TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city attorney in northern Mississippi is still driving legally, despite being charged with drunken driving in December.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi authorities rescued a man clinging to a tree and another man and his 4-year-old child from the roof of a submerged pickup truck as heavy rains caused flooding in the...
SUMRALL, Miss. (AP) — A trial is being delayed for a Mississippi man charged in the hit-and-run deaths of two volunteer firefighters.
The Hattiesburg American reports 33-year-old Brandon...
RICHTON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of chickens were killed and a highway was blocked for hours when a tractor-trailer carrying live birds overturned in south Mississippi.
Mississippi woman arrested for stealing trooper’s puppy
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A 22-year-old Mississippi woman faces charges for allegedly stealing a 7-month-old pit bull puppy outside its owner's home.
Mississippi motorcyclist dies after hit by state trooper
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi motorcyclist has died after he hit a sheriff's cruiser, was thrown onto the road, and was then hit by a Mississippi Highway Patrol...
Trooper charged in Mississippi crash that killed athlete
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi state trooper has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in connection with a 2017 crash that killed a former track and field athlete at Mississippi State University.
Local news outlets report Oktibbeha County grand jurors indicted officer Kyle Lee on Jan. 10 on a single count of culpable negligence manslaughter. He was released on $5,000 bail Thursday.
Standoff with machete-wielding trucker ends without injury
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — An interstate highway through Mississippi was shut down for hours Wednesday after a truck driver with a machete sparked a standoff with police, but the incident ended without injuries when he was finally arrested.
The standoff ended about 1:35 p.m. and Interstate 10 in Mississippi reopened soon afterward, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said.
The Latest: Standoff ends with machete-wielding trucker
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on standoff that shut down part of Interstate 10 in Mississippi (all times local):
A standoff has ended between Mississippi authorities and a truck driver armed with a machete.
News outlets report officers used tear gas to get the suspect out of the truck. Information has not been released on the charges he will face.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says there were no injuries.
Mississippi man uses ATV to pull truck, is charged with DUI
MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is charged with drunken driving after using his all-terrain vehicle to try to pull his pickup truck off a highway.
The Daily Leader reports 21-year-old Trenton Blackmon of Natchez was driving his pickup Saturday night when it ran out of gas on U.S. Highway 84 near Monticello.
Officials: No favor sought for attorney after DUI arrest
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of northeast Mississippi's largest city says he and other officials didn't try to shield the city attorney from a drunk-driving arrest.
5 die on Mississippi roads during New Year’s holiday
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says at least five people died on the state's roads during the New Year's holiday.
Capt. Johnny Poulos said in a news release Tuesday that 27 other people were hurt in wrecks from 12:01 a.m. Monday until midnight Tuesday.
Poulos said troopers investigated 92 crashes in the two-day period. Troopers also issued more than 2,450 citations and made 48 drunken driving arrests.
Report: Senator’s blood alcohol was almost twice legal limit
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi lawmaker registered a blood alcohol level of almost twice the legal limit after his Dec. 19 drunken driving arrest.
Top Mississippi state lawmaker charged with 2nd offense DUI
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi state senator has been charged with drunken driving after authorities said his truck went into a ditch.
State Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton was found uninjured Wednesday night by a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper near Starkville, authorities said.
Burton was taken to jail and charged with DUI second offense and failure to maintain proper lane. Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said the 62-year-old was subsequently released on $992 bail.
Woman in multi-state car chase arrested during stop for gas
YORK, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who led authorities on a car chase into Alabama has been arrested while stopping to get gas.
Mississippi man arrested in highway patrol cruiser theft
DECATUR, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of stealing a Mississippi Highway Patrol cruiser has been arrested.
WTOK-TV reports that Sean Patrick Sharp was arrested Sunday in Decatur and handed over to the U.S. Marshals.
Sharp is accused of stealing the highway patrol car in Simpson County on Nov. 21.
Police chase results in 1 death, 2 in custody
BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman is dead and two Florida women are in custody after a police chase across north Mississippi led to a fatal wreck.
WREG-TV reports the Mississippi Highway Patrol says Lisa Gay of Batesville, Mississippi was killed in the crash in Byhalia.
5 die in wrecks on Mississippi highways over Thanksgiving
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Five people have died in wrecks on Mississippi highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Capt. Johnny Poulos says that on Saturday, 61-year-old George Henyard Jr. of Morgan City, Louisiana, got his foot stuck in the tire of all-terrain vehicle on which he was riding. Henyard was taken by helicopter to a Jackson hospital and later died.
