Deputy Injured During Drug Bust

(Brandon, MS) — A Rankin County deputy was injured Wednesday around 2 p.m. during a drug bust on Highway 18 and Orleans Way. According to authorities, a narcotics agent was conducting a drug bust when the suspect tried to get away and drove his car forward, pinning the deputy’s leg…


DNA Sample Sought After Transgender Teen’s Death

(Lucedale, MS) — Prosecutors are requesting a DNA sample from a Lucedale man who has been charged in the death of a transgender teen. 28-year-old Joshua Vallum faces first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson of Alabama. Vallum allegedly beat Williamson to death with a hammer in May…


MDOC Identifies Prisoner

(Leflore County, MS) — A man who escaped the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections has been identified as 20-year-old Ladarrien Hoskins.. Hoskins was sentenced to five years’ probation in Texas in July 2013 in connection with a robbery. Hoskins was being arrested for a probation violation when he…


Prescott’s DUI Arrest Results in Inconclusive Breathalyzer

(Starkville, MS) — After former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott was stopped for speeding Saturday night, the results of two breathalyzer tests were inconclusive. The first result was an “invalid sample” and the second was an “insufficient sample”. Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and…



MS 5th Grader Heading to National Spelling Bee

(Starkville, MS) — A 5th grader from Starkville is heading to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Soyeon Park, a student at Henderson Elementary, won The Commercial Appeal’s 73rd Annual Mid-South Spelling Bee Saturday. After 15 rounds, Park beat more than 50 other students from several states. The Scripps National Spelling…


Three Men in Custody for Armed Robbery

(Belzoni, MS) — Three men are in custody for the weekend armed robbery of a Double Quick Store in Belzoni. It happened around 10 o’clock Friday night at the Double Quick on Church Street. Three black males armed with handguns entered the Double Quick, held employees at gunpoint and demanded…


3 Officers on Leave After Fatal Shooting

(Biloxi, MS) — Three Biloxi police officers are on administrative leave after a fatal shooting. After drivers saw a man with a gun on Popp’s Ferry Bridge Thursday, Gulfport police and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded. 37-year-old Wesley Sheppard died on the bridge due to multiple gunshot wounds. It…


Ole Miss Professor Dead

(Oxford, MS) — A University of Mississippi professor is dead. James Chambers, an associated professor of mechanical engineering died in a house fire early Sunday morning. Chambers was also an associated Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering.


MHP Makes Huge Crystal Meth Bust

(Rankin County, MS) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol arrested two men for transporting crystal methamphetamine. 25-year-old Cesar Cuevas of Marietta, GA and 53-year-old Adrian Cuevas of La Puente, CA were stopped by an MHP trooper around 10 a.m. Friday for careless driving. The men were in a white Dodge Ram…