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  • Bay Springs opens season with 39-6 win over Stringer

    Bay Springs opens season with 39-6 win over Stringer

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:32:49 GMT
    Bay Springs vs. Stringer. Courtesy: WDAMBay Springs vs. Stringer. Courtesy: WDAM
    Bay Springs vs. Stringer. Courtesy: WDAMBay Springs vs. Stringer. Courtesy: WDAM

    The 2018 high school football season began with a bang, some roars of thunder and flashes of lightning – but the games went on. Bay Springs defeated Stringer 39-6 to open the season on a rainy evening in Stringer. The Bulldogs’ first drive from scrimmage began on their own 22-yard line and ended in an Anson “Deebo” Windham 6-yard touchdown run. With the win, Bay Springs has now captured the “Battle for the Bell” five years in a row.

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    The 2018 high school football season began with a bang, some roars of thunder and flashes of lightning – but the games went on. Bay Springs defeated Stringer 39-6 to open the season on a rainy evening in Stringer. The Bulldogs’ first drive from scrimmage began on their own 22-yard line and ended in an Anson “Deebo” Windham 6-yard touchdown run. With the win, Bay Springs has now captured the “Battle for the Bell” five years in a row.

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  • Man killed in Hattiesburg shooting

    Man killed in Hattiesburg shooting

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:29:06 GMT
    Hattiesburg Police officers responded to the shooting at Breckenridge Park Apartments around 7:45 p.m. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Police officers responded to the shooting at Breckenridge Park Apartments around 7:45 p.m. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A man was killed in a Hattiesburg shooting Thursday night.

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    A man was killed in a Hattiesburg shooting Thursday night.

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  • Transportation director says school bus safest way to get to school

    Transportation director says school bus safest way to get to school

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:27:19 GMT
    A routine part of a child's day can also be the most dangerous time: getting on and off a school bus. (Photo source: WDAM)A routine part of a child's day can also be the most dangerous time: getting on and off a school bus. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A routine part of a child's day can also be the most dangerous time...getting on and off a school bus. It's a jarring thought when you also consider there are no seat belts on that bus.

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    A routine part of a child's day can also be the most dangerous time...getting on and off a school bus. It's a jarring thought when you also consider there are no seat belts on that bus.

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  • West Jones, Wayne County set to renew long-time rivalry

    West Jones, Wayne County set to renew long-time rivalry

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:30:34 GMT
    The way West Jones High School coach Scott Pierson sees it, Friday night’s season-opening football game with Wayne County High School serves as both blessing and bother. (Photo source: WDAM Archive)The way West Jones High School coach Scott Pierson sees it, Friday night’s season-opening football game with Wayne County High School serves as both blessing and bother. (Photo source: WDAM Archive)
    The way West Jones High School coach Scott Pierson sees it, Friday night’s season-opening football game with Wayne County High School serves as both blessing and bother. (Photo source: WDAM Archive)The way West Jones High School coach Scott Pierson sees it, Friday night’s season-opening football game with Wayne County High School serves as both blessing and bother. (Photo source: WDAM Archive)

    The way West Jones High School coach Scott Pierson sees it, Friday night’s season-opening football game with Wayne County High School serves as both blessing and bother

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    The way West Jones High School coach Scott Pierson sees it, Friday night’s season-opening football game with Wayne County High School serves as both blessing and bother

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  • Measles outbreak hits nearby states

    Measles outbreak hits nearby states

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:46:51 GMT
    107 people from 21 states were reported to have measles from January 1 to July 14 of this year. (Photo source: WDAM)107 people from 21 states were reported to have measles from January 1 to July 14 of this year. (Photo source: WDAM)
    107 people from 21 states were reported to have measles from January 1 to July 14 of this year. (Photo source: WDAM)107 people from 21 states were reported to have measles from January 1 to July 14 of this year. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A Measles outbreak affecting several states has many parents on alert.

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    A Measles outbreak affecting several states has many parents on alert.

