By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi authorities say it could be weeks before they know what caused the death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris, whose parents fled to Georgia after the grandfather called emergency workers to try to help the unresponsive baby. Police captured the parents – 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – The court date for John Shannon Gillentine, the 28-year-old charged with DUI death, has been pushed back to Aug. 4. Gillentine’s attorneys, Rhea Tannehill and Edward Bogan Jr., cited the need for more time to prepare for the trial. They also said evidence from the district attorney’s office […]

By Chuck Bartels Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation’s mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South. It’s been a quiet year for tornadoes so far, but that doesn’t mean […]

Monroe Journal OKOLONA – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Texas man. Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit arrested Joe Anthony Medina, 47, of San Antonio, Texas. Medina was arrested as the result of a traffic stop on Highway 41 in Monroe County. Medina is charged with possession of meth. MDOT assisted […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – Oktibbeha County intends to put tough rules on local nightclub operations. The Commercial Dispatch reports the county plans to curbing overcrowding and requiring unobstructed emergency exits. County officials began drafting the ordinance after a March shooting injured five people at Club Rock, an establishment located a few miles outside of Starkville. An […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Association for Excellence in Education announced nearly $68,000 in grants to Tupelo Public School District teachers on Thursday. The non-profit organization raises funds to support the school district. Teachers submit grant proposals for resources that would help them supplement classroom learning. Joyner Elementary first-grade teacher Laura Russell […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – The University of Mississippi Medical Center will merge some functions with a neighboring rehabilitation hospital. The College Board approved the agreement with Methodist Rehabilitation Center Thursday. UMMC will close its inpatient rehabilitation unit over the next two years and move it into Methodist’s building, hiring some of Methodist’s […]

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A wreck involving two trucks has slowed traffic on Highway 45 North in Saltillo.

By JB Clark Daily Journal SALTILLO – Traffic on Highway 45 North was slowed this morning by a wreck involving two large trucks. The accident occurred near the Natchez Trace overpass when a log truck rear-ended an 18-wheeler in the northbound lanes. The log truck did not spill any of its load. The Saltillo Police […]

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) – A couple whose infant daughter was found dead at their home fled from Mississippi, driving with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said. Alyssa Harris, 7 months old, was found dead early Wednesday at the Caledonia home she shared […]