TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)-- A power outage in Tupelo is affecting areas of downtown including Jefferson Street. WTVA received word about the outage around 9:45 Monday night. Director of Tupelo Water and Light Johnny Timmons says crews are on the scene. There is no word yet on what caused the outage.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA)--Dozens of AT&T workers could go on strike in the days ahead unless a new contract is reached. Robert Johnson, president of the Communications Workers of American Local Union 3504 in the Golden Triangle, says employees have been working without a contract for three weeks despite months of negotiations. Johnston has gone as far as to get a
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is trying to shut down a tax preparation business in central Mississippi, saying the woman who runs it has filed more than $1 million of false claims for refundable credits on behalf of clients since 2010. The department filed a complaint Monday against Teresa Chism of Durant and her business, Lady T.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson Police Department officers won't help provide security on the state fairgrounds this year during the annual state fair. The reason: city budget cuts. Police Chief Lee Vance says it costs the city about $300,000 in personnel and overtime costs during the annual state fair. Police will continue with its normal police patrols during the fair. However,
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old has been charged in another teen's shooting death. Media outlets report that the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office issued a murder warrant for Robert Clarke following Saturday's shooting. Authorities say Clarke is charged in the death of 16-year-old Cameron Toles. Birmingham Police Lt. Scott Thurmond says Clarke is charged as an adult
HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Hartselle will resign effective Dec. 1, a decision announced after city officials scheduled a meeting to discuss whether he had used the adultery website Ashley Madison. Interim Mayor Bill Smelser will become mayor when current Mayor Don Hall steps down. Local news outlets report that Hall resigned one day after city officials scheduled
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds have turned out to remember a 9-year-old girl who was doing homework on her mother's bed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that fourth-grade classmates of Jamyla Bolden sang in front of her casket Saturday morning. The Aug. 19 shooting that killed Jamyla also wounded her 34-year-old mother.
Authorities say three people were killed and a child was injured during a shooting spree at a home in eastern Tennessee. Sullivan County sheriff's spokeswoman Leslie Earhart says the alleged shooter was wounded during the rampage and was taken into custody a short time later in a nearby driveway. His identity was not released, but Earhart says he's related to
DETROIT (AP) — The Discount Tire and America's Tire chains are recalling nearly 80,000 light truck and SUV replacement tires because the tread can separate. The recall affects certain Pathfinder tires made between August 2013 and May 2015. Affected tires weren't sold after May 19. Discount Tire says it noticed premature separations on Pathfinder tires in February and started testing
NEW YORK — Angry Orchard Cider Company LLC is recalling some Crisp Apple Hard Cider because of the potential for bottles to break or overflow. The company said two batches of the hard cider may be showing signs of refermentation in the bottle, which could result in increased carbonization levels. That could cause overflowing upon opening or a bursting bottle