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  • MS auditor releases report on money owed to state

    MS auditor releases report on money owed to state

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:04:09 GMT
    The Office of State Auditor Shad White released a report detailing funds owed to the state by county. (Photo source: Raycom Media)The Office of State Auditor Shad White released a report detailing funds owed to the state by county. (Photo source: Raycom Media)

    The Office of State Auditor Shad White released a report detailing funds owed to the state by county and the amount in the Pine Belt is in the millions. 

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    The Office of State Auditor Shad White released a report detailing funds owed to the state by county and the amount in the Pine Belt is in the millions. 

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  • Teen girl killed in crash; young brother seriously injured

    Teen girl killed in crash; young brother seriously injured

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:39:17 GMT
    A 17-year-old girl from Mclain was killed in a tragic crash in George County on Thursday morning. (Photo source: Raycom Media)A 17-year-old girl from Mclain was killed in a tragic crash in George County on Thursday morning. (Photo source: Raycom Media)

    A 17-year-old girl from Mclain was killed in a tragic crash in George County on Thursday morning.

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    A 17-year-old girl from Mclain was killed in a tragic crash in George County on Thursday morning.

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  • MS Supreme Court rules hospital can't override court treatment order

    MS Supreme Court rules hospital can't override court treatment order

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:01:12 GMT
    The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled on Thursday that a state hospital director does not have the authority to override a chancery court's commitment order for mental illness treatment. (Photo source: Raycom News Network)The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled on Thursday that a state hospital director does not have the authority to override a chancery court's commitment order for mental illness treatment. (Photo source: Raycom News Network)

    The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled on Thursday that a state hospital director does not have the authority to override a chancery court's commitment order for mental illness treatment.

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    The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled on Thursday that a state hospital director does not have the authority to override a chancery court's commitment order for mental illness treatment.

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  • Shelby training unit gets new commander

    Shelby training unit gets new commander

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:42:03 GMT
    An Army unit that trains National Guard and Reserve soldiers at Camp Shelby has a new commander. (Photo source: WDAM)An Army unit that trains National Guard and Reserve soldiers at Camp Shelby has a new commander. (Photo source: WDAM)

    An Army unit that trains National Guard and Reserve soldiers at Camp Shelby has a new commander.

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    An Army unit that trains National Guard and Reserve soldiers at Camp Shelby has a new commander.

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  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:59 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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  • Call from pizzeria led NH police to find elderly woman's body in house

    Call from pizzeria led NH police to find elderly woman's body in house

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:08:01 GMT

    A pizza restaurant alerted authorities to a man exhibiting erratic behavior, leading police to discover his mother's dead body in his home.

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    A pizza restaurant alerted authorities to a man exhibiting erratic behavior, leading police to discover his mother's dead body in his home.

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  • Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:50:48 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:19:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...

    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

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    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

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  • Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:16:40 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:14:31 GMT
    Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

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    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

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  • Mother whisks kids out of toy vehicle just before it bursts into flames

    Mother whisks kids out of toy vehicle just before it bursts into flames

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:12:32 GMT

    The fire consumed a child's toy electric vehicle. Just moments before Michelle Kline’s two kids were in it.

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    The fire consumed a child's toy electric vehicle. Just moments before Michelle Kline’s two kids were in it.

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  • Marion County Sheriff's Office identifies 2 wanted for questioning

    Marion County Sheriff's Office identifies 2 wanted for questioning

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:28:36 GMT
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified a man and a woman wanted for questioning in an active investigation.  (Photo Source: WDAM)The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified a man and a woman wanted for questioning in an active investigation.  (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified a man and a woman wanted for questioning in an active investigation. 

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    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified a man and a woman wanted for questioning in an active investigation. 

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  • Trump team takes aim at Omarosa book, threatens legal action against publisher

    Trump team takes aim at Omarosa book, threatens legal action against publisher

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:48:46 GMT

    Omarosa's book publisher, Simon and Schuster, says Trump and his lawyers do not have a "viable legal claim."

