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Columbus city employee suspended for "unbecoming" conduct

City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into specifics as to what led to the disciplinary action. He would only say the suspension was the result of "conduct unbecoming an officer." City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 03:32:00

Woman arrested for abuse of juvenile, vulnerable adult

A Starkville woman is in jail after officers arrested her for suspected abuse in the negligence of a child and vulnerable adult. Starkville Police Department arrested 26-year-old April Triplett Monday on suspicion of contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child; felonious abuse and/or bat

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 18:44:20

Man convicted in 1990s for rape arrested for not reporting as sex offender

A convicted rapist living in Artesia was jailed for not reporting to the state Department of Public Safety within the 90 days required by sex offenders. Daniel Mayberry, 57, was convicted of rape in upstate New York in 1992. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigator Tony Cooper said Mayberry ha

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 17:56:52

CPD officer suspended after unticketed DUI in Starkville

Columbus councilmen voted 4-2 Tuesday evening to suspend a city police officer for 30 days without pay after he was stopped earlier this month in Starkville for driving under the influence. Starkville police pulled over Louis Alexander, a part-time patrol officer with Columbus Police Department, o

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 02:41:53

Columbus City Council To Discuss CPD Officer Involved Traffic Stop

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The Columbus city council meets with questions swirling around the traffic stop of a Columbus police officer in Starkville. Sgt. Louis Alexander was stopped by a Starkville officer on March 8. SPD did not release why Alexander was stopped, but did say he was not arrested and

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-20 21:41:51

Council chooses Young as CMSD trustee

Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees. Councilmen voted 3-2 Tuesday to appoint Telisa Clay Young from among a field of seven applicants. Young, a federal social insurance specialist with

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 17:25:43

Off Duty Columbus Cop Traffic Stop Sparks Questions

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - More information about a Columbus officer pulled over by Starkville Police on suspicion of DUI is released today. Sgt. Louis Alexander was stopped in the early morning hours of March 9. - Advertisement - Today, Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols talked about that stop,

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-21 23:53:48

Mississippi Walmart ousts 3 men with rifle, handgun, machete

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The states of Georgia and Mississippi have open-carry laws, meaning licensed gun owners can go around in public displaying their weapons. But businesses still have the right to prohibit weapons on their property. That's what happened in a Mississippi Walmart Monday night after

VALLEYNEWSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 14:38:00

Girl dies after being shot by brother in video game dispute: police

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old


Man charged in fatal wreck

A Starkville man is facing two felony charges in the wake of a wreck that left one person dead and three others injured. Starkville Police Department charged 61-year-old Jimmy Andrew Sims with manslaughter-culpable negligence and aggravated assault Monday. The four-vehicle crash, which happened


Pedestrian hit on Land Road, hospitalized

A Hamilton man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after he reportedly stepped in front of a moving vehicle on Land Road north of Columbus. Capt. Greg Wright with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the scene just before 9 p.m. where the 62-year-old Clifton Verner had


One Injured In Vehicle VS. Gas Supply Line Accident

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - One person is injured after crashing into an above ground gas supply line. The accident happened on South Pickensville Road. - Advertisement - Columbus police closed that road from 15th Street to the bridge on South Pickensville Road. Atmos made the repairs to the line. The


Monroe County boy accused of killing sister over video game controller

A 13-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen after a dispute over a video game controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell has confirmed. The identities of neither child have been released. Cantrell said his office received a call at 12:40


Open Carry Debate Comes To Columbus Walmart

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Columbus police say three Georgia men were not arrested after bringing weapons inside Walmart. Officers were called to the Columbus store about 10pm on Tuesday. - Advertisement - Inside, three men were found carrying weapons. One had a handgun. The second man was carrying a

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-20 17:28:46

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


Severe weather threat, damage leads to closings

Closing at 12:30 p.m. Tupelo Schools Lee County Library Closing at 1 p.m. Baldwyn Schools Booneville Schools Itawamba County Schools Lee County Schools Prentiss County Schools Closing at 1:15 p.m. Nettleton Schools Closing at 1:30 p.m. Amory Schools Monroe County Schools South Tippah Schools


Loved former algebra teacher steps into principal role

Karen Howard recently was named as principal of Belle-Shivers Middle School. She comes to the post after serving as an academic coach and algebra teacher in the district.RAY VAN DUSEN/BUY AT PHOTOS.MONROECOUNTYJOURNAL.COM ABERDEEN - When recently named Belle-Shivers Middle School Principal Karen Ho

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Jury's verdict means no death penalty

A Tuscaloosa County jury took the death penalty off the table for a man they believe killed a disabled veteran who owed him money in 2012. The jury deliberated roughly six hours Monday before finding Jeffery "Jay-Zoo" Sanders guilty of two counts of felony murder, meaning he could receive between 20


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


Severe weather threat leads to closings

Closing at 1 p.m. Baldwyn Schools Booneville Schools Itawamba County Schools Lee County Schools Prentiss County Schools Closing at 1:15 p.m. Nettleton Schools Closing at 1:30 p.m. Amory Schools Monroe County Schools The Itawamba County Library is closing Monday as well due to the severe weath