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 2021-09-29 00:35 

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Reeves says they're 'talking about the next several weeks' as a potential for special session...

Still no special session called to get a medical marijuana program in place - but we have new details on what the state's leaders think about the proposal....

 2021-09-28 23:42 

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Drowning victim found with winning lottery ticket in his wallet...

An Ohio man never got the chance to cash in his winning lottery ticket....

 2021-09-28 23:34 

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Archie says county should expect a lawsuit if supervisors remove him as vice president...

Supervisors slated to vote on proposal Wednesday....

 2021-09-28 23:03 

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Texas man admits to 5 killings, felt compelled to sacrifice...

Authorities say a man has confessed to killing three people whose dismembered bodies were found in a burning dumpster in Texas, as well as his roommate and girlfriend, saying he felt compelled to sacrifice them....

 2021-09-28 22:38 

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Tuesday Night Weather Forecast...

Patchy fog is possible by morning with a few showers also, but no severe weather. Lows near 70. Unsettled weather continues Wednesday into Thursday with mostly cloudy skies, some breaks of sun, and spotty showers. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s ...

 2021-09-28 22:10 

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Pfizer vaccine for kids may not be available until November...

Leading public health experts and parents to expect the doses for children 5 to 11 years old to become available by late October. But instead of Halloween, it may fall until closer to Thanksgiving, according to a person familiar with the process....

 2021-09-28 21:51 

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Amazon unveils 'Jetsons'-like roaming robot for the home...

The robot uses cameras, sensors and artificial technology to avoid walls or dogs, and Amazon said Astro will only get smarter as time goes on....

 2021-09-28 20:40 

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Court denies Dylann Roof's request for new appellate hearing...

In 2017, Dylann Roof became the first person in the U.S. sentenced to death for a federal hate crime....

 2021-09-28 20:06 

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Figuring out best timing for flu and COVID shots...

As colder weather approaches, there's a fear that the flu could further burden hospitals already strained by COVID-19 patients....

 2021-09-28 19:42 

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Mannequin with breast pumps set by lawmaker's office amid Nebraska Capitol nursing room flap...

A mannequin with breast pumps was set up in protest over the Nebraska Capitol's nursing mothers room being used as office space. It was placed outside the office of State Sen. Dan Hughes, who leads the executive committee in charge of the changes....

 2021-09-28 19:34 

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One person airlifted to hospital after crash on U.S. 49 in Florence...

No word on the victim's condition....

 2021-09-28 19:08 

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More than 170 Novant Health employees fired for non-compliance with vaccination policy after suspension period...

On Monday, Novant Health officials confirmed that nearly 200 additional team members came into compliance over the suspension period, increasing the rate across Novant Health to over 99%....

 2021-09-28 18:49 

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Ice-skating center makes snow to grant dog's dying wish...

Maggie the dog enjoyed one last snow day....

 2021-09-28 18:37 

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Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in train derailment...

The three people who died when a train derailed in rural Montana over the weekend included a Georgia couple who were on a cross-country trip to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and 29-year-old Illinois man who was traveling to Oregon with his wife...

 2021-09-28 18:28 

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Family files lawsuit over deadly balloon crash in New Mexico...

The family of a passenger on a hot air balloon that crashed and killed five people in Albuquerque in June is suing the estate of the deceased pilot and the companies that operated the commercial balloon....

 2021-09-28 18:27 

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A perfect proposal: Couple gets engaged at charity fashion show...

Kelsi Dungan and Derek Medjesky have become the faces of the Dream Program and recently took part in its annual charity fashion show....

 2021-09-28 17:55 

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Police in Georgia shoot suspect in bow and arrow carjacking...

Police in Georgia say they shot and wounded a man suspected of using a bow and arrow to carjack a woman in Atlanta before crashing the stolen car and pointing the weapon at police....

 2021-09-28 17:52 

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John Lennon cassette tape fetches $58,240 at Danish auction...

The tape, recorded on Jan. 5, 1970, chiefly consists of Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, speaking about being in Denmark and world peace....

 2021-09-28 17:28 

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Prince Andrew acknowledges he faces US sex assault lawsuit...

In the lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre claims Prince Andrew abused her on multiple occasions in 2001 when she was under 18. His lawyer has called the allegations "baseless."...

 2021-09-28 17:19 

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Alan Jackson reveals nerve condition affecting his balance...

He said it was a genetic condition and its effects on his ability to walk have been getting more noticeable....

 2021-09-28 17:06 

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Rowing team helps save driver from submerged car...

No injuries were reported after the driver was rescued from the Charles River Monday night....

 2021-09-28 17:05 

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Proposed bill would require Wisconsin schools to teach cursive...

The legislation introduced in July would require the state superintendent to incorporate cursive writing into the academic standards for English language arts....

 2021-09-28 16:57 

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$24,000 raised for boy who wore mask in school picture...

Mason Peoples won hearts across the internet this month for obeying his mother's request to keep his mask on pretty much no matter what, even to the point of wearing it for his school picture....

 2021-09-28 16:25 

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Council claims mayor's 'abdication' of responsibility forced members to move on trash contract...