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    Omarosa's book publisher, Simon and Schuster, says Trump and his lawyers do not have a "viable legal claim."

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  • Leadership Jones County kicks off 28th annual class

    Leadership Jones County kicks off 28th annual class

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:21:22 GMT
    The Community Development Foundation of Jones County kicked off its 28th Leadership Jones County class Thursday night at the Lauren Rogers Museum. (Photo source: WDAM)The Community Development Foundation of Jones County kicked off its 28th Leadership Jones County class Thursday night at the Lauren Rogers Museum. (Photo source: WDAM)
    The Community Development Foundation of Jones County kicked off its 28th Leadership Jones County class Thursday night at the Lauren Rogers Museum. (Photo source: WDAM)The Community Development Foundation of Jones County kicked off its 28th Leadership Jones County class Thursday night at the Lauren Rogers Museum. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Community Development Foundation of Jones County kicked off its 28th Leadership Jones County class Thursday night at the Lauren Rogers Museum.

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    The Community Development Foundation of Jones County kicked off its 28th Leadership Jones County class Thursday night at the Lauren Rogers Museum.

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  • US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:34:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:16:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...

    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building...

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    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism.

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  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:47:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:09:49 GMT
    The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

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    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

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  • Recall for 'overheating, melting, exploding' Xtava hair dryers

    Recall for 'overheating, melting, exploding' Xtava hair dryers

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:52:57 GMT
    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning. (Source: Xtava)The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning. (Source: Xtava)

    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning.

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    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning.

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  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:52:07 GMT
    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

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    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

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  • Southern Miss undergoes beautification project

    Southern Miss undergoes beautification project

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:47:19 GMT
    Over the past few weeks a highly visible and well-traveled area of the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi has received a facelift. (Photo source: WDAM)Over the past few weeks a highly visible and well-traveled area of the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi has received a facelift. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Over the past few weeks a highly visible and well-traveled area of the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi has received a facelift.

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    Over the past few weeks a highly visible and well-traveled area of the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi has received a facelift.

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  • FDA recalls thyroid medications

    FDA recalls thyroid medications

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:25:14 GMT

    Their active ingredients weren’t sourced to proper FDA standards. 

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    Their active ingredients weren’t sourced to proper FDA standards. 

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  • West Marion set to welcome PCS to open 2018 football season

    West Marion set to welcome PCS to open 2018 football season

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:20:31 GMT
    West Marion/Photo credit: WDAMWest Marion/Photo credit: WDAM

    Teams entering season-opening football games tend to have traveled through the unknown, with questions yet to be answered not only about the opponent but also themselves. That holds true In the case of Thursday night’s contest between public West Marion High School and private Presbyterian Christian School, but even moreso for Coach Brad Duncan, who will send his Trojans against the Bobcats and their first-year coach, Derek White.

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    Teams entering season-opening football games tend to have traveled through the unknown, with questions yet to be answered not only about the opponent but also themselves. That holds true In the case of Thursday night’s contest between public West Marion High School and private Presbyterian Christian School, but even moreso for Coach Brad Duncan, who will send his Trojans against the Bobcats and their first-year coach, Derek White.

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  • Program trains students how to treat gunshot wounds in case of a mass shooting

    Program trains students how to treat gunshot wounds in case of a mass shooting

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:16:18 GMT

    The program 'Stop the Bleed' teaches students how to stop the bleeding from gunshot wounds and other lifesaving techniques.

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    The program 'Stop the Bleed' teaches students how to stop the bleeding from gunshot wounds and other lifesaving techniques.

