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  • Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-02-22 16:28:36 GMT
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)

    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

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    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

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  • Abandoned building burns in Hattiesburg

    Abandoned building burns in Hattiesburg

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-02-22 14:52:55 GMT
    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building, and they are still on the scene Thursday morning. 

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    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building, and they are still on the scene Thursday morning. 

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor Trailer roll over on US 49, use caution

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor Trailer roll over on US 49, use caution

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:16 AM EST2018-02-22 14:16:29 GMT

    A tractor tractor trailer carrying live chickens traveling on US 49 before Jaynesville Road flipped over causing traffic delays in Covington County.

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    A tractor tractor trailer carrying live chickens traveling on US 49 before Jaynesville Road flipped over causing traffic delays in Covington County.

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  • Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

    Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-02-22 05:03:54 GMT
    Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church. Photo credit WDAM.Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Hub City minister is reacting to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely-heard Christian evangelist in history.   He died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.  Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church said Graham was a humble man of integrity who would be missed. "Billy Graham is who all of us wanted to be like," said Clark, who once saw Graham in person while he was a seminary student in Dallas ...

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    A Hub City minister is reacting to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely-heard Christian evangelist in history.   He died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.  Pastor Jeff Clark of Hattiesburg's Venture Church said Graham was a humble man of integrity who would be missed. "Billy Graham is who all of us wanted to be like," said Clark, who once saw Graham in person while he was a seminary student in Dallas ...

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  • New film documents life of civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard

    New film documents life of civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-02-22 04:45:47 GMT
    A new documentary about Clyde Kennard called, "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story," premiered at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Wednesday night. Photo credit WDAM.A new documentary about Clyde Kennard called, "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story," premiered at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Wednesday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    A new documentary about Hattiesburg civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard premiered at the Lake Terrance Convention Center Wednesday night.   "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story" documents Kennard's attempts at enrolling at the University of Southern Mississippi in the 1950's when it was a segregated Mississippi Southern College. He was turned down several times and ultimately was sent to prison on trumped up charges.  He died of cancer after be...

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    A new documentary about Hattiesburg civil rights pioneer Clyde Kennard premiered at the Lake Terrance Convention Center Wednesday night.   "Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story" documents Kennard's attempts at enrolling at the University of Southern Mississippi in the 1950's when it was a segregated Mississippi Southern College. He was turned down several times and ultimately was sent to prison on trumped up charges.  He died of cancer after be...

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  • Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

    Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-22 03:12:32 GMT
    The City of Laurel is planning a $5 million water and sewer project to improve aging infrastructure. (Photo source: WDAM)The City of Laurel is planning a $5 million water and sewer project to improve aging infrastructure. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The City of Laurel undergoing a $5 million water and sewer project. WDAM looked at what's happening. Mayor Johnny Magee said, "The problem is Laurel is over 100 years old and the water and sewer lines are about the same age." Caving in and sprouting leaks, Mayor Johnny Magee said it's time for an infrastructure revamp in the city.  Magee said, "We are going to redo the water and sewer lines all the way from the flagpole on Central Avenue about two and a half mil...

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    The City of Laurel undergoing a $5 million water and sewer project. WDAM looked at what's happening. Mayor Johnny Magee said, "The problem is Laurel is over 100 years old and the water and sewer lines are about the same age." Caving in and sprouting leaks, Mayor Johnny Magee said it's time for an infrastructure revamp in the city.  Magee said, "We are going to redo the water and sewer lines all the way from the flagpole on Central Avenue about two and a half mil...

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  • Hattiesburg man reported missing in New Orleans found safe

    Hattiesburg man reported missing in New Orleans found safe

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:03 PM EST2018-02-22 03:03:57 GMT
    New Orleans police said Johnny Gatlin came into NOPD Police station with his missing flyer in hand and in good health. (Photo source: NOPD)New Orleans police said Johnny Gatlin came into NOPD Police station with his missing flyer in hand and in good health. (Photo source: NOPD)
    A Hattiesburg man reported missing after visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras has been found safe.  New Orleans police said Johnny Gatlin, 57, came into NOPD Police station with his missing flyer in hand and in good health.  His family picked him up in New Orleans. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
    A Hattiesburg man reported missing after visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras has been found safe.  New Orleans police said Johnny Gatlin, 57, came into NOPD Police station with his missing flyer in hand and in good health.  His family picked him up in New Orleans. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Lamar Co. Sheriff's Department upgrades gloves for safety concerns

    Lamar Co. Sheriff's Department upgrades gloves for safety concerns

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-02-22 00:47:32 GMT
    Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said his department has purchased a new type of gloves for his officers to wear to protect against dangers like fentanyl. (Photo source: WDAM)Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said his department has purchased a new type of gloves for his officers to wear to protect against dangers like fentanyl. (Photo source: WDAM)
    With law enforcement's growing concern over the dangers of fentanyl, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is taking precautions. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said his department has purchased a new type of gloves for his officers to wear. “We received an intelligence bulletin from the department of health a couple months ago that the normal latex gloves that we use for searching vehicles, searching individuals, probably would not be a good barrier for a lot of ...More >>
    With law enforcement's growing concern over the dangers of fentanyl, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is taking precautions. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said his department has purchased a new type of gloves for his officers to wear. “We received an intelligence bulletin from the department of health a couple months ago that the normal latex gloves that we use for searching vehicles, searching individuals, probably would not be a good barrier for a lot of ...More >>
  • Sheriff: Deputies ordered to carry rifles following Florida school shooting

    Sheriff: Deputies ordered to carry rifles following Florida school shooting

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-02-22 00:35:35 GMT
    Florida sheriff has ordered deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds.Florida sheriff has ordered deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds.

    The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when not in use until the agency secures gun locks and lockers. The sheriff said the school superintendent fully supports his decision. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High's school resource office was carr...

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    The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when not in use until the agency secures gun locks and lockers. The sheriff said the school superintendent fully supports his decision. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High's school resource office was carr...

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  • City of Hattiesburg to offer free tree seedlings

    City of Hattiesburg to offer free tree seedlings

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-02-21 23:25:00 GMT
    City of Hattiesburg to offer free tree seedlingsCity of Hattiesburg to offer free tree seedlings

    The City of Hattiesburg will provide tree seedlings for free tomorrow between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Town Square Park. 

