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  • Cooling plan released for La. death row

    February 17, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state corrections department says the only way it can lower heat levels on Louisiana's death row to a federal judge's requirements is by installing air conditioning. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ruled in December that death row gets so hot it violates U.S. constitutional protections... more »
  • Cosmetic injection death

    January 31, 2014 7:53 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- A woman testified she was only trying to help Karima Gordon when she arranged illegal silicon buttocks injections that led to Gordon's death. But a jury didn't believe her and she was found guilty of manslaughter. Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebblez Da Model, was originally charged... more »
  • Police ID man found shot in ditch Play Video

    November 22, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man who they said was shot to death and found in a canal in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Investigators said Kenneth Barton, 35, of Jackson, La. was shot during a break-in at a home on Cedar Avenue. A neighbor who... more »
  • Mississippi tries to return to NCAA tournament

    November 1, 2013 8:52 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's Marshall Henderson will eventually be back to help the Rebels try to make the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. It's unclear if he'll have enough help around him to make that a reality. The Rebels are coming off one of the most successful seasons in... more »
  • Second arrest made in AC burglary

    October 15, 2013 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested a second man in connection with a burglary of Acme Refrigeration. Wayne Watson was arrested in Port Arthur, Texas after BRPD issued a warrant for him last week. Watson will be extradited to Baton Rouge and booked into East Baton... more »
  • Former legislator pleads guilty to tax fraud

    October 10, 2013 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former state representative has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court today. Former state Rep. Girod Jackson entered his plea on three tax fraud accounts in U.S. District Court in New Orelans. Jackson resigned from the Lousiana Legislature in August after being charged with... more »
  • Judge: inmate's rights were violated, calls for release

    October 1, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal district judge decided a convicted killer should be freed from his sentence, citing issues with how the man was indicted a number of years ago. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said the rights of Herman Wallace were violated because there were no women on the jury... more »
  • Decatur man fined for shooting bald eagle

    September 10, 2013 10:05 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A Decatur, Miss., man has been fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to shooting a protected bald eagle in 2012. The U.S. Attorney's Office says in a news release that 21-year-old Marcus Tyler Cochran was sentenced Sept. 4 in federal court in Jackson. Prosecutors say Cochran shot the bald... more »
  • Third gator record in a week set at 741.5 pounds

    September 9, 2013 9:07 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's record for the heaviest alligator has fallen again with the catch of a 741.5-pounder in the backwater of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson on Sunday morning. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it also tied the record for longest alligator at 13-feet, 6.5-inches. Jimmy Greer of Canton, Dalco... more »
  • Officials to discuss Miss. as storage place for nuclear fuel

    August 24, 2013 1:05 PM

    JACKSON - A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet Monday at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they'll have a closed-door meeting at the Old... more »
  • Ex-wife says Jackson wasn't doctor shopping

    August 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Michael Jackson's ex-wife has testified that she did not see any signs that the entertainer was shopping for doctors during the nearly 20 years she was close to him. Debbie Rowe also told a jury on Thursday that Jackson's frequent medical visits were tied to legitimate procedures. Rowe... more »
  • More warrants issued in "Operation: No Show"

    July 10, 2013 11:43 AM

    ASCENSION - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced more warrants issued in an ongoing effort to deal with people who miss court dates called "Operation: No Show". Deputies said the following people ignored their court date, leading to a bench warrant being issued by the court for failure to... more »
  • St. Tammany man arrested for rape of 13-year-old girl

    July 10, 2013 11:29 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell area man was arrested for rape this morning by the U.S. Marshals service in Jackson, Mississippi, following a report of a 13 year old girl in St. Tammany Parish. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office received a call Monday morning from a woman... more »
  • Bregman: I'm playing Saturday

    May 31, 2013 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will apparently be playing in tomorrow's baseball game. Bregman was taken to an area hospital after a collision with left fielder Raph Rhymes during Friday's game against Jackson State at Alex Box Stadium. He needed to be checked for possible fractures to bones... more »
  • MDWFP finalizes 2013 alligator season

