COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Kyle Allen threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 14 Texas A&M remain undefeated with a 30-17 win over No. 21 Mississippi State on Saturday night. The Aggies (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) led by 14 at halftime. They didn't score a touchdown in the second half, but added two field goals to
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers, all in the first half, and No. 25 Florida upset third-ranked Ole Miss 38-10 on Saturday night to give coach Jim McElwain a signature win in his first season in Gainesville. The redshirt freshman battled a stomach virus for two days before the game, feeling so ill
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A local group of four ladies known by Throttle and Lace hosted a bike ride for SAFE on Saturday morning. SAFE helps women and children in domestic violence situation. The members of Throttle and Lace wanted to find a way to give back to the community, and knew the SAFE organization was the perfect opportunity. This
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn't mean gardening season is over. In fact the Master Gardeners of Lee County are proving just that. By hosting a community garden celebration for the fall season. Saturday on Spring Street you could see all the fall decorations and gardening efforts on display. "You know it's just amazingly
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) — Law enforcement is investigating a Friday evening homicide at an apartment in West Point. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott says one person was shot and killed at the Point Place Apartments on North Forest Street. It happened before 7 p.m. Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter Jr. has identified the victim as 20-year-old Chaderick Strong of
SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) — Saltillo has lifted the boil water alert issued earlier in the week for some residents of the city. A broken water line led city officials to issue the alert Wednesday for customers east of Highway 45. Testing has determined the water supply is safe to drink.
(WTVA) — Endurance cyclists began Friday an effort to ride the entire 444 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway in 44 hours. The Natchez Trace Parkway Association says cyclists from across the country as well as Germany, Italy and Canada are participating in the ride, which is being called Natchez Trace 444. They left near the Loveless Cafe near Nashville
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says it has sent a couple of employees to South Carolina to help as the state deals with heavy rain and flooding. MEMA originally sent the two to Maryland when it appeared Hurricane Joaquin was heading toward the United States. Both were later sent to South Carolina when the forecast track
CANTON, Miss. (WTVA) — Marcus Mac thought a fire would be the perfect way to knock off the chill Friday morning. After he'd already piled the wood into a barrel, he remembered hearing about a recent burn ban. So, he called the fire department. "They said, 'You trying to burn something today?' I said, 'Yes, sir.' He said, 'The ban
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — Improvements are getting underway at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. APAC is about to begin repaving the taxiways and aprons that serve the general aviation hangars used by dozens of corporate and private planes. The runway also will see some renovation. A Birmingham company is replacing the 15-year-old runway lighting and signs with LED lighting,
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Vardaman has issued a boil water alert for the more than 1,300 customers who receive water from the town. The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the water system issued the alert due to a systemwide loss of water pressure that may have exposed the water supply to contaminants. Testing will determine when the water will
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BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) — A man is under arrest accused of leading law enforcement on a brief pursuit Friday evening. Law enforcement says a couple got into an argument at the McDonald's near Highway 45, then took off with the passenger, a woman, somehow getting out of a sport utility vehicle. We are told an officer tried to pull the
SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Students at Saltillo Elementary put their learning to the test Friday morning. All year long, the 4th grade classes have been learning about Greek Mythology and the Olympic Games, and on Friday, they hit the field. "There's a goal in life to see if you can do something without stopping," said 4th grade student Sam Lansdell.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Tupelo man is charged with armed robbery in the holdup of an ice cream shop. Tupelo police says Frederick O. Ellis, 35, was arrested shortly after noon Thursday. Ellis is charged with entering the Baskin Robins on West Main Street and assaulting the employees. Investigators say he threatened them with a knife before taking the
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Louisville man had pleaded guilty to stealing firearms from a Winston County business. Carlos Daniels, 28, entered the guilty plea this week in U. S. District Court. Daniels is charged with taking ten firearms during a burglary at Noxapater Hardward Store on October 31, 2014. He also pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful transport of
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Erin Moll Foster has been sober for a little more than a year, but the road to sobriety isn't an easy one. "I needed to be where I could have more input and more help as far as getting back out into the world,” said Foster. Her world will now be here at the Talbot House.
EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) -- The battle over how much an insurance company will pay for the loss of the Webster County Courthouse appears to be over. County officials tell WTVA News they have received a Letter from Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company regarding a mediators decision on how much the county should receive. The amount of the settlement has not been
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to buying indian artifacts removed from an indian mound on public land. Perry Knowles of Nettleton and Brian Keith Sawyer of Amory entered the guilty pleas in U. S. District Court this week. The two men faced federal indictment for having items removed from an indian burial mound on U. S.
CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Multiple people were placed behind bars after Clay County authorities investigated a series of recent burglaries. The investigation into the burglaries continues in conjunction with the West Point Police Department, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Department, the Webster County Sheriff Department and the Eupora Police Department. Drake Parker, 22, of West Point faces charges for possession of
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Get ready for a big night in Tupelo. An exciting night of high school football begins prior to the game at Tupelo High School. That's where the tailgating kicks off at 5 p.m. The tents began going up behind the school around noon today. Organizers say this is always a great opportunity for family and friends
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Lowndes County is looking for a 36-year-old man who fled from a detective Thursday and abandoned his girlfriend and 2-year-old daughter in the woods. Detective Captain Ryan Rickert says 36-ear-old David Neyman is wanted on felony fleeing and other charges. Detective Eli Perrigin was on burglary patrol Thursday afternoon in the area of several break-ins in
SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A local church is finding a way to reach out to the community, with a new program known as First Baptist Mission. This building was given to the First Baptist Church of Saltillo as a gift. It will now house a food pantry, clothes closet and serve as a monthly soup kitchen. Volunteers are working around
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new effort seeks to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag. But, change could take years, and there's no guarantee voters will accept it. Jackson resident Sharon Brown, a self-described civil rights advocate, has filed paperwork with the state to start a ballot initiative to remove all references to the Confederacy from
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Two major feeder rail lines in the Golden Triangle will see work this fall. Kansas City Southern Railroad says it plans to make $7.5 million in improvements to its lines between Artesia and Columbus in Lowndes County and Aberdeen and West Point in Monroe and Clay counties starting October 20th. The work involves laying almost
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Columbus School Superintendent Dr. Phillip Hickman and the board deny breaching an agreement with an Illinois educator. In August, Leslie Smith, who also is Hickman's uncle, sued the school district, claiming it failed to hire him for a new director of school's position despite voting to do so a year earlier. He says Hickman lied when
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an order for all flags on state grounds to be lowered to half-staff in respect for those killed in a shooting at an Oregon community college. Bryant says U.S. and Mississippi flags will be lowered starting Friday at noon until sunset Monday. At least nine people were killed in the shooting
CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Incumbent District 5 Clay County Supervisor Floyd McKee has challenged his August 25th loss in the Democratic runoff in court. McKee's lawyer Will Cooper filed the appeal Friday morning in Clay County Circuit Court. McKee lost the runoff by eight votes to Joe Chandler. The county's Democratic Executive Committee denied McKee's challenge last week. In
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A high speed chase in Prentiss County ends with two men hospitalized following a traffic accident. The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 9:40 p.m. on Highway 371 at the County Road 4001 intersection between Marietta and Hobo Station. Troopers says an SUV driven by Carey S. Lauderdale, 41, of Booneville was being pursued