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    The City of Hattiesburg will provide tree seedlings for free tomorrow between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Town Square Park. 

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  • Bright Idea: City focuses on improvements to help make Hattiesburg safer

    Bright Idea: City focuses on improvements to help make Hattiesburg safer

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-02-21 23:01:37 GMT
    Since November, city council has approved nearly a dozen requests from Mayor Toby Barker for new lighting contracts to add or improve fixtures around the Hub City. (Photo source: WDAM)Since November, city council has approved nearly a dozen requests from Mayor Toby Barker for new lighting contracts to add or improve fixtures around the Hub City. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The City of Hattiesburg is hoping the future of the community is brighter, and safer. 

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    The City of Hattiesburg is hoping the future of the community is brighter, and safer. 

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  • Senate Republicans support school funding set in House bill

    Senate Republicans support school funding set in House bill

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-02-21 22:37:18 GMT
    Senate Republicans support school funding set in House billSenate Republicans support school funding set in House bill

    The next version of a bill to change Mississippi's education funding formula won't immediately increase proposed funding levels for schools, but might adjust funding upward sooner than the seven years the House proposes. 

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    The next version of a bill to change Mississippi's education funding formula won't immediately increase proposed funding levels for schools, but might adjust funding upward sooner than the seven years the House proposes. 

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  • Carey ‘steals’ 13-6 victory over Vermont St. Joe’s

    Carey ‘steals’ 13-6 victory over Vermont St. Joe’s

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-21 22:35:04 GMT

    William Carey University banged out 13 hits and swiped 12 bases Tuesday to overwhelm visiting College of St. Joseph’s of Vermont 13-6 at Milton Wheeler Field. 

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    William Carey University banged out 13 hits and swiped 12 bases Tuesday to overwhelm visiting College of St. Joseph’s of Vermont 13-6 at Milton Wheeler Field. 

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  • Cardiologist gives the facts on leading killer in the state

    Cardiologist gives the facts on leading killer in the state

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-02-21 22:32:45 GMT
    Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of more than a third of Mississippians, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. (Photo source: WDAM)Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of more than a third of Mississippians, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. (Photo source: WDAM)

    You or someone you know may be affected by the number one killer in our state. Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of more than a third of Mississippians, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Merit Health Wesley's Cardiologist, Dr. Dan Skarzynski said when it comes to matters of the heart don't ignore the warning signs. Dr.Skarzynski said he knows heart disease isn't easy to overcome. "It's something that we can work to lessen our potential to have,"...

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    You or someone you know may be affected by the number one killer in our state. Cardiovascular disease takes the lives of more than a third of Mississippians, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Merit Health Wesley's Cardiologist, Dr. Dan Skarzynski said when it comes to matters of the heart don't ignore the warning signs. Dr.Skarzynski said he knows heart disease isn't easy to overcome. "It's something that we can work to lessen our potential to have,"...

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  • William Carey discusses emergency policy

    William Carey discusses emergency policy

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-21 22:27:58 GMT
    If something were to happen on campus, Hummel is confident that the university can respond in a timely manner. (Photo source: WDAM)If something were to happen on campus, Hummel is confident that the university can respond in a timely manner. (Photo source: WDAM)

    William Carey University is speaking about their emergency policy after the recent school shooting in Florida, and the countless threats against high schools across the country.

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    William Carey University is speaking about their emergency policy after the recent school shooting in Florida, and the countless threats against high schools across the country.

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  • 2 charged with burglary in Lamar County

    2 charged with burglary in Lamar County

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-02-21 22:21:27 GMT
    Romeo Micnnis, 18, of Monticello arrested for burglary. (Photo source: Lamar County Sheriff's Office)Romeo Micnnis, 18, of Monticello arrested for burglary. (Photo source: Lamar County Sheriff's Office)

    A pair of men are behind bars and facing burglary charges in connection to a Lamar County crime. Romeo McInnis, 18, of Monticello, and Rashaun Cowans, 19, of Prentiss, were arrested by Lamar County deputies and Hattiesburg police Monday morning. “We got a call of a residential burglary on Monday morning on Sis Circle,” said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. “The caller said they saw two black males loading items from a house into a blue car.” Rigel said the ...

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    A pair of men are behind bars and facing burglary charges in connection to a Lamar County crime. Romeo McInnis, 18, of Monticello, and Rashaun Cowans, 19, of Prentiss, were arrested by Lamar County deputies and Hattiesburg police Monday morning. “We got a call of a residential burglary on Monday morning on Sis Circle,” said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. “The caller said they saw two black males loading items from a house into a blue car.” Rigel said the ...

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  • 1 jailed for auto theft in Lamar County

    1 jailed for auto theft in Lamar County

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:16 PM EST2018-02-21 22:16:40 GMT
    Kendarius Fortenberry, 21, was charged with one count of grand larceny auto and a parole violation. (Photo source: Lamar County Sheriff's Office)Kendarius Fortenberry, 21, was charged with one count of grand larceny auto and a parole violation. (Photo source: Lamar County Sheriff's Office)

    A Lumberton man is behind bars facing a grand larceny auto charge after authorities recovered a stolen vehicle in Lamar County. Kendarius Fortenberry, 21, was charged with one count of grand larceny auto and a parole violation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, a 2014 Kia Forte was stolen on McKenzie Circle on Feb. 19. “The victim went out to leave for work and her car was gone,” said Rigel.  “We recovered the vehicle on Feb. 20 on Azalea Dr...

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    A Lumberton man is behind bars facing a grand larceny auto charge after authorities recovered a stolen vehicle in Lamar County. Kendarius Fortenberry, 21, was charged with one count of grand larceny auto and a parole violation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, a 2014 Kia Forte was stolen on McKenzie Circle on Feb. 19. “The victim went out to leave for work and her car was gone,” said Rigel.  “We recovered the vehicle on Feb. 20 on Azalea Dr...

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  • Ellisville man charged with murder of wife, bond set

    Ellisville man charged with murder of wife, bond set

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:09 PM EST2018-02-21 22:09:47 GMT
    Whitney G. Kitchens, 42, was charged with second degree murder. (Photo source: Jones County Sheriff's Dept.)Whitney G. Kitchens, 42, was charged with second degree murder. (Photo source: Jones County Sheriff's Dept.)

