MADISON (AP) – Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife, without permission, in a nursing home. The Clarion-Ledger reports Clayton Kelly of Pearl requested the delay. His trial had been scheduled for next week in Madison. Kelly is charged with conspiracy, attempted burglary […]


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – An investigation into illegal drug activity led to the arrest of a man who had only been in Lee County for a couple of months. Agents with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of Marcus Raines, […]


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Black mold in a downtown Tupelo building has forced the Tupelo Police Department to relocate its detectives division. Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre confirmed that several employees have had health issues over the last weeks prompting the move Tuesday. “Our building has got some leaks,” said Aguirre. “We […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Prentiss County Sheriff’s Deputies investigating a February home burglary arrested a man and seized a cache of weapons. Investigators with a search warrant went to the residence of Josh Wilemon, 24, of Booneville, on March 20. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said the investigation led deputies to the […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – An Aberdeen man is recovering at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from gunshot wounds sustained in a March 19 incident outside of an address on the 600 block of North Matubba Street. According to an eyewitness, Erik Blanchard, 33, was hit twice with bullets between […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council unanimously approved Tuesday bids and a contract for a new headquarters for the Tupelo Police Department’s headquarters on Front and Franklin streets. The bid for the project, which totaled $7,938,985, was awarded to West Brothers Construction Company. The two-story building will bring most of the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Jumpertown couple and charged them with kidnapping a man on March 1. According to investigators, the man was abducted from Prentiss County and taken to Corinth. He escaped from the alleged captors at a convenience store. Witnesses gave Corinth Police a […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. Clinic director Shannon Brewer said Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council is expected to give the green light today to a new police headquarters nearly eight years in the making. During a specially called meeting at 4 p.m., the council will decide to approve a contract for construction of a two-story building on Front and Franklin […]