Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of Lee County men are facing grand larceny charges for the theft of around $30,000 worth of copper. The coaxial cable and other copper items were stolen from a communications tower site on Auburn Road. The tower was destroyed by the April 28 tornado. Some of the specialized dual […]

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash in Union County from Thursday. According to officials, the crash was about 10:30 a.m. on Highway 30 West. Cole Porter, 28, of New Albany, was an unrestrained driver of an SUV. He was flown from the scene to Tupelo’s North […]

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal A Belmont man was killed in a work-related accident in Golden Friday afternoon. According to Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon, Chester Marsh, 46, died about 3 p.m. in an explosion at Parkers Tire store. He said Marsh was mounting a tractor tire on a rim when the inner tube burst […]

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO — A Saltillo man was sentenced Thursday to 7 years in prison on federal charges of child enticement. Alan W. Crisostomo, 19, pleaded guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court in Oxford. A three-count indictment by a federal grand jury accused him of using his cell phone to […]

JACKSON (AP) – The case of a Pearl man accused of sneaking into a nursing home to take a photo of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife has been presented to a grand jury. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest told The Clarion-Ledger the case against Clayton Kelly was presented in September. He would not […]

By Jeffrey Collins Associated Press LEXINGTON, S.C. – The man who police say killed his five children waived his first court appearance Friday because he is being “portrayed as a monster” and needs a mental health evaluation as soon as possible, his attorney said. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, has been treated for mental health […]

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Firefighters, policemen and other emergency personnel listen to the Sept. 11 memorial as the flag is at half-mast Thursday morning at Tupelo Fire Station No. 1.

By William Moore and Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo officials paused Thursday morning to remember not only the emergency responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but also a city policeman who died in the line of duty in December. “We have seen firsthand in Tupelo the sacrifice that officers […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – An anonymous tip made to three different agencies Saturday has led to a marijuana seizure worth nearly $150,000, several arrests and an ongoing investigation. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said a tip came in to his office and at the same time to the Tippah County […]

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A woman who allegedly assaulted her boyfriend and then barricaded herself in her home on Pittsboro Street was arrested after law enforcement kicked down her door and rushed the house. Teresa Duncan, of 513 Pittsboro St., was arrested on charges of attempted murder and carried to the […]