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  • Street sweeper rear-ended; Jones Co. employee injured

    Street sweeper rear-ended; Jones Co. employee injured

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:07:50 GMT
    Sanders said the car that hit the sweeper was traveling about 60 mph when it collided with the rear end of the machine, flipping it onto the side of the road. (Photo source: WDAM)Sanders said the car that hit the sweeper was traveling about 60 mph when it collided with the rear end of the machine, flipping it onto the side of the road. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Sanders said the car that hit the sweeper was traveling about 60 mph when it collided with the rear end of the machine, flipping it onto the side of the road. (Photo source: WDAM)Sanders said the car that hit the sweeper was traveling about 60 mph when it collided with the rear end of the machine, flipping it onto the side of the road. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A Jones County Beat 3 employee was injured Thursday when the street sweeper he was operating was rear-ended by a fast-moving vehicle.

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    A Jones County Beat 3 employee was injured Thursday when the street sweeper he was operating was rear-ended by a fast-moving vehicle.

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  • Fitness director gives tips for a successful morning

    Fitness director gives tips for a successful morning

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:31:27 GMT
    Mornings can be a struggle for many people, but one Hattiesburg fitness director says the key to a productive day is a productive morning. (Photo source: WDAM)Mornings can be a struggle for many people, but one Hattiesburg fitness director says the key to a productive day is a productive morning. (Photo source: WDAM)
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    Mornings can be a struggle for many people, but one Hattiesburg fitness director says the key to a productive day is a productive morning.

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    Mornings can be a struggle for many people, but one Hattiesburg fitness director says the key to a productive day is a productive morning.

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  • Man accused of fatally stabbing ex's boyfriend during argument

    Man accused of fatally stabbing ex's boyfriend during argument

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:55:54 GMT

    The suspect and the mother of his children had been separated at least two years.

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    The suspect and the mother of his children had been separated at least two years.

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  • Missing hiker survives by eating bees

    Missing hiker survives by eating bees

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:31:01 GMT
    Matt Matheny's parents said he had no supplies when he got lost hiking around Mount St. Helens. One of the ways he survived the ordeal was by eating huckleberries and bees. (Source: Family/KATU/CNN)Matt Matheny's parents said he had no supplies when he got lost hiking around Mount St. Helens. One of the ways he survived the ordeal was by eating huckleberries and bees. (Source: Family/KATU/CNN)

    Matt Matheny's parents said he had no supplies when he got lost hiking around Mount St. Helens. One of the ways he survived the ordeal was by eating huckleberries and bees.

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    Matt Matheny's parents said he had no supplies when he got lost hiking around Mount St. Helens. One of the ways he survived the ordeal was by eating huckleberries and bees.

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  • Jefferson Davis County wildfire completely contained

    Jefferson Davis County wildfire completely contained

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:25:23 GMT
    (Source: Circle X Imagery)(Source: Circle X Imagery)

    According to officials with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, a wildfire near the Jefferson Davis/ Simpson County line is now completely contained.  Mississippi Fire Commission officials said there is still black smoke in the area, but no people or buildings are damaged as a result of the wildfire.  Fourteen crew members from Jefferson Davis and Simpson Counties assisted in fighting the fire, which burned 190 acres of land.  Officials said the fire start...

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    According to officials with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, a wildfire near the Jefferson Davis/ Simpson County line is now completely contained.  Mississippi Fire Commission officials said there is still black smoke in the area, but no people or buildings are damaged as a result of the wildfire.  Fourteen crew members from Jefferson Davis and Simpson Counties assisted in fighting the fire, which burned 190 acres of land.  Officials said the fire start...

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  • State test scores show improved success; Petal tops the list

    State test scores show improved success; Petal tops the list

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:24:41 GMT

    The Mississippi Department of Education touts success when it comes to student achievement inside the classroom. Numbers released Thursday on state testing from the 2017-2018 school year show increases in proficiency.

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    The Mississippi Department of Education touts success when it comes to student achievement inside the classroom. Numbers released Thursday on state testing from the 2017-2018 school year show increases in proficiency.

