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State agency head arrested, charged with DUI
According to Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner, 67-year-old Charlie W. Morgan, of Canton, was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on Wednesday at 1:52 a.m and booked into the Leake County Jail. He has since been released.
Mother of baby who was stabbed and placed in oven issues statement
In responding to her baby's death, Jones says, "all I know is that my mother stabbed my daughter and put her in the oven and cooked her. My mother was not a violent person. She loved Royalty and she always treated Royalty like Royalty. My mom obviously was not herself."
Musician Sentenced To 8 Years Of Prison In Mississippi For Possession Of Legal Weed
Beadle wassentenced to eight years without parolefor drug trafficking in a Mississippi court on Monday, reports the Clarion-Ledger. As an Oregon resident, he purchased 2.89 pounds legally with a medical marijuana card. The weed was intended to treat chronic knee pains and be used for eligious/Rastaf
Halloween Boos & Things to Do
Fright Nite takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 9 p.m. The event will feature $1 mixed drinks and bottled beers until 11 p.m., a costume contest with a total of $1,000 in prize money and music from DJ Polo. Admission is $10 per person.
MS Supreme Court refuses to review appeal of man sentenced to 50 years in prison for Madison armed robbery
McDonald appealed his convictions, claiming he had ineffective counsel and the circuit court erred in proceeding to trial in his absence, but the Mississippi Supreme Court found that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion going to trial in his absence and dismissed the claim of ineffective c
Gov. Bryant appoints MS lottery corporation board of directors
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation was created during the Mississippi Legislature 2018 First Extraordinary Session upon passage of Senate Bill 2001. Governor appoints lottery board; Source: Image bank ((AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)) JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Gov. Phil Bryant appointed five members to the Mis
MDOC: Escaped parolee found at Jackson shelter
Courtesy: MDOC JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections said an escaped parolee was back in custody. 39-year-old James Wesley Lee reportedly escaped the Madison County Transitional Center in Canton on Thursday. Investigators said he was missing during the noon
Rastafarian gets 8 years in Mississippi prison for medical marijuana
Driving through the Mississippi Delta, Patrick Beadle had to offer his respect to B.B. King. A Jamaican-born Rastafarian musician from Oregon, Beadle, 46, was on a cross-country trip when he was pulled over in Madison County, Mississippi, on the morning of March 7, 2017, Mississippi Today recently r
What a Ridgeland man did after his dog ate his Chinese takeout got him 25 years in prison
What a Ridgeland man did after his dog ate his Chinese takeout got him 25 years in prison Subscribed, but don't have a login?Activate your digital access. The dog ate their Chinese food, so a 20-year-old man and his girlfriend decided to order a pizza but couldn't pay for it. The solution: Rob the p
Giant Salvinia found in Pelahatchie Bay of Ross Barnett Reservoir
Bobby Cleveland, Liasion Officer for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District says, "Now that it's in Pelahatchie Bay it's our goal to contain it to Pelahatchie Bay because that gives us the unique opportunity that most lakes that have giant salvinia never have . We have an opportunity in the ne
Jackson's highest paid city employee makes more than the mayor
The public works director is the highest paid city employee in Jackson, making more than the mayor, according to public records. The Clarion Ledger filed an open records request to find out who is drawing the biggest bucks in the city's administration and compared the results to previous administrat
"Poorest" county in Mississippi gets 60 new jobs, $15/hr
DURANT, Miss. (WJTV) - Thanks to the expansion of a Durant, Miss. manufacturing plant in Holmes County, 60 new jobs will be provided to people in what is called the poorest county in the state.
City employees misspend $100,000 on LED TV, alcohol, gift cards
CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) - An audit of Canton Municipal Utilities finds 12 former and current employees misspent $101,829.76, according to Mississippi State Auditor Shad White.
Woman charged with breaking and entering
Cassandra Blackmon, 54, of Winona was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in connection with an incident that occurred at 621 Dennis Street in Winona in the early morning hours of October 15.
2 Natchez residents killed in Claiborne County traffic accident
CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Two people were killed and a third hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 61 Wednesday afternoon in Claiborne County, a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer said.Corp. Kervin Stewart, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop C public affairs offi
County agency suing engineer over $1.2 million airport study
The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) voted this week to proceed with legal action against Warnock to recoup the cost of the $1.2 million study. Attorney Skipper Jernigan, who is representing MCEDA in the suit, says Warnock & Associates' contract with MCEDA to conduct the study w
Three transported to hospital following crash
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Traffic stop leads to drug, burglary charges
Jeffery Walker, 29, of West Point was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and placed in the Chickasaw County Jail to await arraignment.
Man arrested for shooting his brother at Jackson home
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson police department arrested a man for shooting his brother early Wednesday morning.Jackson police officers were called to a home on Watkins Drive just before 2:30 a.m.They found a 29-year-old man who had been shot in the food. The victim told police that his brother s
Man arrested on drug charge
The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on drug charges following a traffic stop in Houston over the weekend.The Chickasaw County Sheriff Department and Houston Police Department made a traffic stop Sunday, Oct. 14, on Highway 15 near Airport Road in Houston.