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Booneville man charged with attempted murder

BOONEVILLE - A Booneville man has been charged with attempted murder for a Sunday afternoon shooting that left a man hospitalized. Harley Irvin, 18, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting. Tuesday, he was formally charged and is being held in the Prentiss County Jail on a $200,000 bond. A

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 20:25:00

UPDATE: Man charged for New Albany tractor theft

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson identifies the suspect as 71-year-old Lee Goolsby. He is charged with grand larceny. The John Deere tractor was stolen the weekend of March 9fr

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-20 22:31:00

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

Ashley closes operations at Ripley facility

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) - Ashely Furniture Industries Inc. has closed operations at the Ripley facility in Mississippi due to recent weather damage. Ashley said in a statement that operations are planned to resume Tuesday at 7a.m. Ashley said they'll continue to monitor the damage incurred by the heavy r

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-21 06:53:45

Ashley Furniture Home Store closes Ripley, MS plant after hail, heavy rain damages roof

RIPLEY, Miss. - Ashley Furniture home store confirmed hail and heavy rain damaged parts of the roof at a Ripley, MS plant. The plant closed Monday morning until further notice. Store officials say they hope to have it back open by 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, but that is just an estimate. Damages are sti

WREG - 2018-03-19 20:17:28

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

Ashley to resume work Tuesday after storm damage

RIPLEY - Work is expected to resume Tuesday at Ashley Furniture Industries' plant after closing earlier today due to weather damage. "For the safety of our employees, Ashley will continue to monitor the damage incurred by the heavy rainfall and hail," the company said in a statement Ashley encourage

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 20:42:00

Body found near Crosstown in Tupelo

TUPELO - Firefighters responding to a medical call Monday morning found the body of a man in a drainage ditch on Carnation Street. According to Tupelo police, first responders from the Tupelo Fire Department were called at 10:40 a.m. Monday to a bridge on Carnation Street for a man needing emergency

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 20:28:00

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


Northern Mississippi man connected to 9 trailer thefts

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been connected to at least nine trailer thefts spanning six months, investigators say. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Brian Holland, 41, on Tuesday on misdemeanor traffic charges. TUPELO, Miss. (AP)


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


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


Woman accused of intentionally trying to run over women, 6-year-old child

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A 22-year-old woman is behind bars after a terrifying ordeal in which she intentionally tried to run over two women and a six-year-old girl, police say. According to reports, the incident happened Thursday morning in the 2900 block of Lamar Avenue. It's still unclear what caused the


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


Couple charged with child abuse

BOONEVILLE - A car weaving all over the road led to the occupants being charged with child abuse. According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, a road deputy was patrolling Highway 4 East when he saw a car without a tag turning onto County Road 5091 south of Booneville. The deputy attempted to p


Children rescued, man critically injured in house fire

A house fire critically injured a man Friday on Kathy Road. (Joseph Saint) MEMPHIS, Tenn. - One man is in critical condition and two children were rescued from a house fire Friday near Lamar and American Way, fire officials said. Wayne Cooke with Memphis Fire Department said the fire in the 3600 blo


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Oxford man dies in wreck

An Oxford man was killed Tuesday night after his vehicle was struck from behind while traveling on Highway 6 West in Panola County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at about 9 p.m. Tom D. "Slick" Harris, 41, was driving on Highway 6 West near Highway 315 when his 1998 Jeep was hit on the


Marshals take wanted Mantachie man into custody

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mantachie man finally turns himself in after officers found a large amount of drugs inside his home. On February 20, Itawamba County deputies, Fulton police and narcotics agents executed a search warrant at the home of Russell Esters, 25, of Mantachie. Officers foun


Tupelo man accused of starting fire in Lee County Library bathroom

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County investigators have charged a 21-year-old man accused of intentionally setting a fire inside the bathroom of the Lee County Library. On Thursday, March 8, Tupelo firefighters and Lee County deputies responded to the Lee County Library in Tupelo for a fire. The librar