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MHP sees a decrease in holiday deaths

DAILY JOURNAL JACKSON – Only two people died in wrecks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a significant decrease for the 7...

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 […]

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Daily Journal BRUCE – A 13-year-old Calhoun County boy died in a four-wheeler accident Wednesday afternoon. According to Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan, the teen appeared to be trying to turn the off-road vehicle when it turned over and landed on top of him. The accident happened on East Calhoun Street in Bruce around 12:45 […]

Monroe Journal A Greenwood Springs man is in jail on a meth charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested William Grady Prestridge, 49, on Tuesday. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Highway 45 South. Prestridge is charged with possession of ICE, a form of methamphetamine. Bond has not been […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Police Department has been at the airport for two months, and folks are starting to get used to the new location. Black mold in the department’s offices on Court and Front streets forced the police to move to Lemons Drive in late April. The move also […]