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Booneville city official threatens suicide on Snapchat, family calls incident a joke

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A Booneville city official went to social media to threaten suicide, but his family says it was a meant as a joke.Vice-Mayor Mark McCoy sent a Snapchat post Tuesday night with what appeared to be some sort of device strapped to himself.

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 17:28:00

Train cars derail in Guntown

what have you learned? i spoke with one of the workers a few moments ago and he told me that no one was hurt in this derailment and that they now have one of the cars back on the tracks. let me show you what the scene looks like this is as close as the workers are letting me get to the scene of the

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 18:41:50

Two women charged, arrested after chase through Lee Co. campground

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks conservation officer performing routine patrols was lead on a chase through Elvis Presley State Lake on Wednesday.The officer noticed suspicious activity near a bathhouse according to Major Chris Reed with the MDWFP.

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 18:18:00

Chase suspect arrested in Tupelo

here at the lee county sheriffs department and after speaking with sheriff jim johnson we now know the name of that man.... 39 year-old marshall owens. im told by sheriff johnson, a narcotics agent attempted im told by sheriff johnson, a narcotics agent attempted to pull owens over near eason blvd t

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 18:43:44

Tupelo's transit system unveils next week - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)- Exciting news in the All America City. The city’s pilot public transportation system is almost ready to take off.On August 22nd the transit system will debut to folks at 1:30 p.m. that Wednesday afternoon.- Advertisement -A logo and routes were approved by the Tupelo Transit Co

WCBI.COM - 2018-08-15 02:46:48

Chase through Tupelo ends in arrest

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson confirms a chase through Tupelo Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of the driver.A narcotics officer attempted to pull over a vehicle Tuesday after it left an area the sheriff's department was montitoring for potential drug activity, says Jo

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 08:46:00

2 train cars overturn in Guntown, no injuries

GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) - No one was hurt after two train cars turned over in Guntown.Guntown Police Chief Michael Hall says the railroad track came loose under the train.Hall says the two train cars were carrying corn. There are no safety concerns.This is between Towery Street and Main Street.Hall sa

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 10:27:00

Former employees charged with embezzlement

TUPELO - Two former employees of the North Lee Water Association have been charged with embezzlement."Over the course of several years, they stole several thousand dollars," said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson. "We are still totaling everything up but we should have the final figures before we take


Tupelo police sued after police pursuit ends with crash

TUPELO – A Lee County woman said she is owed up to a half-million dollars after her vehicle was hit by a man fleeing Tupelo police in January.Donna Brooks filed the lawsuit in Lee County Circuit Court in late July. She names the city of Tupelo, unnamed Tupelo Police Department officers, Bart Franks

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 20:57:00

Tupelo Event Focuses On Causes, Treatments & Misconceptions Of Addictions - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Addiction is an issue that impacts many families and this Thursday, a Tupelo church will host a free workshop about the complex issue.

WCBI.COM - 2018-08-15 02:57:02

Lee County Sheriff's Department investigates chase

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)- A chase caught on camera remains under investigation.A WTVA employee recorded some of that chase on video around 12:00 p.m. Tuesday.The employee was on Eason Boulevard at East Main street when the chase went by her.She says at least four police cars were chasing a dark gray GMC

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-14 19:00:00

Pontotoc family needs help searching for their mother's shooter.

asking for your help to find a man accused of shootingtheir mother in the neck and dropping her off at the hospital. wtva's daranesha herron spoke with the family who tell her they just want justice. the victim's three daughters who all say they want the suspect -- damien lyons -- to just turn himse

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-15 01:18:24

Tupelo police ask for help identifying auto burglary suspects

The other person is described as a dark-skinned male wearing a light-colored top, dark pants, with baseball cap and sunglasses.


Man wanted for shooting in Pontotoc County

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is wanted in Pontotoc County following a weekend shooting.The man is identified as Damien Lyons, 35.


Nettleton police seek information about United Furniture vandals

NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) - Nettleton police are searching for the people responsible for the vandalism of United Furniture.Nettleton Police Chief Gary Monaghan says the incident happened Friday night at the plant.He says the vandals destroyed 20 vending machines. He says money was taken from the mach

WTVA.COM - 2018-08-14 13:36:00

Three men face charges for Itawamba County burglary

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Two men are accused of breaking into an Itawamba County home, and a third person is accused of taking and hiding some of the items.On Friday, August 10, Itawamba County deputies responded to a burglary in the Peppertown area. The homeowner said he had been out of town


Date set for Baldwyn youth's capital murder trial

TUPELO – A Baldwyn teen who has already been incarcerated more than nine months, will remain in the Lee County Jail at least three more months.The capital murder trial of Quindaris Burress, 14, of 426 South Second St., Baldwyn, is scheduled to begin Nov. 26, according to court documents obtained by


Women arrested on charges of stealing from water utility

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Celebrating the King of Rock and Roll - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Thursday marks the 41st anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Saturday, however, was Fan Appreciation Day at the Elvis Birthplace in Tupelo.


Reported propane tank leak in Verona cases residents to evacuate

residents evacuated after a propane tank leak. ...in the 300 block of county road 711...first reported out 7 this evening. it was atwo hundred and fifty gallon tank that had a hole in it from age, according to the verona fire department. ...8-10 houses were impacted. residents have since been able t