Jackson police officer injured after crash on I-220

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – November is National Diabetes Month, and health officials are asking Mississippians to get tested. According to reports, Mississippi has the highest rate of diabetes in the country.
“We have some high-risk groups. Our Native American, Black, African American, Latino and Hispanic ethnic groups are all more likely to have type two diabetes. I mean let’s face it, we all love the Southern food and Southern cuisine, but sometimes it may not be the healthiest for us,” said Associate Director of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Irene McClain. […]


Metrocenter Mall now owned by State of Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Metrocenter Mall in Jackson in now owned by the State of Mississippi, according to court documents.

Emily Sanders used to own the mall. The court documents stated that Sanders owed $99,000 in taxes.

Metrocenter Mall leaders respond to vendor complaints

Former vendors at the Metrocenter Mall said Sanders failed to pay them for months.

“It seems like I’m never going to see that, and I have made peace with that,” said Dr. William Grigsby, the former Senior VPS for Metrocenter Mall.

Sanders could reclaim ownership of the mall if she is able to make the repayments she owes in a certain amount of time.

WJTV 12 News has reached out to Sanders. As of Friday afternoon, she has commented. […]


Missing Child Alert issued for 16-year-old Natchez boy

ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office issued a Missing Child Alert for a 16-year-old Natchez boy.

Missing: Daffany Tullos last seen in Jackson in 1988

Investigators said Javari M. Blanton was last seen on Monday, November 8 before school in Vidalia, Louisiana. They said he has not returned to his Natchez home. Blanton was last seen in a white Nissan Altima and was traveling in an unknown direction.

If you know where Blanton is located, contact the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 601-442-2752 or investigator Carla Dunn at 601-492-9830. […]


Veterans Day celebration held at Old Trace Park

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – A fireworks show honoring military veterans kicked off at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.

At the event, the Barnett Reservoir Foundation and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District honored veteran heroes. Many in attendance showed appreciation for those who served.

“My uncle was in the Armed Forces. He’s 84 years old. I knew what he did for our country so I always come to something like this,” said Dina Thomas.

“A long family history of veterans, we just really appreciate everything they’ve done to give us the freedom we have,” said Kona Ice Operations manager Robert Mitchell.

The free event featured live music, food and fireworks provided through the foundation’s reservoir life campaign.

This is the second annual Veterans Day celebration at Old Trace Park. […]