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Mother of shooting suspect charged with illegal gun possession

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The mother of a Booneville shooting suspect faces an illegal firearm possession charge. According to the Booneville Police Department, Tina Marie Irvin was arrested on Tuesday, March 20 for possessing two firearms while being a convicted felon. Her arrest stems from the s

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 17:26:00

Booneville Man Charged With Attempted Murder

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - A Booneville man faces Attempted Murder charges after allegedly shooting a Kentucky man this weekend. Harley Irvin, 18, was arrested Sunday, March 18, by Booneville police responding to a shots fired call on Elm Street.Harley Ramey Irvin was found near the scene with a fir

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-21 15:28:41

UPDATE: Man charged for New Albany tractor theft

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson identifies the suspect as 71-year-old Lee Goolsby. He is charged with grand larceny. The John Deere tractor was stolen the weekend of March 9fr

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-20 22:31:00

Vigil planned, funeral set for 14-year-old teen shot by siibling

"It's a tragedy for us for and this community, said Selinda Walker, who says she is suprised by the death of Dijonae White. "It's a tragedy, period. For a child to lose their life over something like a video game." White was a Tupelo Middle School student who was on the basketball team and was lo

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 00:50:00

Body found near Crosstown in Tupelo

TUPELO - Firefighters responding to a medical call Monday morning found the body of a man in a drainage ditch on Carnation Street. According to Tupelo police, first responders from the Tupelo Fire Department were called at 10:40 a.m. Monday to a bridge on Carnation Street for a man needing emergency

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 20:28:00

Authorities searching for missing Mooreville woman

TUPELO - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 82-year-old woman who wandered away from home Monday morning. Lizzie Langford of Mooreville was last seen March 19 around 11 a.m. walking in the 100 block of Lee County Road 1147 wearing a red or orange shirt. Family memb

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 13:57:00

Tupelo teen girl, 13, shot dead by brother, 9 for refusing to give him video game controller

Pictured, 13 year old, Tupelo, Mississippi teen girl, Dijonae White who was shot dead by her 9 year old brother during an argument over a video game controller. Image via Facebook.Pictured, 13 year old, Tupelo, Mississippi teen girl, Dijonae White who was shot dead by her 9 year old brother during a


Two arrested for alleged abuse of four month old

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said a Pontotoc woman and an Ecru man have been arrested and charged with felonious child abuse in connection with multiple injuries which the woman's four-month-old child sustained earlier this month. Sheriff Mask identified the two suspects, who were arrested last


BREAKING NEWS: Body found in drainage channel

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a drainage channel this morning. A passerby notified police of a body near the Salvation Army on Carnation Street shortly after 10:30. The fire department originally responded for emergency medical care, but de


Man charged in fatal shooting of stepfather in Ingomar

Larry Walker was formally charged with first-degree murder during his initial appearance in New Albany. He is also charged with child endangerment because a 9-year-old boy was present when the shooting happened Saturday night in Walker's front yard in Ingomar. A judge set bond for Walker at $1.


Ashley to resume work Tuesday after storm damage

RIPLEY - Work is expected to resume Tuesday at Ashley Furniture Industries' plant after closing earlier today due to weather damage. "For the safety of our employees, Ashley will continue to monitor the damage incurred by the heavy rainfall and hail," the company said in a statement Ashley encourage


One hospitalized after shooting in Booneville

Chief Ramey says a victim was sent to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with a gunshot wound. Their condition is unknown. Chief Ramey believes they have the shooter in custody but did not release any more information at this time. The incident is still under investigation. Stay wit


Severe weather threat leads to closings

Closing at 12:30 p.m.: Tupelo Schools Lee County Library Closing at 1 p.m.: Baldwyn Schools Booneville Schools Itawamba County Schools Lee County Schools Prentiss County Schools The Itawamba County Library is closing Monday as well due to the severe weather threat. The Tupelo Public School Dist


Crime Stoppers seeks help in three cases

The Prentiss County Sheriff's Department is trying to find Joseph Brewster Rhodes, who is being sought in the theft of a 2014 New Holland tractor. Sheriff's investigators are also looking for information that can solve recent home burglaries in the area of Highway 4 East in the Hobo Station area.


Girl dies after being shot by brother in video game dispute: police

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old


Severe Weather Related School Closings, Early Releases

AREA WIDE (WCBI) - Below is a list of area-wide school closings, delays and early releases. Early release: - Advertisement - Booneville Schools, 1pm Itawamba County Schools, 1pm Lee County Schools, 1pm Tupelo Schools, 12:30pm AREA WIDE (WCBI) - Below is a list of area-wide school closings, delays an


Main Street traffic light upgrades almost underway

TUPELO - An initiative to improve traffic flow by changing traffic signal patterns on Main Street is about to receive a green light. "Right now we're in the process of getting the materials delivered to my office. We're up to about 90 percent completed," said Tupelo Water & Light Director Johnny Tim


A Shooting Investigation Is Underway In Booneville

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - A shooting in Booneville leaves one in the hospital and the possible shooter behind bars. Police Chief Michael Ramey says it happened a little after one Sunday afternoon. - Advertisement - It happened near the intersection of Magnolia and Elm Streets. The chief says the vi


Northern Mississippi man connected to 9 trailer thefts

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been connected to at least nine trailer thefts spanning six months, investigators say. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Brian Holland, 41, on Tuesday on misdemeanor traffic charges. TUPELO, Miss. (AP)


New Albany Police Chief Surprised With Trump Phone Call

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WCBI) - A police chief in our area gets a phone call that he will never forget. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson was at the Rotary Club meeting, making sure Senator Roger Wicker was safe during his visit to the city. - Advertisement - After the meeting at "Taylor's Fish and