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Girl dies after being shot by brother in video game dispute: police

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old

YAHOO! - 2018-03-19 11:00:00

Pedestrian hit on Land Road, hospitalized

A Hamilton man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after he reportedly stepped in front of a moving vehicle on Land Road north of Columbus. Capt. Greg Wright with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the scene just before 9 p.m. where the 62-year-old Clifton Verner had

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 18:20:41

Man charged in fatal wreck

A Starkville man is facing two felony charges in the wake of a wreck that left one person dead and three others injured. Starkville Police Department charged 61-year-old Jimmy Andrew Sims with manslaughter-culpable negligence and aggravated assault Monday. The four-vehicle crash, which happened

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 23:24:22

Starkville man charged in fatal wreck

STARKVILLE - An Oktibbeha County man has been charged with manslaughter for causing a four-car wreck the killed a 47-year-old woman. Jimmy Andrew Sims, 61, of Starkville, was arrested March 19 and charged with manslaughter - culpable negligence and aggravated assault - in connection with a fatal wre

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 21:17:00

Names Released In Columbus Convenience Store Brawl Arrests

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The names of those arrested earlier this week at a Columbus convenience store brawl are released. Police Chief Fred Shelton says Demonte Harris, 25, was charged with Possession of Cocaine.Demonte Harris Meanwhile, Cortez Shields, 32, is charged with felon in Possession of a


Monroe County boy accused of killing sister over video game controller

A 13-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen after a dispute over a video game controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell has confirmed. The identities of neither child have been released. Cantrell said his office received a call at 12:40

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 17:39:43

Columbus Municipal School Board Will Be Holding Community Stakeholder Meetings

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The Columbus Municipal School Board will be having community stakeholder meetings this week. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the educational forum. - Advertisement - The Mississippi School Board's Association will be there guiding the topic of discussion. School board

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-19 02:19:42

Columbus St. Patrick's Day Party With A Purpose

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - There was a flood of green in downtown Columbus today as residents from all over the Golden Triangle showed up to celebrate a long time tradition St. Patrick's Day. One local restaurant is taking the holiday opportunity to do some community good. - Advertisement - "We've got

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-18 02:55:45

Columbus police investigate two shootings at houses

Columbus Police Department is investigating two shootings at houses from earlier this week. The first shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. at a house on the 300 block of 21st Street North, according to a CPD press release. Three shots entered the home, but no one was injured. At about 5:40 a.m. We


Five taken into custody following report of fight at Columbus store

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Police responded to a report of a fight at Columbus convenience store Wednesday morning. According to a City of Columbus spokesperson, police received the call sometime near 7:40 a.m. about the incident at the Sprint Mart near The Little Dooey on Highway 45 North. Five peopl


Clay County stop reveals 1 ounce of cocaine

WEST POINT - A Monday afternoon traffic stop in the Una community led to the arrest of two people and the seizure of more than 1 ounce of cocaine and prescription drugs. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the K-9 Unit made a traffic stop March 12 on CCC Line Road. Three people got out of the truck


Church to get $8M from Tronox settlement

After nearly 15 years, Maranatha Faith Center is receiving what its attorney described as potentially the largest property damage claim ever settled in Lowndes County's history, after the discovery of creosote on its property from the former Kerr-McGee plant. On March 8, Bankruptcy Court Judge Jas


Columbus Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Hold Blood Drive

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The Columbus Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity welcomed the community out today to help save a life. This was the organization's first blood drive. - Advertisement - The goal for today was to receive as many different types of blood to assist the most people possib

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-18 04:02:23

CPD investigating officer stopped in Starkville

Columbus Police Department is investigating an officer after he was recently pulled over for a traffic stop in Starkville. A Starkville police officer pulled over Sgt. Louis Alexander either late last week or early this week, Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols told The Dispatch. Nichols did n


Downtown Columbus readies for Spring Open House

Downtown Columbus Spring Open House is just around the corner. On Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., businesses will show why downtown continues to be a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, said Main Street Columbus Executive Director Barbara Bigelow. Parti

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-18 05:05:02

Starkville activist fights for what she believes in

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Bailey McDaniel is not one to shy away from a fight. The 22-year-old Mississippi State University senior admittedly already had a reputation around campus for being an outspoken activist before the past few weeks - before being at the center of a lawsuit with the city of Sta


Break in, Arson at Houston High School

At this time, we only know the suspect is 20 years old and charges have not been filed. According to Houston Fire Captain Jonathon Blankenship, the call came in at 2:22 a.m. The fire was contained by the sprinkler system. Houston Police Chief Billy Volyes confirmed there is extensive fire and w


Two Arrested After Gas Station Brawl

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Two people are arrested after a fight at a Columbus convenience store this morning, March 14. The incident happened just after 8 at the Sprint Mart in the 700 block of Highway 45 North. - Advertisement - Columbus police say one person had a gun but no shots were fired. No in


Human skull found in Mississippi backyard

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - An investigation is underway after a human skull was found in someone's backyard in Lowndes County. WTVA-TV reports the skull was found Tuesday at a home off Hughes Road. COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - An investigation is underway after a human skull was found in someone's backyard in


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do