Booneville woman pleads guilty to fraud

Wire reports BOONEVILLE – A Booneville woman could spend 20 years in federal prison after admitting she took nearly a quarter million...

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal SPLUNGE – Drugs played a role in the death of an Alabama man in Monroe County, according to a toxicology report. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said he has received toxicology results from the Mississippi Crime Laboratory in a case stemming back to the summertime. The body of 28-year-old […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo woman, walking to get help after a car wreck, was struck and killed Saturday night. According to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green, Mami Renee Shack, 23, of Tupelo, died of multiple trauma wounds just before 10 p.m. on Nov. 7. Tupelo police said Shack and a friend were in […]

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Tippah County man by the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Randy Tolar, Prentiss deputies stopped a pickup along County Road 8561 during the early morning hours of Saturday. During the stop, officers discovered almost 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine. […]

By Michael Kunzelman Associated Press MARKSVILLE, La. – Police body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy had his hands up and posed no threat as police opened fire into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man’s lawyer said Monday. “This was not a threatening situation for […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal MULDON – A single-vehicle accident in Monroe County claimed the life of a Eupora woman Sunday. Betty Carol Schaefer, 50, was driving a 1998 Mazda pickup when she apparently lost control and struck the center guard rail in the middle of the highway. The accident occurred at 10:46 p.m. […]

Itawamba Times FULTON – A Fulton police officer is being charged with allegedly attempting to strangle the mother of his child. According to an indictment filed through the Itawamba County Circuit Court, Orlando Gates, 27, is being charged with “purposely, knowingly and feloniously” strangling or attempting to strangle his girlfriend, Toshua Lacey on Feb. 25 […]


By Adam Armour Itawamba Times FULTON – The former executive director and the administrative assistant of the Itawamba County Development Council have been indicted on charges of embezzlement, according to paperwork filed through Itawamba County Circuit Court on Thursday. Harvey Clements and his wife, Sandy, are being charged with “willfully, unlawfully and feloniously” embezzling more […]

Daily Journal One man is dead and three children badly injured after a three-vehicle accident in Oktibbeha County. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the wreck around 6:30 p.m. Friday. It occurred on US Highway 82 about a half-mile east of US Highway 182. According to MHP, a 2007 GMC Yukon traveling west rear-ended a […]

By William Moore Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Three weeks after a mid-October drive-by shooting in Starkville, the final two suspects have been arrested. On Thursday, agents with the U.S. Marshal Service raided an apartment complex in South Bend, Indiana, and apprehended Cory Dywane “Smooth” Quinn, 26, of Woodland; and Christopher O’Bryan Lockhart, 22, of Starkville. […]