HAMILTON, Ala (WTVA) - In Hamilton, Alabama, they were "striking out cancer" today in a coed softball tournament. Eleven teams showed up showed up from as far away as Jackson, Tennessee for the double-elimination tourney to benefit Isaac Winders. Winders, 25, who played baseball for Hamilton, is suffering from cancer affecting his esophagus, stomach and chest. He has been treated
STARKVILLE, Miss (WTVA) - In Starkville, family members says 19 year-old Angel Glass went outside Friday, and never returned. If you have any information as to her whereabouts, the Starkville police department would like to hear from you at 662-323-4131. Or you can call the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-530-7151.
Itawamba Community College kicked off its third annual summer mini camp today. Thirty students from kindergarten all the way to sixth grade participated. They learned basic hip hop routines, hips and turns, the cha-cha slide and how to whip that nae nae. ICC dance coordinator, Sarah Beth McCarter says that the girls appreciate being able to dance beside their role
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo had its first fair that revolved all around around babies. North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital hosted the event. Hundreds of new and expecting parents came out and enjoyed learning about health and nutrition. Participants browsed baby clothes, photos, toys and more. Visitors received advice, goodies, and free merchandise from local stores. Many doctors and
GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) - Guntown kicked off it's second annual police department benefit. There were concessions, vendors and local talent such as Jamie Davis will be performed. All the money raised went go to the Guntown police department. Chief Michael Hall says its all about bringing the community together and building relationships. "We need them just as much as they
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- In New A lbany , childcare professionals of public schools, head start centers, churches, and many other locations experienced a PAC conference. That stands for professional advocating for Mississippi's children. The purpose of the conference is to help those professionals learn new techniques for serving the kids they work with. Organizers say it encourages quality in
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Alot of ladies were pretty in pink at the Bancorps conference center Saturday. Sisters Network Tupelo had its tenth Annual Pink Ribbon Survivorship Gala Luncheon. Tickets were thirty dollars and attendees dined on soul food. The proceeds go to help women get free mammograms and ot her procedures. One breast cancer survivor spoke about how the
COFFEEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A C offeeville police officer was struck outside of his patrol car by another vehicle. He is now getting a lot of prayers from his hometown community. "I was there about two minutes after it happened," retired officer Larry Tritt said. Tritt worked side-by-side with Officer Milton Hervey for 28 years. "I just couldn't believe it. He
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - It's been months since the death of Antuwn Shumpert , but some locals say they sti ll want the Tupelo Police D epartment investigated. James Hull and the Coalition of Concerned Pastors and Leaders have been collecting signatures to launch an investigation with the Depa rtment of Justic e. So far they have colle cted abo
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Selecting the right college is a challenging job for a high schooler. But luckily some kids got help with it Saturday. today. The St. Paul's Christian Life Center in Tupelo had an event for high schoolers to get information about college. Alcorn, Jackson, and Rust wer e just some of the many colleg es with booths and br ouchures for
PLANTERSVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A youth summit in Plantersville was Saturday at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church The event was sponsored by the Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance, Square O Consulting and the church. The event provided children with information about college and careers in agriculture. There was also a segment on bullying and ACT preparation. Event director John Jones spoke about what he hopes the children learn
SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Saltillo First Baptist Church clothing giveaway was Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Donations could have been left outside of the City Park Community Center. Volunteers were needed to help sort the items. The church collected clothes for weeks to prepare for the event.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (NEWS RELEASE) — Beginning in September, Mississippi University for Women will launch a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation. Themed “Those Who Dared,” events during the year will honor the six women who were the first African-American students to enter the university in 1966. They included Diane Hardy, Barbara Turner and Laverne Greene as undergraduates and
BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA)-- Folks in Bruce showed their appreciation for local law enforcement Friday afternoon with a special lunch. Thanks to sponsors, residents were able to thank the officers for their service.
LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WTVA) — A man from Lowndes County is dead following a wreck in Lamar County, Alabama. Coroner Allen Chandler says 29-year-old J.J. Locke of Steens died in the accident on County Road 9 about 8.5 miles west of Vernon. The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. According to Chandler, Locke was driving his jeep when it went
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Since auditions last January the dancers of the Doniphan Dance Project have been hard at work, preparing for this weekend's performance. "It's been incredible, it has helped me grow as a dancer for sure," said dancer Nicole Fava. The Doniphan Dance Project was started a few years ago by Tupelo native Roxie Thomas Clayton. The purpose
YALOBUSHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — A woman is dead after she and her boyfriend were struck by lightning Friday while searching for arrowheads at Grenada Lake. The Yalobusha County Coroner's Office identifies her as 51-year-old Donna Hendrix of Coffeeville. Sheriff Lance Humphreys says this happened around the Bryant Boat Landing. The boyfriend went to the hospital. There’s no word on his
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) — A teenager is under arrest in Aberdeen charged in connection with a recent shooting. 17-year-old Karius Rodgers of Aberdeen is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and armed robbery. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Rodgers was originally arrested on the armed robbery charge before the other charges were filed. Chief Henry Randle says a
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Authorities believe they've caught the men responsible for a stock yard arson last November. "Mister Aron was charged with the connection to the sale barn. The other defendants were involved in the arson for hire. They've actually been charged with two counts which also includes a house that was burned in May in Western Clay County,"
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Almost two dozen potential businesses recently pitched their ideas to a panel of successful North Mississippi business leaders. Amber Peoples of Starkville is pitching her idea and it came from her own life experiences. "I needed to stop eating processed foods and going out to eat. So, I had to learn how to cook, and in
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A bullying awareness program kicked off Friday at a North Mississippi school. "Stand Up, Speak Out" is a program for 6th graders organized by the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus. They were at New Hope Middle School Friday to talk to the kids about bullying and how to be a positive player in different scenarios to stop
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Tupelo Airport Authority Board accepted a grant today that will provide money to resurface the runway and taxiway. Last week, Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran announced that the Tupelo Regional Airport was the beneficiary of the $950,000 grant. The grant is now in the city council's hands. They'll vote whether to match 2.5 percent
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show has begun in Starkville. “The skidders are running, the loaders are loading and the cutters are cutting," Executive Director of Mississippi Loggers Association Cecil Johnson said. In place for more than 30 years, it's one of the nation's oldest shows of its kind. The goal is to keep some of the
MAYHEW - Sorcery, swordplay and high-octane action will be in full swing the evening of Friday, Sept. 2, as gamers from throughout the area descend on the Lyceum Auditorium at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus. In March, more than 90 gamers attended the LAN (Local Area Network) Party hosted by the EMCC chapter of the Association of Information
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A North Mississippi city is remembering its own, Walter “Red” Barber. Barber was the first to announce baseball on television 77 years ago today in 1939. He was the voice for the Reds, Dodgers and Yankees and covered 13 World Series as well as Jackie Robinson’s first Major League game. Barber was born in Columbus and
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) – Two women have been arrested in Tishomingo County for drugs. Julie Kay Yager, 37, and Debra Garrsion, 50, both of Burnsville were arrested in separate cases. Yager was wanted on an arrest warrant, and when deputies found her at a residence, they found marijuana, meth and paraphernalia. She is charged with the felony possession of meth.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- There is still some more time to donate to help flood victims in Louisiana. There have been hundreds of donations that have come in at locations including the Courtyard Marriott at the MSU Mill Conference Center. Starkville police officers, MSU students and staff will be at this location Saturday at 6 p.m. to load an 18-wheeler,
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – The arrests of five men for two Clay County suspected arsons appears to only be the tip of the iceberg for local law enforcement agencies. It's a six-county crime spree that WTVA was the first to report last Friday. And today, more arrests in a second county and additional charges in Clay County widen the net.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)--- Two young people were arrested Thursday, August 25, 2016, in response to a burglary of a home and theft of a vehicle on Augusta Street. A police report states that Nigel Washington, 17, and Camron Watson, 17, both from Tupelo, Miss., were arrested around 9 p.m. by the Tupelo Police Department. The theft was reported to Tupelo
