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    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>>

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    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

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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

    Tornado Recovery Tornado Recovery
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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

    Jones County Flooding 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

    Limited Access To D'Lo Limited Access To D'Lo
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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

    Search Continues Search Continues
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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

    Elijah Dollar, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail Elijah Dollar, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail
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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

    Drug Suspects Arrested Drug 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

    Laurel Burglary Laurel Burglary
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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>>

    Storage Burglaries

    Storage Burglary Storage Burglary
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police need the whereabouts of two female burglary suspects. Multiple storage units at Outback Storage on Highway 98 were burglarized on March 25th. The two suspects, identified More>>

    Conference Hits Hub-City

    Conference in Hattiesburg Conference in Hattiesburg
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The seventh annual Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals comes to Hub-City... Mental health and addiction professionals from across the state are getting new and innovative 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

    Accepting Blood Donations Accepting Blood Donations
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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

    Purple Parrot Wine Festival Purple Parrot Wine Festival
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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>>

    Southern Pines Offers Free Spay, Neuter Services For Cats In April

    Spay & Neuter Clinic Spay & Neuter Clinic
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    The following is from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Spay & Neuter Clinic: HATTIESBURG, MS (April 1, 2014) – During the month of April, 2014, Southern Pines Spay & Neuter Clinic will be offering no-cost More>>

    Freedom Summers Third Dialogue Features HHS Students

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association presents another dialogue about the upcoming freedom summer, this time featuring Hattiesburg High school's Forensics Program. Speaker More>>

    Family Loses Home In Fire

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    LAUREL, Miss. - A Laurel mother is accepting donations after losing nearly everything in a house fire. "She ran in the bathroom to try to put it out with water, but when she put the water on it the flames More>>

    Columbia Police Arrest Man For Cocaine, Cash

    Eddie Oatis, Jr., Photo Courtesy of the Marion Co. Jail Eddie Oatis, Jr., Photo Courtesy of the Marion Co. Jail
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    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A Columbia man is arrested on drug charges. Police arrested 27-year-old Eddie Oatis Jr. and charged him with possession of a controlled substance within in fifteen hundred feet of a More>>

    Laurel Police Arrest Suspect Connected To Elderly Woman's Death

    William Deen, Photo Courtesy of Laurel Police William Deen, Photo Courtesy of Laurel Police
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    LAUREL, Miss. - The suspect in connection to the murder of an elderly Laurel woman is in custody. The murder happened at the Twin Pines Park on Ellisville Boulevard on Monday. 85-year-old Nora Peters More>>

    Arson Suspect on the Loose

    Searching for Arson Suspect Searching for Arson Suspect
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Authorities in Hattiesburg are investigating a suspicious fire. The fire broke out at a home on Dabbs Street around 2 o'clock this morning. Authorities say it was an abandoned house. More>>

    Southern Pines Seizes 18 Dogs From Vacant Home

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - More than a dozen dogs are staying at Southern Pines Animal Shelter after being found without care at a Forrest County vacant home. "They were off in a wooded area on chains," said More>>

    Tags Raise Money For Shelter

    Tags Raise Money for Shelter Tags Raise Money for Shelter
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A local animal shelter is starting a new fundraiser by creating specialized tags for anyone who wants one. Southern Pines has to get at least 300 people to pre-order them before the More>>

    Laurel Police Investigate Homicide On Ellisville Blvd

    LPD Investigates Homicide LPD Investigates Homicide
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    LAUREL, Miss. - Laurel police need your help solving a homicide. Police were dispatched to Twin Pines Mobile Park on Ellisville Boulevard Monday around 2 p.m. Police say the identity of the victim More>>

    CPR In Pine Belt High Schools

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    SUMRALL, Miss. - Pine Belt schools are encouraging a new CPR mandate for it's students. "One of the questions that students always ask is, how will I ever use this...will I use this when I', an adult...will More>>

    William Carey Soccer Takes Mission Trip to Chile

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    Forget the wins and losses. All our sports are doing great – but our soccer team is about to play their greatest match: Come on out – WHLT will be shooting press coverage at 12:30 as the team departs More>>

    Mississippi Power Scam

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    LAUREL, Miss. - Police in Laurel are urging residents to pay close attention to how they pay their bills. "We've received several complaints from the public about individuals calling their phones, stating More>>

    Car Thieves Arrested

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss - The Jones County Sheriff's Department says they have recovered several stolen vehicles, and put the suspects responsible behind bars. Gregory Wayne Shows and Jeremy Williams are More>>

    Simple Robbery

    Simple Robbery Simple Robbery
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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg police are looking into another robbery that happened over the weekend. The victim says he was giving the suspect a ride when he claims he was assaulted. It happened More>>

    Truck Stop Robbed

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A truck stop in Hattiesburg is trying to get back to normal operations after an armed robbery. A suspect escaped with nearly a grand in cash from Maple's Truck Stop on Highway 49. The More>>

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    • Marion County Drug Sweep, 35 Arrested

      Marion County Drug Sweep, 35 Arrested

      Monday, April 14 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:29:27 GMT
      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
      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
    • Dog set on fire transferred to Tampa

      Dog set on fire transferred to Tampa

      Monday, March 24 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-03-24 20:29:27 GMT
      A dog police say was doused with kerosene and lit on fire has been transported to Tampa to receive specialty treatment.
      A dog police say was doused with kerosene and lit on fire has been transported to Tampa to receive specialty treatment.
    • Storage Burglaries

      Storage Burglaries

      Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:54:01 GMT
      Storage BurglaryStorage Burglary
      HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police need the whereabouts of two female burglary suspects. Multiple storage units at Outback Storage on Highway 98 were burglarized on March 25th. The two suspects, identified
      HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police need the whereabouts of two female burglary suspects. Multiple storage units at Outback Storage on Highway 98 were burglarized on March 25th. The two suspects, identified
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    • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

      After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

      Monday, April 21 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:04:08 GMT
      For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
      One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, runners started filtering in Monday morning as the sun rose over the...
    • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

      Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

      Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:13:15 GMT
      Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
      A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.
    • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

      Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

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      Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...
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    • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

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    • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

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    • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

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