Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – The body found in Dumas late last year has been identified and the case ruled as a homicide. Robert Joseph “Bobby” Hoose, 30, of the Spouts Springs community, died of multiple trauma to the head, according to Tippah County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jeremy Rainey. Hoose was reported missing on Nov. 9, […]

          By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Seven men, between the ages of 18 and 23, appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon, to face charges in connection with a December shooting in a Tupelo park that injured two juveniles. A 16-year-old Tupelo male will face similar charges later this week […]

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015. Roof, who is white, faced either life in prison or execution for the slayings on June 17, 2015. The Justice Department says he is the first person to get […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Federal and local officials arrested eight people Tuesday in connection with a shooting Dec. 22 at Theron Nichols Park. Tuesday morning, the Tupelo Police Department, along with the U.S. Marshal Service task force, simultaneously served a series of arrest and search warrants. The sweep led to the arrest of seven adults […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – An Oktibbeha County man was arrested Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence-third offense. Christopher J. Pittman, 31, of Sturgis, was initially stopped for a traffic violation on Old West Point Road around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Following a brief investigation, he was charged with DUI-third, which is a […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – An Oxford man is behind bars, accused of choking a woman during a domestic dispute. The Oxford Police Department arrested Colby Estes, 23, on Friday, charging him with domestic violence-aggravated assault. On Dec. 29, 2016, a female victim reported the assault to police, saying Estes strangled her and weapons were involved. […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A Lafayette County woman is facing felony charges, accused of stealing nearly $5,000 from her employer. Officials with Dollar General filed a report on Dec. 19, 2016 with the Oxford Police Department, accusing Shannon Garron, 21 of Oxford, of embezzling more than $4,700 from her job at Dollar General. An arrest […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – A third small child died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 22 in Pontotoc County last week. Ronald Sanders Jr., 11 months, was transported by ambulance to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, following the wreck last Wednesday night. He died just after 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – An investigation is underway to determine the identity of a body found at a Tupelo home on Saturday. Tupelo police responded to a report of a deceased person in a house at the corner of Smith and Main streets at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Tupelo Police Department’s Capt. Chuck […]