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A young man was struck in the leg by a bullet on the edge of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Booneville campus. It happened sometime near 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Three males were involved. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey confirms that a person-of-interest was taken into custody shortly after the incident. NEMCC Police Chief Randy
By Bonnie Coblentz/MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Wet, cloudy weather through much of August has prevented corn from drying as it should before harvest, possibly cutting into farmers’ profit margins. Erick Larson, corn specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said corn matures at 30 percent moisture. Prices are docked if growers deliver corn with a moisture content
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court had denied the appeal from the family of former Chancery Court Judge Talmadge Littlejohn over his suspension from the bench last year. Littlejohn was suspended from the bench without pay for 30 days last September after sentencing a man in a child support case that was on appeal. The Commission for Judicial
FULTON, Miss. (Press Release) - Registration is underway at Itawamba Community College for a short-term career training class in the basics of residential wiring. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20-Nov. 22, at ICC’s Belden Center (3200 Adams Farm Road). Highlights of the hands-on class include how to use a meter properly; change and update receptacles; distinguish
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Law enforcement increase the reward amount for any information surrounding the death of two nuns in Mississippi. The monetary reward is now $22,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68. Both were found in their Durant, Miss., home
STARKVILLE, Miss (WTVA) -- Mississippi State and the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services program are partnering for a national training academy on the MSU campus. This morning, Dr. Mark Keenum and APHIS Deputy Administrator William H. Clay signed a resolutoin to create the Wildlife Services National Training Academy. The NTA will be the first academy in the U. S. dedicated to
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The superintendent of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has been found guilty of two counts of simple assault. Lewis Holloway was found guilty following a hearing in Oktibbeha County Justice Court this morning. Holloway is accused of firing a gun into the air while arguing with a neighbor in August of 2015. Holloway claimed the other
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) -- Listen up taxpayers! Kiplinger has released its ranking of the best and worst states for taxes, and the Magnolia State has made it in the top 10 for most tax-friendly! Kiplinger's fourth annual Tax Map reveals income taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, "sin" taxes (aka alchohol and tobacco) and other tax rules exemptions across all 50
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A grant will held fund a study of social studies courses in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District. Mississippi State University will use a nearly $200,000 Library of Congress grant to upgrade social studies curricula in grades three through 12. Faculty from the College of Education will use the funding to enhance and expand the work of
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – A Prairie man faces a long list of charges, both in Mississippi and Texas. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott announces the Monday arrest of Richard Raines, 33. He is charged with the possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Several warrants were also issued: failure to appear warrant, a
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA)- The North Mississippi Office of the American Red Cross is sending four volunteers From Tupelo and Grenada this morning to help will flooding victims in southern Mississippi and Louisiana. They will be heading to Natchez, where a station has been set up aid flood victims from Crosby, Mississippi, which was flooded by the same system of storms
UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – Both homeowners and firefighters believe a dryer was the cause of a house fire in Union County. Local firefighters got the call about 8:15 a.m. to a one-story, brick home located on County Road 169. Once firefighters got there, flames were visible according to Union County Fire Coordinator Steve Coker. One of the homeowners says
HOULKA, Miss. (WTVA) — One local school district is closer to getting a new school building built. The Chickasaw County school board is considering a low bid to rebuild the school in Houlka that burned in 2014. Superintendent Betsy Collums says the low bid from McCarty-King came in at nearly $3.5 million dollars. There's no word when the board will vote
