By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – People getting a traffic citation in Tupelo might not have noticed the difference, but the Tupelo Police Department loves its electronic ticketing system. E-tickets speed up the time it takes to fill out the citation, in turn reducing the amount of time an officer is standing on the […]


By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – A shooting Wednesday afternoon in a Corinth parking lot sent two men to the hospital. According to Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance, two men were in a car in the parking lot of a Cass Street fast food restaurant when a couple in a black pickup pulled up […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – A Texas man is going to prison for an Internet scam using the identity of a deceased Mississippian, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today. John Wiggins, 52, of Round Rock, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lafayette County Circuit Court before Judge John Gregory to two counts of fraudulent use of identity […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Local, state and federal law enforcement are investigating verbal threats made by an Oxford Middle School student. Oxford School District officials said Wednesday that they are cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation, which was opened Tuesday after another OMS student reported verbal threats made against the school to the school’s […]

Monroe Journal An Amory man is facing multiple statutory rape charges. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Andrew Prestridge, 25, on Wednesday. Prestridge has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and three counts of statutory rape. He is currently housed at the Monroe County Detention Center, awaiting arraignment before a Monroe County […]


Daily Journal OXFORD – An ongoing narcotics investigation culminated Monday with the seizure of more than 1,100 Xanax pills, nearly $4,000 in cash and a Nissan SUV. According to Oxford Police Maj. Jeff McCutchen, the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit seized 1,114 dosage units of Xanax, 2 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of synthetic marijuana, […]

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Traffic was backed up in the northbound lane of Highway 45 due to an accident near the McCullough Boulevard exit Tuesday afternoon in Tupelo.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – An early afternoon wreck on US Highway 45 backed up traffic for three miles. According to Tupelo Police Sgt. Brett Moyer, there were only minor injuries in the wreck between a car and an 18-wheeler. The truck jackknifed on the bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railroad blocked […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Itawamba authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of trafficking more than $100,000 worth of illegal narcotics into Mississippi. Deputies have charged Gregory Keith King, 32, of Hodges, Alabama, with trafficking of a controlled substance enhanced due to the possession of a firearm. Itawamba law enforcement officials say King […]

Monroe Journal A man has been arrested in connection to a stolen trailer. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jay French on Monday. He’s charged with selling a 53-foot box trailer that had been stolen in Memphis. The trailer has been recovered and returned to its owner. French is currently housed at the Monroe County […]