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  • WDAM All-Star: PRCC freshman Eric Thornton Jr.

    WDAM All-Star: PRCC freshman Eric Thornton Jr.

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-01-17 05:20:46 GMT
    PRCC freshman guard Eric Thornton Jr. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC freshman guard Eric Thornton Jr. Courtesy: WDAM

    PRCC basketball returned just three players from last year’s roster. However, the transition this season has been smooth. The Wildcats are 9-1 and averaging 95.4 points per game. Much of that scoring comes from freshman Eric Thornton Jr., who leads Pearl River with 19.6 points per game.

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    PRCC basketball returned just three players from last year’s roster. However, the transition this season has been smooth. The Wildcats are 9-1 and averaging 95.4 points per game. Much of that scoring comes from freshman Eric Thornton Jr., who leads Pearl River with 19.6 points per game.

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  • LIST: Winter weather closings and delays in the Pine Belt

    LIST: Winter weather closings and delays in the Pine Belt

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-01-17 05:15:34 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

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    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

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  • USM baseball opens with NCAA regional foe Mississippi State

    USM baseball opens with NCAA regional foe Mississippi State

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-17 05:05:39 GMT
    The athletic department planned for 30 home games this season, so this cancellation brings the total to 27 home games. (Photo source: WDAM)The athletic department planned for 30 home games this season, so this cancellation brings the total to 27 home games. (Photo source: WDAM)

    After a school-record 50 wins last season, Southern Miss baseball comes into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. Ranked 25th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, the Golden Eagles open the season on February 16 against Mississippi State – the team that knocked USM out of the 2017 NCAA Regional.

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    After a school-record 50 wins last season, Southern Miss baseball comes into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. Ranked 25th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, the Golden Eagles open the season on February 16 against Mississippi State – the team that knocked USM out of the 2017 NCAA Regional.

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  • Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty, Dylan Burdeaux to host baseball camp

    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty, Dylan Burdeaux to host baseball camp

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-17 04:56:09 GMT
    Kirk McCarty (USM). Courtesy: WDAMKirk McCarty (USM). Courtesy: WDAM

    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux recently wrapped up their first minor league baseball seasons. After helping lead Southern Miss to a school-record 50 wins last season, the two hope to share some their baseball knowledge this weekend at their inaugural “Formers Teaching Futures” camp. The first camp takes place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mississippi Elite in Hattiesburg.

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    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux recently wrapped up their first minor league baseball seasons. After helping lead Southern Miss to a school-record 50 wins last season, the two hope to share some their baseball knowledge this weekend at their inaugural “Formers Teaching Futures” camp. The first camp takes place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mississippi Elite in Hattiesburg.

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  • Hattiesburg police to receive pay raises this spring

    Hattiesburg police to receive pay raises this spring

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:59 PM EST2018-01-17 03:59:53 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    Members of the Hattiesburg Police Department will see a pay raise this spring.

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    Members of the Hattiesburg Police Department will see a pay raise this spring.

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  • Don't become a victim to hypothermia

    Don't become a victim to hypothermia

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-01-17 03:17:44 GMT
    Hypothermia is when your entire body temperature drops from a common 98 degrees. (Photo source: WDAM)Hypothermia is when your entire body temperature drops from a common 98 degrees. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Protect yourself from cold weather and don't become a victim of hypothermia. Jessica Bowman sat down with a medical expert who explains what hypothermia is and what you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Daniel Crane said, "It's really important you stay as warm as possible." It's time to put on the layers and bundle up if you have to get outside and brave the cold weather. Protecting yourself from cold temperatures is critical for you to avoid the risk of hypothermia. Dr. C...

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    Protect yourself from cold weather and don't become a victim of hypothermia. Jessica Bowman sat down with a medical expert who explains what hypothermia is and what you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Daniel Crane said, "It's really important you stay as warm as possible." It's time to put on the layers and bundle up if you have to get outside and brave the cold weather. Protecting yourself from cold temperatures is critical for you to avoid the risk of hypothermia. Dr. C...

