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Pickup goes up in flames in Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – An old classic went up in flames Wednesday in Starkville. The driver of the Ford pickup noticed smoke coming from under the hood, while driving down Spring Street this afternoon.


Athletes face social media shame

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – “I think it’s literally one of the biggest issues that an athlete deals with on a day-to-day basis,” said former MSU tennis player Caroline Kelly.


Q Weatherspoon pushes No. 24 MSU past Florida

STARKVILLE -- Quinndary Weatherspoon felt like something had been missing in his last few games. As one of the leaders on the Mississippi State men's basketball team, Weatherspoon's concerns played a role in MSU dropping its first two Southeastern Conference games.


History salvaged: Book preserves state’s reaction to ‘integrate at once’ court order

STARKVILLE — School desegregation in Mississippi was a tough, messy and often a very dangerous business. None knew those truths better than the white and black Mississippi school superintendents, principals, classroom teachers, coaches and students who were charged a half-century ago with catching t


Police: 3 people fatally shot, person of interest in custody

ARTESIA, Miss. (AP) - A shooting in the tiny town of Artesia has left three people dead. WTOK-TV reports that Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says a person of interest is in custody in the Tuesday afternoon shooting. The sheriff's department says deputies were called to 23 Mobile Dr. about 4 p.m


White Talks Gator Loss at Mississippi State

STARKVILLE - #24 Mississippi State knocked off Florida in the final seconds as the Bulldogs earned their first win in Southeastern Conference play this season. With the game tied at 68, Mississippi State senior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon drove to the rim and banked his final shot from the field up


MSU Commit Brandon Cunningham Feeling at Home in Starkville

Last weekend Mississippi State commit Brandon Cunningham planned to spend Saturday visiting with one of his future teammates. The...


Artesia community reacts to triple homicide

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – It was an emotional scene Tuesday afternoon as friends, family and neighbors began to hear about the tragedy. The triple homicide in Artesia happened late Tuesday afternoon on Mobile Road.


MSU Extension in Choctaw County offering many events in New Year

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Starkville man arrested on gun charge

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A Starkville man was arrested on a gun charge Friday. Brian Baughman, 41, was charged with Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. His bond was set at $10,000.



ARTESIA, Miss (WCBI)- According to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant, the men killed yesterday in the triple homicide in Artesia have been identified as Demario Snell, 31 of Artesia, Mauricio Lamarcus nance, 22, of Columbus and Tyshun Bernard fields 24 of Crawford.


Weatherspoon’s game winner leads Mississippi State to first SEC win

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Quinndary Weatherspoon converted a three-point play with 3.4 seconds left to lift No. 24 Mississippi State over Florida 71-68 on Tuesday night. Weatherspoon drove the lane and was fouled by Kevarrius Hayes while sinking the winning layup. Weatherspoon finished with nine points.


Correction: Fatal Shooting story

ARTESIA, Miss. (AP) — In a story Jan. 15 about a fatal shooting, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the information came from WTOK-TV. It came from WCBI-TV. A corrected version of the story is below:


Few details emerge in press conference about Artesia shooting deaths

ARTESIA. Miss. (WCBI) – Investigators said this is one of the worst crime scenes they can remember. It happened late Tuesday afternoon on Mobile Road. Three men were shot and killed at a home there.


Arrest made in Starkville shooting

STARKVILLE - An Oktibbeha County man surrendered to authorities to face charges for a December shooting. Christopher Evans, 26, of Starkville, turned himself in at the Starkville Police Department on Jan. 12 for a felony warrant. Evans was charged with accessory to aggravated assault for his role in


Former MSU basketball standout shares story of her journey

AMORY – More than 250 people filled First United Methodist Church’s gym Jan. 13 to hear former Mississippi State University women’s basketball guard Blair Schaefer share her story of finding value in your journey for a fundraiser for the Fidelia Club’s scholarship programs.


Inquiry continues into shooting death of 3 Mississippi men

ARTESIA, Miss. (AP) - Officials continue investigating a shooting that left three men dead in northeast Mississippi. Local news outlets report the Tuesday shooting at an Artesia mobile home killed 22-year-old Mauricio Nance of Columbus, 31-year-old Demario Snell of Artesia and 24-year-old Tyshun Fie


Three killed in Artesia Tuesday night

ARTESTIA, Miss. (WCBI) - Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says a person of interest is in custody in the deadly shooting of three people in Artesia. Deputies were called to 23 Mobile Drive, just before 4 PM, on Tuesday afternoon.


Law enforcement responds to reported shooting in Artesia area

ARTESIA, Miss. (WTVA) - Multiple law enforcement officers have responded to a reported shooting in the Artesia area of Lowndes County. Coroner Greg Merchant says he has been called to the scene. He would not reveal specifics on the number of shooting victims.


Three dead in Artesia shooting

A person of interest has been detained for questioning in the shooting deaths of three people in Artesia Tuesday afternoon, Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge has confirmed. Law enforcement officers are still on the scene of a mobile home park on Mobile Drive, where the three victims were killed.