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HIGHLIGHTS: Hattiesburg Takes 93rd Rendition Of Crosstown Rivalry Over Laurel

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On Friday Hattiesburg and Laurel squared off for the 93rd consecutive season, for the right to take home the coveted Little Brown Jug. The Tornadoes reclaimed the old whiskey jug from the Tigers at home last year, but this time it was Hattiesburg defending its home turf. The Tigers built an early 22-0 lead and never looked back, as they defeated the Tornadoes, 42-26. Both teams are now 1-1 overall on the young season. More>>

HIGHLIGHTS: 2A Bassfield Knocks Off 4A Forrest Co. AHS

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In a meeting of the 2A (Bassfield) and 4A (Forrest Co. AHS) high school football state champions from a year ago, it was the smaller of the two schools that came out with something to prove Friday night. The Yellowjackets used their bulldozer of a running back T-Rod Daniels early and often, as the senior scampered for two bruising touchdowns in the first half. Bassfield entered halftime leading 12-0, and ultimately won by a score of 24-7. More>>

Friday Sports: Ole Miss Drops Boise State, 35-13 & Under The Helmet

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By PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - For much of the night, it was tough to watch. Mississippi hardly looked like the 18th-ranked team in the country. Boise State in no way resembled the program that used to beat the big boys with such regularity. The Rebels finally came around in the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Boise State 35-13 in a sloppy season opener Thursday. Shaking off three first-half interceptions, Bo Wallace threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns - three of the... More>>

Local Restaurant Nine Years Post Katrina

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - If you travel on Hardy Street, chances are you'll spot a little piece of New Orleans...Cajun restaurant Crescent City Grill is known not just for it's pink color, but for what's on the menu."I've been a fan of New Orleans cuisine, and it's really kind of what I like to cook it's certainly what I like to eat, I had grown up my entire life going to New Orleans and eating," Restauratuer, Robert St. John explained.On this day nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina ripped through t... More>>

Thursday Sports: USM Hires Hogue, Little Brown Jug & Under The Helmet

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2014 Hogue Announced as Southern Miss Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue named the eighth head softball coach in school history HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school’s head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey. “We have hired a first-cla... More>>

Ruling For Dismissal Motion Comes Tomorrow

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Justice has no timetable, familiar words from Senator Chris McDaniel on his, GOP runoff challenge for U.S. Senate.Today in court U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's legal team argued McDaniel simply waited too late contest the June 24 runoff."The facts are straight forward, the law is straight forward, but the other side has made plenty of arguments that I think the court wants to take into consideration," Cochran's Attorney, Mark Garriga said.Cochran's attorneys filed a motion ... More>>

Jones County Assistant D.A. Retires

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - The Jones County Assistant District Attorney has announced that he is resigning.J. Ronald Parrish says, he is devoting the next two months to his Circuit Court Judge campaign."Its been my pleasure and privilege to be able to work with Tony over ten years now in this office we were able to come to restore a measure of dignity and effectiveness to our field," Parrish said.Parrish says, he enjoyed serving as Assistant District Attorney for almost 11 years, and hopes to cont... More>>

WHLT 22 Televising Two Southern Miss Away Football Games

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Hattiesburg, MS -- Fans of Southern Miss football who reside in the Pine Belt will now have the opportunity to watch two of the team's away games this season on WHLT 22. WHLT 22 acquired the rights to air the Saturday, October 4th game against Middle Tennessee State University at 11:00 am CST and the Saturday, October 18th game against North Texas at 6:00 pm CST. WHLT 22 coordinated with Sinclair Broadcast Group to broadcast the two Southern Miss games on the American Sports Network. “We... More>>

Southern Miss Announces New Softball Coach Wendy Hogue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2014 Hogue Announced as Southern Miss Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue named the eighth head softball coach in school history HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school’s head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey. “We have hired a first-cla... More>>

Judge Sets $1.5 Million Bond

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police have taken into custody, the suspect in the Saturday morning aggravated assault.38-year-old, Shelvin Jones was arrested in the Palmers Crossing neighborhood around 8o'clockk this morning.According to police he is charged with the death of the mother of his children.22-year-old Eboni Newsome.Police say Newsome was taken to Wesley Medical Center this Saturday, after being beaten by Jones.She died Sunday from the injuries she sustained during the assault.J... More>>

Purvis High Field House Fire Ruled as Arson

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PURVIS, Miss. - A fire that that destroyed the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson, according to authorities. More>>

MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

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With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec... More>>

Renter's Insurance For College Students

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Fall semester is about one week in for colleges in the Pine Belt, for students living off campus hat means furniture is all moved in. But most students don't have a back up plan if something was to happen to all of their belongings.That backup plan is renter's insurance."I really have no idea what renter's insurance is," says Ahmari Lablue, a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi.He and many other studentseither have no clue what renter's insurance is, or ha... More>>

Homicide Suspect Gets $750,000 Bond

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A fight on Friday night leads to one dead and and one suspect is in police custody. Hattiesburg police responded to a fight in the 900 block of Dabbs Street around 11PM on Friday.Authorities say one man, identified as Carlos Yancey, died of a single gunshot wound.Later 60-year-old, Jerry Evans was booked for murder at Forrest County Jail.It is not clear if Evans has an attorney. More>>

Eagle Dining at Southern Miss Introduces ‘Just Like Home Recipe Contest’

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Eagle Dining is launching “Just Like Home Recipe Contest” for the 2014-2015 academic year.The contest allows faculty and staff to pick his or her favorite recipe from home and submit it to Eagle Dining. The top five finalists will be featured in a cookbook at the end of the Spring 2015 semester.Entrants will also have an opportunity to have recipe submissions prepared and served in The Fresh Food Company on the last Friday of each month.Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett initially shar... More>>

Hattiesburg Burglary Suspect On Loose

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg police need your help identifying a suspect connected to a gas station auto burglary.Police say the man is believed to have been involved in an auto burglary, which happened last Wednesday.He is a black male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and approximately 135 pounds.Authorities say the man left the scene in a white Dodge Magnum, with dark tint.If you have any information on the suspect, please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department. More>>

Local Blood Shortage

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac... More>>

Covington County Wreck Closes Highway

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COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. - Traffic on a major Highway is now moving at a steady pace following an early morning accident.Covington County emergency officials responded to a call of an 18-wheeler wreck on U.S. Highway 49 blocking both southbound lanes, causing a major traffic jam.“An 18-wheeler that hauls cattle ran off the shoulder of the road, tried to get her back onto the road jack-knifed and got the whole southbound lane of 49 shut down,” said Stann Smith, Covington County Sheriff.Authorit... More>>

Under The Helmet: One-On-One Interview With USM's Todd Monken

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In part six of WHLT's Under The Helmet series with the Southern Miss football team, WHLT's Jeff Haeger goes one-on-one with head coach Todd Monken. The second-year head man of the Golden Eagles discusses last year's five-touchdown win at UAB, renewing in-state rivalries, his breakout player of the year candidate and much more. More>>

Monday Sports Recap: USM/MSU Preview & HS Football - Petal/Hattiesburg & North Forrest/Purvis

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On Monday Southern Miss football coaches and players addressed the media in the team's first press conference of the new campaign. The Golden Eagles open up the 2014 season at Mississippi State, an in-state rivalry game that has not taken place in 24 years. Both players and coaches express their eagerness to take the field come Saturday.It was also a busy weekend for high school football around the Pine Belt, as several teams opened up their seasons under the lights on Friday and Saturday. On... More>>

Jones County Heat Related Death

Jones County Heat Related Death

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Jeanette Walker and her friend, 85-year-old, William Deavours went to scout land in Jones County.Walker says they spent hours on the property, before they realized they had locked their water and cell phones inside of the car in dangerously hot temperatures."This woman stumbled out of the woods and I asked her if she needed help and she said yes, and she said I need water I've been lost since 11 o'clock this morning," witness, Jessica Russell said.Jessica Russell was rid... More>>

