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  • Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:27:55 GMT
    A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

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    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

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  • Players of the Pine Belt-Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Players of the Pine Belt-Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:46:27 GMT

    Once on a football field Sacred Heart High School senior Garrett Crowder likes nothing better than hitting folks. This year, Crowder will double his opportunities to do just that.

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    Once on a football field Sacred Heart High School senior Garrett Crowder likes nothing better than hitting folks. This year, Crowder will double his opportunities to do just that.

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  • Emergency crews respond to reignited fire in Lamar County

    Emergency crews respond to reignited fire in Lamar County

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-07-22 01:38:55 GMT
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a reignited house fire on Hwy. 11 in Lamar County. Fire investigator, George Stephens, says the initial fire happened before 3 a.m. on July 21.  When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Stephens says the family was thankful to be away when the fire sparked. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation into is ongoing.   Copyri...More >>
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a reignited house fire on Hwy. 11 in Lamar County. Fire investigator, George Stephens, says the initial fire happened before 3 a.m. on July 21.  When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Stephens says the family was thankful to be away when the fire sparked. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation into is ongoing.   Copyri...More >>
  • MHP investigating deadly crash in Pearl River County

    MHP investigating deadly crash in Pearl River County

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:33:45 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Hwy. 53 in Pearl River County on July 21. (Photo Source: WDAM Staff)The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Hwy. 53 in Pearl River County on July 21. (Photo Source: WDAM Staff)

    Just after midnight on July 21, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatality on Hwy 53 in Pearl River County. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.  According to authorities, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling north of Highway 53 when it crossed the center line and crashed head on with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the southbound lane. The driver and rear passenger of the Chevrolet Sonic and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to Forrest...

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    Just after midnight on July 21, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatality on Hwy 53 in Pearl River County. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.  According to authorities, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling north of Highway 53 when it crossed the center line and crashed head on with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the southbound lane. The driver and rear passenger of the Chevrolet Sonic and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to Forrest...

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  • Inmate escapes Covington Co. jail, captured near sheriff's office

    Inmate escapes Covington Co. jail, captured near sheriff's office

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:53:59 GMT

    An escaped inmate is back behind bars after a two-hour manhunt in Covington County. According to officials, 50-year-old Terry Bernell Hall escaped the Covington County prison around 1:20 pm Sunday afternoon. 

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    An escaped inmate is back behind bars after a two-hour manhunt in Covington County. According to officials, 50-year-old Terry Bernell Hall escaped the Covington County prison around 1:20 pm Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-yr-old girl canceled

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-yr-old girl canceled

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:00:36 GMT
    12-yr-old Haylee Reney Matherson. Source: MBI12-yr-old Haylee Reney Matherson. Source: MBI

    The Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-year-old Haylee Reney Matherson of Louisville has been canceled. She has been located and is safe.

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    The Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-year-old Haylee Reney Matherson of Louisville has been canceled. She has been located and is safe.

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  • 2 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Covington County

    2 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Covington County

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:17:19 GMT
    According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.

    At least two people are injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Covington County.  According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.

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    At least two people are injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Covington County.  According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt - Columbia Academy's Ras Pace

    Players of the Pine Belt - Columbia Academy's Ras Pace

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:23:19 GMT
    Columbia Academy senior quarterback Ras Pace. Courtesy: WDAMColumbia Academy senior quarterback Ras Pace. Courtesy: WDAM
    Columbia Academy senior quarterback Ras Pace. Courtesy: WDAMColumbia Academy senior quarterback Ras Pace. Courtesy: WDAM

    As a freshman quarterback playing behind one of the best athletes to come through Columbia Academy in recent years, Thomas Erastus “Ras” Pace got his first career start in what was arguably the Cougars’ biggest game of the 2016 season. “I thought I did a pretty good job handing the ball off,” said Pace of his starting debut in a second-round MAIS AAA playoff game in place of the inured Wiley Cleland.

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    As a freshman quarterback playing behind one of the best athletes to come through Columbia Academy in recent years, Thomas Erastus “Ras” Pace got his first career start in what was arguably the Cougars’ biggest game of the 2016 season. “I thought I did a pretty good job handing the ball off,” said Pace of his starting debut in a second-round MAIS AAA playoff game in place of the inured Wiley Cleland.

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  • 68th annual Miss Hospitality Pageant begins in Hattiesburg

    68th annual Miss Hospitality Pageant begins in Hattiesburg

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:38:33 GMT
    The 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant begins in Hattiesburg Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.The 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant begins in Hattiesburg Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.
    The 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant begins in Hattiesburg Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.The 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant begins in Hattiesburg Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    Thirty-one contestants from across Mississippi are taking part in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant. 

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    Thirty-one contestants from across Mississippi are taking part in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant. 

