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  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:17:14 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:17:14 GMT

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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  • USM to face Rice for C-USA baseball tournament crown

    USM to face Rice for C-USA baseball tournament crown

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-05-28 05:19:25 GMT
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    First came the dramatic, followed by the emphatic, as the University of Southern Mississippi turned the tables on the University of Charlotte Saturday at MGM Park. Taylor Braley hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Golden Eagles scored five runs in their final two at-bats to claim a 6-5 victory against the 49ers in the semifinals of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. That forced a second game between the two, and Southe...More >>
    First came the dramatic, followed by the emphatic, as the University of Southern Mississippi turned the tables on the University of Charlotte Saturday at MGM Park. Taylor Braley hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Golden Eagles scored five runs in their final two at-bats to claim a 6-5 victory against the 49ers in the semifinals of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. That forced a second game between the two, and Southe...More >>
  • Emergency crews searching for 10-year-old who fell into Lamar County lake

    Emergency crews searching for 10-year-old who fell into Lamar County lake

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-05-28 02:45:22 GMT

    Emergency crews are searching for a 10-year-old boy who fell off the dock at Little Black Creek Campground in Lamar County. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel says the boy fell into the water around 4 p.m. and has not been located.  

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    Emergency crews are searching for a 10-year-old boy who fell off the dock at Little Black Creek Campground in Lamar County. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel says the boy fell into the water around 4 p.m. and has not been located.  

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  • Lamar County man jailed on rape charge

    Lamar County man jailed on rape charge

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:12:37 GMT

    A Lamar County man is behind bars, facing a $100,000 bond on a felony rape charge. Zachary Boutwell, 20, was arrested today by Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with one count of rape according to Sheriff Danny Rigel.

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    A Lamar County man is behind bars, facing a $100,000 bond on a felony rape charge. Zachary Boutwell, 20, was arrested today by Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with one count of rape according to Sheriff Danny Rigel.

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  • USM forces second semifinal game with Charlotte after walk-off home run

    USM forces second semifinal game with Charlotte after walk-off home run

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:27:16 GMT

    For the better part of seven innings, the University of Charlotte seemed to have its baseball game with the University of Southern Mississippi well in hand in the semifinals of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Championship. Hunter Slater, Tracy Hadley and Taylor Braley and the rest of the Golden Eagles had other ideas. Southern Miss erased a 5-1 deficit over the last two innings, with Braley’s two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the top-seeded G...

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    For the better part of seven innings, the University of Charlotte seemed to have its baseball game with the University of Southern Mississippi well in hand in the semifinals of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Championship. Hunter Slater, Tracy Hadley and Taylor Braley and the rest of the Golden Eagles had other ideas. Southern Miss erased a 5-1 deficit over the last two innings, with Braley’s two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the top-seeded G...

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  • MHP issues over 1,300 citations to start holiday weekend

    MHP issues over 1,300 citations to start holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:43:25 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol. Source: WDAMMississippi Highway Patrol. Source: WDAM

    Mississippi Highway Patrol reports over 1,300 citations were handed out Friday, which is considered one of the busiest travel days for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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    Mississippi Highway Patrol reports over 1,300 citations were handed out Friday, which is considered one of the busiest travel days for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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  • Rice advance to C-USA baseball tourney title game

    Rice advance to C-USA baseball tourney title game

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:13:00 GMT
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    Spring follows winter. Night turns into day. Rice University appears in another conference baseball tournament championship game. Willy Amador scattered six hits over six innings and Rice got early, two-run home runs from third baseman Dane Myers and second base Tristan Gray on its way to a 13-2 victory in seven innings Saturday morning over Florida Atlantic University in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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    Spring follows winter. Night turns into day. Rice University appears in another conference baseball tournament championship game. Willy Amador scattered six hits over six innings and Rice got early, two-run home runs from third baseman Dane Myers and second base Tristan Gray on its way to a 13-2 victory in seven innings Saturday morning over Florida Atlantic University in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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  • Gregg Allman, pioneering Southern rock musician, dies

    Gregg Allman, pioneering Southern rock musician, dies

    Gregg Allman was a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.  

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    Gregg Allman was a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.  

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  • MHP urging public to "Drive to Survive" this holiday weekend

    MHP urging public to "Drive to Survive" this holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:41:36 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol. Source: WDAMMississippi Highway Patrol. Source: WDAM

    Mississippi Highway Patrol is urging the public to pay attention behind the wheel during one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year. AAA estimates over this Memorial Day holiday weekend will be the busiest since 2015, with over 34.6 million Americans expected to drive.  For MHP, this means more traffic and patrols needed along the state's highways. Mississippi Highway Patrol is enforcing a "Drive to Survive" safety initiative.  Master Sergeant Brent...

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    Mississippi Highway Patrol is urging the public to pay attention behind the wheel during one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.

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  • WCHS Band to represent Mississippi in National Memorial Day Parade

    WCHS Band to represent Mississippi in National Memorial Day Parade

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-05-27 16:17:00 GMT
    Source: Wayne County School DistrictSource: Wayne County School District

    The Wayne County High School Band is representing the state of Mississippi in the National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. Monday. 

