TCHULA, Miss.--Tchula Police Chief Kenny Hampton has died of a heart attack. Hampton had also served as chief of the Yazoo City Police Department, and was known for his tough talk against violent criminals and his uneasy relationship with Yazoo's mayor.Hampton died Sunday morning,... Read More.
A child was shot and killed on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' reservation Sunday. Tribal officials haven't released any details yet, but say Choctaw Police and the FBI are investigating. The shooting happened in the Bogue Chitto community. An MBCI statement says, "We... Read More.
An Attala County man was killed in a weekend car accident in Scott County.The three car wreck happened around 6:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 11 on Hwy 25.According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry and Toyota Tundra traveling south collided with a Chevrolet... Read More.
UPDATED 5:00AM THURSDAYWe still don't know why a suspected car thief who escaped from jail in Raymond and allegedly killed a man in Jackson wound up hiding out in Leake County. Sheriff Randy Atkinson says that's something he's trying to figure out."That's still under... Read More.
A Thanksgiving Day wreck in Leake County claimed the life of a Kosciusko woman.According to a report from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the victim was identified as 28-year-old Shaniqueva Bush.In total, six people died on Mississippi highways over the Thanksgiving holidays.The other fatal wrecks... Read More.
A nine-year-old boy from Attala County was killed in a four-wheeler wreck over the weekend. He was a student at Presbyterian Day School in Kosciusko.Emergency Medical Services and Leake County Deputies responded to a call at 7:26 p.m. on Friday, July 22nd, reporting a... Read More.
Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, has died at the age of 89.Oprah confirmed in an Instagram post that her father died in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday.“Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life,... Read More.
Fifth Circuit Judge George Mitchell Jr. died Tuesday at the age of 77.Mitchell was appointed as Fifth Circuit Judge in 2015 by then Governor Phil Bryant.He retained the position after winning the November 2016 general election.Counties in his district included Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada,... Read More.
Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi. The case was a male 60-65 years old from Holmes County with underlying health conditions. He died while hospitalized.As of Tuesday, Mississippi had 320 cases and one... Read More.