    May 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will issue 920 lottery-based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 alligator season. The 10-day season runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. A private lands season is also available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 28... more »
  • Trial date reset in fatal buttocks injection case

    April 8, 2013 8:52 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has received a new trial date. The Hinds County Circuit Court administrator's office says the trial of Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, is set now tentatively set... more »
  • Murder suspect shot officer, then himself

    April 5, 2013 11:38 AM

    JACKSON - State police in Mississippi say a murder suspect shot a Jackson police detective and then shot himself at police headquarters. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday that Jeremy Powell shot Detective Eric Smith before killing himself, in the first official description of how the men... more »
  • Committee votes to block gun information

    February 26, 2013 11:28 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi Senate committee approved a bill that would make it difficult to get information on weapon permits, including concealed carry permits. The bill would exclude the permit information from the state public records act. A court order would be required to obtain the data. A representative... more »
  • Work-release inmated wanted after leaving job Play Video

    February 19, 2013 5:32 PM

    JACKSON - The search continued today for a work-release inmate who walked away from his job Monday. Investigators said Frankie New, 40, left his job at Elam's Auto Service and Body Shop on Highway 10. He was last seen around 8 a.m. Monday. This is the second time... more »
  • Jesus portrait called students' right

    February 13, 2013 7:46 PM

    The small southern Ohio city of Jackson stuck to its guns about a portrait of Jesus that hangs on the wall of a public middle school. The school board says the portrait stays despite a federal lawsuit that says the picture is unconstitutional. It was a gift from students in... more »
  • $17.8M in Katrina grants include Jackson Barracks

    January 17, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana is getting $10.5 million to continue Hurricane Katrina repairs at Jackson Barracks, a National Guard installation in New Orleans. The grant is among three totaling $17.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond said Thursday the city of... more »
  • 6th Miss. man pleads guilty in attacks on blacks

    January 3, 2013 12:47 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A sixth man has pleaded guilty in connection with racially motivated attacks by young whites against blacks in Jackson. Joseph Paul Dominick, 21, of Brandon pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit a hate crime. He faces up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Carlton... more »
  • School safety, training under review by state

    January 2, 2013 3:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Education is reviewing its safety policies and training requirements. December's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has put spotlight on those issues. Shane McNeil, director of safe and orderly schools, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the state department is in the process of... more »
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

    November 21, 2012 1:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says he has received letter of resignation from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday the Speaker's office received a letter of resignation from Jackson. Boehner's office did not immediately comment beyond acknowledging they'd received the letter. Jackson... more »
  • NTSB heads to house where small plane crashed

    November 14, 2012 7:15 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - National Transportation Safety Board investigators headed to Jackson, Miss., early Wednesday to inspect the wreckage at a house where a small plane crashed, killing the three people aboard the plane and igniting a huge fire. Terry Williams, with the NTSB in Washington, said investigators would meet... more »
  • Plane crashes in Jackson, Miss., neighborhood

    November 13, 2012 6:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed into a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, near an airport. A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home Tuesday evening with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Home celebrates 30 years Play Video

    November 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    JACKSON - The Louisiana Veterans Home celebrated 30 years of service to American heroes with aservice to honor the security of the country, and recall the meaning of service for all Americans. WWII veteran Ranger Daniel Farley fought at Normandy. He landed with 73 enlisted men and three officers.... more »
  • JSU security guard shot to death

    September 22, 2012 4:30 PM

    JACKSON - A Jackson State University security guard was found dead in a city street on Saturday morning. WLBT-TV reports that 27-year-old Joseph Welch was shot five times, according to officials. Jackson police say Welch failed to show up for work at 10 p.m. Friday night. "We got a shots... more »
  • 24K without power as Isaac swipes Mississippi

    August 29, 2012 12:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Utility companies say more than 24,000 south Mississippi homes have lost power as Hurricane Isaac moves through the northern Gulf of Mexico. Most of the outages Wednesday are in areas of the three coastal counties of Jackson, Harrison and Hancock. The Electric Power Associations of Mississippi reported 15,300... more »
  • Miss. church apologizes for barring black marriage

