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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

YAHOO! - 2018-03-19 11:00:00

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

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-19 18:54:00

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

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-19 00:51:00

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.

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-19 19:52:00

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

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-19 16:23:59

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

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-19 18:32:00

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

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 05:15:00

Ex-Chickasaw County deputy indicted on child porn charges

HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) - A former Chickasaw County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on child pornography charges. WTVA-TV reports 48-year-old Jimmy Rappe was booked into the Chickasaw County jail Thursday. He was later released after posting $25,000 bond. HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) - A former Chickasaw Coun

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2018-03-17 20:05:00

Northern Mississippi man connected to 9 trailer thefts

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Investigators say they believe a Mississippi man is connected to at least nine utility trailer thefts spanning six months. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 41-year-old Brian Holland on Tuesday on misdemeanor traffic charges


Police looking for missing Tupelo teen

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo police are asking the public for help finding a missing teenager. The teenager is identified as 15-year-old Brookleigh Armstrong of Tupelo. Police say she was last seen Monday, March 12 at 1948 Rachel Street in Tupelo. She was last seen wearing gray Nike shoes, white Ni


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

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-19 00:51:56

Clay County stop reveals 1 ounce of cocaine

WEST POINT - A Monday afternoon traffic stop in the Una community led to the arrest of two people and the seizure of more than 1 ounce of cocaine and prescription drugs. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the K-9 Unit made a traffic stop March 12 on CCC Line Road. Three people got out of the truck


Break in, Arson at Houston High School

At this time, we only know the suspect is 20 years old and charges have not been filed. According to Houston Fire Captain Jonathon Blankenship, the call came in at 2:22 a.m. The fire was contained by the sprinkler system. Houston Police Chief Billy Volyes confirmed there is extensive fire and w


Police chase causes power outage in Union County

The chase happened on Highway 348 Friday night and only lasted about 5 minutes. The suspect hit a utility pole on County Road 121, causing the outage. Police Chief Chris Robertson says there were no injuries, and the suspect is now in custody. New Albany Light Gas and Water says a crew is curr


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


Lee County duo charged with child abuse in Prentiss County

PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people have been charged with child abuse due to a child being in the presence of a controlled substance. According to the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department, a deputy stopped Marice Quencha Sykes, 23, of Tupelo, and Tashaundria Patrice Brown, 26, of Belden, on


UPDATE: Missing Tupelo teen found

TUPELO - The Tupelo Police Department reports that a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home has been found safe and sound. Brookleigh Armstrong, of Erin Street, Tupelo, was last seen on March 12 at 1948 Rachel St., wearing gray Nike shoes, white Nike shorts and a blue hoodie with the Tupelo High Sc


Want a better job?

Skills make any employee more valuable to a company and ICC is offering training to help improve employee skills. Registration is continuing for an evening class option for the Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification program which will begin Mar. 19 at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center.

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-18 00:43:00