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I-10 rollover wreck results in fatality

DAPHNE, Ala. -- A 65-year-old Pontotoc, Mississippi, woman was killed on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County Tuesday morning after she lost control of the pickup truck and travel trailer she was driving, according to the Daphne Police Department.


Police: Walls, Mississippi officer found with drugs in car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An off-duty Walls, Mississippi police officer was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday after authorities say they found him unresponsive in a car. Horn Lake Police identified the man arrested as James Mote, an officer in nearby Walls.


Tupelo police seek suspect for Walmart theft

TUPELO Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo police are trying to find the person responsible for stealing cell phones from a Walmart. The early-morning theft happened on March 18 at the store on North Gloster Street.


Mississippi bill would cut farm taxes, increase tax rates for home, car owners

JACKSON, Miss. — A bill nearing passage in the Mississippi Legislature could cut property taxes for owners of farmland and timberland, but could leave owners of homes, cars and commercial property paying higher tax rates.


Felony charges following attack in Starkville

STARKVILLE ( WCBI) – A Tupelo man faces three felony charges after making his way into a Starkville home Sunday morning. Starkville Police say 32 year old Matthew Davis is accused of burglarizing a West Bound Street home around 7:20 Sunday morning. 90 minutes later Davis is suspected of choking a wo


Little boy steals show at Mississippi adoption ceremony

JACKSON, Miss. — Little Jackson is sure he's found his family. Jackson Coleman and his parents were among 17 families who took part in a mass adoption ceremony Tuesday at Hinds County Chancery Court.


Tupelo man arrested by Starkville police on kidnapping, assault charges

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Police in Starkville have arrested a man accused of choking a woman and taking her to Tupelo against her will. Matthew Tyler Davis, 32, of Tupelo, is charged with kidnapping, domestic violence - aggravated assault and residential burglary.


2 arrested in Mississippi suspected in crime spree, including murder, police say

BRANDON, Miss. — Two people were arrested in Warren County overnight in connection with a two-state crime spree that includes a killing in Georgia, police said. The McDonald's on Crossgates Boulevard in Brandon was robbed by two men around 9:30 p.m. Monday, police said. Tap here to listen to 911 dis


North Mississippi man wanted in connection with massive dog-fighting ring, deputies say

PANOLA CO., Miss. - Authorities are searching for a north Mississippi man in connection with a massive, multi-state dog fighting ring. The Panola County Sheriff’s Office spoke only to FOX13 about how the ring was busted and the man who owned the property where the fights took place.


WATCH: LSU grad student performs stunning rendition of national anthem for Miss. lawmakers

BATON ROUGE - John Uzodinma, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and LSU graduate student wowed Mississippi legislators with his musical talents this past week. Currently a grad student at the LSU School of Music, Uzodinma rang in the day for the Mississippi House of Representatives last Tu


City of Verona is looking for new police officers

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Troopers respond to wreck involving Lee County school bus

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - No injuries were reported after a school bus was involved in an accident Monday afternoon. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, troopers responded to the wreck on Highway 278 near County Road 151 at approximately 4 p.m.


Amory police make multiple meth arrests

AMORY – According to the Amory Police Department, officers made contact with a suspicious person, Jordan Scott Inmon, 27, of Amory, March 15 in the area of North Main Street. An investigation led to him being in possession of methamphetamine. He has a felony charge of possession of a controlled subs


Tupelo civil rights leader passes away

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – One of Tupelo’s best known civil rights leaders has died. Reverend Robert J. Jamison, Sr. passed away Sunday. Jamison was the long-time president of NAACP in Tupelo. He also worked with students as a coach and teacher at Carver High School.


Community leader, pastor passes away

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Family, friends and officials in Tupelo are mourning the death of Rev. Robert Jamison. The pastor, educator and community leader passed away Sunday. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton spoke about Jamison's lasting impact on the city.


Lee County plant adding jobs

Jackson, Miss. (March 26, 2019) – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is increasing its manufacturing capacity in Shannon to accommodate the addition of a new product line. The project is a $50-million corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over five years. The expansion was announced duri


Tupelo has new city engineer

TUPELO - Dennis Bonds has been named the newest engineer at City Hall. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton formally introduced Bonds to City Council members last week. Shelton’s decision to hire Bonds is within the mayor’s discretion and does not require council ratification.


Jamison remembered as Tupelo leader

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Stray bullet grazes Baldwyn softball player, police investigate

BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - Police are investigating an incident in which a stray bullet grazed the arm of a high school softball player in Baldwyn. Baldwyn School District School Superintendent Jason McKay said it happened Monday afternoon at Latimer Park.


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