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Chikungunya Case In Mississippi

Good evening this is Maggie Wade with a look at some of the stories you'll see tonight at 10 on WLBT.

It's a story you'll only see on WLBT.  A patient is being treated for Chikungunya in the metro area. In African it means that which is turned up, but it is extremely painful and transmitted by mosquitoes.

3 Tea Party members say they were trapped inside the Hinds County Courthouse. Roslyn Anderson will have more on the investigation.

The runoff for the Republican Senate Primary is 3 weeks away. Tonight Annette Peagler has more from incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel.

Hot and Muggy!  Is it summer already?  Chief Meteorologist Dave Roberts says it's that time of year.  He will have your First Alert Forecast.

And Sports Director Rob Jay says Ole Miss is working to advance in this weekend's Super Regional, and some of the state's top talent past and present are here for an important football camp.

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