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Law enforcement reports: May 21-23
• Shooting into a dwelling - Deondra D. Brandon, born in 1990, 10415 Rabbit Road, Lauderdale. Brandon is also charged with aggravated assault.
BREAKING: Jackson Police investigating homicide
JACKSON, Alabama (WKRG) - Jackson Police Chief Jerry Taylor confirms to News 5 that they are currently investigating a homicide that occurred this morning. Chief Taylor says the incident happened near Miller Street.News 5 received several messages regarding a high-speed chase that began in Washingt
Preparations underway in advance of Subtropical Storm Alberto
QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Heavy rain is expected early next week and also a threat of flooding. Local emergency management agencies are preparing well in advance for any issues that may arise.“We are currently monitoring the situation, but we are also making sure everything’s fueled up and ready to res
Attempted murder suspect appears in court
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -26-year-old Aubrey Jordan walked into the courtroom, covering his face from cameras, as the suspect in an attempted murder."This was the result of an incident that occurred at JR's Lounge on B Street, where we received a call about an individual being shot," said Meridian Pol
Kemper County "underground operation" raid latest
KEMPER COUNTY, Miss (WTOK) -A Kemper County man is out of jail after being arrested during a raid that involved what investigators are calling a "major underground operation.""The weapons we confiscated were being stored in several rooms in the house, and some were in the attic," says Sheriff James
Video reportedly shows Jeff Davis teacher making fun of student; MPS responds
The video, shared to Facebook, purports to show a Jeff Davis High School teacher making fun of a student, but MPS said it will not be able to unequivocally identify the teacher until the investigation is complete.Andrew Yawn / Advertiser
3 wanted in Lauderdale County for shooting into vehicle
Ward Calhoun, the chief deputy of the department, said Tirale O. Reed, 34, Derrence M. Reed, 34, and Robert D. Reed, 31, are suspected of shooting into a vehicle on the 8100 block of Lauderdale-Toomsuba Road.
Fire reported at Atlas Roofing
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Meridian fire crews were called to atlas roofing around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.Once on scene, firefighters reported flames coming from a building located toward the back of the plant. Small plumes of black smoke was seen coming from the area. The entrance was blocked off while fi
Dump truck strikes house; driver dies; house catches fire
Emergency responders found the man dead in the truck, Cobler said. It was unclear if the man had died while driving the truck, Cobler said.
Ward 2 Family Fun Day at Bandy Park postponed to June 30
Ward 2 Family Fun Day at Bandy Park has been postponed to June 30, according to a press release from the city of Opelika Parks and Recreation.Originally scheduled for Saturday, the postponement was due to weather concerns. Family Fun Day is a fellowship event that will also serve as a ribbon-cutting
Suspect fleeing law enforcement injured in rollover crash
A deputy from the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department attempted to stop Tevin James Cole, 25, around 2 p.m. Tuesday but Cole fled, stopping only after the accident, according to Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun.
Attempted murder suspect taken into custody
Bond was set at $500,000 for the attempted murder charge, and $50,000 for the felony possession of a firearm charge. Jordan was arrested and charged in 2015 after an armed robbery at the Budget 8 Motel on South Frontage Road.
Gas prices on the rise this Memorial Day weekend
“Honestly, it’s really not, but I can see how it could affect a lot of people though, with gas prices continuing to rise up a lot,” says Eric West.
Burglars strip Habitat for Humanity home the day before move-in
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- Move-in plans for a family are now on hold after burglars broke into their Habitat for Humanity home. "We've had minor break-ins before, some vandalism on some of our properties, but nothing like this," said Monica Bradley, the executive director of the Lauderdale County Ha
Elderly woman recounts terrifying robbery
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -A 79-year-old woman was robbed in broad daylight Monday morning. Now, she's sharing her frightening story in hopes of warning others about the importance of staying alert."You never think anything's going to happen to you or your family, but she told me she was robbed," Chuck
He was 15 when he killed for fair money. A Supreme Court ruling was his last shot at freedom.
Now 25, Wells thought he might have a chance at freedom one day thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that said that it was violation of the Eighth Amendment — which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment — to automatically sentence anyone 18 or younger to life for certain violent crimes, such as murder.
Bailey receives Medal of Valor
It was Bailey who, upon Speed being shoot by Peter Harris, returned fire and wounded the suspect.
Laurel fires two police officers for brutality claims
Courtesy: James BarnettLAUREL, Miss (WJTV) - The Laurel Police Department fired two police officers for allegedly beating a man they pursued and caught after he turned around at a security checkpoint.The incident happened last Wednesday. According to the department, leadership ordered an internal af
Mississippi family's Habitat home robbed day before move-in
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi family's Habitat for Humanity home has been robbed a day before they were set to move in.WTOK-TVreportedMonday that William Samford, his wife and mother-in-law arrived at the Meridian home over the weekend and found a window smashed in. The thieves took the famil
Police find skeletal remains in east Mississippi city
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