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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:34:30 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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  • Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:30 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:31:39 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 >>
  • 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
    Friday, July 20 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:48:23 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kia bursts into flames on 288; one of hundreds of fires across country

    Kia bursts into flames on 288; one of hundreds of fires across country

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:45:56 GMT
    Belcher says it only took about five minutes before his car was engulfed in flames. (Source: Bailey Belcher)Belcher says it only took about five minutes before his car was engulfed in flames. (Source: Bailey Belcher)

    There have been hundreds of fires involving Kia and parent-company Hyundai vehicles. One of those near-death fires happened in Central Virginia.

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    There have been hundreds of fires involving Kia and parent-company Hyundai vehicles. One of those near-death fires happened in Central Virginia.

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  • NFL anthem policy on hold as owners, players announce effort to resolve issue

    NFL anthem policy on hold as owners, players announce effort to resolve issue

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:45:04 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:45:04 GMT
    The protests began in 2016 to protest the mistreatment of black Americans. (Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The protests began in 2016 to protest the mistreatment of black Americans. (Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    The statement said the two sides “have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue.”

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    The statement said the two sides “have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue.”

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  • Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey products, infecting 90 so far, warns CDC

    Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey products, infecting 90 so far, warns CDC

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:40:09 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:40:09 GMT
    The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry." (Source: AP Photo/Petr David Josek)The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry." (Source: AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry."

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    The CDC warned the outbreak "might be widespread in the turkey industry."

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  • WATCH: Two tornadoes form in IA; steeple ripped off building in separate twister

    WATCH: Two tornadoes form in IA; steeple ripped off building in separate twister

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:19:58 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:34:54 GMT

    The powerful storm system caused damage in at least Iowa three communities.

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    The powerful storm system caused damage in at least Iowa three communities.

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  • Ominous Egyptian sarcophagus opened, found to contain no dark forces

    Ominous Egyptian sarcophagus opened, found to contain no dark forces

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:02:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:02:53 GMT

    Inside the foreboding sarcophagus were three sets of bones, believed to be military officers or soldiers, and some water.

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    Inside the foreboding sarcophagus were three sets of bones, believed to be military officers or soldiers, and some water.

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  • 5 injured in explosion at Pennsylvania Army Depot

    5 injured in explosion at Pennsylvania Army Depot

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:12:57 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:40:00 GMT

    Three people were airlifted from the Army depot Thursday.

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    Three people were airlifted from the Army depot Thursday.

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  • APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

    APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:08:30 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:22:13 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Twitter has suspended more than 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.More >>
    APNewsBreak: Twitter has suspended more than 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.More >>
  • First Alert: Heat advisories issued for Simpson, Lawrence counties

    First Alert: Heat advisories issued for Simpson, Lawrence counties

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:58:00 GMT
    The heat indices could reach the 108 range on Friday and Saturday in our neck of the woods. (Image source: WDAM)The heat indices could reach the 108 range on Friday and Saturday in our neck of the woods. (Image source: WDAM)
    The heat indices could reach the 108 range on Friday and Saturday in our neck of the woods. (Image source: WDAM)The heat indices could reach the 108 range on Friday and Saturday in our neck of the woods. (Image source: WDAM)

    There is a heat advisory for two counties in the WDAM viewing area. They are Simpson and Lawrence counties. The advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.

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    There is a heat advisory for two counties in the WDAM viewing area. They are Simpson and Lawrence counties. The advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.

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  • Little boy and dog play catch over fence

    Little boy and dog play catch over fence

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:10:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:10:59 GMT
    When two friends want to play, it’s hard to keep them apart. (Source: Pixabay, file)When two friends want to play, it’s hard to keep them apart. (Source: Pixabay, file)

    When two friends want to play, it’s hard to keep them apart. 

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    When two friends want to play, it’s hard to keep them apart. 

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  • Husbands and wives both lie (about her income)

    Husbands and wives both lie (about her income)

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:19:10 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:42:48 GMT

    According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate theirs by about 1.5 percent.

