JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death in Mississippi for the 2023-2024 flu season. Pediatric deaths are defined as deaths of individuals under 18 years of age.Including this reported death, there have... Read More.
FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON: A Bogue Chitto woman pleaded guilty on May 11, 2023, to the murder of a tribal member on the Choctaw Indian Reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent... Read More.
Attala County has recorded its 125th COVID-19 death. The State Health Department isn't saying when the latest death occurred but says it was identified during a review of death certificate reports dating back to Jan. 14. The number of new COVID cases in the... Read More.
FROM NESHOBA COUNTY SHERIFF ERIC CLARK:On Friday, March 3, 2023, Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office responded to 11852 Highway 16W for an emergency medical call. The caller stated that she had discharged her handgun and shot her boyfriend. She stated the .9mm SCCY handgun went... Read More.
Officials at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo say they're extending their “deepest sympathy” to the Presley family after the death of Elvis’ only child, Lisa Marie. Less than a week after attending a birthday celebration for her father in Memphis, she suffered cardiac... Read More.
The State Health Department, for the third time this month, is reporting a COVID-19 death in Attala County. That makes 123 since the pandemic began. Leake County has had 125 and Neshoba County 247, including one death reported this month. Since Dec. 12, there've... Read More.
The latest COVID deaths in Mississippi have pushed the total since the pandemic began past 13,000. In its latest update, the State Health Department reported 13 more deaths, some dating back to mid-October. Locally, Neshoba County has seen 246 deaths blamed on the virus,... Read More.
The overall COVID numbers in this part of central Mississippi were down by ten cases last week compared to the week before. The State Health Department reports a total of 29 new cases in Attala, Leake and Neshoba counties. But there's been another local... Read More.
For the first time since 2017, someone from Mississippi has died of West Nile virus. The State Health Department is reporting a death in Panola County. Only five other cases of the mosquito-transmitted disease have... Read More.
The State Health Department has identified another COVID-19 death in Neshoba County. It made the determination based on a review of death certificates that were issued between August 16th and September 14th. But there was a dramatic drop in the number of new COVID... Read More.
Another COVID death is being reported in Attala County. There’ve been a total of 118 since the pandemic began. The county has had 101 new cases of COVID since last week, in between the numbers in Neshoba County—154—and Leake County—88 new cases.
The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations (MBI) regarding the death of an inmate at the Neshoba County Detention Facility Sunday night, August 21, 2022. Inmate Raymond Murrell, 50, of 78 Gibson Road, Union, Ms., died Sunday... Read More.