Picayune Item Staff, Author at Magnolia State Live

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Mississippi man has cat to thank for helping escape house fire

A man was injured in a house fire last week but was able to escape after his cat awoke him to the flames. Pearl River ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:42 pm

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Former Mississippi coach, vintage Mustang enthusiast shot during Cruising the Coast

A long-time coach at Picayune Memorial High School, 62-year-old Jerry Todd, was enjoying a day at Cruising the Coast when he was struck by a ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Friday, October 8, 2021 9:02 pm

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Woman charged with arson after police say she doused her closet with gasoline and set it on fire

A Mississippi woman was charged with arson on Monday after she allegedly doused a closet in her house with gasoline and set it on fire. ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:52 pm

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He admitted to setting his ex-girlfriend on fire three years ago; now he wants out of prison; here’s what the court said about that

A Mississippi man who admitted to kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and setting her on fire in 2017 now thinks his double life sentences in prison with ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 4:10 pm

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It took 2 stolen cars, a 15 mile chase through rural Mississippi before officers were able to make arrest

A Mississippi man went on a spree of breaking traffic laws that included the theft of two vehicles and borrowing another from a family member. ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:21 am

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Mississippi counterfeit check investigation leads to child porn arrest

What started as a call for counterfeit checks ended with the suspect also being arrested for possessing child porn. Picayune Police Assistant Chief James Bolton ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:15 am

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Mississippi city says state law required Confederate signs be put back up

Signs denoting a local civic club that uses the Confederate Battle flag as its logo and a sign describing the history of local Confederate Companies ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Friday, May 14, 2021 4:13 pm

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Police say Mississippi teen walked into crowd of kids, told them to run and then started firing

A 13-year-old has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting of three other juveniles that occurred Sunday afternoon at the Grande Oak apartments ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:06 pm

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This Mississippi woman vanished one year ago, but investigators remain hopeful they will find her

A year has passed since Lumberton area resident Rebecca Reid was reported missing, but investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department have kept the ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:05 pm

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Authorities: Mississippi county may hold clues to girl’s remains found in 55-gallon drum ten years ago in New Hampshire

Authorities say residents of a south Mississippi county may be able to provide clues to the identity of the remains of a young girl found ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:28 am

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