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‘Nobody Is Talking to Us’: Mississippi Authorities Search for Answers as 18-Year-Old Allegedly Murders Mom’s Fiancé Just Hours After Graduating from High School

Hours after graduating from high school, a Mississippi teenager was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his mother’s fiancé. Justin Robert Coggins, 18, stands accused of murder. According to the Lowndes County Sheriff, the incident occurred sometime on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Coggins had just graduated...
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Kids in Macon have a new place to play

MACON, Miss. (WCBI)- It’s been years in the making but kids in Macon have a brand new playground. Tuesday morning, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place for the new playground by the walking track at Noxubee General. The pandemic caused significant delays to the project. The Rotary Club of Macon started the project and went to community partners for help.

Former Hancock County man killed in domestic dispute in Columbus

A Caledonia teen accused of killing his mother’s fiancee will have his first court appearance today. 18-year-old Justin Robert Coggins is charged with murder, according to our sister station WCBI in Columbus. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says the shooting happened at 136 Richards Lane, just hours after Coggins graduated from...

Former Macon police officer settles a federal lawsuit

MACON, Miss. (WCBI) – A former Macon police officer settles a federal lawsuit, claiming age discrimination. In his lawsuit, Douglas Tripplett claimed he was forced to resign and the city discriminated against him because of his age. He also said there was audio evidence of an illegal meeting between...

Showers and thunderstorms end tonight, but return tomorrow

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – SUMMARY: Showers and a few thunderstorms moved across the region today. More rain is expected over the next 48 hours, with locally heavy rainfall possible. The good news is we will settle down as rain exits the region by this weekend. TONIGHT: Scattered showers and...

Focused on Mississippi: Memorial Day in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – There is probably no story with more asterisks attached than the story concerning the origin of Memorial Day. The version I favor is about Friendship Ceremony in Columbus, Mississippi, where the holiday grew from the first Decoration Day. The Decoration Day was held a year...

CMSD Superintendent met with FEMA and MEMA for Hunt repair plans

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Monday night during the Columbus Municipal School District’s board meeting, there was an update on the renovation process for the Hunt Building. School District Superintendant Dr. Cherie Labat says they met with members of FEMA, MEMA, and their architect Thursday to recalibrate their plans for repairing and upgrading the Hunt Intermediate School building in North Columbus.

Storms return tomorrow with heavy rain possible Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – SUMMARY: A few isolated showers moved through the region today. An active weather pattern will remain in place through much of the week. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lows in the low-60s. North wind around 5 mph. TUESDAY: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs in...

Deer hunting: Early velvet season for bucks set

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deer hunters in Mississippi will have a chance to harvest a buck in velvet during the state’s first early archery hunt in September. The season is set for Sept. 16-18. Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, said those dates reach a balance […]

Three MSU baseball players earn All-SEC honors

MISSISSIPPI STATE ATHLETICS (Press Release)- Three members of Mississippi State’s baseball team received postseason honors from the Southeastern Conference on Monday. Second baseman RJ Yeager was named first team All-SEC by the league’s coaches while catcher Logan Tanner was selected to the second team in addition to being recognized on the All-Defensive team. Hunter Hines was also tabbed to the Freshman All-SEC Team.