CLARKSDALE (AP) – Police in Clarksdale say a suspect is in custody after an attorney was shot to death in his law office. The shooting happened Friday afternoon. The Clarksdale Press Register reports that the victim was attorney Ellis Pittman. Pittman was in his office for a deposition with other attorneys, including Clarksdale mayor Bill […]

By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – Michelle Byrom, who pleaded guilty to killing her husband in 1999, was released from jail Friday in Tishomingo County. Byrom, now 58, spent 16 years in jail and 14 on Mississippi’s death row after being convicted of capital murder in 2000. She was accused of orchestrating the killing […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The community will rally today to show support for local law enforcement. The “We are keeping our neighborhood” community prayer event will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ballard Park. Tupelo resident Cee Cee Jackson, who is helping organize the event, said she and others […]

By William Moore Daily Journal NEW ORLEANS – A youth minister from Pontotoc has turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department. NOPD had issued an arrest warrant for Ryan Scott Rodgers, 36, who graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1997. He is accused of having inappropriate sexual behavior with two teen males. Most […]

By William Moore Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – In March, Kashyra McBride of Calhoun City lost her mother and two sisters when their car hit a patch of ice and crashed. On Thursday, the 9-year-old girl finally got to meet the first responders who helped save her life. “It made me happy to see them,” […]

JACKSON (AP) – A Mississippi death row inmate has failed to persuade the Mississippi Supreme Court that news coverage and the prominence of the victim’s family in Union County denied him an impartial jury at his sentencing. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence given David Neal Cox Sr. Cox pleaded guilty to […]

Daily Journal Two Oxford residents have been charged with statutory rape and other sex-related offenses. Perry “Glenn” Tidwell, 42, is charged with two counts of statutory rape, 20 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of unnatural intercourse (bestiality), and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Angelena Miller Tidwell, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – After months of dirtwork and work underground, the future home of the Tupelo Police Department has started moving skyward. West Brothers Construction workers began forming the Rebar centers of pillars earlier this week. In the coming days, forms will be built around the reinforcement rods and concrete poured. […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – Conservation officers across the state will be out in force this weekend looking for people boating under the influence. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will participate in Operation Dry Water from June 26-28 to bring awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug […]