State Geography Bee Title Held by Oxford Student

(Pearl, MS) — The 2016 Mississippi National Geographic Bee was won Friday by seventh grader, Edmund Doerksen of Oxford Middle School. The competition was held at the Clyde Muse Center at Hinds Community College in Pearl. Doerksen received $100, a National Geographic book and a medal. He will travel to…


Burglar Breaks Into Unmarked Police Vehicle, Ends Up Shot

(Ascension Parish, LA) — A burglar is shot after trying to break into an unmarked police unit in Ascension Parish, Louisiana early Sunday morning. It happened around 4:30 when a neighbor alerted an off-duty Louisiana State Police detective that his unmarked police unit was being burglarized. After arming himself, the…


Weekend Burglary at Lake Village Subway

(Lake Village, AR) — A small safe containing an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the Subway restaurant on Highway 65 in Lake Village over the weekend after someone unlawfully entered the business. Lake Village police are currently investigating this burglary. If anyone has any information regarding this incident,…



1 Dead, 1 Injured in Jackson Shooting

(Jackson, MS) — One man is dead and another is injured after a weekend shooting in Jackson. The shooting happened on Montgomery Drive and Reddix Street Saturday evening. Two men were shot while inside a vehicle. A 27-year-old was killed and an 18-year-old was transported to a hospital aftertion being…


Arkansas Teen Dies in One-car Accident

(McCrory, AR) — An Arkansas woman is dead after a one-car accident in Woodruff County Saturday morning. 19-year-old Trinity Barber was driving on State Highway 17 when her car left the road and overturned in a ditch filled with water. The incident happened aroun 8:45 a.m. and Barber died at…


Man Charged After Abusing Disabled Child

(McComb, MS) — A McComb man accused of beating his girlfriend’s disabled 5-year-old daughter and recording it on his cellphone has been charged. 23-year-old Alex Mead’s bond was set at $140,000 after Pike County sheriff’s investigators charged him with 27 counts of felony child abuse. Videos on Mead’s cellphone showed…



Missing Arkansas Boy Found Safe

(Saline County, AR) — A 12-year-old Saline County, Arkansas boy who was reported missing Wednesday night during severe thunderstorms has been found safe. During their search, authorities considered Jaden Foster a runaway at one point when he was spotted twice and ran off. He was taken to the hospital for…


World Catfish Festival Saturday

(Belzoni, MS) — The 41st World Catfish Festival is taking place in downtown Belzoni today from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This family oriented event has become a major tourist draw to the Mississippi Delta and has grown to more than 10,000 attending each year. They’ll start off with a…