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    AMBER ALERT: Infant Dead, Toddler Missing, Parents Wanted in Mississippi

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    A 7 month old girl is dead, her 2 year old sister is missing, and their parents are wanted in Lowndes County.Authoritiestell WCBIin ColumbusDon Harris and Allison Studdard, and their daughter, Melea Harris fled a home on Honnell Mill Rd. early Wednesday morning after the infant, Alyssa Harris, was found not breathing. They may be in a 2002 Pontiac Aztec, brown or black in color. The car may haveaGeorgia license plates.Authorities say the girl's grandfather, Roger Studdard, reported the couple... More>>

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    HPD Rape Arrest

    Eduin Renoso Eduin Renoso
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after being charged with rape.22-year-oldEduinMorales Renosois suspected of raping a woman in a Hattiesburg store. The victim went toLa Liberta 2 on Edwards Streetto shop and that's when an incident withRenoso was reported. One of the store's employees notified law enforcement. Renoso sits in Forrest County Jail awaiting bond. More>>

    Sandersville Elects New Mayor

    White Elected New Sandersville Mayor White Elected New Sandersville Mayor
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    SANDERSVILLE, Miss. - It's official the city of Sandersville has a new mayor. Bob White beat his opponent by 28 votes in Tuesday's runoff election. The final tally came to be 108 votes for White and 80 votes for Darlene Hill.White had been acting as the interim mayor since February after the death of Mayor Jimmy Hill. White will be sworn in this Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Krispy Kreme Supports Special Olympics

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The annual Cops on Doughnut Shops returns to Hattiesburg this weekend. "We want everybody to see that we are here to help the community. That's our main goal as a police officer or firefighter is to help give back to the community," Lieutenant Jon Traxler of Hattiesburg Police Department said.Krispy Kreme hosts this year's Cops on Doughnut Shops fundraiser. The activity filled day will feature the Hattiesburg police and fire departments. Donations go to support the Specia... More>>

    Laurel Drug Take Back

    Laurel Drug Take Back Laurel Drug Take Back
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    LAUREL, Miss - The Laurel Police Department wants you to drop off all of your unused prescription drugs this Saturday at the police department for their drug take back day. Officials say Mississippi has a huge problem with prescription drug abuse. To help eliminate easy access , Laurel Police say you can bring the medication to them. With no questions asked. LPD will have a representative from the Drug Enforcement Administration to come by and collect the pills. This is the first drug tak... More>>

    Lamar County Gets New K-9s

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    LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. - The Lamar County Sheriff's Department welcomes two new K-9s to the force. "It brings our department up to full staff as far as thecanine unit goes. It allows us to have acanine on all patrol shifts,"said Danny Rigel, Lamar County Sheriff Rico and Carlo, two BelgiumMalinois with prior training are soon to be certified by the Lamar County Sheriff's Department. The new 'four-legged officers' make a total of six canines for the county."All six dogs were donated. Didn't cost ... More>>

    Update: Silver Airways

    Silver Airways Closing Silver Airways Closing
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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Silver Airways plans on leaving the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport. But they will have to stay put untilPIB finds a new carrier. TheU.S. Department of Transportation announced the hold on Tuesday. Silver began servicingPIB in 2012 after Delta Airlines decided to end flights. The freeze also affects the airports in Meridan, Tupelo,andGreenville. The Hattiesburg- Laurel Regional Airport officials have already starting looking for a new air carrier for its passen... More>>

    Pawn Shop Burglary

    Pawn Shop Burglary

    Money Man Pawn Money Man Pawn
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Owner's of a Hattiesburg pawn shop say someone broke into their store and stole guns. It happened at the money man pawn on Highway 98 in West Hattiesburg. Judy Mclain, the owner of Money Man Pawn, says she got a call about a break-in Friday night. "I got a phone call from our security system, saying that our alarm was going off," Judy Mclain, Owner of Money Man Pawnsaid. Hattiesburg Police arrived and found the front glass door broken out. The shop's owners say they belie... More>>

    Day of Mixed Emotions: Donnie Tyndall Era Comes to Abrupt Halt

    Day of Mixed Emotions: Donnie Tyndall Era Comes to Abrupt Halt

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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TENNESSEE New coach for the Vols KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Donnie Tyndall is leaving Southern Mississippi to take over the men's basketball program at Tennessee. He replaces Cuonzo Martin, who went 63-41 in three seasons before leaving for California a week ago. Tyndall was 56-17 with a pair of NIT appearances in two seasons at Southern Mississippi. More>>