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    The Wayne County High School Band is representing the state of Mississippi in the National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. Monday. 

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  • Southern Miss stays alive in C-USA tournament play

    Southern Miss stays alive in C-USA tournament play

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:07 AM EDT2017-05-27 08:07:24 GMT
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    Taylor Braley threw eight shutout innings and the University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night at MGM Park. Top-seeded USM (46-13) will face fourth-seeded University of Charlotte (34-22) in a 12:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Golden Eagles will have to defeat the 49ers twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game and defend their 2016...

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    Taylor Braley threw eight shutout innings and the University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night at MGM Park. Top-seeded USM (46-13) will face fourth-seeded University of Charlotte (34-22) in a 12:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Golden Eagles will have to defeat the 49ers twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game and defend their 2016...

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  • William Carey defeats HIU in first round of NAIA World Series

    William Carey defeats HIU in first round of NAIA World Series

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:06 AM EDT2017-05-27 08:06:52 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey University defeated Hope International University 11-8 in the first round of the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

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    William Carey University defeated Hope International University 11-8 in the first round of the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

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  • MS could lose millions if federal budget passes Congress

    MS could lose millions if federal budget passes Congress

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:21:44 GMT
    Mississippi could lose millions if federal government stops sharing offshore oil royalties. Source: WDAMMississippi could lose millions if federal government stops sharing offshore oil royalties. Source: WDAM

    Mississippi and three other Gulf Coast states stand to lose millions of dollars if President Trump's proposed budget passes Congress. 

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    Mississippi and three other Gulf Coast states stand to lose millions of dollars if President Trump's proposed budget passes Congress. 

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  • Holiday grilling safety tips

    Holiday grilling safety tips

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:38:46 GMT

    With the Memorial Holiday weekend approaching, folks will have their grills out and cooking and need to be cautious.

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    With the Memorial Holiday weekend approaching, folks will have their grills out and cooking and need to be cautious.

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  • Mississippi Confederate monuments protected by state law

    Mississippi Confederate monuments protected by state law

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:40:23 GMT

    According to Mississippi Law, no statue, monument, memorial, or landmark from any war can be removed from a public property unless it's being moved to another approved location or if it blocks drivers from seeing. 

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    According to Mississippi Law, no statue, monument, memorial, or landmark from any war can be removed from a public property unless it's being moved to another approved location or if it blocks drivers from seeing. 

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  • Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:18:08 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:18:08 GMT

    Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.

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    Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House.

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  • Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

    Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:16:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 14:16:38 GMT

    President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.

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    President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.

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  • Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

    Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:36:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:36:37 GMT

    Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

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    Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

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  • In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

    In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:27:16 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-28 13:27:16 GMT

    As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of...

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    As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of synthetic opioids.

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  • UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

    UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-05-28 08:56:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:23:57 GMT

    British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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    British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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  • VIDEO: Boy thrown from CA water slide

    VIDEO: Boy thrown from CA water slide

    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:59 AM EDT2017-05-28 10:59:45 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:59 AM EDT2017-05-28 10:59:45 GMT

    The slide will remain closed as the city investigates the incident.

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    The slide will remain closed as the city investigates the incident.

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  • World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years

    World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years

    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 06:16:14 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-05-28 06:16:14 GMT

    The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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    The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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  • MHP issues over 1,300 citations to start holiday weekend

    MHP issues over 1,300 citations to start holiday weekend

  • Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

    Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:28:32 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:28:32 GMT

    It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam.

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    It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam.

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  • US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

    US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-05-27 14:56:30 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-05-27 14:56:30 GMT

    As North Korea continues testing its missiles, US plans a test of its defense system to shoot down an ICBM.

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    As North Korea continues testing its missiles, US plans a test of its defense system to shoot down an ICBM.

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  • Grandmother writes 7,000 letters to the troops

    Grandmother writes 7,000 letters to the troops

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-05-27 09:53:44 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:04 AM EDT2017-05-27 10:04:45 GMT

    An elderly woman started sending letters to America’s troops back during World War II. They've gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals.

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    An elderly woman started sending letters to America’s troops back during World War II. They've gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals.

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  • Parents urged to monitor children to decrease overdose deaths

    Parents urged to monitor children to decrease overdose deaths

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:08:47 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-27 10:00:17 GMT

    American deaths from drug overdoses have risen yearly since 2002 through 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The number of deaths from opioid drugs also spiked in 2015 compared to 2013.  

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    American deaths from drug overdoses have risen yearly since 2002 through 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The number of deaths from opioid drugs also spiked in 2015 compared to 2013.  

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  • 2 dead, 1 injured after stabbing attack on train in Oregon

    2 dead, 1 injured after stabbing attack on train in Oregon

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:34:52 GMT
    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-05-27 05:11:48 GMT

    Witnesses told police it all started when the suspect began shouting hate speech on a crowded train.

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    Witnesses told police it all started when the suspect began shouting hate speech on a crowded train.

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  • What's Hot in Hattie for Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:46:36 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    If you're planning on staying home this Memorial Day weekend, here's what's Hot in Hattie. 

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    If you're planning on staying home this Memorial Day weekend, here's what's Hot in Hattie. 

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