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  • USM doubles down, captures C-USA postseason crown

    USM doubles down, captures C-USA postseason crown

    Monday, May 28 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 04:05:19 GMT

    For much of the 2018 season, the talk around Southern Miss baseball was the potency of the Golden Eagles’ big bats and potent offense. But over a five-day stretch at MGM Park in Biloxi, USM rode its pitching to claim a 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    For much of the 2018 season, the talk around Southern Miss baseball was the potency of the Golden Eagles’ big bats and potent offense. But over a five-day stretch at MGM Park in Biloxi, USM rode its pitching to claim a 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • Man airlifted to hospital after water ski accident in Lamar Co.

    Man airlifted to hospital after water ski accident in Lamar Co.

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-05-28 00:59:16 GMT
    Man airlifted to hospital after water ski accident in Lamar County; (Photo source: WDAM)Man airlifted to hospital after water ski accident in Lamar County; (Photo source: WDAM)

    A 40-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital after a water ski accident in Lamar County Sunday evening.

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    A 40-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital after a water ski accident in Lamar County Sunday evening.

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  • USM defeats Florida Atlantic 12-3 to win C-USA title

    USM defeats Florida Atlantic 12-3 to win C-USA title

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:23:40 GMT
    USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)
    USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss defeated Florida Atlantic (score) and have captured its Conference USA title.

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    Southern Miss defeated Florida Atlantic (score) and have captured its Conference USA title.

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  • FBI launches #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign

    FBI launches #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:33:27 GMT
    #ThinkBeforeYouPost was created to educate the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats. (Photo Source: WDAM)#ThinkBeforeYouPost was created to educate the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    In an effort to educate the public on the dangers of posting hoax threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has created the #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign. It launched on Wednesday in the aftermath of school shootings like the ones that occurred at Sante Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  The idea behind the campaign is to inform people about the consequences to posting hoax threats to schools and other public places. Additionally, the...

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    In an effort to educate the public on the dangers of posting hoax threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has created the #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign. It launched on Wednesday in the aftermath of school shootings like the ones that occurred at Sante Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  The idea behind the campaign is to inform people about the consequences to posting hoax threats to schools and other public places. Additionally, the...

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  • Strickland’s pitching gem puts USM in C-USA title game

    Strickland’s pitching gem puts USM in C-USA title game

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:19:05 GMT

    Junior right-hander Mason Strickland had started exactly one baseball game for Southern Mississippi this season and his longest outing on the mound had amounted to just one out more than five innings. Sunday, Strickland turned in the pitching performance of his USM career and gave the Golden Eagles exactly what they needed at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Junior right-hander Mason Strickland had started exactly one baseball game for Southern Mississippi this season and his longest outing on the mound had amounted to just one out more than five innings. Sunday, Strickland turned in the pitching performance of his USM career and gave the Golden Eagles exactly what they needed at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • MS officials approve hog trapping on some wildlife management areas

    MS officials approve hog trapping on some wildlife management areas

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:15:08 GMT
    Officials say the trapping recommendation grew from public interest. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Officials say the trapping recommendation grew from public interest. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    Officials say the trapping recommendation grew from public interest. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Officials say the trapping recommendation grew from public interest. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    In an effort to combat wild hog populations, Mississippi's Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has approved a rule change that will allow trapping of wild hogs on some wildlife management areas. The Clarion-Ledger reports hog populations are increasing on some of those areas. Russ Walsh, the executive staff officer for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, says the trapping recommendation grew from public interest and will help the department's own trapping effort...More >>
    In an effort to combat wild hog populations, Mississippi's Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has approved a rule change that will allow trapping of wild hogs on some wildlife management areas. The Clarion-Ledger reports hog populations are increasing on some of those areas. Russ Walsh, the executive staff officer for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, says the trapping recommendation grew from public interest and will help the department's own trapping effort...More >>
  • Tree falls on house with homeowners inside

    Tree falls on house with homeowners inside

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:45:27 GMT

    One couple is encouraging their neighbors to get the trees around their house checked after one fell on top of their home Saturday.

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    One couple is encouraging their neighbors to get the trees around their house checked after one fell on top of their home Saturday.

