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Northern Mississippi man connected to 9 trailer thefts

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been connected to at least nine trailer thefts spanning six months, investigators say. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Brian Holland, 41, on Tuesday on misdemeanor traffic charges. TUPELO, Miss. (AP)

FORT BEND HERALD - 2018-03-17 18:42:00

Clay County stop reveals 1 ounce of cocaine

WEST POINT - A Monday afternoon traffic stop in the Una community led to the arrest of two people and the seizure of more than 1 ounce of cocaine and prescription drugs. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the K-9 Unit made a traffic stop March 12 on CCC Line Road. Three people got out of the truck

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-17 05:15:00

After-school activities canceled because of storm threat

Tuscaloosa city and county schools have canceled all after-school activities Monday because of the threat of severe weather. According to the National Weather Service, Tuscaloosa County and most of central Alabama is in an enhanced risk for severe weather from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday. The storms

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-18 22:35:49

Names Released In Columbus Convenience Store Brawl Arrests

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The names of those arrested earlier this week at a Columbus convenience store brawl are released. Police Chief Fred Shelton says Demonte Harris, 25, was charged with Possession of Cocaine.Demonte Harris Meanwhile, Cortez Shields, 32, is charged with felon in Possession of a


Defense rests in capital murder trial

The defense in the capital murder trial of Jeffery Sanders rested without calling any witnesses Friday, but maintained that he played no part in the brutal beating death of a disabled veteran who owed him more than $2,000 for crack cocaine. Defense attorney Daniel Pruet said Sanders "never set foot

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-17 01:57:43

CPD investigating officer stopped in Starkville

Columbus Police Department is investigating an officer after he was recently pulled over for a traffic stop in Starkville. A Starkville police officer pulled over Sgt. Louis Alexander either late last week or early this week, Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols told The Dispatch. Nichols did n


Church to get $8M from Tronox settlement

After nearly 15 years, Maranatha Faith Center is receiving what its attorney described as potentially the largest property damage claim ever settled in Lowndes County's history, after the discovery of creosote on its property from the former Kerr-McGee plant. On March 8, Bankruptcy Court Judge Jas


Two Arrested After Gas Station Brawl

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Two people are arrested after a fight at a Columbus convenience store this morning, March 14. The incident happened just after 8 at the Sprint Mart in the 700 block of Highway 45 North. - Advertisement - Columbus police say one person had a gun but no shots were fired. No in


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. - Carlton Gary, aka the Columbus "Stocking Strangler," has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison. He was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a stay of execution. Gary's initial appointed hour


Columbus police investigate two shootings at houses

Columbus Police Department is investigating two shootings at houses from earlier this week. The first shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. at a house on the 300 block of 21st Street North, according to a CPD press release. Three shots entered the home, but no one was injured. At about 5:40 a.m. We


Human skull found in Mississippi backyard

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - An investigation is underway after a human skull was found in someone's backyard in Lowndes County. WTVA-TV reports the skull was found Tuesday at a home off Hughes Road. COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - An investigation is underway after a human skull was found in someone's backyard in


Five taken into custody following report of fight at Columbus store

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Police responded to a report of a fight at Columbus convenience store Wednesday morning. According to a City of Columbus spokesperson, police received the call sometime near 7:40 a.m. about the incident at the Sprint Mart near The Little Dooey on Highway 45 North. Five peopl


UPDATE: Monday collision in Starkville turns fatal

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed Wednesday the person died yesterday. This person was transported out of the area for further treatment following the collision. The collision happened Monday morning on Lampkin Street between South Montgomery Street and Russell Street. RELATED: Fou


Police: Victim shot during dice game at Hodo Haven

A Tuscaloosa man is recovering after he was shot during a fight at a dice game. Police were called to Hodo Haven Apartments, 716 33rd St. E., at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assistant commander Capt. Kip Hart. The victim, 20, had been transported to DCH Regional Medical


High school coach accused of sexually assaulting students

CHICAGO - A suburban high school soccer coach is charged for allegedly sexually assaulting three students, CBS Chicago reports. Police say administrators at Vernon Hills High School contacted authorities Thursday after learning about possible criminal conduct involving a student and a member of the


Child porn, drugs found in raid at young Tuscaloosa man's apartment

A raid at the home of a young Tuscaloosa man turned up child porn and drugs, authorities said. The Tuscaloosa Police Department's Juvenile Division on Friday carried out a search warrant at an apartment in the 5100 block of Old Birmingham Highway, said Lt. Teena Richardson. Investigators seized a De