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  • 2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:23:03 GMT
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

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    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:29:14 GMT
    Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

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    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

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  • New Orleans expected to host Super Bowl LVIII

    New Orleans expected to host Super Bowl LVIII

    Report: New Orleans will host Super Bowl in 2024. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)Report: New Orleans will host Super Bowl in 2024. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)

    New Orleans will host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

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    New Orleans will host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

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  • Police chase ends at Dollar General on Hwy. 49

    Police chase ends at Dollar General on Hwy. 49

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:31:53 GMT
    According to Moore, the chase ended at the Dollar General store when the suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store. (Photo source: WDAM)According to Moore, the chase ended at the Dollar General store when the suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store. (Photo source: WDAM)
    According to Moore, the chase ended at the Dollar General store when the suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store. (Photo source: WDAM)According to Moore, the chase ended at the Dollar General store when the suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A chase involving a stolen vehicle out of Leakesville ended in Hattiesburg at the Dollar General on Highway 49 near Rawls Springs.

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    A chase involving a stolen vehicle out of Leakesville ended in Hattiesburg at the Dollar General on Highway 49 near Rawls Springs.

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  • After nine years, Chris Robinson finally brings a national title to JCJC

    After nine years, Chris Robinson finally brings a national title to JCJC

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:54:59 GMT
    JCJC softball coach Chris Robinson. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball coach Chris Robinson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Chris Robinson took over a JCJC softball program nine years ago that won just 10 games in the season prior. Nine seasons later, the Lady Bobcats have won 391 games under Robinson, the most recent giving Jones County its first national championship in school history. “It's night and day,” Robinson said. “Coach Bob Herrington and I talk about this, we took over a program that won ten games.

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    Chris Robinson took over a JCJC softball program nine years ago that won just 10 games in the season prior. Nine seasons later, the Lady Bobcats have won 391 games under Robinson, the most recent giving Jones County its first national championship in school history. “It's night and day,” Robinson said. “Coach Bob Herrington and I talk about this, we took over a program that won ten games.

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  • Joe Hartfield wins first state title in 20-year coaching career

    Joe Hartfield wins first state title in 20-year coaching career

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:40:20 GMT
    Hattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAM
    Hattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg baseball coach Joe Hartfield. Courtesy: WDAM

    Coach Joe Hartfield had big shoes to fill when he stepped in the season following Hattiesburg’s 2006 state championship, when the Tigers were led by Larry Knight. Twelve years later, Hartfield has brought the Tigers their sixth state title and the first in his 20-year coaching career. "[Hattiesburg] won it in 2006 under coach Knight and coach Knight left a huge legacy to fill,” Hartfield said. “We're just glad to be able to hang another banner."

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    Coach Joe Hartfield had big shoes to fill when he stepped in the season following Hattiesburg’s 2006 state championship, when the Tigers were led by Larry Knight. Twelve years later, Hartfield has brought the Tigers their sixth state title and the first in his 20-year coaching career. "[Hattiesburg] won it in 2006 under coach Knight and coach Knight left a huge legacy to fill,” Hartfield said. “We're just glad to be able to hang another banner."

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  • The Hattiesburg Area Daylily society gets recognition

    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily society gets recognition

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 02:44:33 GMT
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    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors for their donation of daylilies to the Rawls Springs Recreational Track and Community center.

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    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors for their donation of daylilies to the Rawls Springs Recreational Track and Community center.

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  • Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

    Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:59:39 GMT
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    Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.

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    Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.

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  • The Flower Bed Nursery hosts 3rd annual Family Day

    The Flower Bed Nursery hosts 3rd annual Family Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:49:25 GMT
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    The Flower Bed Nursery in Lumberton hosted its 3rd annual spring Family Day Sunday, May 20.

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    The Flower Bed Nursery in Lumberton hosted its 3rd annual spring Family Day Sunday, May 20.

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  • USM's Tori Bowie wins 100m title at Adidas Boost Boston Games

    USM's Tori Bowie wins 100m title at Adidas Boost Boston Games

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:51:14 GMT
    On Sunday, Tori Bowie won the 100m race at the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games. (Photo Source: Adidas Boost Boston Games)On Sunday, Tori Bowie won the 100m race at the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games. (Photo Source: Adidas Boost Boston Games)

    With a run time of 11:05, Torie Bowie is the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games 100m champion. The race took place Sunday just after 2:00 p.m. on Charles Street in Boston.  "I was really excited about the race," said Bowie just moments after her win.  There's no stopping @toribowie! After her world record 150m last year, she takes the win in the 100m this year. 11.05 for Bowie FTW.#TakeChargeBoston pic.twitter.com/9HSdeWcTn8 — adidas Boost Boston (@a...