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  • Sumrall man charged with attempted murder after Ellisville shooting

    Sumrall man charged with attempted murder after Ellisville shooting

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:39:44 GMT
    Kelvin Preston, 19, turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder. (Photo source: Jones County Jail)Kelvin Preston, 19, turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder. (Photo source: Jones County Jail)

    Ellisville police arrested a Sumrall man after a drive-by shooting that injured a man on Wednesday night.  Kelvin Preston, 19, turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder, according to the Ellisville Police Department.  Police responded to the shooting near Dubose Park and found that 19-year-old Jaquan Smith, of Ellisville, was shot in the hip, according to police.  Smith was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery...

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    Ellisville police arrested a Sumrall man after a drive-by shooting that injured a man on Wednesday night.  Kelvin Preston, 19, turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder, according to the Ellisville Police Department.  Police responded to the shooting near Dubose Park and found that 19-year-old Jaquan Smith, of Ellisville, was shot in the hip, according to police.  Smith was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery...

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  • Ellisville man charged with sexual battery

    Ellisville man charged with sexual battery

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:27:52 GMT
    Douglas Lovett was charged with sexual battery. (Photo source: JCSD)Douglas Lovett was charged with sexual battery. (Photo source: JCSD)

    The Jones County Sheriff's Department charged an Ellisville man accused of sexual battery. The department was conducting an investigation involving neglect when one of the children reported being touched inappropriately by 36-year-old Douglas Lovett, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release.  The victim revealed the details of the inappropriate behavior during a forensic interview.  Lovett was arrested on Thursday and charged with sexual bat...

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    The Jones County Sheriff's Department charged an Ellisville man accused of sexual battery. The department was conducting an investigation involving neglect when one of the children reported being touched inappropriately by 36-year-old Douglas Lovett, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release.  The victim revealed the details of the inappropriate behavior during a forensic interview.  Lovett was arrested on Thursday and charged with sexual bat...

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  • Beaumont Postal worker recognized with certificate

    Beaumont Postal worker recognized with certificate

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:17:23 GMT
    A Beaumont postal worker received an unexpected award for having zero sick leave days during 2017. (Photo source: WDAM)A Beaumont postal worker received an unexpected award for having zero sick leave days during 2017. (Photo source: WDAM)
    A Beaumont postal worker received an unexpected award for having zero sick leave days during 2017. (Photo source: WDAM)A Beaumont postal worker received an unexpected award for having zero sick leave days during 2017. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Margaret R. Breland has been in the town of Beaumont, Mississippi for 70 plus years. She currently works at the Beaumont Post Office where she was awarded a certificate for having zero sick leave days used in the year of 2017. Mrs.Breland was presented with the award by Safety Specialist Kenya Hinton. 

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    Margaret R. Breland has been in the town of Beaumont, Mississippi for 70 plus years. She currently works at the Beaumont Post Office where she was awarded a certificate for having zero sick leave days used in the year of 2017. Mrs.Breland was presented with the award by Safety Specialist Kenya Hinton. 

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  • Pine Belt Federal Credit Union opening Perry County location

    Pine Belt Federal Credit Union opening Perry County location

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:09:47 GMT
    In the past, it's been hard for people who live in new Augusta with no access to a 24 hour ATM machine for residents in the community. In the next few months, the Pine Belt Federal Credit Union will change that." (Photo source: WDAM)In the past, it's been hard for people who live in new Augusta with no access to a 24 hour ATM machine for residents in the community. In the next few months, the Pine Belt Federal Credit Union will change that." (Photo source: WDAM)
    In the past, it's been hard for people who live in new Augusta with no access to a 24 hour ATM machine for residents in the community. In the next few months, the Pine Belt Federal Credit Union will change that." (Photo source: WDAM)In the past, it's been hard for people who live in new Augusta with no access to a 24 hour ATM machine for residents in the community. In the next few months, the Pine Belt Federal Credit Union will change that." (Photo source: WDAM)

    "We are so excited about our new location and everything," said Bank Teller, Patricia Obanner. In the past, it's been hard for people who live in new Augusta with no access to a 24 hour ATM machine for residents in the community. in the next few months, the pine belt federal credit union is about to change that. "Since the bank of Richton closed and the trust mark bank doesn't have one. people from here have to pay someone to go and withdraw their funds," said M...

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    "We are so excited about our new location and everything," said Bank Teller, Patricia Obanner. In the past, it's been hard for people who live in new Augusta with no access to a 24 hour ATM machine for residents in the community. in the next few months, the pine belt federal credit union is about to change that. "Since the bank of Richton closed and the trust mark bank doesn't have one. people from here have to pay someone to go and withdraw their funds," said M...

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  • Mize hosting 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:52:45 GMT
    The town of Mize is hosting the 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival. Photo credit WDAM.The town of Mize is hosting the 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival. Photo credit WDAM.
    The town of Mize is hosting the 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival. Photo credit WDAM.The town of Mize is hosting the 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival. Photo credit WDAM.

    The 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival began in the town of Mize Friday.  

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    The 40th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival began in the town of Mize Friday.  

