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Flooding forces closings, evacuation in north Mississippi

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Like earlier this week, heavy rainfall is causing chaos and issues in north Mississippi. 10:23 a.m. - County Road 245 in Calhoun County is closed, confirmed Sheriff Greg Pollan.


Heavy mountain snow continues across Southwest; rain poses flood threat for Mississippi River valley

Heavy mountain snow continues today across the Southwest and Four Corners region. Storm totals of more than two feet are possible through tonight. Freezing rain ahead of this system spreads into the Plains and Midwest today, with heavier snow developing by Saturday.


Glenna Woods White – Death Notice

Glenna Woods White, 75, resident of Ripley and beloved mother of Scott White (Gloria), Eddie White (Sylvia) and Beth White Disorbo, passed away Monday evening February 11, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A Service of Remembrance for Ms. White will be at 2 PM Friday February 15 at


Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop, 36, remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March.


Tax for another Mississippi River Bridge would not pass muster with Livingston Parish voters, Parish President Ricks says

BATON ROUGE – A new bridge across the Mississippi River could benefit Livingston and four other parishes in the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, but who pays for it could be a different story, Parish President Layton Ricks said.


Jeffrey Leon Huddleston – Death Notice

Jeffrey Leon Huddleston, 54, resident of Ripley, passed away Sunday evening February 10, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center following a Brief Illness. Funeral Services for Jeff will be at 2 PM Friday February 15 at West Ripley Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday February 14 from 5 PM t


Fatal ATV accident in Tippah County

TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss (WTVA) - An ATV accident took the life of 20-year-old Wesley Good, of Blue Mountain on Sunday morning. The accident took place around 10:30 a.m. on County Road 823, Tippah County Cornorer Chris McCallister said.


Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police officers six days before his death.


2 bodies found in creek, 2 arrested in Mississippi

PITTSBORO, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Mississippi have arrested two people in a double homicide in the northern part of the state. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan tells WTVA-TV the bodies of 38-year-old Kendrick Armstrong and 59-year-old Sherri Turner Calderon were found Wednesday in a cr


Man pulls victim from fiery Mississippi car wreck

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man out of a fiery car wreck. Clint Street said he was on his way to work on U.S. 72 near the Marshall/Benton county line Wednesday when he saw a car on the side of the road with its flashers on, and a woman on the side of th


Danny Quitman Jackson – Death Notice

Danny Quitman Jackson, 66, passed away Saturday, February 09, 2019, at his residence in Red Banks, MS. Services will be on Monday February 11 at 2 PM at The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Sunday February 10 from 5 PM to 8 PM at The Ripley Funeral Home. Burial will foll


Daily Journal High School Basketball Rankings, Feb. 11

(Note: This will be the final set of rankings until after the state tournament.)


Prentiss County drug raid leads to two arrests

BOONEVILLE - Officers executing a search warrant east of Booneville arrested a couple on felony drug charges. Prentiss County narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at 275 County Road 1000 on Feb. 19. When officers discovered methamphetamine, the two occupants of the house were arrested.


Grenada, Mississippi declares local state of emergency as rains flood region

GRENADA, Miss. —A local state of emergency was declared Friday by city and county officials in Grenada, Mississippi after dozens of streets and homes flooded. Heavy rains have soaked the Mid-South for days, with some of the strongest coming overnight Thursday and Friday.


THE LATEST: Major flooding expected along the Mississippi River

Baton Rouge, LA. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) - EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) - Major flooding is expected along the Mississippi River in the coming weeks due to heavy rainfall across the Ohio River Valley. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for all locations along the Mississippi River.


Investigators: 1 escapee from Franklin County back in custody in Mississippi

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – One of two men who escaped from the Franklin County Jail Thursday night is back in custody. We’re told he was caught in Mississippi. Franklin County Investigators say two men escaped from the county jail around 10:30 Thursday night, using a fight within the jail as a diversio


UPDATES: Flooding causes area road, school closures

With flooding again a concern today across the region, there are plenty of school and road closings to be aware of. Stay connected with all of it right here throughout the day:


Mississippi LGBTQ community discuss hate crime reporting in wake of Smollett case

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -The Jussie Smollett case is fueling questions about whether real victims of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes will now come forward. Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear is a pastor of a church in Hattiesburg and is among those in the LGBTQ community concerned about the potential impacts of what po


Newman indicted in Baldwyn bus fatality

TUPELO • A Prentiss County man has been indicted for culpable negligence manslaughter for the Halloween death of a boy getting on a Baldwyn school bus. Hunter Newman, 22, of 29 County Road 4060, Marietta, was arrested Oct. 31, just hours after his vehicle struck Dalen Thomas, 9, as he was crossing a


New Albany flooding update at midday Friday

Although there was much more flooding in low-lying areas Friday, no real property damage had been reported in New Albany or the county. The county schools stayed closed due to the threat of rural roads being under water and city schools opened late, but some spots which have been flood-prone in the