Therese Apel was the breaking news and crime reporter at The Clarion-Ledger from 2010 to 2018, after spending almost four years at the Daily Leader in Brookhaven. She began her journalism career at the Copiah County Courier when she was 15, writing high school sports and features for the weekly county newspaper.
During her time at the newspaper, Apel distinguished herself with her work on the 2014 Jessica Chambers burning death, and in 2017, the accused murderer of eight Lincoln County residents spoke to her on camera at the scene, confessed to one of the murders. She also worked such high-profile cases such as the Kingston Frazier, Otis Byrd, and Myra Lewis investigations.
Apel has been featured in documentaries on the Chambers case, and has been appeared on numerous national news programs to talk about her reporting. She has also won several Associated Press, USA Today, and Mississippi Press Association awards for her work.
Apel was the first female sports director at the campus television station during her time at the University of Mississippi, where she graduated in Broadcast Journalism and Criminal Justice.
University of Mississippi; Broadcast Journalism, Criminal Justice
The Rankin County School District has announced online that it will make some changes to the start of the school year, following Governor Tate Reeves’ executive order on Tuesday for some school districts.
“A lot of these kids in our town have the talent to play elsewhere and if they don’t have that opportunity to play in front of coaches, then they’re going to have issues going to colleges and stuff like that and bettering themselves,” said Brent Cobb.
Dr. Mark LeVaughn’s report says Harvey Hill, who died in May of 2018, had injuries on his chest and back, upper right chest, scalp and neck, a liver laceration and contusion of the tongue, among other injuries.