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  • Scattered thunderstorms expected throughout Thursday

    Scattered thunderstorms expected throughout Thursday

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:03:22 GMT
    (Photo Source: Pixabay)(Photo Source: Pixabay)
    (Photo Source: Pixabay)(Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Not a bad start to the day across the Pine Belt with mostly sunny skies but this afternoon is going to be a different story. Scattered t-storms will fire up into the later afternoon and evening hours so be sure to keep a raincoat handy throughout the afternoon. Patrick Bigbie WDAM Tomorrow, expect more Scattered T-Storms across the area. Highs will only be in the low 90s thanks to the rain. Raincoats will be handy all day long. This weekend, expect scattered t-storms on both ...

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    Not a bad start to the day across the Pine Belt with mostly sunny skies but this afternoon is going to be a different story. Scattered t-storms will fire up into the later afternoon and evening hours so be sure to keep a raincoat handy throughout the afternoon. Patrick Bigbie WDAM Tomorrow, expect more Scattered T-Storms across the area. Highs will only be in the low 90s thanks to the rain. Raincoats will be handy all day long. This weekend, expect scattered t-storms on both ...

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  • Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-08-11 06:10:04 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:02:22 GMT
    (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup pro...(Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup pro...

    Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.

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    Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.

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  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:39:25 GMT

    Her voice is associated with an era of transformative music in the 1960s and 1970s as well as with some of the most important singular events in American history.

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    Her voice is associated with an era of transformative music in the 1960s and 1970s as well as with some of the most important singular events in American history.

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  • HPD searching for suspect wanted for commercial burglary

    HPD searching for suspect wanted for commercial burglary

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:47:19 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to a commercial burglary on Aug. 7. (Photo Source: WDAM)The Hattiesburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to a commercial burglary on Aug. 7. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department needs the public's assistance to identify a suspect wanted in connection to a commercial burglary. The incident happened on Aug. 7 in the 20 block of Campbell Scenic Drive.  According to authorities, the suspect stole an iPad during the time of the incident. The suspect was seen wearing a blue and white hooded sweatshirt with camouflage design paired with black pants.  Anyone with information about the suspects or his whereabouts is urged ...

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department needs the public's assistance to identify a suspect wanted in connection to a commercial burglary. The incident happened on Aug. 7 in the 20 block of Campbell Scenic Drive.  According to authorities, the suspect stole an iPad during the time of the incident. The suspect was seen wearing a blue and white hooded sweatshirt with camouflage design paired with black pants.  Anyone with information about the suspects or his whereabouts is urged ...

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  • MFC Wildland Firefighters battling est. 200-acre fire in Jefferson Davis County

    MFC Wildland Firefighters battling est. 200-acre fire in Jefferson Davis County

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:26:59 GMT
    MFC Wildland Firefighters are battling an estimated 200-acre wildfire near the Jefferson Davis/ Simpson County line. Source: Mississippi Forestry CommissionMFC Wildland Firefighters are battling an estimated 200-acre wildfire near the Jefferson Davis/ Simpson County line. Source: Mississippi Forestry Commission

    The smoke from this wildfire has the potential to create visibility issues and traffic delays.

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    The smoke from this wildfire has the potential to create visibility issues and traffic delays.

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  • Special legislative session could come as early as next week

    Special legislative session could come as early as next week

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:24:44 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    We have new details about the upcoming special session for infrastructure issues. Governor Phil Bryant's office says that the most likely dates at this point are August 23 and 24 that's a week from tomorrow. 

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    We have new details about the upcoming special session for infrastructure issues. Governor Phil Bryant's office says that the most likely dates at this point are August 23 and 24 that's a week from tomorrow. 

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  • Passengers off quarantined American flight in Nashville; Huckabee jokes it's 'Russians'

    Passengers off quarantined American flight in Nashville; Huckabee jokes it's 'Russians'

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:23:29 GMT

    Passengers were held on board an American flight at Nashville International Airport while it was determined whether they had been exposed to illness. 

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    Passengers were held on board an American flight at Nashville International Airport while it was determined whether they had been exposed to illness. 

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  • Measles outbreak hits 21 states

    Measles outbreak hits 21 states

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-08-16 10:52:25 GMT

    At its current pace, the 2018 measles outbreak could be the worst since 2014.