    Bryant Signs Teacher Pay Raise Bill in to Law

    Teacher pay raise bill expected to be signed into law Teacher pay raise bill expected to be signed into law
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    Teachers in Mississippi to get a pay raise More>>

    Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

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    Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job. More>>

    UPDATE: Jones County Escapee Back Behind Bars

    Micah Phillips Micah Phillips
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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A Jones County man has escaped the Jones County Adult Detention Center. Micah Phillips was last seen with his work crew this afternoon. The crew was working near the jail garden on Highway11 at the time police believe Phillips left. Phillips is listed as a non-violent offender with misdemeanor charges.Police are in the area where he was last seen trying to track him down. More>>

    USM Hosts Clothesline Project

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Survivors and family members of those who have suffered from violent crimes hung about50 T-shirts Tuesdayon the campus ofThe University of Southern Mississippi.It's all a part of the Clothesline Project, adisplay for them to share their stories. The messages on the shirts were words of resilience and strength. Some of those who have been abused through violent crimes want others to know, they are not victims, they are survivors. "I've had issues with domestic violence," ... More>>

    Pine Belt Blood Donors Needed

    Blood Donors Needed Blood Donors Needed
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - United Blood Services wants you to stop by Forrest General Hospital Wednesday to donate blood. "We have found ourself in need of all blood types right now because we have had a lot of set backs this year," Krisit Womack said, the donor recruiter for United Blood Services.The say they had to push off several of the blood drives earlier this year due to inclement weather. The blood type the need the most is "O negative" and "O positive" from donors. Anyone who donates ge... More>>

    Weekend Sports Recap: USM Spring Game & Baseball Sweep

    Weekend Sports Recap: USM Spring Game & Baseball Sweep

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    For Immediate Release: April 19, 2004 Black Defeats Gold, 45-25, at Annual Spring Game HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss’ annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium. “I really thought, throughout the spring, that we improved on the things that mattered; attitude, energy and body language,” said Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken. “I thought our guys were flyin... More>>

    Lamar County Officials To Survey Roads

    Lamar County Bad Roads Lamar County Bad Roads
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Lamar county officials are getting ready to go out and survey roads of several subdivisions. They say the streets have been cracking and crumbling after a few years of use"We've probably got 183 to 185 subdivisions," Road Manager Tommy Jones, said.Many of these are new roads that have only been in use for a few years. He says they are suppose to last at least a decade, but they are deteriorating fast. "We,ve got problems from one end of the county to the other," he said.... More>>

    Hattiesbug Hit & Run Accident Linked To Drunk Driver

    James Harvey, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail James Harvey, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A 53-year-old man goes to jail for driving drunk, and causing a hit-and-run accident. The accident took place near 4400 Hardy Street on Thursday evening. Police charged James Harvey with a DUI.This is his third offense. Police also charged Harvey with leaving the scene of an accident and having no insurance. He's being held in the Forrest County Jail. More>>

    Cashing Checks And Going to Jail

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Two different branches of the FirstBank were targeted by men suspected of cashing fake checks. Kelvin Johnson was placed under arrest at the First Bank on U.S. Highway 98 for trying to cash a suspected counterfeit check. The check was made out to Johnson, but was not written by the named company. Johnson faces forgery and uttering charges. Another suspect, Jonathan Magee was also arrested later the same day at First Bank near South40th Avenue for the same thing. There ... More>>

    Laurel Man Reels One In

    Laurel Man Reels One In

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    Hook, line, and sinker are words one Laurel man is very familiar with, but the latest thing he's reeled in, a new record."The bigger the bait, the bigger the fish," Don Wheeler, the Mississippi Greater Amberjack Record Holdersaid. And a bigger fish, Laurel's Don Wheeler got. Catching a 126 pound amberjack, Wheeler says the fish packed power. "He probably pulled anywhere from between 200-250 yards of line out,"he said. Wheeler held on for a fight with the 126 pound fish,he said "it was fight o... More>>

    Friday Sports Recap: Jennie Finch, Southern Miss Football & More

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    Friday was high profile for the Pine Belt, as two-time Olympic softball medalist Jennie Finch graced FCA's Breakfast of Champions on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. She spoke to the More>>

