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Bad catfish cause problems at Veterans Park lake

TUPELO • A bad batch of fish delivered for a children’s fishing rodeo will cause problems for Tupelo Parks & Recreation for months to come. According to Parks & Rec director Alex Farned, the city contracted with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to supply fish for the April


Tupelo police look to solve fraud case

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A person is accused of using a fraudulent check and driver’s license to buy a lawnmower. According to the Tupelo Police Department, the purchase happened on April 9 at a local business.


Lee County sheriff's deputies capture murder suspect

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County sheriff’s deputies captured a murder suspect on Saturday. The suspect, identified as Gregory Freeman, was reportedly driving north on Highway 45 in a burgundy Ford SUV.


Signs, signs, everywhere a sign: Long hopes to add to collection at this week's Tupelo Automobile Museum auction

In the Ozark community near Marietta is the Dixie Country Store, but most people around the area know it better as the old Smith’s Grocery. Owner Tim Long and his wife, Pam, bought the refurbished the place in 2016 and added their touch to it.


Person shot while driving in north Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. - A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly shot at another individual who was driving in northern Mississippi. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Oxford. Police were called to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi around 3:45 p.m. after the victim reported being


Lee County student is winner of annual congressional artistic contest

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Pontotoc man dies in Tippah County crash

TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Pontotoc man has died from injuries in a Monday morning crash in Tippah County. Richard Henry, 44, was driving on MS 15, near the Union County line, when he crossed into the other lane and hit a Mack truck head-on.


Meridian fugitive captured in Lee County

TUPELO - A man wanted for killing a woman outside Meridian Saturday morning was captured near Shannon about two hours later. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said his department was alerted to be on the lookout for a burgundy Ford Expedition driven by Gregory Freeman. He was a suspect in a Lauderdale


Gonzales man arrested in case of missing teen from Mississippi; girl met over internet

GONZALES — A Gonzales man was awaiting extradition Monday to northeastern Mississippi after Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested him on a warrant over a 13-year-old girl missing from that state, authorities said.


Mississippi, the only state with a Confederate symbol in its flag, is offering a new flag design on license plates

(CNN) — Mississippians who'd like to display their state flag minus its Confederate imagery can rejoice in a newly approved specialty license plate. The state's flag has long contained an image of the Confederate battle flag, also known as the Southern Cross. Mississippi is the only one of the Unite


Mississippi city approves free beer samples for shoppers

OXFORD, Miss. — Free beer tomorrow, the old joke goes, but it’s coming true in one Mississippi city. The Oxford Eagle reports city aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to allow stores that specialize in selling beer to offer free 1-ounce samples to shoppers.


Drivers in Mississippi have mixed reactions about road construction near Hernando

HERNANDO, Miss. - Mississippi drivers have mixed reactions to a road project that could cut down traffic time. The project includes re-routing McIngvale Rd. and adding a new off-ramp in Hernando for the recently opened I-269.


Amory man charged with possession of a controlled substance

An Amory man was charged with possession of a controlled substance. According to the Amory Police Department, Michael Alan Cole Cooper, 26, was arrested on the charge. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes set bond at $3,000. Cooper is out on bond.


Louisiana man charged with kidnapping a Monroe County teen

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An endangered/missing Monroe County teen is back home safe, and her suspected abductor is behind bars in Louisiana. The 13-year-old was reported missing Saturday morning.


Murder suspect snagged by stop sticks

LEE COUNTY (WCBI) – A murder suspect is jailed in Lauderdale County thanks to the Lee County Sheriffs Department. Lee County 9-1-1 was tipped Saturday that a Burgundy Ford Expedition connected to the Lauderdale murder was heading into Lee County. Deputies staked out the highway near the Shannon exit


Attorneys volunteer time through annual free legal clinic

ABERDEEN – Several local attorneys helped guide clients through a number of civil matters April 10 through the county’s annual free legal clinic, held at the Monroe County Chancery Building. The program helps people meeting certain income qualifications who are defending themselves in chancery court


Mississippi, Arkansas among worst states for millennials

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - With millennials today making up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce yet earning 20 percent less than Baby Boomers did at the same age, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Millennials.


Focused on Mississippi: Prospect Hill Plantation

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - Walt Grayson always starts our week with another story Focused on Mississippi every Monday at 6 pm. This is one of those places that could have a bunch of stories. How do you narrow it down?


19 tornadoes spawned in Mississippi during Thursday’s storms

JACKSON, Miss. — The National Weather Service says the number of tornadoes spawned by Thursday’s storms is up to 19. According to Mississippi Emergency Management officials, Hinds, Rankin and Scott counties are the hardest hit from Thursday's tornadoes.


Former Hunt High School building designated as Mississippi landmark by MDAH

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