Suspect in custody in Tishomingo County school threat

By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody in connection with a school...

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Flora man ran from Starkville Police early Thursday morning but turned himself in that afternoon to face additional charges. Police stopped Austin Rivers McGraw, 18, around 4 a.m. for speeding on Spring Street. He was placed into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. As officers were arranging transportation […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – While he is only 13 years old, the Tupelo Middle School student accused of a Wednesday morning shooting could be charged as an adult. “There will be charges filed,” said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “We met with the district attorney (Thursday) to try to figure out in […]

By Maria L. La Ganga, Christine Mai-Duc and Richard A. Serrano Los Angeles Times (TNS) In one of the deadliest of a series of school shootings that have become violently familiar across the U.S., a gunman opened fire at a community college in southwestern Oregon on Thursday morning, killing at least 10 people and injuring […]

CLARKSDALE (AP) – The Clarksdale Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating a double homicide. WMC-TV reports investigators believed the murders took place at 9 p.m. Wednesday night. The bodies weren’t discovered until 11 a.m. Thursday. Clarksdale police called in the MBI because they have more resources. According to MBI investigators, the […]


Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A second person has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred south of Booneville on Monday morning. The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports that Deanna C. Leslie, 25, of Booneville, died Thursday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Leslie was the unrestrained driver of a northbound 1988 Chevrolet […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Increased patrols because of a string of home burglaries led to the arrest of a Shannon man Monday night. “We had a tip from the community about a suspicious vehicle in the area,” said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson. “We had a good number of patrol units in […]

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Tupelo Police investigators are looking into a shooting that occurred at 205 Highland Drive on Wednesday morning in Tupelo.

By William Moore and Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Police have a 14-year-old boy in custody and have recovered the pistol involved in a Wednesday morning shooting in central Tupelo. While details are still “sketchy,” officials are starting to piece together what happened at 205 S. Highland Drive at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Tupelo […]


UPDATE: Amory resident Eddie Wilemon has been located. Original story below. ––––– By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Amory man. Eddie Wilemon was last seen at his shop at 110 Waterway Drive in Aberdeen at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday. Wilemon was wearing a navy shirt, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Increased patrols in rural areas of Lee County have led to three arrests and a reduction in house burglaries. Over the past two weeks, a significant number of house burglaries involving the theft of firearms have been reported. Similar thefts have taken place in adjoining counties. “It’s going […]