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  • 2 Men Killed; Police Shoot, Kill Alleged Shooter

    2 Men Killed; Police Shoot, Kill Alleged Shooter

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:57:19 GMT
    NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) – Three people are dead after a shooting in Nettleton. Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute that apparently started at United Furniture's manufacturing plant. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says four people were in a sports utility vehicle leaving the plant Wednesday. About 300 yards away, Johnson says one of the people in the SUV shot two of the vehicle's other passe...
    NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) – Three people are dead after a shooting in Nettleton. Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute that apparently started at United Furniture's manufacturing plant. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says four people were in a sports utility vehicle leaving the plant Wednesday. About 300 yards away, Johnson says one of the people in the SUV shot two of the vehicle's other passe...
  • Family Speaks Out After the Alleged Shooter is Out on Bond

    Family Speaks Out After the Alleged Shooter is Out on Bond

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:27:03 GMT
    Angelia Byrd out on bond after allegedly shooting her boyfriendAngelia Byrd out on bond after allegedly shooting her boyfriend
    49-year- old Angelia Byrd was arrested April 8th for allegedly shooting her boyfriend, 32-year-old AaronHarper.Jackson Police say Harper was shot five times during an argument.Now, eight days later, Byrd is out on bond.Police tell us she bonded out Monday on five thousand dollars which is 10-percent of her fifty thousand dollar bond. Harper's family is outraged that the person who is accused of shooting their loved one is a free woman."He had taught her how to shoot a gun and then she turns a...
    49-year- old Angelia Byrd was arrested April 8th for allegedly shooting her boyfriend, 32-year-old AaronHarper.Jackson Police say Harper was shot five times during an argument.Now, eight days later, Byrd is out on bond.Police tell us she bonded out Monday on five thousand dollars which is 10-percent of her fifty thousand dollar bond. Harper's family is outraged that the person who is accused of shooting their loved one is a free woman."He had taught her how to shoot a gun and then she turns a...
  • Man Sets Record with 126-pound Fish in Mississippi

    Man Sets Record with 126-pound Fish in Mississippi

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:11:27 GMT
    Don Wheeler of Laurel caught a state record 126-pound greater amberjack in Mississippi on March 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources)Don Wheeler of Laurel caught a state record 126-pound greater amberjack in Mississippi on March 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources)
    The following is a press release from the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources:The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record during its April 15 meeting. Don Wheeler of Laurel broke the state conventional record for greater amberjack with a 126-pound fish on March 22, 2014. The previous record was 124.4 pounds set in 2012. The Miss...
    The following is a press release from the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources:The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record during its April 15 meeting. Don Wheeler of Laurel broke the state conventional record for greater amberjack with a 126-pound fish on March 22, 2014. The previous record was 124.4 pounds set in 2012. The Miss...
  • Vicksburg Man Accused of Shoving Baby Down Steps

    Vicksburg Man Accused of Shoving Baby Down Steps

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:39:54 GMT
    Vicksburg Police: man charged with felony child abuse

    Vicksburg Police: man charged with felony child abuse

  • Pregnant Woman Killed, Baby Survives

    Pregnant Woman Killed, Baby Survives

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:05:27 GMT
    A pregnant motherhas died after a traffic accident, but her baby will survive. According to the Associated Press, authorities inPhoenix, Arizonasay a pregnant woman critically injured in a crash involving a car and a city bus last weekend has died.Phoenix police on Tuesday identified the woman as 26-year-old Machozi Lububim.They say her baby was delivered in an emergency cesarean section after Sunday morning’s accident and survived.Police say Lububim was in a car driven by 36-year-old man whe...
    A pregnant motherhas died after a traffic accident, but her baby will survive. According to the Associated Press, authorities inPhoenix, Arizonasay a pregnant woman critically injured in a crash involving a car and a city bus last weekend has died.Phoenix police on Tuesday identified the woman as 26-year-old Machozi Lububim.They say her baby was delivered in an emergency cesarean section after Sunday morning’s accident and survived.Police say Lububim was in a car driven by 36-year-old man whe...
  • Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:24:17 GMT
    Two Long Island high school students have been suspended from school indefinitely for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to a sporting event at school. CBS 2 in New York has more on the controversy surrounding the students’ alleged actions.To read more on the story, follow this link: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/04/15/l-i-high-school-students-suspended-for-displaying-confederate-flag/
    Two Long Island high school students have been suspended from school indefinitely for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to a sporting event at school. CBS 2 in New York has more on the controversy surrounding the students’ alleged actions.To read more on the story, follow this link: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/04/15/l-i-high-school-students-suspended-for-displaying-confederate-flag/
  • Jackson Police Needs Help Identifying a Burglary Suspect