Jackson Prep Football Player Dies

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JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson Preparatory student athlete who was hospitalized after getting ill at Friday's football game has died. Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during the school's season opener. More>>

3 Rescued From Gulf

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2 vessels collide in Gulf, 3 rescued

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Laurel motorcyclist killed in wreck

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a 23-year-old Laurel man died when his motorcycle collided with a pickup near Petal. More>>

Combined Thursday/Friday Preview: Hattiesburg/Petal 6A Showdown

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The unusual Saturday game between Petal and Hattiesburg is a Class 6A showdown that will undoubtedly remind everyone that football is back.Although Hattiesburg is no longer in the same Region 3 that Petal and Oak Grove occupy, the intensity of this crosstown rivalry is still swirling around both locker rooms.Over at Hattiesburg the Tigers are rebounding from a first round playoff exit to Oak Grove, as well as a disappointing 4-8 overall record in 2013.The first of those losses actually came ... More>>

City Worker Recovers After Tractor Accident

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A Hattiesburg city worker is admitted into the hospital following a lawn mower accident.The lawn mower's operator was cutting along an embankment on Lincoln road just before the Purple Heart bridge.Witnesses say the weight of the tractor on the slope caused the machine to flip on it's side missing a creek by inches.The city's Public Works General Manager, Allen McKinley describes what he saw at the scene of the accident."I saw the driver with an ambulance tending to him, ... More>>

Hattiesburg Man Behind Bars

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A call to Hattiesburg Police landed one man in Forrest County Jail.25-year-old Daryel Crosby was awaken when police entered his home on a illegal drug call.Police asked Crosby if there were any other weapons and drugs where he, and his roommate lived and that's when Crosby told the cops he had a handgun.After HPD checked the weapon, they found it was stolen from Lamar County.Crosby was taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen weapon. More>>

Oak Grove Football Team Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement taking over social media, and spreading ALS awareness across the country.Wednesday it was the Oak Grove football team's turn to take a bath in the sub-freezing temperatures.The Warriors were actually not challenged by any one person, team or institution - it was an idea that originated from offensive line coach and run game coordinator Drew Causey.Head coach Nevil Barr quickly hopped on board."You know ALS is something that we need to find a cure f... More>>

USM's Nick Mullens Continues Quick Development Under Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednes... More>>

GOP Primary Runoff Challenge Hits Court

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee presided over today's 'status hearing' filing a scheduling order for the Chris McDaniel versus Thad Cochran trial.Senator Cochran's defense attorneys say the hearing is bringing them closer to the end of this litigation."We look forward to Senator Cochran being proclaimed and confirmed as the nominee of the Republican party," said Mark Garriga, Cochran's Attorney.Mcdaniel's side says the purpose and focus of today's hearing are the ... More>>

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor Video included

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes... More>>

Tuesday Sports Recap: USM Football, Softball, Baseball & Jamierra Faulkner

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesda... More>>

Fireman Loses Home To Fire

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SOSO, Miss. - For five years Terrence Pruitt has worked to save homes and families with the Ellisville Fire Department and today it was a different story."When I pulled up, I saw it was a fire in the bedroom and I called 9-1-1...and tried to put it out with the water hose, but I didn't have enough hose to reach around on that side," Pruitt said.Early this morning several fire units responded to a fire at a three bedroom home in Soso. The fire destroyed the house Pruitt called home for 16 year... More>>

Purvis High: 'Restoration Blitz'

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PURVIS, Miss. -The Purvis Tornadoes are dealing with an unexpected disaster, with their season opener just four days away, the coaches and players are quickly rebuilding after a fire to its field-house robbed the program of everything."It's tragic because we have so many memories, you know we've been in there since seventh grade and just losing everything is heartbreaking," said Wide Receiver, Cody Slade.On Saturday morning flames took to the Jack R. Craft Athletic Field house at Purvis High ... More>>

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson Video included

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Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot... More>>

According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.

Community Health Systems Hack May Affect 12 Mississippi Hospitals

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Community Health Systems - which operates a dozen Mississippi hospitals - announced Monday that information on 4.5 million patient had been stolen in a data breach. According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states. More>>

No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that was delayed after advocates for low-income families said the agency originally proposed administrative rules that were harsher than the law itself. The agency has revised its rules to line up wit... More>>

Fire Leaves Family Homeless

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PETAL, Miss. - Heavy smoke and flames are responsible for leaving a Petal family homeless. "The fire department received a call at about eight, yesterday morning," saidCarlton Sims, Petal Fire Department Investigator.When responders arrived on the scene they say almost the entire home was on fire."The fire it was fully involved when we got there, it was already across the attic through most of the structure," Sims said.The home belonged to a family of four at the time no one was home but the ... More>>

Suspected Petal Burglar Behind Bars

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PETAL, Miss. - A man in connection with a rash of commercial burglaries is in police custody.Petal police say Deon Magee, of Hattiesburg was arrested following a traffic stop.Officers tell us they spotted a vehicle on the side of a business in a wooded area.According to police, when they pulled Magee over he had stolen property in the car.Surveillance video was also given to police of Magee in the act.Magee is awaiting bond in Forrest County Jail. More>>

NFL Youth Program Hits Petal

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PETAL, Miss. - Tomorrow the National Football League's youth program hits the city of Petal.The NFL's 'Punt, Pass, and Kick' initiative makes it's way to Petal High School tomorrow at 8:30AM.The program focuses on teaching kids ages 6-15, the fundamentals of football, in a non-contactenvironmentt.PPK is one of the oldest and largest grassroots initiatives promoting healthy competition for boys and girls."When we are deemed the most obese state in the union, what a great and fun way to promote... More>>

Southern Miss. Move In

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - School is back in session for most students, but for Southern Miss scholars, the move in period started today.Today's heavy traffic around the southern miss campus marks the official move in day for freshmen and scholarship students.A part of Fourth Street and the Highway 49 service-road was closed for student drop off and unloading.University Police say they expect roughly 1,500 students to make their way to the campus this weekend.Many of this year's students say move i... More>>

Eyes in the Skies, Drones in Mississippi

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RAYMOND, Miss. - Flying up and out of sight, you can barely even hear it once it's up in the air. Unmanned aircraft systems also known as drones are being more and more popular with consumers. More>>

Three Injured in Stone County Plane Crash

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A small plane crashed in Stone County Thursday evening sending three people to the hospital. Officials say the plane crashed just after 6 p.m. off Oil Well Road. Sheriff Mike Farmer with the Stone County Sheriff's Department tells us the pilot said he lost power in the plane, and after hitting a few tree tops, he managed to land it.We're told the three men aboard the plane were taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hat... More>>

Big Task, Small Pay Grade

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Keeping officers in Jones County is a big task, with a small pay grade."It's hard for me to keep the best at 30,000 dollars a year," said Jones County Sheriff, Alex Hodge.Jones County has seen an increase in officers leaving the force for more money."They put their heart and soul in this department, they really love what they do, but that cannot find the means to support their families,"Major Jamie Tedford, explained.This harsh reality has driven six deputies away from t... More>>

McDaniel Files Election Lawsuit in Jones County

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. News Channel 12 has confirmed that State Senator Chris McDaniel has filed a lawsuit in Jones County challenging his Republican primary loss to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. More>>

McDaniel Files Election Lawsuit in Jones County

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - WHLT has confirmed that State Senator Chris McDaniel has filed a lawsuit in Jones County challenging his Republican primary loss to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.The Mississippi Supreme Court will appoint a special judge to handle the case.Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes. More>>

Defensive Lineman Defying Odds

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In life and on the gridiron, Southern Miss. Defensive Lineman, Rodriguez Crayton has always put his best foot forward after a childhood lawn mower accident left him with a partially amputated foot."I heard a car boom, so I looked back...I guess my grandma, she was looking back at the same time," Crayton said. "She was looking at the grass making sure she was still on the line and everything and she just hit me. I started beating on the lawn mower like you hit me, she look... More>>

Innovative Gun Training In Jones County

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Just days after a Missouri teen was allegedly gunned down by a police officer, the Jones County Sheriff's Department introduces an innovation in firearms training."We need to be ready to make a life or death decision in a split second...this training not only focuses on the firearms fundamentals...it allows us to develop our decision making skills," saidSergeant Nick Messersmith, Director of Training.Through grant money and a donation from the District Attorney's office,... More>>

New Activities At Pine Belt Libraries

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Libraries across the Pine Belt are offering activities for adults to boost book rentals."We have a lot of activities for people who love books and love to read that also allow them to interact with other members of the community," said Pamela Pridgen, Hattiesburg Library Director.Daily scheduled events can be found in several different area libraries.While book clubs are among the most popular social events for adults, exercise classes, seminars, and even game nights are ... More>>

Hub-City Welcomes Officers

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Another set of brave men and women signed on to protect and serve the city of Hattiesburg in a pinning ceremony at city hall today.Bringing over 35 years of experience to the Hattiesburg Police Department, five men and one woman took oath today. All six officers are considered lateral, having prior training and law enforcement skills. The new officers bring the department up to 113, just 27 shy of full staff. "They don't have to gothrought the three month training phase, ... More>>

Injured Responders Keep Time

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LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. - The Lamar County Board of Supervisors are among the first to adopt Senate Bill 2597, allowing first responders and county workers to keep their personal and sick time for recovery if injured in the line of duty."If they're out for an extended length of time, they lose all their benefits. That's a shame, because they're out there day in and day out protecting the community,"Danny Rigel, Lamar County Sheriff said.Governor Phil Bryant signed the law in April, two months bef... More>>

UMMC prepared for Ebola virus patients

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Although much attention has been placed on a highly specialized isolation unit at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, where two Americans suffering from the deadly Ebola virus are being treated, major medical centers also can care for Ebola patients, health experts say. That includes the University of Mississippi Medical Center. More>>

Cochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying Claims Video included

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JACKSON, Miss. - The state Attorney General's office says a man claims Noel Fritsch, a spokesperson for the Chris McDaniel campaign paid him $2,000.



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Suspect in Cochran Video Scandal Pleads Guilty

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One of the suspects accused in the Cochran video scandal pleads guilty to his charges. More>>

Inmate Stabbed at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman

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The Mississippi Department of Corrections has confirmed that an inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was stabbed on Wednesday morning. More>>

McDaniel to Challenge June 24th Election

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With about three months until the general election, State Senator Chris McDaniel's campaign has confirmed they will be challenging the June 24th Runoff Election today. More>>

Natchez hospital announces employee pay cuts

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Natchez Regional Medical Center has announced a 10 percent salary reduction for all employees and managers with some while upper and some middle management-level workers will see a cut of 20 percent. More>>

3-Year-Old Drowns in Lowndes County

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COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Lowndes County family is morning the loss of a 3-year-old after a weekend accidental drowning. More>>

What You Need to Know about Ebola

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CNN--Two American health care workers in Africa are struggling to survive the deadly Ebola virus after caring for patients stricken with the disease.Do we in the US need to worry about the virus harming us here? The deadly Ebola virus may only be a plane ride away; however US health officials say the risk to individuals here is low. Marty Cetron from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “even if we had a case introduced in the United States, the likelihood and probability of e... More>>

Hancock County Officials Search for Jail Escapee

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HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. - One of the men who escaped on Sunday from the Hancock County Jail remains at large. Authorities are searching for 28-year-old Perry Thomas. Thomas and 21-year-old Montrell McPherson scaled the fence around the recreation yard Sunday afternoon. More>>

Second Train Derails in Lumberton

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LUMBERTON, Miss. - Almost a week after the ten car derailmentat the Industrial Parkway Crossing, another train derails in Lumberton, MS.It happened Sunday around 5p.m., near the same spot as last week's derailment. AnMDOT representative says two wheels went off rail when a general freight train was preparing to switch tracks. The train was going eastbound, and delayed a New Orleans-bound Amtrak.The Amtrak was forced ttransportrt it's passengers the rest of the way, via bus.After a few hours,... More>>

Two Women Arrested After One Shoots Into a Convenience Store

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FORREST CO., Miss. - Forrest CountyDeputies arrested two women in relation to a convenience store shooting on Highway 49.It happenedFriday, when 20-year-old Subreyonia Magee allegedlyfired shotsinto the store and a car.She thengotin a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Bianca Pittman, and fled the scene.They were later spotted at a traffic stop. Magee was charged with disorderly conduct, and shooting in a dwelling. Pittman was charged with DUI and accessory after the fact. More>>

Jones County Searches for Last Man in Forgery Ring

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JONES CO., Miss. -Officials are looking for Jason Creel of the Ovett community. He is wanted for being part of afive person counterfeit money operation. The four others involved in the operation are Melissa Creel, David Wade, Shawn Wade, and Lleland Wade. All four were arrested and charged with forgery after businesses reported fake one-hundred and twenty-dollar bills being used. Officials searchedthe vehicles and homes of the arrested, andseized over two-thousand dollars of counterfeit mone... More>>

Sumrall Recycling Removes Bins in Laurel

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LAUREL, Miss. - Sumrall gave notice last week that the cost of having the bin provider and deliverer transport the recycled material to them, was costing too much. "They would provide the bins in 2 locations in laurel, and they would transport the recyclables back to their plant," said Mayor Johnny MageeIt alsocost Sumrall more to sort and dispose of trash thrown in with the recyclables. Mayor Magee says that they've encountered many problems with people putting trash in the recycling bins.Th... More>>

Jones County Sheriffs Shut Down 2 Nightclubs

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JONES CO., Miss - The Jones County Sheriff's Department has shut down two illegal nightclub operations. Junior's Place and Dunks are both located in the Hebron community, and have been operating illegally for years.Concerned citizens in the community complained of loud noise, shootings, and other unlawful behavior. The illegal clubs admitted roughly 50 people each. Some patrons even camefrom out of state. Jones County Deputies arrested several people in connection with the illegal operation.... More>>

Dad attacks teacher with bat after 'inappropriate' texts sent to daughter, police say

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The father of a Perry Hall High School student struck a teacher with a baseball bat after police were made aware of a series of texts between the teacher, a 42-year-old man, and a 15-year-old st More>>

What do you call a group of...?