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    With a run time of 11:05, Torie Bowie is the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games 100m champion. The race took place Sunday just after 2:00 p.m. on Charles Street in Boston.  "I was really excited about the race," said Bowie just moments after her win.  There's no stopping @toribowie! After her world record 150m last year, she takes the win in the 100m this year. 11.05 for Bowie FTW.#TakeChargeBoston pic.twitter.com/9HSdeWcTn8 — adidas Boost Boston (@a...

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  • Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

    Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:51:49 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:54:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

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    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

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  • US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:52:00 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:54:19 GMT
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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal...

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

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  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:52:53 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

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    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

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  • School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

    School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:51:24 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:52:42 GMT
    (AP Photos/Invision, File). FILE - In a May 7, 2018, file photo, Ariana Grande, left, attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibitio...(AP Photos/Invision, File). FILE - In a May 7, 2018, file photo, Ariana Grande, left, attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibitio...
    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.".More >>
    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.".More >>
  • The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

    The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:21:50 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:52:27 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

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    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

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  • Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:45:49 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

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    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

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  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:25:06 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:25:04 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

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    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

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  • Who knew? Scientists say sharks prefer jazz to classical

    Who knew? Scientists say sharks prefer jazz to classical

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:30:36 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:30:36 GMT
    Australian scientists have discovered a little-known musical secret about sharks. (Source: Macquarie University)Australian scientists have discovered a little-known musical secret about sharks. (Source: Macquarie University)

    Australian scientists have discovered a little-known musical secret about sharks.

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    Australian scientists have discovered a little-known musical secret about sharks.

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  • Barack, Michelle Obama to produce for Netflix

    Barack, Michelle Obama to produce for Netflix

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:52:30 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:25:58 GMT

    Barack and Michelle Obama have agreed to produce films and series for the streaming service.

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    Barack and Michelle Obama have agreed to produce films and series for the streaming service.

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  • Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:40:58 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:32:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...

    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

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    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

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  • Border Patrol agent questions women for speaking Spanish

    Border Patrol agent questions women for speaking Spanish

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:05:50 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:11:55 GMT

    A Border Patrol agent thought two women speaking Spanish was suspicious enough to ask for their ID.

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    A Border Patrol agent thought two women speaking Spanish was suspicious enough to ask for their ID.

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  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:39 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:23:47 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

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    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

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  • US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

    US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:20:12 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:33:01 GMT
    US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. (Source: Raycom Media)US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. (Source: Raycom Media)

    US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.

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    US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.

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  • One dead, seven shot in Hazlehurst night club shooting

    One dead, seven shot in Hazlehurst night club shooting

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 13:21:40 GMT
    Hazlehurst shooting suspect Source: Hazlehurst PDHazlehurst shooting suspect Source: Hazlehurst PD

    One person is dead and seven more people shot in an overnight shooting that happened in Hazlehurst early Sunday morning. 

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    One person is dead and seven more people shot in an overnight shooting that happened in Hazlehurst early Sunday morning. 

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  • Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

    Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:31:27 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 13:12:16 GMT
    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)

    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

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    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

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  • Parents take 30-year-old son to court to force him to move out

    Parents take 30-year-old son to court to force him to move out

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:05:36 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:26:44 GMT

    Two parents have had enough of their adult son living rent-free at their home, and have taken him to court.

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    Two parents have had enough of their adult son living rent-free at their home, and have taken him to court.

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  • Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

    Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:11 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:11:15 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:24:35 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. (Source:  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. (Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

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    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

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  • Wanted woman arrested after taunting police on Facebook

    Wanted woman arrested after taunting police on Facebook

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:02:46 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:19:39 GMT

    The 19-year-old is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of heroin.

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    The 19-year-old is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of heroin.

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  • New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

    New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-05-19 17:10:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:12:23 GMT
    New policy at Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit, use restrooms. (Source: Pixabay)New policy at Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit, use restrooms. (Source: Pixabay)

    New policy at Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit, use restrooms.