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  • Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:59:57 GMT
    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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  • More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:15 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-05-28 06:06:16 GMT
    (Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...(Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
  • Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 06:05:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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  • LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:14:46 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 06:05:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the...More >>
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • 'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

    'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:54:44 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:55:16 GMT
    (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP). In this image released by Lucasfilm, Alden Ehrenreich, right, and Joonas Suotamo appear in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story."(Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP). In this image released by Lucasfilm, Alden Ehrenreich, right, and Joonas Suotamo appear in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
    The Han Solo spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" came in well below expectations with an $83.3 million opening weekend at the North American box office.More >>
    The Han Solo spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" came in well below expectations with an $83.3 million opening weekend at the North American box office.More >>
  • Firefighter impaled by stick in freak off-roading accident

    Firefighter impaled by stick in freak off-roading accident

    Monday, May 28 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:07:25 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:07:25 GMT
    It will be about six to eight weeks before the firefighter can return to work. (Source: Harrah Family/WZTV/CNN)It will be about six to eight weeks before the firefighter can return to work. (Source: Harrah Family/WZTV/CNN)

    It will be about six to eight weeks before the firefighter can return to work.

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    It will be about six to eight weeks before the firefighter can return to work.

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  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:33:35 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:06:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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  • US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:22 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:06:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018.

    High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a key...

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    High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a key moment in Marine Corps history.

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  • Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:53:22 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:05:54 GMT
    Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

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    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

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  • Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

    Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:05:32 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-05-28 04:27:28 GMT
    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an...

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    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview with the special counsel.

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  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:06 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-05-28 04:14:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

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    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

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  • Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:23:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:34:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...

    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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  • WWII veteran laid to rest 75 years after dying in battle

    WWII veteran laid to rest 75 years after dying in battle

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:58:02 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:05:56 GMT
    Grimm's remains were only positively identified last year using the DNA of his niece.Grimm's remains were only positively identified last year using the DNA of his niece.

    The remains of a 26-year-old Marine who died in World War II were finally laid to rest at home on Saturday. The funeral took place on a very fitting Memorial Day Weekend.

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    The remains of a 26-year-old Marine who died in World War II were finally laid to rest at home on Saturday. The funeral took place on a very fitting Memorial Day Weekend.

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  • Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

    Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:54:10 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-05-28 00:24:42 GMT
    News outlets showed local photos and video of the turbulent floodwaters cascading down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore.News outlets showed local photos and video of the turbulent floodwaters cascading down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore.

    Heavy flooding and water rescues have been reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaked much of the state.

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    Heavy flooding and water rescues have been reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaked much of the state.

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  • Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

    Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:04:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-05-28 00:04:48 GMT
    (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In a Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Sting attends Spotify's Best New Artists 2018 Party at Skylight Clarkson Square, in New York. Brown University confers an honorary degree on rocker Sting at its 250th comme...(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In a Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Sting attends Spotify's Best New Artists 2018 Party at Skylight Clarkson Square, in New York. Brown University confers an honorary degree on rocker Sting at its 250th comme...

    Ivy League school Brown University will bestow an honorary degree to English musician Sting.

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    Ivy League school Brown University will bestow an honorary degree to English musician Sting.

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  • Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

    Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:04:17 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:05:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers). This Saturday, May, 26, 2018, photo shows a sign for the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was ...(AP Photo/Christina L. Myers). This Saturday, May, 26, 2018, photo shows a sign for the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was ...

    The brutality inflicted against African American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard by a Southern police chief is credited with inspiring President Harry Truman to integrate the military, but few people know...

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    The brutality inflicted against African American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard by a Southern police chief is credited with inspiring President Harry Truman to integrate the military, but few people know his name.

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  • Man pleads no contest to 5-year-old girl's rape, sentenced to 90 days of house arrest

    Man pleads no contest to 5-year-old girl's rape, sentenced to 90 days of house arrest

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:07:16 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:16:59 GMT

    The California businessman pleaded no contest to statutory rape of a 5-year-old girl. According to KTXL, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

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    The California businessman pleaded no contest to statutory rape of a 5-year-old girl. According to KTXL, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

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  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:14:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:27:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

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    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

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  • Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:30 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:55:03 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

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    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

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  • Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

    Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 07:53:36 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:15:33 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.More >>
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.More >>
  • President George H.W. Bush back in hospital

    President George H.W. Bush back in hospital

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:34:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:03:34 GMT

    According to post-White House spokesman, Jim McGrath, former President George H.W. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

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    According to post-White House spokesman, Jim McGrath, former President George H.W. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

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  • S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

    S. Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:23:54 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:07:01 GMT
    (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

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    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

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  • Off-duty TX police officer charged with murder of his brother

    Off-duty TX police officer charged with murder of his brother

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:18:13 GMT

    A man killed by his brother has been identified as a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, according to officials. 

