HAZLEHURST, Miss. (AP) - A man suspected in the slaying of three family members from Mississippi has been charged with murder and arson.
Authorities found the family's wrecked and burned vehicle Saturday in a remote area southwest of Jackson. Authorities say after questioning Timothy Lydell Burns, he led them to the bodies of a couple and a 7-year-old boy. They were in an abandoned house about a mile from the vehicle.
Burns was ordered held without bond Wednesday and attorney M.A. Bass was appointed to represent Burns. Bass could not immediately be reached for comment.
Burns was charged with two counts of murder and vehicle arson. Authorities say the third murder charge will likely come out of nearby Hinds County, where authorities think Laterry Smith, the boy's stepfather, was killed.
ST. LOUIS, Mo (KTRS) The FBI sent KTRS News surveillance photos of the suspects from the bank robbery in St. Louis Tuesday.
The PNC Bank on South Grand near Ted Drewes' was robbed just after 10:30 a.m.
Federal agents tell us both suspects are black and could have been armed. One of the perps is about 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds. He was wearing a flannel shirt over a dark hoodie. The hood partially covered a red knit cap that may have the words "St. Louis" on the front. He was also wearing jeans and tennis shoes.
The other suspect was more slender and stands about 6-foot-5. He was wearing a burgundy sweater vest over a white top, and jeans. He draped some type of blue clothing over his head.
Police are offering a $1,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest.
Copy and paste this link into your browser to see the surveillance photos: http://bandittrackerstlouis.com/2013/11/pnc-bank-2/
ST. LOUIS, Mo (KTRS) Blockbuster officials announced Wednesday that they would be closing their doors nationwide by the end of January, but what does that mean for the local stores in St. Louis?
KTRS News tried to find out when the remaining local Blockbuster stores would be closing. We called the store on Chippewa and Watson Road in Webster Groves and the Sales Associate we spoke with did not know when or if there will be a last day.
Blockbuster's current owner, DISH Network Corporation said there will be about 50 U-S stores operated by franchises not affected by the announcement.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon says the state will help finance the estimated $2 million needed to remove mold and make repairs at the historic Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City.
The prison has become a major attraction since it stopped housing inmates in 2004, but high levels of mold forced officials to close it to the public in October. Officials say it had been on pace for more than 20,000 visitors this year.
Nixon said Wednesday the state and the Jefferson City government will share the costs evenly, with a goal of resuming public tours next spring. Three buildings and the gas chamber will be repaired.
The penitentiary began housing inmates in 1836 and was the oldest continually operating prison west of the Mississippi River when it closed.