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Gas Leak at Meridian Crossroads

Updated: 10/03/2007 - A natural gas leak caused some tense moments Wednesday morning at the construction site of the new Meridian Crossroads shopping center.

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Third Escapee Back in Custody

Updated: 10/03/2007 - The search for the last remaining escapee from the Newton County Jail ended Wednesday in Meridian.

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Smith Emphasizes What's to Come

Updated: 10/03/2007 - At his regular news conference, Meridian's mayor again offered reassurance to the public that some popular new restaurants will build in the city.

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Forbert Concert Thursday at Riley Center

Posted: 10/03/2007 - Tickets are still available for a benefit concert for LOVE's Kitchen on Thursday night, featuring singer-songwriter and Meridian native, Steve Forbert.

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Two Busts Made in York

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Two drug busts in York on Wednesday resulted in five arrests, all on drug-related charges.

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Third Newton Jail Escapee Caught

Updated: 10/03/2007 - The third suspect in a Tuesday jail escape in Newton County was apprehended Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. Christopher Stevens, Issac Nelson and James Thompson are in law enforcement custody.

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Five Charged with Health Care Fraud

Posted: 10/03/2007 - The FBI says five people are charged for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare with clinics throughout the state, including one in Meridian.

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State Auditor Candidates on Campaign Trail

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Mississippi will have a new state auditor for the first time in eleven years. State Sen. Stacey Pickering is running against a former employee of the state auditor's office, Mike Sumrall.

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Teacher Gets Help In Giving

Updated: 10/02/2007 - The dedication and compassion of a teacher at Witherspoon Elementary School was recognized Tuesday by OfficeMax.

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Mayor Says Rumors Untrue

Posted: 10/02/2007 - Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith Tuesday knocked down rumors that a couple of long-awaited restaurants won't be coming to Meridian.

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Natalee's Mother Releases Book

Posted: 10/02/2007 - Beth Holloway Twitty has written a book about the love and faith that sustained her during the search for her daughter, Natalee.

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Get Ready for Afterschool (Not) Idle

Updated: 10/02/2007 - The 2007 Afterschool (Not) Idle Singing Competition is coming soon. Meanwhile, the winner of the 2006 event is in Nashville to record a demo that was part of the prize package.

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One Escapee Caught, Another At Large

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Newton County authorities caught an escaped capital murder suspect shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. But Christopher Stevens, held on a probation violation, remains at large.

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Cyber Crime Unit Case Ends With Conviction

Cyber-crime

Posted: 10/02/2007 - The Mississippi Attorney General's Office says a Morton, Miss., resident has been convicted on child pornography charges through its Cyber Crime Unit.

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Damage Award Thrown Out

Posted: 10/02/2007 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has thrown out a $36 million award in a lawsuit over a life insurance policy.

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Hosemann Courts Local Support

Updated: 10/01/2007 - Meridian-area Republicans gathered Monday in support of Delbert Hosemann's bid to Mississippi's secretary of state.

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Franks, Bryant Point Fingers

Posted: 10/01/2007 - A failed state project has become an issue in the race for lieutenant governor of Mississippi.

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Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Get Break on Tag

Posted: 10/01/2007 - Lauderdale County supervisors have approved a break on vehicle tags for active duty military serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Tragic Collision Under Investigation

Updated: 10/01/2007 - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Meehan resident on Sunday.

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Brutal Assault Raises Concerns

Updated: 10/01/2007 - A Meridian woman was hospitalized after being beaten by a stranger who came to her door.

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It's Fair Week!

Posted: 10/01/2007 - The Queen City Fair is now underway at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.

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