Minister guilty in Desoto voyeurism case

September 17, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A judge in Desoto county has found a former Olive Branch Baptist minister guilty of making secret videos of women taking showers at his home.

The Commercial Appeal reports that 33-year-old Samuel Allen Nuckolls was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in fines and restitution to victims.

Man indicted in north Miss. highway shooting case

September 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Sardis man charged in the roadside shootings of two people in North Mississippi earlier this summer has been indicted on a charge of murder in one of the slayings that occurred in Tunica County.

The Commercial Appeal reports that a grand jury on Aug. 13 returned an indictment for capital murder against James Willie in the shooting death of Lori Anne Carswell of Hernando.

Mississippi again ranks worst in obesity

August 17, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

State leaders are counseling patience as they strive to reduce the share of obese Mississippians.

Rankings released this week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly 35 percent of Mississippi adults were very fat in 2011, the worst in the nation.