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Missing Itawamba County teen found, man in jail
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Itawamba County sheriff's investigators say a teenage girl reported missing this week has been found and the man she was believed to be with is now in jail.Jason Dickinson with the sheriff's department says Paige Coleman, 15, of Mantachie, was found in Tupelo.In jail in connec
$15,000 reward offered for information on furniture plant arsonist - WCBI TV | Your News Leader
“This affects a lot of people, with Christmas coming up, Thanksgiving, holidays, this hurts a lot of people, not only people working here, but economy, people, where they shop and do other things, this hurts everyone,” said Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask.
‘Multitude of witnesses’ support self-defense claim, suspect’s attorneys say
The attorneys for the suspect charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper have requested a preliminary hearing be held in Tippah County Justice Court in the next 14 days.Attorneys Bill Wheeler and Jamie Franks of Tupelo are representing the suspe
Two charged with Tupelo robbery
The investigation led to the arrest of Deonte Goree, 18, of 3393 Meadow Drive, Tupelo; and Calvonte Gates, 17, of 2732 Beasley Drive, Tupelo. Both are charged with armed robbery. Even though Gates is only 17, he is being charged as an adult.
No longer involved; we are engaged at the Aberdeen School District
During the last decade, the Aberdeen School District has been under fire about its low test scores and inconsistent teacher rosters due to the trails of conservatorship. The worst was expected, the district would fail. Against the odds, Aberdeen is a resilient city with several corners of well-inten
MHP: Troopers on scene of serious crash in Prentiss County
PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Troopers are on the scene of a serious crash in Prentiss County.This is on Highway 45, near Highway 30 West.
Auburn ends losing streak, tops Ole Miss 31-16
JaTarvious Whitlow rushed for 170 yards and a caught a touchdown pass as Auburn ended a two-game SEC losing streak, beating host Ole Miss 31-16 Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Miss.
Jail ministry helps women reenter community successfully
Just before dawn on Sept. 4, 17-year-old Logan Mattox was driving the Natchez Trace, heading to his grandmother’s house when he fell asleep at the wheel.Half a mile from his exit, Mattox’s truck hit a tree, killing him instantly. He had just finished high school and was planning to enlist in the U.S
Pontotoc County deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says this is the second animal in the state testing positive for the disease, which is fatal to white-tailed deer.
Whitlow rushes for 170 yards in Auburn's 31-16 victory
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Tigers (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), who broke open a 10-6 halftime lead with the second-half surge. Auburn rolled up 484 yards in total offense in a turnover-free performance.
Fire at American Furniture deliberately set
ECRU, Miss. (WTVA) -- The fire over the weekend at a Pontotoc County furniture manufacturing plant was deliberately set.The State Fire Marshal's Office released the news shortly after noon Friday in connection with the American Furniture investigation.Three buildings at the plant were destroyed in t
Itawamba sheriff's department searches for missing teen
ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A search is underway for a missing teenager from Itawamba County.She is Paige Coleman, 15, from Starling Road in Mantachie, and she was last seen around the Itawamba/Lee County line, according to the Itawamba County Sheriff's Office.
Oxford man arrested for possession of a stolen firearm
The Oxford Police Department made an arrest last week for possession of a stolen firearm.On Oct. 11 OPD arrested Jeremy Lovelace, 31, of Oxford, after receiving information regarding Lovelace being a suspect in a burglary.Lovelace was located at his last known address and a gun was discovered that L
How to watch Auburn vs. Ole Miss
The Tigers (4-3, 1-3 SEC) have lost back to back games, both upsets, heading into the road game against the Rebels (5-2, 1-2).
Shots fired outside Tupelo store - WCBI TV | Your News Leader
TUPELO (WCBI) – Tupelo Police are looking for two cars involved in a Wednesday night argument which ended with shots being fired. The occupants of a blue Dodge Stratus and a white Chevy Tahoe were arguing in the parking lot of the North Gloster Wal-Mart when the Tahoe driver pulled a gun and fired
Ashland woman sentenced in federal drug trafficking case
“Today’s sentencing marks the culmination of yet another successful, intelligence driven and targeted multi-agency, federal, state and local investigation and prosecution of a significant, multi-national drug trafficking organization.” said William C. Lamar, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District o
Traffic stop leads to drug, burglary charges
Jeffery Walker, 29, of West Point was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and placed in the Chickasaw County Jail to await arraignment.
"Person of interest" in custody in Tuesday night homicide
“It’s our understanding that no one had seen or heard from the victim since Sunday evening, and someone went to check on him and found him dead inside the residence and called 911,” the sheriff said.
Man arrested on drug charge
The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on drug charges following a traffic stop in Houston over the weekend.The Chickasaw County Sheriff Department and Houston Police Department made a traffic stop Sunday, Oct. 14, on Highway 15 near Airport Road in Houston.
Woman arrested, children injured following Lamar Avenue crash
According to police, Tara Ellis was driving in the area of Lamar Avenue and American Way when she lost control of her car. The vehicle spun out and hit another driver, they said.