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US charges man who threatened to crash plane into Walmart

Sep. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An airport worker who flew a stolen airplane erratically over north Mississippi and threatened to crash into a Walmart is now facing federal charges on top of state ones. Cory Wayne Patterson, 29, of Shannon, Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday on federal...

Bridging the GAP links grandparents with resources

Sep. 11, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — For years, Mary Marion was haunted, even tormented, by an idea. She’d put it aside for a while, but it never really disappeared. Finally, she prayed about it. And in 2002, she got her answer. She had to bridge a gap — a gap created when grandparents rear...

Mississippi-based film of Meriwether Lewis to premiere

Sep. 10, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) — Clark Richey of Baldwyn has heard the legends of the Natchez Trace throughout the course of his lifetime, growing up just miles away from the 444-mile stretch of ancient land. “I’ve always been interested in the time period when North Mississippi was a...

Mississippi jet fueler denied bond in theft of small plane

Sep. 06, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with stealing a plane that he didn't know how to land will remain behind bars, denied bond by a judge who took a dim view of his lawyer's promise that he wouldn't take off again. Airport worker Cory Wayne Patterson allegedly stole the plane on...

Crash threat over Mississippi skies ends with pilot's arrest

Sep. 03, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — An airport worker who knew how to take off but not land stole a small airplane Saturday and threatened to crash it into a Walmart, circling for five hours over unnerved Mississippians before ending the flight safely in a soybean field where police arrested him. ...

Man who flew plane over Mississippi didn't have pilot's license; faces grand larceny, terrorist threats charges

Sep. 03, 2022 13:21 PM EDT
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Man who flew plane over Mississippi didn't have pilot's license; faces grand larceny, terrorist threats charges.

Authorities: Pilot who threatened to crash plane into Mississippi store has been taken into police custody

Sep. 03, 2022 12:02 PM EDT
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities: Pilot who threatened to crash plane into Mississippi store has been taken into police custody.

Governor says plane that threatened to crash into store in Mississippi has landed safely

Sep. 03, 2022 11:43 AM EDT
TUPELO, Miss, (AP) — Governor says plane that threatened to crash into store in Mississippi has landed safely.

Police in Mississippi say pilot threatening to crash plane into a local Walmart; store evacuated

Sep. 03, 2022 09:19 AM EDT
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say pilot threatening to crash plane into a local Walmart; store evacuated.

Palmetto man plants unusual fast-growing hardwoods

Sep. 03, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — In late June, Eddie Baker planted some trees on his land in the Palmetto community that have folks talking. “There’s been a tremendous amount of interest in them,” said Baker, 71. “I’ve had phone calls, visits. People use the word-of-mouth grapevine....