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  • WATCH LIVE: Officials release new details on coast ties to international drug case

    WATCH LIVE: Officials release new details on coast ties to international drug case

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:16:39 GMT
    U.S Attorney Mike Hurst (Photo source: WLOX)U.S Attorney Mike Hurst (Photo source: WLOX)

    Officials with the US Attorney's Office are holding a news conference in Gulfport to release more details on an international drug trafficking investigation with ties to the Gulf Coast. 

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    Officials with the US Attorney's Office are holding a news conference in Gulfport to release more details on an international drug trafficking investigation with ties to the Gulf Coast. 

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  • PRCC fall enrollment continues to rise

    PRCC fall enrollment continues to rise

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:44:26 GMT
    Adam BreerwoodAdam Breerwood

    Enrollment percentages are on a continuous rise at Pearl River Community College. 

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    Enrollment percentages are on a continuous rise at Pearl River Community College. 

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  • Children's flu shots now available statewide

    Children's flu shots now available statewide

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:02:40 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Mississippi Department of Health announced that pediatric flu shots are now available for everyone 18 years of age and younger at all MSDH county health department clinics.  

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    The Mississippi Department of Health announced that pediatric flu shots are now available for everyone 18 years of age and younger at all MSDH county health department clinics.  

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  • 1 killed in Hub City crash

    1 killed in Hub City crash

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:58:18 GMT
    Fatal Wreck SceneFatal Wreck Scene

    A woman attempting to elude police died after crashing into a building early Thursday morning in the Hub City.

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    A woman attempting to elude police died after crashing into a building early Thursday morning in the Hub City.

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  • Midtown construction still on schedule

    Midtown construction still on schedule

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:21:12 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Developer Rob Tatum with CR properties tell us that construction on the Midtown project is right on schedule. 

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    Developer Rob Tatum with CR properties tell us that construction on the Midtown project is right on schedule. 

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  • Dr. Joe Paul joins the City of Hattiesburg, part-time

    Dr. Joe Paul joins the City of Hattiesburg in part-time role

    Dr. Joe Paul joins the City of Hattiesburg in part-time role

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:45:41 GMT
    SOURCE: City of HattiesburgSOURCE: City of Hattiesburg

    Hattiesburg's mayor relies on a new face in hopes of bettering the city's administration and connection with the public. As Jessica Bowman reports, Mayor Toby Barker is proud to announce the new roll and the new face. Mayor Toby Barker said, "The citizens voted for this administration because they knew we would bring on qualified people who would do the best job."  Mayor Toby Barker developed a new position within his administration. Dr. Joe Paul is sliding in as the ...

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    Hattiesburg's mayor relies on a new face in hopes of bettering the city's administration and connection with the public. As Jessica Bowman reports, Mayor Toby Barker is proud to announce the new roll and the new face. Mayor Toby Barker said, "The citizens voted for this administration because they knew we would bring on qualified people who would do the best job."  Mayor Toby Barker developed a new position within his administration. Dr. Joe Paul is sliding in as the ...

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  • MS elementary school named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after President Obama

    MS elementary school named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after President Obama

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:26:22 GMT
    Source: Google mapsSource: Google maps

    While some say it's a great idea, others say the change is trivial.

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    While some say it's a great idea, others say the change is trivial.

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  • Pocket Points comes to Southern Miss campus

    Pocket Points comes to Southern Miss campus

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:44:22 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    A mobile app called Pocket Points has come to Southern Miss campus to keep students off their phone during class. Pocket Points works by partnering with local and online businesses to offer student incentives, like free food or other discounted items, that students can earn when they don’t use their mobile phone in the classroom. Upon entering the classroom, student will lock their phone and Pocket Points will start collecting point for as long as the phone is locked. Tho...

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    A mobile app called Pocket Points has come to Southern Miss campus to keep students off their phone during class. Pocket Points works by partnering with local and online businesses to offer student incentives, like free food or other discounted items, that students can earn when they don’t use their mobile phone in the classroom. Upon entering the classroom, student will lock their phone and Pocket Points will start collecting point for as long as the phone is locked. Tho...

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  • Laurel's Loft restaurant collecting donations for fire-damaged Cafe' La Fleur

    Laurel's Loft restaurant collecting donations for fire-damaged Cafe' La Fleur

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:44:16 GMT
    Cafe' La Fleur servers Jo Light (left) and Sydney Loper are working at the Loft on Central Avenue until their restaurant reopens. Photo credit WDAM.Cafe' La Fleur servers Jo Light (left) and Sydney Loper are working at the Loft on Central Avenue until their restaurant reopens. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Laurel restaurant is lending a helping hand to the employees of another city restaurant that was gutted by a fire last week.  

