People in Warren County are racing to grocery stores to stock up on food staples like bread and water, as six inches of rain is... [Read More]
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Jackson Police say a man on a motorcycle died Friday night, when he crashed into someone's home. Officers are investigating a fatal, single-vehicle accident and... [Read More]
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On Saturday, the Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) addressed the state of the algae combined with Hurricane Barry. In a press release, the director... [Read More]
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If you're tracking the looming hurricane weather in your area, send us your video and photographs, along with the location and time they were taken,... [Read More]
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This year's Blue Bell ice cream safari, set for this weekend, has been rescheduled for August 3 because of the severe weather steadily approaching. The safari take place at the Jackson Zoo.  Those who attend will be able to try different flavors of ice creams from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Be sure to stop by WJTV 12's table, where our flavor is cotton top candy. [Read More]
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State leaders in Purvis Miss. are urging people to stay indoors and get out of the areas to flood, before severe weather from Hurricane Barry hits.  The Pinebelt is expecting heavy rain through the weekend and state and local leaders are urging people to be weather aware.  State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said "the real thing that people need to be aware of is this- you know if you're going to get rain in a low area; get out and stay out." "Don't try to stay,"... [Read More]
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Tropical storm Barry is upgraded to a hurricane, as of Saturday around 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Barry is making its way... [Read More]
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Tropical Storm Barry hasn't completely made its way in yet, as of early Saturday morning, but parts of the New Orleans are already underwater.Correspondent Keith Monahan was live in New Orleans and says  people are bracing for Barry."Residents throughout the New Orleans area are preparing for what could be significant flooding, both from excessive rain and the rising Mississippi River," Monahan said."Mayor Latoya Cantrell has told residents the city's huge storm water pumping stations may not be able to pump their way out of this, as rainfall amounts of up to 12 inches or more are likely."The Army Corps of Engineers is reportedly "confident the levees will... [Read More]
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