Crash victims were from North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama
LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released the names of three people killed in a five-vehicle crash Thanksgiving Day.
Highway Patrol Capt. Johnny Poulos said Friday they were 48-year-old Shelley E. Rose of Asheville, North Carolina; 23-year-old Jada J. Bright of Picayune, Mississippi; and 45-year-old Evans Vincent of Albertville, Alabama.
2 people dead, 3 people hurt in Mississippi crash
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Two people have been killed and three others hurt in a crash in Mississippi.
Cpl. Kervin Stewart with the Mississippi Highway Patrol told news outlets that the wreck happened late Sunday night on U.S. 49 in Rankin County.
The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis
The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local):
A Mississippi official is identifying two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee.
DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders says the dead are 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin, both of Huntsville, Alabama.
The two women died after a tour bus operated by Teague VIP Express overturned on Interstate 269 in Byhalia, about 35 miles (southeast of Memphis.
Louisiana high school teacher dies in Mississippi car crash
WESSON, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana high school music teacher has been killed in a car crash in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells news outlets in a statement 52-year-old Lesli Wood died Monday at the scene of the collision.
Murder suspect in trooper shooting released
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been released from jail.
Attorneys for Troy Anthony Eaton, 43, of Rienzi, said their client was released Friday shortly after Tippah County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth set bond at $200,000 on the capital murder charge and $100,000 on an attempted murder charge.
Police: Mississippi man, 22, dies after brief chase
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say a 22-year-old man died when his car hit a tree after a brief police chase. News outlets identify him as Brandon Perry of Columbus.
Starkville police say the chase began when a car drove through a Mississippi Highway Patrol checkpoint late Saturday.
Troopers use rollover simulator in warning to wear seatbelts
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi routinely leads the country in teen traffic fatalities, a fact that law enforcement and family groups are working to battle.
Texting and other distractions can be a part of that, as can speed and drinking. Many cases come from road hazards and other vehicles, too, but one thing increases the risk of death or serious injury in all of those kinds of wrecks: Not wearing a seatbelt.
Mississippi child dies after being hit by truck
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi child has died after being hit by a truck while he was trying to board a school bus.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells WTVA-TV that 9-year-old Dalen Thomas was struck Wednesday morning in Lee County. The Baldwyn Elementary School student died after being taken by helicopter to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Man wanted in Georgia hit-and-run is held in Mississippi
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man who's being held in a Mississippi jail could be sent to Georgia, where he's a suspect in a July hit-and-run crash that caused multiple injuries and killed an unborn child.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Nicolas Alonzo-Ramos was in a van that was stopped by a state trooper Thursday on Interstate 20 in the metro Jackson area.
Coroner offers a few details in shooting death of trooper
RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper appears to have been standing outside a vehicle on Sept. 30, while the person who shot him was sitting inside the vehicle's passenger side.
The Latest: Funeral held for slain Mississippi trooper
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on funerals of law enforcement officers in Mississippi (all times local):
Colleagues are remembering a slain Mississippi trooper as a brave man who loved family and enjoyed laughing at jokes.
2 horses killed, driver injured after crash in Mississippi
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says two horses have died after a vehicle crashed into them on a road.
MHP spokesman Chase Elkins says the car was traveling north Thursday morning when it crashed into the two horses in the road. News outlets report the crash in Hancock County caused the vehicle to go off road and then hit a power pole.
Funeral set for Mississippi trooper killed while off duty
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A funeral is set for a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper who was shot to death while he was off duty.
Magnolia Funeral Home says services for Kenneth "Josh" Smith are 2 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Arena in Corinth.
The 32-year-old trooper died early Sunday in an isolated area near the Hatchie River in northeastern Mississippi, near Walnut.
Sheriff’s deputy in Mississippi involved in truck crash
WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer rig has struck a sheriff's deputy's car.
Troopers say a rig struck a Wayne County deputy's cruiser on U.S. Highway 84 where the officer was conducting traffic control for a driveway repaving operation at a chemical company around 7:45 a.m. Monday.
Patrol spokesman Travis Luck told WDAM-TV that no one was hurt.
Driver dies after hitting school bus in north Mississippi
SARDIS, Miss. (AP) — A driver has died after rear-ending a school bus on a north Mississippi highway.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells WREG-TV that the wreck happened Wednesday morning on Mississippi 315 in Panola County.
The bus driver and 15 children on the South Panola school district bus were not hurt.
4 die in crashes on Mississippi roads over Labor Day weekend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people died on highways over Labor Day weekend.
