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Four face child neglect charges in New Albany
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Several children recently tested positive for drugs in New Albany, leading to several arrests.Robert Simmons and Sherry Darlean Simmons are charged with child neglect after their 11-year-old grandchild tested positive for meth.
New Albany thunders past Baldwyn in soggy opener
NEW ALBANY – Neither stormy weather nor the Baldwyn Bearcats could stop the New Albany Bulldogs from notching their first win of the season by a final of 27-0.The Bulldogs scored on their second possession of the game with Bryson Prather rambling for a 31-yard touchdown with 6:20 left in the quarter
Bike race benefiting Regional Rehab takes over downtown New Albany
NEW ALBANY – Early on a rainy Saturday morning, a mix of more than 100 experienced and amateur cyclists convened at the start of the Tanglefoot Trailhead in downtown New Albany. Their goal? To complete one of three strenuous distances in order to benefit Regional Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo.“Thi
Officer sent to hospital after wreck during pursuit
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A Booneville police officer was transported to the hospital after an accident near the Prentiss Tippah county line.Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey says it happened during a pursuit Saturday.Ramey says it started around 2:45 a.m. as officers responded to a domestic di
Fire smokes up United Furniture
OKOLONA – A Saturday afternoon fire at United Furniture smoked up a warehouse on the south side of the massive facility in Okolona.The blaze is believed to have started around golf carts that were charging their batteries and while firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, smoke filled the buildi
New Albany sweeps Warriors in straight sets
NEW ALBANY - New Albany needed only three sets to defeat Highway 15 rival Pontotoc on Tuesday at Memorial Gymnasium as the Bulldogs won by scores of 25-13, 25-20, 25-14.New Albany broke a 3-3 tie in the opening set as Alexis Mirfield was at the service, going on a 6-0 run to take a 10-3 lead."Alexis
How many bridges are closed in Pontotoc County?
There are currently 542 locally owned bridges closed across Mississippi. Three of those bridges are located in Pontotoc County.Patterson Road over Brush CreekGarrett Creek Loop over Garrett CreekBeagle Club Road over Goodfood CreekBelow is a map of all of the closed bridges throughout the 15 county
Paden man charged with manslaughter
IUKA - A Tishomingo County man has been charged with manslaughter for a incident that happened 15 months ago.Officials have formally charged Keith Anthony Letson, 38, of 15 Railroad Ave,, Tishomingo, with manslaughter in the May 2017 death of Sgt. Harry Rodman Thomas, 28.
Accident on Hwy. 15 Wed. injures two
INGOMAR – Two people were transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County with non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Miss. 15 south of New Albany early Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 15, New Albany Fire Chief Steve Coker said.New Albany Fire/ Rescue and Ingomar volunteer
No injuries in Tupelo wreck
Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.learning more about a wreck in tupelo we first reported on wtva 9 news today this morning.... a spokesperson for the city of tupelo says no one was injure
Firefighters respond to Pontotoc County fire
us? emma i spoke with the fire chief lance martin and he tells me the fire started just after 10 a-m. i did speak with the home owner who tells me he was actually inside his home just a few feet away from the fire when his neighbor called the fire department. the owener of the home tells me he is th
Women charged after pursuit at lake
Tabitha Cantell, 43, of 401 County Road 1282, Tupelo, was charged with felony fleeing, disorderly conduct, drinking in public, false ID, possession of paraphernalia, reckless driving and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The 43-year-old passenger was charged with possession of paraphernalia and disorde
Locals Team Up To Get Service Dog For Veteran - WCBI TV | Your News Leader
TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – A Gulf War veteran who battles PTSD and other service related illnesses gets a service dog, because of several Northeast Mississippi residents.
Train cars derail in Guntown
what have you learned? i spoke with one of the workers a few moments ago and he told me that no one was hurt in this derailment and that they now have one of the cars back on the tracks. let me show you what the scene looks like this is as close as the workers are letting me get to the scene of the
Two women charged, arrested after chase through Lee Co. campground
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks conservation officer performing routine patrols was lead on a chase through Elvis Presley State Lake on Wednesday.The officer noticed suspicious activity near a bathhouse according to Major Chris Reed with the MDWFP.
Chase suspect arrested in Tupelo
here at the lee county sheriffs department and after speaking with sheriff jim johnson we now know the name of that man.... 39 year-old marshall owens. im told by sheriff johnson, a narcotics agent attempted im told by sheriff johnson, a narcotics agent attempted to pull owens over near eason blvd t
Tupelo police sued after police pursuit ends with crash
TUPELO – A Lee County woman said she is owed up to a half-million dollars after her vehicle was hit by a man fleeing Tupelo police in January.Donna Brooks filed the lawsuit in Lee County Circuit Court in late July. She names the city of Tupelo, unnamed Tupelo Police Department officers, Bart Franks
Booneville city official threatens suicide on Snapchat, family calls incident a joke
between towery street and main we are working to learn more on a concerning video posted to social media by a booneville city official... in it he threatens his own life... w-t-v-a's rebecca butcher joins us in the breaking news center with who was involved. i just with booneville's vice mayor mark
Pontotoc family needs help searching for their mother's shooter.
asking for your help to find a man accused of shootingtheir mother in the neck and dropping her off at the hospital. wtva's daranesha herron spoke with the family who tell her they just want justice. the victim's three daughters who all say they want the suspect -- damien lyons -- to just turn himse
Holly Springs Mayor declines questions from residents about high utility bills at budget meeting
"They are charging the hell out of us for these light bills, so where is the money going? What are they doing with the money," questioned Holly Springs customer Edna Boyd.