One Killed, Many Injured in Jasper Tornado

Damage in Louin from Sunday night tornado  Most of the storms Mississippi has been dealing with since last week have been packing straight-line winds.  But last night, the weather system that’s been locked into the state produced an outbreak of tornadoes.  And it looks like... Read More.

Carthage Police Department Searching for Burglar

Oishi Japanese Express located on Hwy 16 West in Carthage was broken into just before 1 am on Thursday, December 15th.Carthage Police Department tells Kicks96 News that it appears the burglar (pictured) threw a rock at the glass door, causing it to shatter.  The... Read More.

Early Morning Truck Trailer Fire in Lena Area

An 18wheeler fire was reported early this morning in the Lena area.Carthage Fire Department and Volunteers were dispatched to Hwy 25 near Drysdale Rd just after 3 am Friday.A representative of Carthage Fire Department told Kicks96 News that it was a FedEx truck with... Read More.

Early Morning Disturbances in Leake County

On Wednesday at 2:07am, CPD was requested to a residence on Graham Street where the caller said two people were fighting in the bedroom.At 3:21am, officers were requested to a residence on Highway 35 North for a disturbance where the caller advised that the... Read More.

Leake Academy to dismiss early due to weather

Leake Academy is releasing classes early today due to weather.Kindergarten classes will be let out at 11:50 am.Elementary car riders will release at noon.Elementary bus riders and 7th - 12th grade classes will release at at 12:30.Additionally, all after school/extracurricular activities are cancelled.Information on... Read More.

Deer hunting: Early velvet season for bucks set

Deer hunters in Mississippi will have a chance to harvest a buck in velvet during the state’s first early archery hunt in September.The season is set for Sept. 16-18. Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks,... Read More.

Early Morning House Fire in Carthage Today

12:17 a.m. – Leake County Deputies responded to a call reporting two suspicious people on Thaggard Road in the Madden area.2:21 a.m. – Leake County Deputies were alerted to a horse in the roadway on Hopoca Road off HWY 35 North.4:02 a.m. – Carthage... Read More.