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  • USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:48:14 GMT
    Coach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. TechCoach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. Tech

    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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  • 2 children injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    2 children injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:03:27 GMT
    Photo credit: Shasta Patterson ClarkPhoto credit: Shasta Patterson Clark

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

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    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

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  • PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

    PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:14:19 GMT
    The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.

    A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

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    A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

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  • Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

    Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:03:47 GMT
    Travis Lindsey (mugshot)Travis Lindsey (mugshot)

    A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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    A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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  • 2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

    2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-10-21 17:22:03 GMT

    A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

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    A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

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  • Ingalls explosion leaves employee in critical condition

    Ingalls explosion leaves employee in critical condition

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-10-21 17:18:04 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    An Ingalls employee is fighting for his life in a Mobile hospital after an explosion at the shipyard left him in critical condition Friday morning.

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    An Ingalls employee is fighting for his life in a Mobile hospital after an explosion at the shipyard left him in critical condition Friday morning.

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  • Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released

    Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:11:57 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:11:57 GMT

    Reports had indicated he was unlikely to allow the documents to be made public due to security concerns.

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    Reports had indicated he was unlikely to allow the documents to be made public due to security concerns.

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  • West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:37:03 GMT
    Photo credit: Ryan Moore WDAMPhoto credit: Ryan Moore WDAM

    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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  • Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

    Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:49:17 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM Gametime show Oct. 20

    WATCH: WDAM Gametime show Oct. 20

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:28:52 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Sophia Myers, 7, loses battle with DIPG

    Sophia Myers, 7, loses battle with DIPG

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:58:58 GMT

    The South Mississippi community is coming to terms with the loss of a beloved little girl. Sophia Myers, 7, of Ocean Springs died October 20, 2017 after battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG.

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    The South Mississippi community is coming to terms with the loss of a beloved little girl. Sophia Myers, 7, of Ocean Springs died October 20, 2017 after battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG.

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  • Lumberton High students walk for domestic violence awareness

    Lumberton High students walk for domestic violence awareness

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:40:17 GMT
    Photo Source: WDAMPhoto Source: WDAM

    Students at Lumberton High School walked around campus Friday to raise awareness for breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. 

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    Students at Lumberton High School walked around campus Friday to raise awareness for breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. 

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  • USM opens second half of season at Louisiana Tech

    USM opens second half of season at Louisiana Tech

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:17:35 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    The University of Memphis. University of Louisville. University of South Florida. All once were football opponents of the University of Southern Mississippi who gave Golden Eagle fans not only something to cheer about on game day, but someone to really pull against. From the late 1940s through the 1980s, Louisiana Tech University arguably could have been included in that category of steadfast rivalry. The Golden Eagles and the Bulldogs met for 27 consecutive seasons from 1946 throug...More >>
    The University of Memphis. University of Louisville. University of South Florida. All once were football opponents of the University of Southern Mississippi who gave Golden Eagle fans not only something to cheer about on game day, but someone to really pull against. From the late 1940s through the 1980s, Louisiana Tech University arguably could have been included in that category of steadfast rivalry. The Golden Eagles and the Bulldogs met for 27 consecutive seasons from 1946 throug...More >>
  • USM hosting King International Nursing Group 2017 conference

    USM hosting King International Nursing Group 2017 conference

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:59:20 GMT
    The 2017 conference for the King International Nursing Group is being held at USM. Photo credit WDAM.The 2017 conference for the King International Nursing Group is being held at USM. Photo credit WDAM.

    Students are joining researchers and educators for a prestigious international nursing conference at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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    Students are joining researchers and educators for a prestigious international nursing conference at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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  • Play Ball: New baseball league creating team in Laurel

    Play Ball: New baseball league creating team in Laurel

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-10-20 21:53:33 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    It's time to play ball in the Pine Belt.

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    It's time to play ball in the Pine Belt.

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  • New, driverless car found in middle of the interstate

    New, driverless car found in middle of the interstate

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-10-20 21:44:46 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    A brand new 2018 Fiat Spider with a sticker price still sitting on the front seat was found driverless in the middle of one lane of Interstate 59 just before the Highway 49 exit. Hattiesburg police were on the scene of the accident where the car was found.  According to HPD PIO Latosha Myers-Mitchell, Hattiesburg police received a call from Mississippi Highway Patrol that a car hauler had reported a missing vehicle at marker 21, which is 46 miles away. It a...More >>
    A brand new 2018 Fiat Spider with a sticker price still sitting on the front seat was found driverless in the middle of one lane of Interstate 59 just before the Highway 49 exit. Hattiesburg police were on the scene of the accident where the car was found.  According to HPD PIO Latosha Myers-Mitchell, Hattiesburg police received a call from Mississippi Highway Patrol that a car hauler had reported a missing vehicle at marker 21, which is 46 miles away. It a...More >>
  • New Wellness Center in the works at Southern Miss

    New Wellness Center in the works at Southern Miss

    Friday, October 20 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-10-20 19:56:48 GMT
    Source:  Southern Miss AthleticsSource: Southern Miss Athletics

    Plans for a new multi-purpose Wellness Center are underway at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

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    Plans for a new multi-purpose Wellness Center are underway at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

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