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First Responders: Firefighter Koty Blackwell

MEEHAN, Miss. (WTOK) - In our 67th First Responders segment we meet a local firefighter. Koty Blackwell has been a volunteer at the Meehan Fire Department and is also working with the Meridian Fire Department. "My uncle gave be a little toy fire truck and that still sticks out in my head," Blackwell

WTOK-TV - 2018-01-22 05:42:00

Meridian family lost home in fire

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Ray and Carol Cook are still trying to recover after their home was lost in a house fire. "It appears to be accidental, but it is still under investigation," says Meridian Fire Marshal Jason Collier. Collier says the fire department got the call about the fire around 6:30 F

WTOK-TV - 2018-01-20 23:03:00

Person hit by vehicle in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - One person was transported to an area hospital after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening. Sergeant Dareall Thompson says it happened in the 3200 block of 12th Street around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Thompson says the victim was getting into a parked vehicle and that's when

WTOK-TV - 2018-01-21 05:48:00

The Latest: GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact

A United States Park Police officer, center, locks a gate leading to a Statue of Liberty ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate f

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-01-20 23:55:00

Fultondale PTA treasurer spent $10k in school funds on manicures, shopping, sheriff says

A Fultondale woman is charged with a felony crime after authorities say she used thousands of dollars from the school PTA fund to shop and pamper herself. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Monday announced the arrest of 26-year-old Mary Katherine Humphreys. Chief Deputy Randy Christian said H

AL.COM - 2018-01-22 15:50:04

Meridian man charged with vulnerable adult abuse

A 22-year-old Meridian man faces charges for exploiting a vulnerable adult under his care and stealing items from the elderly woman's home. Meridian police charged Justice Griffin with vulnerable adult abuse and grand larceny following an investigation into Griffin after the victim's bank called he


Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Associated Press YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to


Mississippi's treasurer stops in Meridian

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VIDEO: One teenager dead, two in serious condition from one vehicle wreck

The Orange Leader Madalyn Gracie Griffin, known as Gracie, 14, died at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck on Sunday morning. Acadian Ambulance Service transported two 13-year old passengers to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in serious but not life-threatening condition. Vidor Police Department respon

ORANGE LEADER - 2018-01-22 19:56:21

Child killed in Sunday wreck in Vidor identified

Staff report Vidor police have identified a teenager who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle traffic wreck. Madalyn Gracie Griffin, 14, was a passenger in a truck traveling near Wexford Drive and Highway 105 at 3:19 a.m. when the vehicle left that roadway and struck a tree. Justice of the Peace Rodne

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2018-01-22 19:20:00

BPD: Man hid marijuana in his undergarments

Two men were arrested in Beaumont last night and charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, BPD said. Tyllher Moore, 31, of Beaumont and Terry Warren, 33, of Port Arthur, were arrested after officers stopped their Cadillac Escalade on Laurel Street for traffic violations. BPD found mo

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-22 15:39:42

1 killed, 2 injured in Vidor wreck

Staff report One teen was killed, two injured when a vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in Vidor. Police Chief Rod Carroll said in an issued statement that police were called to Wexford Drive near Highway 105 at 3:19 a.m. Sunday. There, authorities said a pick-up truck had struck a tree in a

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2018-01-21 21:10:00

Two men arrested with more than 30 grams of meth

Sunday, Jan. 21, at 8:26 am, Beaumont police officers observed a 2004 Cadillac Escalade make traffic violations in the 3200 block of Laurel Street. Officers stopped the vehicle in the area of Calder and IH-10. The driver, Tyllher Moore, a 31-year-old Beaumont man, and the passenger, Terry Warren, a

THEEXAMINER.COM - 2018-01-22 17:46:00

Two charged with endangering a child after chase

Saturday, Jan. 20, at approximately 12:02 a.m., Beaumont PD officers were patrolling the area of 1055 I-10 S. Officers attempted to stop a silver Toyota Prius with two passengers. The driver fled and led officers on a lengthy pursuit. The pursuit ended near Laurel and First streets. The driver was i

THEEXAMINER.COM - 2018-01-22 19:15:00

Teenage mischief turns to tragedy

What started out as innocent teenage mischief ended in tragedy Jan. 21 with the death of a 14-year-old girl, Madalyn Gracie Griffin, known as Gracie to family and friends. According to Chief Rod Carroll of the Vidor Police Department (VPD), officers responded to Wexford Park near North Main, or Hig

THEEXAMINER.COM - 2018-01-22 19:23:00

Lumberton man has been raising kangaroos for 20-plus years

Liz Teitz Published 9:00 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 Lumberton man has been raising kangaroos for 20-plus years 1 / 48 Back to Gallery In the kitchen of his Hardin County home, Perry Viator filled and heated small bottles, while 6-month-old Hannah and Lucy hopped back and forth through the living

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-22 14:59:42

Police: Driver went more than 20 miles on LIE at speeds over 120 mph

Muhammad Javed, 27, of Medford, was arrested after driving faster than 120 mph on the Long Island Expressway for more than 20 miles while under the influence of drugs, police said. Photo Credit: SCPD A Medford man was under the influence of drugs when he drove more than 20 miles on the Long Island

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-22 15:07:00

SCPD: Woman Arrested for DWI after Injuring Police Officer in Mount Sinai Crash

Elvia Turcios, 30, was driving drunk when her vehicle struck a Suffolk County Police Department patrol car parked on the shoulder of the road, cops say. SCPD arrested Elvia Turcios of Port Jefferson, 30, for DWI after a motor vehicle crash on Friday, January 19. Mount Sinai, NY - January 22, 2017 -

LONGISLAND.COM - 2018-01-22 18:36:36

Bohemia man charged in TD Bank robbery, police say

A Bohemia man was arrested Sunday morning after police say he robbed a bank in Smithtown. Suffolk police said John Scrofani Jr., 31, entered the TD Bank at 714 Rte. 347 at 10:57 a.m. and presented a note to a teller demanding cash. The teller complied and Scrofani Jr. fled, police said. Police did

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-21 23:11:45

Bohemia Man Charged With Robbing Bank: Police

SMITHTOWN, NY - A Bohemia man was arrested for robbing a Smithtown bank on Sunday morning, according to Suffolk Police. John Scrofani Jr., 31, entered TD Bank on 714 Route 347, at 10:57 a.m. and presented a note to a teller demanding cash, police said. After the teller complied, Scrofani fled the sc

PATCH - 2018-01-22 02:02:10