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    A man killed by his brother has been identified as a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, according to officials. 

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  • Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:25:29 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...More >>
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.More >>
  • The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:46:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:01:12 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

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    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

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  • With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

    With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:34:48 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:25:02 GMT
    (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, workers dig a new grave at a church cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa. Preliminary data released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indica...(Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, workers dig a new grave at a church cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa. Preliminary data released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indica...
    Preliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy.More >>
    Preliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy.More >>
  • The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:23:24 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:35:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with...

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump.

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  • The Latest: Spain rescues 366 migrants in Mediterranean

    The Latest: Spain rescues 366 migrants in Mediterranean

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:53:54 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:04:03 GMT

    Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 366 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend.

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    Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 366 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend.

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  • Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

    Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:45:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:46:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). This tiny cottage on Lombardy Lane in Laguna Beach, Calif. is for sale at just shy of $1 millions is shown Friday, May 25, 2018. This one bedroom home is 595 square feet and is a few blocks from the ocean.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). This tiny cottage on Lombardy Lane in Laguna Beach, Calif. is for sale at just shy of $1 millions is shown Friday, May 25, 2018. This one bedroom home is 595 square feet and is a few blocks from the ocean.
    A 595-square-foot Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million.More >>
    A 595-square-foot Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million.More >>
  • McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

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    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

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  • Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

    Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 10:03:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 09:04:55 GMT
    A vaccination campaign continues in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. (Source: (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)A vaccination campaign continues in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. (Source: (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)

    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths, as vaccinations continue.

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    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths, as vaccinations continue.

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  • Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:42:21 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 08:34:06 GMT
    Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

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    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

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  • 'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

    'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:43 AM EDT2018-05-26 06:43:19 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:08 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:08:22 GMT
    (Niall Carson/PA via AP). A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Irel...(Niall Carson/PA via AP). A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Irel...
    Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.More >>
    Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.More >>
  • Grieving couple unable to cremate stillborn, conjoined infants due to NC law

    Grieving couple unable to cremate stillborn, conjoined infants due to NC law

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:24:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:24:37 GMT
    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber. (Source: WRAL/CNN)A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber. (Source: WRAL/CNN)

    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber.

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    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber.

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  • Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:02:28 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

    US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:23:12 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:56:00 GMT
    A gradual strengthening is expected through the weekend as Alberto moves north. (Source: NOAA/CIRA/RAMMB/CNN)A gradual strengthening is expected through the weekend as Alberto moves north. (Source: NOAA/CIRA/RAMMB/CNN)

    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

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    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

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  • Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:23:17 GMT
    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)

    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

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    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

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  • Hormel Foods recalls SPAM after pieces of metal found in some cans

    Hormel Foods recalls SPAM after pieces of metal found in some cans

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:35:42 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:39:26 GMT
    The spam cans were shipped across the US. (Source: CNN)The spam cans were shipped across the US. (Source: CNN)

    The US Department of Agriculture says the products in question were produced from Feb. 8 - 10 of this year.

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    The US Department of Agriculture says the products in question were produced from Feb. 8 - 10 of this year.

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  • VFW Post 3036, Youth Challenge team up to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    VFW Post 3036, Youth Challenge team up to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:41:54 GMT
    Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Members of a Hattiesburg VFW Post teamed up with cadets from a youth program at Camp Shelby Saturday for a holiday activity to honor veterans.  

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    Members of a Hattiesburg VFW Post teamed up with cadets from a youth program at Camp Shelby Saturday for a holiday activity to honor veterans.  

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  • 87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

    87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:21:53 GMT
    William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.
    William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.

    Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

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    Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

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  • Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

    Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:13:07 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:06:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Washington.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Washington.
    President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified materials shared with lawmakers.More >>
    President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified materials shared with lawmakers.More >>
  • Video game shows player as school shooter

    Video game shows player as school shooter

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:11:33 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:20:04 GMT

    A planned video game in which a player can be a school shooter draws outrage 

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    A planned video game in which a player can be a school shooter draws outrage 

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  • Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

    Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:02:13 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:18:30 GMT

    Two scenes are being cut from the family comedy "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse.

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    Two scenes are being cut from the family comedy "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse.

