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Six new business ventures coming to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Growth in business, housing and people are on the rise for the city of Philadelphia. "First of all, it's a great community to be in,” says Community Development Partnership President David Vowell.


Road rage incident ends in stabbing, deadly shooting outside north Mississippi store

HORN LAKE, Miss. - An apparent road rage incident ended in a stabbing and deadly shooting outside a store in Mississippi. According to Horn Lake police, two men were involved in an apparent road rage incident near Hurt Road and Goodman Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.


ECCC Decatur college to offer Diesel Equipment Technology Program in Philadelphia beginning this fall

DECATUR — East Central Community College in Decatur will offer a new program in Diesel Equipment Technology in Philadelphia beginning in Fall 2019, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


Mississippi man dies in crash with 18-wheeler carrying chickens

MCCOMB, Ms. (WJTV) - (2/19/19) The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash, after an 18-wheeler and a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck collided in Pike County Monday night.


The Mississippi Economic Council continues statewide tour

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Rotary members listened in as Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Scott Waller delivered a presentation focusing on economic development, healthy living, growing the workforce and community involvement.


Newton sweeps Philadelphia in tournament finals

The Newton Tigers and Philadelphia Tornadoes split a pair of regular season games, winning on the other team’s home court. The two squared off on Friday night at Lake and it was the Tigers who got the last laugh on the Tornadoes, taking a 44-35 win to take the Region 4-2A tournament title.


Large police presence outside Mississippi Walgreens

HORN LAKE, Miss. - There is a large police presence at a Walgreens in Mississippi as investigators are working what appears to be a large crime scene. Officers are currently investigating an incident that happened outside the Walgreens on Goodman Road in Horn Lake.


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Release Names of Three Tribal Members Arrested for Embezzlement

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) has been notified that three Choctaw Tribal members were arrested this morning by federal authorities and are being charged in U.S. District Court with various counts of Embezzlement and Theft from Indian Tribal Organizations and W


10-month-old taken from Memphis laundromat, child located in Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UPDATE: The child and suspect have been found in Mississippi. The child is safe. Police are desperately searching for a 10-month-old that was taken from a laundromat in Whitehaven.


Bond denied for Newton County murder suspect

DECATUR — Bond was denied on Tuesday for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager. Johnnel Jones, of 7414 Little Rock Decatur Road, was formally charged in Newton County Justice Court with first degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting of two teens Friday evening.


Deer chronic wasting disease found in 2 more Mississippi counties

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Cases of debilitating deer disease have been confirmed in two more Mississippi counties, making it present in five counties. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said Tuesday that tests confirm deer in Panola and Tallahatchie counties had chronic wasting


Philadelphia boys overwhelm Scott Central in semifinals

LAKE — Zabin Hunter scored a game-high 17 points, Jordan Hill contributed 14 and Philadelphia picked up its 21st victory of the year Thursday night with a 60-46 win against Scott Central in the Region 4-2A tournament semifinals at Lake High School.


If you’re single and ready to mingle Mississippi might not be the place for you, report says

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Dating apps are all the rage with 20-somethings across the U.S., but where you live can have a HUGE impact on your search for love. And apparently, living in Mississippi isn’t doing us any favors.


Search and rescue crews recover body from lake in Mississippi

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. - Rescue crews in Mississippi found a body in Arkabutla Lake Monday afternoon. Sheriff Bill Rasco with DeSoto County told FOX13 the unidentified woman was recovered from the lake around 1:30 p.m.


Manhunt Monday: Mississippi deputies search for gunman in double murder

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Deputies and investigators say they've done all they can to try and solve a murder mystery in Marshall County, Mississippi. Deloris Bowen has had months of sleepless nights waiting for her son's killer to be brought to justice.


Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history in 2014 to obtain a card from the agency that allowed him to purchase a handgun.


Mississippi Power offers energy efficiency programs to save customers money

GULFPORT, Miss – Spring is on the horizon and Mississippi Power wants customers to know the about the various possibilities in which they can save money. One of those ways is the In-Home Energy Checkup program which allows customers to receive an analysis of their energy usage, potentially receiving


Suspect's name released in Little Rock shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Miss. (WTOK) - Authorities say Johnnel Hasheim Jones was taken into custody and will be charged in connection with Friday night’s deadly shooting in Little Rock, Newton County.


Mississippi Ranks as One of the Most Prepared States in New Study

Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi has ranked as one of the top-tiered states in public health emergency preparedness, according to a recent study by the Trust for America’s Health.


Meridian native Tianna Raby promoted at Entergy Mississippi

Meridian native Tianna Raby has been named managing counsel of regulatory affairs at Entergy Mississippi, LLC. Raby joined Entergy as senior counsel in the legal department in 2014 and was named managing counsel in 2017.