    An Ellisville man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife. Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Whitney G. Kitchens, 42, on Tuesday after responding to a shots fired complain on Oak Bowery Road in Ellisville, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department press release.  Deputies were advised that the suspect had shot his wife multiple times. The victim, Erin Elizabeth Kitchens, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. Whitney Kitc...

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    An Ellisville man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife. Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Whitney G. Kitchens, 42, on Tuesday after responding to a shots fired complain on Oak Bowery Road in Ellisville, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department press release.  Deputies were advised that the suspect had shot his wife multiple times. The victim, Erin Elizabeth Kitchens, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. Whitney Kitc...

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  • Teen sought in connection to Perry County burglaries

    Teen sought in connection to Perry County burglaries

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-02-21 22:03:06 GMT
    Clifton “CJ” Lee Walton, 17, has multiple warrants for his arrest and has been certified as an adult by the Perry County Court system. (Photo source: Perry County Sheriff'd Office)Clifton “CJ” Lee Walton, 17, has multiple warrants for his arrest and has been certified as an adult by the Perry County Court system. (Photo source: Perry County Sheriff'd Office)
    The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection to multiple burglaries. Clifton “CJ” Lee Walton, 17, has multiple warrants for his arrest and has been certified as an adult by the Perry County Court system, according to Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles,. “Walton is wanted in connection to multiple burglaries that have occurred over the last two weeks in our county,” Nobles sai...More >>
    The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection to multiple burglaries. Clifton “CJ” Lee Walton, 17, has multiple warrants for his arrest and has been certified as an adult by the Perry County Court system, according to Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles,. “Walton is wanted in connection to multiple burglaries that have occurred over the last two weeks in our county,” Nobles sai...More >>
  • Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-21 21:53:36 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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  • USM bullpen falters in 10-9 loss at South Alabama

    USM bullpen falters in 10-9 loss at South Alabama

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-02-21 21:22:39 GMT

    No. 13 University of Southern Mississippi saw a five-run lead evaporate in the late innings as No. 17 University of South Alabama rallied Tuesday for a 10-9 victory in a marathon of a ballgame at Eddie Stanky Field.

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    No. 13 University of Southern Mississippi saw a five-run lead evaporate in the late innings as No. 17 University of South Alabama rallied Tuesday for a 10-9 victory in a marathon of a ballgame at Eddie Stanky Field.

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  • HPD arrests two juveniles after car chase

    HPD arrests two juveniles after car chase

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-02-21 21:21:59 GMT
    The suspects fled before leaving the roadway and striking the front steps of a house, a small tree and hitting a pick up truck in a neighbor's driveway. (Photo source: WDAM)The suspects fled before leaving the roadway and striking the front steps of a house, a small tree and hitting a pick up truck in a neighbor's driveway. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg police arrested two juveniles after a car chase Wednesday morning.  Shortly after 7 a.m., Hattiesburg officers noticed two male suspects in a van being suspicious and tried to conduct a traffic stop around 6th Street and Adeline, according to HPD. 

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    Hattiesburg police arrested two juveniles after a car chase Wednesday morning.  Shortly after 7 a.m., Hattiesburg officers noticed two male suspects in a van being suspicious and tried to conduct a traffic stop around 6th Street and Adeline, according to HPD. 

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  • List of safest school districts in Mississippi released

    List of safest school districts in Mississippi released

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-02-21 20:50:31 GMT
    Niche.com released its rankings based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates for expulsion, suspension and school related arrests. (Photo source: RNN archive)Niche.com released its rankings based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates for expulsion, suspension and school related arrests. (Photo source: RNN archive)
    A ranking and review site has released its list of safest school districts in Mississippi for 2018 and several Pine Belt schools made the list.  Niche.com released its rankings based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates for expulsion, suspension and school related arrests.  The Petal School District was ranked at No. 2, the Lamar County School District at No. 10, the Laurel School District at No. 15, the Columbia School District at...More >>
    A ranking and review site has released its list of safest school districts in Mississippi for 2018 and several Pine Belt schools made the list.  Niche.com released its rankings based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates for expulsion, suspension and school related arrests.  The Petal School District was ranked at No. 2, the Lamar County School District at No. 10, the Laurel School District at No. 15, the Columbia School District at...More >>
  • Hattiesburg surgeon breaks down barriers

    Hattiesburg surgeon breaks down barriers

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:40 PM EST2018-02-21 19:40:55 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM

    Throughout her years, Dr. Kate Aseme has seen a lot of changes in the Pine Belt.. It's because of her, some of those changes happened. 

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    Throughout her years, Dr. Kate Aseme has seen a lot of changes in the Pine Belt.. It's because of her, some of those changes happened. 

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  • 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham dies at 99

    'America's Pastor' Billy Graham dies at 99

    Billy Graham, America's most prominent Christian leader, was a pastor to presidents and everyday Americans. Graham preached to nearly 215 million people around the world.

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    Billy Graham, America's most prominent Christian leader, was a pastor to presidents and everyday Americans. Graham preached to nearly 215 million people around the world.

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  • Town of Mt. Olive boil water advisory lifted

    Town of Mt. Olive boil water advisory lifted

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:54 AM EST2018-02-21 15:54:31 GMT
    Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. (Photo source: WDAM)Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. (Photo source: WDAM)

    People living in Mt. Olive are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

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    People living in Mt. Olive are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

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  • Threats made against Pearl River Co. school

    Threats made against Pearl River Co. school

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:26 AM EST2018-02-21 13:26:30 GMT
    (Photo Source: Pearl River County School District)(Photo Source: Pearl River County School District)

    The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is investigating threats made against schools in the district. According to a Facebook post from the school district, investigators have identified the student that made the alleged threat.

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    The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is investigating threats made against schools in the district. According to a Facebook post from the school district, investigators have identified the student that made the alleged threat.

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  • Hattiesburg contracts company to help promote within fire department

    Hattiesburg contracts company to help promote within fire department

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:08 PM EST2018-02-21 04:08:44 GMT
    The City of Hattiesburg will have the help of Texas-based company for promotional testing.  Source: WDAM.The City of Hattiesburg will have the help of Texas-based company for promotional testing. Source: WDAM.

