By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Itawamba law enforcement officials say a child was killed after being struck by a car Thursday night. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, 6-year-old Saudona Hoskin was killed at approximately 6:40 p.m. Thursday after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle on Estes Morrow Road in […]

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Supporters of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert fill City Hall during a stand-in Friday morning in Tupelo.

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Coalition of Concerned Pastors and Leaders organized a “stand-in” Friday morning at Tupelo City Hall. Officials hoped the peaceful protest would draw 500 people to stand in the lobby until 1 p.m. and bring more awareness to their plea. The coalition was formed earlier this week to support the family […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The city of Tupelo released this morning a photo of the Tupelo police officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop that led to a foot chase and alleged altercation. With the release of the photo, the city also officially confirmed the identity of the officer, Tupelo Police […]

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Carlos Moore, lawyer for the Shumpert family, holds the civil suit filed against the City of Tupelo, as he stands with the Shumpert family during a press conference held outside the Lee County Justice Center on Thursday afternoon.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A lawsuit was officially filed in federal court Thursday alleging wrongful death and constitutional violations in the June 18 shooting of a local man by a Tupelo Police Department officer after a foot chase. Grenada attorney Carlos Moore filed the civil lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Aberdeen on behalf […]

This photo, released by the City of Tupelo on Friday, shows Tupelo Police officer Tyler Cook in an ambulance one hour after the incident on June 18. (city of Tupelo photo)

Daily Journal TUPELO – City leaders met behind closed doors for more than an hour Thursday but made no official decisions regarding the officer-involved shooting on June 18 that has led to a federal lawsuit being filed against the city of Tupelo. Citing state law, city leaders met in executive session Thursday at City Hall […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A social worker checking on a sick child led to the arrest of a Lee County couple. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said a Department of Human Services worker on a home visit found a sick 5-month-old child in the presence of illegal drugs. The child was taken to the hospital […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – Mississippi State University Police Department is offering a new service that will provide a quick and simple means for faculty, staff, students and the general public to communicate with the department by text message in non-emergency situations. University Police Chief Vance Rice said in addition to calling the department at 662-325-2121, individuals […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A federal lawsuit will be filed today regarding the shooting death of a Tupelo man by a Tupelo police officer last week, according to the attorney representing the man’s family. Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert, 37, was pulled over around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, as part of a routine traffic stop. He […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council will convene this afternoon for a special meeting called to discuss a potential lawsuit from the family of a man shot and killed by a police officer on June 18. The meeting was officially called Wednesday by Mayor Jason Shelton. Both Shelton and city […]