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Another officer arrested for bringing alleged spice to Leakesville prison

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HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-03-16 19:25:51

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

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-16 22:00:41

Meridian's Winn-Dixie escapes closure list

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTOK) - Good news for local Winn-Dixie customers. The store's parent company will not close any stores in our area as part of its bankruptcy agreement. Southeastern Grocers will close ninety-four stores across the southeast but the Winn-Dixie in Meridian is not on the list. The

WTOK-TV - 2018-03-17 01:12:00

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

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-17 20:21:00

Local church puts on Teen Summit

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Fifth Street Baptist Church is creating ways for teens to positively get out and be active in the community. Saturday it kicked off its Teen Summit, just one of many events church leaders are planning. Teens and other community members were able to ask city officials questi

WTOK-TV - 2018-03-17 23:42:00

Remember when: This was Our Town

"If You Were the Only Girl in the World" was a popular song during World War I around 1917. Those good old songs always were revived. This one came back sung by Bing Crosby in 1947. A little over 100 years ago in Andalusia - this old crumbling newspaper I have on my desk that has turned yellow with

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-03-17 07:38:13

Tarrant police still searching for woman missing over a month

Tarrant police are still searching for a woman who they say has been missing since mid-February. Twyla Hurst was last seen on Fulton Avenue in Tarrant around 9 a.m. Feb. 12, police said. Police say she may have been in the East Lake or Five Points South area in early March, but she has not been loc

AL.COM - 2018-03-17 00:42:19

Search continues for 53-year-old missing from Tarrant

The search for a missing 53-year-old woman in Tarrant continues, and police said they are concerned that Twyla Hurst has not been found. Hurst has been missing since Feb. 12, said Tarrant police Det. James Butterbrodt. She was last seen about 9 a.m. that Monday on Fulton Avenue. The detective said t

AL.COM - 2018-03-16 19:14:08

Psychologist: Solitary confinement hurts Mississippi inmates

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A psychiatrist testifying in a trial about prison conditions says he's never seen prison guards as "callous and uncaring" as those at a Mississippi prison he examined. Dr. Terry Kuypers testified Thursday that East Mississippi Correctional Facility needs to remove seriously men


Bicyclist on Highway 39 hit by car

A pedestrian was hit by a car Tuesday night in Meridian. It happened at about 7:30 p.m. near Walmart Neighborhood Marketplace on Highway 39. Sergeant Dareall Thompson with the Meridian Police Department says a man on a bike was riding down Highway 39 when he was hit by a car that was crossing the h


23rd Ave. paving project delayed for one day

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- Meridian drivers will soon have a smoother ride when traveling through downtown. Paving in downtown Meridian has been delayed due to equipment issues. Twenty-third Avenue will be paved one block at a time through Front Street. Downtown paving was supposed to begin early in


GUEST VIEW: Not so fast, my friend

My friend, Bill Crawford, wrote in this newspaper on Tuesday that "it's pretty clear the Legislature has flubbed its responsibility to provide free and good public schools." As College Gameday's Lee Corso would say, "not so fast, my friend." Bill charges that "legislators have pushed much of the fu


Brewery possible in downtown Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The old Meridian police station could be getting a make-over soon. Threefoot Brewery is looking to move into the building and renovate it. "Right now I'm looking to purchase it if it's approved by the city, I plan to turn it into a brewery with a tap room, and also there's


Third suspect sought in Jasper Co. armed robbery

Authorities in Jasper County are working to track down the third and final suspect wanted in an armed robbery that happened March 6 just west of Heidelberg. According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Department, deputies are still looking for Shawn A. Moore, 24. Trevor Jones and Jhaquille Jones have a


Hepatitis C screenings for veterans

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- VA Hospitals and clinics around the state are participating in an effort to address a major healthcare concern for veterans. (Photo Source: WTOK-TV) Free Hepatitis C screenings were provided to veterans Thursday at VA Hospitals and clinics throughout the state, including he


Psychiatrist in prison lawsuit: 'I've never seen this in my 40 years of work'

JACKSON - A psychiatrist called as a witness against the East Mississippi Correctional Facility Meridian testified Thursday that solitary confinement had severe and lasting psychological effects on all prisoners but especially those with mental illness. "My opinion, urgently, is to remove all priso


At least 4 injured in Hwy. 49 crash

The crash happened across the road from the Dollar General store in the Brooklyn community south of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: WDAM) FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - At least four people were transported to a local hospital after a two vehicle crash on Highway 49 South at McCardle Road in Forrest Count


Spring Break 'staycation' options

LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - Spring Break is in full swing for many local students now, but not everyone gets to spend their vacation lounging by the beach. We reached out to the Lauderdale County Tourism bureau to find some fun things you can do locally for your "staycation." "It is not unique t