City grieves for a mother killed by gunfire

Mourning continues for the Greenville woman shot and killed at the Mary Bell Apartments last week. Greenville Police say they do not believe Shawanna She’Quise Woodruff Smith was the shooter’s intended target. They say she was sleeping inside the Mary Bell Apartments when she was killed by gunfire coming from…


An Indianola Police Officer has been fired

The Indianola City Council has voted to terminate Scott Hagerman from the Police Department after hearing about his response to a traffic accident. Witnesses alleged that Hagerman tried to choke a young man who was checking on his grandmother, who was involved in the car wreck. They also claimed that…


Sleeping woman killed at Mary Bell Apartments

Greenville Police are investigating the city’s fifth homicide of the year. The victim was 35-year-old Shawana Woodruff, who was sleeping in the Mary Bell Apartments on Arnold Ave when she was killed by multiple gunshots that were fired into the apartment building from outside. Other people were inside the apartment…



Pit Bulls get a reprieve

The Greenville City Council has decided not to create a new law which would ban residents from owning pit bulls as pets. Instead, the council voted four to one to have the Ordinance Committee look into strengthening and enforcing current law on violent dogs of all breeds. Supporters of pit…



A key witness in the Emmett Till case has died

Willie Louis stood up to threats and testified in the 1955 trial of two white men accused of brutally killing the 14-year-old black boy for flirting with a white woman. After testifying, Louis had to change his name and leave the state. He died in suburban Chicago last week at…


Liquor clerk survives shooting

The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a shooting at Lee Street Liquor. A male clerk was shot once in the right shoulder. He told police a man wearing a mask entered the store late Tuesday night, shot him and quickly left without taking cash or liquor from the store. The…