    Jones County Judge Investigation

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A Jones County Judge is being investigated by the state auditor's office. A spokesman that works for Stacey Pickering confirmed that Judge Billy Joe Landrum is being investigated More>>

    Law Enforcement Tips To Stay Safe For Prom

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    Laurel Police Department gives tips to all Pine Belt students will are planning their prom night out. "Prom night is very important in our children lives and we understand that they are very excited, More>>

    Pearl River County Man Sentenced For Fondling Vulnerable Person

    Brandon Rawlings, Photo Courtesy of Pearl River County Jail Brandon Rawlings, Photo Courtesy of Pearl River County Jail
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    PEARL RIVER COUNTY, - Miss. - The following press release is from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office: A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced More>>

    Thursday Sports Recap: Pine Belt Signings & So. Miss Baseball

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    Thursday was a busy day for sports around the Pine Belt, as Johnny Zuppardo and Caitlyn Spane of Jones County Junior College have already signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball with Mississippi More>>

    Jones County Homestead Destroyed

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - An old family homestead in Southwest Jones County is destroyed beyond recognition and the owner is picking up the pieces. Several fire units near Southern Jones County responded More>>

    HPD Searches For Man Connected To Check Forgery

    HPD Search For Check Forgery Suspect HPD Search For Check Forgery Suspect
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police need your help locating a wanted man. Authorities say the man in the photo tried to cash a forged check at a local bank. They believe the check was stolen and More>>

    Lamar Co. Authorities Arrest 2 For Heroin

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    LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. - The Lamar County Sheriff's Department put an end to what they believe was a drug delivery in progress. On tuesday night, authorities stopped 20-year-old Jairo Mauricio Rivera Escalon More>>

    Pine Belt Runners Return To Boston

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - One year to the date, Boston a city known for it's patriotism paid homage to victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombing. Runners from around the world participated in the race, More>>

    Jones County Woman Arrested For Child Neglect

    Tenisha Brooks, Photo Courtesy of Jones Co. Jail Tenisha Brooks, Photo Courtesy of Jones Co. Jail
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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A mom goes to jail for not sending her child to school. 28-year-old Tenisha Brooks is charged with child neglect. Authorities tell us that the Jones County School District notified More>>

    FGH Hosts Spirit Of Women Spring Event

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Dr. Sheri Prentiss says her life was full of joy until the day she found a lump in her breast. "My battle with breast cancer was ruff," she said. "I had 15 rounds of chemotherapy More>>

    New Hattiesburg Fire Chief Sworn In

    Chief Paul Presley Swearing In Ceremony Chief Paul Presley Swearing In Ceremony
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It's official, the City of Hattiesburg has a new fire chief. Chief Paul Presley was sworn in this evening by Mayor Johnny DuPree. Presley has served as interim chief for the past More>>

    Hattiesburg Police, DEA Partner In Drug Take Back Event

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - If you have any old presciption pills that you need to get rid off, the Hattiesburg Police Department will dispose of them the right way at their Drug Take Back event. It's a partnership More>>

    DuPree Signs Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

    Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Daylee Kimble holds the title of Miss Leaf River Valley, but what most don't know, she claims she's a survivor of a horrendous More>>

    USM's Jamierra Faulkner Goes No. 34 to Chicago Sky in WNBA Draft

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss' point guard Jamierra Faulkner was selected as the 34th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Faulkner, More>>

    3 Arrested For Drugs In Laurel

    Victoria Buchanan, Photo of Jones Co. Jail Victoria Buchanan, Photo of Jones Co. Jail
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    LAUREL, Miss. - Three people go to jail, including a grandmother for selling drugs in Laurel. Victoria Buchanan is charged with possession of ecstasy with intent to sell. The 42-year-old grandmother More>>

    Laurel Home Destroyed in Fire

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    LAUREL, Miss. - A Laurel resident is left homeless after an early morning fire. Laurel Fire Department says the fire started around 3:50 this morning at a house on Joe Wheeler Street. One person was More>>

    Waynesboro Man Gunned Down

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    WAYNESBORO, Miss. - Police say twenty-year-old Curion Pope died after being shot several times last night. "There was a black male gunned down while driving his vehicle in the area of Spring Street and More>>

    Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

    Grantham Anthony Mitchell, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail Grantham Anthony Mitchell, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The following press release is from the Department of Justice: Hattiesburg, Miss - Grantham Armstrong Mitchell, 20, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to production More>>

    Last Minute Pine Belt Tax Filers Rush To Post Office

    Tax Day 2014 Tax Day 2014
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    HATTIEBURG, Miss. - April 15 is the last day to file federal income taxes. Pine Residents weigh in on why they waited to the last minute. Many of them had to stand in long lines. "It's insane," Jane More>>

    Lamar County Drug Suspects Jailed

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    LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. - Five people in Lamar County sit behind bars facing drug charges. The offenders are Mark McMahon, Charles Sasser, Terry Riley, Wendell Whiddon, and Stephen Nelson. None of the arrests More>>

    Pat Harrison Waterway District To Move

    Pat Harrison Waterway District Pat Harrison Waterway District
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Pat Harrison Waterway District proposal to move it's headquarters got support from Jones County. The Jones County board of supervisors voted this past week to support the waterway's More>>

    Weekend Sports Recap: In-State Baseball, Spring Football & More

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    The weekend was headlined by the Southern Miss baseball team and its fifth consecutive series win to start the year, as well as an Ole Miss series victory over in-state rival Mississippi State. As for More>>

    Marion County Drug Sweep, 35 Arrested

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    MARION COUNTY, Miss. - Marion County Narcotics Task Force arrested about 35 people on drug charges Saturday. The suspects appeared Justice Court Monday morning. Officers say they found drugs at some More>>

    Pedestrian Killed On I-59 Identified

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The identity of the person who was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler on i-59 in forrest county has been released. Authorities say 59-year-old carmen corey of mclain was found dead More>>

    Laurel Reschedules Trash Pickup

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    LAUREL, Miss. - Garbage pick up is being rescheduled due to the bad weather we've had. The city says residential collection shifts just one day. What this shift means for you is today's garbage is More>>

    Jones County Home Burns In House Fire

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    The following press release is from the Jones County Fire Council: An early morning fire destroyed a home near the Currie community, off Luther Hill Road, in Jones County, Monday, April 14. At 3:33 a.m. More>>

    Marion County Officials Monitor The Pearl River

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    MARION COUNTY- Heavy rain is still causing problems for several Pine Belt areas. Marion County officials are monitoring the Pearl River. Emergency Management officials say a lot of rain has caused More>>

    Job, Health and Benefit Fair for Mississippi Veterans

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    The Mississippi Governor’s Job Fair Network is hoping to help Veterans and their spouses with job and health benefits.The 3rd Annual Veterans Job, Health and Benefit Fair will be held at the Mississippi Trademart on Thursday, April 17 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.Over 50 employers and universities will be on hand for the event, ready to help with unemployed veterans.VA healthcare information for veterans and their families ... More>>

    Area & National Gas Prices Rising

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    Gas prices are going up. They’re up 6.6 cents per gallon higher in the past week, according to GasBuddy. The average prices in the area are hovering around $3.42/gallon on Sunday, April 13. That’s still lower than the lower average of $3.59/gallon. The national average has increased 3.4 cents per gallon from April 6 to April 13. Including the change in gas prices in Jackson during the past week, prices yesterday were 13.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 22.5 ce... More>>

    Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    This scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus Christ This scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus Christ
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    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a... More>>

    Craft Beer Festival In Hattiesburg

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - If you're looking for something to do this weekend, the Second Annual Craft Beer Festival hits the Hub City Saturday. The festival featuring more than thirty breweries, is from 1 More>>

    City of Hattiesburg To Open Health Clinic For Employees

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The City of Hattiesburg is gearing up to open a new clinic that can be used by city employees free of charge. Mayor Johnny DuPree says the council approved the measure earlier this More>>

    Right Way To Throw Away Event Tomorrow

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - If you have old household cleaners or electronic devices, there's an event coming up this weekend to help you get rid of them. The "Right Way to Throw Away" events will be going on More>>

    Covington County Residents Recovering From Tornado

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    COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. - Recovery is underway in Covington County after an EF-2 tornado struck the town early Monday morning. "We heard a loud noise, and boom that was it," said Damian Barnes, a victim More>>

