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Tupelo woman charged with child neglect

TUPELO • A Lee County woman was charged with child endangerment after two children in her care tested positive for illegal drugs. Tupelo police were notified by Child Protective Services June 22 about two children who had tested positive for illegal narcotics. The preliminary investigation led officers to arrest Lakenya Donelson, 32, of Tupelo.
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Tupelo traffic stop leads to firearm and narcotics charges

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)- A minor traffic stop in Tupelo leads to firearm and drug charges. Tuesday, Tupelo police pulled over Kerry Scruggs near Veterans Boulevard and Deer park for a traffic offense. Allegedly, investigators say a firearm was found in Scruggs’s possession. He is a convicted felon. Illegal narcotics...
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Fulton Police looking for a person suspected of larceny with lumber

FULTON, Miss. (WCBI) – Fulton Police and Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi are looking for a person suspected of larceny with lumber. On June 6th a phone order for over $8,000 worth of lumber was placed to Riley’s Building Supply in Fulton. The supplies were charged to a...

Southern Motion layoff might affect small businesses around Pontotoc area

PONTOTOC, Miss (WTVA) - With the Southern Motion and Fusion Furniture layoffs of approximately 250 employees, small businesses could feel the effects around the Pontotoc area. WTVA reporter Jake White spoke with a small business owner in the area on how she thinks this will affect the local economy and business.

Fans react to the premiere of "Elvis" in Tupelo

TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - On Friday, Elvis fans packed the theatres for the premiere of the new film titled, "Elvis." The Baz Luhrmann film is now in theatres nationwide, including the Malco in Tupelo. Employees said most of the early showings were just about sold out on Friday. Austin Butler...

Layoffs expected at Pontotoc County employer

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - A major employer in north Mississippi is about to cut its workforce. The CEO of Southern Motion and Fusion Furniture in Pontotoc said he’ll know by Friday, June 24 how many of his 2,000 employees will be out of a job. CEO Mark Weber said...

Pet of the Week - Fishel

Fishel is WTVA’s Pet of the Week for June 24, brought to you by Cloverhaven Animal Hospital in Tupelo. Do you want to adopt him? The adoption fee is $100. Call the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society at 662-205-4221 or visit TLHS is also on Facebook.

'We've done our part': End of Roe brings answer to prayer

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — There is a prayer Tanya Britton has said in the hazy first moments of morning and in the stillness of the night. She’s said it on her knees before her church’s gold tabernacle and slumped in the embrace of her living room sofa. The words have morphed, sometimes touching her lips and others echoing only in her mind, but one way or another, they’ve repeated, decade after decade after decade.

Elvis (2022) Review

When Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in January of 1935, the world changed forever. Only it didn't know it yet. Nineteen years later, Presley would begin down a career path that would see him have 114 singles on the Top 40 Billboard charts with 18 of them becoming number one hits. He would star in 31 movies and win three Grammy awards, all for gospel music. He was dubbed the "king of rock and roll" and became one of the most controversial and polarizing figures in the United States. While there have been numerous books, documentaries, and movies about the man and performer, this month's feature film, Elvis, explores his life from the perspective of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Triple Digit Heat Spreading Across Mississippi

The week started out with Meridian’s high of 100 being the only triple digit temperature reported in Mississippi. But in the last few days, other cities across the state have hit the century mark or higher. Tuesday, Meridian reached 100 again and Greenwood and Tupelo both had highs of 101. On Wednesday, Meridian had the hottest temperature so far this week– 103. Hattiesburg hit 102, Tupelo’s high was 101 and Pascagoula reached 100. Then, on Thursday, five cities had triple digit temperatures– Meridian, Hattiesburg and Pascagoula, all at 102, Gulfport at 101 and McComb at 100. In this part of central Mississippi, Saturday could be the hottest day with expected highs near 100 in Kosciusko, Carthage and Philadelphia. A chance of rain on Sunday could knock temperatures down a couple of degrees.