• Sports Zone Special: USM hosts Super Regional

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The NCAA Super Regionals are returning to Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field for the second time in program history. The NCAA announced Tuesday, June 6, that Southern Miss (45-18) will play host to Tennessee (41-19) in the 2023 NCAA Hattiesburg Super Regional. Both teams are appearing in the Super Regionals for []

  • Pisgah students honor life of Keigan Norwood by painting rocks

    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - Pisgah Elementary School students and others in the community celebrated the life of Keigan Norwood on Thursday. Norwood, 6, died at Children’s of Mississippi in Jackson on Tuesday, May 30 after he was injured in an ATV accident. The accident happened on Sunday, May 28. Myleigh Lou Dittus, 10, was also injured in []

  • Election officials say Mississippi has safeguards against illegal voting

    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - States across the country, including all of Mississippi's bordering states, have left the commonly used nonprofit, nonpartisan election data system known as ERIC. However, 29 states, including the District of Columbia, use the Electronic Registration Information Center to maintain accurate voter rolls, detect illegal voting and boost voter registration. States that []

  • Presley gets Mississippi Democratic nod for governor without party primary, after court ruling

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Utility regulator Brandon Presley is now uncontested for the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor this year after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that another Democratic candidate waited too long to challenge being kept off the ballot. Presley is trying to block Republican Gov. Tate Reeves from winning a second term []

  • Hattiesburg man wins $1.5 million jackpot

    JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) - A Hattiesburg man won a $1.5 million jackpot at a Mississippi casino. Officials with Bok Homa Casino said Lawrence E. won the jackpot while playing the Monopoly Money slot machine on Wednesday, June 7. "Congratulations to Lawrence E. on his big win!" the casino said in a statement.

  • Millions in PPP fraud judgments recovered in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Mississippi announced a civil investigation against fraud involving the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This follows the office recovering millions of dollars in more than 150 False Claims Act cases. According to U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner, the office has the most fraud cases involving PPP []

  • Joran van der Sloot arrives in Birmingham to face wire fraud, extortion charges involving Natalee Holloway’s family

    A man charged with extorting the family of a missing 18-year-old student whose disappearance many believe he was involved in is now in Alabama.

  • ‘I loved Vicky’: Casey White sentenced to life in prison

    "I feel like the most hated man in the world. I loved Vicky and I wouldn't drag her name through the mud for anyone in this courtroom," Casey said. "Vicky took me out because she said, 'right was right. Wrong is wrong.' First person to show me affection. First person to give me a hug in six years."

  • Starkville man sentenced for drug trafficking operation

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) - A Starkville man was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and money laundering. Terrance Chandler, 44, pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance and []

  • Report: Mississippi universities spend millions of DEI initiatives

    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - State Auditor Shad White (R-Miss.) said a new report shows how much public universities are spending on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. “I have real concerns about what DEI staff may be teaching or doing at our taxpayer-funded universities,” said White. “For example, during the Trump Administration, President Trump shut []

  • One airlifted after Attala County school bus crash

    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - One person was injured during a three-vehicle crash in Attala County, which involved a school bus. Breezy News reported the crash happened on Highway 35 South near the Attala/Leake County line just after 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8. According to authorities, an unloaded school bus, a passenger vehicle and []

  • Florida man contracts flesh-eating bacteria after being bitten by person at family function

    A man from Tampa Bay, Florida, has survived an infection of flesh-eating bacteria that began killing the tissue in his leg.