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Sheriff: Murder charge planned after toddler found in oven
Williams said the grandmother's brother found the body Monday night and called police in Shaw, a tow of about 2,000 people approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Jackson. Police in turn called the sheriff's office and others for assistance.
One in custody after baby stabbed, baked in oven
SHAW, MS (WTVA) - According to WTVA, one person is in custody after a baby was stabbed, placed in an oven and baked, according to the Bolivar County sheriff.
Traffic stop leads to drug, burglary charges
Jeffery Walker, 29, of West Point was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and placed in the Chickasaw County Jail to await arraignment.
Man arrested on drug charge
The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on drug charges following a traffic stop in Houston over the weekend.The Chickasaw County Sheriff Department and Houston Police Department made a traffic stop Sunday, Oct. 14, on Highway 15 near Airport Road in Houston.
Child found dead in oven
“When deputies arrived on the scene, it was confirmed that a homicide had taken place inside the home,” he added.
Breaking: 20 Month Old Stabbed – And Cooked – in Shaw
SHAW, MS (Ben Caxton) — Pam Chatman is reporting this evening that police are on the scene of a gruesome slaying in Shaw. Chatman says that the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Departmant reports that “a 20-month old baby girl was stabbed and placed in a kitchen oven and cooked.” The baby was discovered by
Road Trip: Greenville to Greenwood
I arrived in Greenville, Mississippi, the night before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, with an overnight bag. Thirteen years later, I’m still here, explaining several times every week, it seems, that no, Greenville is not home to The Alluvian Spa, or the former world headquarters of Viking. “That
UPDATE: Grandmother in custody for infant's death
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams says a grandmother is being held in connection with the infant's death. The grandmother's name is not being released because no formal charges have been filed at this time. The infant has been identified as a 20-month-old girl. The girl's identity is not being
"Poorest" county in Mississippi gets 60 new jobs, $15/hr
DURANT, Miss. (WJTV) - Thanks to the expansion of a Durant, Miss. manufacturing plant in Holmes County, 60 new jobs will be provided to people in what is called the poorest county in the state.
Grandmother accused of murder after young child stabbed, burned in oven | East Idaho News
SHAW, Mississippi – A grandmother in Shaw, Mississippi, is being held by authorities in connection with an infant’s death.
Greenwood Charter School Bid Rejected by Authorizer Board
GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenwood groups plan for a new charter school in Leflore County has been rejected by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. The application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County was turned away based on concerns about it
No. 5 LSU has score to settle vs. No. 22 Mississippi State
No. 5 LSU is coming off an exhilarating 36-16 victory over previously No. 2-ranked Georgia last Saturday, but now the Tigers must maintain their focus as they prepare to host No. 22 Mississippi State on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.
Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.
Jackson Police search for suspects after 2 separate armed robberies
Sgt. Holmes said three to four black men, wearing hooded tops with their faces covered, took an undetermined amount of cash from both locations. Police believe the suspects are in a small, white four door sedan.
Traffic Alert: Accident on 55, Jackson, shuts down two lanes
An accident on I-55 north in Jackson, past Woodrow Wilson Ave., has shut down two left lanes, according to the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation.
Vicksburg man shot while trying to diffuse an argument between two people
VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT) - Vicksburg police responded to The Whataburger restaurant, located at 3402 Halls Ferry Road, in reference to a shooting around 1:57 a.m. Sunday.
1 dead, another injured after 'active shooter' reported near Navy base in Millington
MILLINGTON, Tenn.- One person is dead, and another injured after a shooting near the Navy base in Millington.
Charleston spoils Ruleville’s homecoming
Off the field might have been fun, but on it, the Tigers struggled early on as they fell behind 22-0 in the first quarter and never recovered as they watched Charleston go on to win 38-12 in a key Region 3-3A football game.
"Houston, we have a problem"
HOUSTON – Chickasaw County customers satisfied with their cell-phone service and access to high speed internet need not apply.Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spoke to more than 115 people in a packed Chickasaw County Courthouse last week and urged them to help the PSC collect data on cel
Mississippi landlord to pay couple for discrimination
The Department of Housing and Urban Development reached the settlement Tuesday but did not disclose the amount, TheClarion Ledgerreported. In April, the agency charged Gene Baker of Belden with violating the Fair Housing Act.