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    New policy at Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit, use restrooms.

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  • Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

    Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-05-19 17:31:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 6:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 10:02:22 GMT
    Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured at least 20 people. (Source: KIAH/CNN)Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured at least 20 people. (Source: KIAH/CNN)

    Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured at least 20 people.

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    Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured at least 20 people.

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  • Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

    Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:22:02 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-05-21 07:04:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro makes the victory sign after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is se...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro makes the victory sign after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is se...
    Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once...More >>
    Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.More >>
  • McDonald's customer claims employee spiked drink with bleach

    McDonald's customer claims employee spiked drink with bleach

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:43 AM EDT2018-05-21 06:43:15 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:43 AM EDT2018-05-21 06:43:15 GMT
    The Jacksonville, FL, employee denies putting anything in the customer’s drink. (Source: Lee Graves/WJXT/CNN)The Jacksonville, FL, employee denies putting anything in the customer’s drink. (Source: Lee Graves/WJXT/CNN)

    The Jacksonville, FL, employee denies putting anything in the customer’s drink.

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    The Jacksonville, FL, employee denies putting anything in the customer’s drink.

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  • Man accused of running over woman multiple times after argument

    Man accused of running over woman multiple times after argument

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:47:42 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-05-21 06:06:55 GMT

    A witness says two people with concealed carry guns stopped to help, firing shots at the suspect to try and get him to stop.

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    A witness says two people with concealed carry guns stopped to help, firing shots at the suspect to try and get him to stop.

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  • US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

    US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:21:26 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:53:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration will keep open the Stat...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration will keep open the Stat...

    The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months.

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    The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months.

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  • Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

    Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:51:30 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:44:32 GMT
    (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

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    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

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  • As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:11:29 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:42:09 GMT
    Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came...

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    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

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  • Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

    Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:41:19 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:02:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.

    Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

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    Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

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  • Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

    Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:41:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:14:28 GMT
    (Alabama State University via AP). This photo shows the signature of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on a court document in the archive of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. The school is preserving and digitizing historic court documents lin...(Alabama State University via AP). This photo shows the signature of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on a court document in the archive of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. The school is preserving and digitizing historic court documents lin...

    Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

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    Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

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  • Giuliani says Mueller could end collusion probe by September

    Giuliani says Mueller could end collusion probe by September

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:50:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:50:01 GMT
    Rudy Giuliani recently joined President Trump's legal team. (Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Rudy Giuliani recently joined President Trump's legal team. (Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Giuliani said Mueller's office shared its timeline with him about a month ago and that the date could have changed.

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    Giuliani said Mueller's office shared its timeline with him about a month ago and that the date could have changed.

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  • Violent crash splits teen's car in half

    Violent crash splits teen's car in half

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:21:49 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:25:16 GMT
    (Source: KETV/CNN)(Source: KETV/CNN)

    Seventeen-year-old Marcus Case was behind the wheel when a collision with 18-year-old John Khury split his car in half at 222nd Skyline Drive and Center Street in Omaha, NE.

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    Seventeen-year-old Marcus Case was behind the wheel when a collision with 18-year-old John Khury split his car in half at 222nd Skyline Drive and Center Street in Omaha, NE.

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  • Toddler rescued from 10-foot manure pit

    Toddler rescued from 10-foot manure pit

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:20:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:40:34 GMT

    Police officials said they were had difficulty getting to the 3-year-old because of the thickness of the manure. 

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    Police officials said they were had difficulty getting to the 3-year-old because of the thickness of the manure. 

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  • Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

    Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 08:10:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:03:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Kentucky Derby winner Justify is washed outside a barn, Friday, May 18, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race is schedule for Saturday.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Kentucky Derby winner Justify is washed outside a barn, Friday, May 18, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race is schedule for Saturday.

    Baffert chasing history, Justify pursues Triple Crown in potentially soggy Preakness.

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    Baffert chasing history, Justify pursues Triple Crown in potentially soggy Preakness.

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  • Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

    Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:46:23 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:05:20 GMT
    Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure. (Source: Susan Walsh/AP Photos)Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure. (Source: Susan Walsh/AP Photos)

    Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure.

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    Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure.

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  • The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

    The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:11:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:36:47 GMT
    (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...

    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging a "hardening" of school buildings in the wake of a shooting that killed 10 people at a Texas high school.

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    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging a "hardening" of school buildings in the wake of a shooting that killed 10 people at a Texas high school.