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A shrewdness of apes, a cete of badgers, a business of ferrets and a prickle of porcupines. How many do you know? More>>

Downtown Crawfish Jam

Event coordinators say the 16th Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam, presented by Southern Beverage Co., Budweiser and Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. This annual music event takes place on April 26, 2014 in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood in Downtown Hattiesburg. The event features live musical performances by local and regional bands, as well as all-you-can-eat crawfish and cold beer. This year's event will feature acts like Mis... More>>

Jones County Moonshine Suspect In Custody

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A Jones County man is in custody after sheriff's deputies find a moonshine still and other items.
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Jones County Teens Charged With Manslaughter

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MOSELLE, Miss. - Jones County Major Jamie Tedford tell us deputies responded to a call just off of Old River Road at around 9:20 Wednesday night. We're told deputies found 17-year-olds Alexander Crews and Timothy Meadows standing near a pick-up truck as the body of 44-year-old Timothy Williamson laid on the ground. According to Tedford, Crews' mother has some type of relationship with Williamson. Authorities say she was at the scene and made the call to 9-1-1. "The statement we had gotten was... More>>

Former Pine Belt Officer Indicted For Sex Crimes

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A former Lamar County Sheriff's Deputy and Hattiesburg Police sergeant is facing 6 indictments for sex crimes.According to the indictment, Averald Burnett allegedly committed sexual acts on a minor, who is also a member of his family. He's being charged with 4 counts of fondling, 2 counts of sexual battery, and an attempted sexual battery. Arraignment for Burnett is scheduled for September 8th at the Lamar County Circuit Court. Burnett served 22 years with the Hattiesburg... More>>

HPSD Joins 13 School Districts In Lawsuit

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The word of the day is 'shall'.Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove announced today that 14 school districts have joined to file suit against the Mississippi legislator."Shall is not discretionary, it's mandatory," said Musgrove.The MAEP law states that legislature shall fully fund the program. That's what former Governor Ronnie Musgrove says binds the state to restore past funding and fully fund school districts for the future. "Our objective is to get as much money back for ... More>>

HPD Searching For Burglary Suspect

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police need your help tracking down a suspect who burglarized a local restaurant.It happened August 16th at the La Mexicana restaurant on Old Highway 42.The suspect is a black male with what appears to be a large tattoo on his left forearm and a smaller tattoo on the top of his left hand. He was seen driving off in a white minivan.It is possibly a dodge. If you have any information on the suspect, contact Hattiesburg Police oCrime Stoppersrs at (601) 582-STOP. More>>

Hattiesburg Police Search For Murder Suspect

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - An aggravated assault on a Hattiesburg woman escalates to murder, and police are still looking for the suspect, Shelvin Jones, 38.It happened in the 500 block of Cox Street in thePalmer's Crossing neighborhood, early Saturday morning. According to police, EboniNewsome, 22,was found bruised and beaten in the street after an altercation with the father of her children. Nakiva Taylor, Newsome's best friend, says she knew something bad was going to happen from their last con... More>>

WHLT's Candace Coleman Challenges Hattiesburg Police Department's Jon Traxler in ALS Challenge

WHLT's Candace Coleman accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Sarah Kennedy, and challenges HPD's Public Information Officer Jon Traxler, WHLT's Lauren Fluker, and Jeff Haeger!

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Sarah Kennedy Does ALS Challenge In Honor Of Her Late Husband

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Sarah Kennedy lost her husband, Larry Kennedy, who was a former William Carey University President toALS 8years ago. He passed just 1 year after he was diagnosed with the nerve cell disease. "Larry's first symptoms were muscle weakness. He really diagnosed himself, but through a series of tests he was diagnosed with ALS," says Kennedy.The disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Some patients eventually develop full ... More>>

Community Systems Breach Could Affect Wesley Patients

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In a statement released Monday, Wesley representatives say personal information from patients could be in the hands of foreigners due to a systems hack.Information including social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses of some patients who were seen at practices and clinics affiliated with Wesley Health Systems over the past 5 years was transferred duringa cyber attack.With the threat of identity theft, some Wesley patients are worried about the hands that could ho... More>>

Dupree Plans New Tactics For Collecting Fines

Mayor Dupree has new plans to tackle fines owed to the city. Mayor Dupree has new plans to tackle fines owed to the city.
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In a recent audit it's been found that the Hattiesburg Municipal Court has failed to collect over $20 million infines from citizens.Mayor Dupree says the city has been working on plans to gather these delinquent fines for quite some time.He also says Hattiesburg isn't the only city in the Pine Belt that has struggled with collecting unpaid fines from citizens, and new measures will soon be taken."We have one collection agency. We've added another collection agency, and we... More>>

Southern Miss Studies Ambulances And Preterm Infants

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The following is a press release from the University of Southern Mississippi.HATTIESBURG, Miss. - An ambulance is often viewed as a cocoon of safety, but for premature infants with very low birth weight (VLBW), this may not be the case. When needed, VLBW infants are transported to specialized care facilities. Ambulance use, although necessary, has jarring effects and loud noises that can cause physical stress, potentially leading to compromised health and development.“We want to create a smoo... More>>

Bond Set For Stabbing Suspect

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LAUREL, Miss. - A $150,000 bond has been set for a Laurel man after he allegedly stabbed another. A week after the stabbing, Traveon Fenderson, 21,turned himself in to Laurel Police and Jones County Deputies yesterday in the Hoy Community. He was charged with aggravated assault for stabbing a man on Lindsey Avenue, last Sunday.Fenderson's initial hearing wasyesterday, when he heard his bond. More>>

HFD Welcomes New Assistant Chief

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HARRISBURG, Miss. - The Hattiesburg Fire Department has appointed a new Assistant Fire Chief. Yesterday, Matt Saucierkicked off his first weekwith big goals for the department. "We've got a lot of improvements to make with the department. We're going to try to expand our man power."Saucier says the department has 12 positions open for firefighters, and they'll be soon be starting the process to fill those positions."A lot of business takes place here, a lot more thanI thought it would be to ... More>>

Pine Belt To Receive New Bike Park

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PETAL, Miss. - A new bike park is coming to the Pine Belt. Construction for the park along the Leaf River is expected to begin in September. The new trail will run near Chain Park on Eighth Street. It will include terrain for mountain bikes, cyclo-cross andaBMX pump track. The plan is to leave as many trees around the area as possible. Officials say an archery range is also a possible feature. Valerie Wilson with the Petal Chamber of Commerce says, "This is going to give our people just the ... More>>

Locals Show Support For Operation Ferguson Outside Hattiesburg Police Department

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In reaction to the death of Ferguson, Missouri teen Mike Brown and events happening in the aftermath, some Hattiesburg citizens held a peaceful protest in support of a national movement. About a dozen protestors in stood outside the Hattiesburg Police Department for hours to bring attention to police brutality. According to Hattiesburg organizer Lauren Quesinberry, the movement called Operation Ferguson has spread via social networks by a group called Anonymous Press. “We... More>>

Plane Crashes In Stone County Thursday Night

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WIGGINS, Miss. - A single-engine plane in route to Mobile, Alabamacrashed last night in Wiggins. Three texas men were aboard. It happened last night on Oil Well Road around 6 p.m.An eye-witness who lives steps from the crash sayshe was in the right place at the right time. Willie Holmes remained humble when asked if he felt like a hero after rescuing a man from a crashed plane leaking fuel. "I just thank God that he's alive and the rest of them are alive. Because when you look at where they c... More>>

Lamar County 2015 Budget Saves Taxpayers' Dollars

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LAMAR CO., Miss - Good news for most Lamar County taxpayers, while the county is adding new projects to the 2015 fiscal year budget taxes are likely to decrease.Lamar County is finalizing the 2015 fiscal year budget and County Administrator Chuck Bennett says with the excess of new growth the county received from new properties paying taxes last year, they're are able to move forward with some important projects this year without burdening citizens.The county will expect a new Emergency Manag... More>>

Same-Sex Couples Record Marriage Licenses In Lamar County

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The following isa press release from the Campaign for Southern Equality.HATTIESBURG, Miss. – On August 13th, same-sex couples in eight counties across Mississippi will record their out-of-state marriage licenses at their local Chancery Court offices. Organized by the Campaign for Southern Equality, this statewide day of action for marriage equality will involve local couples recording their licenses in Amite, Desoto, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Lafayette, Lamar and Pearl River counties.Charlene... More>>

Southern Miss' New Director Of Greek Life Has High Hopes For The School Year

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -The University of Southern Mississippihas a new Director of Greek Life, and after last semester's stabbing at a fraternity house they're hoping to re-focus the objectives of students. "We hope to engage the community to raise additional money for philanthropic endeavors as well as doing some more community service activities," Charles Childress, the new Director of Greek Life.A Southern Missgraduate, Childress is not new to the Golden Eagle Family. And as a former member o... More>>

