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Weather service: Tropical system has low chance of developing into tropical storm
NEW ORLEANS — The National Weather Service is watching a weather disturbance they say has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression this week in the Gulf of Mexico.As of 7:30 a.m., a low-pressure system was developing in the Caribbean from Cuba to the Florida peninsula. It is expected to
Doing dirty work to clean up cemetery
Saturday was a day made for relaxation, movies, golf or reading, but they bypassed those opportunities to get down and dirty because that’s what volunteers do, especially when there’s plenty of dirt to deal with.
Lauderdale Co. road vehicle and 18-wheeler involved in accident
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK)A Lauderdale County road crew vehicle and an 18-wheeler were involved in an accident on Highway 19 Monday afternoon.It happened around 1:20 p.m. Monday near State Boulevard Extension.A bystander tells us his nephew helped rescue one of the drivers who was trapped under
Police find skeletal remains in east Mississippi city
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Law enforcement begins Click It or Ticket campaign
"It is our goal to raise awareness about the need to be properly buckled and restrained," Ward Calhoun, the department's chief deputy, said. "And Mississippi law says that everybody needs to be buckled."
First Responder: Meridian Police Officer Daniel Moulds
Moulds says being a police officer is similar to fishing in the ocean, you never know what you’re going to catch. During our time with Moulds, his night starts off by responding to various harassment calls. During one of those, he makes an arrest for public drunkenness. A man was found standing in t
Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action originated with the Obama administration.Trump tw
Marengo Academy announces summer hours
The Tradition of Excellence continues at Marengo Academy and we are very excited about the 2018-19 school year!!
Suspect charged in connection with home invasion of 96-year-old
Tuscaloosa Police say a tip Thursday led investigators to believe the same suspect committed a robbery on May 15 on E Hargrove Road. Authorities say the suspect, Joe Lewis Williams, placed a sharp object against a 62-year-old and stole her purse in the robbery.
U.S. Jones hold surprise celebration for Clark retirement
Rain poured down, but spirits were anything but dampened as U.S. Jones Elementary School students, faculty, staff, parents and supporters Thursday hosted a surprise farewell celebration for retiring principal Leon Clark.
Human bones found in Meridian
MERIDIAN, Miss (WTOK) -Authorities are investigating the discovery of bones in Meridian Saturday morning.Corner Clayton Cobler says a homeless person reported finding bones in a wooded area off of Bonita Drive and 2nd Avenue.He says the bones have possibly been there for a year or more. Cobler says
Skeletal remains found near Bonita Drive in Meridian
Meridian Police Department spokesman Sgt. Dareall Thompson said the remains, which included a human skull, were discovered by a homeless person who contacted authorities about 8:30 a.m.
Deputies led on chase through Meridian
The vehicle came to a stop near 9th Avenue and 14th Street in the parking lot of a gas station. One person, a man, was taken into custody.
Demopolis High rated No. 24 in Alabama by U.S. News and World Report
“We recognize that we’re the last stop on a leg that goes through three other schools before these kids get here. I think it’s a Demopolis City honor, very much so, more than just Demopolis High,” DHS principal Blaine Hathcock said of the ranking. “We’re the ones that end up getting the recognition,
Demopolis firefighters receive realistic training in burning of dilapidated structure
Demopolis firefighters underwent valuable training on May 7-9 at a dilapidated property on North Cherry Avenue. Each of the department’s three shifts took a day to perform scenarios such as search and rescue operations, window breaking, fire streaming, fire attacks and mayday drills.
Former EMCC president Rick Young returns as school's interim leader
“It’s good to be home,” Young said. “I deeply appreciate the opportunity, given by the Board of Trustees, to return as interim president of EMCC, the college that I love.”
Two charged in York shooting
YORK, Ala. (WTOK) -York police say they have arrested two suspects accused in a recent shooting.Chief Ray McVay says 50-year-old Edward Rodgers and 29-year-old Tommorris Williams were arrested Tuesday.The shooting happened at the Green Acres apartment complex on Saturday.Police say it was a drive-by
General manager at Tuscaloosa hotel charged with human trafficking
Authorities say 65-year-old Shirley Sparks, who manages a La Quinta Inn in Tuscaloosa, has been involved in criminal activity for at least 3 years and benefited financially.
Sweet Water bats scorching on day one of state tourney
It took nine innings for Sumiton Christian to finally overcome Sweet Water in the first game of play Wednesday. In a contest scheduled for a 9 a.m. first pitch, Charlie Vickers wasted no time igniting the offense by hitting a 3-1 offering up the middle for a leadoff single. Lindsey Davis followed wi
Inmate serving life for murder accused of fatally stabbing man in Bibb County prison
29-year-old Keandre Derrod Houston will be charged for the stabbing death of an inmate in Bibb Correctional Facility.(Source: Alabama Department of Corrections).BRENT, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating a stabbing that left one inmate dead at the Bibb Correctional