Capt. Johnny Poulos says two people died Friday when a driver went the wrong way on Interstate 22 in Union County. That driver, 48-year-old Jerome Young of Nettleton, died. So did a second driver, 79-year-old Mervyn Epsman of Warrior, Alabama. Both died before they could be taken to a hospital.
2 in car dead after hitting school bus in north Mississippi
SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — Two north Mississippi residents are dead after their car hit a school bus.
WHBQ-TV reports that Darrell Sayles and Tara Davis died Wednesday afternoon when they hit the bus on Mississippi Highway 4 west of Senatobia. Both are said to be from DeSoto County, but no ages or cities of residence have been released.
HAZLEHURST, Miss. (AP) — Two truck drivers are dead after a head-on collision in southwest Mississippi.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells local news outlets that an empty log truck hit a gravel truck on Mississippi 28 near Hazlehurst on Tuesday morning.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been killed after her car plunged off an interstate bridge and into the Pascagoula River.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that a semi-trailer ran into the back of the woman's Nissan Sentra, sending it over the side of the bridge and into the water on Sunday.
The Highway Patrol identified the woman as 55-year-old Ladonna Rich of Lucedale. Authorities say the semi was driven by a 27-year-old man from Miami Springs, Florida.
2 killed in southern Mississippi crash
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Officials say two people were killed when their vehicle tried to cross a Jackson County highway.
A spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Chase Elkins, says in a press release that an 89-year-old man and his female passenger died in the crash.
Elkins says it appears the two were in a Ford Ranger that was trying to drive across Mississippi 63 when they were struck by a Dodge Ram.
POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A woman and three children killed in a Saturday wreck that critically injured three others have been identified.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol said Monday that the deceased are 46-year-old Phenicia Chambers, 11-year-old Sa'Mya Magee, 5-year-old Bryson Poole and 11-year-old Me'Ori Sanjaya Le'Gier.
HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) — A Chickasaw County grand jury has indicted a former Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper in connection to a fatal crash in early March.
The crash happened on March 8 in Chickasaw County. It involved a car and an MHP-issued SUV.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it has all available troopers working during the Fourth of July holiday.
The two-day enforcement period is Tuesday and Wednesday.
Patrol spokesman Johnny Poulos says checkpoints are being set up to find drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is paying $500,000 in a lawsuit over a fatal wreck that happened when a state trooper was driving fast on a dark highway without his blue lights flashing.
The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. on May 7, 2017, killing Kaelin Kersh, 22, a Mississippi State University track athlete who had just graduated. She was a front-seat passenger in a Toyota Corolla that was struck by a patrol car on Highway 182 near Starkville.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One person has died in a wreck on Mississippi highways during the Memorial Day holiday period.
REDWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has died after his car ran off the road and was submerged in water.
Mason Cummings, a 20-year-old Vicksburg resident, had been missing since Friday.
Local media report friends of Cummings found his 2012 Honda Accord submerged on Sunday off Mississippi 465 north of Redwood.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its incoming cadet training class.
The state's Department of Public Safety says the program trains cadets on Mississippi law and investigation methods, and other law enforcement skills such as first aid and firearms use. Cadets are also physically trained.
PRAIRIE, Miss. (AP) — Three people are dead after a fiery wreck on a northeast Mississippi highway.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed tells local media that a car was traveling north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 45 Alternate and collided with a car going south on the four-lane highway.
The crash happened after 8 p.m. Tuesday in Monroe County, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) north of West Point.
County supervisor charged with DUI, careless driving
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a county supervisor in Mississippi has been charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Master Sgt. Ray Hall tell news outlets that District 1 Prentiss County Supervisor James Plaxico was arrested at a safety checkpoint north of Corinth on U.S. Highway 45 on Saturday around 10:30 p.m.
UTICA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say three people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that involved a log truck.
WAPT-TV cites a news release from the Mississippi Highway Patrol that says a Mississippi Department of Transportation road crew had slowed to pick up warning signs along the highway on Monday afternoon, which led to a chain reaction.
Mississippi Highway Patrol investigates fatal crash
HURLEY, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is looking into a crash that claimed the lives of two drivers.
The Sun Herald reports that the fatal crash just east of Hurley from Thursday morning killed both drivers and injured three children.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man serving a life prison sentence in the shooting death of a Mississippi state trooper in the early 1980s has died.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections says 66-year-old Otis Lee Fairley died Friday at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Fairley was convicted of homicide/murder in the 1981 New Year's Eve killing of Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper 1st Class Billy M. Langham.