Mayor refused to act on Waste Management proposal days after receiving it....

 2021-09-28 16:19 

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Jackson chef goes head to head with Food Network's Bobby Flay...

Jackson's own Enrika Williams is ready, saying online, "We got action! Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. to Food Network to watch if I beat Bobby Flay or naw."...

 2021-09-28 15:48 

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Police sergeant's random act of kindness noticed by stranger...

Sergeant Terris Thomas worked for Jackson police eight years before serving to Byram, but Byram Chief David Errington said the officer has always put others before himself....

 2021-09-28 15:43 

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Simone Biles says she should've quit gymnastics team before Olympics...

She recently told New York Magazine she should have realized she was not mentally ready to compete....

 2021-09-28 15:27 

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Employer vaccine mandates convert some workers, but not all...

Some vaccine mandates seem to have converted hesitant workers, but employers are still dealing with holdouts....

 2021-09-28 15:24 

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North Carolina health care system terminates more than 100 employees for being unvaccinated against COVID-19...

A health care system in North Carolina has fired more than 100 employees for non-compliance with the system's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program....

 2021-09-28 15:23 

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Jackson mayor mum on whether he'll veto council's approval of temporary Waste Management contract...

Mayor says council's decision to hire Waste Management is unlawful....

 2021-09-28 15:22 

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One person dead after fatal shooting near Cox and McKinley Streets...

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon near Cox & McKinley Street, where a 31-year-old male was shot once in the shoulder and Teishun Norwood was shot once in the chest....

 2021-09-28 15:17 

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JPD searching for 22-year-old woman...

The Jackson Police Department is in search of 22-year-old Ashley Friday....

 2021-09-28 15:08 

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Move over green apple, lime Skittles are back...

Skittles announced this week that its infamous lime-flavored candy will return to the original packs kicking green apple to the side....

 2021-09-28 15:01 

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Study: Most Americans 'resigned' to COVID future...

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey published Tuesday, 79% of adults believe COVID will continue at a low level, like the flu, and we'll have to live with it for the foreseeable future....

 2021-09-28 14:57 

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Gabby Petito's family to speak; FBI leads search for Laundrie...

The FBI's search is "targeted based on intelligence" as they comb areas where they think Laundrie is most likely to be....

 2021-09-28 14:39 

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Pedestrian struck, killed by driver who had been shot...

No arrests have been made so far in connection with the shooting....

 2021-09-28 14:34 

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Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency...

Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered a full-throated defense of two calls he made to his Chinese counterpart, saying he was responding to "concerning intelligence" that China was worried about a U.S. attack....

 2021-09-28 14:25 

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WATCH: Tawana Andrew gets engaged...

She said YES!...

 2021-09-28 14:15 

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Yellen: Oct. 18 likely date when US debt measures exhausted...

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is telling Congress that the Treasury Department will likely exhaust all of its "extraordinary measures" to avoid an unprecedented default on the government's obligations by Oct. 18....

 2021-09-28 14:13 

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COVID-19 in Mississippi: 1,520 new cases reported Tues....

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise....

 2021-09-28 14:03 

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MGCCC football player remembered for his charm, big smile, and 'teddy bear personality'...

The MGCCC freshman from Meridian was killed in a car crash Sept. 24 while heading back to the Perkinston campus....

 2021-09-28 13:43 

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Smoking linked to higher risk of hospitalization, death from COVID-19...

A new study said cigarette smoking is linked with an 80% greater risk of hospitalization and a higher risk of death from COVID-19....

 2021-09-28 13:36 

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Treat yourself to a cold one, it's National Drink Beer Day...

It's a day to enjoy one of the world's oldest and most popular adult beverages and a well-known part of American history....

 2021-09-28 13:23 

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Overpass fire reveals that someone was living in California bridge...

The person who was apparently living inside the overpass even set up camp with an end table....

 2021-09-28 12:55 

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Legislative Black Caucus to hold medical marijuana hearing Tues....

The Legislative Black Caucus says the hearing will help to evaluate the legislation that has been crafted in the event of a special session....

 2021-09-28 12:54 

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College student brain dead from COVID-19 complications; doctors harvest his organs...

A student attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington is brain dead due to complications he suffered after contracting COVID-19 in mid-August. His family planned to take him off life support after doctors harvest his organs....

 2021-09-28 12:28 

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Pfizer submits data on children's COVID-19 vaccine...

Pfizer and BioNTech has announced it has submitted data on its COVID-19 vaccine's use in children 5-11 years of age to the Food and Drug Administration....

 2021-09-28 12:26 

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Maryland newspaper gunman who killed 5 to be sentenced...

A man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper more than three years ago is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history....

 2021-09-28 12:12 

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Hurricane Sam swirling over Atlantic with Category 4 winds...

Its maximum sustained winds rose again to 130 mph (215 kph), making it a Category 4 hurricane....

 2021-09-28 12:08 

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WLBT's things to know 9/28/21: Ridgeland business boom, toddler's death ruled homicide, and medical marijuana legislation...

If you missed a few of the most important headlines and need to play catch up, no worries. WLBT has gathered some of the top stories from our website to get you up to speed....

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