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  • Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

    Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:33:17 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:31:34 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)House Speaker Paul Ryan promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an...

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    The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration.

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  • Winning $315M Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

    Winning $315M Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:36:48 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:45:23 GMT
    Officials say if the winner wants to cash out, he or she still gets a cool $183M. (Source: MULTI-STATE LOTTERY ASSOCIATION)Officials say if the winner wants to cash out, he or she still gets a cool $183M. (Source: MULTI-STATE LOTTERY ASSOCIATION)

    Officials say if the winner wants to cash out, he or she still gets a cool $183M. 

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    Officials say if the winner wants to cash out, he or she still gets a cool $183M. 

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  • US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

    US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-05-17 04:39:43 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-05-20 13:11:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Thursday, May 17...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Thursday, May 17...

    Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop - about 92,000 less than the previous year.

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    Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop - about 92,000 less than the previous year.

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  • Airline passenger accused of punching deaf pregnant woman, service dog

    Airline passenger accused of punching deaf pregnant woman, service dog

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:57:56 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:57:56 GMT
    The case was turned over to the FBI, who are still determining if charges will be filed. (Source: Family photos/WKMG/CNN)The case was turned over to the FBI, who are still determining if charges will be filed. (Source: Family photos/WKMG/CNN)

    The case was turned over to the FBI, who are still determining if charges will be filed.

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    The case was turned over to the FBI, who are still determining if charges will be filed.

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  • US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

    US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-05-19 18:41:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:55:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House, in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House, in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018.

    A joint statement also said the countries agree on the need for "effective measures" to reduce America's trade deficit and to strengthen cooperation on protecting intellectual property.

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    A joint statement also said the countries agree on the need for "effective measures" to reduce America's trade deficit and to strengthen cooperation on protecting intellectual property.

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  • Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

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    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

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  • In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

    In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:10:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:05:44 GMT
    (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly schoo...(Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly schoo...

    Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

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    Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

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  • USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:46:50 GMT
    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

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  • Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

    Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:32:48 GMT
    (file)(file)

    The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

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    The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

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  • TX school shooting victims: Pakistani exchange student, junior art student among victims

    TX school shooting victims: Pakistani exchange student, junior art student among victims

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:24:36 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:41:13 GMT

    The Pakistan embassy in Washington confirmed Sabika Sheikh's death, while a local business confirmed the death of substitute teacher Ann Perkins.

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    The Pakistan embassy in Washington confirmed Sabika Sheikh's death, while a local business confirmed the death of substitute teacher Ann Perkins.

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  • Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

    Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:10:59 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:22:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan). Forensic investigators and Ministry of Interior officers sift through the remains of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airli...(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan). Forensic investigators and Ministry of Interior officers sift through the remains of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airli...

    A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades,...

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    A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials say.

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  • Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:41:41 GMT
    JcJc.jpg (Photo Source: WDAM)JcJc.jpg (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Jones County Junior College softball team was determined to change it's national tournament narrative this year. The Lady Bobcats failed to claim national title glory in their previous five attempts.

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    The Jones County Junior College softball team was determined to change it's national tournament narrative this year. The Lady Bobcats failed to claim national title glory in their previous five attempts.

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  • Reports: Two women shot at Atlanta-area high school’s graduation; 1 dead

    Reports: Two women shot at Atlanta-area high school’s graduation; 1 dead

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:14:43 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:37:25 GMT

    The school was holding an evening graduation ceremony across the street, according to local media.

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    The school was holding an evening graduation ceremony across the street, according to local media.

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  • First 'Blue Line Challenge' raises money for HPD's Benevolent Fund

    First 'Blue Line Challenge' raises money for HPD's Benevolent Fund

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:01:46 GMT
    The first "Blue Line Challenge" was held at Tatum Park Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.The first "Blue Line Challenge" was held at Tatum Park Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    The first "Blue Line Challenge" was held at Tatum Park Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.The first "Blue Line Challenge" was held at Tatum Park Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    More than 150 people spent Saturday morning at Tatum Park, helping the Hattiesburg Police Department raise money for its benevolent fund. 

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    More than 150 people spent Saturday morning at Tatum Park, helping the Hattiesburg Police Department raise money for its benevolent fund. 