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Multiple people were taken to hospitals following a Thursday afternoon traffic accident in Booneville. It happened around 4:30 p.m. on South Second Street. Police Chief Michael Ramey says a sport utility vehicle smashed into the rear of a pickup truck that was trying to turn onto Elder Lake Road. The chief didn't know how many people were
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some Republicans in North Mississippi had a night out on Thursday. The Oktibbeha County Republican Party hosted a dinner in Starkville that included a couple of marquee names in state politics. The event brought out Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. "Great friends here, great support here, all these folks are going
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- College students are now back in school for the semester. The health and wellness department at Mississippi State University wants to make sure their students are eating healthy. Just on Thursday they hosted Healthier Southern Choices. They want to make the message clear that not all southern food is fried, and unhealthy. "We are always looking
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo has a new health care provider. Pediatric Health Choice celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday in Tupelo. The pediatric clinic sits on Pegram drive near the hospital It offers child wellness examines, physicals, urgent care and trauma treatment. " The purpose of our program is to provide children in our community
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A business has an interesting plan for raising money for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. Farm House is teaming up with local artists. The artists have donated one special piece of artwork for a silent auction on Thursday in downtown Tupelo. Customers enjoyed art, wine and of course shopping. All proceeds from the Silent Auction
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)-- The Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals annual conference is being held at the B ancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. Dr. Kevin Freeman, Assistant Professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center, was there to discuss opioid abuse. “The old formulations you could crush the pill, dissolve it, and inject it intravenously”, says Dr. Freeman. His team has
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority is now complete. The nine-page report includes a facility assessment, programming and the budget. The consultants visited several parks in the city and county and overall, they described them in fair condition. The report says several upgrades are needed though especially in the county. The report looked at the
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- As a creative way to teach students about taking a step towards the right career path, the New Albany Career and Technical Center has introduced the ACT WorkKeys assessment. It's a test that shows the areas where students have high employability skills. The WorkKeys certification is broken down by colors like bronze, gold, and platinum.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- "I'm proud to welcome you as a new citizen to this country," President Obama said in a video to new U.S. Citizens. Each person rose their right hands, agreeing to become an official American citizen. "I take this obligation freely," the citizens said as they repeated after the an Immigration Service worker. Fourteen people of 11 different
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Columbus teenager is heading to prison after pleading guilty to burglary and aggravated assault charges. Patrion Barrett, 19, ented the guilty plea during a hearing in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Barrett agreed to enter the pleas to two counts of burglary and one count of aggravated assault. He was arrested Monday at the Lowndes County
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Many people gathered Thursday while Northeast opened the doors on its new campus. Locals and staff are very excited because they believe this is what the county needed. "Tishomingo County will see a great benefit from this college having a presence here because a lot of our students who live in this area can come here
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- It’s been a month since Colonel Douglas Gosney has taken command at the Columbus Air Force Base. He’s introducing himself to the community leaders and talking about his priorities. “We’re going to continue to produce pilots and airmen and feed the fight and look for ways to improve processes and make ourselves better," Col. Gosney
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say two Catholic nuns have been found slain in a Mississippi home where they lived. Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee said Thursday that an officer found them when they didn't report to work as normal. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard identified them as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill. Their bodies were taken
FLORENCE, Ala. (WTVA) -- A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will assist businesses make better use of broadband technology in northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama. The ARC awarded a over $997,000 to the Shoals Enterpreneural Center for the Shoals Shift project to cover nine counties, including Alcorn and Tishomingo County in Mississippi and Franklin and Marion County in Alabama.
