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Old phone scam resurfaces in Lauderdale County

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Phone scammers are at it again - this time using an old but convincing tactic.Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says the callers claim to be with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department. They even use the names of real deputies and officers. Calhoun says one vict


Meridian train derailment causes 350-gallon fuel spill

The derailment, which ruptured the fuel tank, occurred around 2 p.m. near 27th Avenue and 3rd Street in Meridian.


ANNE McKEE: Murder in 1955 Meridian

It was a hot, sultry night in July, typical for Meridian, weather-wise. But the next morning’s newspaper headlines were not typical, not in 1955.


Armed robbery reported at 10th Street Deli

According to the police report, officers responded to the complaint at 11:10 p.m., but Thompson said the employee went home before calling the police.


I-20 lane closure planned in Meridian

Live travel information is available at , through the MDOT traffic mobile app, or by calling Mississippi 511. For safe driving tips, visitGoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.


Police: Man missing in Scooba

SCOOBA, Miss. (WTVA) - Scooba police are asking for information concerning a missing man.The missing person is identified as DeMarcus Williams of Scooba.Scooba Police Chief Steven Jackson says Williams has been missing since Monday, July 9.Anyone with information about Williams' whereabouts is urged


DPD arrests three more in Operation Street Sweeper

“These Search Warrants are a continuation of the operation that has been ongoing for the past two years in the City of Demopolis by the department,” Demopolis Public Safety Director Tommie Reese said. The individuals arrested are charged with the illegal distribution of one or more of the following


Law enforcement reports: July 11-12

• Simple assault - Simaya Davis, born in 1999, 10254 Lynn Lane Lot 6, Meridian.


One person killed in Neshoba County log truck crash

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -One person has died in Neshoba County after a log truck and a passenger vehicle were involved in an accident at the Pearl River Resort.The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 16 and Willis road in Choctaw.


MFD investigating 15th Avenue house fire

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -A Meridian home suffered serious damage after a fire early Thursday morning.Firefighters got the call after midnight that a house at the corner of 15th Avenue and 23rd Street had gone up in flames. First responders on scene tell Newscenter 11 multiple people were inside when


Store owners put shoplifter on blast

The store owners, Nicole Garner and LeAnne Wade, had a few words for the accused shoplifter.


Local sorority gets kids active during the summer

"We sit in front of the computers a lot," says Manola Erby, Youth Extension Specialist from Alcorn State University. "We don't get out and move or do things. Families don't sit together to eat anymore. We are a fast food generation. We want young people to learn how to make healthy snacks and meals.


New Mexican restaurant opens in Meridian

It's offering classic dishes including fajitas, burritos and quesadillas. It's a family-run business, named after the owner's mother, who recently passed away. Carlos Alvarez says it's not all been smooth sailing working so closely with family members.


Lauderdale County kidnapping suspect released on bond

Chad Edward Fuller, 30, is charged with kidnapping in connection with the incident, which Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said was the result of an ongoing child custody battle.


Man charged with kidnapping mother of his child

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -A man is facing kidnapping charges after investigators say he took the mother of his child at gunpoint Monday.Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says the victim's mother called authorities and reported that Chad Fuller pointed a gun at her adult daughter and forced her in


Spill at Meridian gas station cleaned up quickly

Lauderdale County Emergency Management Deputy Director John Williamson said the spill, which occurred about 3 p.m. at the Exxon on 22nd Avenue Heights, was the result of a “pumping malfunction” while the driver of an 18-wheeler was refilling the gas station’s tanks.


Emergency responders called to Exxon gas spill

Meridian firefighters, police and the Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency were all called out to the gas station on 22nd Avenue Heights around 3 p.m. John Williamson with LEMA says around 15-20 gallons were spilled. Crews were able to safely clean up the spill, while the MPD kept customers away f


Meridian police car struck by vehicle

Meridian police are investigating an officer-involved collision that occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 19 North.Meridian Police spokesman Sgt. Dareall Thompson said the officer was turning left from 65th Avenue onto Highway 19 North when his vehicle was struck by a red Pontiac Bonneville travelin


Law enforcement reports: July 6-9

• Possession of methamphetamine - John Montgomery Avery III, 232 C&C Riley Lane, Shubuta. Avery is also charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent.


Kidnapping suspect held without bond pending MDOC hold

Jim Brock / The Meridian StarTirome Young, 27, of Stonewall, waived a preliminary hearing on a kidnapping charge Monday in Meridian city court.