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  • African-American Military Museum hosts back to school boot camp

    African-American Military Museum hosts back to school boot camp

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:37:31 GMT
    The African American Military Museum hosted their annual Back to School Boot Camp Friday, which is named after late World War II veteran Needham Jones. (Photo source: Vanessa Molden)The African American Military Museum hosted their annual Back to School Boot Camp Friday, which is named after late World War II veteran Needham Jones. (Photo source: Vanessa Molden)
    source: Vanessa Moldensource: Vanessa Molden

    The African American Military Museum hosted their annual Back to School Boot Camp named after World War 2 veteran Needham Jones.  Museum Manager Latoya Norman says this is the first year they've done the program without Jones.  "When he was living he would come to our back to school boot camp and his message was mainly to young males," says Norman. "He wanted them to be the very best that they could be, not just in school but in life." Young boys ...

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    The African American Military Museum hosted their annual Back to School Boot Camp named after World War 2 veteran Needham Jones.  Museum Manager Latoya Norman says this is the first year they've done the program without Jones.  "When he was living he would come to our back to school boot camp and his message was mainly to young males," says Norman. "He wanted them to be the very best that they could be, not just in school but in life." Young boys ...

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  • Hundreds under boil water notice in Forrest County

    Hundreds under boil water notice in Forrest County

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:10:57 GMT
    A boil water notice is in effect for the Brooklyn community in Forrest County. (Image source: Raycom Media)A boil water notice is in effect for the Brooklyn community in Forrest County. (Image source: Raycom Media)
    A boil water notice is in effect for the Brooklyn community in Forrest County. (Image source: Raycom Media)A boil water notice is in effect for the Brooklyn community in Forrest County. (Image source: Raycom Media)

    A boil water notice is in effect for the Brooklyn community in Forrest County.

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    A boil water notice is in effect for the Brooklyn community in Forrest County.

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  • First Alert: Dangerous heat throughout the Pine Belt

    First Alert: Dangerous heat throughout the Pine Belt

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:47:40 GMT
    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Pine Belt on Friday. (Photo Source: Pixabay)The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Pine Belt on Friday. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    The WDAM First Alert Weather Team has enacted a First Alert Weather Day for the Pine Belt due to extreme heat this afternoon.

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    The WDAM First Alert Weather Team has enacted a First Alert Weather Day for the Pine Belt due to extreme heat this afternoon.

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  • Laurel man sentenced to prison for federal drug charge

    Laurel man sentenced to prison for federal drug charge

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:34:33 GMT
    Jamie Wheat, 42, was sentenced to 15 and a half years in prison after getting busted with nearly a pound of methamphetamine on May 1, 2017. (Photo Source: Jones County Jail)Jamie Wheat, 42, was sentenced to 15 and a half years in prison after getting busted with nearly a pound of methamphetamine on May 1, 2017. (Photo Source: Jones County Jail)

    A Laurel man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a federal drug charge back in March.

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    A Laurel man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a federal drug charge back in March.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt - PCS senior Alden Rhian

    Players of the Pine Belt - PCS senior Alden Rhian

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:03:09 GMT
    PCS senior Alden Rhian. Courtesy: WDAMPCS senior Alden Rhian. Courtesy: WDAM
    PCS senior Alden Rhian. Courtesy: WDAMPCS senior Alden Rhian. Courtesy: WDAM

    Alden Rhian is a realist.

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    Alden Rhian is a realist.

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  • Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

    Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:26:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:36:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York.  President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she h...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she h...

    President Donald Trump claims that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.".

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    President Donald Trump claims that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.".

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  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:35:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:10:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

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    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

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  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:01 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:01:22 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

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  • Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia

    Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:16:05 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:39:26 GMT
    Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)

    Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta.

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    Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta.

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    Missing/Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:25:37 GMT
    William Holley, III.....Source: MBIWilliam Holley, III.....Source: MBI

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

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  • Ritz Cracker products containing cheese recalled over Salmonella fears

    Ritz Cracker products containing cheese recalled over Salmonella fears

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-07-22 10:55:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-07-22 10:55:09 GMT
    Some Ritz cracker products, including the ones shown, have been recalled out of concern from a whey supplier. (Source: WTXL)Some Ritz cracker products, including the ones shown, have been recalled out of concern from a whey supplier. (Source: WTXL)

    The recalled products include lunchbox favorites, such as cheese-flavored Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits.

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    The recalled products include lunchbox favorites, such as cheese-flavored Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits.

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  • Victim identified; 6 hospitalized after gunman in Trader Joe's standoff surrenders

    Victim identified; 6 hospitalized after gunman in Trader Joe's standoff surrenders

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:44:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-07-22 08:14:39 GMT

    One store employee was killed during the standoff, and six people were hospitalized afterward.

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    One store employee was killed during the standoff, and six people were hospitalized afterward.

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  • Woman finds two black widows in bag of grapes from NE store

    Woman finds two black widows in bag of grapes from NE store

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-07-22 07:38:39 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-07-22 07:38:39 GMT
    Between 700 and 800 people in the U.S. find black widows in their grapes every year, according to an expert. (Source: Molly Mullen/KETV/CNN)Between 700 and 800 people in the U.S. find black widows in their grapes every year, according to an expert. (Source: Molly Mullen/KETV/CNN)

    Between 700 and 800 people in the U.S. find black widows in their grapes every year, according to an expert.