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – A fourth arrest has been made in connection to the November 2015 fire at the West Point stockyard. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott announces the arrest of Billy Aron, 56, of Houston. He is charged with second degree arson. No bond has been set. Previously, Thomas E. Williams, 72, of Pheba, Jason Williams, 42, Michael
CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A man was picked up today in connection to the Vardaman woman arrested earlier this month for unnatural intercourse. Michael Haire, 44, was arrested by Calhoun County officers hours ago. Sheriff Greg Pollan says this arrest is related to the early August arrest of Kimberly Coggin, 39, for the same charge. An animal was involved.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – You will not find the popular flu vaccine known as FluMist at OCH Regional Medical Center this season. The type of flu vaccine which is administered by spraying into the patient’s nose, was recently voted down by the hospital following the Center of Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to not recommend it. According to the center’s Advisory Committee on
FULTON, Miss. (Press Release) - Itawamba Community College will offer a six-week option for its Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification program beginning Oct. 17. The class will meet Mondays through Thursdays through Nov. 30 from 8 a.m.-noon. at the ICC Belden Center. The program is designed to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge in 90 hours. Class topics include OSHA safety, high
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - With North Mississippi attracting more technology based companies such as Toyota, Airbus and Paccar, educators are continually looking for ways to prepare today's students. One school within The Columbus Municipal District is participating in a statewide pilot program, designed to teach children how to code. Students are learning how there is more to the eye when it
Tupelo, Miss (WTVA)- Employers for the city of Tupelo met this morning at the Bancorpsouth Arena to discuss new strategies for their hiring and training policies. The meeting’s main focus was on finding new ways to help better recruit young people and minorities into jobs working for the city. Special emphasis was placed on recruiting for the police and fire
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – Yahoo.com sources say NCAA investigators have interviewed athletes from other schools in a new twist in the Ole Miss investigation. Pat Forde of Yahoo.com reports NCAA representatives have visited Auburn and Mississippi State athletes, and perhaps more, who were formerly recruited by Ole Miss. “The players were granted immunity from potential NCAA sanctions in exchange for
CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Calhoun County inmate 19-year-old Ricco Simmons tried to escape the jail on Wednesday. Ricco attempted by breaking out a window inside the jail. Ricco is currently being held for sexual battery. On Thursday, Sheriff Greg Pollans says Simmons is also charged with attempted escape and felony malicious mischief. Investigators are trying to determine what he
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA/University of Mississippi) – Almost $200 million was donated to the University of Mississippi during the previous fiscal year. “In the UM Foundation’s fiscal year ending on June 30, private donors and foundations committed a record $194.3 million to support programs, facilities and students across all campuses.” These contributions support academics on the Oxford campus, the medical center
NORTHPORT, Ala. (WTVA) – The fuel tanks were “topped off” and the weather was good in the latest report following the August 14 plane crash that killed six people near Tuscaloosa. Today the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary investigation into the crash that killed the six from Oxford. Jason and Lea Farese, Michael and Kim Perry, and Austin
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- This weekend hunters in North Mississippi have the opportunity to save money. Hunters throughout Mississippi are getting excited about the upcoming second amendment tax free weekend coming up August 26th through the 28th. "It's a very good thing. It is," says customer Charlie Estes. Hunters Haven owner George Partlow says a majority of hunting equipment will
JACKSON, Miss (WTVA) -- Donald Trump is back asking Mississippians for their votes. Wednesday night was his third visit to the state. He started with a private fundraiser that was $1,000 a ticket. Donald Trump is making a deliberate plea to minority voters while taking his attacks on Hillary Clinton to a new level. "Hillary Clinton is a bigot. Who
LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WTVA) — The Lamar County, Alabama, Sheriff's Office says an inmate who escaped from the county jail Tuesday night is back in custody. Sheriff Hal Allred says Jerry Duncan was found Wednesday evening in some woods off of Highway 96 near the Mississippi line after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Allred credits the capture to a good tip that
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) — A man turned himself in to police after being sought in connection with a shooting last week that sent two people to hospitals. The Monroe County Journal reports 22-year-old Lemuel Robinson appeared before a city judge Wednesday on the same day he turned himself over to police. According to the newspaper, Robinson is charged with two
COFFEEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - If you talk to people in Yalobusha County, you hear nothing but good things about Officer Milton Hervey. "He is a good guy. He's a real spiritual man. He's at church every time the doors are open," said Chief Mark Martin of the Coffeeville Police Department "You're not going to find a more honest, hardworking individual
MYRTLE, Miss. (WTVA)-- A Myrtle woman charged with shooting her husband six times on Tuesday is now out of jail. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says Cathy White is free on a $150,000 bond. Sheriff Edwards says they have recovered a 9 millimeter gun used in the shooting. White was arrested Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, her husband is recovering at a
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says his chief of staff will continue working while facing tax-evasion charges. Thompson, the only Democratic member of Mississippi's congressional delegation, tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that he will give Lanier Avant a chance to present facts to the "proper tribunal." Thompson says that "just being charged doesn't mean he's guilty."
