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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest In West Point

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - A September 20, 2017 traffic stop on Hwy 45 Alt. in West Point initiated by the Clay County Sheriff's Narcotic K-9 Unit resulted in the arrest of Leigh Hall, age 32 of West Point. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the K-9 alerted to the presence of syringes co

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 19:08:16

Video: East Columbus Home Damaged by Thursday Night Fire

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - A family is left without a home in East Columbus after a Thursday evening fire. Neighbors say the homeowners were working on a truck when the blaze started. They tell us a spark from the vehicle hit the home which leads them to believe that may have started the fire. No one

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 03:43:50

BREAKING: Columbus Police Investigating Shots Fired At CHS Football Game

Shelton says no one was injured and no one has been arrested. This is a developing story. Stay with WCBI and WCBI.com. Shelton says no one was injured and no one has been arrested. This is a developing story. Stay with WCBI and WCBI.com.

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-23 03:17:15

The Sherman Business Report: New hypnotherapy office in Columbus

Jamie Price, a Columbus native, opened a hypnotherapy office in east Columbus on Sept. 1. While hypnosis is often viewed through the lens of entertainment media as a comedic routine or a stage magician's trick, the practice began with the work of Franz Mesmer, an 18th century physician, who used h

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 18:07:34

Video: Task Force Tackles Affordable Housing Options For Homeless

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) - Helping the homeless find affordable housing, and also better coordinating services for the needy, those were some topics addressed at a meeting of Tupelo's Homelessness Task Force. The task force discussed options for those looking to get off of the streets, and how various a

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:30:10

First Day of Fall but it Feels Like Summer

TONIGHT: A few showers or storms may develop this evening and could plague a football game or two. These showers or storms could develop anywhere, so just keep an eye to the sky if you have any outdoor plans this evening. It will be another warm and muggy evening as temperatures likely stay around 7

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 20:45:48

Services Available For Those Impacted By Fires

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - Some residents uprooted from that Starkville fire apartment will stay at the burn shelter in Starkville for a couple of weeks. It's a good alternative for fire victims, until they find another place to live. There are also other services available for people impacted by a

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 23:28:32

VIDEO: MSU Researches Safer Helmets to Prevent CFE & Concussions

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- Pro-football player, Aaron Hernandez's family is suing the NFL over the player's diagnosis of CFE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. A disease that hundreds of football players succumb to after enduring multiple hits throughout their lifetime. Researchers say their biggest

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-23 00:08:19

VIDEO: The Impacts Of The iPhone 8 Release

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - iPhone eight sales start today, September, 22. You'd think people wanting to get the latest phone would help "used" cell phone dealers. "It's kind of slowed business down a little bit the past couple weeks," said Cell Phone Repair Geeks Manager Ben Mitchell. Mitchell says th

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 23:06:27

Jailers To Face Punishment For Inmate's Escape

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - At least nine Lowndes County Adult Detention Center jailers are punished after an inmate escapes. Chief Deputy Marc Miley tells WCBI the employees are facing a "tough" disciplinary action. However, he declined to give specific details because it's a personnel matter. N

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 22:48:59

Holman Puts On Dancing Shoes For 'Dance Like The Stars'

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) - Final preparations are underway for the largest fundraiser of the year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. 'Dance Like the Stars" allows local celebrities to showcase their dance skills for thousands of people, and raise money for the clubs. As soon as Emily Ho

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 22:36:00

Mississippi Medicaid Requests Additional $47 Million

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Medicaid is requesting more money to get through the state budget year that ends in June. It has made similar requests in recent years, and those have been at least partially fulfilled. Legislators say writing the Medicaid budget is challenging because it's hard to

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 21:08:42

Two Local Volunteers Head To Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

TUPELO/BYHALIA, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - Red Cross volunteers Ted Brechbill of Byhalia, Mississippi and Mike Egerton of Tupelo deploy on what the organization calls a "hardship" assignment in response to Hurricane Maria. Brechbill's assignment is in Puerto Rico, and Egerton is in the U.S. Virgin Isla

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 17:59:49

Meth Possession Arrest Made In Tishomingo County

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - Phillip Cutshall, 45-year-old, white male, of Tishomingo, Mississippi was officially charged with Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, back on September 21, 2017 due to a traffic stop for reckless driving. Cutshall remains in the cust

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 15:49:55

CHIP Program To Go Bankrupt By Year's End

JACKSON, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - Representative Jarvis Dortch (D-Raymond) sent a letter today urging Mississippi's Congressional delegation to support a five-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program expires on September 30 of this year, and the Missis

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-22 15:17:33

Mississippi's State Auditor Speaks In Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) - A small town embezzlement case, involving two city workers has put the State Auditor's Office in the spotlight. On Thursday, Stacey Pickering was in Oxford briefing business and political leaders about the work his office does and about that case in Ecru. Pickering says no mat

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:55:32

Anti-Hazing Is A Big Priority For The University of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) - It's Rush Week at the University of Mississippi and a thousands of students will be going through the recruitment process. Many universities have been in the national spotlight because of fraternity hazing cases. Recently, Louisiana State University suspended one of its frater

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:54:13

Video: New Partnership Helps Students Gain Valuable Skills And Certification

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) - Pastors of Tupelo area churches are partnering with Itawamba Community College in an effort to help those with criminal records, or who have fallen on hard times, get valuable training for a career in the construction field. Pastors and faith leaders met with representatives f

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:45:43

Video: The Role Tattoos Play In Law Enforcement Investigation

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - For many people, a tattoo is a form of expression but for law enforcement, a tattoo can be an avenue to a person's identity. Identifying a suspect or a victim's body is no easy task. "Depending on the circumstances, it can be extremely difficult when you find the body

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:32:54

VIDEO: Finding the Care You Need With Just One Phone Call

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WCBI) - When it comes to finding the proper long-term care services for yourself or a loved one, you want to make sure you find one that fits specific needs. Thanks to a partnership with Medicaid and the Department of Human Services, it will only take one call to find the perfect se

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-21 22:54:44