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    According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate theirs by about 1.5 percent.

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  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:20:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:31:46 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

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    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

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  • McDonald's offering free fries until end of year

    McDonald's offering free fries until end of year

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:26:24 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    McDonald's will be offering FREE french fries every Friday for the rest of 2018!  

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    McDonald's will be offering FREE french fries every Friday for the rest of 2018!  

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  • ADHD linked to teens' digital media use, study says

    ADHD linked to teens' digital media use, study says

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:55:57 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:10:11 GMT

    Researchers at the University of Southern California found a link between heavy use of digital media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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    Researchers at the University of Southern California found a link between heavy use of digital media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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  • FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:09:49 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:13:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.More >>
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.More >>
  • Gynecologist accused by 52 women of sexual misconduct targeted Chinese students, lawsuit says

    Gynecologist accused by 52 women of sexual misconduct targeted Chinese students, lawsuit says

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:48:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:59:04 GMT
    A health center gynecologist has been accused of several instances of inappropriate behavior toward female patients. (AP)A health center gynecologist has been accused of several instances of inappropriate behavior toward female patients. (AP)

    Three former students allege in a lawsuit that Tyndall specifically targeted Chinese students because the students didn't know what standards are typical for gynecologists in the U.S.

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    Three former students allege in a lawsuit that Tyndall specifically targeted Chinese students because the students didn't know what standards are typical for gynecologists in the U.S.

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  • Marion Co. man attacks 66-year-old unlocking his car

    Marion Co. man attacks 66-year-old unlocking his car

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:52:08 GMT
    Sedgie Lewis was charged with aggravated assault; Source: Marion County SOSedgie Lewis was charged with aggravated assault; Source: Marion County SO
    Sedgie Lewis was charged with aggravated assault; Source: Marion County SOSedgie Lewis was charged with aggravated assault; Source: Marion County SO

    A Marion County man was charged with aggravated assault after he attacked a 66-year-old who was unlocking his car Tuesday.  

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    A Marion County man was charged with aggravated assault after he attacked a 66-year-old who was unlocking his car Tuesday.  

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  • Time magazine morphs Trump and Putin together

    Time magazine morphs Trump and Putin together

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:23:30 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:23:30 GMT
    The July 30 cover merges the Russian and US presidents. (Source: Time)The July 30 cover merges the Russian and US presidents. (Source: Time)

    This is the second time in a month that Trump has been on the Time cover.

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    This is the second time in a month that Trump has been on the Time cover.

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  • 22 soldiers injured in tent collapse on California military base

    22 soldiers injured in tent collapse on California military base

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:46:03 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:39:37 GMT

    Most of the injuries were minor, however four people were taken to the hospital.

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    Most of the injuries were minor, however four people were taken to the hospital.

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  • Husband, wife raped children for 10 years, investigators say

    Husband, wife raped children for 10 years, investigators say

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:19:50 GMT
    Dava Henley (Left) John Henley (Right) (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)Dava Henley (Left) John Henley (Right) (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

    A husband and wife are behind bars accused of sexually abusing children for a decade.

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    A husband and wife are behind bars accused of sexually abusing children for a decade.

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  • Jones Co. bridge reopens after preventative maintenance

    Jones Co. bridge reopens after preventative maintenance

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:10:16 GMT
    Officials have reopened a bridge in Jones County following preventative maintenance. (Photo Source: Google Maps)Officials have reopened a bridge in Jones County following preventative maintenance. (Photo Source: Google Maps)
    Officials have reopened a bridge in Jones County following preventative maintenance. (Photo Source: Google Maps)Officials have reopened a bridge in Jones County following preventative maintenance. (Photo Source: Google Maps)
    County officials have reopened a Jones County bridge that was initially closed on July 9 for preventative maintenance. The decision impacted Moselle Seminary Road and The Burr Creek Bridge near Southern Hens and the Moselle Power Plant.  During the closure, drivers were rerouted to other roads in the area. The cost to repair the bridge was $80, 000.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.  More >>
    County officials have reopened a Jones County bridge that was initially closed on July 9 for preventative maintenance. The decision impacted Moselle Seminary Road and The Burr Creek Bridge near Southern Hens and the Moselle Power Plant.  During the closure, drivers were rerouted to other roads in the area. The cost to repair the bridge was $80, 000.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • President Trump, Putin morphed together in controversial new Time magazine cover

    President Trump, Putin morphed together in controversial new Time magazine cover

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:42:46 GMT
    (Source: Time)(Source: Time)

    The latest Time magazine cover features President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin transformed into one.