    The City of Hattiesburg will now turn to a Texas company to help promote individuals within the fire department.

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    The City of Hattiesburg will now turn to a Texas company to help promote individuals within the fire department.

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  • Charges filed against Petal student who made social media threats

    Charges filed against Petal student who made social media threats

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:58 PM EST2018-02-21 03:58:44 GMT
    Student responsible for threat charged. (Photo source: WDAM)Student responsible for threat charged. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Petal schools have found the middle school student responsible for making dangerous threats on social media to harm students. That student has been charged. 

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    Petal schools have found the middle school student responsible for making dangerous threats on social media to harm students. That student has been charged. 

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  • WDAM has learned the Lumberton Police Chief suddenly resigned

    Lumberton police chief resigns

    Lumberton police chief resigns

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:54 PM EST2018-02-21 03:54:49 GMT
    Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt has suddenly resigned. (Photo source: WDAM)Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt has suddenly resigned. (Photo source: WDAM)

    WDAM has learned Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt has suddenly resigned. Flynt was appointed as the city's police chief back in September 2017. According to the Lumberton Police Department, Flynt recently put in his resignation.

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    WDAM has learned Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt has suddenly resigned. Flynt was appointed as the city's police chief back in September 2017. According to the Lumberton Police Department, Flynt recently put in his resignation.

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  • First female American Legion national commander visits Hattiesburg

    First female American Legion national commander visits Hattiesburg

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-02-21 03:43:12 GMT
    Denise Rohan became the American Legion's first female national commander in August, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.Denise Rohan became the American Legion's first female national commander in August, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.

    The first woman to lead the American Legion visited Hattiesburg Tuesday night.  

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    The first woman to lead the American Legion visited Hattiesburg Tuesday night.  

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  • One person injured in five-car crash in Hattiesburg

    One person injured in five-car crash in Hattiesburg

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:43 PM EST2018-02-21 02:43:15 GMT
    Hattiesburg Police work an accident involving five vehicles on Highway 49 near the USM campus Tuesday night. Photo credit WDAM.Hattiesburg Police work an accident involving five vehicles on Highway 49 near the USM campus Tuesday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash involving five vehicles in Hattiesburg Tuesday night.  The wreck happened around 6:30 p.m., in the southbound lane of Highway 49, just north of the Hardy Street intersection.  Hattiesburg Police officials said one of the vehicles involved was an 18-wheeler.  Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.       

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    One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash involving five vehicles in Hattiesburg Tuesday night.  The wreck happened around 6:30 p.m., in the southbound lane of Highway 49, just north of the Hardy Street intersection.  Hattiesburg Police officials said one of the vehicles involved was an 18-wheeler.  Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.       

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  • Pay scale alignment for Hattiesburg Fire Department on hold

    Pay scale alignment for Hattiesburg Fire Department on hold

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:54 PM EST2018-02-21 01:54:11 GMT
    City Council reviewed the proposed pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department Tuesday.  Source: WDAM.City Council reviewed the proposed pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department Tuesday. Source: WDAM.

    Changes to the pay scale for the Hattiesburg Fire Department are on hold, for now. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker asked City Council to table the item on the agenda at Tuesday's meeting.  Barker said he wanted to give council members more of an opportunity to go over the proposal, since it was the first time presented to them. The pay scale alignment include a $1,500 increase, per position, from the base salary with experience.  It also includes a several thousand...

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    Changes to the pay scale for the Hattiesburg Fire Department are on hold, for now. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker asked City Council to table the item on the agenda at Tuesday's meeting.  Barker said he wanted to give council members more of an opportunity to go over the proposal, since it was the first time presented to them. The pay scale alignment include a $1,500 increase, per position, from the base salary with experience.  It also includes a several thousand...

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  • Hattiesburg water outage after cut line

    Hattiesburg water outage after cut line

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-02-21 01:39:16 GMT
    Some Hattiesburg residents are without water after a water line was cut Tuesday evening. (Photo source: WDAM)Some Hattiesburg residents are without water after a water line was cut Tuesday evening. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Some Hattiesburg residents are without water after a water line was cut Tuesday evening.  The City of Hattiesburg posted the notice on Facebook for residents at the intersection of Elks Lake Road and US Highway 49. Crews are on the scene and estimate that the problem will be resolved by 10 p.m. Exxon and residents along Elks Lake Road will not have water service until repaired.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
    Some Hattiesburg residents are without water after a water line was cut Tuesday evening.  The City of Hattiesburg posted the notice on Facebook for residents at the intersection of Elks Lake Road and US Highway 49. Crews are on the scene and estimate that the problem will be resolved by 10 p.m. Exxon and residents along Elks Lake Road will not have water service until repaired.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Forrest Co. storm shelter plans moving forward

    Forrest Co. storm shelter plans moving forward

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-02-20 23:54:21 GMT
    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter that will be located at the Dixie Attendance center were a topic of discussion for the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)Plans for a safe room/storm shelter that will be located at the Dixie Attendance center were a topic of discussion for the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)

    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter that will be located at the Dixie Attendance center were a topic of discussion for the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. During their meeting, supervisors discussed the plans for the 12 total shelters to be placed in multiple school districts around Forrest County.  “There’s actually three different grants that have been approved for phase one,"  said Forrest County Board President David Hogan. "One ...

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    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter that will be located at the Dixie Attendance center were a topic of discussion for the Forrest County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. During their meeting, supervisors discussed the plans for the 12 total shelters to be placed in multiple school districts around Forrest County.  “There’s actually three different grants that have been approved for phase one,"  said Forrest County Board President David Hogan. "One ...

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  • State moving forward with plans for road funding

    State moving forward with plans for road funding

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:34 PM EST2018-02-20 23:34:27 GMT
    State senators are moving ahead with a six-year plan to divert future revenue and borrow money to spend on Mississippi's road and bridges (Photo Source: WDAM)State senators are moving ahead with a six-year plan to divert future revenue and borrow money to spend on Mississippi's road and bridges (Photo Source: WDAM)

    State senators are moving ahead with a six-year plan to divert future revenue and borrow money to spend on Mississippi's roads and bridges. 

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    State senators are moving ahead with a six-year plan to divert future revenue and borrow money to spend on Mississippi's roads and bridges. 

