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Mississippi deputies seek man involved in dogfighting ring

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Mississippi are searching for a man they say hosted a multi-state dogfighting ring that involved injecting dogs with narcotics to make them fight harder.


Police: Walls, Mississippi officer found with drugs in car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An off-duty Walls, Mississippi police officer was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday after authorities say they found him unresponsive in a car. Horn Lake Police identified the man arrested as James Mote, an officer in nearby Walls.


Woman Shot at Police Station in Critical Condition

BATESVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The woman shot by her husband in the parking lot of the Batesville police station last week is in critical condition at a Memphis Hospital. 37-year-old L.C. Webb shot Tabitha Sanford Webb before shooting and killing himself. The couple separated in December and L.C. a t


2 arrested in Mississippi suspected in crime spree, including murder, police say

BRANDON, Miss. — Two people were arrested in Warren County overnight in connection with a two-state crime spree that includes a killing in Georgia, police said. The McDonald's on Crossgates Boulevard in Brandon was robbed by two men around 9:30 p.m. Monday, police said. Tap here to listen to 911 dis


Mississippi bill would cut farm taxes, increase tax rates for home, car owners

JACKSON, Miss. — A bill nearing passage in the Mississippi Legislature could cut property taxes for owners of farmland and timberland, but could leave owners of homes, cars and commercial property paying higher tax rates.


Man killed, woman injured outside Batesville Police Dept. were divorcing

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Officials said the couple involved in an attempted murder-suicide in front of the Batesville Police Department was going through a divorce. The incident happened Tuesday shortly before 1:30 a.m.


Celebrity attorney accused of defrauding a Mississippi bank

BILOXI, Miss. The lawyer best known for representing Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump is facing multiple federal charges, including some linked to a Mississippi bank.


Mississippi hospital secures 3rd owner in 2 years

Panola Medical Center, a 112-bed hospital in Batesville, Miss., has had three different owners since 2017. Clinton, Tenn.-based Curae Health acquired Panola Medical Center, previously called Merit Health Batesville, from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems on May 1, 2017. Curae entered Ch


Man drowns in Sardis Lake

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss (WTVA) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently drown at Sardis Lake in Lafayette County. Hottytoddy.com reports that deputies were called around 5 p.m. Monday to the Wyatts Boat Landing in Harmontown for a possible drowning.


Sheriff’s office releases names involved in murder-suicide

The names of the two people involved in the murder-suicide that occurred on March 18 have been released by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s office. Tanya Denise Mathis, 42, and Anthony Patrick Hampton, 43, were found dead by Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies when they arrived to the scene after resp


Community Rallies for OHS Graduate After Tragic Loss

The Oxford community is reaching out to one of its own to help former Oxford High School football player DeChristian “DC” Cummings after he tragically lost his parents last week.


Ole Miss Theatre Delivers Modern Take on Ancient Greek Tragedy

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s two weeks before opening night, and Dex Edwards, associate professor of scenic design in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, has a fake vent problem. Not a fake problem with real vents, but a real problem with fake vents: specifically, how to fit them w


Hawaii Poke and Grill Brings Taste of the Islands to Oxford

For those looking to go the beach or travel to an exotic paradise, rest assured there’s already one right here in Oxford’s own back yard. The newly opened Hawaii Poke and Grill is bringing the feel and taste of the islands to the community.


Coffee shop brews up love for a local teen

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The city of Oxford was brewing up a lot of love and support for a teen who lost his mother and father in a murder-suicide. Lines went out the door all day Monday at the Cups Coffee Shop.


Transportation Master Plan Reviewed by Local Leaders

After meeting with local leaders, planners and citizens from the Lafayette-Oxford-University community for the last year, Waggoner Engineering presented the first draft of the LOU Transportation Master Plan Monday that showed the area’s biggest problem areas and included some recommendations on how


Oxford Recognizes Outstanding First-Year Teacher

Oxford School District has selected Callie Trusty as the First-Year Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. Trusty teaches English Language Arts at Oxford Intermediate School. At the March Board of Trustees meeting, Trusty was announced by Assistant Superintendent Bradley Roberson and presented with a pl


Joiner helps CSU-Baskersfield to another win.

Jarkel Joiner and his Roadrunners are still playing. Joiner, a sophomore guard from Oxford, scored 12 points Monday night as Cal State Bakersfield won 70-67 at Southern Utah in the second round of the CollegeInsider Tournament.


What we learned: Rebel baseball shaky leaving Missouri

Ole Miss went into Missouri confident with heads held high. Entering a series against one of the weakest squads in the Southeastern Conference, they should have felt that way. Instead, Mike Bianco’s Rebels returned to Oxford on Sunday with an underwhelming 1-2 series loss to Mizzou.


Chamber Accepting Nominations for the 48th Annual Citizen of the Year

If you know someone who goes out of their way to make life better for others in the LOU community, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for 2019 Citizen of the Year.


Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove.