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Making less of a mess
The director of Keep Pike County Beautiful had some surprisingly positive news for county supervisors Thursday: Things are looking better on the litter front. KPCB director Tammy Strickland gave supervisors the results of the annual litter index that took place in January. It involves checking on de
Burned body found in car in south Mississippi
COLUMBIA (AP) — Law enforcement agents are investigating after a burned body was found in a car in south Mississippi. WDAM-TV reports the body was found Friday morning in the Kokomo community of Marion County.
Friendship expands fire protection district
Pike County supervisors approved the expansion of the fire protection grading district for Friendship Fire Department on Thursday. During a public hearing on the matter, civil defense director Richard Coghlan said the annexed area will take in the northeast part of the county from Felder’s Campgroun
Emergency Management: Mississippi, Pearl Rivers flooding
WARREN AND RANKIN COUNTIES, Miss. (WJTV) - In the midst of the severe weather, heavy rainfall is causing the Mississippi River to flood in Warren County and the Pearl River to rise in Rankin County, officials said Saturday.
Brief standoff in McComb ends after suspect’s mother talks him out of beverage cooler
MCCOMB, MS (WLBT) - Sergeant Bryant Jones with the McComb Police Department was patrolling Elmwood Street near Maddok Avenue on Monday night, when he heard approximately five to six shots fired in the area.
German Company Stepping Across Border into Mississippi
OLIVE BRANCH, MS (Ben Caxton) — A German agricultural implement company is moving its North American headquarters from Memphis to Olive Branch. Krone is investing $1.5 million to move its 45-employee headquarters and distribution facility to Mississippi, consolidating two warehouses into one locatio
Mississippi man dies in crash with 18-wheeler carrying chickens
MCCOMB, Ms. (WJTV) - (2/19/19) The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash, after an 18-wheeler and a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck collided in Pike County Monday night.
"Major water issue" reported in Mississippi town, crews working to find cause
OXFORD, Miss. - Major water issues have been reported in Mississippi. Crews are working to restore water services in the southern part of Oxford. Investigators with Oxford Utilities are working to find out what caused the problem.
Flooding forces closings, evacuation in north Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Like earlier this week, heavy rainfall is causing chaos and issues in north Mississippi. 10:23 a.m. - County Road 245 in Calhoun County is closed, confirmed Sheriff Greg Pollan.
Magnolia buys land for park expansion
Magnolia is making strides toward its Central Park expansion, with the board of aldermen approving purchase of a 1-acre lot. Aldermen voted at a board meeting Tuesday to purchase the lot from Samuel Hall in the amount of $19,000.
Counties across Mississippi preparing for flooding as storms move through
MISSISSIPPI - Heavy downpours are causing flash flooding in Grenada County, Mississippi. Those Floodwaters are putting roads and homes in water. FOX13 travelled to both DeSoto and Grenada counties, where some areas are already seeing floodwaters and others are preparing.
Brookhaven, narcotics officers capture 2 fleeing suspects
Two Brookhaven men who ran from police Thursday were soon captured and arrested on a laundry list of drug charges. Craig J. Dunbar, 28, of 219 Pennington St., and Devin Barlow, 34, of 303 Knox Lane, fled when officers came knocking at 614 East Chickasaw St. about 4:30 p.m.
Investigators: 1 escapee from Franklin County back in custody in Mississippi
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – One of two men who escaped from the Franklin County Jail Thursday night is back in custody. We’re told he was caught in Mississippi. Franklin County Investigators say two men escaped from the county jail around 10:30 Thursday night, using a fight within the jail as a diversio
Distant jurors to hear trial for 8 killings in Mississippi
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A judge has set a February 2020 trial for a Mississippi man charged with killing eight people in May 2017. Lincoln County Circuit Judge David Strong on Friday announced the trial date for Willie Cory Godbolt. Strong also said jurors will be chosen from DeSoto County, in far
Northern Mississippi sees massive flooding
Pearl, Miss (WJTV) - Northern Mississippi is seeing a lot of rain which is impacting people in the area. WJTV's Marcus James talked with MEMA, who is encouraging everyone to make sure they pay attention to the forecast over the weekend.
Parts Of North Mississippi Being Evacuated Due To Flooding
MARSHALL COUNTY, MS (localmemphis.com) - As the rain continues to pummel the Mid-South, folks are already being evacuated in North Mississippi. Rescue crews are evacuating the area near Enid Lake in Panola County.
Weather damages homes and roads throughout north Mississippi
PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) - Dozens of homes and roads were damaged as a result of severe storms and flooding. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency states these damage reports serve only as initial assessments and will change as additional reports are submitted.
Trial set for Brookhaven man, accused of killing mother-in-law, 7 others
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) - A trial date is set for the Brookhaven man accused of killing 8 people in 2017. Cory Godbolt will go on trial Feb. 10 in Lincoln County, but the jury is coming in from another part of the state.
Judge sets 2020 trial date for Willie Godbolt
BROOKHAVEN, MS (WLBT) - Willie Godbolt, the man accused of killing eight in Lincoln County massacre in May of 2017, appeared in court Friday before Judge David Strong for a status hearing.
Severe weather expected this afternoon ahead of a cold front
There will be a marginal to slight risk of severe weather through this evening as a squall line moves through the area ahead of a cold front. The greatest risk is generally across areas that are along/north of a line from Baton Rouge to Tickfaw to Franklinton. The line will progress from east to wes