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  • Defensive driving tips for driving in winter weather

    Defensive driving tips for driving in winter weather

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-17 02:52:28 GMT
    With the latest round of winter weather pushing into the Pine Belt, emergency officials are closely monitoring the road conditions. We want motorist to be mindful of all the things that come with inclement weather, especially with what we have moving in at this time," said Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Travis Luck.  Luck said that people forget they aren't equipped to drive in winter weather in south Mississippi. "We do know that our motorist are ...More >>
    With the latest round of winter weather pushing into the Pine Belt, emergency officials are closely monitoring the road conditions. We want motorist to be mindful of all the things that come with inclement weather, especially with what we have moving in at this time," said Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Travis Luck.  Luck said that people forget they aren't equipped to drive in winter weather in south Mississippi. "We do know that our motorist are ...More >>
  • Laurel City Council votes to approve new café despite concerns

    Laurel City Council votes to approve new café despite concerns

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-16 23:59:06 GMT
    The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open. (Photo source: WDAM)The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open after the city council voted 5-2 during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The cafe, which is located on Chantilly St., will feature live entertainment.

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    The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open after the city council voted 5-2 during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The cafe, which is located on Chantilly St., will feature live entertainment.

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  • Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-16 22:41:57 GMT
    Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

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    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

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  • Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

    Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-01-16 22:34:02 GMT
    Jefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jefferson Davis County played host to eight teams on Monday in its Martin Luther King Classic. Here’s a look at the results from Monday’s basketball tournament: Girls Hattiesburg (49) Taylorsville (35) Lawrence County (47) Meridian (42) Laurel (42) Newton (37) Jefferson Davis (55) Heidelberg (26) Boys Taylorsville (69) Northeast Jones (67) Hattiesburg (69) Lawrence County (37) Laurel (44) Newton (43) – OT Jefferson Davis (69) Heidelberg (48).

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    Jefferson Davis County played host to eight teams on Monday in its Martin Luther King Classic. Here’s a look at the results from Monday’s basketball tournament: Girls Hattiesburg (49) Taylorsville (35) Lawrence County (47) Meridian (42) Laurel (42) Newton (37) Jefferson Davis (55) Heidelberg (26) Boys Taylorsville (69) Northeast Jones (67) Hattiesburg (69) Lawrence County (37) Laurel (44) Newton (43) – OT Jefferson Davis (69) Heidelberg (48).

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  • Rates to rise for 2 Mississippi electrical utilities

    Rates to rise for 2 Mississippi electrical utilities

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:09 PM EST2018-01-16 22:09:04 GMT
    JCJC-CPRAM ScholarshipsJCJC-CPRAM Scholarships

    Customers of Mississippi's two privately-owned electrical utilities will see higher rates starting in February.

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    Customers of Mississippi's two privately-owned electrical utilities will see higher rates starting in February.

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  • PRCC-JCJC basketball rescheduled for Saturday

    PRCC-JCJC basketball rescheduled for Saturday

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-16 21:43:37 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank
    The basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night between Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College have been rescheduled for Saturday because of frigid temperatures expected in the Pine Belt. The women’s game will tip off at 1 p.m. Saturday at A.B Howard Gymnasium, followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m., according to Jones County Junior College Sports Information.  Both games will air on www.jcjc.tv The eighth-ranked Lady Bobcats stand 9...More >>
    The basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night between Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College have been rescheduled for Saturday because of frigid temperatures expected in the Pine Belt. The women’s game will tip off at 1 p.m. Saturday at A.B Howard Gymnasium, followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m., according to Jones County Junior College Sports Information.  Both games will air on www.jcjc.tv The eighth-ranked Lady Bobcats stand 9...More >>
  • No. 24 Carey takes 82-80 thriller at No. 11 Faulkner U.

