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Forecasters confirm 14 tornadoes hit Mississippi

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters have confirmed that 14 tornadoes touched down in Mississippi as severe storms made its way across the South. The National Weather Service said that it had surveyed Thursday afternoon's twisters. The strongest tornado had winds as high as 132 mph when it hit a neighborhood


Some Mississippi residents have been put on notice for measles

JACKSON, MS (WMC) - Some Mississippi residents have been put on notice, after health officials say they may have been exposed to measles. This news comes during a nationwide measles outbreak in the United States.


Grenada shuts down Saltillo in 2-5A matchup

SALTILLO • The Grenada Chargers baseball team used a dominant pitching performance to top Saltillo, 8-0, in the regular-season finale for both teams. Chase Logan and Ryan Wood allowed only two hits in the Division 2-5A matchup.


Tennessee man with the measles traveled to Mississippi when he was still contagious

JACKSON, Miss. (localmemphis.com) -- The Mississippi State Department of Health is warning people of the risk of exposure to the measles. Health officials say the man who has been identified earlier this week as having the first measles case in Tennessee, traveled to the Magnolia State while he was


Grand jury to hear murder case

A young Grenada man facing a murder charge was bound over to the county grand jury Thursday following a hearing. Eighteen-year-old Gage Atkinson, who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jeff Counts, made his initial appearance in Grenada County Justice Court Thursday.


Mississippi Attorney Cheats Death in Plane Crash

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A high-profile Mississippi attorney was a passenger on a twin-engine jet hours before it crashed killing three people. Richard “Dickie” Scruggs and his family flew on the plane from Colorado back to their home in Oxford Saturday; moments later pilot Tommy Nix, his wife Merl


Third storm death reported in Mississippi

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say Mississippi's storm death toll stands at three after a man was fatally injured while helping cut a tree that fell on a house. Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris tells the Daily Leader of Brookhaven that 63-year-old Freddie Mobley died from injuries after a tree trunk r


Delta Defense Training, LLC – Teaching How To Use Weapons Safely and Efficiently

Firearms training is a vitally important part of owning a weapon. From maintaining the gun to handling it safely and accurately, taking your ownership responsibilities seriously can make the difference if you’re ever faced with a potentially dangerous defensive situation. That’s when calling in a pr


Storms kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


Grenada Man Shot in the Head and Dies

GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Grenada man is dead after he was shot in the head multiple times. 46-year-old Jeff Counts died Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds. 18-year-old Gage Atkinson was arrested at the scene and charged with murder. The death is being called a domestic-related situation as se


Ex-Mississippi sheriff sentenced on bribery charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Mississippi sheriff accused of taking bribes to allow drug distribution and a robbery was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. Former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer, 58, pleaded guilty to extorting a bribe. In addition to his prison sentence, he will serve


Watch: Rare Trio of Bald Eagles Raise Eaglets Together on the Mississippi River

They say it takes a village to raise a child — but in a nest along the Mississippi River, three bald eagles have decided that it takes a trio to raise newly hatched downy eaglets.


Alabama woman and two Mississippi men dead as severe weather sweeps across the Southeast

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


Storms devastate parts of Morton; Mississippi cleans up

Morton, MS - MORTON, MS -- Storms ripped through Mississippi Thursday, leaving widespread damage throughout the state. A number of homes were destroyed in Morton, Mississippi. The National Weather Service believes multiple tornadoes touched down in Mississippi; however, they won't know for certain u


First measles exposure reported in Mississippi

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What to do this weekend: April 19-21

Zion Chapter No. 128 Order of the Eastern Star Spring Tea. The Zion Chapter No. 128 Order of the Eastern Star will have its Spring Tea, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Winona Community Center on Powell Street. For more information, contact Eloise B. Forrest at 662-283-5947.


Mississippi college tuition increase

Mississippi’s eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of four percent by fall. For the first time, the average cost for a full year of tuition and mandatory fees in Mississippi will exceed $8,000. The College Board approved increases for all the universities on Thursday.


Mississippi EMA releases statewide damage report on the April 18 tornado outbreak

PEARL, Miss. (WKRG) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has received damage reports from 35 counties due to tornadoes and severe storms that impacted the state on April 18.


Discovering herbal medicine in South Mississippi

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A lot of people turn to herbal remedies as a natural way to fight ailments. South Mississippi’s Blue Boy Herbs makes and sends herbal medicines all over the world. Owner and Master Herbalist Darrell Martin steps into a bog.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.