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Tupelo Police need help identifying utility trailer thief
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Tupelo police need help finding the person that took this utility trailer. The trailer has a no parking sign on the front. It was taken from the Mall at Barnes Crossing on November 19.
Griffin receives reduced sentence for lesser charge
TUPELO - Keithan Griffin will serve five years in prison for killing his best friend in May 2017. The state recommended that the now 17-year-old be sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, followed by five years of probation for the May 19, 2017 shooting death of Daiquarrias T. Poun
Tupelo Water and Light Collections warns about phone scam
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Tupelo Water and Light Collections is warning customers about a potential phone scam targeting local business owners. The utility company says they have received several complaints of a caller threatening to turn a business’ utility meter off, unless payment is given over the
OUR OPINION: Tupelo official must not get special treatment
Reports of apparent preferential treatment by law enforcement for Tupelo’s city attorney is a serious matter that must not be ignored. After Ben Logan was arrested on Friday night after leaving a Christmas party sponsored by the City of Tupelo, he received a ride home from a Tupelo police officer an
Tupelo Transit to get tech upgrade
TUPELO • Some high-tech tweaks are coming to the city of Tupelo’s public bus system, with more significant changes expected for transit operations next year. A smart-phone app is expected to debut locally in the coming weeks or by early January to help Tupelo Transit riders get connected more easily
Why was Palmetto murder suspect still free after previous murder charge?
TUPELO – The Lee County Sheriff blamed an error by the Verona Police Chief for allowing a murder suspect to remain free. Now that 17-year-old is a fugitive wanted in connection with another homicide.
City attorney driven home after arrest without jail booking
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A city attorney in Mississippi was arrested and driven home by a police officer without being booked at the jail, fingerprinted or photographed. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Tupelo city attorney Ben Logan was brought to the co
Clay, Calhoun counties looking for missing persons
TUPELO - Law enforcement authorities in two Northeast Mississippi counties are searching for missing people. In Calhoun County, Felicia Buggs of Bruce was seen around 1 p.m. Sunday in Bruce and has not been seen since. Very little is known about her disappearance at this point.
Danny Joe “Duck” Derrick – Death Notice
Danny Joe “Duck” Derrick, 55, resident of Ripley, passed away Tuesday December 11, 2018 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a brief illness. Funeral Services for Mr. Derrick will be at 2 PM Friday December 14 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from
Officials mum on Logan DUI arrest, quick release
TUPELO • Questions remain over how the arrest of Tupelo’s city attorney was handled on Friday night. When most people are arrested for driving under the influence, they are carried to jail where they are booked, fingerprinted and photographed.
JASON SHELTON: Let's remain committed to Tupelo's success
As we enter the Christmas season, we have much to be thankful for in our All-America city. Over the past five years, our council and administration have worked diligently to make sure that our city is succeeding. More importantly, our citizens and our city’s businesses have worked diligently to make
Salvation Army Christmas assistance: what you need to know
TUPELO • The Salvation Army is winding down its end-of-year projects to provide a real Christmas experience for area families in need this year, and here is what you need to know about the Angel Trees and Red Kettles set up across Tupelo.
Verona Teenager Sought In Fatal Drive By Shooting
LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The search is on for a suspect in a fatal drive by shooting in Lee County. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says 17 year old Latavious Betts is suspected of pulling the trigger in Friday’s fatal drive by shooting.
UPDATE: Suspect identified after fatal Lee County shooting
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Natchez Trace Parkway is Hiring
– The Natchez Trace Parkway is hiring temporary tractor operators and maintenance workers for next summer’s mowing season. The season begins April 15, 2019 and ends October 14, 1019. There could be opportunities in any of the following locations:
Tupelo Remembering Loved Ones At Christmas Time
TUPELO, MISS (WCBI) – A local church hosts a memorial to honor loved ones who’ve died. The Tupelo chapter of Compassionate Friends puts on a candle light vigil every year. The service held at anchor church is part of a worldwide event.
John Lee Perry – Death Notice
John Lee Perry, age 41 of Huntsville passed away Dec. 5, 2018. He is survived by his mother Mary Jo Perry; brother Bill Jo Bates, Jr.; and sister Peggy Bates. Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. offici
Tupelo city attorney faces DUI charge
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Joyce Symington Chrisman – Death Notice
Joyce Symington Chrisman, 76, passed away Saturday, December 08, 2018, at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo. Services will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 6 PM at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be on will be from 4 PM to Service Time Wednesday only at Holland-Tupelo Chapel.
Sounds of Christmas concert this week in Tupelo
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