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Lincoln County wreck injures 5, two children seriously - Daily Leader

Two of the children — aged 9, 6, 3 and 3 — sustained serious injuries and were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Their conditions are not known.

DAILY LEADER - 2018-10-17 14:55:50

Toddler allegedly stabbed, found dead in oven, Mississippi officials say 

Shaw, with 2,000 residents, is about 100 miles northwest of Jackson in Mississippi’s Delta region.

KFOR - 2018-10-16 15:40:17

Meridian man pleads guilty to importing chemicals for synthetic cannabinoid

Bilal Hamid Love, 35, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and up to a $1 million fine and will be sentenced at a later date. Love also pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearms.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-10-17 17:45:02

LCSD bus involved in crash

“We’re just thankful that it wasn’t any worse. You can always replace a bus or car, but not people. We’re just thankful,” says LCSD transportation director, Larry Vick.

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-17 12:20:00

Police: car burglary suspect caught on camera

MERIDIANA man is facing charges after Meridian police say he was caught on camera burglarizing a car over the weekend.Kenyatta Walker Jr. is charged with burglary.Sgt. Dareall Thompson says Walker broke into a vehicle in the 2200 block of South Frontage Road and stole multiple items, but police say

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-16 16:38:00

Meridian home, car hit by gunfire

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Meridian police are searching for the person responsible for shooting into a home Monday night.Sgt. Dareall Thompson says that shooting happened just before 11 p.m. in the 2900 block of Davis Street.Police were called to the scene and found both a home and a car were hit by g

WTOK-TV - 2018-10-16 16:42:00

Jean's in Meridian to reopen under new ownership

The vision Elic Purvis has for 2114 Front Street is a little hard to see. Gutting the grease-soaked kitchen, tearing down walls and opening up the ceiling exposed old burn damage, termites and structural concerns.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-10-17 21:15:00

A Reckoning With Racism is Inevitable

Immediately after the 2016 presidential election, a great debate ensued about whether Trump voters were motivated primarily by racism or economic anxiety. Initially those who took a position were arguing from their own perceptions and assumptions, but eventually the political scientists and research

WASHINGTONMONTHLY.COM - 2018-10-17 12:49:56

Crash on Main Street sends one to hospital - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- One person is sent to the hospital after two trucks collide in Columbus.It happened after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon along main street. It happened right in front of the Palmer Home Thrift Store.- Advertisement -A red Ford Ranger and white GMC pick up crashed into one other.The


Pedestrian hit and killed on I-55, all lanes of traffic blocked

So far there is no vehicle description, but it's possible that multiple vehicles could have hit the individual, authorities said.


Mississippi landlord to pay couple for discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development reached the settlement Tuesday but did not disclose the amount, TheClarion Ledgerreported. In April, the agency charged Gene Baker of Belden with violating the Fair Housing Act.


Gunman sought in Birmingham GameStop holdup suspected in similar Mississippi crimes

A suspect sought in a September holdup at a Birmingham GameStop could be response for similar crimes in Mississippi.Birmingham police earlier this month issued a plea for public assistance in identifying a gunman who robbed the GameStop at 9256 Parkway East. Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams sa


Law enforcement reports: Oct. 11-12

• Simple assault causing bodily injury - Andrew “Drew” Boleware, 23, 2506 Hwy. 492, Conehatta.


One person dead, one injured in I20 accident involving motorcycle

HICKORY, Miss. (WTOK)One person has died, and one person was injured after an accident involving two vehicles, including a motorcycle, on Interstate 20 in Newton County.


Victim taken to hospital after Saturday morning shooting in Meridian

Police interviewed witnesses and are seeking a suspect, Thompson said. Police are investigating the cause of the altercation, Thompson said.


Live updates: Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State football

(Photo: Anthony McDougle, Clarion Ledger)Join the Clarion Ledger for live news, scores and updates from SWAC football action Saturday between Mississippi Valley State and Jackson State. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CST.


Mississippi to get nearly $500_000 in securities settlement

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —Mississippiwill get nearly $500,000 in a settlement involving a company that was selling unregistered securities.


Meridian Museum of Art Renovations to help museum reach goal as 'destination location'

The downtown Meridian museum has undergone a major transformation — its first in more than three decades. New paint and floor coverings for the main galleries, a matching paint color for the exterior, as well as cleaning, repairing and/or reframing of the museum’s permanent collection are among the


Magazine names Mayor Percy Bland among 25 Most Influential African Americans in Mississippi

Magazine publisher Wesley Wells recently announced the recipients, who were selected by an independent panel of business and community leaders from across the state. The publication did not participate in the selection process, according to a news release from the magazine.


Three people show up to Jackson hospital with gunshot wounds

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Three people showed up at a Jackson hospital with gunshot wounds Wednesday morning.According to Jackson police, the victims arrived at the hospital in a private car.Police say the victims were shot in the 1300 block of Bailey Avenue.They don’t have any additional information.