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Student sentenced for Wayne Co. High School bomb threat

A Wayne County High School student will be spending the next five years in a Mississippi youth development center. Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley said the student was sentenced to five years at the Oakley Youth Development Center in Raymond on Tuesday. This comes after an anonymous threat was mad

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 18:17:59

Day two of murder trial in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Testimony continued Tuesday in a murder trial in Meridian. Leroy Lewis is being tried for the December 15, 2014 death of Reondricus Rogers. Rogers was shot near 9th Street and 25th Avenue. Lewis was taken into custody in Montgomery after the shooting, along with Payton Bai

WTOK-TV - 2018-03-21 04:30:00

Defendant to testify in Meridian murder trial

Leroy Lewis, the man accused in the December 2014 death of Reondricus Rogers, said in court Tuesday he wanted to testify Wednesday in the expected final day of his trial. Rogers died from a gunshot wound on 25th Avenue between 8th and 9th Street in Meridian on Dec. 15, 2014. Police arrested Lewis,

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-20 23:02:00

Witness testifies about murder victim's final day

Though more than three years had passed since the death of his friend, Kaddaifi Gray said he clearly remembered Reondricus Rogers' final moments. On Dec. 15, 2014, Rogers, known as "Reon," died from a gunshot wound to the chest on 25th Avenue, between 8th and 9th Street, just across the street fro

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-20 02:00:36

Suspect accused of theft from SouthFresh Feeds

An employee of SouthFresh Feeds is facing theft charges after police say they witnessed him taking bags of feeds after hours. Chester Brown, 47, of Greensboro was arrested March 3 and charged with third degree burglary.Chester Brown According to law enforcement, Brown's arrest came after officers wi

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-03-20 18:11:25

Where are US winters warming the most? In cold places.

Winters in the United States have gotten warmer in the past 30 years, and some of the coldest parts of the country have warmed up the most. In Minnesota, winters between 1989 and 2018 were an average of 3 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, compared to a 20th century baseline, according to data from the Nati

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 16:22:00

Federal class-action lawsuit alleges mental abuse and poor conditions at Mississippi prison

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WJTV) - According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the conditions at East Mississippi Correctional Facility are unconstitutional. For over seven years the SPLC has been investigating conditions at EMCF, and in 2013, they filed a lawsuit. The trial started in March, and Monday mar

WJTV.COM - 2018-03-19 23:37:07

Trump faces double lawsuit threat from ex-Playboy model and Apprentice star

Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, is suing the company that owns the National Enquirer to let her out of an agreement that paid her $150,000 so she wouldn't talk about an alleged 10-month relationship with Trump, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The 1998 Playmate of the Year filed a lawsui

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Convenience store robbery suspect charged by Laurel PD

The suspect accused of robbing a Laurel convenience store at gunpoint on March 11 is now in custody. Capt. Tommy Cox, with the Laurel Police Department, said Kearson Kenneth Levett, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of armed robbery. Levett is accused of robbing the Clark's convenie


Collinsville shooting case to go to grand jury

Two bullet holes in the windshield were a cause of concern for James Spann, whose grandson suffered injuries after a fight with another juvenile.Whitney Downard/The Meridian Star A grand jury will determine whether an argument between two Collinsville teenagers over the weekend warrants criminal ch

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-20 18:46:00

Vacant Meridian house 'moderately' damaged by fire

The Meridian Fire Department responded to a fire on Sunday that damaged a 44th Avenue house just after 6 p.m. Fire Marshal Jason Collier said the house, in the 2000th block of 44th Avenue, was vacant and no injuries were reported. "It is a suspicious cause and it is under investigation," Collier

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-19 17:15:48

Correctional officer arrested on drug charges in Mississippi

LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Prison officials in Mississippi say a correctional officer has been arrested after synthetic marijuana in her car parked at the facility. Mississippi Department of Corrections officials told WAPT-TV on Friday that 38-year-old Katrina Denise Turner was arrested Wednesday. Au


TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delays

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delaysTRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delays Updated: Sunday, March 18 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-03-18 20:24:41 GMT Two crashes on I-59 in Hattiesburg have traffic at a stand still. More >> Two crashes on I-59 in Hattiesburg have traffic at


Teen injured in Friday Collinsville shooting

An argument between a juvenile and an 18 year old ended with shots fired, injuring the 18 year old's hand. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Friday on the 8700 block of Highway 19 North, according to Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun. Calhoun said the case would be presented to the

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-19 17:15:48

MFD responds to house fire

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Fire Department responded to a house fire around 6:30 Sunday evening. It happened in the 2100 block of 44th Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find flame and heavy smoke coming from the home. People nearby said the home was vacant at the time of the fire. Fire inve


Dog park possible in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - If your dog has grown tired of the same old walk, there soon may be another way for man's best friend to have some fun. The East Central Mississippi Kennel Club asked the city council to approve plans for a dog park here in Meridian Monday. "[Monday] we we're working on dis

WTOK-TV - 2018-03-19 21:12:00

2-year-old boy drowns in improperly fenced apartment pool

United Blood Services was hoping in addition to sharing luck, patrons would share their blood on St. Patrick's Day. The organization hosted their annual "Share the Love... Share the Luck" event Saturday at the donor center in Hattiesburg. Although all blood types are welcomed, United Blood Services


Crews working possible vehicle entrapment accident on 1-59

Just before 6: 00 p.m. crews with the Hattiesburg Fire Department and the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Interstate 59 near mile marker 65 with someone trapped in the car. We have crews headed to the scene and we'll update you with information as it becomes availabl


Meridian police search for fleeing suspect

The Meridian Police Department is asking the community to assist in locating a suspect wanted for felony fleeing in Meridian Friday. Sgt. Dareall Thompson identified Semaj D. Hall as the man wanted following a vehicle chase in city limits. Thompson said Hall abanoned his vehicle and bailed out on


The mile that could use a miracle

The stretch of 22nd Avenue between Interstate 20 and Front Street in Meridian is nine-tenths of a mile. Although that's a relatively short distance, the road is far from being ready to serve as the gateway to the City of Meridian - especially with the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience op