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CPD officer suspended after unticketed DUI in Starkville

Columbus councilmen voted 4-2 Tuesday evening to suspend a city police officer for 30 days without pay after he was stopped earlier this month in Starkville for driving under the influence. Starkville police pulled over Louis Alexander, a part-time patrol officer with Columbus Police Department, o

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 02:41:53

Starkville woman accused of neglecting child, adult

STARKVILLE - An Oktibbeha County woman is facing charges of neglecting a child and an adult left in her care. The Starkville Police Department charged April Triplett, 26, of Starkville, with felony child abuse and exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Police say the charges are related to the neglect

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 16:30:00

Woman arrested for abuse of juvenile, vulnerable adult

A Starkville woman is in jail after officers arrested her for suspected abuse in the negligence of a child and vulnerable adult. Starkville Police Department arrested 26-year-old April Triplett Monday on suspicion of contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child; felonious abuse and/or bat

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 18:44:20

Starkville man charged in fatal wreck

STARKVILLE - An Oktibbeha County man has been charged with manslaughter for causing a four-car wreck the killed a 47-year-old woman. Jimmy Andrew Sims, 61, of Starkville, was arrested March 19 and charged with manslaughter - culpable negligence and aggravated assault - in connection with a fatal wre

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 21:17:00

Columbus city employee suspended for "unbecoming" conduct

City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into specifics as to what led to the disciplinary action. He would only say the suspension was the result of "conduct unbecoming an officer." City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 03:32:00

Man charged in fatal wreck

A Starkville man is facing two felony charges in the wake of a wreck that left one person dead and three others injured. Starkville Police Department charged 61-year-old Jimmy Andrew Sims with manslaughter-culpable negligence and aggravated assault Monday. The four-vehicle crash, which happened

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 23:24:22

UPDATE: Cook to remain at Houston, will not take TCPS principal job

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook will remain with the school district and will not take the high school principal job at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School. On Tuesday, TCPS announced that Cook would be joining the school's staff for the 2018-2019 school year

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 18:12:00

Man convicted in 1990s for rape arrested for not reporting as sex offender

A convicted rapist living in Artesia was jailed for not reporting to the state Department of Public Safety within the 90 days required by sex offenders. Daniel Mayberry, 57, was convicted of rape in upstate New York in 1992. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigator Tony Cooper said Mayberry ha

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 17:56:52

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


Pedestrian hit on Land Road, hospitalized

A Hamilton man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after he reportedly stepped in front of a moving vehicle on Land Road north of Columbus. Capt. Greg Wright with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the scene just before 9 p.m. where the 62-year-old Clifton Verner had

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 18:20:41

Monroe County boy accused of killing sister over video game controller

A 13-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen after a dispute over a video game controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell has confirmed. The identities of neither child have been released. Cantrell said his office received a call at 12:40

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 17:39:43

One Injured In Vehicle VS. Gas Supply Line Accident

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - One person is injured after crashing into an above ground gas supply line. The accident happened on South Pickensville Road. - Advertisement - Columbus police closed that road from 15th Street to the bridge on South Pickensville Road. Atmos made the repairs to the line. The

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-19 23:27:49

Oklahoma State gets second shot at beating Mississippi St

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Oklahoma State has plenty of size, good 3-point shooting and a veteran point guard who is unafraid of playing in a big game. In other words, the Cowgirls look quite a bit like top-seeded Mississippi State.