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Teenager killed in Neshoba County wreck remembered as helpful, selfless
Hunter Garrett, a student at Meridian Community College and recent graduate of Northeast Lauderdale High School, died early Saturday morning in a motor vehicle accident just outside of Philadelphia in Neshoba County, authorities said.
Brothers find medical field their calling
Just by its nature, graduation is a special occasion; one that brings families together. Meridian Community College’s commencement held Friday proved just that. This ceremony also spotlighted family connections, especially in the medical arena.
2 arrested for contraband in Kemper County
KEMPER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Kemper County Sheriff’s Department made two arrests at the Kemper County Jail over the weekend. Sheriff James Moore says Nyla House and Laporsche Nunn attempted to smuggle marijuana into the facility to give it to an inmate. Moore says it happened during visitation
When is a person considered ‘missing’?
CLAY and CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A woman in Calhoun County is found safe after she’s been missing since Sunday. Bruce police say she was found Tuesday morning. Winston County and West Point investigators hope to have the same outcome in their current missing person cases.
One area school district comes together for two families
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – The families lost everything in house fires last week, within three days of each other. Both families have students at Louisville and Noxapater schools, but the entire district is working together to collect donations and raise money for the two families.
Clayton set to graduate with high GPA, two rings
For D.J. Clayton, the journey meant more than the destination. Clayton originally committed to Jackson State University and arrived on campus in May 2017. But after a month in Jackson, Clayton wasn’t completely at peace with the decision. So in June 2017, he left Jackson State with the intention of
Supreme Court Judge for NUIG address
Supreme Court Judge Mr Justice Nial Fennelly will address students of the NUI Galway School of Law this evening. Mr Justice Fennelly, who is formerly Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, will deliver the School of Law’s Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Aula Maxima in th
Future journalists get taste of newspaper publishing at West Lauderdale Elementary
COLLINSVILLE — Ten years from now, Jordan Mire could be an award-winning writer, photographer, graphic designer or editor. But now, Mire is one of several fourth-graders at West Lauderdale Elementary working on a school newspaper. The publication was created as a way to give the students a taste of
Silver Alert issued for missing Scott County woman
SCOTT COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations has issued a Silver Alert for a woman who went missing Thursday. Authorities are looking for 67-year-old Karen Elizabeth Sprague from Lake in Scott County.
Dollar Tree in Philadelphia robbed
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) --A Dollar Tree in Philadelphia was robbed Tuesday evening.Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said the armed robbery happened at the Dollar Tree on South Lewis Ave. around 5:30 Tuesday night.The chief said the suspects are two black men in their late teens or early 20s.
Driver Killed In Winston 18-Wheeler Crash
WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A portion of Highway 25 in Winston County was shutdown Thursday after a fatal 18-wheeler crash. The crash happened before 8 AM, about nine miles north of Louisville.
Neshoba County Jailer accused of smuggling contraband
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - The jig is up for a Neshoba County jailer accused of smuggling contraband into the county jail.
UPDATE: 1 person dead in Winston County wreck
Update 12/06/18 10:46 a.m. Sgt. Derrick Beckom with the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms one fatality in this wreck. The victim's name has not been released. Update 12/06/18 9:14 a.m.
Mississippi man arrested in highway patrol cruiser theft
DECATUR, Miss. (AP) - A man accused of stealing a Mississippi Highway Patrol cruiser has been arrested. WTOK-TV reports that Sean Patrick Sharp was arrested Sunday in Decatur and handed over to the U.S. Marshals.
Silver Alert issued for missing 67-year-old Scott County woman
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 67-year-old Karen Elizabeth Sprague of Lake in Scott County. She is described as a white female, 5’9” tall, weighing 190 pounds with shoulder-length black and gray hair and brown eyes. She has on a purple jack
Man shot multiple times at Mississippi gas station
A 27-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Marshall County, according to officials. According to the Marshall County Coroner told FOX13, the victim was found dead in the parking lot of a Marathon Gas station in Victoria, Mississippi.
Funeral arrangements made for Philadelphia police officer
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) -The death of 23-year-old Philadelphia police officer, Leann Simpson, has devastated this close-knit community. Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers says the loss has been hard on the entire community.
Miss. officer killed in crash while responding to call
ODMP reportedOfficer Leann Simpson, 23, was en route to assist with a traffic stop when her car collided with a light pole and rolled several times. She died of the injuries she sustained in the crash.
Services planned for Philadelphia police officer killed responding to call
A funeral service is scheduled for Officer Simpson at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 10131 Ball Field Road, in Philadelphia. Visitation honors are scheduled from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Thursday at John E. Stephens Chapel, 812 Pecan Ave. Philadelphia.
Man who stole MHP patrol car captured in Newton Co. on Sunday
DECATUR, MS (WLBT) - According to WTOK, the Decatur Police Chief says the man who stole an MHP patrol car, and several other vehicles was captured in Newton County on Sunday. On November 21, Sean Patrick Sharp was pulled over for a traffic stop and when the officer saw that he had a warrant for a st