Monroe Journal AMORY – An Amory man has been charged with marijuana possession. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit arrested Jason Isbell, 31. Isbell is charged with possession of marijuana with intent. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation. Bond has not been set, and Isbell is currently being housed at Monroe […]

By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. – A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, “but we don’t know,” a pathologist hired by the teen’s family said […]

By Nigel Duara and Jim Suhr Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. – Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The “extraordinary circumstances” […]

Daily Journal An elderly woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in a parking lot Friday night in Tishomingo County. The incident happened at Smith Trailer Park between Belmont and Golden. The 78-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was hit by a vehicle driven by a father and son, said Chief Deputy […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – A Pontotoc man was arraigned on three separate counts of molestation in the Lee County Justice Court Friday. Richard Earl Cooper, 57, of Pontotoc, had his bond set at $400,000. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said they heard of the incident in early August when it was reported […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Tupelo men were arraigned on armed robbery charges stemming from a Thursday afternoon incident. Travis N. Key, 30, and Leroy Geter, 28, both of Tupelo, had their bonds set at $100,000 each in the Lee County Justice Court Friday afternoon. They were both arrested Thursday afternoon shortly […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Accused child abusers Janet and Ramon Barreto resided in a filthy mobile home in rural Union County prior to evading the U.S. Marshals Service on a cross-country hide-and-seek for five years and eight days. The fugitive husband and wife faced a combined 25 counts of federal and state […]

TUPELO – Two suspects are in Tupelo Police custody in connection with a Thursday afternoon robbery. Police were called about 1:45 p.m. to Sprint Mart on Eason Boulevard at Highway 45, where someone had been robbed and struck with a handgun, said Sgt. Lynette Sandlin. The victim had nonlife-threatening injuries. Police were given a description […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris and Chris Kieffer Daily Journal At 2 years old, Ena Barreto couldn’t tell anyone about the horrific conditions she and her siblings endured. But her death from a head injury on May 19, 2008, led authorities to discover the abuse and neglect of Ena, her siblings and hundreds of animals on […]