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Mother of shooting suspect charged with illegal gun possession

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The mother of a Booneville shooting suspect faces an illegal firearm possession charge. According to the Booneville Police Department, Tina Marie Irvin was arrested on Tuesday, March 20 for possessing two firearms while being a convicted felon. Her arrest stems from the s

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 17:26:00

Tupelo teen girl, 13, shot dead by brother, 9 for refusing to give him video game controller

Pictured, 13 year old, Tupelo, Mississippi teen girl, Dijonae White who was shot dead by her 9 year old brother during an argument over a video game controller. Image via Facebook.Pictured, 13 year old, Tupelo, Mississippi teen girl, Dijonae White who was shot dead by her 9 year old brother during a


Exhaust to blame for 2016 Tupelo plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a piece of the exhaust fell off the engine on takeoff and landed on the runway just before the May 2016 crash. Henry Jackson, 75, was pilotiing the aircraft and attempted to return to the airport after reporting smoke in the cockpit. The plane crash

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 22:21:00

Body found near Crosstown in Tupelo

TUPELO - Firefighters responding to a medical call Monday morning found the body of a man in a drainage ditch on Carnation Street. According to Tupelo police, first responders from the Tupelo Fire Department were called at 10:40 a.m. Monday to a bridge on Carnation Street for a man needing emergency

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 20:28:00

Booneville Man Charged With Attempted Murder

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - A Booneville man faces Attempted Murder charges after allegedly shooting a Kentucky man this weekend. Harley Irvin, 18, was arrested Sunday, March 18, by Booneville police responding to a shots fired call on Elm Street.Harley Ramey Irvin was found near the scene with a fir

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-21 15:28:41

Vigil planned, funeral set for 14-year-old teen shot by siibling

"It's a tragedy for us for and this community, said Selinda Walker, who says she is suprised by the death of Dijonae White. "It's a tragedy, period. For a child to lose their life over something like a video game." White was a Tupelo Middle School student who was on the basketball team and was lo

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 00:50:00

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

Tupelo council approves go cup ordinance

The go cup ordinance will only apply in the downtown area, and it will only apply for 6 months. This comes after Mayor Jason Shelton and some council members visited Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs, three cities with a go cup ordinance. They reported no issues with the law. However, som

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 02:05:00

NMSO to perform in Tupelo, Oxford this weekend

TUPELO - Composers Alberto Ginastera and Ludwig van Beethoven couldn't be further apart in terms of time and geography, but the two share a common thread that North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra maestro Steven Byess is excited to share with Saturday's upcoming performance. "(They) were two composer

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

UPDATE: Man charged for New Albany tractor theft

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson identifies the suspect as 71-year-old Lee Goolsby. He is charged with grand larceny. The John Deere tractor was stolen the weekend of March 9fr

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-20 22:31:00

Tony Cook turns town Tupelo Christian job

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated Wednesday morning with Houston Superintendent Tony Cook announcing his intentions to remain at Houston School District.) HOUSTON - Houston Superintendent Tony Cook called the headmaster at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School Wednesday morning and told him he wi

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 14:09:00

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in drainage channel

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a drainage channel this morning. A passerby notified police of a body near the Salvation Army on Carnation Street shortly after 10:30. The fire department originally responded for emergency medical care, but de


One hospitalized after shooting in Booneville

Chief Ramey says a victim was sent to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with a gunshot wound. Their condition is unknown. Chief Ramey believes they have the shooter in custody but did not release any more information at this time. The incident is still under investigation. Stay wit


Severe Weather Related School Closings, Early Releases

AREA WIDE (WCBI) - Below is a list of area-wide school closings, delays and early releases. Early release: - Advertisement - Booneville Schools, 1pm Itawamba County Schools, 1pm Lee County Schools, 1pm Tupelo Schools, 12:30pm AREA WIDE (WCBI) - Below is a list of area-wide school closings, delays an


Severe weather threat leads to closings

Closing at 12:30 p.m.: Tupelo Schools Lee County Library Closing at 1 p.m.: Baldwyn Schools Booneville Schools Itawamba County Schools Lee County Schools Prentiss County Schools The Itawamba County Library is closing Monday as well due to the severe weather threat. The Tupelo Public School Dist