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.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:03 GMT
On Thursday afternoon a one vehicle accident took the life of a Pickens man. Forty-three-year-old William Blackstock of Pickens, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43 in MadisonMore >>
William Blackstock, 43, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43, about 2 miles north of Highway 17, in Madison County.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:39:43 GMT
Rankin County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a Hinds County Sheriff's Deputy along with his wife. Both were found deceased in their residence at 126 Caledonian Blvd. around 9 last night.More >>
The caller to 911 stated that the Smith's two young children came to their house told them that their dad may have shot their mother. More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:59:33 GMT
Tony Gene Stewart, of Raymond, has been arrested, accused of sexual crimes against children. He is currently being held in the Calhoun County jail. He is facing 5 counts of sexual battery of a childMore >>
The sheriff says he is being held on $500,000 bond.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:05:22 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:55:20 GMT
Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence room. We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnightMore >>
We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnight Sunday or overnight Monday.More >>
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