By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – During Thursday’s shooting scare on Mississippi State University’s campus, the university’s emergency alert system, Maroon Alert, played a crucial role in keeping students and faculty safe and informed. Thursday morning, MSU freshman Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, 20, a computer science major from Madison, threatened to shoot himself and […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times The suspect in a Thursday night stabbing death in Itawamba County has been charged with murder. Jimmy Carpenter, 52, is charged in the stabbing death of 65-year-old Sharon R. Johnson of Fairview. His charges are enhanced due to the victim’s age and disability. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said his […]

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A wreck in front of Thrasher Attendance Center landed a Prentiss County man in jail on felony drug charges. Emergency responders were called to a single-vehicle wreck on County Road 1040 around 1 p.m. Thursday and found a white sedan had toppled the brick sign in front of the school. The […]

Daily Journal A Senatobia woman is facing charges she took controlled substances away from patients, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today. Samantha Livingston, 27, allegedly committed the crimes while working as a nurse at a rehab facility in Byhalia. She turned herself into authorities today and was indicted by a Marshall County Grand Jury on […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe County Journal MONROE – Out of 899 miles of paved roads in Monroe County, there are miles of open road opportunities for drivers to see what the “old gal” can do to get them there quicker. To discourage some drivers’ need for speed, the county recently purchased a digital speed […]

Fhu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen was taken into custody after allegedly threatening to harm himself and others on the MSU campus. (The Reflector)

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University’s police force arrested a freshman Thursday after he made threats to harm himself and others on campus, which led to a campus lockdown. Authorities later said, however, they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired at the university. Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, 20, a freshman […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal FULTON – An Itawamba County man was taken into custody Thursday evening in connection with the stabbing death of a woman in the Fairview community. “We have Jimmy Carpenter, 52, in custody,” said Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson. “He is a suspect. Charges could be filed sometime Friday.” A little […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKS0N – A Mississippi death row inmate has lost his appeal of a rape conviction that was later used to support a capital murder conviction in a separate case. The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision Thursday, denied arguments from Charles Ray Crawford that his attorney in the […]

By Adam Geller AP National Writer Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live news broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving colleagues with memories of […]