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Supervisors approve sketches for Expo renovations

“We are going to improve everything out there from the fence to the shrubbery to the plumbing. It’s going to be a total makeover,” said Supervisor James McBride of the plans for renovations to the Bolivar County Expo Building in Cleveland.


Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police officers six days before his death.


Hotel construction will continue without Trumps

Trump Hotels announced Thursday that it will be suspending its expansion plans for the SCION and American Idea Hotels brands in Mississippi but the Trump family’s decision to pull out of the project will not stop construction.


Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop, 36, remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March.


2 bodies found in creek, 2 arrested in Mississippi

PITTSBORO, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Mississippi have arrested two people in a double homicide in the northern part of the state. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan tells WTVA-TV the bodies of 38-year-old Kendrick Armstrong and 59-year-old Sherri Turner Calderon were found Wednesday in a cr


Cleveland storm drains become trash dumps

Over the next week the Delta will skies will be covered with rain clouds and as a result the streets will be filled with water. Clevelanders know once the ground is saturated with that water light flooding is a possibility.


Man pulls victim from fiery Mississippi car wreck

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man out of a fiery car wreck. Clint Street said he was on his way to work on U.S. 72 near the Marshall/Benton county line Wednesday when he saw a car on the side of the road with its flashers on, and a woman on the side of th


Suspect Surrenders in Cleveland Triple Shooting

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The man accused of shooting and injuring three people in Cleveland Tuesday afternoon has surrendered to police. Cleveland Police responded to the intersection of Ruby and Pearl Streets at 12:50 PM where they found 18-year-old Ethan Brewer, and 21-year-old Ricktavious Jac


Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive $200 million pharmacy fraud

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty Wednesday.


Mississippi LGBTQ community discuss hate crime reporting in wake of Smollett case

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -The Jussie Smollett case is fueling questions about whether real victims of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes will now come forward. Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear is a pastor of a church in Hattiesburg and is among those in the LGBTQ community concerned about the potential impacts of what po


Trump Organization Pulls out Of Delta Hotels

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — At least four proposed, or nearly completed Delta hotel projects will not have the Trump name behind them according to a report in Thursday’s New York Times. Citing the current political climate the Trump Organization has pulled out of participation in the nearly completed f


Houma doctor among dead in Mississippi hostage standoff: report

One of four people found shot to death in a Clinton, Mississippi, home after a hostage situation last weekend was a doctor from Houma, the Clarion Ledger reports. Dr. Phung Minh Le, 28, was in residency at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center and was in Mississippi with his fiancee. The young doctor of


Reward offered for info on vet accused of rape, faking death

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $5,000 for information on a U.S. Army veteran accused of raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl and then faking his death to avoid charges.


Ole Miss interim chancellor gives statement regarding Mississippi Stands rally

With the Mississippi Stands march taking place in Oxford and on Ole Miss’ campus on Saturday, the university’s interim chancellor Larry Sparks sent a letter to faculty, staff and students on Thursday about regarding the event.


Shelby Trucker Badly Injured in Rosedale Crash

ROSEDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Shelby truckler was badly injured when the truck he was driving hydroplaned and crashed on Mississippi Highway 1 in Rosedale Tuesday morning. Terrence Johnson was driving a beer truck for Clark Distributing around 9:00 AM when the accident occurred. Rosedale Police Chie


Inmates earn GED at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Over thirty inmates received their GED diplomas at a graduation ceremony Thursday morning. This is the largest number of graduates the facility has seen so far. Warden Ray Rice says he's proud of the graduates.


Study finds 31 Mississippi rural hospitals at high risk of closure

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -A new study released today shows one in five rural hospitals across the country are at risk of closing.That’s despite the fact that many of them are vital to their communities.


Arrests Made in Greenville Double Shooting

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville Police have three suspects in custody in connection with last weeks double shooting on Dublin Street which left one man dead, and another critically injured. 23-year-old Clarence Duncan was arrested yesterday on Greenway Street in Greenville. Two other suspec


Closer look at Mississippi hate laws

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - The arrest of 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett. Today a judge set a $100,000 bond and ordered Smollett to surrender his passport. Police announced Wednesday night Smollett will face a felony charge of disorderly conduct. He is accused of filing a false report claiming two men at


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.