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Booneville police searching for credit card thief
BOONEVILLE - Police are looking for a couple of suspects in connection with the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. The Booneville Police Department received a report of a stolen credit/debit card on Dec. 10. The investigation revealed the card had been used for multiple transactions in both
Prentiss County deputies charge two with drug possession
BOONEVILLE – A traffic stop south of Booneville Tuesday led to the arrest of two women for illicit and prescription drug possession. A Prentiss County deputy sheriff made a traffic stop Tuesday near the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 145 (South Second Street) and ended up arresting all four
We don't know how much we'll miss it until it's gone
Sometime next spring, the collection of cars at 1 Otis Boulevard in Tupelo will be scattered across the globe, never to be seen together again after 16 years in the Tupelo Automobile Museum.
Through Jails to Jobs program, NEMCC educates to fight recidivism
Booneville • In Mississippi, recidivism keeps prison populations high and prevents tax dollars from helping infrastructure, education and other public goods. Through its Jails to Jobs Program, Northeast Mississippi Community College teaches inmates at Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility emp
Booneville police make drug, burglary arrests
BOONEVILLE - Policemen on patrol helped collar a pair of men on felony charges last week. Booneville police responded to a suspicious male in the Westside City Park area on Dec. 4. A patrolman came in contact with Joel Daniel Curtiss, 33, of Booneville. During the encounter, the officer found Curtis
7th lawsuit filed in Mississippi fatal bus crash
The Estate of Betty Russell, one of two killed in the November, 14th accident is the latest to sue Teague VIP Express and the driver of the bus, Robin Vines. The bus, which had departed from Huntsville flipped onto its driver side while crossing an icy overpass on Interstate 269 in Byhalia, Mississi
Prentiss County woman charged with credit card fraud
BOONEVILLE - A report of a stolen credit card being used at local businesses led to the arrest of a Booneville woman. Booneville police took a report on Dec. 5 that someone had made purchases at at least two different businesses with a stolen credit/debit card. The investigation led police to Beverl
Retired Mississippi police dog rescued from animal shelter as handler gets demotion
A Mississippi cop has been demoted from the K9 unit to patrol duty after taking his retired four-legged partner to an animal shelter to be put up for adoption. Ringo sniffed out drugs for the Jackson Police Department for nine years until the dog's retirement this past October. Nevertheless, the Lab
Drugs land two women in Tishomingo County jail
IUKA - Separate calls in Belmont and near Iuka Thursday lead to the arrest of two women on felony drug charges. A constable and Belmont police responded to a suspicious vehicle call and stopped the driver, whose license was suspended. She was arrested and carried to the Tishomingo County Jail, where
Tupelo Automobile Museum to close, its contents sold to benefit charitable educational foundation
TUPELO • Jane Spain’s favorite car in the Tupelo Automobile Museum is a 1954 Mercury Sun Valley. Painted a pale yellow, its innovative and distinctive plexiglass panoramic roof allowed passengers to soak up the views.
A new chapter: Hudsons selling McDonald's franchises
TUPELO • For more than 40 years, Rob Hudson has literally eaten and breathed McDonald’s. After his father decided to go a different direction and reached out to the fast food giant in the late 1970s to open a McDonald’s franchise, Rob became fully immersed in the business.
Williams eager to make a difference at Ole Miss
BOONEVILLE • As Wednesday’s signing day fast approaches, the only thing as strong as Sam Williams’ presence in an opponent’s backfield is his commitment to Ole Miss. After two years at Northeast Mississippi Community College, Williams’ physical assets have exploded – and along with that, so has his
Corinth trio charged with Oxford assault
OXFORD - Three suspects, wanted for a home invasion in early December, turned themselves in to authorities. Oxford police were called to a house on Olive Branch Way on Dec. 3. The victim said a man and two women entered his house and assaulted him. The man received minor injuries.
Sheriff: Police mistake released murder suspect from custody
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff says a police paperwork mistake allowed a teenager charged with murder to walk out of jail and commit more crimes including a fatal drive-by shooting.
Booneville charge three with drug possession
BOONEVILLE - Two traffic stops and a suspicious person call ended with three felony arrests over two days in Booneville. On Dec. 8, a patrol officer made a routine traffic stop on Cedar Street for a misdemeanor traffic offense. During the stop, Kenneth Anthony Jones, 41 of Booneville, was found to b
Union County Circuit Court to decide if man is sane enough to die
JACKSON - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Union County Circuit Court to determine if a man on death row is competent enough to be executed. David Neal Cox Sr. pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 2010 fatal shooting of his wife, Kim Kirk Cox. Authorities said Cox shot his w
Eason Boulevard turn lane opens
TUPELO – A turn lane at the interchange of Eason Boulevard and Highway 45 has opened. The lane allows traffic on Eason Boulevard to turn south onto Highway 45 and is the first part of improvements at the intersection funded by the Major Thoroughfare Program.
Gunshots lead to Booneville arrest
BOONEVILLE - Police responding to a shots fired call Saturday ended up charging one man with multiple felonies. Booneville police responded to a residence on Hatchie Street around 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 1 for a report of shots fired. The investigation led authorities to search a residence where they reco
More arrested for drug sales in Prentiss County
BOONEVILLE - Grand jury indictments have led to the arrest of nine Prentiss County residents for the sale of methamphetamine and/or marijuana.
Mississippi man shot and killed day before his son was born
CLARKSDALE, Miss. - A grieving mother told FOX13 after her son was shot multiple times outside a home in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She said her son never got to meet his baby boy - who was born the next day.