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Columbus chief financial officer resigns
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The chief financial officer for the city of Columbus has resigned from his job, confirmed city spokesman Joe Dillon. Milton Rawle submitted his resignation to the city council this week.
No. 6 Mississippi State Wins 11th Straight over Rebels, 80-66
OXFORD - Something was missing from Thursday night’s battle between Mississippi State and Ole Miss at the Pavilion and Oxford and it was a trend of up and down play for Vic Schaefer teams this season.
Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 stabbing death
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man is pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 2016 death. The Commercial Dispatch reports 43-year-old Barry Boozer on Tuesday admitted in Lowndes County Circuit Court that he stabbed Robert Elliott Thomas to death at a Columbus motel in November 2016.
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.
CAFB housing getting close review
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE — Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100 percent review” of the condition
Peanut truck crash halts traffic
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- A semi crash brings traffic to a crawl on a major highway Thursday evening. It happened in the West Bound lanes of Highway 82 just before the Macon/Meridian exit.
Columbus couple charged with neglecting 'vulnerable' teenager
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people are accused of neglecting a “vulnerable” teenager in Lowndes County. On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Highway 373 Lot 32.
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
Tax for another Mississippi River Bridge would not pass muster with Livingston Parish voters, Parish President Ricks says
BATON ROUGE – A new bridge across the Mississippi River could benefit Livingston and four other parishes in the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, but who pays for it could be a different story, Parish President Layton Ricks said.
CPD investigator faces discipline for misusing resources
A Columbus police investigator could face suspension or termination for misusing city time and resources earlier this year. Reginald Adams drove a city vehicle without authorization to Moorhead while on duty on Jan. 31 to either apply or interview for that town's police chief position, multiple city
CMSD Board recognized for superintendent search
The Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees tried to involve the community in its lengthy search to find a superintendent last year. The Mississippi School Board Association recognized that effort -- so much so that they asked CMSD board members to present to school districts at the MSB
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.
Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers Seeing An Increase In Tips
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An increase of Crime Stoppers tips is leading to arrests in the Golden Triangle. The surge of information started back in mid January. The coordinator for Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers believes a story we did back in early January, helped jump start the increase of in
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
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
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.
Starkville police arrest teen for shooting at an individual
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Business Moves with Mary: Former College St. doctor's office to become apartments
Dr. Billy Stallworth built his general practice office on College Street in 1938, and although the name of the building will remain the same, a new owner has recently taken ownership of the one-story brick building.
Rawle resigns as Columbus CFO
Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle resigned Tuesday night, a week after he returned from an unpaid suspension for failing to comply with job performance standards. Multiple city sources confirmed city councilmen accepted Rawle's resignation during an executive session of Tuesday's regular