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Arrest made after shooting near a recent funeral in Bruce

BRUCE, Miss. (WCBI) – An arrest is made after a shooting happened near a recent funeral in Bruce. James Penson is charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, and possession of a weapon by a felon. The shooting happened about two weeks ago but Penson was arrested Wednesday. Bruce Police...
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Doug Evans, prosecutor who tried Curtis Flowers six times, seeking circuit judge post

TUPELO • Doug Evans, the prosecutor who took Curtis Flowers to trial six times without winning a durable conviction, is now running to be a circuit court judge. Evans most recently prosecuted Flowers in 2010 for the 1996 killing of four people and won a conviction that was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court after the majority found that Evans unconstitutionally discriminated against Black juror candidates.

Bond set for accused Springfest shooter; another Grenada man arrested

The investigation into the shooting that injured a juvenile on Lomax Street just as Springfest 2022 was wrapping up on the Batesville Square continued Wednesday with the arrest of another suspect and the first appearance of an alleged gunman who was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Chief of Police Kerry Pittman said...

Missing Grenada man found, is safe

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Grenada man who was the subject of a Silver Alert has been found and is safe, the state of Mississippi announced on Wednesday. The state issued an alert for Brandon Hubbard, 29, on Tuesday, May 24. He was last seen on Saturday, May 16 in...

A local family remembers their loved one after a weekend homicide

EUPORA, Miss. (WCBI)- An area community is coming together after a deadly weekend shooting. Family members of the victim set up a small memorial to remember their loved one. Saturday night Eupora police responded to a shots fired call at a gas station; when officers arrived, they found 29- year- old Jordan Gaston dead on the floor.

Suspect in MS music festival shooting turns himself in

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect wanted for questioning in the shooting at a music festival in Mississippi on Saturday has turned himself into the police. Police said 18-year-old D’vontae Journey of Grenada was taken into custody Tuesday. He was wanted in connection with the shooting that sent thousands of Springfest attendees scrambling for cover. Investigators […]

Slate Springs Water Association under Boil Water Notice

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Slate Springs Water Association in Monroe County has issued a Boil Water Notice until further notice for all of its customers. The notice was prompted by the cleaning and inspection of the system’s pressure tank. Customers should boil their water for at...

Silver Alert canceled for 29-year-old Grenada man

GRENADA CO., Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled a Silver Alert for 29-year-old Brandon Keith Hubbard of Grenada. He has been located and is safe. Want more WLBT news in your inbox? Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Silver Alerts issued for two Mississippi men

UPDATE: JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Silver Alert for Brandon Hubbard has been canceled. JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued Silver Alerts for two Mississippi men. Clarence Bo Bates, 75, of Hattiesburg, was last seen on Monday, May 16 around 9:00 a.m. in the 200 block of Mary Magdalene Road. […]

Springfest shooting suspect surrenders to police; charges filed

A suspect wanted for questioning in the shooting on Lomax Street near the end of the Jameson Rodgers concert at Springfest 2022 turned himself into authorities at the Batesville Police Department Tuesday afternoon. D’vontae D’Sean Journey, 18, of Grenada, was wanted in connection with the shooting Saturday night, May 21,...

Houston man sentenced in 2020 fatal shooting of high school senior

TUPELO • A Houston man will spend the next 40 years behind bars for shooting and killing a Tupelo High School senior, just two days before he was to graduate in May 2020. According to testimony in Lee County Circuit Court Friday, Jacquez Dominique Calvert went to his car after a fight, pulled out an AR-15 and fired multiple rounds at Dreshawn Williams, 18, as he walked away. One of the bullets struck the high senior in the back of the head and he fell dead in the middle of the North Broadway Street around 8:45 p.m. May 5, 2020.

Bond set for man charged in Eupora homicide investigation

EUPORA, Miss. (WCBI) – Bond is set for a man charged in a Eupora homicide investigation, as we learn new information about the shooting. 26-year-old Joshua Oats is charged with second-degree murder. Chief Lawrence Caradine says the shooting happened Saturday on West Roane Avenue. 29-year-old Jordan Gaston died after...

Skilled to Work: Milwaukee Tool

GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) - People will soon be able to work with a company, once again expanding in Mississippi. Milwaukee Tool announced its expansion will bring jobs to more than a thousand people across the state of Mississippi. The power tool manufacturer is based out of Wisconsin. The new facility...