Tuesday, October 30 2012 6:33 AM EDT2012-10-30 10:33:47 GMT
OXFORD, MS - (WMC-TV) – For Sarah and John Wheat, the sport of lacrosse was their passion. Sarah helped start the women's club team at Ole Miss where she was the goalie. Sarah Wheat wore number 1 forMore >>
For Sarah and John Wheat, the sport of lacrosse was their passion. Sarah helped start the women's club team at Ole Miss where she was the goalie. Sarah Wheat wore number 1 for a reason. "She is our team. She's everything about our team," teammate and friend Rachel Zurheide said. More >>
Tuesday, October 30 2012 5:57 AM EDT2012-10-30 09:57:18 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Investigators are hoping answers will come in a toxicology report from the driver accused of hitting and killing two Ole Miss students. Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin says a warrant was obtainedMore >>
Investigators are hoping answers will come in a toxicology report from the driver accused of hitting and killing two Ole Miss students.More >>
Sunday, October 28 2012 1:27 AM EDT2012-10-28 05:27:36 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Around this time last year three Ole Miss students were killed in a car accident on Interstate 55. Saturday morning, many students say it was like déjà vu to learn about the death of two moreMore >>
The Lafayette County coroner confirmed 30-year-old John Wheat and his sister 24-year-old Sarah Wheat were killed Saturday at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 7. More >>
Saturday, October 27 2012 11:32 PM EDT2012-10-28 03:32:16 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Captain James Owens from the Oxford Police Department confirmed there was a multiple car collision this morning in Oxford involving two vehicles on highway 6. One fatality resulted from theMore >>
Two Ole Miss students died this morning after a two-vehicle crash in Oxford Saturday morning according to Lafayette County coroner.
(WMC-TV) - A mother wants justice in the death of her two children, who were killed in an accident in Oxford last year.
Frances Wheat filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man suspected of driving drunk, causing the crash that killed her kids. The lawsuit also names the man's parents.
Sarah and John Wheat died when police say John Howard Strickland, Jr. crossed the median and hit their car in late October 2012. Toxicology results showed alcohol and other illegal substances in his system.
Strickland is charged with two counts of aggravated DUI.
In the wrongful death lawsuit, Strickland's parents are also named as defendants because documents allege they entrusted their son with a vehicle knowing he had a previous DUI conviction from January 2012.
The Strickland's law firm in Jackson, Mississippi did not return Action News 5's phone calls on Friday, but in the response to the lawsuit, they denied the claims.
Strickland was recently indicted, but the case has not yet gone to trial.
Attorneys for both sides are expected to meet with a federal magistrate judge in July in federal court in Aberdeen.
John and Sarah were lacrosse players at Ole Miss. They are both buried in Lafayette County.
Wednesday, December 18 2013 8:53 AM EST2013-12-18 13:53:10 GMT
A picture helps keep a moment from running away. After losing his wife to lung cancer, a Cincinnati father re-created the pictures they took on their wedding day with the couple's 3-year-old daughter.More >>
A picture helps keep a moment from running away. After losing his wife to lung cancer, a Cincinnati father re-created the pictures they took on their wedding day with the couple's 3-year-old daughter. More >>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 6:53 AM EST2013-12-18 11:53:08 GMT
Students and even faculty members of the Moss Point School District are being accused of bullying and harassing a student, eventually driving her to leave the school last March.More >>
A civil rights organization has taken legal action against the Moss Point School District. On Tuesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal lawsuit against the district on behalf of a lesbian student. In March, WLOX reported that the SPLC asked the Moss Point School District to change its policies to protect students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Attorneys for the organization claim the school district has not met that request.More >>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 1:52 PM EST2013-12-18 18:52:33 GMT
CHANGSHA, CHINA (CNN) – Some doctors in china deserve a hand, er, round of applause, for a very creative surgery to save a man's life. A worker in a family workshop accidentally cut off his hand. DoctorsMore >>
Doctors in China save man's hand by attaching it to his ankle and calf.More >>
Tuesday, December 17 2013 2:04 PM EST2013-12-17 19:04:58 GMT
PETA has updated its latest opposition to the Hattiesburg Zoo's application for a permit to breed endangered animals. PETA claimed in recent comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the HattiesburgMore >>
PETA has updated its latest opposition to the Hattiesburg Zoo's application for a permit to breed endangered animals.More >>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 5:24 PM EST2013-12-18 22:24:41 GMT
HINDS COUNTY – Two Hinds County employees are seeking legal action against the county's Public Works Director, Carl Frelix, claiming he sexually harassed them on the job. Attorney Dale Danks with Danks,More >>
A notice of claim was filed in Hinds County for the two women against Frelix. The notice outlines the sexual harassment allegations; where and when they say it happened. More >>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 4:33 PM EST2013-12-18 21:33:30 GMT
Authorities are on the scene of a possible homicide in Southern Marion County. Initial reports from the scene indicate the body of a baby was found in a metal drum behind a residence off Highway 13 SouthMore >>
Marion county authorities have a suspect detained for questioning in regards to what appears to be the charred remains of a baby found in a steel barrel in the south part of the county.More >>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:25 AM EST2013-12-18 12:25:42 GMT
OAKLAND, CA (KGO/CNN) – A California woman believes a hospital is trying to cover up what happened to her daughter, after the 13-year-old girl became brain dead after complications with a tonsillectomy.More >>
A mother accuses hospital of trying to cover up the truth of what happened.More >>