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    A Laurel restaurant is lending a helping hand to the employees of another city restaurant that was gutted by a fire last week.  

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  • Naked man facing charges for invading home of Hinds Co. deputy

    Naked man facing charges for invading home of Hinds Co. deputy

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:12:29 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason says the home invasion happened at the home of a deputy located on Willow Run Drive in South Jackson.

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    Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason says the home invasion happened at the home of a deputy located on Willow Run Drive in South Jackson.

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  • Hattiesburg radiologist takes the fear out of mammograms

    Hattiesburg radiologist takes the fear out of mammograms

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:45:54 GMT

    According to the American Cancer Society, many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. That is why, Merit Health Wesley's Women's Center Staff Radiologist, Dr. Steven Cunningham said breast cancer screenings are so important. He said mammograms are an important step to prevention, and women should use someone else's experience in their decision to get a mammogram.   "A lot of ladies who've never experienced a mammogram before may have gotten some erroneous information fr...

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    According to the American Cancer Society, many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. That is why, Merit Health Wesley's Women's Center Staff Radiologist, Dr. Steven Cunningham said breast cancer screenings are so important. He said mammograms are an important step to prevention, and women should use someone else's experience in their decision to get a mammogram.   "A lot of ladies who've never experienced a mammogram before may have gotten some erroneous information fr...

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  • Father of murder victim: "There were no warning signs."

    Father of murder victim: "There were no warning signs."

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:44:47 GMT
    Source:  FacebookSource: Facebook

    Family and friends of Davisha Harris said the teen was beautiful, goofy and fun to be around.

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    Family and friends of Davisha Harris said the teen was beautiful, goofy and fun to be around.

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  • Old Petal skating rink ordered to be demolished

    Old Petal skating rink ordered to be demolished

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:13:53 GMT
    Old Petal Skating Rink SOURCE: WDAMOld Petal Skating Rink SOURCE: WDAM
    A damaged historic skating rink has left a Forrest County official and the Mayor of Petal at odds. The building, located on South Main Street and formerly the Petal skating rink, was damaged by the tornado that struck Petal back in January. District 3 Supervisor Burkett Ross, owner of the building, said the city is preventing him from making the necessary repairs. The amount of substantial damage is in question as Ross said it only around 25 percent damaged, while...More >>
    A damaged historic skating rink has left a Forrest County official and the Mayor of Petal at odds. The building, located on South Main Street and formerly the Petal skating rink, was damaged by the tornado that struck Petal back in January. District 3 Supervisor Burkett Ross, owner of the building, said the city is preventing him from making the necessary repairs. The amount of substantial damage is in question as Ross said it only around 25 percent damaged, while...More >>
  • MS Dept. of Education releases school districts facing probation

    MS Dept. of Education releases school districts facing probation

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:03:21 GMT
    SOURCE: MS Dept. of EducationSOURCE: MS Dept. of Education

    On Wednesday the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Accreditation released its report on school districts with deficiencies resulting in probation.  The report, approved by the Commission on School Accreditation, lists districts with deficiencies on record from the 2016-2017 school year, resulting in a probation status for the 2017-2018 school year. Included in the list of districts on probation is the Wayne County School District.  Ac...

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    On Wednesday the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Accreditation released its report on school districts with deficiencies resulting in probation.  The report, approved by the Commission on School Accreditation, lists districts with deficiencies on record from the 2016-2017 school year, resulting in a probation status for the 2017-2018 school year. Included in the list of districts on probation is the Wayne County School District.  Ac...

