Bond Set for Man Accused of Killing Toddler

(Bay St. Louis, MS) — A $1 million bond has been set for a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s toddler. 25-year-old Charles Connetti, III appeared in court Tuesday on a capital murder charge. Connetti is accused of causing traumatic head wounds that led to the death of 16-month-old Maddox…


Tougaloo Student in Fatal Car Accident

(Vaughan, MS) — A Wednesday single-car accident has left one Tougaloo student dead. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to an accident around 2 p.m. on I-55 southbound near the Vaughan exit in Yazoo County. 20-year-old Jana Clanton was traveling south in a 2006 Pontiac G6 when the car left the road…


One Escapee Captured With Help of Cab Driver

(Pelahatchie, MS) — One of two Florida escapees was captured Wednesday morning thanks to the help of a cab driver. Rankin County deputies arrested 28-year-old James Banks around 6:30 a.m. A Jackson cab company received a call around 5 a.m. from a woman from an out of state number who…



Arkansas Residents Alerted of Tax Lien Scam

(Drew County, AR) — Drew County residents are being alerted of a tax lien settlement scam. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office was notified of a Drew County resident who said he received a suspicious letter stating he had fallen behind on his state tax lien and offering to settle the…


Mississippians to Battle It Out for Idol Title

(Mississippi) — On Wednesday night, American Idol’s final two contestants came down to Mississippi’s La’Porsha Renae of McComb and Trent Harmon of Amory after Dalton Rapattoni of Texas was eliminated from the finals. These two finalists will take to the stage to battle in Thursday’s series finale where the winner…


Home Invasion Leads to One Shot

(Centerton, AR) — A woman is recovering after being shot during an Arkansas home invasion. According to Centerton police, the woman saw intruders in her home Tuesday morning and went to get her gun. However, a struggle over the weapon caused the woman to shoot herself in the stomach. The…


One Florida Escapee Still Believed to Be in Area

(Rankin County, MS) — Authorities in Rankin County searched for two escaped inmates from Florida Tuesday. Michael Andrew Rotunno and James Thomas Banks escaped early Monday from a transport van that had stopped at the Walton County Jail in Florida. The men were spotted in Rankin County Monday night in…


Police Chase Stolen Car in Wrong-way Pursuit

(Little Rock, AR) — A driver going the wrong way in traffic led police on a high speed chase on I-40 in Arkansas Tuesday. Another driver caught the chase on camera. Four different agencies were seen trying to stop the car. The chase began around Hazen and ended near Lonoke….


Gang Leader and Wife Convicted in Drug Case

(Gulfport, MS) — The leader of the Bloods street gang and his wife have been sentenced to prison and fined for trafficking marijuana in his hometown. 36-year-old Melvin Summers of Moss Point used a submachine gun while distributing drugs. His wife, 29-year-old Allicia Yvette Graves, bought him a gun but…