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18-wheeler spills chicken on Interstate 20

Published 11:39 am Friday, July 11, 2014

Traffic on westbound Interstate 20 backed up this morning after an 18-wheeler carrying frozen chicken overturned.

The rig lost its load at about 1:30 a.m. and blocked two lanes near the U.S. 61 North/Rolling Fork exit, the Mississippi Department of Transportation said in an advisory at midmorning.

Both lanes were shut down for a time to clear debris from the roadway. State transportation officials expected traffic to flow freer by late today. 

Vicksburg woman held for domestic assault

A Vicksburg woman was held in the Warren County Jail Thursday for aggravated domestic assault.

Makita Turner, 26, 604 Alpine Street, was arrested Thursday, jail records show. Bond was set at $75,000, but a petition will be filed by the District Attorney’s Office to have her bond revoked, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Turner was already out of jail on a $50,000 bond for felony domestic assault on the same man, with whom she was in a domestic relationship, Pace said.

Man held for drug court

A Vicksburg man was arrested Thursday on a drug court sanction.

Shardrick Montgomery, 35, 214 Pearl Street, was held without bond, jail records show.


Vicksburg man held for home burglary

A Vicksburg man was held for residential burglary Thursday, jail records show.

Carvis Purvis, 26, 225 Tucker Road, was also held without bond. An investigation into the burglary was ongoing and no further details were available, Sheriff Martin Pace said.