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  • Hattiesburg pastor speaks at PRCC Black History Program

    Hattiesburg pastor speaks at PRCC Black History Program

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:57 PM EST2018-02-20 22:57:25 GMT
    Pastor Tony Reimonenq, Jr. speaks to students and faculty at an annual Black History Month program at PRCC in Hattiesburg Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.Pastor Tony Reimonenq, Jr. speaks to students and faculty at an annual Black History Month program at PRCC in Hattiesburg Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.

    The speaker at a Black History Month event in Hattiesburg Tuesday talked about the importance of faith.  Tony Reimonenq, Jr. is the executive pastor of West Point Baptist Church.  He addressed students and faculty at an annual Black History Month program at he Forrest County campus of Pearl River Community College. It was organized by the college's History and Humanities Club.  "The principle that the people before us exuded was faithfulness in spite of, puttin...

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    The speaker at a Black History Month event in Hattiesburg Tuesday talked about the importance of faith.  Tony Reimonenq, Jr. is the executive pastor of West Point Baptist Church.  He addressed students and faculty at an annual Black History Month program at he Forrest County campus of Pearl River Community College. It was organized by the college's History and Humanities Club.  "The principle that the people before us exuded was faithfulness in spite of, puttin...

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  • Walk-On's breaks ground on first MS location

    Walk-On's breaks ground on first MS location

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:29 PM EST2018-02-20 21:29:46 GMT
    Franchise owners break ground on the first Walk-On's location in Mississippi. (Photo Source: WDAM)Franchise owners break ground on the first Walk-On's location in Mississippi. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A taste of the bayou is coming to the Hub City. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a Baton Rouge-based restaurant, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.  

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    A taste of the bayou is coming to the Hub City. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a Baton Rouge-based restaurant, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.  

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  • 'Unfortunately I made some poor decisions': Cannizaro steps down as MSU baseball coach

    'Unfortunately I made some poor decisions': Cannizaro steps down as MSU baseball coach

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-02-20 20:59:47 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mississippi State officially announced the resignation of Andy Cannizaro as the Bulldog's head baseball coach Tuesday morning.

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    Mississippi State officially announced the resignation of Andy Cannizaro as the Bulldog's head baseball coach Tuesday morning.

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  • Lamar Co. man killed in early morning crash identified

    Lamar Co. man killed in early morning crash identified

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-20 20:24:38 GMT

    A 33-year-old Lamar County man is dead after an early morning crash on WPA Road just north of Old Highway 24.

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    A 33-year-old Lamar County man is dead after an early morning crash on WPA Road just north of Old Highway 24.

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  • Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week, tips from MEMA

    Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week, tips from MEMA

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-02-20 18:15:56 GMT
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    As winter begins to leave Mississippi, it is now time to prepare for severe weather. This week is Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

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    As winter begins to leave Mississippi, it is now time to prepare for severe weather. This week is Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

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  • Luke Reynolds name C-USA hitter of the week

    Luke Reynolds name C-USA hitter of the week

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-20 05:05:04 GMT
    USM junior Luke Reynolds batted .600 in his first three games as a Golden Eagle. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Luke Reynolds batted .600 in his first three games as a Golden Eagle. Courtesy: WDAM

    Luke Reynolds had not played in a baseball game since 2015. However, he clearly didn’t miss a beat based on his performance in USM’s three-game sweep of Mississippi State.

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    Luke Reynolds had not played in a baseball game since 2015. However, he clearly didn’t miss a beat based on his performance in USM’s three-game sweep of Mississippi State.

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  • The Latest: Trump congratulates US women's hockey on gold

    The Latest: Trump congratulates US women's hockey on gold

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-02-22 01:35:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-22 17:04:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Marcel Hirscher, of Austria, skies into the finish area after the first run of the men's slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Marcel Hirscher, of Austria, skies into the finish area after the first run of the men's slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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    Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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  • China cracks down on strippers at funerals

    China cracks down on strippers at funerals

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-22 17:04:10 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-22 17:04:10 GMT
    Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912. (Source: Pixabay)Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912. (Source: Pixabay)

    Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912.

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    Providing entertainment at funerals in China goes back to the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644–1912.

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  • Some top opioid providers raise red flags

    Some top opioid providers raise red flags

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-02-22 16:59:19 GMT

    Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

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    Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

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  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-02-22 07:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:18 AM EST2018-02-22 16:18:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

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    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

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  • Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:18 AM EST2018-02-22 16:18:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

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    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

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  • Wise goes for it, and comes out with another Olympic gold

    Wise goes for it, and comes out with another Olympic gold

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-02-22 04:26:51 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-22 16:17:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). David Wise, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). David Wise, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

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    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

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  • Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-22 16:17:12 GMT

    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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  • Drink up: Thursday is National Margarita Day

    Drink up: Thursday is National Margarita Day

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-02-22 13:36:42 GMT

    The origins of the celebration are not known, but it is celebrated annually on Feb. 22.

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    The origins of the celebration are not known, but it is celebrated annually on Feb. 22.

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  • Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

    Laurel to undergo $5 million water and sewer project

  • Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT

    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

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    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

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  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:19 AM EST2018-02-22 06:19:21 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

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    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

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  • Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

    Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-02-22 02:34:18 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-22 06:05:32 GMT

    Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.

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    Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.

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  • 'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

    'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:03 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-02-22 05:56:03 GMT

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

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    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

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  • NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-02-22 04:14:46 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-22 05:05:53 GMT
    Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch spoke with students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday, as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat near. (Source: CNN)Second Amendment supporter Dana Loesch spoke with students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday, as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat near. (Source: CNN)

    Dana Loesch, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, took questions from the students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

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    Dana Loesch, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, took questions from the students and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

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  • Shooting victim's father confronts Marco Rubio at CNN event

    Shooting victim's father confronts Marco Rubio at CNN event

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-02-22 03:19:45 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-02-22 05:04:59 GMT
    Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN)Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN)

    Senator Marco Rubio faced a barrage of tough questioning related to gun control and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida at a CNN town hall event on Wednesday.

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    Senator Marco Rubio faced a barrage of tough questioning related to gun control and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida at a CNN town hall event on Wednesday.

