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Meridian Housing Authority's strong family initiative

“This initiative sort of pulls everybody together,” says Ronald Turner, Sr., the executive director of the Meridian Housing Authority. “It’s a fun, it’s a festive day. Mothers are participating with daughters in face painting, fathers are participating with sons in horseshoe. We are doing 3 on 3 bas

WTOK-TV - 2018-06-23 20:22:00

Suspects in custody after robbery outside bank in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) --Multiple suspects have been taken into custody after a robbery outside a local bank in Meridian.Authorities say it happened around 12:30 p.m Friday outside the Highway 19 North location of Citizens National Bank. An individual was robbed there. Investigators later recovered


Vicksburg woman shot by neighbor

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV)--Vicksburg police responded to a missing person call Friday night at The Waltersville Estate Apartments. Once on scene they spoke with 27-year-old Roshonda Pare Smith of Kings Drive who complained that her 18-year old cousin had run away and was living with a neighbor, 32 yea

WJTV.COM - 2018-06-23 21:00:42

BREAKING- Details Emerge On Robert Beck Arrest - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

Robert BeckCOLUMBUS (WCBI) – Details are surfacing now on the capture of Cracker Barrel shooting suspect Robert Beck.Robert BeckChief Fred Shelton says Beck was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol following a traffic stop. The 28 year old Beck surrendered without incident near Cookeville, Tenn

WCBI.COM - 2018-06-23 15:23:14

First Responder: Firefighter Erik McCurty

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Our 89th First Responder is a man who says he absolutely loves being a firefighter. Erik McCurty is a native of meridian and enjoys helping others."I was like, ‘man, I’m not about to be a fireman.’ Well, I’m a fireman,” McCurty says.Firefighter Erik McCurty is a Meridian nati

WTOK-TV - 2018-06-24 22:51:00

Meridian Fire Department investigates 3rd arson in 3 weeks

A reporter taking photos Friday morning was approached by a neighbor, whose home was less than 10 feet away from the damaged home. He declined an interview but pointed the reporter to the damage on the side of his home, where the heat damage was visible.


Law enforcement reports for June 22

• Shooting into a vehicle - Spencer Hobert Cherry, 30, 1420 H Kornegay Dr., Meridian. Cherry is also charged with shooting into a dwelling house.


Autopsy results revealed after Anthony Bourdain's death

Bourdain, whose career catapulted him from washing dishes at NY restaurants to dining in Vietnam with former United States president Barack Obama, was once called "the original rock star" of the culinary world, "the Elvis of bad boy chefs". "I never was a person who needed a drink".

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2018-06-24 00:00:00

One person dead after a shooting in Noxubee County

SHUQUALAK, Miss. (WTVA) - One man is dead after a shooting outside of Track Side club.Sheriff Terry Grassaree says it happened around 11:45 p.m. Friday.Grassaree says another man was shot in the leg.This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.


Sherman: I believe the state is ready to move forward

Howard Sherman, an entrepreneur from California married to actress Sela Ward, of Meridian, faces state house Rep. David Baria in the Democratic primary runoff and hopes to unseat U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in November.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-06-23 19:00:00

Murder suspect out on bond

“It comes from the act that was committed with the child present, which was the murder of the victim. As stated earlier in the week, the investigation is not over. We were going to continue with that and it is still open,” Calhoun says.


Suspect arrested after gunfire hit local Cefco

Police Chief Benny Dubose says when police arrived on scene, the suspects were not there. But later in the day, the chief says one of the suspects came forward and confessed. The man told police he was the one who fired the shots and says at the time, he was being chased by another person, whose car


Early morning fire in Meridian

ByMeridian firefighters battled a fire early Thursday morning. It happened at a home in the 1100 block of 47th Avenue just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.|Posted:Thu 7:26 AM, Jun 21, 2018


Jeannie's Place in Meridian one step closer to reality

Carol Owens / The Meridian StarA $25,000 check was presented to the Community Foundation of East Mississippi by officials with Southern Pipe and Supply on Thursday at Planet Playground in Meridian. The donation will got towards a new playground for children with physical challenges,


Teens get a crash course in defensive driving at Meridian Community College

Hosted at the MCC Riley Workforce Development center, the class involved several different courses, the rover, the seat belt convincer, the distracted driver simulator and fatal vision goggles, each led by MDOT instructors.


City of Meridian works to collect unpaid water bills

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -The City of Meridian is facing some money woes. They primarily involve the general fund budget, and the fact that the city is spending more than it's bringing in to spend. Today Newscenter 11 is examining one way to boost one of the city's other funds.Water is something that


Lauderdale Co. Democrats unite: "No endorsements yet."

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Leaders within the Lauderdale County Democratic Party are coming together on a united front. Local Democratic voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a U.S. Senate Primary runoff election next week. Democratic voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in a U.S. S


West Lauderdale alumnus Michel returns to pen at NSU

The former West Lauderdale pitcher was a relief pitcher for Jones County as a freshman before being converted into a starting pitcher his sophomore season. Once done at Jones County, Michel transferred to NSU to continue his career on the diamond, and the NSU coaches decided they wanted to use him a


Meridian police: Man fatally shot from back seat of van

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler identified Jamirah Stephens, 39, as the man found in a van with a gunshot wound to the back of his head Monday evening.


Law enforcement reports: June 20-21

• Willful trespassing - Cody A. Spears, born in 1987, 2104 50th Ave., Meridian. Spears is also charged with shoplifting.