Fire damages tiny town’s only convenience store, post office

April 10, 2018 in News

ARCOLA, Miss. (AP) – Fire has damaged the only convenience store and only post office in a tiny town in the Mississippi Delta. People who live in Arcola, population 360, […]

Firefighters put out car fire, find body; man had been shot

November 29, 2016 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police say firefighters called to a grass fire found a burning car – and when the fire was out, they found a man’s body near […]

Coroner: Couple dies following West Point house fire

May 24, 2016 in News

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) – Officials say a couple has died after a house fire in West Point. Local media outlets report Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter says 84-year-old Jack […]

West Virginia train derails: Fires, oil tanker into river

February 17, 2015 in News

By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Fires burned for nearly nine hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in […]

Grandmother, grandson escape Thanksgiving fire in Harrison County

November 28, 2014 in News

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — A South Mississippi grandmother is counting her blessings this Thanksgiving Day, despite no longer being able to stay in her home after an early morning house […]

Purvis High field house destroyed by fire, other teams donate football equipment for opening game

August 19, 2014 in News, Sports

PURVIS, Mississippi (AP) — A fire has destroyed Purvis High School’s field house. Football coach Perry Wheat tells The Clarion-Ledger ( ) the building was a “complete loss,” and with that, […]

California crews battling outbreak of wildfires that burn homes in San Diego County

May 15, 2014 in News

CARLSBAD, California (AP) — Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during […]

35 hurt as second floor collapses at Mississippi church

February 20, 2014 in News

LAUREL, Mississippi (AP) — The second floor of an activity center at a rural Mississippi church collapsed during an evening youth service, sending about 70 people crashing down and injuring […]