    August 6, 2012 12:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A predominantly white Mississippi church has apologized for its refusal to allow a black couple to marry in its sanctuary, though the couple says they knew nothing of the apology until a reporter called. The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs posted the apology on its website Sunday.... more »
  • Baptist bodies call on church to reject racism

    July 30, 2012 1:49 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Southern Baptist bodies are calling on a Mississippi church that blocked a black couple from getting married under its roof to reject racism. Leaders of the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that preventing Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson from marrying at First Baptist... more »
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson treated for 'mood disorder'

    July 12, 2012 7:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - A statement from Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office says the Chicago Democrat is receiving "intensive medical treatment" for a "mood disorder." The statement Wednesday gives no details about his location and comes a month after Jackson went on medical leave. The statement says Jackson is at... more »
  • Judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law

    July 11, 2012 3:03 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal judge is continuing to block a new anti-abortion law in Mississippi. If the law were allowed to take effect, it could shut down the state's only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for a woman to get an abortion in Mississippi. The U.S. Supreme... more »
  • Miss. officials report 1st West Nile cases of 2012

    July 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    JACKSON - The Mississippi Health Department is reporting two human cases of West Nile virus, the first confirmed cases in the state for 2012. The cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year. The Health Department also has... more »
  • Court bars mandatory life without parole for kids

    June 26, 2012 3:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Fifty-six inmates sentenced when they were 18 or younger are serving capital murder sentences in which there is no parole, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The U.S. Supreme Court threw out mandatory life in prison without parole for juveniles. The ruling continued its trend of holding... more »
  • Jackson schools agree to stop handcuffing students

    May 25, 2012 12:28 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson public schools will no longer handcuff students to fixed objects and will train staff at its alternative school in better disciplinary methods. Mississippi's second-largest school district made the agreement Friday in a settlement with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which had sued over the practice of... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly Miss. highway shootings

    May 18, 2012 8:48 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A suspect in two deadly highway shootings in Mississippi is behind bars. Authorities say 28-year-old James Willie will be charged with capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and rape. Earlier this month, two people were found dead either in or near their cars along two highways. Police say... more »
  • Pepsi resurrects Michael Jackson ad campaign

    May 3, 2012 10:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Pepsi is teaming up again with the late pop rock star Michael Jackson. The company has reached a deal with the singer's estate to use his image for a new global marketing push. It'll vary from country to country, but there will be a TV... more »
  • Body found at Jackson park

    April 9, 2012 8:54 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson police say a body found near Butts Park may be that of a man missing since April 1. Spokeswoman Colendula Green tells The Clarion-Ledger the body appeared to have been there for several days. Green said a person walking the grounds found the body around 4:10... more »
  • Miss. inmate asks US Sup Court to block execution

    March 15, 2012 1:40 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi death row inmate has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Tuesday's execution based on the argument that his lawyers didn't do a good job and prosecutors discriminated during jury selection. Larry Matthew Puckett is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 1995 sexual... more »
  • Jackson choreographer dances with N.O. kids

    February 13, 2012 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Choreographer Travis Payne has created dance moves for some of the biggest names in entertainment - Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Usher, Lady Gaga and Madonna. On Monday, Payne is taking his dance moves from the stage to the community when he guides New Orleans kids through a routine... more »
  • Ex-governor's pardons go before Miss. high court

    February 9, 2012 8:54 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over whether ex-Gov. Haley Barbour legally pardoned 10 current and former inmates. Among the inmates are four convicted murderers who served as trusties at the Governor's Mansion while Barbour was in office. The Supreme Court is not expected to... more »
  • Marine from Mississippi dies in Afghanistan

    February 2, 2012 8:43 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Defense Department says a Marine from Greenville, Miss., has died in Afghanistan. In a news release Thursday, the Defense Department says Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., died Feb. 1 while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan. He was 22. The... more »
  • Highway back open after crude oil tanker overturned

    November 28, 2011 8:17 AM

    JACKSON - State Police reported no oil spilled and roads are back open after a tanker truck carrying crude overturned this morning in East Feliciana Parish. The wreck shut down La. 432 for eleven hours while another truck was brought in to off-load the oil. News 2's Stephanie... more »
  • Watch the Conrad Murray verdict read live