    No. 24 Carey takes 82-80 thriller at No. 11 Faulkner U.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-01-16 21:40:07 GMT
    Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3 –pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. (Photo source: WCU)Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3 –pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. (Photo source: WCU)
    Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. Carey (12-4, 6-2 Southern States Athletic Conference) trailed by 11 points, 70-59, with 6 minutes, 1 second, left in the game, but the Crusaders ripped off a 17-5 run to take a 76-75 lead on a 3-pointer by senior guard Troy Salvant with 1:07 to play. Fau...More >>
    Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. Carey (12-4, 6-2 Southern States Athletic Conference) trailed by 11 points, 70-59, with 6 minutes, 1 second, left in the game, but the Crusaders ripped off a 17-5 run to take a 76-75 lead on a 3-pointer by senior guard Troy Salvant with 1:07 to play. Fau...More >>
  • Hattiesburg City Council confirms mayor's nomination for director of Water & Sewer

    Hattiesburg City Council confirms mayor's nomination for director of Water & Sewer

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-16 21:32:56 GMT
    Alan Howe. If approved, he will begin work February 5th. (Photo source: City of Hattiesburg)Alan Howe. If approved, he will begin work February 5th. (Photo source: City of Hattiesburg)

    The Hattiesburg City Council confirmed Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker's nomination for director of Water and Sewer Tuesday.  Barker made the nomination Tuesday morning and was approved by the council during its 3 p.m. meeting.  "Policies and investments around Hattiesburg's water and sewer systems will be so critical in the coming years, and Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can guide us going forward," Barker said. "Furthermore, his t...

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    The Hattiesburg City Council confirmed Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker's nomination for director of Water and Sewer Tuesday.  Barker made the nomination Tuesday morning and was approved by the council during its 3 p.m. meeting.  "Policies and investments around Hattiesburg's water and sewer systems will be so critical in the coming years, and Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can guide us going forward," Barker said. "Furthermore, his t...

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  • Hattiesburg preparing roads for icy driving conditions

    Hattiesburg preparing roads for icy driving conditions

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-01-16 19:59:39 GMT
    Interim public works general manager Colton Hill said the city is doing its part to keep drivers as safe as possible. (Photo source: WDAM)Interim public works general manager Colton Hill said the city is doing its part to keep drivers as safe as possible. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The City of Hattiesburg is putting in the time to prepare for this latest round of wintry precipitation.

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    The City of Hattiesburg is putting in the time to prepare for this latest round of wintry precipitation.

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  • Agreement with insurance companies lifts age cap on autism therapy coverage in MS

    Agreement with insurance companies lifts age cap on autism therapy coverage in MS

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-01-16 18:55:52 GMT
    BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, and Magnolia Health have voluntarily agreed to lift the age cap on coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis, a leading treatment for children with autism. (Photo source: Pixabay)BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, and Magnolia Health have voluntarily agreed to lift the age cap on coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis, a leading treatment for children with autism. (Photo source: Pixabay)

    A leading treatment for children with autism will now be available to more Mississippians, thanks to an agreement between the state and three major Mississippi insurance providers.

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    A leading treatment for children with autism will now be available to more Mississippians, thanks to an agreement between the state and three major Mississippi insurance providers.

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  • Rebound the Chris Herren Story

    Rebound the Chris Herren Story

  • JCJC Greene County, Jasper County centers to close early Tuesday

    JCJC Greene County, Jasper County centers to close early Tuesday

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-01-16 03:34:30 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)
    The Jones County Junior College Greene County Center and the Jasper County Center will close early on Tuesday due to winter weather.  The Greene County Center will suspend regular operations at 12:30 p.m., which includes all night classes held there. The Jasper County Center will close at 11 a.m. Please check the JCJC website www.jcjc.edu for updates.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Jones County Junior College Greene County Center and the Jasper County Center will close early on Tuesday due to winter weather.  The Greene County Center will suspend regular operations at 12:30 p.m., which includes all night classes held there. The Jasper County Center will close at 11 a.m. Please check the JCJC website www.jcjc.edu for updates.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Smith County School District closes Tuesday for winter weather

    Smith County School District closes Tuesday for winter weather

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-01-16 03:22:16 GMT
    Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday. (Photo source: SCSD Facebook)Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday. (Photo source: SCSD Facebook)
    The Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday due to potential winter weather.  The announcement was made in a press release from Operations Director Robert W. Miles. The school also posted the notice on Facebook. Smith County School District Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday due to potential winter weather.  The announcement was made in a press release from Operations Director Robert W. Miles. The school also posted the notice on Facebook. Smith County School District Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Hundreds gather for Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast

