JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – If you missed some of the most important titles and need to catch up, no worries. WLBT has collected some of the best stories from our website to bring you up to date.
1. JPD: Capitol Police Investigate Fondren’s Murder, but Agency Says Otherwise
A jurisdictional debate between law enforcement leaves Jackson’s latest homicide unanswered over who will take the lead, with JPD telling the public he’s simply assisting Capitol Police in their investigation. The hubbub comes as Capitol police took the lead in a downtown shooting hours earlier Tuesday, the first time the agency has done so in six months since Governor Tate Reeves announced a public safety initiative involving the agency. Surveillance video from JPD’s Real Time Command Center shows the aftermath of the shooting at Capitol and Lamar streets, showing one of the injured people fleeing the scene. Read the full story here.
2. Couple build new Waveland home from shipping containers
In approximately 30 days, the first home built in Waveland using shipping containers will be ready to move into. Anita and Paul Johnson create an innovative space for their son who returns home to the coast from Arizona. “I think it brings a modern touch to the area,” Paul told WLOX. The concept is becoming increasingly popular in the West, but it’s a new trend in Mississippi. Read the full story here.
3. A 20-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger seat of a car.
The Vicksburg Police Department is investigating a fatal nighttime shooting. It happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday on rue Nationale. The Vicksburg Daily News reports that a 20-year-old man was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when he was shot multiple times. He died shortly after an ambulance arrived. Police have not released any details about a possible suspect or motive.
4. Ridgeland man sentenced to 20 years for possession of child exploitation material
A Ridgeland man will serve 20 years in prison. Robert Cox was convicted of possession of child exploitation material. Cox was already a registered sex offender for prior convictions for child exploitation and sexual abuse, according to the state attorney general’s office. Investigators found more than a thousand child sexual abuse images and videos in the case.
5. Jackson Man Challenges State Laws to Open a Home Health Care Business
A 40-year-old law in Mississippi is being challenged by Jackson man Charles “Butch” Slaughter. He wants to open a home care business. “I would like to open a home health agency because it would allow me to expand my reach and respond more effectively to people’s needs,” Slaughter said. But that dream is stopped right now. Slaughter thinks the state is in dire need of more home health businesses, but said a decades-old moratorium is currently underway.
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