USM's New Honors College Dean Is Excited About The School Year

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As the new school year nears the University of Southern Mississippi welcomes new students as well as a new Honors College Dean.Dr. Ellen Weinauer says she's extremely excited about the new position.Though this will be her first semester as dean, Weinauer has taught in the university's English Department for the past 20 years. She has replaced Dr. David Davies, who stepped down after seven years. Weinauer says the University's Honors College will be welcoming over 170 n... More>>

Lumberton Police Arrest Man Accused Of Beating Ex And Daughter

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LUMBERTON, Miss. - Police are searching for a man accused of threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, and then beating her and their one-year-old daughter. James Youngblood Jr., 34,has been at-large for the assault since Thursday. But police say they've looking for him since July. Chief Elsie Cowart said, "On the 29th of July we received a call stating that Mr. Youngblood had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend as well as his daughter."Shesays there had been criticism about the department not ... More>>

Forrest General Offering Free Cardiovascular Disease Screening

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The following is a press release from Forrest General Hospital.HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Pine Belt residents have an opportunity to receive a free screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) on September 8 and 9 at Forrest General Hospital.Early detection is the key! If you are over age 60 or over age 50 with risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can qualify for this screening. Dare to C.A.R.E. is a comprehensive cardiovascular disease early detec... More>>

Pine Belt Soldier Found Dead At Fort Gordon In Georgia

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OAK GROVE, Miss. - A Pine Belt soldier was found dead Friday while training at Fort Gordon near Augusta, Georgia. According to Fort Gordon officials, Second LT. Anthony Thomas Scardino of Oak Grove was found dead in a post training area around 10 p.m.He had just been promoted 6 months ago and was at Fort Gordon for a officer leadership course. Officials say onceScardino did not show up at a designated location dozens of soldiers went searching for him. The cause of his death is under invest... More>>

Hub City Humane Society Wins $25,000

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Though they didn't win overall, Hub City Humane Society won Hattiesburg $25,000 in the Bark For Your Park competition. In the national competition, Hattiesburg came in first place in the large city category.They won $25,000 to go towards a pet-safe dog park. Upon completion the park will be located on a 70 acre stretch of land on Jackson Road. Hattiesburg competed with 14 other cities and won with over 34,000 votes. More>>

Hattiesburg May Have To Pay Almost One Million Dollars

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The city of Hattiesburg might have to pay nearly a million dollars after breaching a contract with a construction company. Precision Construction, filed a motion asking Forrest County to confirm an arbitrator's decision to make the city pay about $930,000 in lost profit, materials, deposit returns, change orders, and other issues. City Attorney Charles Lawrence said while the city did agree to the arbitration, it had not expected any court action just yet. More>>

Seminary Police Up Patrolling on Main Street

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SEMINARY, Miss. - Following the recent chase of a speeding motorcyclist, the Seminary Police Department is cracking down on motorists speeding through main street. Seminary has a population of about 400 people. With Highway 590 going right through the middle, citizens say it's easy to see who's disobeying traffic laws.Robert Mauldin said, "We have people come through here during the school time that need to realize how important it is to watch for the kids that's crossing the street."Right be... More>>

Southern Pines Spaying And Neutering Jones County Cats

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The following is a press release from Southern Pines Animal Shelter.HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Pines Spay Neuter Clinic has received a $10,000 grant from PetSmart Charities®to spay/neuter 200 feral cats from Jones County. The Spay Neuter Clinic works with feral cat caretakers across the Pine Belt area to encourage responsible care for feral cats. Many feral cats live in a group or colony and are fed by a caring community member. Sometimes the cats have another food source like a restaur... More>>

Hattiesburg City Council Terminates Groundworx Contract

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -The city councilis back to the drawing board once again to find a company to build a new waste-water treatment system.In a unanimous vote made during Tuesday's meeting, the city council decided to terminate it's contract with Groundworx, LLC. The council had been putting off moving forward with deadlines in the contract for months now. Councilwoman Deborah Delgado had been expressing her opposition since the agreement was made in January, "BecauseI didn't think it was i... More>>

Laurel Residents Are Targeted By Phone Scammers

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LAUREL, Miss. - Two jones county households are out thousands of dollars after scammers targeted them."It's going tobe somebody talking in a really low voice, like they've been crying, so it's not really clear," Captain Tommy Cox with the Laurel Police Department say that's how the phone conversations started that ended residents losing over 5 thousand dollars to scammers.He says scammers are using this new scam technique targeting the elderly.Captain Cox says it's because they're most likely... More>>

2 Men and 1 Juvenile Arrested After Armed Robbery, Hit-And-Run, Police Pursuit

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - An armed robbery led to a hit and run, and was followed by a highway pursuit this past weekend. Two men and one juvenile were arrested by Hattiesburg Police Department.Gerald Barnett, 18, Jaymar Booth, 18, and Daniel McNair, 17,were charged for robbing a man at gunpoint in the 200 block of Eunetta Street. Witnesses said a black chevy drove from the scene. Officers later responded to a hit and run a vehicle with the same description as the vehicle involved in the armed ... More>>

A Seminary House Fire Destroys All Of Family's Belongings

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SEMINARY, Miss. - A family of three loses everything in a Monday house fire.It happened on booth road around 11 a.m. Seminary Police Department says no one was home when the fire happened. They received a call from someone who drove by and saw smoke. By the time firefighters arrived everything inside the home was destroyed. The fire investigation is ongoing. More>>

Former Jones County Deputy Dies In Wreck

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JONES CO., Miss. - A former Jones County Sheriff's Department Deputy died in a weekend crash after a pick-up truck hit his tractor. It happened Sunday on North Ridge Road.Eric Breland was traveling south whenachevypick-up struck the bush hog attached tohis tractor andthrew him from the tractor. Breland was pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

Jones County Deputies Wrestle With A Naked Man Resisting Arrest

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JONES Co., Miss. - Deputies had to wrestle a naked man down in the middle of the road for disturbing residents. People in the area say Dakota Richard, 28, was running up and down the street, banging on doors. Deputies say when they arrived, he was naked and covered in blood. When asked why he was bleeding Richard told authorities he was on methamphetamine, and had taken a handful of xanax. Richard is charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and public drunk... More>>

A Woman Is Sexually Assaulted During A Home Invasion

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman Monday morning. It happened at University Townhouses on North 32nd Avenue. According to Police, at around 6 a.m. a woman reported that her house had been broken into while she was there. The victim says the male intruder sexually assaulted her, took some of her belongings, and then got away in her car. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the 2004 white PT Cruiser is asked to ... More>>

Laurel Police Are Cracking Down On Yard Thieves

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LAUREL, Miss. - Laurel Police Officers are trying to crack down on the rise of yard equipment thefts in the area. Two arrests were made recently. Thomas Nicholsen, 32, and Samantha Thompson, 29, were both arrested when officers caught them taking a farming tiller and plow from a resident on 5th Avenue. Detective Brandon Evans says the two were planning on selling the items to a scrap yard. Authorities advise residents to keep yard tools out of site. Both thieves were charged with grand la... More>>

Wayne County Makes $13,000 Drug Bust

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WAYNE, CO. Miss - A Wayne County man is charged with drug possession after Deputies busted him with thousands of dollars worth of drugs. The bust happened on Holly BushRoad at the home of 26-year-old Brandon Yates. Along with the marijuana Deputies seized around 57 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of methamphetamine, 3 grams of ecstasy and over $800 dollars in cash.Yates also had many illegal firearms. The total street value of the bust is about $13,000. Yates was arrested for possession of each... More>>

Laurel Police Department Is Offering Civil Service Exam

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LAUREL, Miss. - The opportunity for people who haven't attended a police academy to become a part of the Laurel Police Force is quickly nearing.LPDis looking to add new people to it's list of potential entry-level officers. Applications for the Civil Service Exam, which is required for anyone not police academy certified, are now available to those interested in law enforcement.We're looking for all types of people. We'd love to have some bilingual officers. That's always in high demand. We n... More>>

