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One Dead After Shooting Outside Trotter Convention Center In Downtown Columbus

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - One man is dead after a shooting outside the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus. City Spokesman Joe Dillon tells WCBI the facility was rented for the evening, and the shooting occurred as people were leaving. Apparently there was an argument before the shots were

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-23 14:29:07

VIDEO: Investigation Underway After Body Was Found At Lake Lowndes State Park

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- An investigation is underway after a body was found in a wooded area at Lake Lowndes State Park. Investigators were called out to the area near the Multipurpose Center early Thursday afternoon. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant wasn't able to release any other inform

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 04:44:48

West Point Fire Victim Identified

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) - Investigators have identified the man that died in a Thanksgiving afternoon fire. Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter says William Brownlee Sr., 62, was found inside the burning Washington Street home in West Point. The fire apparently started about 4 PM on Thursday. Firefigh

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 16:52:36

Investigation Underway After Fatal House Fire

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI)- A fire investigation is underway in West Point after a man's body was found inside the home. Crews were called to a home in 100 Block Washington Street in West Point just at 4 p.m. Thursday evening. Clay County Coroner, Alvin Carter Junior says fire crews found the body of

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 00:43:23

Severe Weather Staying Away... For Now

Late November often yields a round or two of severe storms that produce tornadoes here in the Deep South. Climatology says this is the case. Odds of a Tornado in Late November If you recall, we had a major out break of severe weather and tornadoes on November 29th last year. This was the Tuesday rig

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 21:59:20

Man Arrested for November 9th Burglary

PRENTISS CO, Miss. (WCBI)- A man is arrested in Prentiss County, stemming from a burglary that happened earlier in November. Ashanti Sampson, 33, was booked Tuesday ,and charged with burglary of a building. Investigators say Sampson and another man, were seen in a Black Jeep Cherokee, breaking into

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 17:38:20

VIDEO: Volunteers Feed Nearly 2,000 In Columbus This Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Hundreds of volunteers braved the cold temperatures Thanksgiving morning to make and deliver meals in Columbus. Stokes-Beard Elementary School cafeteria was brimming with smiling faces ready to take meals across the "Friendly City." All the Thanksgiving trimmings were include

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 05:04:00

VIDEO: MSU's First African-American Athletes Honored Before Egg Bowl

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- Before Thursday's Egg Bowl kickoff two former Mississippi State University players were honored with the dedication of the Dowsing-Bell Plaza. Frank Dowsing Jr. and Robert Bell were the first African American athletes who played for state. The Dowsing-Bell Plaza was dedicat

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-24 05:15:14

Police believe drug use was a cause in the crash that killed a Coloma teen

Police believe drug use was a cause in the crash that killed a Coloma teen.{ } (File - MGN) Michigan State Police are investigating after a teen was killed in a crash on Red Arrow Highway. Troopers said Bridget Blogett, 20, Gobles, was headed west on Red Arrow Highway around 1:20 a.m. and crashed in

WWMT - 2017-11-24 16:24:26

Mark III Grille & Bar gets service award

ST. JOSEPH - A Tex-Mex restaurant has been chosen as the winner of this year's Celebrated Service Award, sponsored by Celebration Cinema. Mark III Grille & Bar in Royalton Township was named the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph-area winner earlier this week. "We are so honored to be the winner of the 2018

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

People hit the streets for Twin Cities Turkey Trot 5K

BENTON HARBOR - Thanksgiving Day is usually spent with family and enough food to fill a table. About 380 people added a new feature to the holiday by taking part in the third annual Twin Cities Turkey Trot on Thursday, which began outside the Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park. Among the runners w

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

LMC seeks Alumni Award nominations

BENTON TOWNSHIP - The Lake Michigan College Alumni Association Board of Directors is looking for alumni to honor. The organization is seeking nominations for its 2018 Alumni Awards for those who have attended Lake Michigan College or its predecessor, Benton Harbor Community College, and have earned

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Sleigh-bells will be ringing in Saint Joseph

WSBT 22 There's going to be a winter wonderland in Saint Joseph! Children will be able to pet live reindeer at the Silver Beach Carousel! The event will take place in Santa's Christmas Corral at the Shadowland Ballroom -- which is across from the Silver Beach Carousel. The reindeer will visit from 1

22 WSBT - 2017-11-24 08:57:17

Law enforcement to crack down on impaired driving

ST. JOSEPH - Ten people lost their lives on Michigan roads during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period. In an effort to make that number zero this year, local law enforcement agencies will enforce the Drive Sober Get Pulled Over campaign through Thanksgiving weekend and the coming weeks. "If we se

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-11-23 11:00:00

Putting Michigan ahead of the rest

BENTON HARBOR - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer told a crowd of more than 60 in Benton Harbor Tuesday that she wants to make Michigan a top state it once was in terms of education and jobs. "There was a point in time when the public schools in Michigan were the finest around. And

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-11-23 11:00:00

Students learn that homelessness can look like anybody

BENTON TOWNSHIP - Homelessness can look like anybody. It's not just wizened men living under bridges. That's the lesson an activist for the homeless drove home Monday for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Countryside Academy, a charter school in Benton Township. "I know people who have master's d


Crude price hits new year high, approaches $59

Oil rose this week rose on sharp declines in crude oil inventories. Trevor Hawes, thawes@mrt.com The price of oil was up more than 4 percent for the week and hit a new year high in the process. West Texas Intermediate contracts for January delivery closed Friday at $58.95 per barrel, up 93 cents (1.

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-24 22:32:17

Oil price rises to highest in more than two years

U.S. oil prices climbed nearly a dollar on Friday to the highest close in more than two years. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. oil benchmark rose 93 cents, or 1.6 percent, to finish at $58.95 a barrel, the highest settlement since June 30, 2015, when the price was $59.47. RELATED: Will oil prices

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-24 20:31:07

Garfield Street and Industrial Avenue train tracks blocked off after sustaining damage

MIDLAND -- According to Midland County Sheriff's Office, the train tracks located on Garfield Street and Industrial Avenue in Midland are blocked off following an accident on the tracks. MCSO tells us that although there were no injuries reported, the tracks did sustain damage and they are unaware

CBS7.COM - 2017-11-24 20:26:00

Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

Jeff Martin, Associated Press Updated 9:44 am, Friday, November 24, 2017 ATLANTA (AP) - A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. It's called Confederate Avenue. Running 1.4 miles (2.25 k

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-24 16:00:42