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  • Hattiesburg fraternity feeds local veterans on Armed Forces Day

    Hattiesburg fraternity feeds local veterans on Armed Forces Day

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:46:40 GMT
    Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity host a cookout Saturday for local veterans on Armed Forces Day. Photo credit WDAM.Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity host a cookout Saturday for local veterans on Armed Forces Day. Photo credit WDAM.
    Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity host a cookout Saturday for local veterans on Armed Forces Day. Photo credit WDAM.Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity host a cookout Saturday for local veterans on Armed Forces Day. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Hattiesburg fraternity celebrated a national holiday by feeding some local veterans.  

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    A Hattiesburg fraternity celebrated a national holiday by feeding some local veterans.  

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  • WCU hosts several 2018 commencement ceremonies

    WCU hosts several 2018 commencement ceremonies

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:29:06 GMT
    William Carey University will hold a graduation ceremony for its College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 26. Photo credit WDAM.William Carey University will hold a graduation ceremony for its College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 26. Photo credit WDAM.
    William Carey University will hold a graduation ceremony for its College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 26. Photo credit WDAM.William Carey University will hold a graduation ceremony for its College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 26. Photo credit WDAM.

    William Carey University wrapped up its 2018 graduation in Hattiesburg Saturday for all areas of study except the medical school.  

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    William Carey University wrapped up its 2018 graduation in Hattiesburg Saturday for all areas of study except the medical school.  

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  • Jimmy Carter: America has abandoned its leadership

    Jimmy Carter: America has abandoned its leadership

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:26:34 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:33:24 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    Carter also talked about the growing disparity in wealth, the threat of nuclear war, deepening racial divisions in the US, the loss of confidence in public officials, the US abandoning its leadership in pursuit of a healthy environment and his wish for the US to be "strong enough so that we'd never have to prove that we are strong."

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    Carter also talked about the growing disparity in wealth, the threat of nuclear war, deepening racial divisions in the US, the loss of confidence in public officials, the US abandoning its leadership in pursuit of a healthy environment and his wish for the US to be "strong enough so that we'd never have to prove that we are strong."

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  • City of Petal hosts Farmer's Market

    City of Petal hosts Farmer's Market

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:15:17 GMT
    Petal's Farmers Market; (Photo Source: WDAM)Petal's Farmers Market; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Several people came out to attend the Petal Farmer’s Market Saturday morning.

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    Several people came out to attend the Petal Farmer’s Market Saturday morning.

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  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at Windsor

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at Windsor

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:06:16 GMT
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. (Source: Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. (Source: Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)

    Around 600 people are attending St. George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed.

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    Around 600 people are attending St. George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed.

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  • JCSD: Drive-by shooting kills 18-year-old, injures two

    JCSD: Drive-by shooting kills 18-year-old, injures two

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-05-19 18:46:17 GMT
    JCSD is investigating a drive-by shooting that left one woman dead and two males injured. (Photo Source: Pixabay)JCSD is investigating a drive-by shooting that left one woman dead and two males injured. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Authorities are searching for the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman in Jasper County. According to the Jasper County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page, the incident took place around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday on Highway 11 just north of Heidelberg.  When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found an unidentified woman unresponsive along with two unidentified males ages 18 and 19 suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.  Jasper...

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    Authorities are searching for the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman in Jasper County. According to the Jasper County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page, the incident took place around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday on Highway 11 just north of Heidelberg.  When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found an unidentified woman unresponsive along with two unidentified males ages 18 and 19 suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.  Jasper...

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  • Mother jailed after son mistakenly tests positive for cocaine

    Mother jailed after son mistakenly tests positive for cocaine

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-05-19 15:47:38 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:43:34 GMT

    Starla McCray spent three days in jail after her son tested positive for cocaine. The hospital now says it was all a mistake and that there was an error in the test.

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    Starla McCray spent three days in jail after her son tested positive for cocaine. The hospital now says it was all a mistake and that there was an error in the test.

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  • J.J. Watt will pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims

    J.J. Watt will pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-05-19 09:41:35 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-05-19 09:43:58 GMT
    The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday. (Source: CNN)The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday. (Source: CNN)

    The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday.

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    The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday.

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  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:05:59 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-05-19 07:32:46 GMT
    Ten candles, roses and Bibles are displayed on a table during a prayer vigil following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Ten candles, roses and Bibles are displayed on a table during a prayer vigil following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Ten candles, roses and Bibles are displayed on a table during a prayer vigil following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Ten candles, roses and Bibles are displayed on a table during a prayer vigil following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.

