Mother of suspected kidnapper arrested

March 28, 2017 in News, The Buzz

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) – The mother of a suspected kidnapper has been arrested after police said she aided his crimes. WLBT-TV ( ) reports Phyllis Boyd was arrested Monday, hours […]

Around Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ban on armed civilians in courthouses

July 24, 2014 in News, The Buzz

The Associated Press Here are some news and notes around Mississippi this morning: — In Oxford, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has repealed a local ban on armed civilians […]

Sex offender gets life sentence in slaying of Brandon neighbor

October 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life plus 55 years in prison in the 2012 strangling death of a Brandon woman that prompted state lawmakers to pass new legislation for dealing with some convicted sex offenders.

Authorities say Cortrell Rose, 32, used a fake Jackson address to register as a sex offender after being released from prison last year, but was living next door to 59-year-old Lenora Patsy Edhegard in Brandon when he broke in and killed her…

Mom stops son from robbing store with toy gun

July 6, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land BRANDON – A convenience store robbery was halted Thursday morning when the suspect’s mom intervened and made him leave the store. The robbery attempt was reported at […]

Suspect identified in Madison shooting

June 12, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Victim shot twice in the leg Madison police have identified the suspected gunman in a Friday night shooting. Chief Gene Waldrop […]

Voted off ‘Idol,’ contestant Skylar remains upbeat

May 10, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, The Buzz

By Monica Land JACKSON – ‘American Idol’ kicks off tonight with one less singer, but 18-year-old Brandon country rocker, Skylar Laine, said she has no regrets. The Mississippi native was […]

Another One Bites The Dust: Skylar Laine still standing on ‘Idol’

April 30, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

From Media Reports LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Another one bit the dust, but this one wasn’t hard to see coming. After two weeks of shocking elimination episodes, “American Idol” took […]

Family happily sacrifices as Skylar soars on ‘American Idol’

April 9, 2012 in Entertainment, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

BRANDON – (AP) Every week on Fox’s American Idol, a contestant performs, the celebrity judges critique, and a camera shows families’ reactions. The 17 million people watching the broadcasts probably […]