    November 7, 2011 2:44 PM

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  • Wreck on LA 64 kills Jackson woman

    October 27, 2011 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 64 east of US 61 Thursday morning that killed a Jackson, La. woman. Melinda Messer, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which happened around 7 a.m. Police say Messer ran off... more »
  • Jackson Parish firefighter dies in the line of duty

    September 5, 2011 2:06 PM

    Weston LA- A volunteer firefighter with the Jackson Parish Ward Four Fire Protection District responding to an emergency medical call, has died after being involved in a car crash. Firefighter Christopher Peterson (22 years of age) was operating the department's brush truck and responded to the call for help.... more »
  • Daycare license revoked; is yours safe?

    August 31, 2011 6:21 PM

    JACKSON-- Jumpstart Daycare and Preschool's license was revoked Tuesday, after the Department of Children and Family Services says its owner broke the laws over and over again during an 18 month period. Workers did not do fire drills with children, they were not CPR certified, and even worse said... more »
  • Officers told not to arrest mental patients

    August 19, 2011 6:29 PM

    JACKSON - Marshals in Jackson are trying to figure out how to handle arrests on the grounds of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, after an arrest for attempted rape. Joseph Picou, 52, was arrested Wednesday for attempted forcible rape after officers said he tried to rape a nurse at... more »
  • Oil spill fund wants Miss. case in federal court

    August 15, 2011 5:18 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund wants a federal court to preside over a Mississippi lawsuit, instead of the state court where the suit was filed. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has said Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg isn't properly handling the fund for... more »
  • Escaped Dixon inmate caught in East Feliciana

    July 20, 2011 2:34 AM

    JACKSON- Officials have apprehended an inmate that escaped from Dixon Correctional Institute Tuesday evening. Jeremiah Benoit was caught by authorities just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday crossing Highway 68 in East Feliciana Parish. He escaped from Dixon Correctional Institute around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Benoit was serving time for kidnapping,... more »
  • Judge: $5,000 bond for teen accused of hate crime

    July 18, 2011 11:04 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A judge has set a $5,000 bond for a teenager charged in the death of a man who was run over by a pickup truck in Jackson. Police had charged 18-year-olds Deryl Dedmon and John Aaron Rice of Brandon with murder in the death of James... more »
  • Colleague says slain priest traveled with gun

    July 13, 2011 5:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A colleague of the Catholic priest who police say was killed with his own pistol says the slain man traveled with the gun for protection and kept it in the bedroom of the Mississippi beach house where he was shot. The Reverend Cayet Mangiaracina says the... more »
  • Rape suspect arrested after fleeing to Miss.

    July 11, 2011 3:10 AM

    JACKSON- A man accused of raping a teen-aged girl then fleeing to Brookhaven, Miss. has been arrested. A police sting led to the arrest of David R. Sanders, 34. Police say the suspect lured a 15-year-old girl to his house, raped her then fled to Brookhaven, Miss. on... more »
  • Judge won't let Sierra Club join oil spill lawsuit

    June 28, 2011 3:42 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal magistrate judge won't allow the Sierra Club to join a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against BP and other companies over last year's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judge Sally Shushan says in her order Tuesday that the environmental group can file... more »
  • Beauregard Town murder suspect in court

    April 13, 2011 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man accused of killing a mother and shooting her daughter in her Beauregard Town home last year appeared in court for a motions hearing today. Prosecutors turned over 50 reports to defense attorneys along with 30 DVDs as part of the discovery hearing. Recorded conversations between Aramis... more »
  • Dispute heats up over BP's $20B oil spill fund

    April 13, 2011 1:51 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund says Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood could undermine the claims process by urging a court to intervene and by making allegations that border on defamation. Hood called those statements, made Tuesday in a court filing in Louisiana,... more »
  • 2 La. fugitives caught in Memphis briefly in court

    March 15, 2011 12:35 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured in Memphis after evading authorities for 10 days have made a brief court appearance. The men, 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth, are being held in Memphis on a federal escape charge. They also face charges... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties steal county vehicle in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 3:31 PM

