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American actress, producer Vivica Fox comes to West Point for special day
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – American actress & producer Vivica Fox returned to West Point, the hometown of her mother, on Saturday. The visit was extra special for Fox, returning home just in time for her mother's birthday on Monday!. Fox was also able to be the keynote speaker...
Monroe County Electric Power Association awarded with funding
Www.youtube.com – WTVA 9 News – 2024-02-26 12:32:29. SUMMARY: Monroe County Electric Power Association received over $1.5 million from FEMA for emergency protective measures after a tornado on March 24th. The funding will cover the replacement of 88 electric power poles, 22 transformers, 20 meters, and over 3,000 feet of service wire. Contractors and mutual aid labor were used during the recovery process. FEMA authorized a 100% federal cost share for emergency protective measures from March 24th to April 23rd, selected by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Monroe County EPA is responsible for providing electrical services to members who were affected by power outages from the storm.
Former Mississippi Mayor Arrested For Second Time, Faces Drug Charges
Maurice Howard was kicked from office after embezzling funds from City Hall. Former Aberdeen Mayor Maurice Howard has been arrested once again. The Mississippi mayor has been sentenced to four years in prison for violating the terms of his suspended sentence for his past crimes. The former mayor pled guilty...
Mississippi Police Officer Arrested for Alleged On-Duty Theft of $140 Shoes
In a recent development, a Columbus, Mississippi police officer, Robin Conner, found herself on the wrong side of the law after being accused of stealing a $140 pair of shoes while on duty and dressed in uniform.
One dead in motorcycle crash in Okolona
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in Okolona. Chickasaw County Coroner Larry Harris said it happened Sunday around 6 p.m. on Highway 32 near Van Vleet. The crash involved a motorcycle and a car. The driver of the motorcycle died. This is...
Jury selection begins in Columbus murder trial
Www.wcbi.com – Joey Barnes – 2024-02-26 16:15:22. SUMMARY: Jury selection has begun in a Columbus murder trial involving Tommy Lee Flowers Jr., who was indicted for felony murder, direction of a youth to commit a felony, possession of a stolen firearm, and shooting into a dwelling. The crimes allegedly occurred in March and April of 2022, resulting in the shooting death of 16-year-old Harvey Montrell Johnson Jr. Investigators found a stolen gun in the vehicle Johnson was in when he crashed after being shot. The trial is expected to last most of the week. Follow for updates on Facebook and online.
Some sort of rain for several days – Home – WCBI TV
Www.wcbi.com – Ashleigh Bryant – 2024-02-26 18:05:25. SUMMARY: After a sunny weekend, rain will be the main weather feature for the upcoming week in Columbus, Mississippi. The cloud coverage will increase on Monday night with a chance of showers overnight and into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will remain mild, in the lower 60s at night and upper 70s to lower 80s during the day. The chance of scattered showers will continue on Tuesday, especially in the northern border and NE corner of the area. Wednesday will be warmer with high temps in the lower 70s, but a cold front will bring a higher chance of rain and possible thunderstorms. Temperatures will drop close to freezing by Thursday morning.
🚧 Update on Roadwork Impacting Traffic on AL 18, Vernon
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local motorists are advised to exercise caution while traveling through the area of 8599 AL 18 in Vernon, Lamar County, due to roadwork that is causing intermittent lane blockages. It is recommended for drivers to be aware of this construction activity and to consider alternate routes or allow extra travel time to navigate this section safely. The work here is part of ongoing improvements to the roadway, and while the crews aim to minimize disruptions, your safety is paramount. Please stay alert to changing road conditions and adhere to any temporary signage or directions from traffic control personnel. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as they become available.
Columbus Fire & Rescue faces funding need for new fire trucks
Www.wcbi.com – Shawanda Jones – 2024-02-26 18:45:05. SUMMARY: The Columbus Fire and Rescue department is facing a potential crisis as their fire trucks are nearing the end of their life expectancy. With limited funds and outdated trucks, the department is at risk of losing their National Accreditation and ability to respond effectively to fires. The city is struggling to afford the cost of replacing the trucks, which can cost upwards of $1 million each. They are relying on grants and potential leasing options to address the issue. The city is also looking to hire a full-time grant writer to secure more funds for the fire department's needs.