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    A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.

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  • Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary images

    Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary images

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:04:49 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:25:22 GMT

    Hawaii's governor says "there is absolutely no reason" for visitors to worry about their Hawaiian vacation plans.

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    Hawaii's governor says "there is absolutely no reason" for visitors to worry about their Hawaiian vacation plans.

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  • 10 dead, 10 wounded in TX high school shooting; suspect charged with capital murder

    10 dead, 10 wounded in TX high school shooting; suspect charged with capital murder

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:25 AM EDT2018-05-18 13:25:33 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:03:00 GMT

    The suspect is a 17-year-old student at the school. Police are investigating if he has an accomplice. 

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    The suspect is a 17-year-old student at the school. Police are investigating if he has an accomplice. 

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  • Sub with 'lust for life,' Pakistani girl among Texas victims

    Sub with 'lust for life,' Pakistani girl among Texas victims

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:27:21 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:16:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.
    A sophomore baseball player who was wounded in the mass shooting at a Texas high school says the gunman walked into his classroom and tossed something onto desks.More >>
    A sophomore baseball player who was wounded in the mass shooting at a Texas high school says the gunman walked into his classroom and tossed something onto desks.More >>
  • Lady Bobcats one win away from NJCAA title

    Lady Bobcats one win away from NJCAA title

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:07:58 GMT
    JCJC softball is one win away from the school's first NJCAA title. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball is one win away from the school's first NJCAA title. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC softball is one win away from the school's first NJCAA title. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball is one win away from the school's first NJCAA title. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jones County Junior College entered the fourth inning with a 7-1 lead over Phoenix College 7-1. By the end of the frame, JCJC led 17-1. The Lady Bobcats cruised to a 20-1 win over Phoenix on Friday at the NJCAA Division II National Championships, marking their 20th straight victory. Jones County began the afternoon with an 8-7 walk-off win over LSU-Eunice.

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    Jones County Junior College entered the fourth inning with a 7-1 lead over Phoenix College 7-1. By the end of the frame, JCJC led 17-1. The Lady Bobcats cruised to a 20-1 win over Phoenix on Friday at the NJCAA Division II National Championships, marking their 20th straight victory. Jones County began the afternoon with an 8-7 walk-off win over LSU-Eunice.

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  • Student 'completely okay' after bullet went through head in TX school shooting

    Student 'completely okay' after bullet went through head in TX school shooting

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:55:22 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:00:20 GMT

    Rome Schubert said doctors told him “this is the perfect scenario for getting hit in the head, and that if it would have done anything else than what it did, I could be paralyzed.”

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    Rome Schubert said doctors told him “this is the perfect scenario for getting hit in the head, and that if it would have done anything else than what it did, I could be paralyzed.”

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  • Columbia aldermen approve mobile food vendor ordinance

    Columbia aldermen approve mobile food vendor ordinance

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:00:06 GMT
    During Columbia's Board of Aldermen meeting on Friday, city leaders approved the first mobile food vendor ordinance for the city. (Photo source: WDAM)During Columbia's Board of Aldermen meeting on Friday, city leaders approved the first mobile food vendor ordinance for the city. (Photo source: WDAM)

    There's good news coming out of Columbia just in time for summer. During Columbia's Board of Aldermen meeting on Friday, city leaders voted on having their first mobile food vendor ordinance.  "During the last administration, a couple of people came over asking about us implementing a mobile food vendor ordinance," city attorney Lawrence Hahn said.  Hahn said since then, they've had multiple people come to the board requesting to sell food from mobile v...

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    There's good news coming out of Columbia just in time for summer. During Columbia's Board of Aldermen meeting on Friday, city leaders voted on having their first mobile food vendor ordinance.  "During the last administration, a couple of people came over asking about us implementing a mobile food vendor ordinance," city attorney Lawrence Hahn said.  Hahn said since then, they've had multiple people come to the board requesting to sell food from mobile v...