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  • VIDEO: Unruly passenger removed from plane

    VIDEO: Unruly passenger removed from plane

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:18:07 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:46:03 GMT
    (Source: Bill Bolduc/CNN)(Source: Bill Bolduc/CNN)

    After the flight landed in Miami, officials boarded and escorted him off.

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    After the flight landed in Miami, officials boarded and escorted him off.

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  • FGH receives NCDR ACTION Registry Award for cardiac care

    FGH receives NCDR ACTION Registry Award for cardiac care

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:32:55 GMT
    ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)
    ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)

    On Monday, May 21, Forrest General Hospital received the 2018 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

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    On Monday, May 21, Forrest General Hospital received the 2018 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

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  • Covington Co. SD investigating death of male

    Covington Co. SD investigating death of male

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:07:38 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the death of an unknown male in Collins. The incident took place in the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane. (Photo Source: WDAM)Authorities are investigating the death of an unknown male in Collins. The incident took place in the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Covington County Sheriff's Office responded to the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane in Collins. According to Covington County Sheriff's Office undersheriff, Lane McLaurin, they are investigating the death of an unknown black male.  The name of the male has not been released as officials are waiting to notify next of kin. Authorities were also not able to tell WDAM the manner in which the unknown male died.  This story is devel...

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    Around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Covington County Sheriff's Office responded to the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane in Collins. According to Covington County Sheriff's Office undersheriff, Lane McLaurin, they are investigating the death of an unknown black male.  The name of the male has not been released as officials are waiting to notify next of kin. Authorities were also not able to tell WDAM the manner in which the unknown male died.  This story is devel...

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  • Apollo astronaut, Alan Bean, passes away

    Apollo astronaut, Alan Bean, passes away

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:35:04 GMT
    (Photo Source: Pixabay)(Photo Source: Pixabay)
    (Photo Source: Pixabay)(Photo Source: Pixabay)
    Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days. Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, includ...More >>
    Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days. Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, includ...More >>
  • Gov. Bryant declares state of emergency ahead of Alberto

    Gov. Bryant declares state of emergency ahead of Alberto

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:19:06 GMT
    (Photo Source: National Weather Service)(Photo Source: National Weather Service)

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto moves toward the state's coast. In a tweet Saturday, Bryant said he signed a proclamation declaring the emergency and an order making the Mississippi National Guard and other state resources available should they become necessary. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shifts the storm farther east with a potential landfall near the Alabama-Florida state line. ___ 10:40 a.m....

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    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto moves toward the state's coast. In a tweet Saturday, Bryant said he signed a proclamation declaring the emergency and an order making the Mississippi National Guard and other state resources available should they become necessary. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shifts the storm farther east with a potential landfall near the Alabama-Florida state line. ___ 10:40 a.m....

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  • Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:52:19 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:06:24 GMT
    A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

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    Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

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  • Man finds fingernail inside his burger

    Man finds fingernail inside his burger

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:44:14 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:25:27 GMT
    Najib Anek says that when he bit into his sandwich, the fingernail was lodged inside the sandwich about half way through. (Source: KNXV, Maricopa County)Najib Anek says that when he bit into his sandwich, the fingernail was lodged inside the sandwich about half way through. (Source: KNXV, Maricopa County)

    Najib Anek says that when he bit into his sandwich, the fingernail was lodged inside the sandwich about half way through.

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    Najib Anek says that when he bit into his sandwich, the fingernail was lodged inside the sandwich about half way through.

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  • Suspects in Hazlehurst night club mass shooting turn themselves in

    Suspects in Hazlehurst night club mass shooting turn themselves in

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:02:43 GMT
    Suspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PDSuspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PD
    Suspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PDSuspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PD

    The two men wanted in a mass shooting at a Hazlehurst night club turned themselves into police late Friday night.

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    The two men wanted in a mass shooting at a Hazlehurst night club turned themselves into police late Friday night.

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  • Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

    Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:03:01 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:56:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Ca...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Ca...
    Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change.More >>
    Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change.More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:15:19 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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  • Missing Children's Day renews attention on 1,475 migrant children unaccounted for

    Missing Children's Day renews attention on 1,475 migrant children unaccounted for

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:17:45 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-05-26 10:55:33 GMT

    Last month a government official testified nearly 1,500 children who recently arrived unaccompanied at the border could not be accounted for.

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    Last month a government official testified nearly 1,500 children who recently arrived unaccompanied at the border could not be accounted for.