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Ukraine's ambassador to the United States is scheduled to speak at Mississippi State University next week. Valeriy Chaly will be on campus next Wednesday for the MSU International Institute's Global Engagement Lecture Series. It is set for 2 p.m. at the Bost Extension North Auditorium, and it will be open to the public. The university says
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Thousands in Mississippi suffer from drug addiction each year. And to help educate those on addiction, the annual state drug court conference is happening this week in Tupelo. "I had a lot more than a second chance," said former addict Joey Grist. Grist a former state representative spoke of his past on Wednesday at the conference.
CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss (WTVA) -- A C alhoun County judge has just found a man guilty of impersonating a police officer. Jockey Justice was arrested by B ruce police this summer for going to churches, stating he was a homeland security agent. Justice was fined and avoided jail time.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Congressman Trent Kelly met Wednesday afternoon with farmers in Columbus. Representative Kelly sits on the House Ag Committee. This was just an informal meeting to talk about the farmers concerns and answer their questions. Kelly discussed some strict EPA regulations and how it is affecting farmers. He also talked about the possibility of trading cotton, soybeans
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A group of veterans met Wednesday to voice their concerns with the Veterans Administration. Larry Webber is one of about a dozen veterans demanding improvements to health care. “I love my country," Webber said. "I served in the United States Navy from 1982 to 89.” This stop at the VFW in Columbus is one of several
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) – A wanted man is custody for last week’s shooting in Aberdeen. Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle confirms to WTVA the arrest of 22-year-old Lemuel Robinson of Aberdeen. He faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On August 17, police responded to an altercation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Street and Highway 45 at
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University hosted a luncheon for local and state law enforcement officials on Wednesday [Aug. 24] to discuss plans for making MSU gamedays as smooth and safe as possible as the university prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of football fans to campus this fall. The group discussed logistical details for ensuring fan security and helping drivers get
PONTOTOC, Miss (WTVA) - In Pontotoc, they had a field day today...literally! It was the 4th Annual Sweet Potato Field Day, hosted by Mississippi State University. Growers, crop consultants and researchers were invited to the Pontotoc Ridge Flatwoods Experiment Station to compare notes on Mississippi's $172-million dollar crop. This season, more than 28, 000 acres were planted with this Southern
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – Charges have been filed in connection to last year’s fire at the West Point stockyard. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott says Jason Williams, 42, and Daniel Easley, 38, each face a second arson charge. The fire happened in November 2015. No bond has been set for this charge and both are awaiting their court appearance
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The city of Columbus has unveiled a new smartphone app that it hopes will cut down on illegal activity and keep the city clean. The app, called Go Request, allows users to report things like overgrown lots, dilapidated structures or graffiti. Right now the city has about two dozen cases of dilapidated structures that go before
Louisville August 18 and 19 Louisville Coliseum (201 Ivy Ave) Contacts: Bro. Dewayne Kelsey (662-803-9294) and Eric Breazeale (662- 803-5212) Accepting toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby and pet supplies, non-perishable food and school supplies. NOT ACCEPTING CLOTHES New Albany Noon Thursday through Saturday Afternoon, 8am-7pm Union County Library (219 King Street) Contact: 1-800-REDCROSS. Volunteering and monetary donations. Accepting water bottles, non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, household
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Tupelo police need help locating a wanted man. Javarious Trice, also known as “Parkboy Rub,” is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an incident that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 20. Detectives tell WTVA Trice fired a weapon into a female's vehicle on Boggan Street. She was not hit. The reason for doing so
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – More arrests are expected for several June vehicle burglaries. Kejuan Brown, 21, of Tupelo was arrested by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for the end of June burglaries in the Natchez Trace Villas area. Several personal items, money and a cellphone were taken. A vehicle was also taken. Today, deputies were able to recover the vehicle.
CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Two men were arrested Monday, August 23, 2016, by the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department for meth charges. Adrian Shoemaker was arrested by deputies after they made a traffic stop on County Road 116 in Chickasaw County. Deputies recovered methamphetamine, ICE, from Shoemaker. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). No bond has
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Witnesses see a man return to a home and re-ignite it. On Sunday, Aug. 21, the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department arrested Luke Paul Morris, 31, of Rienzi. Earlier that day deputies took an arson report of a mobile home on County Road 8262. A witness later recalled seeing Morris return to the location and re-ignite a
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – A man arrested for trying to join ISIS was sentenced Wednesday in Oxford. Muhammed Dakhlalla and ex-fiancee Jaelyn Young were stopped by the FBI before leaving the U.S. "No. They couldn't have killed innocent people like this," Dakhlalla said in the courtroom as he explained his initial thoughts about ISIS. Dakhlalla and his former fiancée Jaelyn
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – World War II Veteran Orva “O.R.” Dulaney has been moved to hospice care after receiving his lost medals weeks ago. Today at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, he was presented a folded American flag by the hospital’s honor guard as a way to say “thank you” for his service. Dulaney served as a combat medic
TUPELO, Miss. (Press Release) — Individuals and groups looking to help others are encouraged to donate items for parents with newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. Christy Whitley, social worker at Women’s Hospital, says the community has helped stock the NICU Wee Care Room since it opened, but the high volume
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Two New Albany teenagers will face charges in connection with an Tuesday armed robbery in the city. Police Chief Chris Robertson says Dorian King, 18, and Jeffrey Jones, 16, are being held in connection with the robbery of Trio Sales in Downtown New Albany. He says the two entered the business and approached the owner,
MYRTLE, Miss. ( WTVA ) – A shooting victim's wife has been arrested for allegedly shooting him. Cathy White, 50, was arrested early this morning. The shooting happened about 5 p.m. on Tuesday at a home on North Street in Myrtle. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says the reason for the shooting appears to stem from a relationship split. The
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – A Saltillo woman is going to prison for exploiting a vulnerable person. April Whaley, 27, was sentenced in Lee County Circuit Court on Monday. According to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, Whaley’s mother, Dorothy Whitmon, was serving as a caretaker for a person. Whaley then took the victim’s bank card to withdraw exactly $33,000 for her
STARKVILLE, Miss (WTVA) -- Starkville police arrested a man for domestic violence and aggravated assault. 30 year old A ntonio M cCarter of Starkville was arrested Monday stemming from an incident that happened last Wednesday. A female was brought to the Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. She was later
ABERDEEN, Miss (WTVA) -- Former MSU student M uhammed D akhlalla will be sentenced tomorrow after he and his fiancee tried joining I sis last year. Dakhlalla and J aelyn Young plead guilty back in March at a hearing in the U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. The two attempted to board a flight at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport to
AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) — One group of girls in Amory got the chance to be introduced the world of scouting through art. The Girl Scouts Heart of the South held a paint party Tuesday evening at the East Amory Community Center. The group will be hosting events all across North Mississippi to introduce girls and their families to the fun and
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Deputies have arrested a Booneville man after discovering meth. Carey Dodds, 45, is charged with possession of controlled substance. He was stopped at a roadside check point by the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department where authorities discovered he was driving without a license. Deputies say a search of the vehicle allowed them to find the drugs. His
TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man from Alabama has been arrested by the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department for drug charges. The 42-year-old of Hodges, is identified as Randall Mills. He is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Deputies pulled over Mills for not displaying a vehicle tag on Highway 25 South, close to the Itawamba County line.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo City Council talked money on Tuesday. Specifically, the capital plan for 2017. This as city leaders try to put together a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. "We have a normal operating budget we use, and we work out of, but again the capital fund invests back into the community," said Tupelo COO Don Lewis.