Mother charged in drowning death of four-year-old son

June 17, 2015 in News, The Buzz

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) – Meridian police have arrested the mother of a child who died in a suspected drowning incident at Western Gardens in May. WTOK-TV (http://bit.ly/1JX2GFM ) reports Keanna Denise […]

Man dies after being restrained by police during arrest

April 22, 2015 in News

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi man has died after police restrained him during an arrest. WTOK-TV (http://bit.ly/1GhSqIi) reports 40-year-old Stephen Gene Davenport got in a fight with another man […]

Meridian man dies from extreme cold weather, coroner rules

January 10, 2015 in News

MERIDIAN, Mississippi (AP) — A 50-year-old Meridian man has died from the extreme cold. Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said Friday that Nathaniel Brown was found at his home about […]

Bertha Mae Wilson of Gulfport appeals life sentence in stabbing death of her boyfriend

January 16, 2014 in News, The Buzz

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — The state Court of Appeals will consider an appeal from a Gulfport woman sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for stabbing her boyfriend to death. […]

Provine and Forest Hill capture JPS Christmas tournament trophies

January 2, 2014 in Sports

By Tim Ward  Sports Writer [su_slider source=”media: 99993984,99993983,99993982,99993981,99993980,99993979″ link=”image” target=”blank” height=”600″ autoplay=”5500″] The Lady Patriots of Forest Hill went to the championship game for the third consecutive season last Saturday. […]

Meridian federal courthouse, scene of historic civil rights cases, targeted for closure

December 13, 2013 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Meridian’s only federal courtroom — the site of historical civil rights cases more than four decades ago — will close under legislation passed by the U.S. […]

Two men charged with shooting at garbage truck in Meridian

November 13, 2013 in News

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Meridian say two suspects have been booked with shooting at a garbage truck. WTOK-TV in Meridian reports the incident happened Oct. 31 on 57th Avenue. […]

News Around Mississippi: Trooper runs over horse and flips, fatal motel shooting, fatal wreck

October 14, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Associated Press
News Briefs From Around The State

Here is a roundup of news and notes from around Mississippi this morning:

In Meridian, the Mississippi Highway Patrol says a trooper’s car hit a horse and overturned — as the officer was answering a report that another driver had hit a horse.
WJTV reports that officials did not identify the trooper, but say he was released after being checked at a hospital in Meridian.

The accident occurred Saturday night on Highway 15 in Jasper County. Officials say another horse ran into the road in front of the squad car…