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    The latest Time magazine cover features President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin transformed into one.

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  • American Idol auditions kick off Friday in the Big Easy

    American Idol auditions kick off Friday in the Big Easy

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:48:51 GMT
    Auditions for next year's season of American Idol are being held in New Orleans on Friday, July 20. (Source: Facebook)Auditions for next year's season of American Idol are being held in New Orleans on Friday, July 20. (Source: Facebook)

    Are YOU the next American Idol? If you're hoping to try your luck and get on the popular singing show, here is your chance!

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    Are YOU the next American Idol? If you're hoping to try your luck and get on the popular singing show, here is your chance!

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Utility work expected to cause downtime in Lamar Co.

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Utility work expected to cause downtime in Lamar Co.

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:43:54 GMT
    (Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)(Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)
    (Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)(Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)
    The City of Hattiesburg is urging motorists to use caution Thursday morning in various areas of the city due to utility work. Pearl River Valley Electric began work on switching out a transformer at 6 a.m.  So, traffic lights at US 98 and Hwy 11, US 98 and Lake Forgetful and US 98 and Cross Creek Parkway are expected to experience some downtime .  The Hattiesburg Police Department will be directing traffic in those areas to offer support in the event downtime does occur.&n...More >>
    The City of Hattiesburg is urging motorists to use caution Thursday morning in various areas of the city due to utility work. Pearl River Valley Electric began work on switching out a transformer at 6 a.m.  So, traffic lights at US 98 and Hwy 11, US 98 and Lake Forgetful and US 98 and Cross Creek Parkway are expected to experience some downtime .  The Hattiesburg Police Department will be directing traffic in those areas to offer support in the event downtime does occur.&n...More >>
  • Recall: Great Value rolls among bread products possibly tainted with Salmonella

    Recall: Great Value rolls among bread products possibly tainted with Salmonella

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:15:38 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:25:39 GMT
    The Flowers Food bread line is shown in Modesto, CA. Some Flowers Foods products have been recalled out of concern over Salmonella from a whey supplier. (Source: Flowers Food)The Flowers Food bread line is shown in Modesto, CA. Some Flowers Foods products have been recalled out of concern over Salmonella from a whey supplier. (Source: Flowers Food)

    The recalled rolls are under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square and Great Value.

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    The recalled rolls are under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square and Great Value.

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  • Fatal mistake? Toddler's care delayed after drunken car crash; father charged in death

    Fatal mistake? Toddler's care delayed after drunken car crash; father charged in death

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:09:53 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:09:53 GMT
    A memorial of stuffed animals and flowers to the 3-year-old victim rests at the base of a Pewaukee, WI, tree. (Source: WTMJ/CNN)A memorial of stuffed animals and flowers to the 3-year-old victim rests at the base of a Pewaukee, WI, tree. (Source: WTMJ/CNN)

    First responders reportedly believed the 3-year-old was sleeping after the accident, but he needed medical attention.

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    First responders reportedly believed the 3-year-old was sleeping after the accident, but he needed medical attention.

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  • Teacher's passion inspires more than $500 donation from strangers on flight

    Teacher's passion inspires more than $500 donation from strangers on flight

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:26:09 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:26:09 GMT
    First grade teacher Kimber Bermudez couldn't stop telling her seatmate on a flight to Florida how much she loves her school and students. (Source: WGN/CNN)First grade teacher Kimber Bermudez couldn't stop telling her seatmate on a flight to Florida how much she loves her school and students. (Source: WGN/CNN)

    After a teacher gushed about her school, her students and the community, several strangers on her flight were inspired to donate to the low-income Chicago charter school.