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  • Retired USM administrator, alumnus dies

    Retired USM administrator, alumnus dies

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:14:20 GMT
    William E. "Bud" Kirkpatrick served the university as an employee for 45 years, making him the longest serving continuous employee of Southern Miss. (Photo source: Southern Miss)William E. "Bud" Kirkpatrick served the university as an employee for 45 years, making him the longest serving continuous employee of Southern Miss. (Photo source: Southern Miss)

    The founding director of the University of Southern Mississippi's public relations office died Friday in his Hattiesburg home at 82.  William E. "Bud" Kirkpatrick served the university as an employee for 45 years, making him the longest serving continuous employee of Southern Miss, according to a USM news release.  Kirkpatrick earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Miss in 1958 and his master's degree in 1964. As an undergrad, he worked for the R.C. Cook...

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    The founding director of the University of Southern Mississippi's public relations office died Friday in his Hattiesburg home at 82.  William E. "Bud" Kirkpatrick served the university as an employee for 45 years, making him the longest serving continuous employee of Southern Miss, according to a USM news release.  Kirkpatrick earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Miss in 1958 and his master's degree in 1964. As an undergrad, he worked for the R.C. Cook...

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  • USM clinches final C-USA series with 7-4 win

    USM clinches final C-USA series with 7-4 win

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:16:15 GMT

    Casey Maack and Luke Reynolds each hit two-run home runs as the University of Southern Mississippi clinched its final Conference USA series of the regular season with a 7-4 win Friday afternoon over Marshall University.

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    Casey Maack and Luke Reynolds each hit two-run home runs as the University of Southern Mississippi clinched its final Conference USA series of the regular season with a 7-4 win Friday afternoon over Marshall University.

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  • Kyle Maxie stepping down as PCS baseball coach

    Kyle Maxie stepping down as PCS baseball coach

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:07:03 GMT
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    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    After six years, Kyle Maxie has decided to step down as head baseball coach at Presbyterian Christian School.

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    After six years, Kyle Maxie has decided to step down as head baseball coach at Presbyterian Christian School.

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    Click on these feel-good stories that will uplift, warm your heart, are cute, sweet or just something that makes you smile. 

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  • Trail of Hope: remembering Civil Rights heroes

    Trail of Hope

    Trail of Hope

    Remember heroes from the Civil Rights movement in the 'Trail of Hope,' a video series dedicated to telling the stories of activists who took part in demonstrations and fought for equality.

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    Remember heroes from the Civil Rights movement in the 'Trail of Hope,' a video series dedicated to telling the stories of activists who took part in demonstrations and fought for equality.

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    A look at recalls issued by manufacturers.More >>
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    WDAM LawCallTM  is hosted by the Mississippi personal injury law firm of Reeves & Mestayer, WDAM LawCall is a live legal call-in show featuring guest attorneys from across the state. Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC focuses on personal injury law including tractor trailer, car wreck and general injury.  The firm has a special emphasis on Jones Act cases.   Now viewers in Hattiesburg & the Pine Belt can watch Law Call on WDAM ABC.  Pine Belt viewers c...

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    WDAM LawCallTM  is hosted by the Mississippi personal injury law firm of Reeves & Mestayer, WDAM LawCall is a live legal call-in show featuring guest attorneys from across the state. Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC focuses on personal injury law including tractor trailer, car wreck and general injury.  The firm has a special emphasis on Jones Act cases.   Now viewers in Hattiesburg & the Pine Belt can watch Law Call on WDAM ABC.  Pine Belt viewers c...

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  • 2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:23:03 GMT
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

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    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple accidents on I-10 near Hwy 49

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple accidents on I-10 near Hwy 49

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:15:43 GMT
    A series of accidents on I-10 near Highway 49 has traffic backed up on both the east and westbound sides. (Photo source: MDOT)A series of accidents on I-10 near Highway 49 has traffic backed up on both the east and westbound sides. (Photo source: MDOT)

    A series of accidents on I-10 near Highway 49 has traffic backed up on both the east and westbound sides. 

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    A series of accidents on I-10 near Highway 49 has traffic backed up on both the east and westbound sides. 

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  • The Run for the Wall Ride rolling through Clinton

    The Run for the Wall Ride rolling through Clinton

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:08:19 GMT
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    The Run for the Wall Ride will be rolling through Clinton Monday morning around 11:45 A.M. This will be the fifth year for residents to watch over 700 motorcycles roll through Clinton while they visit military cemeteries between Mississippi and Washington, D.C. At 11:00 A.M. 

