Court: Pardon does not wipe criminal record clean

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has again ruled a pardon by the governor does not wipe out a criminal record. Katherine...

Monroe Journal Two traffic stops led to two unrelated drug arrests in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit arrested Sarah Lou Rinehart, 45, of Smithville, after a traffic stop on Waterway Drive in Amory. Rinehart is charged with possession of crack cocaine. Bond has not been set, and she is currently being […]

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Smoke still smolders from an apartment fire in Baldwyn on Wednesday morning on Highway 145. The cause fo the fire is still under investagtion.

By William Moore Daily Journal BALDWYN – Casey Jackson’s life was devastated by fire for the second time in 15 months Tuesday night when flames destroyed the 60-year-old Oakview Apartments building and left eight families homeless. “I had just started building back my life after losing everything,” said Jackson, whose house burned in late 2013. […]


Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Authorities have a suspect in custody after a fatal shooting in New Site. According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, the call of a shooting came in at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday. “Two deputies responded and arrived at the Highway 4 East residence in New Site within 5 minutes,” said Tolar. “Deputies […]

Monroe Journal An Amory man has been charged in connection to a vehicle theft. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Blake Oswalt, 19, on Wednesday. Oswalt is charged with felony taking of a motor vehicle and petit larceny. The arrest stems from an investigation in March of 2014 where a vehicle was taken from […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Over the past week, the Tupelo Police Department has seen a rash of car burglaries on the west side of town. “We had seven burglaries in the last 24 hours,” Tupelo detective Lt. Jerry Davis said Wednesday afternoon. The bulk of the incidents have occurred at night in […]

Officials investigate the scene of a prison transport bus crash in Penwell, Texas, on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said the bus carrying prisoners and corrections officers fell from an overpass in West Texas and crashed onto train tracks below. (AP Photo/The Odessa American, Mark Sterkel)

PENWELL, Texas (AP) – At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when the Texas Department […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Lawhon Elementary issued a partial lockdown today at 10:10 a.m. after suspicious activity was reported in the area, according to a press release from the school district. The Tupelo Police Department invested the alleged report and found no threat to the school. The partial lockdown was lifted at 10:45 a.m. During […]

Monroe Journal A Columbus woman has been charged with marijuana possession. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit arrested Kylie Lashaun Partain, 36, on Tuesday. Jan. 13. Partain is charged with possession of a controlled substance. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop that happened at Highway 45 and Camargo Road. Police say […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BALDWYN – More than four dozen firemen from seven fire departments in Lee and Prentiss counties battled hours to get a Baldwyn apartment fire under control. Baldwyn Fire Chief Jerry Ozbirn said the fire at the Oakview Apartments was reported just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. “We had six or seven […]