    Jackson Police Needs Help Identifying a Burglary Suspect

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:27:14 GMT
    Jackson Police needs the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect. On March 29, two men broke into the End Zone Sports Bar on 3002 Terry Road. Police say they stole merchandise from the bar. The complainant in the case identified one of the suspects as 46-year old Theodus Lindsey. Lindsey was taken into custody on the scene and arrested later for the business burglary. The other unidentified suspect fled the sc...
    Jackson Police needs the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect. On March 29, two men broke into the End Zone Sports Bar on 3002 Terry Road. Police say they stole merchandise from the bar. The complainant in the case identified one of the suspects as 46-year old Theodus Lindsey. Lindsey was taken into custody on the scene and arrested later for the business burglary. The other unidentified suspect fled the sc...
  • Search for Suspects Using Stolen Credit Cards

    Search for Suspects Using Stolen Credit Cards

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:25:57 GMT
    Jackson Police need your help identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards. Police tell us the suspects, an unidentified black male and female, entered several local businesses on Wednesday, April 2 and made purchases totaling around $6,000 using the credit cards. If you can identify the suspects, contact the Jackson Police Department at 601.960.2421 or Crimestoppers at 601.355.TIPS.
    Jackson Police need your help identifying two suspects accused of using stolen credit cards. Police tell us the suspects, an unidentified black male and female, entered several local businesses on Wednesday, April 2 and made purchases totaling around $6,000 using the credit cards. If you can identify the suspects, contact the Jackson Police Department at 601.960.2421 or Crimestoppers at 601.355.TIPS.
  • King Sports Brings Ten Of Boxing's Brightest From Around The World To Santa Monica For "Boxing At Barker"

    King Sports Brings Ten Of Boxing's Brightest From Around The World To Santa Monica For "Boxing At Barker"

    King World Productions former President and CEO Michael King, etched his name in the history of television by distributing and marketing television's longest-running and most-successful programs, including Wheel of...
    King World Productions former President and CEO Michael King, etched his name in the history of television by distributing and marketing television's longest-running and most-successful programs, including Wheel of...
  • MDOC Makes Good Use of Contraband CellPhones

    MDOC Makes Good Use of Contraband CellPhones

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:09:48 GMT
    MEDIA RELEASE:JACKSON – Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from a contraband that the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is eager to find and get rid of - - Cellphones. “People will use any means to get cell phones into prisons,” said Corrections Commissioner and American Correctional Association President Christopher B. Epps. “And MDOC will continue to distribute those confiscated dev...
    MEDIA RELEASE:JACKSON – Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from a contraband that the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is eager to find and get rid of - - Cellphones. “People will use any means to get cell phones into prisons,” said Corrections Commissioner and American Correctional Association President Christopher B. Epps. “And MDOC will continue to distribute those confiscated dev...
  • 7 Women Appear in Court on Prostitution Charges

    7 Women Appear in Court on Prostitution Charges

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:56:56 GMT
    Pearl, MS – The Pearl Police Department arrested seven adult females during an undercover operation on the night of April 3, 2014. The Narcotics Division of the Pearl Police Department obtained information from a previous case thata websitewas being utilized by the offenders that were arrested to facilitate Prostitution within the City of Pearl, MS. In an effort to be proactive an undercover operation was initiate...
    Pearl, MS – The Pearl Police Department arrested seven adult females during an undercover operation on the night of April 3, 2014. The Narcotics Division of the Pearl Police Department obtained information from a previous case thata websitewas being utilized by the offenders that were arrested to facilitate Prostitution within the City of Pearl, MS. In an effort to be proactive an undercover operation was initiate...
  • Jackson Woman Charged With Murder Out on Bond

    Jackson Woman Charged With Murder Out on Bond

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:41:41 GMT
    Bond granted for woman accused of killing her boyfriend
    Bond granted for woman accused of killing her boyfriend
  • Simpson County Community Cleans Up After Dam Breach