    Hundreds gather for Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-01-15 22:38:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people gathered in the ballroom of the Thad Cochran Center as members of the clergy offered prayers for forgiveness, blessings and unity. (Photo source: WDAM)Hundreds of people gathered in the ballroom of the Thad Cochran Center as members of the clergy offered prayers for forgiveness, blessings and unity. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted its 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Multicultural Prayer Breakfast at the University of Southern Mississippi Monday.  Hundreds of people gathered in the ballroom of the Thad Cochran Center as members of the clergy offered prayers for forgiveness, blessings and unity. Retired educator Michael Marks was featured as the keynote speaker. “Many people understood that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr made a choice," Mar...More >>
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted its 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Multicultural Prayer Breakfast at the University of Southern Mississippi Monday.  Hundreds of people gathered in the ballroom of the Thad Cochran Center as members of the clergy offered prayers for forgiveness, blessings and unity. Retired educator Michael Marks was featured as the keynote speaker. “Many people understood that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr made a choice," Mar...More >>
  • Mississippi Power employees perform service projects for MLK Day

    Mississippi Power employees perform service projects for MLK Day

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-01-15 22:07:11 GMT
    Employees and employees spouses were on hand to help out at Christian services by helping prepare meals for the day. (Photo source: WDAM)Employees and employees spouses were on hand to help out at Christian services by helping prepare meals for the day. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Mississippi Power's employee organization Community Connection brought teams to Hattiesburg and Laurel to help the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Community connection is an employee organization and today is about giving back," said Pine Belt Division Manager Michael Harvey. "Our employees don’t see this as a day off but they see it as an opportunity to give back to the community." Employees and employee spouses were on hand to he...More >>
    Mississippi Power's employee organization Community Connection brought teams to Hattiesburg and Laurel to help the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Community connection is an employee organization and today is about giving back," said Pine Belt Division Manager Michael Harvey. "Our employees don’t see this as a day off but they see it as an opportunity to give back to the community." Employees and employee spouses were on hand to he...More >>
  • Buckatunna Water annual meeting rescheduled due to weather

    Buckatunna Water annual meeting rescheduled due to weather

    Monday, January 15 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-01-15 20:49:47 GMT
    The Buckatunna Water Works Association's annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 16 has been rescheduled due to weather. The meeting was scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Buckatunna School cafeteria, but it will be moved to a later date.  The association will notify customers when the meeting will take place.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Buckatunna Water Works Association's annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 16 has been rescheduled due to weather. The meeting was scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Buckatunna School cafeteria, but it will be moved to a later date.  The association will notify customers when the meeting will take place.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Marion Co. man accused of possessing drugs in car, hiding them in body

    Marion Co. man accused of possessing drugs in car, hiding them in body

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-01-15 16:58:15 GMT
    (Source: Marion County Jail)(Source: Marion County Jail)

    A Marion County man is behind bars after Columbia Police said a traffic stop lead them to several drugs in the man's car and hidden in his body.  

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    A Marion County man is behind bars after Columbia Police said a traffic stop lead them to several drugs in the man's car and hidden in his body.  

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  • King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

    King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:54 PM EST2018-01-14 17:54:41 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-01-15 15:56:07 GMT
    Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.More >>
    Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.More >>
  • King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

    King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:54 PM EST2018-01-14 17:54:34 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-01-15 15:56:06 GMT
    Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.More >>
    Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.More >>
  • Laurel celebrates MLK birthday with annual Parade

    Laurel celebrates MLK birthday with annual Parade

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-01-15 15:50:18 GMT
    The Laurel High School Marching Band participates in an annual parade celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.The Laurel High School Marching Band participates in an annual parade celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Floats, marching bands and dance teams were part of an annual parade in Laurel Saturday morning, celebrating the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   

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    Floats, marching bands and dance teams were part of an annual parade in Laurel Saturday morning, celebrating the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   

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  • City of Hattiesburg remembers, honors civil rights icon

    City of Hattiesburg remembers, honors civil rights icon

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:28 AM EST2018-01-15 15:28:07 GMT
    Hattiesburg native & civil rights activist Peggy Jean Connor; Photo Source: University of Southern Mississippi (McCain Library and Archives)Hattiesburg native & civil rights activist Peggy Jean Connor; Photo Source: University of Southern Mississippi (McCain Library and Archives)

    The city of Hattiesburg honored and remembered a local civil rights icon on Sunday, following her passing. 