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  • #MSDSTRONG video conveys alum support to FL students

    #MSDSTRONG video conveys alum support to FL students

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-22 02:17:30 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-22 02:17:30 GMT

    A video directed by a class of 2013 Stoneman Douglas graduate compiles messages of support from dozens of the school's alums around the country.

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    A video directed by a class of 2013 Stoneman Douglas graduate compiles messages of support from dozens of the school's alums around the country.

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  • Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:15 AM EST2018-02-21 11:15:05 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-02-22 01:13:53 GMT

    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

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    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

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  • William Carey discusses emergency policy

    William Carey discusses emergency policy

  • Lamar Co. Sheriff's Department upgrades gloves for safety concerns

    Lamar Co. Sheriff's Department upgrades gloves for safety concerns

  • Cardiologist gives the facts on leading killer in the state

    Cardiologist gives the facts on leading killer in the state

  • Bright Idea: City focuses on improvements to help make Hattiesburg safer

    Bright Idea: City focuses on improvements to help make Hattiesburg safer

  • Jennifer Lawrence on cold dress controversy: 'Get a grip people'

    Jennifer Lawrence on cold dress controversy: 'Get a grip people'

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-02-21 22:32:28 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-02-21 23:14:46 GMT

    Jennifer Lawrence appeared a sleeveless Versace gown next to her bundled up male co-stars.

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    Jennifer Lawrence appeared a sleeveless Versace gown next to her bundled up male co-stars.

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  • Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola

    Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola

    Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)

    Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

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    Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

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  • Commissioner of higher education announces retirement

    Commissioner of higher education announces retirement

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-21 21:51:07 GMT
    Glenn Boyce, commissioner of higher education, announces retirement at the end of the current fiscal year.Glenn Boyce, commissioner of higher education, announces retirement at the end of the current fiscal year.

    After nearly three years as commissioner of higher education, Glen Boyce has announced his retirement. 

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    After nearly three years as commissioner of higher education, Glen Boyce has announced his retirement. 

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  • Supplemental feeding ban extended after disease found in white-tailed deer

    Supplemental feeding ban extended after disease found in white-tailed deer

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:41 PM EST2018-02-21 21:41:47 GMT
    Source: WLBT ArchivesSource: WLBT Archives

    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has amended the supplemental feeding ban in the six counties within the Chronic Wasting Disease management zone.  It is now unlawful to establish new mineral sites, mineral blocks, salt blocks or licks and to add supplements to existing mineral sites. READ MORE: Dept. of Health warns against eating deer meat in counties affected by CWD The intent of the supplemental feeding ban is to minimize the conce...

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    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has amended the supplemental feeding ban in the six counties within the Chronic Wasting Disease management zone.  It is now unlawful to establish new mineral sites, mineral blocks, salt blocks or licks and to add supplements to existing mineral sites. READ MORE: Dept. of Health warns against eating deer meat in counties affected by CWD The intent of the supplemental feeding ban is to minimize the conce...

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  • Billy Graham: A crusader for Civil Rights

    Billy Graham: A crusader for Civil Rights

    Reverend Billy Graham has been preaching for more than 60 years and his crusades are known around the world. What is not is well known is the role he played in the civil rights movement. Billy Graham

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    Reverend Billy Graham has been preaching for more than 60 years and his crusades are known around the world. What is not is well known is the role he played in the civil rights movement. Billy Graham

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  • The Latest: Bjoergen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian

    The Latest: Bjoergen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-21 01:12:24 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-02-21 20:37:33 GMT

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

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    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

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  • Tick-tock: The Jeff Bezos 10,000-year solar clock

    Tick-tock: The Jeff Bezos 10,000-year solar clock

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-02-21 20:21:32 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-21 20:24:23 GMT
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock. (Source: Jeff Bezos/Twitter/CNN)Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock. (Source: Jeff Bezos/Twitter/CNN)

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock, carved into the side of a mountain in Texas.

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    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic, 10,000-year solar powered clock, carved into the side of a mountain in Texas.

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  • High school basketball highlights 2/20

    High school basketball highlights 2/20

  • Doctors get rich from controversial drug maker as patients become addicts

    Doctors get rich from controversial drug maker as patients become addicts

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:51 PM EST2018-02-21 18:51:24 GMT

    While the doctors got rich from kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company, their patient, a suburban soccer mom, became and addict while taking an opioid drug over prescribed to her.

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    While the doctors got rich from kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company, their patient, a suburban soccer mom, became and addict while taking an opioid drug over prescribed to her.

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  • Cold as ice: Kirstie Alley and USA curling team trade Twitter jabs

    Cold as ice: Kirstie Alley and USA curling team trade Twitter jabs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:15 PM EST2018-02-21 17:15:25 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:22 PM EST2018-02-21 17:22:20 GMT
    Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling. (Source: Kirstie Alley/Twitter)Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling. (Source: Kirstie Alley/Twitter)

    Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling.

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    Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley got an ice-cold response after throwing shade on curling.

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  • Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussions

    Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussions

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-02-21 16:01:17 GMT

    Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

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    Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

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  • Study: Alcohol, extra weight could help you live past 90

    Study: Alcohol, extra weight could help you live past 90

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:40 AM EST2018-02-21 10:40:05 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:40 AM EST2018-02-21 10:40:05 GMT

    Drinking two glasses of alcohol per day could reduce the chances of dying prematurely by 18 percent, compared to only 11 percent for daily physical activity.

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    Drinking two glasses of alcohol per day could reduce the chances of dying prematurely by 18 percent, compared to only 11 percent for daily physical activity.

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  • Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses

    Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-20 15:22:24 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:04 AM EST2018-02-21 08:04:00 GMT
    U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading as the market reopens after a long holiday weekend.More >>
    U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading as the market reopens after a long holiday weekend.More >>
  • Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

    Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-20 04:32:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-02-21 07:05:18 GMT

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

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    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

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  • Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

    Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:04 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:56 AM EST2018-02-21 06:56:09 GMT

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

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    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

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  • US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

    US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-02-21 00:32:15 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:56 AM EST2018-02-21 06:56:03 GMT

    US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute.

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    US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute.

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  • Woman convicted after performing root canal in her living room

    Woman convicted after performing root canal in her living room

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:38 AM EST2018-02-21 05:38:49 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-21 06:05:19 GMT

    The woman was sentenced to three years of probation and must pay full restitution to her victim.