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    After a teacher gushed about her school, her students and the community, several strangers on her flight were inspired to donate to the low-income Chicago charter school.

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  • 'He was just hot': Parents warn others after son with autism dies of heat exhaustion

    'He was just hot': Parents warn others after son with autism dies of heat exhaustion

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:24 AM EDT2018-07-19 07:24:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:24 AM EDT2018-07-19 07:24:41 GMT
    Elijah Mike, 18, loved being outside, swimming and going for walks, according to his mother. (Source: Mikel Family/WDAF/CNN)Elijah Mike, 18, loved being outside, swimming and going for walks, according to his mother. (Source: Mikel Family/WDAF/CNN)

    Critical signs of heat illness include excessive sweating and tiredness, according to doctors. Those experiencing the symptoms should get out of direct sunlight and drink water.

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    Critical signs of heat illness include excessive sweating and tiredness, according to doctors. Those experiencing the symptoms should get out of direct sunlight and drink water.

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  • Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt-Ryals a “big” part of new era in Purvis

    Players of the Pine Belt-Ryals a “big” part of new era in Purvis

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:41:03 GMT

    Matthew Ryals is expected to play a big part in getting a new era of Purvis High School football off to good start. Literally.

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    Matthew Ryals is expected to play a big part in getting a new era of Purvis High School football off to good start. Literally.

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  • Hattiesburg PD proposes budget for 2018-2019

    Hattiesburg PD proposes budget for 2018-2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:14:14 GMT
    Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list to better the department. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list to better the department. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list, to better the department. WDAM spoke to Chief Parker about the beginning stages of his new proposed budget. Numbers are rolling out for the Hattiesburg Police Department's 2018-2019 fiscal year budget proposal.  WDAM caught up with Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker on the phone following his visit to city hall where he outlined that wish list for the city council. Chief Parker ...

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    Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker is hoping the city council will approve his wish list, to better the department. WDAM spoke to Chief Parker about the beginning stages of his new proposed budget. Numbers are rolling out for the Hattiesburg Police Department's 2018-2019 fiscal year budget proposal.  WDAM caught up with Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker on the phone following his visit to city hall where he outlined that wish list for the city council. Chief Parker ...

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  • Forrest County accepting bids for school safe rooms

    Forrest County accepting bids for school safe rooms

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:26:24 GMT
    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)
    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)
    Eight schools in the Forrest County Public School District have been given the go-ahead to accept bids to build safe rooms on school campuses around the county. The rooms are designed to withstand high winds in the event of a tornado and can protect all of the students and staff at any of the schools to prevent loss of life due to a severe weather event. The effort carries an approximate  $1 million price tag for each safe room, with 90 percent of it being paid by FEMA. &...More >>
    Eight schools in the Forrest County Public School District have been given the go-ahead to accept bids to build safe rooms on school campuses around the county. The rooms are designed to withstand high winds in the event of a tornado and can protect all of the students and staff at any of the schools to prevent loss of life due to a severe weather event. The effort carries an approximate  $1 million price tag for each safe room, with 90 percent of it being paid by FEMA. &...More >>
  • Family gives new details about Doby murder in Covington County

    Family gives new details about Doby murder in Covington County

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:03:36 GMT
    Jessie Lee Doby lived in the New Hope Community in north Covington County. Photo credit WDAM.Jessie Lee Doby lived in the New Hope Community in north Covington County. Photo credit WDAM.

    Loved ones of a murdered Covington County man are speaking out about his death and his life.   

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    Loved ones of a murdered Covington County man are speaking out about his death and his life.   

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  • Collins fire chief begins 4th term as head of state fire association

    Collins fire chief begins 4th term as head of state fire association

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:49:42 GMT
    John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.
    John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.

    The chief of the Collins Fire Department is beginning his fourth consecutive term as head of the Mississippi Firefighters Association.  

