WALNUT, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say a New Albany couple died in three-vehicle crash near Walnut in Tippah County. The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 and Mississippi 15 Sunday morning. Troopers say an SUV driven by 32-year-old Michael Jackson, of Grand Junction, Tennessee, was traveling east
Monday Afternoon TODAY: Morning fog/mist. Clouds should start to break during the late morning into afternoon hours. Some clouds may stick around, but we should see some sunshine. We can expect partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and early evening hours. With that being said, warmer temperatures are expected for today. Highs should top out in the upper 70s to
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)-October officially marks the start of flu season, and Many local health care providers are offering flu shot clinics. Shots are readily available to prevent the spread of the flu, and health officials say the sooner you get the shot the better. “Peak season is December, January, February, but we go ahead and vaccinate now because sometimes it
Monday Planner TONIGHT: Those clouds aren’t going away just yet! We will continue to have cloudy skies during the evening hours and the overnight hours. We should stay dry, and lows will drop into the mid to upper 50s by Monday morning. TOMORROW: During the morning, the clouds should start to break up, and we will see more sunshine. Because
ALGOMA, Miss. (WCBI) — The town of Algoma is known as the Cross Tie Capital of the World. And this weekend is the 19th annual Cross Tie Festival in the Pontotoc County Community. The city park is filled with vendors and plenty of visitors many of them that have returned to Algoma for the special celebration. Mayor Harry Corder says
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — For ten years the city of the Tupelo has set aside a day for the community to get to know the police department and understand that officers have an important job to do. It starts with the annual parade down Front Street to Gum Tree Park…And then the welcoming by Tupelo Councilwoman Nettie Davis who started
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s GO time for students in Starkville. Students from all over the state came together today to put their skills to the test. It’s all apart of the Annual Mississippi Best Robotics competition. It’s designed to interest students in engineering, science and technology. Students have six weeks to design, develop and test a robot that can
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This week kicks off National Fire Prevention Week. The Columbus Air Force Base Fire Department is making sure families know what to do if they face a fiery situation. It’s not a sight you normally see. On saturday, the Columbus Air Force Base Fire Department got some extra training when an aircraft was lit on fire.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Stealing electricity is often thought of as an “invisible crime”. Someone illegally hooks into a power supply, hooks up a line that has been disconnected, or tampers with a meter to avoid recording electricity usage. It’s become a concern, and now the Columbus light and water has hired some help to solve stolen electricity cases. Unlike a
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — A 13 year old Tupelo teenager is charged as an adult in connection with a shooting Wednesday morning. Thirteen year old Samuel Hood is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He’s being held on a 50 thousand dollar bond. Tupelo police say Hood and a friend were at this South Highland Drive house Wednesday
CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An emergency call was made Friday morning in West Point with an interesting twist behind it. Rescuers responded to a possible drowning on the Tenn Tom waterway. But it was only a drill. Fire and car wrecks are common for West Point and Clay County fire fighters and responders which makes drowning drills like these
Jessie Orlando Carpenter Source: Starkville Police Kareema Lashae Ward Source: Starkville Police STARKVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) – On October 2, 2015 at approximately 3:56am, Officers responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of the Regal Inn in Starkville, MS. The two subjects were identified as 35 year old Jessie Orlando Carpenter from Starkville, MS. and 21 year old Kareema
Austin Rivers McGraw Source: Starkville Police STARKVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) – On October 1, 2015 at approximately 4:00am, Starkville Police Officers made a traffic stop for speeding on Spring Street. The driver, 18 year old Austin Rivers McGraw, from Flora, MS. was subsequently placed into custody for suspicion of DUI. As officers were arranging for transportation of McGraw’s passengers, he
Abriaul Sherrod Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A domestic dispute turns into a jail time for a Lowndes County woman. Abriaul Sherrod, 32, is charged with burglary. Lowndes County investigators say Sherrod went to Yorkville Apartments to confront her husband who was there with a female friend. Sherrod is accused of breaking into the friend’s
David Wallace Neyman Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — Lowndes County deputies have their man. David Wallace Neyman, 36 is now in custody. He’s wanted for felony eluding. An investigator attempted to pull Neyman over on Thursday afternoon on Golding Road. He, along with a woman and child were inside the vehicle. Neyman eventually stopped in
CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Longtime Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon is retiring. Harmon tells WCBI he will retire as coroner and as an investigator with the sheriff’s department. Harmon lost his bid to become sheriff. Now, he plans to open his own business. Harmon’s last day on the job is December 31st.
MAYHEW, Miss. (WCBI) — Thursday’s Community College shooting in Oregon also makes people think about the safety of our local schools. EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner says the safety of students, faculty and staff is always in the front of his mind. He says even though students do not live on one of their campuses, the safety measures are the
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Three people are hospitalized following a two-car wreck Friday afternoon. It happened around 3:45 p.m. on Highway 45 North in front of Belk. A maroon Nissan rear-ended a silver SUV on the busy highway. Three people were taken to hospital with unknown injuries. Columbus police are investigating the wreck.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — Extreme temperatures and rainfall cause erratic yields in Mississippi’s early-planted soybean crop this year. Mississippi State University experts say it went from cool, wet conditions in the early spring, to hot and dry conditions during a critical point in the season. The Magnolia State is expected to harvest more than two million acres of soybeans this
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Tragedies like the shooting in Oregon yesterday often brings the conversation about mental illness into the spotlight. Craig Watson at MUW says it’s important that students, staff and the community know there are resources available to help. Adjusting to college can be tough, that’s why councilors at The W want students to know they are there