Articles by Ryan Poe
The Columbus Police Department is the first department in Mississippi to implement new technology that will revolutionize forensics, according to Columbus crime lab technicians.
After realizing some cameras along the Columbus Riverwalk are ineffective at night, officials said the city may sue for a refund.
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with shooting a woman’s eye with a BB gun, five counts of armed robbery and one simple assault.
A leaner, meaner Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board dissected festival funding Monday, putting a $16,000 grant for the Juneteenth festival on hold after a heated debate.
Two girls, 14 and 12, broke into a Columbus house early Sunday and cut a 12-year-old girl’s hand with a knife after an argument about a boy.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted 7-1 Monday to give interim director Nancy Carpenter the top job at the CVB.
A Columbus concrete-mixing business reported Saturday that it had been raided by copper burglars, according to police.
Two suspects shot a man four times with a BB gun during an attempted armed robbery early Sunday at a Columbus island motel, according to police.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board will review its finances and vote on upcoming festivals Monday at a retreat.
Mayor Robert Smith said Friday he expected the stalemate over the vacant seat on the nine-member Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board to end “soon.”
He may be fired, but former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John is nowhere near gone. When the City Council voted 5-1 to oust him July 18 for reportedly missing a Civil Service Commission hearing because of alcohol use, his supporters packed the meeting.
Months after installing costly surveillance cameras along the downtown Riverwalk, Columbus officials said they’ve recently discovered some of the cameras don’t work at night.
After receiving numerous complaints, Columbus city councilmen voted Tuesday to take a closer look at how the Public Works Department decides which driveways get new street connections.
A 16-year-old boy who was recently convicted in Clay County Circuit Court of sexually assault a then-8-year-old West Point girl has “borderline intellectual function,” according to a court-ordered psychoanalysis.
A then-14-year-old Amory boy pleaded guilty in Clay County circuit court July 20 to statutorily raping an 8-year-old West Point girl.
Bringing a close to a heated and costly race, Republican primary voters go to the polls Tuesday to pick the next lieutenant governor.
Now-retired Columbus Police Lt. John Pevey released a recording Wednesday that, according to him, is evidence Mayor Robert Smith voted out of spite to suspend him Feb. 22.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloomy night — instead, technology is turning out to be the U.S. Postal Service’s Achilles’ heel. After losing $8.5 billion last year, the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing 3,653 locations nationwide, including the historic downtown Columbus office, the USPS reported Tuesday.
Copper burglars struck again over the weekend at Columbus-based Air Control Engineering Inc., marking the fourth break-in in two months and bringing losses up to nearly $100,000 for the mechanical contractor.