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    The city of Hattiesburg honored and remembered a local civil rights icon on Sunday, following her passing. 

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  • UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old girl found safe in Sumrall

    UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old girl found safe in Sumrall

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:54 AM EST2018-01-15 12:54:13 GMT
    Missing teen last seen in Sumrall/Bassfield area;Missing teen last seen in Sumrall/Bassfield area;

    The Sumrall Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to find a missing 13-year-old girl. 

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    The Sumrall Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to find a missing 13-year-old girl. 

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  • Saints fall to the Vikings 29-24 in a last second TD throw

    Saints fall to the Vikings 29-24 in a last second TD throw

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-01-15 01:24:54 GMT
    Saints fall to Vikings 29-25; Photo Source: Charlie Neibergall/APSaints fall to Vikings 29-25; Photo Source: Charlie Neibergall/AP

    The New Orleans Saints have fallen to the Minnesota Vikings in a last minute touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

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    The New Orleans Saints have fallen to the Minnesota Vikings in a last minute touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

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  • Suspect in Laurel road rage shooting captured

    Suspect in Laurel road rage shooting captured

    Sunday, January 14 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-01-15 00:34:47 GMT
    Stephen Brown, 19, charged with aggravated assault and possession of a stolen firearm; Photo Source: Laurel Police Dept.Stephen Brown, 19, charged with aggravated assault and possession of a stolen firearm; Photo Source: Laurel Police Dept.

    The suspect that was involved in the road rage shooting in Laurel Thursday afternoon has been captured.

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    The suspect that was involved in the road rage shooting in Laurel Thursday afternoon has been captured.

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  • Firefighters battle house fire in Hattiesburg

    Firefighters battle house fire in Hattiesburg

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-01-14 23:55:00 GMT
    Firefighters battle a house fire on Deerborner St. in Hattiesburg; Photo Source: Hattiesburg Fire Dept.Firefighters battle a house fire on Deerborner St. in Hattiesburg; Photo Source: Hattiesburg Fire Dept.

    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a house fire early Saturday morning. 

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    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a house fire early Saturday morning. 

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  • Armed Forces Museum to dedicate Gold Star monument in 2018

    Armed Forces Museum to dedicate Gold Star monument in 2018

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-01-14 00:34:59 GMT
    Survey flags mark the spot where a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will be placed in May. Photo credit WDAM.Survey flags mark the spot where a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will be placed in May. Photo credit WDAM.

    2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.  In May, the museum will dedicate a new Gold Star Memorial Monument near the Purple Heart monument on the museum grounds. It will honor the families of fallen soldiers.  Also, the museum will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One in November and also that month, the museum will host its first secondary educator training program, organized by the Congressional...

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    2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.  In May, the museum will dedicate a new Gold Star Memorial Monument near the Purple Heart monument on the museum grounds. It will honor the families of fallen soldiers.  Also, the museum will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One in November and also that month, the museum will host its first secondary educator training program, organized by the Congressional...

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  • Injured Jones firefighter honored with vehicle escort through county

    Injured Jones firefighter honored with vehicle escort through county

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-01-13 23:56:02 GMT
    A convoy of vehicles escorts Robert Clark through the Calhoun Community west of Laurel Saturday afternoon. Photo credit WDAM.A convoy of vehicles escorts Robert Clark through the Calhoun Community west of Laurel Saturday afternoon. Photo credit WDAM.

    Jones County volunteer firefighters Saturday honored a fellow firefighter who has spent several weeks in a Jackson hospital.    Volunteers from several departments and deputies with the Jones County Sheriff's Department escorted Robert Clark through Jones County on his way back home to the Powers Community. Clark has been recovering after being hit by a vehicle while responding to a car crash in Ellisville. The accident happened on Dec. 1.  Clark received ...

