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Second child involved in Sunday wreck dies

A second child involved the Sunday car accident that already claimed the life of a woman and her grandson has died from his injuries, the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed today. Dakota Burnett, 9, died at 2:50 a.m. today at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Mer

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-16 18:25:36

Child Dies From Injuries Suffered In Sunday Crash

LOWNDES COUNTY (WCBI) - A 9 year old child involved in a Sunday morning crash between a tanker truck and a pickup in Lowndes County has died. State troopers say 9 year old Dakota Barnett of Columbus died Tuesday morning at a Tupelo hospital. He was one of four people in the pickup truck which was

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 15:09:40

University of Alabama investigates sorority member's racist video

University of Alabama officials said they are investigating after a student recently posted videos on social media where she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities. Student Harley Barber, who said on the videos that she is a member of Alphi Phi sorority, posted the videos on Instagram, on

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 22:17:58

Three sought in West Point shooting

WEST POINT - Police have one man in custody and are looking for three more suspects in a Saturday morning shooting. West Point police were dispatched Jan. 13 at 2 a.m. to the 300 block of Fifth Street, near Crowell Street. A 911 caller reported that shots were fired and a man was injured. Responding

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 19:00:00

Juvenile Dead, Another Injured In Aberdeen Shooting

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI)- A juvenile is dead and another juvenile is in an Aberdeen hospital following a shooting Monday night on Short Street, according to Aberdeen Police. Chief Henry Randle says the shooting began as an argument over a gun. One of the juveniles went to the home on Short Street to r

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 04:57:43

Councilmen Discuss 2% Restaurant Tax

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The two percent restaurant tax was back on the menu at the Columbus City Council meeting Tuesday. The council approved a counter proposal with a few changes with the hopes of getting the CVB and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors on the same page. The city was asking for $40

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-17 03:43:53

Weather Related Closings And Delays

AREA WIDE (WCBI) - All weather related closings and delays for Wednesday, January 17 will be posted below. Closed: Amory Schools. Calhoun County Schools. Houston Schools. Itawamba County Schools. Lamar County Schools. Lee County Schools. Monroe County Schools. New Albany Schools. Oak Hill Academy. O

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 18:47:11

Columbus PD Investigating East Columbus Shooting

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Police are investigating a late night shooting Monday. Police say it happened on Juanita Street in East Columbus. City spokesman Joe Dillon says a man, approximately 20 years old, was shot in the leg during an altercation. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 03:50:06

Goshen man dies in fiery crash in Rockbridge County

A 27-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash north of Lexington in Rockbridge County on Saturday, according to state police. Virginia State Police received a call about a car that had struck a tree and then caught on fire on Virginia 39, about a mile and a half west of Virginia 602. The fire com

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-16 20:33:00

Smyth County Grand Jury action leads to more arrests

An additional 17 people have been arrested following the Smyth County Grand Jury's final 2017 session last month. Those arrested were on the receiving end of direct indictments, which often occur without a suspect's prior knowledge of an investigation. Those indicted were: Thirty-four year-old Johna

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-01-16 22:45:00

Car theft leads to prison

A Wytheville man has received prison time for a 2017 auto theft in Wise County, Wise County/Norton Commonwealth Attorney Chuck Slemp announced last week. Eric Sean Repass, 45, was sentenced Jan. 9 to five years in the penitentiary with three years suspended, meaning he will serve an active prison se

COALFIELD.COM - 2018-01-16 23:00:00

Man charged with animal cruelty

ASHEBORO - An Asheboro man has been charged with felony animal cruelty for striking a dog in the head with a hammer. On Jan. 9, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and Randolph County Animal Control officers responded to 1665 Independence Ave., Asheboro, in reference to an animal cr

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 22:49:57

Appalachian Power predicts no issues with electricity during incoming snow

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Appalachian Power has crews on standby in case of power outages from Tuesday night's snow. While crews are on hand, forecasters with Appalachian Power said they don't think there will be any issues with power. They shared that the recent cold weather will be helpful when the

WSET - 2018-01-16 17:45:31

Woman alleges city of Bluefield, towing company unlawfully impounded vehicle

PRINCETON - A Bluefield woman alleges her vehicle was unlawfully impounded and searched. Brittainy Pannell filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against city of Bluefield and Tow Pro Towing LLC alleging that they violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. According to the complaint,

WEST VIRGINIA RECORD - 2018-01-16 15:37:01

Roanoke's Blue Ridge Parkway is destination spot for millions

ROANOKE, Va.- - Millions of people are visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of southwest Virginia's most popular attractions. According to Virginia's Blue Ridge, 1.2 million visitors stopped by one of the five entry areas in Roanoke last year. The entry areas include Route 460, Route 220, Mill Mou

WSLS - 2018-01-16 23:13:46

FDA strengthens labeling on cough syrups containing opioids for children

ROANOKE, Va. - As the opioid addiction crisis continues, the Food and Drug Administration is doing what it can to prevent future creating abusers, especially children. The FDA plans to change the labeling on cough syrups containing hydrocodone or codeine. It hopes that limiting the use of these dru

WSLS - 2018-01-17 01:27:10

Body found in Lawrence County TN, sheriff's office investigating

Deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a wooded area on Long Branch Road in the area of Leoma in reference to a body being found on January 14. Investigator identified the body as 37-year-old Dustin Lee Sanker of Madison, TN. Investigators say Sanker is a native o

WAFF - 2018-01-15 16:51:16

2 men rob Columbia gas station

The Columbia Police Department was searching for two suspects Tuesday in connection with the Monday night robbery of a local gas station. At 7:44 p.m., an African-American male wearing a black jacket, orange undershirt and a mask covering his face entered Trotwood Gas, located at 1141 Trotwood Ave.,

COLUMBIA DAILY HERALD - 2018-01-16 18:44:35

Williamson County Schools Closed Wednesday, January 17

FRANKLIN, TN - Tuesday's snow will keep Williamson County students home for another day, as the district has canceled school for Wednesday, January 17. The School Age Child Care program will be closed. The district offices will be open. This is the third snow day for the district, which has 10 built

PATCH - 2018-01-16 17:24:25

1 inch of snow in Columbia so far, Weather Service says

Local officials and weather forecasters are suggesting that drivers to stay home today, if possible, because of slick roads. Columbia has received 1 inch of snow since Monday night, the National Weather Service said at 11:10 this morning. WSMV-TV meteorologist Daphne DeLoren said 1 to 3 inches of sn

COLUMBIA DAILY HERALD - 2018-01-16 16:43:00