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Joseph Maher’s recovery is going well, and he’s also rockin’ a sweet beard.
Hello, people. ‘Tis the season of giving thanks, and Joseph Maher has plenty for which to be thankful. If you didn’t see it, you need to check out our Sunday story on Maher, the Tupelo police officer who was shot in the head last December during a shootout with a bank robber, who also shot and killed Gale Stauffer.
It’s the first interview Maher has given since the incident, and he openly talked about the difficulty of his recovery and his eagerness to rejoin the police force as a detective.
I for one will feel a little bit safer once he’s back on the job. Read more
All I can tell you is that there’s lots of alcohol-related incidents in today’s police reports, and also aliens. ALIENS EVERYWHERE I TELL YOU. Read more
We’ve got some variety today, is what we’ve got in the new batch of police reports.
We start off with terrible landscaping jokes from yours truly, but it gets better, with an uncrackable case of phone thievery, a really creepy gunman, and Danver’s parking lot shenanigans.
Enjoy! Read more
Well, thanks a lot, Wal-Mart.
The evil empire has squashed plans for a locally owned grocery store that was to open in west Tupelo. Brooks Grocery has put the project on hold.
It’s no coincidence that soon after ground was broken, work halted when word came that Wal-Mart was looking into opening three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo. Goes to show you that the general public is either too stupid or too lazy to demand Walmart alternatives like a Brooks Grocery. (Personally, I will go to Kroger or Todd’s before I go to Walmart if it can be helped.)
Wal-Mart’s looming shadow is where dreams go to die. Read more
We’ve got some curious reports today, stuff I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around. Need more context for some of these, but I reckon that’s part of the beauty of police reports – it leaves something to the imagination.
Enjoy. Read more
GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS??
Oh, I guess that’s gotten a little stale, hasn’t it? But that’s never stopped me before.
It’s Hump Day, and we have news to share with you. Down in Jackson, the Legislative Budget Committee has drafted a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. Education remains underfunded, although it’s getting more than it had in the past.
You get what you get and don’t throw a fit … I guess. Read more
People do strange, inexplicable things, which is a good way to end up in the police reports. Today we have, among other things, an A/C thief, a very impatient driver, and some inappropriate text messages. Read more
Dan Mullen is your SEC coach of the year. As Dan might say, “Goooood!” (AP photo)
Howdy, people. You never know when I’m actually going to post something, do you? Perhaps I should return to a regular schedule of putting stuff on here.
We have headlines to share with you; stuff you need to read. You like college football, right? Well, the big news around here is that Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen was named the SEC coach of the year, and Ole Miss had five players on the first team. Read more
It’s always good when the police reports can teach us something. Like the value of keeping one’s car locked, or if you’re not gonna lock it, don’t leave a bunch of money sitting in there (or your power drill). We also learn that even your parking lights are not safe. And, we learn some people believe themselves to be professional drunk drivers.
Enjoy, and have a great weekend (and don’t get arrested). Read more
I couldn’t really find a single theme of today’s police reports, but I do like my suggestions that UPS give its drivers ninja training. Just a thought. Read more