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    At its current pace, the 2018 measles outbreak could be the worst since 2014.

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  • Girl gets hold of mom's Amazon account, goes on epic Barbie shopping spree

    Girl gets hold of mom's Amazon account, goes on epic Barbie shopping spree

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:44 AM EDT2018-08-16 07:44:25 GMT

    A little girl in Utah ordered “close to $400 worth of stuff” on her mom’s Amazon account.

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    A little girl in Utah ordered “close to $400 worth of stuff” on her mom’s Amazon account.

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  • Teen accused of killing 7-year-old nephew after he lay on her bed

    Teen accused of killing 7-year-old nephew after he lay on her bed

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 07:26:18 GMT
    The suspect is accused of putting her hand over 7-year-old Jordan Vong's mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed. (Source: KMGH/Family photos/CNN)The suspect is accused of putting her hand over 7-year-old Jordan Vong's mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed. (Source: KMGH/Family photos/CNN)

    The 16-year-old is accused of putting her hand over the boy’s mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed.

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    The 16-year-old is accused of putting her hand over the boy’s mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed.

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  • Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

    Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-08-15 07:26:11 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:07 AM EDT2018-08-16 07:07:57 GMT
    (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP). In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with Fr...(Vigili Del Fuoco via AP). In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with Fr...

    Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing.

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    Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing.

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  • Police save baby from hot car outside RI casino; mother arrested

    Police save baby from hot car outside RI casino; mother arrested

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:20:47 GMT
    Police say the mother told them she ran into the casino to grab her keys, but she was inside for more than an hour and a half. (Source: WJAR/CNN)Police say the mother told them she ran into the casino to grab her keys, but she was inside for more than an hour and a half. (Source: WJAR/CNN)

    Police say the mother told them she ran into the casino to grab her keys, but she was inside for more than an hour and a half.

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    Police say the mother told them she ran into the casino to grab her keys, but she was inside for more than an hour and a half.

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  • Eddie Hicks returns to alma mater to coach USM cornerbacks

    Eddie Hicks returns to alma mater to coach USM cornerbacks

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:38:49 GMT
    USM cornerbacks coach Eddie Hicks. Courtesy: WDAMUSM cornerbacks coach Eddie Hicks. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM cornerbacks coach Eddie Hicks. Courtesy: WDAMUSM cornerbacks coach Eddie Hicks. Courtesy: WDAM

    Eddie Hicks was pretty good in a Golden Eagle uniform. In his four years at Southern Miss (2005-09), Hicks led the team in interceptions from 2008-09. The USM graduate returns to his alma mater this season to coach the cornerbacks. “First of all, it's been a blessing,” Hicks said. “It's been awesome to come back to my alma mater. It's one thing that a lot of people are not blessed with.

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    Eddie Hicks was pretty good in a Golden Eagle uniform. In his four years at Southern Miss (2005-09), Hicks led the team in interceptions from 2008-09. The USM graduate returns to his alma mater this season to coach the cornerbacks. “First of all, it's been a blessing,” Hicks said. “It's been awesome to come back to my alma mater. It's one thing that a lot of people are not blessed with.

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  • Petal, Hattiesburg battle in season-opener on Saturday

    Petal, Hattiesburg battle in season-opener on Saturday

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:14:20 GMT
    Petal head coach Marcus Boyles. Courtesy: WDAMPetal head coach Marcus Boyles. Courtesy: WDAM
    Petal head coach Marcus Boyles. Courtesy: WDAMPetal head coach Marcus Boyles. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hattiesburg defeated Petal 43-37 to open the 2017 season. The Tigers would finish 14-1 and win the class 5A South State title. The Panthers went 8-5 and fell in the second round of the class 6A playoffs. The two schools open their 2018 seasons against each other on Saturday at Hattiesburg High. While there are some new faces on both sides, the coaches expect a similar hard-fought game on Saturday night.