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    The chief of the Collins Fire Department is beginning his fourth consecutive term as head of the Mississippi Firefighters Association.  

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  • Lamar County doctor offers West Nile protection tips

    Lamar County doctor offers West Nile protection tips

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:49:08 GMT
    The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.
    The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.The first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.

    According to the Mississippi State Department of Health the first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.

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    According to the Mississippi State Department of Health the first human case of West Nile Virus is here, and it's a reminder that each year all Mississippians need to act fast to protect themselves from the disease.

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  • Richton Library creating technology class for senior citizens

    Richton Library creating technology class for senior citizens

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:43:25 GMT
    The Richton Library is in the process of creating a class for senior citizens to become more familiar with technology. (Photo source: WDAM)The Richton Library is in the process of creating a class for senior citizens to become more familiar with technology. (Photo source: WDAM)

      Wdam spoke with the Richton library where they are in the process of creating a class for senior citizens to become more familiar with high tech. The library is striving to be a tech-savvy environment where not only teens but senior citizens can keep up with the advancement of technology through their cell phones or computers. They plan to create classes for senior citizens to prepare them to keep up with the wave. "We would schedule once or twice a week for three weeks....

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      Wdam spoke with the Richton library where they are in the process of creating a class for senior citizens to become more familiar with high tech. The library is striving to be a tech-savvy environment where not only teens but senior citizens can keep up with the advancement of technology through their cell phones or computers. They plan to create classes for senior citizens to prepare them to keep up with the wave. "We would schedule once or twice a week for three weeks....

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  • Veterinarian called out during animal cruelty investigation speaks

    Veterinarian called out during animal cruelty investigation speaks

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:33:53 GMT
    Dr. Kimberly Martin with Animal Medical Center in Ellisville (Photo source: WDAM)Dr. Kimberly Martin with Animal Medical Center in Ellisville (Photo source: WDAM)

    A veterinarian called out during an animal cruelty investigation in Jones County is telling her side of the story. 

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    A veterinarian called out during an animal cruelty investigation in Jones County is telling her side of the story. 

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  • "Stuff the Bus" event to be held for Marion County students in need

    "Stuff the Bus" event to be held for Marion County students in need

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:46:34 GMT
    The Junior Auxiliary of Marion County is holding a "Stuff the Bus" event this Saturday at the Walmart in Columbia to gather donations such as school supplies, school uniforms and materials needed to fill backpacks. (Photo source: Junior Auxiliary)The Junior Auxiliary of Marion County is holding a "Stuff the Bus" event this Saturday at the Walmart in Columbia to gather donations such as school supplies, school uniforms and materials needed to fill backpacks. (Photo source: Junior Auxiliary)
    The Junior Auxiliary of Marion County is holding a "Stuff the Bus" event this Saturday at the Walmart in Columbia to gather donations such as school supplies, school uniforms and materials needed to fill backpacks. (Photo source: Junior Auxiliary)The Junior Auxiliary of Marion County is holding a "Stuff the Bus" event this Saturday at the Walmart in Columbia to gather donations such as school supplies, school uniforms and materials needed to fill backpacks. (Photo source: Junior Auxiliary)
    The Junior Auxiliary of Marion County is holding a "Stuff the Bus" event this Saturday at the Walmart in Columbia to gather donations such as school supplies, school uniforms and materials needed to fill backpacks for kids in all Marion County schools that may need them. "We're going to have a school bus park there with our banner on it, we're going to have balloons and two tents and will be easy to find," said Wendy Hammonds, Junior Auxiliary activ...More >>
    The Junior Auxiliary of Marion County is holding a "Stuff the Bus" event this Saturday at the Walmart in Columbia to gather donations such as school supplies, school uniforms and materials needed to fill backpacks for kids in all Marion County schools that may need them. "We're going to have a school bus park there with our banner on it, we're going to have balloons and two tents and will be easy to find," said Wendy Hammonds, Junior Auxiliary activ...More >>
  • Contract awarded for border protection helicopters to be built in MS

