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12-year-old girl in Mississippi allegedly took mother’s car and crashed into sheriff’s deputy
A 12-year-old girl allegedly took her mother’s car and led police on a chase around a trailer park before crashing into a sheriff's deputy responding to the incident, authorities said.
Meridian comes up short in opener against Tupelo 34-24
“We had an opportunity to seize the moment in the game, and we didn’t do that,” Meridian coach Calvin Hampton said. “We didn’t finish it.”
Suspect arrested for fatal shooting in Meridian
Meridian police spokesman, Sgt. Dareall Thompson, says 32-year-old Alfonzo Lashawn McDonald has been charged with capital murder. He was already in custody after being arrested for a home invasion in July.
East Miss. Drug Task Force nets big haul
Drugs, guns and money were all seized thanks to some quick police work. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says a Meridian patrol officer noticed people acting suspiciously at a home in the 1200 block of 30th Avenue. They called in the drug task force, who recovered everything pictured.
Meridian Police Department charges suspect in October murder
Alfonzo Lashawn McDonald,who was sought for the October 13, 2017 shooting death of Tony Maurice Wilson,was charged with capital murder on Thursday, according to MPD Sgt. Dareall Thompson.
Transients cause headaches for Frontage Road businesses in Meridian
Eric Johanson, of Interstate Auto on Frontage Road in Meridian, has been the victim of vandalism and theft, saying that catalytic converters and batteries have been removed from cars, holes found in gas tanks and battery cores reported stolen.
Student get school supplies from giveaway
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -The first week of school is in the books but many students are still needing supplies. The city of Meridian put on another back to school giveaway Saturday, but this time in a different part of town.Students were able to go home with bags full of school supplies provided by l
KC and the Sunshine Band rock the MSU Riley Center
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -KC and the Sunshine Band put on an exciting performance at the MSU Riley Center Saturday night.The famous band performed many of their hits including famous songs like 'Shake your Booty' and 'Get Down Tonight'.Saturday's concert was sold out ahead of show time.
Law enforcement reports: Aug. 16-17
• Public drunk - John D. Oliver, born in 1978, 3452 Yachtsman Dr. Toomsuba. Oliver is also charged with possession of paraphernalia.
Girl steals car and leads police on chase, endangering nearby kids
Witnesses said the 12-year-old girl endangered many children in a Meridian, Mississippi, neighborhood as she drove in circles at high speeds.
Sheriff: Girl_ 12_ stole mother's car_ ran over deputy
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a 12-year-old girl stole her mother's car and ran over a deputy trying to stop her. ...
Shots fired after child steals car, hits deputy
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Authorities say a child led police on a chase around Meridian Wednesday night before hitting a deputy. Authorities say a little before 8 p.m., a 12-year-old girl stole her mother's car at Southern Estates on Valley Road. When sheriff's deputies responded, she led them on a
Law enforcement reports: Aug. 15-16
• Petit larceny - Dominic Neal, born in 1995, 4501 Manning St., Meridian.
40 in 30: Meridian Wildcats
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -To open the 2017 season, the Meridian Wildcats lost three of their first four contests. However, by the end of the season the Wildcats had pulled a 180, stringing together five wins before ultimately losing in the 6A South State Championship to Pearl.Third year coach, Calvin
Child neglect initiative set for Aug. 21 in Meridian
Of the 5,214 children in foster care, 82 percent came into the custody of Child Protection Services as a result of neglect, according to the news release.
Police in Mississippi arrest suspect in 2017 shooting death
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi have arrested a suspect in a shooting death last fall.Meridian Police Sgt. Dareall Thompson told The Meridian Star that 32-year-old Alfonzo Lashawn McDonald was charged Thursday with capital murder.McDonald was already in jail on charges involving a home
AP News - Sheriff: Girl, 12, stole mother's car, ran over deputy
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a 12-year-old girl stole her mother's car and ran over a deputy trying to stop her.Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie tells news outlets Sgt. Kris Cokel was released from a hospital after being treated for a fractured wrist and other injuries. He
Conference focuses on the growing problem of sex trafficking
Bianca Moorman/ The Meridian StarLeslie Payne, executive director of the Care Lodge, speaks during a conference on human trafficking Thursday morning at the MSU Riley Center.
Care Lodge holding conference on child sex trafficking
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Care Lodge is holding a conference to bring attention to an often invisible problem. The topic is child sex trafficking, which people are impacted by nationally.“This is not just an overseas problem, this a deal wherever there is a hotel, wherever there’s children, wherever t
Law enforcement reports: Aug. 13-14
• No driver’s license - Francisco Hernandez, 43, 1921 Russell/Mt. Gilead Road, Meridian.