University of Louisville to remove Confederate monument

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials say a Confederate monument will be removed from near the University of Louisville campus. University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Friday that the monument at Third Street would be taken down and moved to another yet-to-be determined location. Officials said in a statement that the monument would be disassembled and…

Mugshots : Madison County : 04/28/16 – 04/29/16

1/17Alexis BeasleyAssault 2/17Amanda AdamsViolation of Community Corrections 3/17Chase KempSimple Domestic Assault 4/17Daniel HallAggravated Domestic Assault, Interfere with Emergency Call (911 Calls) 5/17Jacob McgrawSimple Possession/Casual Exchange, Failure to Exercise Due Care 6/17James IngramViolation of Probation 7/17Jaycent CoxFailure to Appear 8/17John RussellFailure to Appear 9/17Juanita EatonViolation of Community Corrections 10/17Kaylon WilliamsViolation of Parole, Evading Arrest, Failure to Appear 11/17Lorenzo BowersViolation of Probation…

WEATHER UPDATE

AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL PROVIDE SEVERAL CHANCES  FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON FRIDAY AND LASTING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN.  TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE UPPER 70S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 60S. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA BY LATE SUNDAY WHICH WILL RESULT IN BELOW…

Woman indicted in Moss Point double shooting

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – A 28-year-old Pascagoula woman is facing two felony charges in a shooting in Moss Point that wounded a man and woman. A Jackson County grand jury indicted Brittney Shilon Patton this week on two counts of aggravated assault. She has pleaded not guilty and is free awaiting trial on a total bond of $40,000. The Sun…

Officials vote Boyle County-wide ‘dog’ ordinance into law

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Boyle County-wide “dog” ordinance has been voted into law following months of discussion and several revisions. The Advocate-Messenger reports the magistrates unanimously approved the ordinance’s second reading Tuesday. It’ll cover the entire county after a city dog ordinance was repealed several weeks ago. The new ordinance imposes stricter regulations for those who abuse animals; provides…

Natchez school district to pay $127K to former principal

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – The Natchez-Adams School District will pay about $127,500 to a former principal, who successfully sued the district for wrongful termination. The district’s insurance company will pay the remainder of the $625,000 settlement. Last year, a federal civil jury ruled the district, former superintendent Frederick Hill and former deputy superintendent Tanisha Smith culpable for creating a hostile…

Tennessee ACLU, family sue over teen solitary confinement

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has joined a lawsuit against the Department of Children’s Services and the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center to end the use of solitary confinement for children. The Tennessean reports that Monday, a federal judge ordered the release of a 15-year-old with developmental disabilities who had been placed in isolation…

Tractor trailer overturns in Crockett County

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.–An 18-wheeler has overturned on Highway 412. in Crockett County. That crash happened at around 6:00 a.m. Friday. Police say the driver of the truck was trapped inside for a time, but has since been rescued. Investigators say the driver was able to communicate after the rescue. Highway 412 was closed for about 45 minutes due to the…

Contractor’s public-corruption sentencing delayed again

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Sentencing is expected to be delayed a fourth time for a Mississippi contractor, who admitted conspiring to bribe two public officials, because the prosecutor on the case, longtime Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan, is retiring. The Sun Herald reports Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams filed the request for a sentencing delay in U.S. District Court, saying…

Police: Suspect jumps off 50-foot bridge during police chase

PEARL, Miss. (AP) – The Pearl Police Department has arrested a man they say jumped off a bridge to evade authorities. Captain Brian McGarity says officials arrested 20-year-old Romello Shance James on felony fleeing charges after the long police chase. McGarity says the incident began Wednesday night after an officer tried to pull over the suspect. He says the suspect…