Local veterans honored at Tupelo ceremony

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Across north Mississippi, many communities held events on Monday to honor local heroes on Veterans Day.  In Tupelo, people came together Monday morning at Veterans Park.  The ceremony honored those who have served in all branches of the military.  One local veteran said he’s thankful the community recognizes the sacrifices made …

Local store owner searches for stolen truck, equipment

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Tupelo Police need help finding a truck that was stolen from the parking lot at Scruggs Farm, Lawn and Garden. The store’s surveillance system caught some of it on camera. “We had some robbers come in here and took our gates down and stole a lawnmower and stole our 40-foot flatbed trailer …

Ole Miss backtracks on conservative speaker’s cancellation

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi says a lecture by a conservative journalist is back on after initially being cancelled. The Oxford Eagle reports Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss will speak in the university’s student union on Wednesday. The talk was originally set to be inside the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, but …

September shooting suspect in custody, per Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A suspect from a September shooting is now in custody. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Devierre Outlaw is in the Oktibbeha County jail. The suspect had been wanted in connection to a shooting that happened on Sept. 28 on Gleason Drive. Previous Article – Shooting suspect wanted in Oktibbeha County The …

Mississippi Democrat Espy to run again for US Senate in 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he’s running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state’s painful racial history. “I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi and the United States,” …

Cast of “Days Of Our Lives” released from contracts

The entire cast of the daytime drama “Days Of Our Lives” are being released from their contracts, Deadline reports. “As first reported by TVLine, the soap will go an indefinite hiatus at the end of the month,” reads Deadline.com. The cost-cutting move comes during the usual renewal window between NBC and the soap’s distributor Sony Pictures …