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  • Teacher hailed as hero in IN school shooting; 1 student still critical

    Teacher hailed as hero in IN school shooting; 1 student still critical

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:40:34 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-05-26 10:44:48 GMT

    The teacher, Jason Seaman, used a basketball and some quick thinking to prevent a student shooter from inflicting far more harm than he could have.

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    The teacher, Jason Seaman, used a basketball and some quick thinking to prevent a student shooter from inflicting far more harm than he could have.

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  • Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

    Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:22:51 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 10:03:34 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit.

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    North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit.

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  • Portland hit-and-run: Man, 61, charged with attempted murder

    Portland hit-and-run: Man, 61, charged with attempted murder

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:18 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:18:38 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:58:00 GMT

    The women were hit in the mid-morning on a sidewalk near a restaurant, and one victim is in critical condition.

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    The women were hit in the mid-morning on a sidewalk near a restaurant, and one victim is in critical condition.

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  • Ahead of Memorial Day, volunteers plant thousands of flags at soldiers' gravestones in NM

    Ahead of Memorial Day, volunteers plant thousands of flags at soldiers' gravestones in NM

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:48:43 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:48:43 GMT

    "We can never say thank you enough," said one of the hundreds of volunteers planting flags for the more than 58,000 servicemen and women buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery. 

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    "We can never say thank you enough," said one of the hundreds of volunteers planting flags for the more than 58,000 servicemen and women buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery. 

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  • VA couple charged with harming, neglecting adult son with cerebral palsy

    VA couple charged with harming, neglecting adult son with cerebral palsy

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:41 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:41:31 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:41 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:41:31 GMT
    Philip and Georgia Arenz are being held without bail. (Source: WTKR/CNN)Philip and Georgia Arenz are being held without bail. (Source: WTKR/CNN)

    Neighbors said Georgia Arenz was often sick and could not handle caring for her son with a husband who never helped.

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    Neighbors said Georgia Arenz was often sick and could not handle caring for her son with a husband who never helped.

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  • Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

    Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-05-25 05:02:34 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-05-26 07:56:45 GMT
    (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP). Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.(Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP). Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.

    Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.

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    Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.

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  • Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:32:46 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 06:23:41 GMT
    (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...(Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...

    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

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    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

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  • Pine Belt prepares for tropical weather

    Pine Belt prepares for tropical weather

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:41:48 GMT
    With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. (Photo source: WDAM)With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. (Photo source: WDAM)

    With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. According to Forrest County Emergency Management, you can get sandbags at the Forrest County EOC at 4080 US Hwy 11 in Hattiesburg, at Hattiesburg Fire Station # 1  810 N Main Street in Hattiesburg, and at Petal Fire Station # 1 on Fairchild Drive in Petal.   EMA directors such as Gerry Burns with Perry County Emergency Manageme...

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    With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. According to Forrest County Emergency Management, you can get sandbags at the Forrest County EOC at 4080 US Hwy 11 in Hattiesburg, at Hattiesburg Fire Station # 1  810 N Main Street in Hattiesburg, and at Petal Fire Station # 1 on Fairchild Drive in Petal.   EMA directors such as Gerry Burns with Perry County Emergency Manageme...

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  • Powers, Wallner push USM past UTSA at C-USA tourney

    Powers, Wallner push USM past UTSA at C-USA tourney

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:33:38 GMT

    Stevie Powers threw seven strong innings and Matt Wallner homered and drove in two runs as 17th-ranked USM topped UTSA 5-3 Saturday at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Stevie Powers threw seven strong innings and Matt Wallner homered and drove in two runs as 17th-ranked USM topped UTSA 5-3 Saturday at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • Oak Grove Senior accepted to Harvard earns Taco Bell scholarship

    Oak Grove Senior accepted to Harvard earns Taco Bell scholarship

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:25:43 GMT
    Harris is awarded the $25,000 dollar "Live Mas" scholarship from Taco Bell (Photo source: WDAM)Harris is awarded the $25,000 dollar "Live Mas" scholarship from Taco Bell (Photo source: WDAM)

    As graduations continue across the Pine Belt, we've been highlighting the academic achievements and success of students going above and beyond. Today's good news is two in one.

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    As graduations continue across the Pine Belt, we've been highlighting the academic achievements and success of students going above and beyond. Today's good news is two in one.

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  • Live Updates: USM defeats UTSA in C-USA tournament

    Live Updates: USM defeats UTSA in C-USA tournament

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:44:52 GMT
    Top-seeded USM is playing eighth-seeded University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi. (Photo source: WDAM)Top-seeded USM is playing eighth-seeded University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi. (Photo source: WDAM)

    After nearly 24 hours of delays, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are finally playing baseball.