Ellisville Couple Charged With Child Molestation And Accessory

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ELLISVILLE, Miss. - Police have charged a couple in connection with the molestation of a 6-year-old child. Charles Cupit was arrested from his home on July 22nd after a report was filed say he touched his 6-year-old relative for lustful purposes. His wife, Tina Michelle Cupit, is charged with child-welfare neglect and accessory after the fact for knowing about the incident and not reporting it. EllisvilleAuthorities say the investigation is ongoing. More>>

Jasper County Man Body Found In Woods

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JASPER CO., Miss - Authorities say the body of a Jasper County missing manwas found yesterday insidehis pick-up truck.Ricky Page, 54,went missing Saturday night.Sheriff Chris Sargentsays a search team foundPage in Vossburg off Highway 11 around 7pm. It appeared the truck ran off the road. According to Jasper County Coroner Randy Graham, the cause of death is unknown.Page's body is now in Jackson, awaiting autopsy. More>>

Local Group Home Receives Surprise After Facebook Post

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PURVIS, Miss. - A localgroup hometakes a cable bill dispute to facebook and receives a surprising response. "Thirteen-hundred bucks for us is a lot of money. That's enough to feed every kid on this campus forone year," said Michael Garrett, the founder and operator of Homes Of Hope For Children.That's how much money Garrett says Comcast was supposed to creditthe non-profitorganization thathas provided less fortunate children with a normal home setting since 2010.Garrett says that after he saw... More>>

Jones Co. Investigates International Scam

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JONES CO., Miss. - After a week-long investigation Jones County Investigators have made a major discovery in an international credit card scam. Officials seized around$40,000 worth of headphones, jump drives, and memory cards from an Ellisville home. The items were bought with a fraudulent credit card from a woman claiming to be from Gambia, Africa. She had the items sent to an Ellisville man, who was to later send them to her. "He had met this lady on a dating website. She had endeared he... More>>

HPD Searching for Daniell Motors Vehicle

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police are investigating a missing a car from a Daniell Motors car dealership.A brand new2012 Ford Escape was stolen from the lot Monday night.The the owners of Daniell Motors say the car was deliveredthat same dayand mysteriously left the lot shortly after. If you have any information on the missing vehicle please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department. More>>

Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary Provides Over 1000 Students With Supplies

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - More than 1000 Hattiesburg area students will start school with new backpacks full of school supplies provided by the Junior Auxiliary (JA) of Hattiesburg.The Backpack Service Project takes place each summer, serving kindergarten through fifth grade students from 22 Hattiesburg area schools in Forrest and Lamar Counties.The organization filled backpacks with thousand of school supplies, and delivered them to the schools. "When we have children that come in to a school tha... More>>

Officials are Searching for Laurel Man

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LAUREL, Miss - Jones County officials are searching for a man accused of severely beating and robbing a woman.Deputies say ithappened last night on Lucas Street, in Laurel.Thevictim says Lemuel Henry, 32, of Laurel, approached her around 8:30 p.m.According to the police report, Henryasked her for money. When she refused, he beat her andtook her money.Anyone having any information on the whereabouts of Henry is encouraged to contact Jones County Crime Stoppers or Laurel Police Department Crimi... More>>

Two Petal Men Charged with Burglary

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The following is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.JONES CO., Miss. - Two Petal men are under arrest for a Residential and Auto Burglary in Jones County. Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Courtney Creek Road in reference to a larceny complaint. The deputy was advised by the victim he was in the process of building a new home when he discovered the items were missing. The victim stated whoever took the missing items knew whe... More>>

Former Ellisville State School Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

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The following is a press release from the Office of the Attorney General.JACKSON, Miss. - A former state employee is going to prison for embezzlement and forgery, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.Rhonda Gleason, 49, of Richton, was sentenced today by Judge Billy Joe Landrum in the First Judicial District of Jones County after pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. The crimes occurred while Gleason was employed as a program director at Ellisville State... More>>

People of the Pinebelt: Parasailing Man

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Lance Sanderford. This Oak Grove businessman has been power parasailing around West Hattiesburg for three years now.
"It's a lot like being Superman, because you take off running and all of a sudden you just lift off. It's just the greatest most relaxing escape."
The Marine Veteran says serving in Desert Storm gave him an adventurous appetite.
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Ellisville Alderman Elections are Approaching

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ELLISVILLE, Miss. - The city of Ellisville will soon have a new Ward 4 Alderman.After long-time seat-holder James Holifield announced his retirement in June, the city began accepting applications for qualifying candidates. Three men are officially in the running. Lynn Buckhaluts, Reggie richardson and Danny Shows all qualified for the position. "Iexpect them to be looking at what's best for not only their ward, but for the city and making decisions," said Mayor Tim Waldrup.Election day is Au... More>>

Miss Hospitality Pageant 2014 Preliminary Winners

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -After a full week of rehearsals, special events, and interviews, the 35 Miss Hospitality contestants competed on-stage last night during the Preliminary Competition.All contestants participated in the Little Black Dress/Commercial Competition and the Evening Gown Competition. At the conclusion of the evening, preliminary award winners were announced.On Friday morning, each contestant presented a 90-second speech to the panel of judges on how they would sell Mississippi to ... More>>

HPD Will Hosts Night Out Against Crime

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - National Night Out Against Crime is approaching early August.The Hattiesburg Police Department is hosting a kick-off party for the city next week. Everyone is invited to Tatum Park on July 30th forfree health screenings, door prizes and food. HPD wants to send a message to the community about the importance of working together when it comes to neighborhood surveillance. "It's just basically a time for everybody to get together and find out who your neighbors are and figu... More>>

Miss Hospitality Pageant 2014

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Sandals and t-shirts will be traded in for heels and evening gowns as 35 women compete for the title of Miss Hospitality 2014.In it's 65th year the pageant continues to unite young, involved women from all over the state. "Some of these young ladies will go on to college together, they may even be college roommates together. AndI love that there's specialconnections and special opportunities for them that they recognize later on in life," said Susan Slaughter, the pageant... More>>

Laurel Murder Suspects Released From Jail

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LAUREL, Miss. - Two men charged for a double-murderwerereleased from jail yesterday. According to Laurel Police Department Captain Tommy Cox, Gregory Nix , 22, and Maurice Jones, 23 were released for lack of evidence. Jones and Nix were arrested in January, along with two others, in connection to the murders of Justin Curry and Bennie Owens. More>>

6 Arrested 1 Charged for Drive-By-Shooting

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police have arrested a man in connection with a drive-by shooting. It happenedSundaynighton Martin Luther King Avenue.HPD responded to a call about shots being fired from a vehicle around6 p.m. Witnesses said both a silver Ford Taurus and blue Ford Mustang were involved. Geremy Gray, 19,was arrested afterHPD found both vehicles on Arledge Street, and a .25 caliber handgun inside one. Six different men fled on foot from the vehicles, and were taken into cust... More>>

Hattiesburg-Laurel Airport Replaces Silver Airways

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The following press release is from the Hattiesburg-Laurel Airport.The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Authority is proud to announce new service on American Eagle to Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. Service will begin around November 5, 2014. The two flights a day will be on a 50 passenger jet and will be shared with the community of Meridian. Flight schedules are still being developed along with pricing and integration into the American Airlines system.American Eagle will replace Silver Airways to... More>>

Jones County Arrested for Head Butting Woman

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JONES CO., Miss. - A Jones County man is out on bond after head butting a woman in a domestic dispute. Jonathan Bove, 31,was taken into custody and charged with felony domestic violence and aggravated assaultfor a June 9thassault.Officials say the victim claims she and Bove got into a heated argument. It then escalated into Bove holding her down and head butting her, causing extensive damage to her face, leaving bruises on her body, and breaking her nose.The victim underwent surgery for her n... More>>