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    Jones County volunteer firefighters Saturday honored a fellow firefighter who has spent several weeks in a Jackson hospital.    Volunteers from several departments and deputies with the Jones County Sheriff's Department escorted Robert Clark through Jones County on his way back home to the Powers Community. Clark has been recovering after being hit by a vehicle while responding to a car crash in Ellisville. The accident happened on Dec. 1.  Clark received ...

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  • Store clerk shot in armed robbery at Columbia Family Dollar

    Store clerk shot in armed robbery at Columbia Family Dollar

    Saturday, January 13 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-01-13 21:03:47 GMT
    Two men rob a Family Dollar store in Columbia; Photo Source: Store surveillance footageTwo men rob a Family Dollar store in Columbia; Photo Source: Store surveillance footage

    A store clerk was shot Saturday during an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Columbia and authorities are asking for help from the public in solving the crime.

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    A store clerk was shot Saturday during an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Columbia and authorities are asking for help from the public in solving the crime.

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  • Covington highway blocked after parcel truck collides with 18-wheeler

    Covington highway blocked after parcel truck collides with 18-wheeler

    Saturday, January 13 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-01-13 18:10:12 GMT
    A portion of Highway 84 in Covington County was closed Saturday morning, after a box truck collided with an 18 wheeler, scattering parcel packages on the roadway. Photo credit Collins Fire Dept.A portion of Highway 84 in Covington County was closed Saturday morning, after a box truck collided with an 18 wheeler, scattering parcel packages on the roadway. Photo credit Collins Fire Dept.

    The eastbound lane of a Covington County highway was blocked for a about four hours Saturday morning after a box truck collided with an 18-wheeler, scattering dozens of parcel packages all over the roadway.

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    The eastbound lane of a Covington County highway was blocked for a about four hours Saturday morning after a box truck collided with an 18-wheeler, scattering dozens of parcel packages all over the roadway.

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  • January 29, 2018 is the first day the Internal Revenue Service will accept your tax returns.

    IRS to start accepting tax returns in late January

    IRS to start accepting tax returns in late January

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-01-13 03:41:58 GMT
    Jan. 29  is the first day the Internal Revenue Service will accept your tax returns. (Photo source: WDAM)Jan. 29  is the first day the Internal Revenue Service will accept your tax returns. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Tax season is approaching. January 29, 2018 is the first day the Internal Revenue Service will accept your tax returns. Robert Cummings, Jr. said, "April 17th is the tax filing deadline this year." According to the Internal Revenue Service nearly 155 million individual tax returns are expected to be filed this year. Cummings said, "For 17 what you need to know is the new bill didn't change anything. So, we need to get 17 done, the sooner the better. 2017 the playbook...

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    Tax season is approaching. January 29, 2018 is the first day the Internal Revenue Service will accept your tax returns. Robert Cummings, Jr. said, "April 17th is the tax filing deadline this year." According to the Internal Revenue Service nearly 155 million individual tax returns are expected to be filed this year. Cummings said, "For 17 what you need to know is the new bill didn't change anything. So, we need to get 17 done, the sooner the better. 2017 the playbook...

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  • USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-13 00:42:26 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
  • Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead

    Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:33 PM EST2018-01-17 04:33:29 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:06 AM EST2018-01-17 11:06:51 GMT

    The 21-year-old was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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    The 21-year-old was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-01-17 06:23:26 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:06 AM EST2018-01-17 11:06:20 GMT

    Republican leaders are racing against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress.

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    Republican leaders are racing against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress.

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  • Good Samaritan gives homeless man boots off his feet

    Good Samaritan gives homeless man boots off his feet

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:19 AM EST2018-01-17 07:19:34 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:19 AM EST2018-01-17 07:19:34 GMT

    After seeing a homeless man bleeding through his socks on the train, a single father took the shoes off his feet and gave them away.

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    After seeing a homeless man bleeding through his socks on the train, a single father took the shoes off his feet and gave them away.