A Taste of Columbus: 4 Pizzas That Will Blow Your Mind
In this article, we will be exploring four of the best pizzas in Columbus. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
The Generosity Effect
It was an unusually cold day in the traditional, small town of Houston, Mississippi. The unusual cold was bone cold for Larry because it had been a really, really bad year. He had been fired and evicted before Christmas. Hard to believe a hardworking, regular guy could end up so far down, so scared, so hungry, and so cold.
Photos are released of the men who held up a Dollar General
Www.wcbi.com – Joey Barnes – 2024-02-24 18:56:59. SUMMARY: Lowndes County investigators are seeking information about an armed robbery at a Dollar General in New Hope, Mississippi. Security cameras captured images of two men wearing masks, gloves, and all black clothing during the robbery. One of the men was armed with a shotgun but no injuries were reported. The thieves managed to leave the store with money. Anyone with information should contact Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers or use the P3 Tips App.
Unseasonably warm, breezy start to week – Home – WCBI TV
Www.wcbi.com – Isaac Williams – 2024-02-26 03:58:23. SUMMARY: The last week of February in Columbus, Mississippi will begin with unseasonably warm air, reaching temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees on Monday. By Wednesday, a strong cold front is expected to significantly lower temperatures. There may be some showers and brief storms overnight on Monday, with highs close to 80 degrees on Tuesday before dropping to the 40s and low 50s on Wednesday. The rest of the week will bring another chance of rain on Thursday into Friday, with milder air returning over the weekend. Overall, the severe weather risk has diminished, and temperatures will fluctuate throughout the week.
Monroe County Electric Power Association reimbursed $1.5M for tornado recovery efforts
Www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-02-23 12:22:38. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $1,526,222 to the Monroe County Electric Power Association in Amory to cover emergency protective measures after devastating tornadoes struck last March. The funding will reimburse expenses to restore power within the region, including the replacement of electric poles, transformers, meters, and the repair of wires and fiber cables. This federal support aims to alleviate the financial burden of recovery and ensure the restoration of essential electrical services to Monroe County residents.
Mississippi Dollar General robbed by men using a shotgun; suspects on the run
Two men used a shotgun to rob a Dollar General in a small Mississippi community. The robbery occurred Wednesday, but law enforcement officials released the information Friday. The suspects have not been captured. The Dollar General is in New Hope in Lowndes County. According to Sheriff Eddie Hawkins, the incident...
20-year-old woman killed in single-vehicle crash in East St. Louis
The victim was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. Sunday.
68-year-old man facing human trafficking charges in Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A 68-year-old man is facing human trafficking charges. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Steve G. Colburn, of Aberdeen and Saltillo, is being charged with human trafficking and human trafficking/procuring servitude of a minor. He was arrested without incident in the Bigbee...
Aberdeen man pleads guilty in 2021 murder case
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WVTA) – An Aberdeen man has pleaded guilty to a June 2021 murder. Bobby L. Smith made a guilty plea on Tuesday. He was one of two people arrested by the Aberdeen Police Department for the murder of George Deon Williams. Williams died from a gunshot wound...
So now what? Latest attempt at a name change is yet another ‘L’ for the ‘W’
Officials at the Mississippi University for Women are again pressing pause on changing the name of the school.
Aberdeen man arrested for human trafficking; police believe there are more victims
Www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-02-20 13:18:12. SUMMARY: Steve Colburn, a 68-year-old man from Monroe County, is being charged with human trafficking after years of complaints led to evidence sufficient for his arrest. Sheriff Kevin Crook revealed that suspicions about Colburn's behavior had circulated for some time, and now several young women have identified themselves as survivors. Colburn was detained in the Bigbee area and faces one count of human trafficking and four counts of procuring servitude of a minor. A judge has denied his bond, and more victims are believed to be unidentified as the investigation continues.