LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — Three children were taken to the hospital after their sport utility vehicle was clipped by a tractor trailer Monday west of Columbus. The collision happened around 2:30 p.m. as the big rig was turning from Highway 789 onto Highway 45 northbound. Highway Patrol Trooper First Class Greg Bell says the front of the 18-wheeler struck
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A man from Belden is set to spend 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving crash that killed two students from a high school in the Memphis suburb of Eads, Tennessee. WMC-TV reports a judge on Monday sentenced Melandus Penson to 120 years but suspended half of the sentence. Penson pleaded guilty
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Four Mississippians are under home quarantine after being exposed to the measles in Tennessee. The Mississippi State Department of Health says the four had not received the measles vaccine. Health officials in Tennessee have been dealing with a measles outbreak in nearby Shelby County. That state has six confirmed cases. They have released a list of
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The National Park Service says Great Smoky Mountains National Park provided nearly $874 million in economic benefit to communities near the park last year and supported more than 13,000 jobs in the area. A report from the National Park Service said more than 10.7 million visitors traveled to the park and spent time in local communities
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel. It's a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. The so-called "Sea Hunter" has the potential to revolutionize not only the military's maritime service but commercial shipping. Military officials say it marks
HAVANA (AP) — They are the same waters used by tens of thousands of Cubans to flee to Florida on homemade rafts -- with thousands dying in the process. But now, the Florida Straits have been crossed by another vessel going the other way -- the first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years to sail from Miami to Havana.