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5 Arrested In Starkville Embezzlement Scandal

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- New developments in an embezzlement scandal within the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department. Another person has turned herself in after a warrant was issued. 5 Starkville Parks and Recreation employees are at the center of the embezzlement investigation. One of those,

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-20 00:48:03

Columbus Man To Sue Railroad Company

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - A Columbus man that was injured by moving train files a lawsuit against the railroad company. In his lawsuit, Bennie Walton claims the Kansas City Southern train blocked pedestrian access for an unreasonable amount of time. The court documents claim Walton was returning from


Man arrested for biting Columbus police officer

Brian Bishop, 36, of Columbus, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, failure to obey a police officer, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana. According to police, Bishop ran from officers Thursday when they smelled marijuana while investigating a stranded vehicle in the


Starkville works to improve cash monitoring after Parks embezzlement

Starkville is striving to improve the controls it has in place to monitor for cash irregularities after an embezzlement investigation rocked its Parks and Recreation department. A fifth suspect in an alleged Parks embezzlement conspiracy, 38-year-old Schronda Eddins of Columbus, turned herself in

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-21 06:01:03

Air Force Base receives best-ever inspection rating in 2017

Columbus Air Force Base Commander Col. Doug Gosney said 2017 was particularly productive for the base, and he hopes that trend continues in 2018. Gosney, who commands the 14th Flying Training Wing at CAFB, reviewed the last year's achievements at the base and spoke about the year ahead during a Sa

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-21 06:01:03

Dealing with Devin: Old 82 reopening in downtown Columbus

Old 82 Restaurant in downtown Columbus is reopening as Old 82 Restaurant and Steakhouse, Columbus Main Street Director Barbara Bigelow confirmed. In 2014, Chef Mark Eakes opened the restaurant that closed in 2016. Now city building inspector Kenny Wiegel said Terry McCool has applied for a busin


Man bites officer during drug arrest

A man who allegedly bit a police officer is in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. Brian Keith Bishop, 36, of 313 Marshall Dr., is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer as well as several misdemeanors, for allegedly biting a narcotics officer while attempting to run fro

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-19 18:53:51

Roses and thorns: 1/21/18

A rose to the men and women of the Columbus Air Force Base who serve our nation and community so well, and to those in the community who take the time and effort to make sure their many contributions are not neglected. Saturday, CAFB held a reception to thank citizens for that support, with wing c

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-21 04:50:41

Jackson shooting sends 2 victims to hospital

JACKSON, Tenn.-At 8:40 Friday night, Jackson Police got a call of a shooting at the 700 block of North Hays Avenue, south of Lane College. A WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staffer says Lane College called and alerted students. Jackson Police say two victims have gunshot wounds and were transported by ambula

WBBJTV.COM - 2018-01-20 04:45:46

High-ranking Gangster Disciple sentenced to 30 years in racketeering

JACKSON, Tenn. - The highest-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples in Tennessee has been sentenced to serve 30 years on federal charges of racketeering and conspiracy. Byron Purdy, the "Governor of Governors" for the gang, pleaded guilty in July 2017 after his indictment in May 2016. According to

WBBJTV.COM - 2018-01-19 22:41:04

Shooting near college sends 2 to hospital in critical condition

JACKSON, Tenn. - Two young men are in critical condition after police say shots broke out near Lane College late Friday night. "It's very scary, since our school is right there," Lane College student Tea Fisher said. Jackson police say they got the call around 9:30 Friday night, rushing to the 700 b

WBBJTV.COM - 2018-01-21 03:14:20

MCSO deputy arrested, suspended with pay

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn - Madison County Sheriff John Mehr confirmed a deputy has been arrested. Deputy Shane Paar is allegedly accused of simple domestic assault, involving his son. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. Saturday on Madelyn Cove in Oakfield. Deputy Paar has been placed on administrative

WBBJTV.COM - 2018-01-21 04:35:04

2 suspects wanted in armed robbery at Smryna gas station

According to the Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office, two suspects are wanted after robbing a Smyrna gas station with semi-automatic weapons. The robbery occurred at Allmaville Market around 7:45 p.m. on Friday evening. Detective Sgt. Jackson said the two suspects were allegedly carrying two semi-auto

WSMV - 2018-01-20 07:26:00

Parade honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn - The streets in Bolivar were packed Saturday as many came together for an annual parade, honoring a civil rights hero. Hardeman county churches, law enforcement, and other organizations marched in the parade honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organizers

WBBJTV.COM - 2018-01-21 04:36:27

Jackson police investigating East Jackson break-in

EAST JACKSON, Tenn. - Jackson police are investigating a break-in at a home in East Jackson Tuesday morning. According to police, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a home on the 100 block of Eden Street around 7 a.m. The victim told police that two men forced their way into the home an


Newbern residents offer helping hand to officers injured during Jan. 1 shooting

On Jan. 1, 2018, while the rest of the world was bringing in the New Year, the lives of two Newbern police officers took a turn for the worse, after sustaining gunshot injuries when responding to a disturbance call at Bettys Bar in Newbern, located at 114 Smith St. Alex Martin and Cranston Fisk wer

STATE GAZETTE - 2018-01-21 06:00:00

Man suspected of killing 21-year-old, hiding body gets $350K bail

The man accused of shooting and killing a Sun Prairie man was in Dane County court Friday afternoon. Daniel C. Lieske, 59, of Marshall, was charged in the death of 21-year-old Jesse Faber, whose body was found in a storage facility in Rio, about 30 miles north of where he was reportedly last seen in

FOX47.COM - 2018-01-20 16:10:14

MPD: bullets hit condominium on Madison's west side

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison Police officers responded to gunshots being fired in the 300 block of Junction Road at around 10 Thursday night. According to Chief Mike Koval's blog, when officers arrived they did not find anything or anyone hurt. On Friday morning, officers found shell casings an

NBC15.COM - 2018-01-20 23:45:00

Portage woman held on $2,000 cash accused of string of scams

A Portage woman is being held on $2,000 cash bond for four misdemeanor cases after her arrest Tuesday, suspected of running a door-to-door scam. Jennifer P. Johnson, 38, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court via video from jail on Friday charged with one count of misdemeanor theft and six counts

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-01-19 23:46:00

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MADISON - 2018-01-21 07:45:59