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House Resurrects Texting-While-Driving Ban

Updated: 02/06/2015 - Members of the Mississippi House are going ahead with a ban on texting and social media use while driving, after killing a similar bill in the closing moments of the 2014 legislative session.

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Boys and Girls Club Reacts to Council Vote

Updated: 02/06/2015 - Executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi, Ricky Hood, talks about his feelings on the Meridian City Council voting no on a contract that would have provided funds for the club.

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Willis Sentenced for Having Sexual Contact with Child

Updated: 02/06/2015 - 25-year-old Aaron Grant Willis, of Heidelberg, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for having sexual contact with a minor under the age of 12.

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Kemper County Shooting Arrest

Updated: 02/06/2015 - Kemper County investigators are looking into a shooting case where the victim is also charged with being one of the gunmen. It's an investigation that started in Kemper County, and has spread to Noxubee and Lauderdale counties.

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MDA Honors Quitman Mayor

Updated: 02/05/2015 - Mayor Eddie Fulton of Quitman was honored Thursday by the Mississippi Development Authority for his efforts to get ultra-high speed Internet for the city.

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Free Clinic of Meridian Receives Grant

Updated: 02/05/2015 - The Free Clinic of Meridian received a grant totaling $17,805 from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation to be used purchasing much needed medical equipment and supplies.

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Mississippi Inmate Wins New Sentencing Hearing

Updated: 02/05/2015 - The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Terry Hye, Jr., resentenced. He was 16 when convicted of capital murder in Jackson County.

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Vietnam Veterans' Celebration

Updated: 02/05/2015 - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the official start of the Vietnam War. Local veterans will be honored Mar. 28 in Meridian.

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Bill to Limit A.G.'s Power to Sue Fails

Posted: 02/04/2015 - Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers.

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Murder Trial Rescheduled

Updated: 02/04/2015 - The trial of three people accused in a murder on Mississippi's Choctaw Reservation has been pushed back to next month.

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Meridian Sewer System on EPA Radar

Updated: 02/04/2015 - The city of Meridian is being accused by the federal government of multiple violations of the Clean Water Act in connection with the city's sewer system.

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MPD Calls in Bomb Squad

Updated: 02/05/2015 - Detective Dareall Thompson of the Meridian Police Department has confirmed that the object initially found on B street Wednesday was a pipe bomb.

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