    Contract awarded for border protection helicopters to be built in MS

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:13:35 GMT
    The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith. (Photo source: CBP.gov)The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith. (Photo source: CBP.gov)
    The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith. (Photo source: CBP.gov)The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith. (Photo source: CBP.gov)
    On Wednesday, U.S Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith applauded the award of a $45.9 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement contract for custom and border protection helicopters that will be built in Mississippi.  The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith. “Customs and Border Protection will use these helicopters for law enforcement missions to secure our borders,” Hyd...More >>
    On Wednesday, U.S Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith applauded the award of a $45.9 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement contract for custom and border protection helicopters that will be built in Mississippi.  The seven Light Enforcement Helicopters will be produced at the Airbus plant in Columbus, according to a news release from Hyde-Smith. “Customs and Border Protection will use these helicopters for law enforcement missions to secure our borders,” Hyd...More >>
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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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  • Reward offered after pregnant dolphin found shot to death

    Reward offered after pregnant dolphin found shot to death

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:24:28 GMT
    A pregnant dolphin was found shot to death in Waveland. Now, authorities are trying to find out who did it. (Source: IMMS)A pregnant dolphin was found shot to death in Waveland. Now, authorities are trying to find out who did it. (Source: IMMS)

    More than $6,000 in reward money is being offered after a pregnant dolphin was found shot to death earlier this year in South Mississippi.

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    More than $6,000 in reward money is being offered after a pregnant dolphin was found shot to death earlier this year in South Mississippi.

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  • Man arrested in Waveland murder extradited back to Hancock Co.

    Man arrested in Waveland murder extradited back to Hancock Co.

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:27:49 GMT
    Bourgeois was in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) serving a sentence on an unrelated charge.  (Photo Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)Bourgeois was in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) serving a sentence on an unrelated charge. (Photo Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Drew Bourgeois appeared in front of a Waveland judge Thursday for his preliminary hearing. The case was given to the grand jury, according to reports. 

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    Drew Bourgeois appeared in front of a Waveland judge Thursday for his preliminary hearing. The case was given to the grand jury, according to reports. 

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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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    (Andrew Jansen/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Rescue crews work at the scene of a deadly boat accident at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, lea...(Andrew Jansen/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Rescue crews work at the scene of a deadly boat accident at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, lea...
    A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank.More >>
    A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank.More >>
  • Police: Man confesses to throwing infant against wall

    Police: Man confesses to throwing infant against wall

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:32:49 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:33:49 GMT
    A man has pleaded not guilty in the death of an 8-month-old infant he admitted to throwing against a wall.More >>
    A man has pleaded not guilty in the death of an 8-month-old infant he admitted to throwing against a wall.More >>
  • Worker killed in Army depot explosion died of burns

    Worker killed in Army depot explosion died of burns

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:51:32 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:32:46 GMT
    (Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion via AP). An explosion was reported at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa. A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at the Army depot injured at least four wo...(Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion via AP). An explosion was reported at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa. A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at the Army depot injured at least four wo...
    The U.S. Army says one of five civilian employees hurt in an explosion and fire at a military depot in Pennsylvania has died.More >>
    The U.S. Army says one of five civilian employees hurt in an explosion and fire at a military depot in Pennsylvania has died.More >>
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  • Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

    Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:52:51 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:29:37 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” because of old tweets t...(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” because of old tweets t...
    James Gunn has been fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.More >>
    James Gunn has been fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.More >>
  • Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

    Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:16:48 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:03:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File). FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, lead Singer of Soundgarden Chris Cornell poses for photographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the movie "Machine Gun Preacher" at the Toronto Internatio...(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File). FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, lead Singer of Soundgarden Chris Cornell poses for photographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the movie "Machine Gun Preacher" at the Toronto Internatio...
    The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.More >>
    The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.More >>
  • Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal

    Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 08:01:57 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:03:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai dis...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai dis...
    Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign...More >>
    Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers.More >>

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