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    The woman was sentenced to three years of probation and must pay full restitution to her victim.

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  • The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

    The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:48 PM EST2018-02-20 18:48:37 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-02-21 04:53:07 GMT

    Two buses are preparing to take about 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to Tallahassee so that they can pressure state lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws.

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    Two buses are preparing to take about 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to Tallahassee so that they can pressure state lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws.

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  • 'This is about hope': Parkland students arrive in FL capital

    'This is about hope': Parkland students arrive in FL capital

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-21 03:22:48 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-02-21 03:44:54 GMT

    Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas arrived in Tallahassee from Parkland on Tuesday night and spoke before a group of fellow students and media.

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    Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas arrived in Tallahassee from Parkland on Tuesday night and spoke before a group of fellow students and media.

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  • The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

    The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-02-20 14:03:53 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-02-21 03:05:24 GMT
    President Donald Trump is crediting "popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away" with giving his Republican Party an edge in recent polling.More >>
    President Donald Trump is crediting "popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away" with giving his Republican Party an edge in recent polling.More >>
  • Forrest Co. storm shelter plans moving forward

    Forrest Co. storm shelter plans moving forward

  • Report: Sexual harassment and assault 'ubiquitous' in Hollywood

    Report: Sexual harassment and assault 'ubiquitous' in Hollywood

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:05 PM EST2018-02-21 00:05:31 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-02-21 00:53:21 GMT

    A survey conducted by USA Today shows 94 percent of responding women had experienced sexual assault and harassment at some point in the workplace.

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    A survey conducted by USA Today shows 94 percent of responding women had experienced sexual assault and harassment at some point in the workplace.

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  • Cinemark to ban large bags in theaters

    Cinemark to ban large bags in theaters

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-02-21 00:04:49 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    Cinemark will no longer allow large bags in theaters starting Feb. 22.  

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    Cinemark will no longer allow large bags in theaters starting Feb. 22.  

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  • The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

    The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-02-20 14:52:10 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-02-20 23:35:11 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a London-based lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe.More >>
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a London-based lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe.More >>
  • The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

    The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-20 01:21:34 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:54 PM EST2018-02-20 20:54:49 GMT

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

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    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

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  • Dolly Parton charity set to donate 100 millionth book

    Dolly Parton charity set to donate 100 millionth book

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-20 19:03:34 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-20 19:03:34 GMT

    The Imagination Library started in 1995 in Parton’s home county in east Tennessee. It was inspired by her father’s inability to read and write.

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    The Imagination Library started in 1995 in Parton’s home county in east Tennessee. It was inspired by her father’s inability to read and write.

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  • Students petition White House for full military honors burial for school shooting hero

    Students petition White House for full military honors burial for school shooting hero

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-02-19 21:22:52 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-02-20 17:51:32 GMT

    Junior ROTC cadet Peter Wang was wearing his uniform when he was gunned down during last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

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    Junior ROTC cadet Peter Wang was wearing his uniform when he was gunned down during last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

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  • Poll: Trump, Congress not doing enough to prevent mass shootings

    Poll: Trump, Congress not doing enough to prevent mass shootings

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:34 PM EST2018-02-20 17:34:02 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:34 PM EST2018-02-20 17:34:02 GMT

    More than three-quarters of those surveyed say Congress could do more and 62 percent say the same for President Trump.

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    More than three-quarters of those surveyed say Congress could do more and 62 percent say the same for President Trump.

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  • Wife of viral video suspect breaks silence: 'I didn't know anything'

    Wife of viral video suspect breaks silence: 'I didn't know anything'

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:13 AM EST2018-02-20 16:13:41 GMT
    Tonya Moore had been married to Germaine Moore for five months when he was arrested on child sex charges. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Tonya Moore had been married to Germaine Moore for five months when he was arrested on child sex charges. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    It’s been two weeks since the man at the center of a national child sex abuse investigation was arrested in Millbrook. No one felt the aftershock of his arrest more than his wife, Tonya Moore, who is currently out on bond.

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    It’s been two weeks since the man at the center of a national child sex abuse investigation was arrested in Millbrook. No one felt the aftershock of his arrest more than his wife, Tonya Moore, who is currently out on bond.

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  • VIDEO: Angry driver shoves woman to ground in road rage incident

    VIDEO: Angry driver shoves woman to ground in road rage incident

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:00 AM EST2018-02-20 09:00:16 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:00 AM EST2018-02-20 09:00:16 GMT

    Police are still working to determine if any charges will be filed.

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    Police are still working to determine if any charges will be filed.

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  • Youth baseball team raffling off AR-15 despite criticism after FL shooting

    Youth baseball team raffling off AR-15 despite criticism after FL shooting

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:10 AM EST2018-02-20 07:10:16 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:10 AM EST2018-02-20 07:10:16 GMT

    The raffle was organized before the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, in which an AR-15 was used to kill 17 people.

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    The raffle was organized before the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, in which an AR-15 was used to kill 17 people.

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  • Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

    Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-02-19 06:00:59 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-02-20 07:05:10 GMT

    In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

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    In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

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  • HS Girls Basketball Playoffs - First round

    HS Girls Basketball Playoffs - First round

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-20 05:26:50 GMT
    The North Forrest girls beat Clarkdale in triple overtime on Monday. Courtesy: WDAMThe North Forrest girls beat Clarkdale in triple overtime on Monday. Courtesy: WDAM

    The high school girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday night. Here are some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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    The high school girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday night. Here are some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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  • US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

    US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-19 06:33:27 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-02-20 04:53:51 GMT

    The United States will play Thursday for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after beating Finland 5-0.

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    The United States will play Thursday for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after beating Finland 5-0.

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  • School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

    School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-18 04:00:42 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-02-20 04:24:37 GMT
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.More >>
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.More >>
  • IRS warns taxpayers of scam using erroneous refunds

    IRS warns taxpayers of scam using erroneous refunds

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:30 PM EST2018-02-20 03:30:47 GMT
    The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into bank accounts.  (Photo source: WDAM Archives)The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into bank accounts.  (Photo source: WDAM Archives)

    The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into bank accounts.  Criminals are using stolen client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns, using the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit, according to an IRS press release. Then, the scammers use various tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayer.  In one version, criminals pose as a debt collection agency official acting on beha...

