TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) -- It's sat unchanged and untouched for four months. The Comfort Inn and Suites on North Gloster Street in Tupelo hasn't changed much since the April tornado. "It's a health and safety issues," Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said. Tuesday night, the Tupelo City Council voted to tear down the hotel. "Because it's a safety hazard sitting there.
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) — Three people are under arrest in connection with a home burglary in Tishomingo County. Sheriff's deputies have identified the three as 53-year-old Steve Pitts of Iuka, 44-year-old Scotty Kennedy of Iuka and 27-year-old Josh Crump of Corinth. Pitts and Kennedy are charged with burglary. Crump is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. The burglary occurred on
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson City Council has confirmed longtime officer Lee Vance as police chief. The city says in a news release that the confirmation vote Tuesday was 5-0. Mayor Tony Yarber nominated Vance to be chief Aug. 22. Vance has more than 27 years' experience in law enforcement. He served as interim chief after former Chief Lindsey
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A change of plea hearing is scheduled Thursday for a Mississippi woman indicted in a federal case of firearms stolen from a licensed gun dealer's home. Jessica Mariana Romero is charged with misprision of felony in a bill of information. The charge means being aware a crime was committed and failing to report it to authorities.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Tuscaloosa County woman to 25 years in prison in the shooting death of her ex-husband. At trial, prosecutors said Tracey Grissom opened fire on her former husband, Hunter Grissom, at a boat ramp in May 2012 because she wanted to collect more than $100,000 in life insurance. She was convicted last
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard has settled a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a security company. The settlement includes a statement by Hubbard that DSI Security Services won a state contract in a fair and open process. He says the settlement did not involve any financial payment. Hubbard, a Montgomery attorney, represented National Security of
As of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at least 2,202 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT. At least 1,822 military service members
CHICAGO (AP) — A big study says removing both breasts to treat cancer in just one doesn't boost survival for most women. That's compared with removing just the tumor plus radiation. The results raise concerns about a riskier, potentially unnecessary operation that increasing numbers of women are choosing. The study involved nearly 200,000 California patients followed for several years. Ten-year
DETROIT (AP) — Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires. The recall was prompted by
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the Daily Chef salad kits were shipped to the warehouse chain for sale in its in-store cafes