Southern Miss Begins Constructing New College of Nursing Building

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI - Pre-construction has begun at Southern Missfor a new College of Nursing.After eight years of patience the college kicked-off an $8 million campaign at the beginning of the year to assist in funding theproject.Administration says the new building will increase the college's square-footage by a much needed 135%.Aside from spacing issues, the current building is also technologically dated for the type of programs the college uses. "This building was wired ele... More>>

Covington County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation

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COVINGTON CO., Miss.- A Covington County man pled guilty to child molestation and lustful gratification charges Monday after being out on bond for a year.Covington County Sheriff Terry Holbrook says 76-year-old Billy Pat Graves of the Williamsburg Community was arrested one year after posting a $300,000 bond.Sentencing for Graves will take place August 18th in Jasper County.He faces 30 years in prison and a$5,000 fine. More>>

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Funding Steadily Decreases

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Mississippi Center for Legal Services (MCLS) recently received it's annual grantfrom the Mississippi Bar Foundation through its Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) Program.The IOLTA program was established as a source of funding to provide legal aid to low income clients andto provide law related public education programs.According to Executive Director of Administration for theMCLS Sam Buchanan,this year's grant was $59,050, an amount that has drastically decrea... More>>

Jones County Officials are Searching for Yard Equipment Thieves

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JONES CO., Miss. - Several Jones County residents have become victim to a yard equipment operation, losing thousands of dollars worth of tools."It's a bad feeling when you come home and you see your gate wide open...and everything's gone," said Randy Holmes of Claiborne Road.According to County Officials, at least 8 to10 reports have been made about stolen yard tools and four wheelers.From Holmes, the thieves got away with aside-by-side,lawn mower, pressure washers, chain saws, weed eaters, a... More>>

HPD Says Auto Burglaries are Down

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to Hattiesburg Police Department car burglaries in the city are down almost half as much as last summer. But, what they've found is most reports are actually incidents of negligence.Lieutenant John Traxler says out of the 30 auto burglaries reported last month, about 22 were because citizens left their doors open.Aside from locking your door, he says the first step in preventing yourself from becoming a theft victim is concealing your items."Don't leave purses, ... More>>

Lamar County Deputies Search for Escaped Inmate

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LAMAR CO., Miss. - Lamar CountyDeputies are in search of an inmate who escaped from work detail this morning.Matthew Wayne Thompson stole a Ford 15-passenger vanwith Lamar Co. on the side, around 10 a.m.According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the vanhad a trailer, but it was later found on Highway 589 between Bellevue and Sumrall. Thompsonwas around the Bellevue area near Highway 98 when he escaped from work detail.Sheriff Rigel says Thompson was last seenwearing an orange shirt, with ... More>>

Covington County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation

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COVINGTON, CO. Miss. - After a year out on bond, a 76-year-old Covington County man has now pled guilty to child molestation and lustful gratification charges.According to Covington County Sheriff Terry Holbrook, Billy Pat Graves of the Williamsburg community was arrested for child molestation and lustful gratification charges, last year.Holbrook says Graves pleaded guilty to both charges yesterday. Sentencing for Graves will take place August 18th in Jasper County. He can face30 years in pr... More>>

Blakeney Sentenced to Death

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Justin Blakeney will sit on death row after a jury found him guilty of murdering a toddler.It only took an hour for the jury to find the Jones County man guilty in the death of 2-year-old Victoria Viner. The girl was the daughter of his then live-in girlfriend. Blakeney was babysitting the child when it happened back in august 2010. She was taken University Medical Center in Jackson where she died two days later. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. More>>

Pit bull Attacks 4-Year-Old in Jefferson Davis County

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JEFFERSON DAVIS CO., Miss. - A four-year-old is recovering in Forrest General Hospital after suffering from a pit bull attack to the face.The attack happened on Donaldson Lane in Jefferson Davis County. According to Detective John Tolar, the four-year-old boy was attacked shortly after5 p.m.yesterday.Investigators say the dog was seized and is in quarantine.The investigation is on-going. More>>

A Freedom Summer Student Reflects on Library Sit-In

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"freedom summer was a revolution...it was a revolution"in the summer of 1964, african american suffrage took the lead in the civil rights movement...even the children of the era served as volunteers... "we went to freedom school during the day, and in the afternoon and early evening we canvas for voter registration"but they were still too young to have voting rights...so on august 14, 1964...mrs. Stokes-jackson and her peers came together to try and change something that was affecting them di... More>>

City Council Tables Decision to Terminate Groundworx Contract

City Council Tables Decision to Terminate Groundworx Contract City Council Tables Decision to Terminate Groundworx Contract
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg City Council tabled the vote to terminate agreements with Groundworx at today's council meeting.It's a decision Mayor Dupree hopes doesn't cost too much more money. He says it's unfortunate that it's being tabled, but he respects the council's need to mull things over.Earlier today, Pearl River Chancery Court denied the company's temporary restraining order against the city. The order was requested in hopes of blocking termination papers.If the contract is end... More>>

Three People Survive Plane Crash in Jefferson Davis County

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PRENTISS, Miss. - Three people were mildly injured after their single-engine plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a field off Thurman Rd.Jefferson County Deputies say 75-year-old Sammie Hooks of Covington County was piloting the single-engine plane when it hit a line of trees, broke a wing, and crashed. He also owns the plane.KristyWade, 38,anda 5-year-old boy were also aboard the plane.Friends of the family says they were taken to Covington County Hospital and shortly released. Wade received ... More>>

A Mother Dead and Son Injured In Single-Car Crash

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WIGGINS, Miss. - A mother is dead and her 22-year-old son is injured, after their car struck a tree in McHenry.The Stone County Coroner says Mylinda Beech of Gulfport was riding with her son in a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Sunday night.According to officials Brandon Beech was driving the car when it ran off the road. Mylinda Beech was wearing a seatbelt when the car struck a tree on the passenger side, but Brandon Beech was not.He was taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, where he was ... More>>

Paper Manufacturer Brings 300 Jobs to Hattiesburg

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The following press release is from the Area Development Partnership.HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Governor Phil Bryant announced today that Green Bay Converting, Inc., a world-class tissue specialty paper converting company, is locating a new manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The company will invest approximately $48 million and hire 300 full-time employees over a five year period.The new 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility will be located in the Hattiesburg/Forrest County I... More>>

USM Police Department Holds Active Shooter Training

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - No one was allowed in Pulley Hall on the Southern Miss campus yesterday. The University Police Department, along with other area law enforcement agencies held an active shooter training for uncertified officers.Fourteenmen and women were put through a two-day strategic training.The first day consisted of classroom instruction.And the second day, theylearned how to analyze the psychological make up of an active shooter through a simulated training situation."We've never h... More>>

Former PRCC President Dies at 78

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POPLARVILLE, Miss. - Pearl River Community College mourns the loss of one of its former presidents. Doctor Ted J. Alexander served as president of the junior college from 1986 to 2000.According to PRCC, he died Wednesday in his Hattiesburg home. The caused of his death has not been released.Some of his most important contributions to the school has been initiating a $3.6 million project to build a Nursing Building and Wellness Center on the Poplarville campus.He was 78-years-old.He is survive... More>>

USM Polymer Research Group Studies New Cancer Treatment

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - For the Savin research group atSouthern Miss'Polymer Science Center, improving cancer treatment is a study, but for one student, it's also improving a parent's quality of life.Two and half years ago Ashley Johnson, a research graduate student, heard the news that hermom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. "Although I had been working on this project for a couple years before that, it really hit home with me," Johnson said.Experiencing the way cancer changes the li... More>>