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    Hattiesburg defeated Petal 43-37 to open the 2017 season. The Tigers would finish 14-1 and win the class 5A South State title. The Panthers went 8-5 and fell in the second round of the class 6A playoffs. The two schools open their 2018 seasons against each other on Saturday at Hattiesburg High. While there are some new faces on both sides, the coaches expect a similar hard-fought game on Saturday night.

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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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  • Bay Springs opens season with 39-6 win over Stringer

    Bay Springs opens season with 39-6 win over Stringer

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:32:49 GMT
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    Bay Springs vs. Stringer. Courtesy: WDAMBay Springs vs. Stringer. Courtesy: WDAM

    The 2018 high school football season began with a bang, some roars of thunder and flashes of lightning – but the games went on. Bay Springs defeated Stringer 39-6 to open the season on a rainy evening in Stringer. The Bulldogs’ first drive from scrimmage began on their own 22-yard line and ended in an Anson “Deebo” Windham 6-yard touchdown run. With the win, Bay Springs has now captured the “Battle for the Bell” five years in a row.

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    The 2018 high school football season began with a bang, some roars of thunder and flashes of lightning – but the games went on. Bay Springs defeated Stringer 39-6 to open the season on a rainy evening in Stringer. The Bulldogs’ first drive from scrimmage began on their own 22-yard line and ended in an Anson “Deebo” Windham 6-yard touchdown run. With the win, Bay Springs has now captured the “Battle for the Bell” five years in a row.

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  • The Queen of Soul's passing mourned by Mississippi's music industry

    The Queen of Soul's passing mourned by Mississippi's music industry

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:31:31 GMT
    Source: PBSSource: PBS
    Source: PBSSource: PBS

    The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died Thursday morning in Detroit. Her passing touches not only a nation but soul and gospel artists right here in Mississippi.

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    The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died Thursday morning in Detroit. Her passing touches not only a nation but soul and gospel artists right here in Mississippi.

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  • Pass Christian survives Long Beach 34-31 in Oyster Bowl thriller

    Pass Christian survives Long Beach 34-31 in Oyster Bowl thriller

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:11:30 GMT
    Lumpkin-Magee Stadium at Long Beach High School (WLOX Sports)Lumpkin-Magee Stadium at Long Beach High School (WLOX Sports)
    Lumpkin-Magee Stadium at Long Beach High School (WLOX Sports)Lumpkin-Magee Stadium at Long Beach High School (WLOX Sports)

    Despite trailing 10-7 at halftime, Pass Christian came back to survive a wild second half, holding off Long Beach 34-31 at Lumpkin-Magee Stadium. 

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    Despite trailing 10-7 at halftime, Pass Christian came back to survive a wild second half, holding off Long Beach 34-31 at Lumpkin-Magee Stadium. 

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  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:59 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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  • Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:10:35 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...(AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.More >>
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.More >>
  • Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

    Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:55:36 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:29 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:29:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File). This March 26, 1972 file photo shows the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking to reporters at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic in New York as Tom Todd, vice president of PUSH, from second left, Aretha Franklin and Louis Stokes. Frankli...(AP Photo/Jim Wells, File). This March 26, 1972 file photo shows the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking to reporters at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic in New York as Tom Todd, vice president of PUSH, from second left, Aretha Franklin and Louis Stokes. Frankli...
    Queen of Soul gave black Americans "Respect" as a staunch supporter of civil rights.More >>
    Queen of Soul gave black Americans "Respect" as a staunch supporter of civil rights.More >>
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  • Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

    Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:17:11 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Leslie Mathews, left, and Emma Lockridge sit in New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a ...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Leslie Mathews, left, and Emma Lockridge sit in New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a ...
    Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.More >>
    Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.More >>
  • The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

    The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:55:50 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington.  Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76.
    Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.More >>
    Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.More >>
  • The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

    The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:26:08 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File). FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her ho...(AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File). FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her ho...
    Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.More >>
    Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.More >>

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