Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:06:03 GMT
On Tuesday, a public hearing was held about the controversial TANF drug testing law. Implementation of this law has been delayed. Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had sinceMore >>
Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had about the TANF drug testing law since the legislative session.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:48:33 GMT
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died. Joseph Barnett's attorney, Katie Dickerson, confirmed that Barnett died at a Jackson hospital around 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. BarnettMore >>
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:03 GMT
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the narcotics unit has conductedMore >>
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. More >>
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police arrested the North Carolina couple who police say faked the wife's disappearance in North Myrtle Beach last weekend to avoid showing up in court.
Paul David Arrington turned himself in to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety Thursday evening. He was released hours later after bonding out of his charges for filing a false police report and criminal conspiracy.
Arrington surrendered himself hours after his wife, Amy Arrington turned herself into authorities in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday night. North Myrtle Beach officials announced Wednesday that she conspired with her husband to disappear to avoid having to show up in North Carolina court to answer to identity theft and forgery charges.
Amy Arrington is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, booked under the name Amy Lynette Robinson, according to Patrick Dowling with the City of North Myrtle Beach. She was booked at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, according to jail records.
"The City of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department has determined that Amy Lynette Arrington did not drown in the ocean off North Myrtle Beach on July 5," officials stated Wednesday. "In cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, it has been determined that she and her husband, Paul David Arrington, conspired for her to disappear to avoid having to show up in court in North Carolina to answer to charges filed against her in that state."
Amy Arrington was supposed to be in habitual felon count on Monday in North Carolina for identity theft and forgery charges. The judge issued an order for her arrest. Out of state witnesses were in court on Monday to testify against Arrington. She failed to appear for trial back in May after providing a note from the emergency room.
Amy Arrington also faces one count of criminal conspiracy in North Myrtle Beach.
Amy Arrington has used multiple last names, including Robinson, Sutton and Goebel, and an official with the Lowell Police Department in North Carolina said they have linked these names to a criminal record spanning two decades. She has spend nearly four years behind bars in North Carolina.
In 1992, Arrington was charged with credit card theft, larceny, and financial card fraud. In 2005, she was hit with 12 different charges, including identity fraud, theft and cheat - property/services. Her most recent charges, identity theft and forgery, still need to handled in court.
As late as Tuesday, crews were searching for Amy Arrington, 42, who was last seen in the ocean around 24th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, according to the police report. According to the police report from North Myrtle Beach, Arrington was reported missing by her husband to the lifeguard tower near Sea Mountain Highway just before 5 p.m. Saturday.
The police report states that Paul told police he was laying on the beach when Amy told him she was going into the water. He told her he would be there in a minute and watched her walk into the water about waist deep before he laid back down.
About 15 to 20 minutes later, Paul began to approach a woman on the beach who he thought was his wife. Paul then realized it was not her and reported her missing to a lifeguard, according to the report. Paul told police that his wife was an average swimmer and had two alcoholic beverages throughout the day.
Monday, July 14 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:46:49 GMT
The state auditor's office has begun the process of reviewing the city of Hattiesburg's annual audit, according to spokesperson Brett Kittredge. "There were some serious findings, and that's why theyMore >>
A letter dated July 11to auditor Stacey Pickering from council president Kim Bradley said the independent review was sought "to verify the audit findings and to determine whether the qualified opinions are merited."More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:10:38 GMT
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. The Grand Jury returned "no true bills" for murder against Gregory Nix andMore >>
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:10:22 GMT
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry. "Southern Miss is theMore >>
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:08:24 GMT
State senator Chris McDaniel made a stop in Hattiesburg Tuesday to ask supporters for their help in his potential election challenge. McDaniel, who still has not conceded the June 24 runoff, spoke toMore >>
State senator Chris McDaniel made a stop in Hattiesburg Tuesday to ask supporters for their help in his potential election challenge.More >>
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