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    The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into bank accounts.  Criminals are using stolen client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns, using the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit, according to an IRS press release. Then, the scammers use various tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayer.  In one version, criminals pose as a debt collection agency official acting on beha...

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  • Lady Eagles thrashed by Louisiana Tech, 89-57

    Lady Eagles thrashed by Louisiana Tech, 89-57

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-02-20 03:17:09 GMT

    Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team set a single-game record by making 14 baskets from 3-point range as the Lady Techsters rained an 89-57 decision on the University of Southern Mississippi at the Thomas Assembly this past weekend.

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    Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team set a single-game record by making 14 baskets from 3-point range as the Lady Techsters rained an 89-57 decision on the University of Southern Mississippi at the Thomas Assembly this past weekend.

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  • Survey ranks U.S. presidents from greatest to worst

    Survey ranks U.S. presidents from greatest to worst

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-02-20 00:35:04 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-02-20 02:36:01 GMT
    A survey released by Boise State University asked experts to rank presidents on overall performance while in office. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)A survey released by Boise State University asked experts to rank presidents on overall performance while in office. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)

    A survey released by Boise State University asked experts to rank presidents on overall performance while in office. 

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    A survey released by Boise State University asked experts to rank presidents on overall performance while in office. 

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  • Crusaders’ Smith named SSAC Pitcher of Week

    Crusaders’ Smith named SSAC Pitcher of Week

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-20 02:00:24 GMT

    William Carey University junior right-hander Devin Smith was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. 

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    William Carey University junior right-hander Devin Smith was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. 

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  • Carey’s Moak earns 2nd straight SSAC honor

    Carey’s Moak earns 2nd straight SSAC honor

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-20 01:29:21 GMT

    For a second consecutive week, William Carey University softball pitcher Hannah Moak was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

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    For a second consecutive week, William Carey University softball pitcher Hannah Moak was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

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  • HFD could see pay scale changes

    HFD could see pay scale changes

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-20 01:18:48 GMT
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department.  It's one way that city leaders are hoping will continue to grow the numbers when it comes to manpower inside the department.  "As we have listened to both of our public safety departments, whether it be police or fire, one thing that you heard that there was really no sort of career ladder," said Barker.  The city recen...More >>
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department.  It's one way that city leaders are hoping will continue to grow the numbers when it comes to manpower inside the department.  "As we have listened to both of our public safety departments, whether it be police or fire, one thing that you heard that there was really no sort of career ladder," said Barker.  The city recen...More >>
  • Knock your college campus visit out of the park

    Knock your college campus visit out of the park

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping onto a college campus for the first time during a campus visit. The campus visit is an incredibly important and enjoyable part of the college application process and one that should be taken seriously. If you’re planning on making a trip in the near future, we’ve developed this series of tips to help you get the most out of your college visit.

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    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping onto a college campus for the first time during a campus visit. The campus visit is an incredibly important and enjoyable part of the college application process and one that should be taken seriously. If you’re planning on making a trip in the near future, we’ve developed this series of tips to help you get the most out of your college visit.

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    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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    Two Hattiesburg Police officers lost their lives May 9, 2015.

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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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  • Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-02-22 16:28:36 GMT
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)

    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

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    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

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  • Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-22 16:17:12 GMT

    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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  • Hancock County officials investigating middle school threat

    Hancock County officials investigating middle school threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-02-22 16:16:03 GMT
    School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    School leaders in Hancock County are investigating a threat of a school shooting at Hancock Middle School. So far they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found. 

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    School leaders in Hancock County are investigating a threat of a school shooting at Hancock Middle School. So far they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found. 

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  • Senate to weigh punishment for member accused of misconduct

    Senate to weigh punishment for member accused of misconduct

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:43 AM EST2018-02-22 07:43:54 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-02-22 16:58:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, California state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, announces that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are c...(AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, California state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, announces that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are c...
    The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct.More >>
    The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct.More >>
  • Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-02-22 00:44:06 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-02-22 16:58:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...(AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.More >>
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.More >>
  • Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

    Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:04 AM EST2018-02-22 14:04:30 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-02-22 16:57:47 GMT
    Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US.More >>
    Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US.More >>
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  • Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-02-18 05:10:22 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-02-22 15:50:44 GMT
    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape. (Source: CNN)A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape. (Source: CNN)

    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence.

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    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence.

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  • Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

    Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:13 PM EST2018-02-21 18:13:53 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-02-22 15:50:43 GMT
    The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of an upstate New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons at their doorstep.More >>
    The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of an upstate New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons at their doorstep.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

    APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-02-20 23:12:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-02-22 15:50:42 GMT
    (Empire State Development via AP). This screen shot from a report released on the website of New York state's economic development agency, Empire State Development, shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes to help illustrate the state's growth, but the A...(Empire State Development via AP). This screen shot from a report released on the website of New York state's economic development agency, Empire State Development, shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes to help illustrate the state's growth, but the A...
    APNewsBreak: New York economic development agency issues report illustrating state's booming growth with 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.More >>
    APNewsBreak: New York economic development agency issues report illustrating state's booming growth with 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.More >>
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  • Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-02-22 00:44:06 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-02-22 16:58:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...(AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.More >>
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.More >>
  • Springer security director, talk show host Wilkos facing OUI

    Springer security director, talk show host Wilkos facing OUI

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:34 AM EST2018-02-22 15:34:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:55 AM EST2018-02-22 16:55:12 GMT
    Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a car crash in Connecticut last month.More >>
    Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a car crash in Connecticut last month.More >>
  • A big night for NBC, led by Lindsey Vonn, women's hockey

    A big night for NBC, led by Lindsey Vonn, women's hockey

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-02-22 00:43:57 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:55 AM EST2018-02-22 16:55:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). United States' Lindsey Vonn speaks at a press conference after winning the bronze medal in the women's downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). United States' Lindsey Vonn speaks at a press conference after winning the bronze medal in the women's downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
    With viewers fascinated by Lindsey Vonn's quest for gold, NBC's viewership for the first time during the Olympics tops the corresponding night in Sochi four years ago.More >>
    With viewers fascinated by Lindsey Vonn's quest for gold, NBC's viewership for the first time during the Olympics tops the corresponding night in Sochi four years ago.More >>

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