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    Between 700 and 800 people in the U.S. find black widows in their grapes every year, according to an expert.

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  • Off-duty Burger King worker steps behind counter to make own food; 2 fired

    Off-duty Burger King worker steps behind counter to make own food; 2 fired

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-07-22 05:01:51 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-07-22 05:01:51 GMT
    The off-duty worker and her manager were fired by the franchise owner for violating company policy. (Source: WFOX/WJAX/WAWS/CNN)The off-duty worker and her manager were fired by the franchise owner for violating company policy. (Source: WFOX/WJAX/WAWS/CNN)

    The off-duty worker and her manager were fired by the franchise owner for violating company policy.

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    The off-duty worker and her manager were fired by the franchise owner for violating company policy.

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  • DC debuts 'Aquaman' trailer at San Diego Comic-Con

    DC debuts 'Aquaman' trailer at San Diego Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:49:33 GMT

    The movie will hit the box office just days before Christmas on Dec. 21, 2018.

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    The movie will hit the box office just days before Christmas on Dec. 21, 2018.

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  • Russian warship reportedly carrying billions in gold found off South Korean island

    Russian warship reportedly carrying billions in gold found off South Korean island

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-07-21 14:52:57 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:59:38 GMT

    The Dmitrii Donskoy sank during the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. The cost of the cargo is estimated at more than $130 billion.

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    The Dmitrii Donskoy sank during the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. The cost of the cargo is estimated at more than $130 billion.

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  • 'Shazam!' trailer debuts at San Diego Comic-Con

    'Shazam!' trailer debuts at San Diego Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:48:46 GMT

    Fans can expect to see the film hit theaters on April 5, 2019.

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    Fans can expect to see the film hit theaters on April 5, 2019.

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  • Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

    Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:09:56 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:40:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 20, 2018, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Bedminster N.J., for the we...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 20, 2018, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Bedminster N.J., for the we...

    The White House says the Trump administration "is not considering supporting" a Vladimir Putin-backed call for a referendum in the eastern Ukraine.

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    The White House says the Trump administration "is not considering supporting" a Vladimir Putin-backed call for a referendum in the eastern Ukraine.

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  • No winner on Friday means Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $493 million

    No winner on Friday means Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $493 million

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:20:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:30:00 GMT
    The Mega Millions jackpot is the seventh largest in lottery history. (Source: WJXT via CNN)The Mega Millions jackpot is the seventh largest in lottery history. (Source: WJXT via CNN)

    The next drawing will be Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET. A winning ticket will match numbers on all five white balls and the Mega Ball.

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    The next drawing will be Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET. A winning ticket will match numbers on all five white balls and the Mega Ball.

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  • 'Look down before you sit': Snake slithers into man's toilet

    'Look down before you sit': Snake slithers into man's toilet

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:07:21 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:45:34 GMT
    The pet ball python had gone missing weeks prior. Luckily no one was bitten in the rear.  (Source: WTRK/CNN)The pet ball python had gone missing weeks prior. Luckily no one was bitten in the rear. (Source: WTRK/CNN)

    The pet ball python had gone missing weeks prior. Luckily no one was bitten in the rear. 

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    The pet ball python had gone missing weeks prior. Luckily no one was bitten in the rear. 

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  • 'Rentahitman' website causes confusion with name

    'Rentahitman' website causes confusion with name

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:19:18 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:52:15 GMT

    Bob Innes launched the website in 2005 and is not a hitman. Yet, he's received hundreds of messages from people with interest in the skill set.

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    Bob Innes launched the website in 2005 and is not a hitman. Yet, he's received hundreds of messages from people with interest in the skill set.

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  • Tips to keep your kids safe at the pool

    Tips to keep your kids safe at the pool

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-07-21 10:51:24 GMT

    Swimming at the pool is fun, but parents should follow these tips to keep their little ones safe.

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    Swimming at the pool is fun, but parents should follow these tips to keep their little ones safe.

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  • Men accused of stealing $8 million in items from PA library

    Men accused of stealing $8 million in items from PA library

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-07-21 09:55:21 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-07-21 10:11:22 GMT

    Prosecutors say a massive theft at a Pittsburgh library was an inside job.

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    Prosecutors say a massive theft at a Pittsburgh library was an inside job.

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  • Moms resist when told to stop breastfeeding at swimming pool

    Moms resist when told to stop breastfeeding at swimming pool

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:28:38 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-07-21 10:03:46 GMT

    Two moms plan to file discrimination charges after they were told to stop breastfeeding at a pool.

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    Two moms plan to file discrimination charges after they were told to stop breastfeeding at a pool.

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  • NASA will launch a probe to the sun next month

    NASA will launch a probe to the sun next month

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:08 AM EDT2018-07-21 09:08:38 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:17 AM EDT2018-07-21 09:17:13 GMT

    For the first time, NASA is sending a mission to the sun.

