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.
Sunday, December 8 2013 5:28 AM EST2013-12-08 10:28:04 GMT
One man is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday night on King Bee Road at the intersection of O'Neal Road in Stone County. According to Lt. Lewis Husband with the Stone County Sheriff's Office,More >>
One man is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday night on King Bee Road at the intersection of O'Neal Road in Stone County.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-12-08 11:54:09 GMT
Chef John Chapman is back on the coast and his flavorful menu items have returned with him.More >>
Chef John Chapman is back on the coast and his flavorful menu items have returned with him. "Chappy" as he is affectionately known, owned Chappy's Seafood Restaurant in Long Beach for more than 20 years until he was displaced by Hurricane Katrina.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 12:43 PM EST2013-12-07 17:43:55 GMT
Gulfport police arrested a juvenile after a high speed chase that ended in Long Beach on Saturday. The chase began after police received a report of a stolen vehicle in the Highway 49 area. WitnessesMore >>
Gulfport police arrested a juvenile after a high speed chase that ended in Long Beach. The chase began after police received a report of a stolen vehicle in the Highway 49 area.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 12:33 AM EST2013-12-08 05:33:47 GMT
On a cold night in Jackson the Picayune Maroon Tide proved that a game is never over until the final second ticks off the clock. Oxford jumped out to a 35-21 3rd quarter lead before the Maroon Tide rolledMore >>
For the second time since 2011 the Picayune Maroon Tide captured the 5A State Championship coming from behind in the 4th quarter to secure a miraculous 42-35 victory over previously undefeated Oxford in Jackson. Coach Dodd Lee and his Maroon Tide close out the season with a 12-2 record.More >>