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  • Gulfport doctor charged in compounding pharmacy fraud scheme

    Gulfport doctor charged in compounding pharmacy fraud scheme

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:55:01 GMT
    Source: RNNSource: RNN
    A Gulport physician was charged on Wednesday for his role in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans and their respective family members.  Albert Diaz, M.D., was charged in a 16 count indictment in the Southern District of Mississippi and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Oct. 31. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst,  FBI Special Agent Christopher Freeze and IRS-Criminal Investigation ...More >>
    A Gulport physician was charged on Wednesday for his role in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans and their respective family members.  Albert Diaz, M.D., was charged in a 16 count indictment in the Southern District of Mississippi and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Oct. 31. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst,  FBI Special Agent Christopher Freeze and IRS-Criminal Investigation ...More >>
  • FBI arrests 120 suspects, recovers 84 minors in cross country human trafficking sting

    FBI arrests 120 suspects, recovers 84 minors in cross country human trafficking operation

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:45:56 GMT

    The FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced on Wednesday that 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers arrested across the U.S. as part of Operation Cross Country XI. According to an FBI press release, the operation ran from October 12-15 in a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking. The FBI Jackson Division's Child Exploitation Task Force and its partners arrested two traffickers and 20 individuals associated with prostitution...

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    The FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced on Wednesday that 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers arrested across the U.S. as part of Operation Cross Country XI. According to an FBI press release, the operation ran from October 12-15 in a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking. The FBI Jackson Division's Child Exploitation Task Force and its partners arrested two traffickers and 20 individuals associated with prostitution...

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  • Deadline for Governor to respond to state flag lawsuit is today

    Deadline for Governor to respond to state flag lawsuit is today

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:25:05 GMT
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives

    Attorneys for Governor Phil Bryant must reply today to the lawsuit that challenges the confederate emblem on the state flag  

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    Attorneys for Governor Phil Bryant must reply today to the lawsuit that challenges the confederate emblem on the state flag  

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  • Forrest-Lamar Republican Women gather for lunch with MS Treasurer

    Forrest-Lamar Republican Women gather for lunch with MS Treasurer

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:54:16 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    This month's meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women featured State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, who spoke before the crowd of nearly 50 people gathered at Movie Star Restaurant in Hattiesburg.  Fitch spoke about two programs available that have long-range savings plans for children's future college education. "We have worked deliberately with our MAX and our IMPACT programs," Fitch said. "MAX has been the affordable one that we have done differently in...

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    This month's meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women featured State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, who spoke before the crowd of nearly 50 people gathered at Movie Star Restaurant in Hattiesburg.  Fitch spoke about two programs available that have long-range savings plans for children's future college education. "We have worked deliberately with our MAX and our IMPACT programs," Fitch said. "MAX has been the affordable one that we have done differently in...

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    City of Hattiesburg hires Joe Paul as new customer service coordinator

    City of Hattiesburg hires Joe Paul as new customer service coordinator

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:20:01 GMT
    Source: City of HattiesburgSource: City of Hattiesburg

    The Hattiesburg mayor has added a familiar face to his staff.  

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    The Hattiesburg mayor has added a familiar face to his staff.  

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  • Parent discusses concern over To Kill a Mockingbird

    Parent discusses concern over To Kill a Mockingbird

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:07:57 GMT
    Williams and her mother Jessica Williams were not happy when their student came home and shared with them what was happening in her class when discussing To Kill a Mockingbird. (Image Source: WLOX News)Williams and her mother Jessica Williams were not happy when their student came home and shared with them what was happening in her class when discussing To Kill a Mockingbird. (Image Source: WLOX News)

    To Kill a Mockingbird is no longer required reading for 8th graders in the Biloxi school system.

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is no longer required reading for 8th graders in the Biloxi school system.

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  • Arborists removing damaged limb from Friendship Oak

    Arborists removing damaged limb from Friendship Oak

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:59:07 GMT
    Crew working to remove damaged limb from Friendship Oak (Photo source: WLOX)Crew working to remove damaged limb from Friendship Oak (Photo source: WLOX)

    Chainsaws are nibbling away at the beloved Friendship Oak. The majestic Live Oak tree is a centerpiece of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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    Chainsaws are nibbling away at the beloved Friendship Oak. The majestic Live Oak tree is a centerpiece of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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  • Children's flu shots now available statewide

    Children's flu shots now available statewide

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:02:40 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Mississippi Department of Health announced that pediatric flu shots are now available for everyone 18 years of age and younger at all MSDH county health department clinics.  

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    The Mississippi Department of Health announced that pediatric flu shots are now available for everyone 18 years of age and younger at all MSDH county health department clinics.  

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  • 1 killed in Hub City crash

    1 killed in Hub City crash

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-10-19 14:58:18 GMT
    Fatal Wreck SceneFatal Wreck Scene

    A woman attempting to elude police died after crashing into a building early Thursday morning in the Hub City.

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    A woman attempting to elude police died after crashing into a building early Thursday morning in the Hub City.

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