    Simpson County Community Cleans Up After Dam Breach

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:13:31 GMT
    Clean up begins after Simpson County dam breachClean up begins after Simpson County dam breach
    HARRISVILLE, Miss. - A Simpson County community is faced with a clean up after an issue at a lake off Hawkins Road Tuesday night."It was just a traumatic experience not knowing what was not knowing what was going to happen, just the roaring of the water coming through and you could see it," says Helen Wyatt, whose front yard was washed away in Harrisville.Wyatt says she received a call not too long before the water hit her front yard on Delancy Road warning her to be ready."I guess it was th...
    HARRISVILLE, Miss. - A Simpson County community is faced with a clean up after an issue at a lake off Hawkins Road Tuesday night."It was just a traumatic experience not knowing what was not knowing what was going to happen, just the roaring of the water coming through and you could see it," says Helen Wyatt, whose front yard was washed away in Harrisville.Wyatt says she received a call not too long before the water hit her front yard on Delancy Road warning her to be ready."I guess it was th...
  • Surveillance Video shows runaway horse in downtown Savannah

    Surveillance Video shows runaway horse in downtown Savannah

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:15:59 GMT
    A carriage horse took off through downtown Savannah plowing into parked cars and scaring pedestrians.A carriage horse took off through downtown Savannah plowing into parked cars and scaring pedestrians.
    A surveillance video from downtown Savannah shows a spooked horse running through the streets of downtown.
    A surveillance video from downtown Savannah shows a spooked horse running through the streets of downtown.
  • Police Search for Robbery Suspect

    Police Search for Robbery Suspect

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:10:24 GMT
    Joseph McDougle is charged with kidnapping, rape, auto theft, and armed robberyJoseph McDougle is charged with kidnapping, rape, auto theft, and armed robbery
    Jackson Police have arrested one man and are searching for another after an armed robbery and a rape at a local apartment complex.
    Jackson Police have arrested one man and are searching for another after an armed robbery and a rape at a local apartment complex.
  • Missing Toddler: Myra Lewis

    Missing Toddler: Myra Lewis

    Saturday, March 29 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-03-29 12:05:42 GMT
    Myra Lewis was last seen March 1st in Madison County, MSMyra Lewis was last seen March 1st in Madison County, MS
    Myra Lewis, the missing Madison County toddler,was last seen on March 1st at her home in Camden. Since then, there's been no trace of the 2 year old.She was last seen wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater with a bear on the front, and pink tennis shoes. She stands 3' 1", and weighs 27 pounds. The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to her location.




    Myra Lewis, the missing Madison County toddler,was last seen on March 1st at her home in Camden. Since then, there's been no trace of the 2 year old.She was last seen wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater with a bear on the front, and pink tennis shoes. She stands 3' 1", and weighs 27 pounds. The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to her location.





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    18 People Evacuated During Canton Flooding Event

    18 People Evacuated During Canton Flooding Event

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:38:35 GMT
    Crews that helped to evacuated people from flooded areas of Canton were still at work Monday evening.Madison County E.O.C. Director Butch Hammack said 18 people from 7 house were evacuated as waters around the city rose.One area near the end of Cameron street was completely flooded as rain flowed downhill.Neighbors tell NEWS CHANNEL 12 it was the older folks - seniors with mobility problems - who were help out of their homes by emergency crews.The entire block including South Hickory Street a...
    Crews that helped to evacuated people from flooded areas of Canton were still at work Monday evening.Madison County E.O.C. Director Butch Hammack said 18 people from 7 house were evacuated as waters around the city rose.One area near the end of Cameron street was completely flooded as rain flowed downhill.Neighbors tell NEWS CHANNEL 12 it was the older folks - seniors with mobility problems - who were help out of their homes by emergency crews.The entire block including South Hickory Street a...
  • Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

    Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

    Negotiators from Venezuela's government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission tasked with investigating who's to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest.
    Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.
  • Silver Alert Issued for Macon Missing Man

    Silver Alert Issued for Macon Missing Man

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:29:34 GMT
    James "Sonny" McCleod, 71, missing since TuesdayJames "Sonny" McCleod, 71, missing since Tuesday
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert for James “Sonny” McCleod of Macon, Mississippi on Wednesday. He was last seen Tuesday morning in Macon around 7:30. Mr. McCleod is described as a 6’ 1” black male. He weighs about 170 lbs and has black and gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jean jacket, flip-flops, and he may be wearing a black cap. Authorities say Mr. McCleod may suffer from a medical condition that limits his intellectual capacity. ...
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert for James “Sonny” McCleod of Macon, Mississippi on Wednesday. He was last seen Tuesday morning in Macon around 7:30. Mr. McCleod is described as a 6’ 1” black male. He weighs about 170 lbs and has black and gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jean jacket, flip-flops, and he may be wearing a black cap. Authorities say Mr. McCleod may suffer from a medical condition that limits his intellectual capacity. ...
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