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Devaughn pleads guilty to capital murder in 30-year-old Starkville cold case

Michael Devaughn pleaded guilty late to the murder of Betty Jones of Starkville. A second charge of the sexual battery of Kathryn Crigler was dismissed.

Inmate serving 40 years for two sex crimes dies in state prison

Mississippi Department of Corrections said 64-year-old Roger Lynn Holliman died at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility Tuesday.

Calhoun County man accused of stealing vehicle, running over brother

Sheriff Greg Pollan says the incident started about 12:30 AM on Highway 341, just south of Vardaman.

Lowndes County man charged with child sex crime

30-year-old Randy Watkins is facing a molesting charge. Deputies say the investigation started in late July.

Baldwyn woman charged in connection with arson at a Lee Co. landmark

The fire happened about a week ago at Barnett Bridge on County Road 1213. That's in the Pratts Community.

Child Protection Services employee accused of child sex crimes

26-year-old Lauren Cavness was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, child exploitation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Sweet potato crops on pace for an average yield despite challenges

About a third of Mississippi's sweet potato crop is grown in Calhoun County, where MSU extension service agents say things look promising.

Former sheriff’s deputy accused of impersonating a police officer

A citation report filed reports that a Kentucky State Trooper pulled Terry Franklin over for speeding, near Elizabethtown.

Columbus man dies in single-car crash

Coroner Greg Merchant said the wreck happened just after dark in South Lowndes County Tuesday night.

Pickens County leaders make final push for 2020 Census

PICKENS COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - The deadline for the 2020 Census is just 20 days away, and folks in Alabama are pulling out all...

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Oktibbeha County man, Jerome Davis, facing several charges

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - An Oktibbeha County man is facing several charges after deputies found him with stolen guns. Jerome Davis is charged with...

Death investigation continues in Fulton, where police found a body

FULTON, Miss. (WCBI) - A death investigation continues in Fulton, where police say a body is found inside of a house. Police Chief Mitch Nabors...

Active weather pattern to continue

Several more weather makers will affect the region during the next week.

MSDH is reporting more than new 2,000 COVID-19 cases

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) - Mississippi's new COVID-19 case count soars above 2,000 once again. The state department of health is reporting 2,290 new cases and...