Woman bound over for drowning 3-month-old daughter

A woman who Lamar County authorities said allegedly put her 3-month-old daughter in her neighbor’s swimming pool and walked away has been bound over to the grand jury.

Forty-three-year-old Mary Elizabeth Booker has remained in custody since her arrest on Aug. 29. […]

Buzz Report

Investigation continues in case of woman run over by boyfriend's truck

Authorities said a Bolivar County woman was killed after she was hit by her boyfriend’s truck then run over by oncoming traffic.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams Shelby Dawn Harmon, 20, died around 6:30 a.m., Oct. 20.

Reportedly, on that early Saturday morning, Harmon – a Cleveland resident – was walking on the side of Highway 61 about 4.5 miles south of Shaw when she was hit. Marks on the highway show where Harmon was struck and killed. […]


Miller gets life in 2011 killing of ex-wife

A 37-year-old man charged with capital murder has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-wife, accepting a mandatory life sentence.

Had he been tried for capital murder of 35-year-old Tracy Lynn Thornton Miller, Jason Miller of Summit could have been sentenced to death. […]


B.B. King and others among 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees

Mississippi native B.B. King, Elvis Costello and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

They’re joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “Rock With You” and “Off the Wall.” […]


Earthquake felt in Mississippi Monday – 3.9 on Richter Scale

An earthquake that occurred eight miles underground Monday was strong enough to rumble the Memphis area and big enough to be felt in north Mississippi.

The U.S. Geological Survey, the government agency that keeps data on quakes, says the epicenter was about six miles southwest of Parkin, Arkansas, which is about 40 miles west of Memphis. The quake was 23 kilometers below the surface and measured 3.9 on the Richter scale. […]


Hot oil murder case moved out of Hancock County

A judge has ordered a change of venue for the re-trial of Edna Mae Sanders and issued a gag order in the case of her husband’s death after she doused him with hot cooking oil.

Circuit Court Judge Larry Bourgeois has ordered the trial moved from Hancock County to Jones County. The trial will start April 15. […]


Missing woman, Linda Gale Reed, arrested in Texas

A woman first reported missing in April by her employer and family, and later accused of embezzlement, has been arrested in Longview, Texas.

After more than seven months and much speculation, Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones says Linda Gale Reed is in his custody. […]


Emanuel Steward, famed boxing trainer, dies at 68

Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn’t the only way to win in boxing.

With a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a soothing voice, Steward developed unique bonds in and out of the ring with a long line of champions that included Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko. […]

Family Medicine

Hinds Co. workers get relief on insurance cost

Hinds County supervisors have voted 3-2 to keep the contract approved earlier this month with United Healthcare and its local representative, Bottrell Insurance.

The new contract lowers employees’ health insurance deductible from a staggering $5,000 to a low of $500 but more than doubles their monthly premiums, from $73 for a single employee to $173. […]