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Hattiesburg police seek alleged driver in DUI crash

Hattiesburg Police have issued active arrest warrants for a man wanted in connection to a DUI crash. Edward Dewone Clark, 29, of Hattiesburg, has two active warrants for DUI negligence -resulting in death/disfigurement, in connection to a vehicle accident that occurred in the early morning hours on May 15 at Broadway Drive and Lincoln Road. … Read more

AS SEEN ON WLBT: Where is Alex Easterling?

EDITOR’S NOTE: We will have an in-depth look into this story later this week. Don’t miss it! The family of a missing Pickens man is hoping to find out what happened to him sooner than later. After a month of searching, Alex Easterling’s family fears the worst. It’s been a month since Ashley Martin filed … Read more

Rankin County criminal interdiction deputies arrest felon with a firearm

On Monday, a deputy with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Interstate Interdiction Unit attempted to made a traffic stop on a blue Nissan passenger car with a Florida tag for a traffic violation on U.S. Highway 49 south of Star. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, the driver of the Nissan immediately accelerated and attempted … Read more

Driver of alleged stolen car dead after running stop sign, crashing during police chase

A man is dead after he ran from police in a stolen vehicle, according to Byram Police Department. Chief David Errington said a BOLO went out looking for a stolen 2000 green Honda Accord, and a patrolman saw the vehicle and matched the tag at the intersection of Siwell and Terry Road. He tried to … Read more

Hattiesburg drug raid nets 45 lbs of methamphetamine

On Friday a joint law enforcement operation resulted in the arrest of two people involved in a Drug Trafficking Organization operating from California to Mississippi. Sergio Covarrubias, 36, and Salvador Medrano, 60, both of California, have been arrested on federal narcotics charges, and booked in a jurisdiction that houses federal inmates. Just after 8 p.m. … Read more

Columbia man arrested in sister’s fatal shooting, standoff

A Columbia man is behind bars after police say he killed his sister and initiated an 11-hour standoff. Keith C. Sandidge, 54, allegedly fatally shot his sister and shot at police multiple times Saturday. Police issued a statement via Facebook asking that residents in that area stay inside their homes during the standoff. A following … Read more

Batesville police investigating Springfest shooting

Another festival shooting, this one in North Mississippi. The Batesville Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night at the end of Springfest. Police say the suspect and victim know each other and were not from Panola County. The victim was transported to Oxford where they are reportedly in critical condition for a … Read more

UPDATE: MBI cancels Endangered/Missing Child Alert for Ocean Springs teen

UPDATE: UPDATE: The Endangered/missing child alert issued for Deandria Johnson has been canceled. She has been located and is safe. ORIGINAL POST: The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered / Missing Child Alert for 13-year-old Deandria Johnson of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Deandria Johnson is described as a black female, 5’9” … Read more