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 […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKS0N – The attorney for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford argued Monday before the Mississippi Supreme Court that the man’s 1994 rape conviction should be tossed because he received poor legal representation at his trial. Defense attorney Glenn Swartzfager told the justices there were numerous errors in Crawford’s […]

Monroe Journal An Amory man faces several charges following a traffic accident. Monroe County deputies arrested Dustin Mark Webb Parham, 31, on Monday. Parham was the driver of a vehicle that officers say was involved in a traffic accident on Smithville and Christian roads. Parham is charged with DUI-2nd offense, no insurance, suspended driver’s license […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press PORT GIBSON – The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi. Jason Pack, supervisory special agent for the FBI’s Jackson office, said Monday that it could be days before investigators receive an autopsy report for […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal CORINTH – Corinth Police chief Ralph Dance and investigators are looking into an assault on a local man. The attack happened early Friday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot of Corinth. James David Scott, 23, of Tishomingo County, reportedly confronted Devin Norman, 26, regarding a purported Facebook post. After […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A series of shootings in Tupelo and Verona on Friday night led to a chase, a wreck and a 21-year-old Verona man facing felony charges. Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said a shooting was reported at the Hillsdale Apartments on Monument Drive around 9:30 p.m. About 30 minutes […]