    JACKSON, Tenn. - Two escaped trusties from Louisiana were spotted after stealing a county vehicle in Jackson, according to authorities. According to the Madison County Sheriff's office, Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce hijacked a parks and recreation vehicle and tied up a county worker in Jackson. Sheriff David... more »
  • Miss. authorities say teen beaten, branded

    March 4, 2011 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was beaten and branded with hot metal for bumping into a 12-year-old girl at an underage drinking party in Mississippi and four people, ranging in age from 12 to 46, have been charged in the case. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billie Sollie... more »
  • Don't Mess with the Tax Man

    February 4, 2011 7:40 PM

    A woman in Mississippi admits she tried to bribe an IRS employee in an attempt to lower her federal taxes. Sixty-three year old Rene Coleman of Jackson tried to pay the employee $2,000 cash to reduce how much she owed after she was audited. The IRS worker told her supervisor... more »
  • Bedingfield, Tito Jackson headline Family Gras

    February 1, 2011 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration in suburban Metairie will feature performances by British pop star Natasha Bedingfield, country star Darryl Worley and Tito Jackson, a member of the famous Jackson Family and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Times-Picayune reports that Jefferson Parish is bringing Family... more »
  • LSP: Houma man dies in three-car wreck

    January 24, 2011 7:33 PM

    TERREBONNE – A three-vehicle crash in Terrebonne Parish killed a Houma man Monday afternoon, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers said 51-year-old Herbert Jackson died from his injuries, and was not wearing his seat belt when the wreck happened. Investigators said Jackson was driving his pickup north on LA 24... more »
  • MDEQ begins bird habitat restoration project

    December 17, 2010 4:57 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says it has launched a restoration project to provide about 2,500 acres of enhanced wetlands habitat for shorebirds, wading birds and waterfowl. The agency says the project has been expedited in the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf... more »
  • Pet shelter opens in La. prison

    December 15, 2010 7:33 AM

    JACKSON, La.- East Feliciana Parish finally has a public-supported animal shelter and adoption center for the care of unwanted cats and dogs roaming the parish. And the state now has another facility to temporarily shelter pets that could be displaced because of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Jackson in Engler murder

    December 9, 2010 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury in Baton Rouge has indicted 21-year-old Aramis Jackson in the shootings of a woman and her daughter in Beauregard Town. The District Attorney's office will seek the death penalty for Aramis Jackson, who is accused of first degree murder and attempted first degree... more »
  • Immunity sought in Hinds suit

    November 28, 2010 9:56 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi judge is asking a federal appeals court to restore his immunity from being sued over claims that he knowingly made false claims to authorities. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled arguments for Dec. 6 in New Orleans on the appeal filed by Hinds... more »
  • School where pistol found searched

    November 18, 2010 5:20 AM

    JACKSON - Law officers from several parishes have searched East Feliciana High School in Jackson where a student was arrested last week with a pistol. Sheriff's deputies said Wednesday's search turned up only a small amount of marijuana in a student's car. The student was booked with possessing the drug... more »
  • East Feliciana High fight leads to more security

    October 28, 2010 10:22 AM

    JACKSON - Authorities stepped up security this morning at East Feliciana High School. It's in response to a fight yesterday involving an undetermined number of students. Jackson Marshal Fred Allen tells News 2 four students were arrested for disturbing the peace. He says the fight stemmed from boyfriend-girlfriend issues between... more »
  • Body found in Tennessee near Louisiana car

    October 25, 2010 11:41 AM

    A body found at the Jackson, Tennessee, city limits is believed to be that of a Louisiana man. The remains were discovered Sunday afternoon, lying on the ground in a rural area. Nearby was a red Honda with Louisiana license plates. The Jackson Sun quoted a news release... more »
  • Man arrested, pepper-sprayed after BR foot chase

    October 22, 2010 12:20 PM

    Louisiana State Police said a "stupid mistake" on a suspect's part led to him facing a much-larger list of charges. 27-year-old Randy L. Jackson was arrested in Baton Rouge around 9:30 a.m. after troopers pulled over a vehicle he was in, and said he took off on foot as... more »
  • U.S. Marshals talk about hunt for accused killer

