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Meridian police investigate armed robbery

Authorities are investigating an early Friday morning armed robbery in Meridian. Police responded around 5:34 a.m. to the robbery at a gas station on the 2400 block of North Hills Street, MPD Chief Benny Dubose said.


Floodwaters force some Mississippi residents to evacuate

BRUCE, MS (WMC) - Parts of Central Mississippi have received anywhere from two to five inches of rain in the last several days, and it is causing some major flash flooding. Flood waters are almost reaching Interstate 55 in Grenada County, Mississippi.


Work begins on Meridian solar plants

Three solar plant projects in Meridian will be finished within the year, according to the companies behind the renewable energy source, with at least two on track to be complete in May.


LEMA prepares for weekend weather

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency is busy preparing for severe weather that may hit our area this weekend. Director John Williamson says flooding could potentially be an issue.


Weapon displayed near Meridian after school bus

A display of a gun near a Meridian school bus is being investigated by the Meridian Police Department at the request of the school district. The school district received reports of an individual pulling up to a school bus and showing a weapon, according to a news release from the Meridian Public Sch


Prominent Meridianites on display at the Capitol

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - If you've been around Lauderdale County for long, you've definitely heard the name "Tom Bailey." "Those in Meridian know of Tom Bailey Drive,” Rep. Greg Snowden says. “Well, Thomas Bailey was the governor of Mississippi, the last governor from Meridian and the last governor t


Sunoco on North Hills St. robbed

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- Meridian police now reviewing surveillance footage at a local convenience store after an armed robbery early Friday morning. It happened around 5:30 a.m. at the Sunoco on North Hills Street.


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.


Local emergency crews prepared for flooding in areas near Mississippi River

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. - The River Park is under water with the rising Mississippi River. A gate is held together with a chain blocking the entrance. Mayor Kevin Smith said between the rising Mississippi River and multiple days of rain the entire park is flooded.


Tax for another Mississippi River Bridge would not pass muster with Livingston Parish voters, Parish President Ricks says

BATON ROUGE – A new bridge across the Mississippi River could benefit Livingston and four other parishes in the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, but who pays for it could be a different story, Parish President Layton Ricks said.


Singer, actress, dancer and more: Meridian native Tia Hall shines on the stage

When she was a small child singing in her church choir, Anquanizia “Tia” Hall knew she wanted to have the bright lights shining on her. “I always wanted to perform,” said Hall, a native of Meridian.


Coming to Meridian … U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

WASHINGTON — America's Navy is coming to Meridian, Mississippi, one of 18 cities in nine states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.


School year to start earlier for Lauderdale County students

Lauderdale County students will start school earlier next in the fall, after board members on Thursday approved the district's calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Before coming to the board for approval, a survey was sent out to administrators and staff to vote on one of two options, said Cheryl


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


Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop, 36, remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March.


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.


Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police officers six days before his death.


Heavy mountain snow continues across Southwest; rain poses flood threat for Mississippi River valley

Heavy mountain snow continues today across the Southwest and Four Corners region. Storm totals of more than two feet are possible through tonight. Freezing rain ahead of this system spreads into the Plains and Midwest today, with heavier snow developing by Saturday.


Watching for eagles along the Mississippi River

If you were to ask what the most majestic animal found in North America is, a majority of people would likely say the bald eagle. Standing about two and a half feet high and having a wingspan of six to seven feet, their size alone deems them masters of the sky. Their fierce and powerful appearance h


Flash flooding causing problems across parts of Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)-- Several roads are flooded in Meridian Wednesday afternoon as bands of heavy rains continue to push across the region. Here's a list of flooded roads reported by The Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency as of 12:30 p.m.