By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford – A federal inmate being held on several charges involving illegal sexual activity with a minor died Tuesday morning at the Lafayette County Detention Center. The U.S. Marshals Service was notified about 7 a.m. Tuesday that Bobby Allen Osborne had been found dead in his cell. Marshals Service personnel […]

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A Lee County deputy shot an armed man on County Road this afternoon.

By William Moore Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded an armed suspect around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The incident began around 2:30 p.m. when Tupelo Police attempted to stop two white males in a white sedan in the Tulip Creek area of east Tupelo. The suspects did not stop and […]

DALLAS (AP) – A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal MYRTLE – A Myrtle student was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat cleared the school for the second time in less than a week. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said officers arrested a male juvenile and seized his cell phone. “We’re pretty confident we have the right individual and […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Two suspects arrested in Alcorn County on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine remain in jail on $5,000 bond each. Amber Lee Russel, 32, of Fulton, and Austin Wade Martin, 42, of Ramer, Tennessee, were arrested Monday about 7 p.m. at Kendrick and Shiloh Roads by […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Janet Barreto avoided a long court trial next year by pleading guilty to all charges Monday afternoon. Barreto, who proclaimed her innocence when she was returned to Union County last month after five years on the run, accepted a plea deal from the District Attorney’s office. In […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today. A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is […]

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, left, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday prior to testifying before the House Oversight Committee as it examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House when a man climbed over a fence, sprinted across the north lawn and dash deep into the executive mansion before finally being subdued..  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON – Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being […]

Daily Journal A suspect who fled across three states earlier this week has been arrested, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Brandon Heath Anaya, 26, of Gadsen, Alabama, was taken into custody at approximately 8:20 p.m. Monday by the Alabama Highway Patrol and local law enforcement in Colbert County. Anaya was wanted by authorities when […]