    September 29, 2010 10:40 PM

    From start to finish, it took U.S. Marshals less than 24 hours to track down accused killer Aramis Jackson, and tonight, they're talking about it. Jackson is charged with shooting Alexandra Engler and her 9-year-old daughter Ariana in their home on Beauregard Street. Marshals traced Jackson to a... more »
  • Grandmother calls accused murderer a 'thug'

    September 28, 2010 6:19 PM

    The grandmother of a man accused of murdering a mother execution style inside her home told News 2 she wouldn't allow him inside her home. "He is not allowed here," said Linda Thomas. "He broke into my house and stole my son's A-K 47." Although investigators have not... more »
  • St. Helena officials tour East Feliciana schools

    September 22, 2010 7:32 PM

    School leaders in St. Helena Parish aren't cutting it, according to Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek. "I think that school board has been about as dysfunctional as it could be," said Pastorek about the system with the lowest test scores in the state. That's why Pastorek... more »
  • Jackson man assaulted by officer gets $64,000

    September 11, 2010 11:48 AM

    A federal jury has awarded $64,000 to a Jackson man who accused three city detention officers of standing by and allowing another officer to attack him in 2005. The jury on Friday ordered the money paid to 30-year-old Maryland Singleton, who said he suffered a fractured cheekbone, a broken jaw,... more »
  • Gas prices up about 4 cents in 3-week span

    August 16, 2010 8:59 AM

    A new survey found the average price of regular gasoline in the United States has gone up 3.86 cents in the last three weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices said the price of a gallon of regular rose to $2.77. Analyst Trilby Lundberg said the average price... more »
  • Gas prices drop nearly 4 cents in 2 weeks

    July 12, 2010 9:15 AM

    The average price of regular gasoline in the United States has dropped 3.88 cents over a two-week period to $2.73. Analyst Trilby Lundberg said the average price for a gallon of mid-grade was $2.87. Premium was at $2.98. Jackson, Miss. had the lowest average price among cities surveyed... more »
  • School budget cuts 63 positions

    June 23, 2010 7:02 AM

    The East Feliciana Parish School Board has approved scaled-down budgets and a reduction in employees because of consolidated schools. Last week a judge approved combining the Clinton and Jackson high school student bodies in Jackson and the two middle schools' students in Clinton. About 63 positions will be eliminated and... more »
  • Gas prices drop more than 11 cents in 2 weeks

    June 14, 2010 9:18 AM

    The average price of regular gasoline in the United States has dropped more than 11 cents over a three-week period to $2.72. That's according the national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday. Analysts said Jackson, Miss., had the lowest average price among cities surveyed at $2.43 a... more »
  • Somber memorial held for oil rig explosion victims

    May 25, 2010 3:13 PM

    Eleven men who died in the offshore rig explosion that triggered the Gulf oil spill are being honored at a somber memorial service with tributes from country music stars and drilling company executives. Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, organized the event, held under tight security at... more »
  • Memorial for oil workers

    May 25, 2010 7:17 AM

    The 11 workers who were killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded will be remembered in a memorial service this afternoon in Jackson, Miss. The explosion triggered a massive leak that's been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month. BP's attempts to stop the leak... more »
  • Town worries about layoffs at state psychiatric hospitals

    May 5, 2010 10:24 PM

    The town of Jackson is worried about the future of one of its oldest residents. Layoffs and privatization are coming to the East Louisiana Psychiatric Hospital. People in the town say that will affect homes and businesses too. While there is fear about the future, people say there is... more »
  • DHH confirms mental health hospital layoff numbers

    May 4, 2010 6:27 PM

    News 2 has confirmed with DHH the number of layoffs. They are as follows: 1.) Eastern Louisiana Mental Health Hospital (Jackson, La.) 152 open positions not being filled, estimated 75 to 100 layoffs 2.) Southeastern Louisiana Mental Health Hospital (Mandeville) 28 open positions eliminated, est. 9 layoffs ... more »

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