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  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-16 05:33:23 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:54 AM EST2018-01-17 05:54:47 GMT

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

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    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

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  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:43 AM EST2018-01-16 12:43:32 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-01-17 05:37:52 GMT

    The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday.

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    The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday.

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  • Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

    Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-01-16 05:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-01-17 05:25:06 GMT

    Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. 

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    Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. 

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  • Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

    Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-16 22:45:33 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-17 05:18:04 GMT
    A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead.More >>
    A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead.More >>
  • Possible meteor shakes SE Michigan, flash reported in Great Lakes states

    Possible meteor shakes SE Michigan, flash reported in Great Lakes states

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-17 02:23:20 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-01-17 04:10:37 GMT

    People also felt the"boom" from the likely meteor, which registered a 2.0 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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    People also felt the"boom" from the likely meteor, which registered a 2.0 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  • Defensive driving tips for driving in winter weather

    Defensive driving tips for driving in winter weather

  • Laurel City Council votes to approve new café despite concerns

    Laurel City Council votes to approve new café despite concerns

  • Local civil rights icon passes away

    Local civil rights icon passes away

  • Bipartisan DACA deal falls through, shutdown looming

    Bipartisan DACA deal falls through, shutdown looming

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-01-16 21:34:56 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:01 PM EST2018-01-16 22:01:31 GMT

    President Trump rejected a bipartisan bill to resolve DACA last Thursday.

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    President Trump rejected a bipartisan bill to resolve DACA last Thursday.

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  • Employers can legally fire you for not coming to work in bad weather

    Employers can legally fire you for not coming to work in bad weather

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:43 PM EST2018-01-16 18:43:09 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Many people have been asking whether or not your employer can penalize, or even fire you, for not coming to work when road conditions are bad. 

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    Many people have been asking whether or not your employer can penalize, or even fire you, for not coming to work when road conditions are bad. 

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  • Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

    Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-15 22:23:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:23 PM EST2018-01-16 17:23:36 GMT

    Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

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    Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

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  • 100 million Americans are in the path of winter storm systems

    100 million Americans are in the path of winter storm systems

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-01-16 16:04:18 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-01-16 16:58:47 GMT

    From southern Texas to the northern tip of Maine, about 100 million Americans are under winter weather advisories.

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    From southern Texas to the northern tip of Maine, about 100 million Americans are under winter weather advisories.

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  • Cold weather impacting crawfish supply

    Cold weather impacting crawfish supply

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:41 AM EST2018-01-16 16:41:38 GMT
    (Cold weather is impacting the supply of crawfish. Photo source; WLOX News)(Cold weather is impacting the supply of crawfish. Photo source; WLOX News)

    This Mardi Gras you may be eating more king cake than crawfish. One seafood vendor on the coast said they're only selling them a few days out of the week. But they're confident the supply will improve. 

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    This Mardi Gras you may be eating more king cake than crawfish. One seafood vendor on the coast said they're only selling them a few days out of the week. But they're confident the supply will improve. 

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  • Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

    Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-01-15 03:52:57 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-01-16 15:50:07 GMT

    Fire belched from the shuttle boat Sunday afternoon as it was heading out on one of its regular runs to a casino ship when the crew decided to turn around, police said.

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    Fire belched from the shuttle boat Sunday afternoon as it was heading out on one of its regular runs to a casino ship when the crew decided to turn around, police said.

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  • 48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident

    48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:13 AM EST2018-01-16 08:13:26 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-16 15:37:30 GMT

    The full bus crashed into the side of a house, just after 7 a.m, police say.

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    The full bus crashed into the side of a house, just after 7 a.m, police say.

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  • Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

    Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

    Monday, January 15 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-01-15 21:23:27 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:35 AM EST2018-01-16 14:35:35 GMT

    Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day," died Monday at age 74.

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    Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day," died Monday at age 74.

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  • Women's March 2018 set with Las Vegas event, marches across the U.S.

    Women's March 2018 set with Las Vegas event, marches across the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:22 AM EST2018-01-16 14:22:06 GMT

    Local and state organizers are holding sister Women's March events across the country the weekend of Jan. 20-21.

