Latest McComb News

City pays $1.45M to clean up after tornado, awaits repayment

Aug. 31, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A southwest Mississippi city has paid $1.45 million to clean up from an April 23 tornado and now awaits reimbursement from federal and state disaster agency. The Enterprise-Journal reports McComb made its final payment to a debris removal contractor and a monitoring company last week....

People crowd the commuter train platforms at Atocha station in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Authorities in Madrid, the hottest spot in Spain's new surge of coronavirus contagion, said Wednesday they only consider very localized stay-at-home orders for the worst-hit areas of the Spanish capital, discarding the idea locking down the city of 3.3 million. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)

Virus brings closings in US state, WHO warnings in Europe

Aug. 27, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

As the coronavirus death toll mounts around the world, the U.S. state of Iowa closed bars in several of its largest counties in response to swelling numbers of confirmed virus cases and debates flared around the country over mask requirements. Officials said a man hit and threatened a security guard at Epcot...

Virus mask dispute disrupts city meeting in Mississippi

Aug. 27, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elected officials in a Mississippi city got into a dispute after some refused to wear masks to guard against the new coronavirus, prompting the mayor to clear out the room and enforce social distancing between board members after the meeting restarted. The feud in McComb meant the...

Mississippi city could ban chokeholds by its police officers

Jul. 25, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A city in southwestern Mississippi could ban its police officers from using chokeholds or other types of potentially deadly force during arrests. McComb officials are expected to vote on a use-of-force policy Tuesday, the Enterprise-Journal reported. “Everything in here we...

Mississippi softball team aims for third state title

Jul. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — The goal is simple for the 2020 Parklane softball program. Just do what they’ve done over the past two years which is win state championships. However, unlike last year the deck is stacked against the Pioneers a bit more this season as they are tasked with replacing seven key...