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Lawyer Accused Of Smuggling Items Into Jail

TUPELO ( WCBI) - A warrant has been issued for a lawyer accused of giving his client more than advice at the Lee County Detention Center. WALDO Jeffrey Waldo of Randolph met with a client Friday at the jail and allegedly passed contraband to him during that consultation. Detention officers found the

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:11:40

EMCC Tops Rankings For Online Associate's Degrees

SCOOBA, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - East Mississippi Community College has garnered top billing in a national ranking by Nonprofit Colleges Online. EMCC was named first in "The 50 Best College's for Online Associate's Degrees" in the ranking that considered factors such as tuition rates, student-to-teac

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:04:53

"S-Town" Podcast Character To Stand Trial

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A judge says a character from the hit podcast "S-Town" will stand trial on theft and other charges in the rural Alabama county that serves as the setting for the serialized narrative. Bibb County Circuit Judge Donald McMillan refused to move Tyler Goodson's upcoming trial to

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 17:37:18

Mississippi Lawmakers To Begin Work On State Budget

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lawmakers are starting to work on a Mississippi budget for the year that begins July 1. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee meets Thursday and Friday in Jackson. Members will hear funding requests from the Department of Education, the Division of Medicaid and a few other age

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:44:00

Child Obesity May Be Declining In Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier. Among children aged 10-17, 37 percent were either overweight or obese in 2016. An advocacy group, the Trust for America's Health, released a report Tuesday analyzing data collected

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:25:18

Trump To Help Campaign For AL Sen. Luther Strange

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice. Trump will attend a campaign rally on Friday for Strang

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:23

Video: Comedy show hosted to for hurricane benefit

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- It was time for some serious laughs at the Princess Theater in downtown Columbus Monday. "Two Girls one Truck" held a comedy night to raise money and collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The group is trying to fill the truck with women's hygiene products and toil

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 03:45:25

Oxford High School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Battery

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A high school teacher in Mississippi who authorities say had a sexual relationship with a student for over a year has been arrested. The Oxford Eagle reports James Reidy and his attorney, Tony Farese, waived Reidy's right to a probable cause hearing Monday, and Reidy was charged

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:42:03

Burned Vehicle And Human Remains Found In Lee County

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi farmer was out looking for a lost cow when he found a burned vehicle holding human remains. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says the sport utility vehicle was "way off the road" on some farmland last week. The identification number showed the SUV belonged to a man w

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:30:14

Four County Electric Crews Headed Back From Florida

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (WCBI) - After braving the elements of post Hurricane Irma Florida, members of the 4-County Electric Power Association are headed back to Columbus. Two, seven man volunteer groups and one support team have assisted with power restoration since leaving early last Wednesday. The

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:11:51

Parchman Prisoners On The Run

PARCHMAN (WCBI) - A man convicted of murder in Lafayette County is among two suspects which escaped from Parchman. 41 year old Ryan Sanders and 22 year old Ryan Young fled Unit 30 sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning. They were discovered missing during the routine count.- Both conside

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 14:15:30

VIDEO: Chickasaw County Faces an Expensive Hike in Ambulance Service Prices

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - Chickasaw County face an emergency situation when it comes to medical response. A request from MedStat for an extra quarter of a million dollars has supervisors searching through an already tight county budget. This proposal comes after MedStat says it lost more than

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 23:38:21

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport Is Offering A TSA PreCheck Enrollment

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - If you like the convenience of flying, but hate the inconvenience of the security check, you may want to consider a trip out to Golden Triangle Regional Airport. They are hosting a TSA Enrollment event. The Golden Triangle Regional Airport was the first regional airpor

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 23:36:59

Body Found In Pickens County, AL Being Treated As Homicide

PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) - A body found in Pickens County, Alabama has still not been identified. Pickens County Coroner Chad Harless says the case is being treated as a homicide. He also says the body is a middle aged-black male, who suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. Passers-byers saw the b

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 23:26:42

Teacher Of Distinction Awards Given To Educators Nominated By Peers, Students And Citizens

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) - Each day, teachers motivate, inspire and equip the next generation of leaders, business owners and citizens. Their classroom is their office. But for a few hours Monday, they were recognized, and rewarded for their hard work. Twenty teachers and six assistant teachers were nam

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 22:42:46

No Fall Weather In Sight

TONIGHT: A mild and muggy evening is in store. Temperatures will drop to near 70 degrees. Fog will likely develop overnight and will linger through the early morning. TUESDAY: The patchy fog will remain through the early morning. Temperatures will quickly warm up to near 90. Some showers and thunder

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 20:42:36

Investigators Search For Credit Card Fraud Suspect

WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - Webster County deputies are looking for a woman accused of using someone else's debit card. Jennifer Collier is described as a white female in her 30's, with dark hair. She's about five foot, five inches tall and weighs about one hundred ten pounds. Investigators say t

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 22:51:29

Fatal Crash Under Investigation In Lowndes County

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 29 year-old Corey Michael Thompson died at the scene. There has been no word yet on the condition of anyone else involved in the accident. Lowndes County deputies have not released any information about the crash and it remains under investigation. Lowndes C

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 21:41:01

Oxford, Lafayette County And Ole Miss To Fight Opioid Crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is partnering with the Oxford Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, University Police Department, and the 3rd Judicial District Drug Court to provide naloxone, a life-saving medication that blocks

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 20:50:20

Kemper County Factory Set To Expand

DEKALB, Miss. (AP) - A cosmetics maker is expanding its Mississippi factory, planning to increase its current total of 130 workers by 30 over the next year. Emilia Resources says it is investing $150,000 to expand capacity, buy new equipment, and renovate its building in DeKalb. The Mississippi Deve

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 18:46:16