Early morning wreck injures 2 on I-22 near Peppertown

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -A spokesperson for Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed a wreck on Interstate 22 near the Peppertown exit injured two people. The wreck, happening just after 5 a.m. Saturday, involved three vehicles. MHP spokesman Jason Roe said two of the vehicles involved were 18-wheelers. Roe said two people suffered from injuries due to …

Silver Alert canceled for Simpson County man

Update 11/03/19 7:27 a.m. According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Silver Alert for Charles Rice was canceled Sunday morning.  He was located, and the state agency directed all questions to the Magee Police Department. The original article is below. SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for 45-year-old …

Crash leads police to missing teen, escapee in Alabama

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A registered sex offender who scaled a jail wall to escape was recaptured after a car wreck Monday, and authorities said he was accompanied by a teenage girl who disappeared the day after he broke out. John Kaleb Gillespie, 30, was arrested following a crash on Interstate 459 in suburban Birmingham, …

Secretary of State: More than 58,000 absentee ballots requested for general election

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – More than 58,000 Mississippians requested absentee ballots for Tuesday’s general election. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, Circuit clerks’ offices have received back 51,318 absentee ballots. Open this link for general voting information. This past Saturday was the deadline for in-person absentee voting. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by …

More than a week after Tropical Storm Olga, Alcorn County continues cleanup

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) – More than a week after Tropical Storm Olga left widespread debris and damage in north Mississippi, the cleanup continues in one of the hardest-hit areas – Alcorn County. “We had an ice storm in ‘94 and it wasn’t nothing compared to this,” Stacey Stone said. “It was just overwhelming.” He said the …