    Jones County Flood Victims Affected By Tallahala Creek

    Flood Victims Affected By The Creek Flood Victims Affected By The Creek
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    LAUREL, Miss. -Here is the latest update from the Jones County Emergency Management Agency of a list of streets that are back open, and the ones that are still closed: Flynt Rd Back open Ellisville Tuckers More>>

    Colbert to Succeed Letterman

    Stephen Colbert to Take Over for Letterman Stephen Colbert to Take Over for Letterman
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    **THE FOLLOWING IS A RELEASE FROM CBS NETWORK** The CBS Television Networktoday announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced byLeslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. L... More>>

    Assaulted Juvenile Recovers At Forrest General

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    MARION COUNTY, Miss. - A juvenile male is recovering from emergency surgery at Forrest General Hospital following a brutal assault. Juneshia Bullock of Columbia is in police custody, facing charges of More>>

    Jones County Flooding

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    The following information is from the Jones County Emergency Management Agency regarding flooding in the area: Jones County: Bay Dr. Pitts Rd Knight Circle Burnt Bridge rd Spurline rd Sandhill More>>

    D'Lo Floods Reach All-Time High

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    SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. - There is limited access to the town of D'Lo, following significant flooding pouring in from the Strong River. "Our Strong River has reached it's top level that it's been, in...well More>>

    Flooding Should Miss Covington County

    Covington County's Leaf River Rises Covington County's Leaf River Rises
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    COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. - The Leaf River's rapidly moving waters is raising concern in surrounding areas. As for Covington County, the Emergency Management Agency officials say their area won't be the More>>

    High Waters in Simpson County

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    SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. - Last night's line of severe storms rocked the Pine Belt leaving it's mark throughout the area, made visible this morning. Wind damage and flooding was reported. High water blocked More>>

    Update: Petal Bank Robbery

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    PETAL, Miss. - Petal police are still looking for suspects in connection to a bank robbery. These photos were taken by surveillance cameras at the Trustmark bank on Main street in Petal during the robbery. More>>

    Jones County Street Closures From Flooding

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - The following streets are closed in Jones County due to flooding: Flynt Rd Buck Temple Extension Slaughter Pen Rd Custom Ave Old Sandersville Rd Cleveland Ave South Joe More>>

    Jones County Emergency Officials Prepare For Flooding

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Jones County officials are asking residents to prepare for the worst tonight. Creek waters are expected to peak by 1 a.m. Wednesday. Joan Maglittio's house off of Flynt Road flooded More>>

    Southern Miss Basketball Season in Review: Top 3 Moments of 2014

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    For Immediate Release: April 2, 2014 University of Southern Mississippi Men's Basketball Contact: Tim Andrzejewski, 601.266.4503 (w), 662.312.7663 (c) Men's and Women's Basketball to Hold End of Year More>>

    Missing Yazoo County Girl Found

    Patrauna Hudson's body found in Yazoo City Patrauna Hudson's body found in Yazoo City
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    YAZOO CITY, Miss. - Yazoo County EMA Director Joey Ward confirms the body of nine-year-old Patrauna Hudson was recovered today. Around 6:00 p.m. authorities were winding down the search for Patrauna who's been missing since Sunday night. Authorities say the child was playing in her back yard of her home, onSeventh Street in Yazoo City,when floodwaters pulled her in to a nearby culvert and sucked her into a drainage pipe. Ward says the current that took the girl under was moving between 15 and... More>>

    Truck Collides With Traffic on Busy Street

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A pick up truck slams into a light pole after hitting two cars and running through a fence. It happened near the intersection of Broadway and Bartur Street in Hattiesburg. Officials More>>

    Finally In Police Custody

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    LAUREL, Miss. - A man wanted by police for three years on aggravated assault charges, is caught. 25-year-old Marcus Jefferson is charged with one count of aggravated assault. Police say he is also wanted More>>

    Drugs Seized

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Jones County investigators seize a large quantity of powder cocaine, marijuana. And cash during a traffic stop. Walter Keys, Steven Clark Junior, and Johnny Hare are charged with More>>

    USM Student Stabs Fraternity Brother

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A USM student goes to jail after police say he stabbed one of his fraternity brothers early Sunday morning. Elijah Dollar is charged with aggravated assault. Campus police say More>>

    Unconfirmed Tornado Damages Covington County Homes

    Homes Damaged by Covington County Storm Homes Damaged by Covington County Storm
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    COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. - It's believed that the early morning storms that passed over parts of Covington County could have been a tornado. Resident Sonya Taylor believes the heavy rains woke her up More>>

