JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An airport worker who flew a stolen airplane erratically over north Mississippi and threatened to crash into a Walmart is now facing federal charges on top of state ones.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with stealing a plane that he didn't know how to land will remain behind bars, denied bond by a judge who took a dim view of his lawyer's promise that he wouldn't take off again.
RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — An airport worker who knew how to take off but not land stole a small airplane Saturday and threatened to crash it into a Walmart, circling for five hours over unnerved Mississippians before ending the flight safely in a soybean field where police arrested him.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Sunday to the 2019 death of his girlfriend's 6-year-old son.
Joshua Lewis Oakley, 31, of Tupelo, was going to face the possibility of the death penalty in a capital murder trial that was set to begin Monday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death and a new movie reawakens international interest in the singer.
BELDEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life.
Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo suburb of Belden.
OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in the northeast part of the state.
Jasper Michael Wagner, 56, of Tupelo, entered the plea onTuesday before U.S.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Renasant Corp. (RNST) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $39.7 million.
The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 72 cents per share.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Cadence Bank (CADE) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $127 million.
The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 68 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 73 cents per share.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — There is a prayer Tanya Britton has said in the hazy first moments of morning and in the stillness of the night. She’s said it on her knees before her church’s gold tabernacle and slumped in the embrace of her living room sofa.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities have charged a driver in a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist.
A 58-year-old man was charged Saturday with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in Tupelo, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The state crime lab has confirmed that human remains found last month are those of a Mississippi woman missing since August.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Pearl confirmed the remains are of Lori Ann Cockrell, 58.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown is planning to welcome tourists from around the world to celebrate his rock ‘n’ roll legacy.
The 24th Tupelo Elvis Festival takes place Wednesday through June 12, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — On a day that many state and local government offices were closed for Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi, protesters on Monday said the state needs to stop commemorating the Confederacy.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Renasant Corp. (RNST) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $33.5 million.
The Tupelo, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 60 cents per share.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Cadence Bank (CADE) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $114.9 million.
The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 60 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 65 cents per share.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A man died during the weekend after a fight at a north Mississippi restaurant, authorities said.
News outlets reported that officers responded to a call early Saturday about an assault at Steele's Dive in Tupelo.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Technology donations are giving a boost to a nonprofit organization that provides education programs for Hispanic residents in northeast Mississippi.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Voters in a north Mississippi school district have approved an $8 million bond issue to pay for renovation of some existing buildings and construction of new facilities for extracurricular activities.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mayor Todd Jordan has announced his choice for Tupelo’s next fire chief.
Jordan named Kelly Elliott, a fire chief at the 172nd Airlift Wing in Thompson Field in Jackson, last week to lead the Tupelo Fire Department, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The furniture market is returning to the northern city of Tupelo after a pandemic-related hiatus.
The Daily Journal reports that the Tupelo Furniture Market will host the industry trade show starting on Wednesday and ending on Friday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — One of the main suppliers of wholesale electricity in north Mississippi says it is uncertain whether it can provide power to facilities that grow marijuana for medical use.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Staff at a north Mississippi health system is experiencing more stress now than at any other time during the pandemic, officials said.
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami early Tuesday after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument, police said.
Aaquil Brown, who performs under the name Slim Jxmmi in the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, faces a misdemeanor battery charge.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a woman was arrested and charged after sending a fake fax that she hoped would get her boyfriend released from jail.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The search for a Mississippi man reported missing last week ended when his body was found near a state park.
The family of Charles “Mutton” Garner, 47, of Plantersville, said they last saw him Jan.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former FBI agent is the new police chief for the city of Tupelo.
John Quaka was officially sworn into the post Monday by Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Jay Weir, news outlets reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A board of supervisors in north Mississippi is requesting that the state Legislature dedicate stretches of highway to a former sheriff and Korean and Vietnam war veterans.
Under the proposal, the intersection of Auburn Road and Interstate 22 would memorialize late Lee County sheriff Harold Ray Presley.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi could reopen by the end of the year, after being closed for repairs since early October.
The parkway's maintenance chief, Greg Smith, told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the project’s contractor has until Jan.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple is planning to bring their food truck to tornado-slammed Kentucky to serve families on Christmas.
Tupelo restaurant owners Johnny Cook and Jennifer Brignac started a food truck four years ago to feed first responders and victims after disasters.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi school district has opened a new career and technical center offering instruction in culinary arts, advanced manufacturing and other trades.
Students and staff held a ribbon cutting on Thursday for the $8 million Lee County Career & Technical Education Center in Tupelo.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A longtime FBI agent is preparing to become the new police chief in a northern Mississippi city.
The Tupelo City Council voted Tuesday to confirm John Quaka, who was nominated by Mayor Todd Jordan.
AMORY, Miss. (AP) — A former Amory School District administrator is returning to lead the northeastern Mississippi-based district.
Brian Jones will replace Ken Byars who resigned in September to pursue educational consulting in the private sector.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A first-term mayor in north Mississippi says he is nominating an FBI agent to become police chief.
Tupelo Mayor Todd Jordan said in a statement Thursday that he will ask the City Council to confirm his nominee, John Quaka, during a meeting next week, news outlets reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A downtown Tupelo neighborhood has joined the National Register of Historic Places.
Advocates learned about the designation in late September, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A post office in Tupelo now bears the name of an Air Force colonel who was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly a decade.
During his captivity, Carlyle “Smitty” Harris wrote a letter to his wife, Louise, that ended up at the same post office, the Daily Journal reports.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A pair of historic buildings in downtown Tupelo could be demolished soon.
City officials say the two North Spring Street structures, one of them being the Jefferson Davis Hotel, are a danger to the public.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An Elvis Presley enthusiast who has helped promote the late singer's ties to his Mississippi hometown will take over as head of a memorial foundation in Tupelo.
Roy Turner was named executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, which oversees the Presley birthplace site, news outlets reported Monday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi is settling a lawsuit brought by a white former police lieutenant who said he was moved within the department to prevent a Black subordinate’s promotion.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court in Mississippi has ruled against a man who said he was denied his constitutional right to e speedy trial.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The family of a World War II veteran from Mississippi who was among the first Black men to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps received the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his service.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Two banks with branches in the southern U.S. announced Friday that they have completed their merger.
Cadence Bancorporation merged into BancorpSouth Bank, and the surviving company, BancorpSouth, was renamed Cadence Bank, the company said in a news release.
PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager.
Jacoby Samaji O’Neal, 20, of Belden, was sentenced Friday in Lee County Circuit Court, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A sharp increase in the number of sheltered animals threatens the financial survival of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, according to the nonprofit organization’s leadership.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former community college administrator and a furniture business employee in Mississippi are facing fraud charges amid accusations that they misused public money intended to train people for jobs, the state auditor says.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city council member and a local Democratic leader in Mississippi have pleaded not guilty to a charge accusing them of violating a state law against raffles to encourage voting.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo was set to close Monday and will likely be closed through the end of the year.
A detour from McCullough Boulevard (milepost 262) north to Highway 145 (milepost 266) is the second phase of a road work project, the Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer in North Mississippi accused of stealing from suspects has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor theft charges in federal court.
Dustin Rambo also pleaded guilty this week to a charge of lying to a federal agent, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Restaurants in Tupelo can now start serving some alcohol products earlier in the day.