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    The Run for the Wall Ride will be rolling through Clinton Monday morning around 11:45 A.M. This will be the fifth year for residents to watch over 700 motorcycles roll through Clinton while they visit military cemeteries between Mississippi and Washington, D.C. At 11:00 A.M. 

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  • Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:41:50 GMT
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    (Gaston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Sunday, May 20, 2018, booking photo provided by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office shows Roger Self. Police say that Self intentionally rammed a vehicle into a restaurant shortly after midday Sunday, May 20...(Gaston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Sunday, May 20, 2018, booking photo provided by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office shows Roger Self. Police say that Self intentionally rammed a vehicle into a restaurant shortly after midday Sunday, May 20...
    Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others.More >>
    Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others.More >>
  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
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    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

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    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

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  • Restaurant group negotiating to buy out Mario Batali

    Restaurant group negotiating to buy out Mario Batali

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:42:22 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:52:32 GMT
    (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled celebrit...(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled celebrit...
    The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says amid sexual misconduct allegations that it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef.More >>
    The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says amid sexual misconduct allegations that it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef.More >>
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  • 6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

    6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:51:48 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:15 GMT
    Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.More >>
    Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.More >>
  • Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:19:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:14 GMT
    The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee. (Source: KTVT/Dallas County Sheriff's Office/CNN)The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee. (Source: KTVT/Dallas County Sheriff's Office/CNN)

    The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee.

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    The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee.

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  • Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

    Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:40:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s team is running out ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s team is running out ...
    The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip.More >>
    The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip.More >>

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  • Human trafficking still a problem in MS, experts say

    Human trafficking still a problem in MS, experts say

    Thursday, March 15 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-03-16 03:36:23 GMT
    Last year, Mississippi received a B rating on human trafficking from the prevention group Shared Hope International. (Photo source: WDAM)Last year, Mississippi received a B rating on human trafficking from the prevention group Shared Hope International. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Last year, Mississippi received a "B" rating on human trafficking from the prevention group Shared Hope International. That rating is an upgrade from the “D” rating the state was given in 2011.

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    Last year, Mississippi received a "B" rating on human trafficking from the prevention group Shared Hope International. That rating is an upgrade from the “D” rating the state was given in 2011.

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  • Do bulletproof backpacks work?

    Do bulletproof backpacks work?

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-03-14 22:11:12 GMT
    With school safety a hot topic around the country, some parents are turning to bulletproof backpacks to send their students to class with extra protection. (Photo source: WDAM)With school safety a hot topic around the country, some parents are turning to bulletproof backpacks to send their students to class with extra protection. (Photo source: WDAM)

    With school safety a hot topic around the country, some parents are turning to bulletproof backpacks to send their students to class with extra protection.  The backpacks can be pricey, so with the help of the Jones County Sheriff's Department, we put the backpacks to the test. WDAM 7 purchased a Guard Dog Security Pro Shield Bulletproof Backpack off Amazon for $119.00 in the days following the mass shooting at the Florida High School last month.  In a quick ...

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    With school safety a hot topic around the country, some parents are turning to bulletproof backpacks to send their students to class with extra protection.  The backpacks can be pricey, so with the help of the Jones County Sheriff's Department, we put the backpacks to the test. WDAM 7 purchased a Guard Dog Security Pro Shield Bulletproof Backpack off Amazon for $119.00 in the days following the mass shooting at the Florida High School last month.  In a quick ...

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  • Are we becoming numb to violence?

    Are we becoming numb to violence?

    Thursday, March 8 2018 10:55 PM EST2018-03-09 03:55:47 GMT
    Psychology Fellow at Southern Behavioral Medicine David Gavel considers the question: Are we becoming numb to violence? (Photo source: WDAM)Psychology Fellow at Southern Behavioral Medicine David Gavel considers the question: Are we becoming numb to violence? (Photo source: WDAM)

    The October 2017 Las Vegas shooting remains the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 58 people were killed. Only a month later, another shooting, 26 killed by a gunman inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The latest shooting happened on Valentine's Day. 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida. Those shootings are just scratching the surface of the acts the FBI defines as mass shootings, four or more shot at once.

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    The October 2017 Las Vegas shooting remains the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 58 people were killed. Only a month later, another shooting, 26 killed by a gunman inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The latest shooting happened on Valentine's Day. 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida. Those shootings are just scratching the surface of the acts the FBI defines as mass shootings, four or more shot at once.

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