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    For the first time, NASA is sending a mission to the sun.

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  • Man drowns trying to save child swept out to sea in NC

    Man drowns trying to save child swept out to sea in NC

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:48 AM EDT2018-07-21 07:48:48 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-07-21 08:08:57 GMT

    It's another reminder of the power of the ocean, and its potential danger for beachgoers.

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    It's another reminder of the power of the ocean, and its potential danger for beachgoers.

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  • Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

    Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:30 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:23:53 GMT
    (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
  • White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

    White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:37:04 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:40 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:40:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). In this July 16, 20198, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Trump has asked national security ...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). In this July 16, 20198, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Trump has asked national security ...

    President Donald Trump is inviting Vladimir Putin to the White House, even as the cleanup from their summit this week continues.

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    President Donald Trump is inviting Vladimir Putin to the White House, even as the cleanup from their summit this week continues.

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  • Bush's former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital

    Bush's former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:32:38 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:39:25 GMT

    Houston police say a doctor who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot by an unidentified man when both men were riding bicycles through the city's Texas Medical Center.

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    Houston police say a doctor who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot by an unidentified man when both men were riding bicycles through the city's Texas Medical Center.

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  • Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $422 million jackpot

    Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $422 million jackpot

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:01:17 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:26:27 GMT

    This is the second highest jackpot of the year. The highest was $533 million, won by Richard Wahl of New Jersey in April. 

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    This is the second highest jackpot of the year. The highest was $533 million, won by Richard Wahl of New Jersey in April. 

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  • Tragedy as 4-year-old gets hold of gun, shoots 2-year-old cousin in CA

    Tragedy as 4-year-old gets hold of gun, shoots 2-year-old cousin in CA

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:31:44 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:31:44 GMT
    Police said there were adults present when the shooting happened. (Source: KCAL/KCBS/CNN)Police said there were adults present when the shooting happened. (Source: KCAL/KCBS/CNN)

    Investigators said the adults in the home and the gun owner could potentially face charges.

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    Investigators said the adults in the home and the gun owner could potentially face charges.

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  • Job outlook is encouraging for Mississippians

    Job outlook is encouraging for Mississippians

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:34:25 GMT
    The state's new employment numbers are in and it's good news if you're on the job hunt. Source: WLBTThe state's new employment numbers are in and it's good news if you're on the job hunt. Source: WLBT
    The state's new employment numbers are in and it's good news if you're on the job hunt. Source: WLBTThe state's new employment numbers are in and it's good news if you're on the job hunt. Source: WLBT

    The state's new employment numbers are in and it's good news if you're on the job hunt.

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    The state's new employment numbers are in and it's good news if you're on the job hunt.

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  • Two arrested on drug charges in Perry County

    Two arrested on drug charges in Perry County

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:49:33 GMT
    Clarence Steele was charged with sale of a controlled substance on a federal level. (Photo source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)Clarence Steele was charged with sale of a controlled substance on a federal level. (Photo source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)
    Clarence Steele was charged with sale of a controlled substance on a federal level. (Photo source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)Clarence Steele was charged with sale of a controlled substance on a federal level. (Photo source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)
    The Perry County Sheriff's Office and the DEA arrested to men on drug charges Wednesday.  Clarence Steele and Chalmers Sumrall were arrested.  Steele was charged with sale of a controlled substance on a federal level and was later denied bond, according to a PCSO Facebook post. Sumrall was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and had his bond set at $80,000. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Perry County Sheriff's Office and the DEA arrested to men on drug charges Wednesday.  Clarence Steele and Chalmers Sumrall were arrested.  Steele was charged with sale of a controlled substance on a federal level and was later denied bond, according to a PCSO Facebook post. Sumrall was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and had his bond set at $80,000. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
  • VIDEO: Little boy performs spectacular poolside dive

    VIDEO: Little boy performs spectacular poolside dive

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:25:21 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:25:21 GMT
    Little Deacon needs to work some more on his technique. (Source: Pixabay, file)Little Deacon needs to work some more on his technique. (Source: Pixabay, file)

    Little Deacon needs to work some more on his diving technique.

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    Little Deacon needs to work some more on his diving technique.

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  • 'This world can be very cruel': Transgender woman found dead in FL with trauma to body

    'This world can be very cruel': Transgender woman found dead in FL with trauma to body

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:18:01 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:34:38 GMT

    An advocacy group reported it as the fourth killing of a transgender woman of color in Florida this year.

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    An advocacy group reported it as the fourth killing of a transgender woman of color in Florida this year.

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  • All Starbucks employees will speak sign language at new Washington DC store

    All Starbucks employees will speak sign language at new Washington DC store

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:19:42 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:21:58 GMT

    The "Signing Store" will hire 20-25 deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.

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    The "Signing Store" will hire 20-25 deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.

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  • Mega Millions jackpot rises to $433 million

    Mega Millions jackpot rises to $433 million

    Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $433 million. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $433 million. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
    Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $433 million. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $433 million. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)

    The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed another $11 million to $433 million.

