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Family Dollar employees robbed at gunpoint

jbrock@themeridianstar.com Police are seeking a suspect believed to have robbed two local Family Dollar employees at gunpoint late Saturday night. According to Meridian Police spokesman Sgt. Dareall Thompson, the incident occurred about 9:30 p.m., after the employees closed the store, located at 210

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-24 16:36:54

Today's Weather - Sept.. 25th, 2017

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WTOK-TV - 2017-09-25 12:43:42

Trump administration implements new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Soma

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-25 01:55:00

White House: No defeat for Trump if Strange loses in Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House suggests it won't be a defeat if President Donald Trump's candidate ends up losing Alabama's Senate GOP runoff. Legislative director Marc Short says Trump still supports Luther Strange, the establishment-backed candidate appointed to the seat that belonged to Attor

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-25 01:40:00

City nixes school tax hike, says district didn't follow law

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is rescinding a tax increase for its school system, saying school officials didn't meet legal requirements. The Pascagoula City Council voted 4-1 Thursday to reverse a property tax increase for the Pascagoula-Gautier school district. The 4-mill

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-25 01:05:00

1 killed 7 injured in Tennessee church shooting

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - Nashville police say a gunman has been captured after opening fire at a Tennessee church, killing 1 and wounding 7. The injured were transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known. A dispatcher quoted by the newspaper said that the sce

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 20:40:00

First Responders: Volunteer Firefighter Cozy Hudson

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) In First Responders we travel to Clarkdale where we find Cozy Hudson. Hudson has been a volunteer firefighter for the last couple of years and says it's all about putting the people and our neighbors first. "The opportunity to give back to the community. Knowing that

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-25 04:31:00

Solar power facility set for full operation in December

LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) - A $140 million solar power facility in eastern Alabama is on track for full operation in December. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that a tour was held this week of the 72-megawatt facility that sits on 1,100 acres in Lafayette, Alabama. An official says the facility will have

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 06:41:00

Vicksburg wins national prize for promoting healthier living

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi city is one of eight winners nationwide of an award for promoting healthier living. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is giving its Culture of Health Prize to Vicksburg, honoring local work on decreasing the rate of obesity and increasing physical activity, rai

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 06:24:00

Victim airlifted in Meridian shooting

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - One man has been airlifted to Jackson after being shot in Meridian Friday night. Sergeant Dareall Thompson says it was around 11:45 p.m. when police received a call from a local emergency room stating that a man entered the ER suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say the s

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 00:07:00

Meridian Police Department investigate Friday night shooting

The Meridian Police Department is investigating a Friday night shooting that sent a man to the hospital. The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of 20th Street, according to MPD Sgt. Dareall Thompson. The male victim was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson after seeking treatment at

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-23 23:20:00

Meridian native vies for spot in national filmmaking competition

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Meridian native and New Orleans producer Alicia Davis Johnson has teamed up with a group of South Louisiana filmmakers to vie for a coveted spot in the filmmaking competition Hometown Heroes Rally. The national competition is presented by Mark and Jay Duplass through the crowd fu

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-23 05:45:54

An eclectic selection at The Book Exchange in Meridian

A couple of basic reading instincts have led Robert Smith to come to The Book Exchange in Meridian. "I like finding books that I want to read, and I still like to turn my pages," said Smith, who lives in Newton County. The Book Exchange has existed for years in Meridian, taking different shapes in

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-23 00:02:35

Suspect involved in shooting at Mississippi bar dies

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The man involved in a shooting at a Hattiesburg bar has died. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the man as 40-year-old Bryan Wright, of Petal. She says Wright's body will be sent to the State Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy. WDAM-TV reports Police Chief

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 01:50:00

Police investigate Mississippi man found dead in Alabama

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A body found in western Alabama has been identified as a missing Mississippi man. The Commercial Dispatch reports that Henry Lee Easley was found dead from a gunshot near U.S. Highway 82, about two miles from the state line in Pickens County, Alabama. The family of the 52-year

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 01:47:00

VFW Post 4396 celebrates anniversary

NESHOBA, Miss. (WTOK) Saturday, a Veterans of Foreign Wars post named in honor of First Lieutenant Carson Bounds is celebrated its 72nd anniversary. Neshoba County First Lieutenant Carson Bounds was a WWII pilot whose plane was shot down behind enemy lines. "He piloted the P-40 Curtis Wright airpla

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-24 01:34:00

2017 Queen City Race for Life & Street Strut Annual event raises funds, brings awareness to breast cancer, honors survivors

Cindy Kane Schlock's battle against breast cancer continues to gain momentum. "I want to find a cure; not just for breast cancer, but all cancers." said Schlock, who, in 2010, organized the Queen City Race for Life-Street Strut in honor of her sister, Judie Bounds Rutledge, who died in 2012 after a

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-24 02:30:31

MATSS-1 honors WW II Marine

JACKSON, Miss. (NAS) - Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, based at NAS Meridian, participated in plane-side honors Thursday as the remains of a fellow Marine from World War II were returned home to Mississippi. The remains of Private First Class Ray James, a native of Sylvarena, were flo

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-22 22:22:00

Sophomore Chasity Williams named Miss MCC 2017

Surprised and honored, Meridian Community College sophomore Chasity Williams was all smiles as she was crowned Miss MCC 2017. She was selected from a field of 12 coeds who participated in the annual Miss MCC pageant held in the Ivy Hall McCain Theater. As the winner, Williams was presented with a bo

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-23 06:01:43

Moore, Strange face off in debate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Sen. Luther Strange and challenger Roy Moore traded jabs in a contentious debate ahead of Alabama's closely watched U.S. Senate race. Strange and Moore faced off Thursday in their only debate before Tuesday's GOP runoff. Strange reiterated his support from President D

WTOK-TV - 2017-09-22 17:57:00