    Still No Sign of Missing Yazoo County Child Video included

    Authorities are searching for a 9 year old girl who is believed to have drowned in Yazoo City Sunday Authorities are searching for a 9 year old girl who is believed to have drowned in Yazoo City Sunday
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    Emergency crews, a dive team, and volunteers searched rain-swollen drainage ditches for a 9 year old girl believed to have drowned in Yazoo City Sunday. Authorities on the scene tell News Channel 12's Danielle Avitable... More>>

    Severe Weather Coverage - Tornado Damages Covington County

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    A tornado touched down early Monday morning in Covington County, north of the City of Collins. Officials said it hit around 2 a.m. and thatthere were seven minor injuries reported. Crews cut through trees in the area as the damage to the area was assessed.The New Hopewell Church was damaged during the tornado, along with several homes in Covington County. The tornado damaged the roofof the church.According to EMA officials, some of the areas in Covington Countywith the most damage include:- N... More>>

    Convicted Felon Faces Weapons Charges

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A disturbance call lead to the arrest of a felon with possession of a firearm. Police dispatched to an area around the 400 block of Marble Street, following a disturbance call. Leander More>>

    Drug Dealing Suspects Arrested

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss - Hattiesburg police busted two people suspected of selling drugs just feet away from a church. HPD received information of suspected drug activity near the 100 block of Thornhill Drive. More>>

    $25,000 in Merchandise Gone

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    LAUREL, Miss. - Police are continuing a burglary investigation at a car customizing garage. According to Strictly Business shop owner, Karl Rodgers, the Laurel based car customizing shop is missing over More>>

    Scott Berry Explains 5th Inning Ejection Against South Alabama

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2014 Golden Eagles Take Advantage of South Alabama Errors to Rally 3-1 Wednesday Night MOBILE, Ala. – Southern Miss took advantage of two South Alabama errors in the More>>

    Petal Trustmark Bank Robbed; Suspects On The Loose

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    PETAL, Miss. - Petal Police responded to a possible robbery call at Trustmark Bank. The Trustmark branch being investigated is the 117 South Main Street location in Petal. Authorities have not released More>>

    Stores Lose Carts

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    LAUREL, Miss. - Laurel Police Department reports an influx in grocery store shopping carts being sold at scrap yards. Several arrests have been made in connection with scrap yard sales of metal shopping More>>

    All Aboard...

    Amtrak CEO Amtrak CEO
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The CEO of Amtrak visits the Hub-City today. The purpose of Joe Boardman's visit was to speak about the change Amtrack is seeking from Congress. They say in it's fiscal year 20-15 More>>

    Schools Awarded For Performance

    Area Schools get Value Added Recognition Area Schools get Value Added Recognition
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    LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. -Several Lamar County schools are being recognized as Value Added Schools in Mississippi. Lamar County School District officials attended the program of research and evaluation of More>>

    Laurel Capital Murder Suspect Apologizes For Killing Elderly Woman

    William Deen, Capital Murder Suspect William Deen, Capital Murder Suspect
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    LAUREL, Miss. - The suspect charged with the capital murder of an 85-year-old elderly woman apologizes for his actions. "If I could take back time I would have never done it," said 48-year-old William More>>

    William Carey Men's Soccer Team Avoids Tsunami Scare in Chile

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    On Monday the Crusaders embarked on a mission of good will that was bound to be full of surprises. But what happened about 24 hours later was a near-tragedy that no one could have expected. "Well the More>>

    Jones County Officials Warns Residents of Scams

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Pine Belt residents listen up, the elderly have become a target for phone scammers. Senior citizens receiving medicaid/medicare benefits are being contacted by falsely identified More>>

    3 Arrested In Jones County Burglary, Theft Ring

    Jeffrey Smith, Photo Courtesy of Jones County Jail Jeffrey Smith, Photo Courtesy of Jones County Jail
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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - The Jones County Sheriff's Department arrests three people who they say are tied to a burglary and theft ring. Authorities say Greg Hancock, Dennis Donald, and Rick Smith are allegedly More>>

    'Rise & Shine' Comes to Hub-City

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Runners take your mark! The 3rd annual 'Rise & Shine half-marathon hits Hattiesburg this Saturday. 'Rise & Shine' benefits 'The Arc,' a non-profit for mentally and physically disabled More>>

