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Standoff ends with man's surrender
A standoff that lasted for more than two hours Monday ended peacefully when Charles M. Grace, 50, surrendered to Madisonville Police Department officers at 12:54 p.m. outside a house at 65 Park Avenue. The incident began when police were called about a disturbance at the house at 10:39 a.m. When off
City council approves zoning changes
Madisonville City Council has voted to amend the zoning of several tracts of land. At a Monday meeting, the zoning of the old Waddill School was changed from medium-density residential to office professional with Ward 1's Mark Lee and Ward 3's Adam Townsend casting dissenting votes. Amended by unani
Cox leaves a lasting legacy
Former Madisonville Mayor Bill Cox passed away Sunday at Baptist Health Louisville following a brief illness. He was 75. In addition to leading the city as mayor from 1990-94, Cox served one term as a state representative. In the 1970s, he was chief assistant to Lt. Gov. Julian Carroll and went on t
Former state Rep. Cox dead at 75
William M. "Bill" Cox, a Democrat who served one term as a state representative and held a variety of other posts in state government, died Sunday. Cox was 75, according to an obituary posted by Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville. Cox was a 1965 graduate of the University of Kentucky and
Dukes appointed as the mayor of Nebo
The city of Nebo will have a new mayor on Jan. 1. City Commissioner Johnny Dukes will take over for Mayor Wayne Kelley, who resigned due to health reasons. Earlier this month, fellow commissioners voted Dukes in. Kelley served Nebo as mayor for nearly 30 years. "I've always taken pride in the city l
School district eyes 3 percent utility tax
Hopkins County Schools may soon join the vast majority of Kentucky educational districts and implement a 3 percent utility gross license tax on its residents. The board voted Monday to hold a public hearing on the proposal next month. If implemented, Hopkins County residents who currently purchase u
Recalling the triumphs of a 'trailblazer'
"A trailblazer is a person who makes a new track where wild country exists," Pastor LaBarron McAdoo said as he eulogized James Van Leer, who is heralded as the first local black student to attend an all-white school after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown vs.
Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office looking for missing person
Courtesy: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a missing person. Charles Downs Jr. was last seen on November 12, wearing blue jeans and a tan striped shirt. Authorities said Downs was reported missing from the Slaughters Lake Road area of Hanso
Masked man with rifle chased and killed victim, police say
One man is dead after a shooting inside a convenience store in Jackson, according to police. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Raymond Road and Valley Street in a nearby Citgo. Police said the victim is 60-years-old and that he was shot multiple times. Officers say they learned from surveillan
WATCH: Massive house fire erupts in Detroit suburb
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New overnight: JPD release picture of suspect in elderly man murder
We now have a mugshot of the man JPD believe killed a 60 year old man at a gas station. We'll have a live report at the top of the hour. It's a tragic ending to the story involving two brothers and the Pearl River. We'll have an update. Another chilly day! Is the cold weather here to stay and what'
Mississippians roll up their sleeves to get flu shots
It's that time of the year dreaded by many. It's flu season and Mississippians are doing what they can to fight the virus. "You don't want to have the flu," said Jaden Blackmon. "Just go on and get the vaccine." Blackmon is getting over the flu virus. It is a viral infection that can spread easily.
'Crime of passion:' Ex-husband charged with kidnapping, murder of woman found in shallow grave
An arrest has been made in the murder of a Midlands woman who was found in a shallow grave in Sumter Co. late last week, with the sheriff calling it "a crime of passion." The Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office confirmed Jame Ginther will be charged with Suzette Ginther's kidnapping and murder. James Ginth
How to help folks in need this holiday season
Kindergarten students from Ann Smith Elementary in Ridgeland talk about what they are thankful for and what they like to do on Thanksgiving. Sarah Warnock/Clarion Ledger Folks looking to volunteer and help those in need this holiday season have many options in the Jackson area to choose from. But
Man chased, gunned down in Jackson's 57th homicide of 2017
Subscribed, but don't have a login? Firearm-related deaths rose for the second-straight year in 2016, largely due to spikes in gun violence in major cities like Chicago, newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Time A social media post memorialized the victim o
Man accused of loading up truck with lumber, driving off
Pearl Police Dept.SOURCE: Pearl Police Dept. Updated: 3:37 PM CST Nov 21, 2017 PEARL, Miss. - Pearl police release surveillance photos of a man accused of stealing more than $1,400 in lumber from Sutherland's. After buying the apron and ordering the wood, the man went back to the truck, loaded up
Willows DMV office closing for renovations
Willows DMV field office at 815 N. Humboldt Avenue will be closing for renovations at noon on Wednesday November 22nd. The improvements include a number of building renovation and maintenance items to replace flooring, paint the interior, repair the parking lot, and upgrade accessibility signage.
Free Thanksgiving feasts planned Wednesday, Thursday
Free Thanksgiving dinners are planned this week in Chico, Oroville and Willows. Wednesday the Oroville Rescue Mission, El Medio Fire Department and Feed the People will host a dinner 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the El Medio Fire Department, 3515 Myers St. in Oroville. For more information, call 533-9120. Also
Redding woman arrested for attempted murder
Redding police officers responded to 1178 Lake Boulevard regarding a male victim who had been hit with a baseball bat. Officers arrived and located Christopher Duran Slocum, 45 years old of Redding. Slocum was bleeding from wounds to his head and face. He was found to have sustained life threaten
Cottonwood man accused of sexually assaulting children, threatening to kill victims
A Cottonwood man is in jail following several reports of sexually assaulting juveniles he know from a local dirt bike racing track, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday. 49-year-old Scott McLaughlin is being held on $5 Million dollars bail after sheriff's deputies said they receive