How To Prepare Your Pet for July 4th

How To Prepare Your Pet for July 4th How To Prepare Your Pet for July 4th
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Fourth of July might be a night of firework fun for humans, but not so much for pets."The loud noises tend to scare animals. And you have animals that will act in a way that they normally never would, like jumping fences," saysKatherine Sammons,Southern Pines Animal Shelter Operations Manager.Hundreds of pets go missing, trying to find safety from the outdoor chaos."We have seen in the past where dogs have actually been in the backyard where people were throwing firec... More>>

Wayne County Man Sentenced for Manslaughter

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WAYNE CO., Miss - In May, 21-year-old Forrest Johnston shot and killed Belinda Walters in an altercation about him sending sending her 13-year-old daughter inappropriate pictures.The incident happened in December 2012.Yesterday, at theWayne CountyCourt House, Judge Williamson sentenced Johnston to 15 years in prison.Judge Williamson decided against the maximum sentence for Johnston. He is also sentenced to 7 years suspended and 5 years probation. More>>

University of Southern Mississippi Freedom Summer Conference

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It was a time of hardship for the Pine Belt, and all across the South. Now, it's being commemorated by those who remember. "And we're not only commemorating it, but we're also relying on our resources - the people who remember. the people who lived it and sacrificed it," said Sherita Johnson, Conference Coordinator.It was Freedom Summer. And the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Black Studies is educating the community on the historic movement in 1964. "I th... More>>

Jones County Cold Case

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - For some, today is just another Monday, but for the family of Henry Charles Adcock, it is the painful anniversary of losing their loved one."One year is not too long, but then the second year came along, and then here it is a third year, and you just kind of feel hopeless at times if they'll ever find who did it," said Sue Lee, the victim's sister.On the morning of June 23, 2011, Adcock who was the manager of city pawn in Waynesboro was found shot and killed in his Ellis... More>>

PRCC Ranks Top 20 in Nation

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POPLARVILLE, Miss - For the second year in a row Pearl River Community College receives national recognition.According to a survey by CNN Money Report, PRCC is the 17th best in preparing students for four-year institutions. Dr. William Lewis, president of PRCC says, twelve hundred schools were considered in the survey, so they feel like they're definitely improving the campus. "You know the ultimate goal, which is a real challenge for us, is that one hundred percent of our graduates would mov... More>>

2 in Critical Condition and 7 Injured from Head-On Collision

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COLOMBIA, Miss - Two people are in critical condition after a head-on collision in Marion County, Wednesday around 8 a.m. Seven others were also injured in the wreck. The crash happened on highway 586, West of the Foxworth Community, and between Holmes and Pittman Roads.According to Highway Patrol, 6 children and 3 adults were involved in the two-vehicle impact. Investigation continues as officials are now on the look-out for a third vehicle - a red pickup truck that is believed to have caus... More>>

Marion County Man Nearly Stabs and Beats Woman to Death

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MARION CO., Miss - The Sheriff's Department is on the look-out for a man after he stabbed and beat his ex with a handgun, Tuesday afternoon.William Walter Rowell's is a 40-year-old Colombia Resident.Marion County Sheriff, Berkley Hall says after the attack, he took the woman to a relative's home, then fled in a gold, 1999 model, Ford Expedition. The license plate is MNL353. "The victim received life-threatening wounds, but is now in stable condition," says Hall.Rowell is suspected to be accom... More>>

Hattiesburg Police Dept. Adds To Force

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - There's an old saying, "As the temperature rises, so does crime." Hattiesburg Police Department hopes to be prepared with its now 111 officer force.Sixteenofficers graduated from its academy, last week.The new additions are eager to get out and start patrolling."Every time we can add just one officer, we look at that as a plus," says Lt. Traxler, Public Information Officer.Even though they've upped their numbers, the department is still about 30 officers shy of what it wa... More>>

Jones Co. Murder Preps For Trial Two

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JONES CO., Miss - Jury selection is underway for the second trial of Justin Blakeney, a man accused of murdering a 2-year-old in Jones County.Blakeney was charged with capital murder in2010 for the crime.Thefirst trial was dismissed for mistrialforlack of jurors.Now, Circuit Judge Billy Joe Landrum has decided to hold jury selection in Greene County. Five hundred citizens have been placed on a list of prospective jurors for the case, which should begin July 7th. More>>

Forrest Co. Constable Passes

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FORREST CO., Miss -Post One Constable Wayne Taylor passed away Thursday from heart attack complications. Constable Taylor was admitted to Forrest General Hospital after suffering a heart attack last weekend. He joined the Forrest County Sheriff's Department after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1977.Taylor served as adeputy and warrants officer before becomingPost One Constable in the early 2000s, andwas in his third term serving.He is survived by his wife and daughter. More>>

Hattiesburg Zoo Puts To Sleep 'Tigger The Tiger'

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A sad loss for the Hattiesburg zoo as they have had to lay to rest one of the main attractions. Tigger was a 17-year-old siberian tiger who was born and raised in the zoo."Professionally it's always a a hard call to make but it's something you have to do for the best interest of the animal," says Katie Barry, a zoo curator.Barry alsosaysTigger suffered from arthritis, and had been on medication for years. After many consultations from veterinarians, it was decided thatsh... More>>

Main Street Books Hosts Fest South Story Time

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - This is the last week to attend events for Festival South. Today, Main Street Books hosted a visual storytelling hour for kids ages 2-12.It was a 'Celebration of Mother Goose', as a group of volunteers brought nursery rhyme favorites alive.Audience members got a chance totake pictures andinteract with characters after storytime. Theevent coordinator, Lauren-Kate Leake said "The kids really liked it. They were laughing a bunch. I had great people acting everything out. So,... More>>

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  • Train Derails in Ellisville

    Train Derails in Ellisville

    Friday, March 28 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-03-28 15:13:45 GMT
    A train derailed early Friday (3-28-14) morning in Jones County. The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. under the Highway 590 overpass. That's  near Jones Community College in Ellisville.  Heavy machinery
    A train derailed early Friday (3-28-14) morning in Jones County. The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. under the Highway 590 overpass. That's  near Jones Community College in Ellisville.  Heavy machinery
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  • Hackers Access Patients' Records in 29 States, Mississippi Included

    Hackers Access Patients' Records in 29 States, Mississippi Included

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:45:51 GMT
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    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to CNN Money.The breach affects 29 states, including Mississippi.Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years, or was merely referred there b...
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to CNN Money.The breach affects 29 states, including Mississippi.Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years, or was merely referred there b...
  • JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol

    JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-03-27 04:20:44 GMT
    JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson.
    JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson.
  • Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

    Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:43 PM EST2014-02-24 22:43:37 GMT
    Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27.
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  • Jones County Teens Charged With Manslaughter

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    Friday, August 29 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:46:43 GMT
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    MOSELLE, Miss. - Jones County Major Jamie Tedford tell us deputies responded to a call just off of Old River Road at around 9:20 Wednesday night. We're told deputies found 17-year-olds Alexander Crews and Timothy Meadows standing near a pick-up truck as the body of 44-year-old Timothy Williamson laid on the ground. According to Tedford, Crews' mother has some type of relationship with Williamson. Authorities say she was at the scene and made the call to 9-1-1. "The statement we had gotten was...
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  • Police: 3 dead in Brooksville shooting

    Police: 3 dead in Brooksville shooting

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:51:46 GMT
    Brooksville Police say at least three people have been killed and a fourth person was flown to a hospital after a shooting at a home near Main Street on Friday night.
    Brooksville Police say at least three people have been killed and a fourth person was flown to a hospital after a shooting at a home near Main Street on Friday night.
  • Friday Sports: Ole Miss Drops Boise State, 35-13 & Under The Helmet

    Friday Sports: Ole Miss Drops Boise State, 35-13 & Under The Helmet

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:55:02 GMT
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