Daily Journal According to reports, the Lyceum at the University of Mississippi has been evacuated. An Ole Miss emergency alert states: “A suspicious package was received at the Lyceum. The area is contained and Lyceum has been evacuated. Police, fire, and Emergency Management personnel are on the scene. Please avoid the Lyceum area until further […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction. In refusing to set an execution date for Charles Ray Crawford in March, the Supreme Court said […]

This is the 4th article in this series. If you haven’t read Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 yet, check them out. TUPELO – Lee County prosecutor James Moore plans to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing related to the North Lee County Water Association, a nonprofit organization that recently fired a whistleblowing employee for disclosing […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal MEMPHIS – No charges are being filed at this time against a Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a shooting on Beale Street in Memphis on Saturday morning. A public information officer with the Memphis Police Department said details of the shooting were presented to the Shelby County […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Action on a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department employee against the sheriff and Alcorn County may be delayed in federal court. Michelle Cohoon-Loyd, who worked in the sheriff’s office until Aug. 23, 2012, as administrative assistant to Sheriff Charles Rinehart, filed […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal ABERDEEN – A Saltillo teen pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in federal court Monday. Alan Crisostomo, 18, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of exploiting a minor for sex, coercing a minor for sex and possession of child pornography in December. His new guilty plea covers only […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Monroe County has been named as the defendant in a complaint filed in Monroe County Circuit Court. Plaintiff Joshua Brook Page, of Aberdeen, alleges that unnamed Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies tackled him to the ground, placed him in handcuffs and proceeded to mercilessly beat him while […]

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Emergency personnel begin to clear the scene of an 18-wheeler roll-over on Birmingham Ridge Road on Monday. The tractor trailer was carrying a full load of gasoline at the time of the accident.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal SALTILLO – An 18-wheeler transporting gasoline overturned on Birmingham Ridge Road on Monday, causing the road to be closed into the late evening. The 18-wheeler was traveling west on Birmingham Ridge Road when the driver lost control and the truck flipped off the road and into a ditch at about […]

Daily Journal SKYLINE – A man and woman were arrested Friday following a search warrant served at a Skyline property. Haley Mask, 21, of Belden, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, and Richard “Ricky” Franks, 50, of Saltillo, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Mask’s bond was set at $5,000 on Monday, while […]