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    The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed another $11 million to $433 million.

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  • Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump talking about payments to Playboy model, report says

    Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump talking about payments to Playboy model, report says

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:41:14 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:21:00 GMT
    The New York Times reports that Pres. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, recorded the discussion on paying Stormy Daniels. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)The New York Times reports that Pres. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, recorded the discussion on paying Stormy Daniels. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    The New York Times reports that Pres. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, recorded the discussion on paying a former Playboy model.

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    The New York Times reports that Pres. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, recorded the discussion on paying a former Playboy model.

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  • Donation makes tuition free for first class at Houston's medical school

    Donation makes tuition free for first class at Houston's medical school

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:43:50 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:16:04 GMT

    The $3 million gift breaks down to $100,000 each for the class of 30 Houston students, who will start in the fall of 2020. 

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    The $3 million gift breaks down to $100,000 each for the class of 30 Houston students, who will start in the fall of 2020. 

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  • Baby born in Texas Chick-fil-A restroom gets free nuggets for life

    Baby born in Texas Chick-fil-A restroom gets free nuggets for life

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:30:45 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:44:57 GMT

    Falon Griffin needed to use the bathroom on the way to the hospital. She never intended to give birth in the Chik-Fil-A.

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    Falon Griffin needed to use the bathroom on the way to the hospital. She never intended to give birth in the Chik-Fil-A.

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  • Crystal Springs veterinarian indicted on child sex crimes

    Crystal Springs veterinarian indicted on child sex crimes

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:04:31 GMT
    Crystal Springs indicted on child sex crimes. Source: AG's officeCrystal Springs indicted on child sex crimes. Source: AG's office

    A Copiah County grand jury has indicted 45-year-old Dr. Michael Holifield on two counts each of sexual battery and gratification of lust, and one count of statutory rape for acts against two girls, ages 15 and 16. 

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    A Copiah County grand jury has indicted 45-year-old Dr. Michael Holifield on two counts each of sexual battery and gratification of lust, and one count of statutory rape for acts against two girls, ages 15 and 16. 

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  • Forrest Co. accountant indicted on federal tax charges

    Forrest Co. accountant indicted on federal tax charges

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:03:54 GMT
    Carl Nicholson was arrested on July 19 for charges in a federal indictment. (Photo Source: Stone Co. Correctional Facility)Carl Nicholson was arrested on July 19 for charges in a federal indictment. (Photo Source: Stone Co. Correctional Facility)

    A Pine Belt accountant has been charged in a federal indictment. Carl Nicholson made his initial appearance on July 19 at the William J. Colmer Federal Building. 

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    A Pine Belt accountant has been charged in a federal indictment. Carl Nicholson made his initial appearance on July 19 at the William J. Colmer Federal Building. 

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  • Download a gun: Settlement legalizes firearm plans for 3D printers

    Download a gun: Settlement legalizes firearm plans for 3D printers

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:59:02 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:18:49 GMT
    A gun rights activist will be able to repost online his schematics for "The Liberator." It's a gun made almost entirely out of ABS plastic - the same material used to make Lego bricks. (Source: CNN)A gun rights activist will be able to repost online his schematics for "The Liberator." It's a gun made almost entirely out of ABS plastic - the same material used to make Lego bricks. (Source: CNN)

    A gun rights activist will be able to repost online his schematics for "The Liberator." It's a gun made almost entirely out of ABS plastic - the same material used to make Lego bricks.

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    A gun rights activist will be able to repost online his schematics for "The Liberator." It's a gun made almost entirely out of ABS plastic - the same material used to make Lego bricks.

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  • Cooling stations open in Laurel, Hattiesburg

    Cooling stations open in Laurel, Hattiesburg

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:05:48 GMT
    The excessive heat paired with humidity will put the feel-like temperatures in the 105 to 110 range this afternoon. (Image source: WDAM)The excessive heat paired with humidity will put the feel-like temperatures in the 105 to 110 range this afternoon. (Image source: WDAM)

    Cooling stations have been opened in Laurel and Hattiesburg to allow people a chance to escape the dangerous summer heat we're experiencing in the Pine Belt.

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    Cooling stations have been opened in Laurel and Hattiesburg to allow people a chance to escape the dangerous summer heat we're experiencing in the Pine Belt.

