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Suicide and addiction-related deaths on the rise in Mississippi, mental health expert says people need better access to treatment

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Thursday is the very first Mental Health Action Day, a time meant to focus on raising awareness of the various...

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is recommending a 'pause' in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous...

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith congratulates first female official for Super Bowl LV

MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) - A Mississippi native will play a special role in this year's Super Bowl. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith took the senate floor this week...

Most of Mississippi’s Congressional delegation voted to object to Electoral College votes

WASHINGTON (WCBI) - Most of Mississippi's Congressional delegation rejects how other states conducted their election. U.S. Representatives Trent Kelly, Michael Guest, and Steven Palazzo, along...

Congressman Kelly speaks out about Wednesdays events at the Capitol

WASHINGTON (WCBI) -  Congressman Trent Kelly says he was in his office when the Capitol went on lockdown. While he says he expected protests, Kelly...

Police: Explosion in Nashville believed to be “intentional”

NASHVILLE (AP) — An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings, and wounding three people....

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, has...

Kanye West makes presidential ballot in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Kanye West will appear as a presidential candidate on Mississippi's ballot in November, after being approved as a qualified candidate...

Will you qualify for a second government stimulus check?

The White House and Congress are discussing a second payment for millions of Americans — here's where things stand.

Major League Baseball returns after brief hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic

The MLB is returning in a shortened season due to the coronavirus. Ed O'Keefe reports.

U.S.-China tensions escalate amid closure of Houston consulate, recent spying allegations

Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and China amid growing concerns Chinese researchers are stealing American secrets. Ben Tracy reports.

Bill Gates on the U.S. handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine misinformation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on public health and has committed more than $350 million for the development of vaccines, diagnostics and...

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City of West Point mourns the loss of beloved businessman, father & friend Gary Dedeaux after tragic plane crash

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) - Grief and confusion continue to grip the town of West Point after a plane crash claimed the life of...
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State health leaders discuss the delta variant and how to slow the surge

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Mississippi State Department of Health reported 3,164 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day. State health leaders discuss the spread of...

HSFT stop #39: North Pontotoc

https://cdn.field59.com/WCBI/1628206745-c3e8e40623a014ca54d53b49a3526a0319ba2ac5_fl9-720p.mp4 ECRU, Miss. (WCBI)- Our High School Football Tour continues with North Pontotoc. The Vikings had a solid 2020 campaign and are hoping to build...

Organizers Give Update On Oktibbeha County Cross Project

BOONEVILLE, MISS. (WCBI) - Starkville area residents who want to put up a giant cross in the county were on hand for today's cereemony...