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LCSD goes “Next Level” with new “STEAM” Lab

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County School District’s motto for this new school year is “Next Level” and that also includes new facilities, a “STEAM” lab at Southeast Middle School. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The purpose of the lab...
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Surveillance images released from recent Laud. Co. armed robbery

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Authorities in Lauderdale County and Meridian are trying to find out who is responsible for two different armed robberies that happened earlier this week. Surveillance recordings from the Lauderdale CEFCO show four suspects run into the store in a seemingly coordinated way. Click above to...
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United Way of East MS finishes its Stuff the Bus campaign

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The United Way of East Mississippi has been collecting school supplies, cash donations and school uniforms for its Stuff the Bus campaign all summer. The United Way collected donations in Neshoba, Kemper, Clarke and Lauderdale counties. Madison Moore, the Stuff the Bus intern, explained how much...
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Man indicted on sexual battery charges

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A local man has been arrested and indicted on four counts of sexual battery. James Calvin Fulgham, 62, was actually arrested in Nov. 2020 for sexual battery and authorities said he spent about a month in jail before bonding out. They said he never went to...
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Storm damage continues to affect Clarkdale Attendance Center

CLARKDALE, Miss. (WTOK) - Lauderdale County students will return to school this week for a new year, however, damage caused by storms last school year remains. “We will get through this. It’s just a time-consuming effort,” Lauderdale County Superintendent Dr. John-Mark Cain said. Inspections of a damaged Clarkdale...
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Deputies search for armed robbery suspects

LAUDERDALE, Miss. (WTOK) - Lauderdale County investigators are searching for multiple suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday morning. It was just after midnight at this gas station in Lauderdale. Authorities said four people wearing masks and carrying guns entered the store. “Four black males with masks and hoodies entered...
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Crimenet 08_01_22

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to locate Melanie Camille Eason. Eason is a 24-year-old Black female who stands approximately 5′ 6″ in height, weighing 140 pounds. She is wanted on a bench warrant out of the circuit court of...
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Clinton kidnapping suspect returns to face local charge

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A man who was arrested in Meridian after being wanted by Clinton police for kidnapping is now back in Lauderdale County. Jason Patrick Fleming, 37, was arrested July 24 on State Boulevard after Clinton police said he took his 15-year-old daughter and came to Meridian. Officials said Fleming had a firearm with him when he was arrested. He is facing a local charge of felon in possession of a firearm. His bond was set at $50,000.
CLINTON, MS
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Crimenet 07_28_22

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to locate Paula M. Pilgrim. Pilgrim is a 26-year-old White female who stands approximately 5′ in height, weighing 110 pounds. She is wanted on a warrant out of Lauderdale County Circuit Court where she has...
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Lauderdale County School District adjusting bus routes

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Bus routes for schools in the Lauderdale School District will be changing this year, and the district wants to make sure that your student is prepared. LCSD said the new routes will provide better efficiency for the buses, faster arrival time for the students and...
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Laud. Co. School District gyms to get A/C

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Work is being done right now to get air conditioning installed at the gyms on Lauderdale County school campuses. Electrical and duct work is being completed so it will be ready when the actual units arrive. Director of Operations Adam Foreman said the delivery time...
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Aggravated assault arrest made

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A Collinsville man has been placed in custody at the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department for an aggravated assault charge. William Kelly Baucum is charged for allegedly attacking his neighbor on Magnolia Lake Drive in Collinsville. Deputies said Kelly attacked his neighbor, hit him in the face and pulled out a pocketknife.
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Former Alabama escapee indicted on firearm charges in Indiana

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WAFF) - A former north Alabama inmate who escaped custody for over ten days in April and May was indicted on firearm charges in Indiana Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a release that a federal grand jury returned an indictment July 21 charging Casey White with felon in possession of a firearm and fugitive in possession of a firearm.
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LCSO encourages the community to lock car doors to prevent thefts

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Lauderdale County has been experiencing an increase of car burglaries this summer. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office says in the last few weeks several cars have been stolen and items like purses, guns, computer bags, and anything of value are being taken. The department...
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From Lauderdale County to Major League Baseball

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Former Lauderdale county baseball players Landon Harper and Ben Ethridge heard their names called as both former Golden Eagles will head to Major League Baseball. Landon Harper is a Meridian native and attended Northeast Lauderdale high. The former Trojan will be heading to none other than...
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Suspect faces multiple drug charges in Lauderdale County

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department made what it called a major drug arrest Friday. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said 51-year-old Reginald Lavon Franklin was charged with sale of drugs near a church or school, 2 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a stolen firearm.
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