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  • Mississippi K-9 officer dies of heat stroke inside deputy car

    Mississippi K-9 officer dies of heat stroke inside deputy car

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:52:46 GMT
    Dog dies in car; Source: Hinds Co. SODog dies in car; Source: Hinds Co. SO

    A Hinds County K-9 officer died of a heat stroke inside a deputy car.  Hinds County Sheriff is now taking safety precautions to protect his team of Drug and Bomb Detection K9’s

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    A Hinds County K-9 officer died of a heat stroke inside a deputy car.  Hinds County Sheriff is now taking safety precautions to protect his team of Drug and Bomb Detection K9’s

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  • Former sales rep arrested on violations of pretrial release

    Former sales rep arrested on violations of pretrial release

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:18:19 GMT
    Jay Schaar was arrested on July 10 for violating the conditions of his pretrial hearing. (Photo Source: WDAM)Jay Schaar was arrested on July 10 for violating the conditions of his pretrial hearing. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Jay Schaar, a former pharmaceutical sales representative, was arrested in Gulfport on July 10.  Based on court documents, the arrest was a result of violations of conditions of his pretrial release. Schaar pleaded guilty on July 25, 2017 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a scheme to defraud TRICARE--- a health care program for uniformed service members and their families--- of more than $2.3 million.  Back in March, Schaar took the stand in a fede...

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    Jay Schaar, a former pharmaceutical sales representative, was arrested in Gulfport on July 10.  Based on court documents, the arrest was a result of violations of conditions of his pretrial release. Schaar pleaded guilty on July 25, 2017 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a scheme to defraud TRICARE--- a health care program for uniformed service members and their families--- of more than $2.3 million.  Back in March, Schaar took the stand in a fede...

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  • Men plead guilty to felony charges after ATF investigation in Hattiesburg

    Men plead guilty to felony charges after ATF investigation in Hattiesburg

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:44:49 GMT
    An undercover operation in Hattiesburg conducted by the ATF led to several arrests and guilty pleas to felony charges. (Photo source: WDAM archive)An undercover operation in Hattiesburg conducted by the ATF led to several arrests and guilty pleas to felony charges. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    An undercover operation in Hattiesburg conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives led to several arrests and guilty pleas to felony charges.

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    An undercover operation in Hattiesburg conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives led to several arrests and guilty pleas to felony charges.

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  • Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:56:18 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:22:26 GMT
    A duck boat capsized and sank Thursday in Missouri's Table Rock Lake. (Source: KYTV via CNN)A duck boat capsized and sank Thursday in Missouri's Table Rock Lake. (Source: KYTV via CNN)

    At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said.

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    At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said.

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  • Florida sheriff seeks suspect accused of taking $100 at Walmart

    Florida sheriff seeks suspect accused of taking $100 at Walmart

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:21 AM EDT2018-07-20 08:21:05 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-07-20 10:27:53 GMT

    A Florida sheriff is seeking a suspect who allegedly found and kept $100 left in a self-checkout register at a Walmart.

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    A Florida sheriff is seeking a suspect who allegedly found and kept $100 left in a self-checkout register at a Walmart.

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  • Beating of elderly man caught on camera near CA police station

    Beating of elderly man caught on camera near CA police station

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:42 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:42:38 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 3:58 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:58:26 GMT

    Police in Berkeley, CA, say a group of attackers beat an elderly man for no apparent reason.

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    Police in Berkeley, CA, say a group of attackers beat an elderly man for no apparent reason.

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  • 11 dead as tourist boat capsizes in MO; others still missing

    11 dead as tourist boat capsizes in MO; others still missing

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:54:30 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:16:50 GMT

    The tourist boat apparently capsized at Table Rock Lake during severe weather.

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    The tourist boat apparently capsized at Table Rock Lake during severe weather.

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  • Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

    Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:30:42 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 1:47 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:47:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

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    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

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  • USM makes rounds at C-USA Media Day

    USM makes rounds at C-USA Media Day

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:57:10 GMT
    USM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss in Jackson on Thursday night to mingle with fans and sign autographs at their annual summer alumni event. Coach Jay Hopson and company have been busy the last few days – Golden Eagles Drake Dorbeck and Ladarius Harris joined Hopson at the Conference USA media days in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday.

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    Southern Miss in Jackson on Thursday night to mingle with fans and sign autographs at their annual summer alumni event. Coach Jay Hopson and company have been busy the last few days – Golden Eagles Drake Dorbeck and Ladarius Harris joined Hopson at the Conference USA media days in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday.

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  • Hattiesburg Zoo welcomes baby sloth

    Hattiesburg Zoo welcomes baby sloth

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:39:04 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Zoo has a new addition to its family; a newborn female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, Maple. (Photo source: Hattiesburg Zoo)The Hattiesburg Zoo has a new addition to its family; a newborn female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, Maple. (Photo source: Hattiesburg Zoo)
    The Hattiesburg Zoo has a new addition to its family; a newborn female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, Maple. (Photo source: Hattiesburg Zoo)The Hattiesburg Zoo has a new addition to its family; a newborn female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, Maple. (Photo source: Hattiesburg Zoo)

    The Hattiesburg Zoo has a new addition to its family; a newborn female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth.

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    The Hattiesburg Zoo has a new addition to its family; a newborn female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth.

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  • Newspaper publisher gives prison escapee a lift

    Newspaper publisher gives prison escapee a lift

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:47:59 GMT
    Michael "Pretty Boy Floyd" Wilson (Photo source: Mississippi department of Corrections)Michael "Pretty Boy Floyd" Wilson (Photo source: Mississippi department of Corrections)
    Michael "Pretty Boy Floyd" Wilson (Photo source: Mississippi department of Corrections)Michael "Pretty Boy Floyd" Wilson (Photo source: Mississippi department of Corrections)

    On July 5 in Leakesville, the publisher for the Greene County Herald, George Turner, found something strange at home on his lunch break.

