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Couple arrested following traffic stop in Tishomingo County

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man and a woman face criminal charges in Tishomingo County.This was the result of a traffic stop on Friday, October 12 on County Road 209.

WTVA.COM - 2018-10-15 13:59:00

Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.

WJTV.COM - 2018-10-14 22:38:29

Sheffield Police searching for escaped inmate

SHEFFIELD, Ala. — The Sheffield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for an escaped inmate Sunday. Authorities say Cory Drew Vernon was a trustee at the city jail.Vernon was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, unknown colored shorts and high top shoes. He has multiple tattoo

WHNT-TV - 2018-10-14 19:50:38

The American Furniture Company Battle Blazes Again - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

ECRU, Miss. (WCBI) – For the second time this year, firemen battled a large fire at American Furniture Company in Ecru.


Mississippi State Fair will be longer next year

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - As crews pack up the rides and other attractions at the Mississippi State Fair, plans are already underway for a longer fair in 2019.

WLBT - 2018-10-15 16:47:00

Third fatal accident in two days takes life of Mississippi man Saturday night in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS-- A Mississippi man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck a car head-on 4-H Club Road, according to the Louisiana State Police.Jasper Bassimer, 25, of Waveland, Miss., was traveling southbound on La. 1032 (4-H Club Road) when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and cross

LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2018-10-14 13:00:00

Gilmore sale approaches with NMHS as bidder

AMORY•As part of bankruptcy proceedings filed by its parent company Curae Health, Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory is set to be auctioned Nov. 15.North Mississippi Health Services has been approved as the stalking horse bidder, with an opening bid of $10.5 million cash and the assumption of Gilmor

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-10-15 09:00:00

Landlord busted for evicting interracial couple

BELDEN, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi landlord has to pay a settlement to an interracial couple because he evicted them from an RV park based on the husband's skin color, according to the Associated Press.


Booneville battles past North Pontotoc

Watching these two gave a pretty good hint at the competitive nature of the Division 1-3A matchup, that saw Booneville hold on for a 37-34 victory, giving the Blue Devils an important edge in the league standings.


Drugs mailed, recipient arrested

According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, his department was contacted Oct. 12 by a federal postal inspector that a parcel delivered to the Baldwyn Post Office possible contained a controlled substance. Deputies responded, made contact with the recipient and determine the package contained m


Meth-filled package received at Baldwyn post office, arrest made

Narcotics agents and Prentiss County deputies arrested Larry Brian Newman, 44, for possession of a controlled substance.


Mississippi landlord to pay couple for discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development reached the settlement Tuesday but did not disclose the amount, TheClarion Ledgerreported. In April, the agency charged Gene Baker of Belden with violating the Fair Housing Act.


Rare dolphin found at Mississippi beach

Moby Solangi, a veterinarian and executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, tells the newspaper the dolphin has pneumonia and is in serious but guarded condition.

MSN.COM - 2018-10-14 17:45:27

Staying on target: Booneville PD builds own firing range

BOONEVILLE•Thanks to the hard work of police and other city workers, along with the assistance of the public, Booneville police now have their own firing range.The new range, located next to the Booneville Gas & Water department off of Veterans Avenue, is wider and longer than the old range they use


NEMCC Hosts 'HEADS' Conference For 7th-12th Graders - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

“When you take a student that comes in here and looks at those electrical boards right there and don’t know what they’re looking at , then they make that light bulb come on, it’s worth it at the end of the day,” said Jonathon Alexander, of NEMCC.


Corinth assault investigation handed over to FBI

Police say 22-year-old Luke Kiddy assaulted a man, believed to be gay, who was leaving the restaurant's women’s bathroom with a group of female friends.


Felon caught with gun stolen from Iuka resident

The following day, authorities captured Jeremy Wayne Rice, 39, of 44B County Road 172 in Iuka. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bond for Rice, who is on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, was set at $15,000.


Gunman sought in Birmingham GameStop holdup suspected in similar Mississippi crimes

A suspect sought in a September holdup at a Birmingham GameStop could be response for similar crimes in Mississippi.Birmingham police earlier this month issued a plea for public assistance in identifying a gunman who robbed the GameStop at 9256 Parkway East. Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams sa


Police seek suspect in Thursday night I-240 shooting as victim's condition improves

The victim has been upgraded to non-critical condition. The suspect responsible remains at large. If anyone has any information concerning this incident, they should call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept)October 12, 2018


Iuka man arrested for illegal gun possession

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - An Iuka man is charged with illegal gun possession.According to the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department, a gun was reported stolen from a residence in the area of County Road 172 in Iuka.