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    Local and state organizers are holding sister Women's March events across the country the weekend of Jan. 20-21.

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  • Father of two deported after living 30 years in US

    Father of two deported after living 30 years in US

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:43 AM EST2018-01-16 11:43:36 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:43 AM EST2018-01-16 11:43:36 GMT

    The 39-year-old came to the US with his parents at age 10, arriving one year before he could qualify for DACA.

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    The 39-year-old came to the US with his parents at age 10, arriving one year before he could qualify for DACA.

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  • Breastfeeding mom asked to cover up or leave Chick-fil-A

    Breastfeeding mom asked to cover up or leave Chick-fil-A

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:49 AM EST2018-01-16 06:49:15 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:49 AM EST2018-01-16 06:49:15 GMT

    Because their baby won't nurse with a cover, the family packed up and left in spite of state law that allows breastfeeding in public places.

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    Because their baby won't nurse with a cover, the family packed up and left in spite of state law that allows breastfeeding in public places.

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  • King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

    King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:12 AM EST2018-01-15 14:12:58 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-01-16 04:26:28 GMT
    Martin Luther King Junior's daughter, Bernice King, took issue with President Trump on the holiday honoring the Civil Rights icon. (Source: CNN)Martin Luther King Junior's daughter, Bernice King, took issue with President Trump on the holiday honoring the Civil Rights icon. (Source: CNN)

    Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day...

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    Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

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  • Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

    Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

    Monday, January 15 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-01-15 18:16:55 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 9:49 PM EST2018-01-16 02:49:27 GMT

    An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal...

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    An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain.

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  • Why you should file your taxes early (especially) this year

    Why you should file your taxes early (especially) this year

    Monday, January 15 2018 2:46 PM EST2018-01-15 19:46:21 GMT
    (flickr)(flickr)

    It’s only January, but there are some very important reasons to file your taxes early this year.

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    It’s only January, but there are some very important reasons to file your taxes early this year.

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  • Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

    Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-01-15 17:31:56 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-15 18:15:46 GMT

    The 46-year-old singer was reportedly at a recording studio in London.

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    The 46-year-old singer was reportedly at a recording studio in London.

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  • WDAM All-Star: PRCC freshman Eric Thornton Jr.

    WDAM All-Star: PRCC freshman Eric Thornton Jr.

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-01-17 05:20:46 GMT
    PRCC freshman guard Eric Thornton Jr. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC freshman guard Eric Thornton Jr. Courtesy: WDAM

    PRCC basketball returned just three players from last year’s roster. However, the transition this season has been smooth. The Wildcats are 9-1 and averaging 95.4 points per game. Much of that scoring comes from freshman Eric Thornton Jr., who leads Pearl River with 19.6 points per game.

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    PRCC basketball returned just three players from last year’s roster. However, the transition this season has been smooth. The Wildcats are 9-1 and averaging 95.4 points per game. Much of that scoring comes from freshman Eric Thornton Jr., who leads Pearl River with 19.6 points per game.

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  • Winter weather closings and delays for Wednesday

    Winter weather closings and delays for Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-01-17 05:19:44 GMT

    We will keep this story up to date with the latest closings and delays during the winter weather.

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    We will keep this story up to date with the latest closings and delays during the winter weather.

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  • USM baseball opens with NCAA regional foe Mississippi State

    USM baseball opens with NCAA regional foe Mississippi State

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-17 05:05:39 GMT
    The athletic department planned for 30 home games this season, so this cancellation brings the total to 27 home games. (Photo source: WDAM)The athletic department planned for 30 home games this season, so this cancellation brings the total to 27 home games. (Photo source: WDAM)

    After a school-record 50 wins last season, Southern Miss baseball comes into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. Ranked 25th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, the Golden Eagles open the season on February 16 against Mississippi State – the team that knocked USM out of the 2017 NCAA Regional.

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    After a school-record 50 wins last season, Southern Miss baseball comes into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. Ranked 25th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, the Golden Eagles open the season on February 16 against Mississippi State – the team that knocked USM out of the 2017 NCAA Regional.

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