Daily Journal OXFORD – Oxford Police chased down and arrested a burglary suspect Saturday at an apartment complex. According to Major Jeff McCutchen, a female caller said someone had broken into her Jackson Avenue West apartment and ran out the front door when he saw her. “Officers arriving on scene and saw a Hispanic male […]

By Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger’s defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican’s now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia. Clayton Kelly of Pearl faces charges of conspiracy, […]

Daily Journal A Tennessee man has been jailed in Alcorn County on drug charges. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Michael B. Johnson, 35, of Endville, Tennessee, was pulled over Sunday on Highway 72 for speeding – 118 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone. After a brief investigation, troopers allegedly discovered 7 grams of […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times Itawamba County emergency officials say a man who was working on a house in Fulton was injured when a wall fell on him Tuesday afternoon. Eric Leathers was airlifted from Brown Cove in Fulton, off Joe Wheeler Brown Road, at approximately 1:45 p.m. and taken to North Mississippi Medical Center. […]

HATTIESBURG (AP) – A longtime officer from South Mississippi Correctional Institution was killed in a traffic accident Monday while helping escort an inmate from one hospital to another, the state Department of Corrections said Tuesday. Sgt. Iris Smith, 53, died when the prison van she was driving hit the back of an 18-wheeler on U.S. […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued more than 5,000 tickets over the Memorial Day weekend. Two people died and 33 were injured in 124 traffic crashes on state and federal highway systems. On Sunday, Kattie M. Howard, 17, of Coldwater, was driving a 2000 Jeep Laredo on state highway 305 in Tate […]

By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office’s newest crime fighting tool – 23-foot search and rescue boat – hit the water for the first time Memorial Day weekend. The $240,000 custom-made boat was paid for by a federal Homeland Security grant. “It will not cost the county citizens anything extra […]

Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – One woman is dead after evening storms caused a tree to fall on passing vehicles. Police Chief Chris Robertson said the accident happened near highway 30 when the tree fell on two cars as they passed each other around 6 p.m. Sunday. A female passenger of one of the vehicles […]

Daily Journal UPDATE: The alert for a missing Holly Springs teenager has been canceled. She has been found and is OK. ––––– An Endangered/Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old in Holly Springs According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Alissa Monay Jones Brown was last seen around 10 p.m. Friday on West […]