Two killed in Tupelo plane crash identified
TUPELO, Miss.. (WJTV) – The two people, who were killed in a plane crash near the Tupelo airport, have been identified. St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo identified the two men as Dr. Charles “Chaz” Montgomery and Patrick Fain. CBS affiliate WCBI reported Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said it will take more than a […]
Shelby, DeSoto under Severe Thunderstorm Warning
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued just after 3:30 Tuesday afternoon for these counties: Shelby, DeSoto, Lee, Tate and Tunica counties. The warning lasted until 4 p.m. After 4, it was downgraded to a Special Weather Statement. Strong storms were detected in north Mississippi. The National Weather Service said wind gusts up […]
Lee County deputies ask public to help find stolen equipment
LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find some stolen equipment. Some thieves must have had some major landscaping to do because they took a Takeuchi TL8 skid steer, like the one in this picture, from the Camp Creek Church area near County Road 2700 in Lee County.
School program at St. Jude serves as outlet for patients receiving treatment
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) — A school program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital aims to help patients keep up with their school work while receiving treatment. Randy Thompson, the principal of the St. Jude Imagine Academy by Chili’s, has been an educator for more than 20 years.
Taylor Fikes and Shannon Webb: A Tupelo Wedding Full of Love, Intention, and Family History
Taylor Fikes and Shannon Webb were married in Tupelo on April 15, 2023. The happy couple met in Starkville in the fall of 2020 while attending Mississippi State University. The bride, Taylor, shared, “We met on Halloween, and Shannon already knew my little brother; they are buddies. Shannon was fun and flirty, and he already knew everyone at MSU. I asked him, ‘How have I never met you when you know everyone in Starkville?!'”
Democrat Brandon Presley calls for overhaul of campaign finance laws
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley called for state leaders to reform Mississippi’s notoriously lax campaign finance laws and expand the role of the state’s Ethics Commission. The post Democrat Brandon Presley calls for overhaul of campaign finance laws appeared first on Mississippi Today.
Recent airplane crash puts spotlight on safety
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Crashes like the one in Tupelo Saturday morning and another near Washington D.C. yesterday are putting a spotlight on aircraft safety. Statistically speaking, Air travel remains one of the safest modes of transportation, but there are risks. According to one news outlet, the odds of a plane going down are one in five point four million.
Elvis Festival Returns to Tupelo June 7–11
Grab your blue suede shoes and head to Tupelo for the 25th annual Elvis Festival! Festivities begin the night of Wednesday, June 7, and run through Sunday afternoon, June 11. 25 years ago, Tupelo created the Elvis Festival, now a King City tradition, that honors their hometown boy. Locals and visitors come back each year to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll with a series of week-long events.
Tupelo skaters bag $5K with Red Bull Terminal Takeover win
TUPELO — Local skaters from a town of just under 40,000 people competed and won against cities hundreds of thousands of residents to win this year’s Red Bull Terminal Takeover.
Deputy responding to domestic disturbance fatally shoots man wielding a shotgun
MYRTLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy answering a domestic disturbance call fatally shot a gun-wielding suspect, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Sunday. The Saturday afternoon shooting happened in the Union County town of Myrtle. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards advised the deputy opened a bedroom door and saw a man with a […]
Arrest made after Tupelo shooting
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — An arrest has been made following a shooting Thursday evening in Tupelo. Police charged Martin Parham, 65, of Tupelo, with aggravated assault. The shooting happened at approximately 5 p.m. in the 400 block of Lumpkin Avenue. Officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds....
Mantachie hires Kuhl to lead girls basketball team
Mantachie has hired Brent Kuhl to be its new head girls basketball coach, the school announced via its athletics Twitter page on Monday.
Second arrest made after teen's body found in Tupelo
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo Police made a second arrest in connection with the murder of a Clay County teenager. Police charged Jermya Springer, 20, of Tupelo, with accessory after the fact of first degree murder. She apparently told police she met up with LaBrandon Tumblin who told her...
One person injured, suspect in custody after shooting in Tupelo
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Less than 24 hours after a shooting, Tupelo police have arrested a suspect. 65-year-old Martin Parham has been charged with aggravated assault. The gunfire happened on Lumpkin Avenue on Thursday at about 5 p.m. The victim had been shot multiple times. Tupelo police investigators said...
Anyone with information about Lee County homicide asked to come forward
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Anyone with information about the death of a man in Lee County is asked to come forward. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson made the plea in a social media video Thursday. Open this link to watch the video. He’s referring to the death of Randy...
1 dead after officer-involved shooting in Myrtle, Mississippi
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting involving the Union County Sheriff’s Department that left one person dead on Saturday. According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call in Myrtle, Mississippi. When they arrived at the scene and approached the house an individual […]
MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Union County
JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved-shooting involving the Union County Sheriff’s Department. The incident under investigation happened Friday at a residence on Mississippi 349 as deputies responded to a call of a domestic disturbance. According to the MBI release, when deputies arrived...
Tupelo police make arrest for incident that happened in March
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – An arrest was made in Tupelo for an incident that happened in March. On March 27th, Tupelo police were dispatched to a business on Cliff Gookin Boulevard. Employees of the business said that a vehicle had been stolen from the property sometime during the night.
Newest Habitat home is first of its kind for Tupelo and Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – The dedication of a new Habitat for Humanity Home is always a special occasion, but the latest home built in Tupelo is a first for that city and the state. When Lena Ashby received the keys to her new house, it was the end of...
Foreshadowing found in Amory's baseball state championship run
PEARL, Miss. — It was a storybook ending for the Amory Panthers. After losing so much to the March 24 tornadoes, the baseball team has just defied all odds and secured the 3A State Championship. WAPT News spoke extensively with the team in early May when the Panthers were...
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