COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Police are answering the call to wear video cameras while on patrol and answering calls. It will be a new tool for Columbus police in October, and as WCBI’s Alyssa Martin explains there will be a benefit for the public and for officers. New technology combined with a variety of high-profile disputes between police and the
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The Columbus school board approves a new McGraw-Hill curriculum. The total cost will be about six hundred thousand dollars for textbooks, workbooks computer software and more. Students from Pre-K to high school will be under the new educational program. The system will adapt to meet individual needs. Educators say it’s an important step in the right
MONROE CO., Miss. – (WCBI) Bond is set for the three people involved in Wednesday’s six hour standoff in Monroe County. Steve A. Brantley’s bond is set at $ 1 million, cash only. Bonds for David Little and Crystal Bosch are both set at $200,000 each. The trio is suspected in a drug trafficking ring, that spanned all the way
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man indicted for shooting two Lowndes County deputies is denied bail. Kent Coscia’s arraignment was this afternoon. A mental evaluation has been ordered for Coscia. Investigators say he shot Lt.’s Clint Sims and Larry Swearingen through the door of his Drake Circle home on March 17th. Deputy Scott Glasgow was also injured. All three deputies
TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) - The state’s top educator uses one of the state’s oldest pre-K programs to showcase what she says is the key to Mississippi’s long-term education needs. WCBI’s Allie Martin tagged along for a tour that the state superintendent says is the first of many steps the state needs to take. Since she took over as head of
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST, Miss. (WCBI) – It ranks as the costliest natural disaster in American History. Friday August 29th marks the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm made landfall first in Louisiana where it damaged the levee system around New Orleans and caused major flooding, damage, and loss of life in the city. The most catastrophic damage came after
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI) – At four Friday afternoon– The center of tailgating at Mississippi State opened up to fans, who came armed with tents, chairs and other game day accessories to mark their place in the junction… WCBI’s Alyssa Martin joins us now live with more from MSU.
CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WCBI) — Being prepared for a disaster takes practice and planning. Thats why first responders worked with Calhoun County students Friday. It was just a drill. Shots are fired and moments later 10 Calhoun City High School students are dead and about half dozen more are seriously injured in this mock school shooting. A dozen first responders
Godbey COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — The former accountant for the MUW Foundation is sentenced to seven years in prison. Jeannie Godbey, 48, of Starkville, pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges today in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Judge Jim Kitchens sentenced her to 10 years but suspended three. She also was fined $1,000. Under current law, she’ll likely serve between two and
Cooper TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — A man arrested by Tupelo police will face federal child pornography charges. Christopher Cooper’s bond was set at $10,000 this afternoon. Police aren’t releasing any details about the 39-year-old Pontotoc man’s arrest, except that it’s a result of an on-going investigation through the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A 48-year-old Lowndes County man is found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife’s boyfriend. George Strickland faces up to 20 years when he is sentenced Wednesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court. A seven-woman, five-man jury deliberated almost four hours today before finding him guilty of the lesser charge. He originally was
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — Students are preparing for success during, and after college, at Mississippi State University’s annual Men of Color Summit. Students at the summit are learning how to become the next generation of leaders. “Anybody can stand in front of a group of people, but they actually teach you how to be a leader, and how to portray
Pauline Pimolle of Marseille, France, stands outside the F.R. Young Student Union on the Scooba campus of East Mississippi Community College. Pimolle enrolled at EMCC this semester to study in the United States and live closer to her American boyfriend. SCOOBA – Things move slow in the South, but Mississippi life is still a little overwhelming for one East Mississippi
TODAY: A few isolated showers are possible during the morning but more widespread rain & storm activity should blossom during the afternoon and early evening hours. Some rain may become locally heavy as the day goes on. We’re bumping up the chance of rain to about 90% so be sure to pack the rain gear if you are headed to
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — A Starkville business is showing off its renovations to kick off football season at Mississippi State University. The Campus Book Mart store on Lee Boulevard held a grand reopening event, Friday, after it was damaged by a fire in April. The store itself was only closed for about 10 days, but workers say ever since then,
Rick Snyder, Mississippi State University horticulture expert, talks to Joseph Wilson, center, and Lynn Loecher at the microfarming workshop in Raymond on Aug. 28, 2014. The two-day event helped growers understand the benefits and facts of growing for and selling at farmers markets. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson) By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications RAYMOND, Miss. — As demand
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time. McDaniel is expected to appeal McGehee’s ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court. McGehee issued
Blake Layton, entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service (left), and Nick Terkanian of the Natchez Trace Greenhouses in Kosciusko, Mississippi, review pesticide treatment histories for rubekias on Aug. 19, 2014. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale) By Linda Breazeale/MSU Ag Communications KOSCIUSKO — They don’t need paychecks, time cards or coffee breaks. They don’t even complain about the
TUPELO, Miss. (Press Release) — The Tupelo Police Department has made three arrests in connection with a burglary and vandalism that occurred at the Boys and Girls Club. On July 27, employees discovered that suspects had broken into the building, vandalized the building and stole items. Two males and one female juvenile have been detained. The juveniles are currently being
By Kevin McGill/Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Along the Gulf Coast on Friday, emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, the catastrophic storm that killed more than 1,800 people. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the New Orleans coroner, recalled the horror that gripped the city after federal levees gave way, leading to disastrous flooding.