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Columbus student arrested for threatening to shoot up school
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus High School student was arrested after threatening to shoot up the school. Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said he became aware of the threat Sunday afternoon, after it was posted on social media.
Columbus city council to vote on restaurant tax
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – If lawmakers approve a 2% restaurant tax this legislative session, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau knows how it wants to spend some of the money.
Facebook gun threat lands student in jail
A Columbus High School student is in custody after he apparently made a Facebook post threatening to shoot the school. The post, which appeared Sunday afternoon, included a photo of a shirtless male and said: "... just be at school tomorrow and yall better take cover in that b**** im takeing a gun t
Local Boy Becomes A Celebrity For A Day
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Jaylon Shelton is a local 18 year-old who’s battling multiple disabilities including a rare muscle condition in his legs. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is giving Jaylon the trip of a lifetime and a sendoff party fit for a celebrity.
Judge puts limits on lawyers in police-involved shooting case
Columbus, Miss. (WCBI) – A local judge said he’s worried it may be difficult to select a jury in the controversial case of an officer-involved shooting that killed a Columbus man.
West Point police investigate shooting
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Mississippi State again recognized as one of nation’s top research universities
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A new review of U.S. higher education further affirms Mississippi State University’s status as one of the nation’s leading research institutions. On Monday [Dec. 17], the Carnegie Foundation released an update of the influential Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Edu
Another top 10 tussle for No. 4 MSU
Mississippi State moved up one spot to No. 4 in the latest Associated Press poll on Monday and has a chance to climb even higher in the rankings if it can stay undefeated tonight at seventh-ranked Oregon.
HA names new director of development
A newcomer to the city of Columbus has been selected to lead Heritage Academy's development program. Cheryl F. Maner has been hired to fill the position at the K4-12 college prep school.
Aberdeen man charged with uttering forgery
Billy Dewayne Jones, 28, of Aberdeen was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with one count of uttering forgery, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. He also had a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. He is currently being held in the Monroe County Detention Center.
Super Late Models will come to Columbus Speedway in 2019
Super Late Model racing has a new home at Columbus Speedway. After more than a month's worth of meetings with engine builders, drivers and potential sponsors, Rod Taylor, promoter at Columbus Speedway, has added the fledgling -- and most expensive -- division in Southern dirt racing to the track's w
Hamilton woman faces burglary charge
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Jeana K. Tucker, 26, of Hamilton was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with burglary of a building on Burks Road. She is currently being held in the Monroe County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
Long days and early mornings paying off for a Columbus teacher
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A first year teacher at Columbus Middle School is making her mark on students, and although she’s fulfilling what she believes to be her purpose now, the journey to get to this point hasn’t been easy.
Mississippi's 4 Most Wanted suspects in Hinds County
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - In this week's edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted, we're focusing on the four most wanted suspects from Hinds County. The Hinds County Sheriff's Office is looking for 27-year-old Desiree Nickerson. Nickerson is wanted for one count of house burglary. Nickerson is 5'4" and 13
Teen shot and killed after party gets out of hand in North Mississippi
TUNICA CO., Miss. - A teenage boy was shot and killed over the weekend after a party in Mississippi got out of hand. Michael Jackson, 16, was shot and killed late Saturday night during a party at the Lots of Love Events Center in Tunica.
Mississippi man pleads guilty in April 2017 downtown shooting
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 21-year-old Mississippi man has pled guilty to reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon for shooting into a crowded parking lot in April 2017. Corey Woods of Hernando was sentenced to two years in prison by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell, who denied Woods’ request for div
Auto museum in Mississippi closing next year
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Teen shot and killed in North Mississippi
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a shooting at a Mississippi business. According to the news release, officers were called to the Lots of Love business on the 2200 block of U.S. Highway North on December 16.
Retired Mississippi police dog rescued from animal shelter as handler gets demotion
A Mississippi cop has been demoted from the K9 unit to patrol duty after taking his retired four-legged partner to an animal shelter to be put up for adoption. Ringo sniffed out drugs for the Jackson Police Department for nine years until the dog's retirement this past October. Nevertheless, the Lab
Local organization helping bring Christmas cheer to inmate families
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- Many children take waking up to a gift under the Christmas tree for granted. But when a parent is in jail that dream can be just that…a dream. A Columbus organization is setting out to change that.