By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre says that while there is no new information in the crash that left one man dead and two in serious condition, the investigation is ongoing and he is awaiting test results. According to officials, James Anthony Holder was driving a Jeep Cherokee […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal A Caledonia man is in jail after allegedly setting fire to a vehicle. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested Travis Lamar Jackson, 26, of Caledonia. Jackson was arrested after investigators responded a to a call in reference to a 2005 Honda Accord that had been burned under a bridge […]


By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Itawamba authorities say they plan to bring charges against a Nettleton man involved in last week’s one-car accident that killed a teenage girl. According to Jason Dickinson with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Timothy Dwight Phillips, 19, will be charged with the April 7 DUI death of 17-year-old Alexis […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Police hope to use a federal grant and a retired expert to establish a latent fingerprint lab in Tupelo. Currently, detectives have to send any fingerprint work to one of the state’s crime labs, either in Jackson or in Batesville. “The turnaround time can be six months […]

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a two-car accident Friday night on Gloster Street. A pedestrian was killed.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Officials released Saturday the name of the pedestrian killed Friday night on North Gloster Street during a two-car collision. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said Gary Gilmore, 27, of Tupelo, died on the scene from multiple trauma. The drivers of the vehicles both remained hospitalized Saturday at the […]

JACKSON (AP) – Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to keep secret the identity of the state’s execution drug supplier while he appeals a state judge’s order that the name be released. Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled last month that the state’s public records law requires officials to release […]

JACKSON (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld the six-year sentence given a man who pleaded guilty to making threats against a Mississippi school. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday, rejecting Joshua Brandon Pillault’s argument the sentence was too harsh. Prosecutors say Pillault made threats against Oxford […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A routine traffic stop Thursday by the Starkville Police Department resulted in three arrested on drug charges. Officers stopped a car driven by Akem Olajuwan Grasaree, 26, of Macon, for a vehicle tint violation. A check revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant. As Grasaree got out of the car, officers […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Verona is among a small group of cities in Northeast Mississippi where the aldermen interview and hire all city employees, including police officers. A survey of 10 cities with populations ranging from around 2,000 to 4,500 revealed only two boards that interview all potential new hires. Most boards […]