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    On July 5 in Leakesville, the publisher for the Greene County Herald, George Turner, found something strange at home on his lunch break.

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  • Covington Co. ambulance service holds open house

    Covington Co. ambulance service holds open house

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:02:00 GMT
    The Covington County Hospital Ambulance Service now has four vehicles in its fleet. (Photo source: WDAM)The Covington County Hospital Ambulance Service now has four vehicles in its fleet. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Administrators and staff with the Covington County Hospital Ambulance Service gave the public a close-up look Thursday at their new office.

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    Administrators and staff with the Covington County Hospital Ambulance Service gave the public a close-up look Thursday at their new office.

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  • PRCC to offer free CDL training for Hattiesburg city employees

    PRCC to offer free CDL training for Hattiesburg city employees

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:33:38 GMT
    Hattiesburg city employees will get free commercial driver training under a new agreement signed at the Woodall Technology Center Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Hattiesburg city employees will get free commercial driver training under a new agreement signed at the Woodall Technology Center Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Hattiesburg city employees will get free commercial driver training under a new agreement signed at the Woodall Technology Center Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Hattiesburg city employees will get free commercial driver training under a new agreement signed at the Woodall Technology Center Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Hattiesburg city leaders gathered with administrators at Pearl River Community College Thursday to announce a new agreement to provide free commercial driver's license training for Hattiesburg city employees. 

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    Hattiesburg city leaders gathered with administrators at Pearl River Community College Thursday to announce a new agreement to provide free commercial driver's license training for Hattiesburg city employees. 

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  • Jones Co. schools preparing for bus route changes

    Jones Co. schools preparing for bus route changes

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:15:16 GMT
    Superintendent Tommy Parker said he is expecting at least five closed bridges to affect bus routes this upcoming school year. (Photo source: WDAM)Superintendent Tommy Parker said he is expecting at least five closed bridges to affect bus routes this upcoming school year. (Photo source: WDAM)
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    The Jones County School District is preparing for a hectic first week of school due to bridge closures. Superintendent Tommy Parker said they are expecting at least five closed bridges to affect bus routes this upcoming school year.

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    The Jones County School District is preparing for a hectic first week of school due to bridge closures. Superintendent Tommy Parker said they are expecting at least five closed bridges to affect bus routes this upcoming school year.

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  • Police dispute accuracy of viral post about possible sex traffickers

    Police dispute accuracy of viral post about possible sex traffickers

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:31:50 GMT
    Hattiesburg police dispute the accuracy of this Facebook post (Photo source: Facebook)Hattiesburg police dispute the accuracy of this Facebook post (Photo source: Facebook)

    A Facebook post claiming possible sex traffickers are lurking in the Hub City has been shared thousands of times and raised safety concerns in the community.

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    A Facebook post claiming possible sex traffickers are lurking in the Hub City has been shared thousands of times and raised safety concerns in the community.

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    WDAM LawCallTM  is hosted by the Mississippi personal injury law firm of Reeves & Mestayer, WDAM LawCall is a live legal call-in show featuring guest attorneys from across the state. Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC focuses on personal injury law including tractor trailer, car wreck and general injury.  The firm has a special emphasis on Jones Act cases.   Now viewers in Hattiesburg & the Pine Belt can watch Law Call on WDAM ABC.  Pine Belt viewers c...

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    WDAM LawCallTM  is hosted by the Mississippi personal injury law firm of Reeves & Mestayer, WDAM LawCall is a live legal call-in show featuring guest attorneys from across the state. Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC focuses on personal injury law including tractor trailer, car wreck and general injury.  The firm has a special emphasis on Jones Act cases.   Now viewers in Hattiesburg & the Pine Belt can watch Law Call on WDAM ABC.  Pine Belt viewers c...

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  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:35:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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  • 1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

    1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:58:43 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:34:44 GMT
    A large number of police and rescue personnel were responding to a Los Angeles supermarket, amid numerous media reports of possible gunshots.More >>
    A large number of police and rescue personnel were responding to a Los Angeles supermarket, amid numerous media reports of possible gunshots.More >>
  • Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:03:41 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:11:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Christina Korp, Buzz Aldrin's business manager, speaks at the commemoration for the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon and a gala for the non-profit space education...(AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Christina Korp, Buzz Aldrin's business manager, speaks at the commemoration for the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon and a gala for the non-profit space education...
    Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is expected to be noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon-landing, even though his foundation is a sponsor and...More >>
    Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is expected to be noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon-landing, even though his foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction.More >>
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  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:35:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:10:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

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    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

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  • 'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:56:26 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:09:21 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Moderator Aisha Tyler speaks at the Warner Bros. Theatrical panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Moderator Aisha Tyler speaks at the Warner Bros. Theatrical panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego.
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