    Compressor Sparks Fire

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A fire at a Jones County business causes significant damage and leaves investigators wondering what started it. The early morning fire at Southern Metals Company apparently originated More>>

    Bank Needs Blood

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - United Blood Services needs you to "Be a Hero," and give blood to help those in need. You can become a hero by donating blood in the month of April. United Blood Services' inventory More>>

    Wine Festival to Hit the Hub

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -Hattiesburg welcomes the 10th annual Purple Parrot Wine Festival. 32 wine makers from around world, as far as New Zealand will attend the largest wine event in Mississippi. The More>>

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    • AMBER ALERT: Infant Dead, Toddler Missing, Parents Wanted in Mississippi

      AMBER ALERT: Infant Dead, Toddler Missing, Parents Wanted in Mississippi

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:30:14 GMT
      A 7 month old girl is dead, her 2 year old sister is missing, and their parents are wanted in Lowndes County.Authoritiestell WCBIin ColumbusDon Harris and Allison Studdard, and their daughter, Melea Harris fled a home on Honnell Mill Rd. early Wednesday morning after the infant, Alyssa Harris, was found not breathing. They may be in a 2002 Pontiac Aztec, brown or black in color. The car may haveaGeorgia license plates.Authorities say the girl's grandfather, Roger Studdard, reported the couple...
      A 7 month old girl is dead, her 2 year old sister is missing, and their parents are wanted in Lowndes County.Authoritiestell WCBIin ColumbusDon Harris and Allison Studdard, and their daughter, Melea Harris fled a home on Honnell Mill Rd. early Wednesday morning after the infant, Alyssa Harris, was found not breathing. They may be in a 2002 Pontiac Aztec, brown or black in color. The car may haveaGeorgia license plates.Authorities say the girl's grandfather, Roger Studdard, reported the couple...
    • Pawn Shop Burglary

      Pawn Shop Burglary

      Pawn Shop Burglary

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:38:16 GMT
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      HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Owner's of a Hattiesburg pawn shop say someone broke into their store and stole guns. It happened at the money man pawn on Highway 98 in West Hattiesburg. Judy Mclain, the owner of Money Man Pawn, says she got a call about a break-in Friday night. "I got a phone call from our security system, saying that our alarm was going off," Judy Mclain, Owner of Money Man Pawnsaid. Hattiesburg Police arrived and found the front glass door broken out. The shop's owners say they belie...
      HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Owner's of a Hattiesburg pawn shop say someone broke into their store and stole guns. It happened at the money man pawn on Highway 98 in West Hattiesburg. Judy Mclain, the owner of Money Man Pawn, says she got a call about a break-in Friday night. "I got a phone call from our security system, saying that our alarm was going off," Judy Mclain, Owner of Money Man Pawnsaid. Hattiesburg Police arrived and found the front glass door broken out. The shop's owners say they belie...
    • Lamar County Officials To Survey Roads

      Lamar County Officials To Survey Roads

      Monday, April 21 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:38:23 GMT
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      HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Lamar county officials are getting ready to go out and survey roads of several subdivisions. They say the streets have been cracking and crumbling after a few years of use"We've probably got 183 to 185 subdivisions," Road Manager Tommy Jones, said.Many of these are new roads that have only been in use for a few years. He says they are suppose to last at least a decade, but they are deteriorating fast. "We,ve got problems from one end of the county to the other," he said....
      HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Lamar county officials are getting ready to go out and survey roads of several subdivisions. They say the streets have been cracking and crumbling after a few years of use"We've probably got 183 to 185 subdivisions," Road Manager Tommy Jones, said.Many of these are new roads that have only been in use for a few years. He says they are suppose to last at least a decade, but they are deteriorating fast. "We,ve got problems from one end of the county to the other," he said....
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    • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

      Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:04:58 GMT
      Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
      Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
    • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

      Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:55:52 GMT
      Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
      Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
    • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

      US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:55:48 GMT
      The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
      The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
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    • As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

      As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:54:29 GMT
      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.
      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.
    • UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings

      UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:54:26 GMT
      The U.N. mission in South Sudan says the government is providing "erroneous" information relating to a recent massacre.
      The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. camp near the scene of a massacre refused to shelter victims.
    • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

      Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:24 GMT
      Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.
      Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press...
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