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    After nearly 24 hours of delays, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are finally playing baseball.

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  • Storm chaser wants his ashes launched into a tornado

    Storm chaser wants his ashes launched into a tornado

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:29:39 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:39:48 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Jim Sellers died on Tuesday in Springfield, MO. His dying wish: For his friends, the “Outlaw Chasers,” to launch his ashes into a tornado.

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    Jim Sellers died on Tuesday in Springfield, MO. His dying wish: For his friends, the “Outlaw Chasers,” to launch his ashes into a tornado.

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  • Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

    Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:42 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:42:29 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:26:45 GMT
    Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically. (Source: CTV Network via CNN)Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically. (Source: CTV Network via CNN)

    Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically.

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    Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically.

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  • New PRCC food pantry to open in the fall

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:09:41 GMT
    PRCC's new food pantry, "The Market," will be located in the old campus police station. Photo credit WDAM.PRCC's new food pantry, "The Market," will be located in the old campus police station. Photo credit WDAM.

    A new food pantry will be opening this fall for students at Pearl River Community College. 

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    A new food pantry will be opening this fall for students at Pearl River Community College. 

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  • Missing 13-year-old AL boy found safe

    Missing 13-year-old AL boy found safe

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:05:47 GMT
    Samuel Simmons (Source: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)Samuel Simmons (Source: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)

    The Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old Samuel Haiden Simmons has been canceled after he was found safe Friday evening.

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    The Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old Samuel Haiden Simmons has been canceled after he was found safe Friday evening.

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  • Visa suspends Morgan Freeman campaign

    Visa suspends Morgan Freeman campaign

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:50:07 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:50:07 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    Sixteen people spoke to CNN about Freeman. Eight claimed Freeman harassed or was inappropriate with them.

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    Sixteen people spoke to CNN about Freeman. Eight claimed Freeman harassed or was inappropriate with them.

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  • Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

    Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:42:57 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:07:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018.

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling.

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    Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling.

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  • The Russians may have control of your computer router: What can you do?

    The Russians may have control of your computer router: What can you do?

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:54:58 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:03:44 GMT

    Russian hackers may have taken control of 500,000 routers around the globe.

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    Russian hackers may have taken control of 500,000 routers around the globe.

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  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:24:21 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • Mississippi city settles with LGBT group over pride parade

    Mississippi city settles with LGBT group over pride parade

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:19:47 GMT
    Starkville's mayor has agreed to pay attorney's fees and offer support for LGBT rights following a lawsuit that denied a gay pride parade in the city. (Photo Source: WDAM)Starkville's mayor has agreed to pay attorney's fees and offer support for LGBT rights following a lawsuit that denied a gay pride parade in the city. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A Mississippi city has agreed to pay attorney's fees and proclaim support for LGBT rights to settle a lawsuit over its denial of permission for a gay pride parade. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill tells the Commercial Dispatch that aldermen approved the agreement 4-1 Friday. She says the city will pay $12,750, which includes fees for attorneys representing Starkville Pride, the group that sued. The city reversed course and issued the permit after the lawsuit. About 2,500 people took p...

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    A Mississippi city has agreed to pay attorney's fees and proclaim support for LGBT rights to settle a lawsuit over its denial of permission for a gay pride parade. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill tells the Commercial Dispatch that aldermen approved the agreement 4-1 Friday. She says the city will pay $12,750, which includes fees for attorneys representing Starkville Pride, the group that sued. The city reversed course and issued the permit after the lawsuit. About 2,500 people took p...

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  • Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

    Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:17:12 GMT

    The 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1.

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    The 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1.

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  • Marion County Sheriff's Dept. hosts Fallen Officers Memorial

    Marion County Sheriff's Dept. hosts Fallen Officers Memorial

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:39:06 GMT
    Marion County honor fallen officers; (Photo Source: WDAM staff)Marion County honor fallen officers; (Photo Source: WDAM staff)
    Marion County honor fallen officers; (Photo Source: WDAM staff)Marion County honor fallen officers; (Photo Source: WDAM staff)

    With Memorial Day approaching this weekend, the Marion County Sheriff's Department hosted an Officer Memorial Friday morning.

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    With Memorial Day approaching this weekend, the Marion County Sheriff's Department hosted an Officer Memorial Friday morning.

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  • Sandbags available in Forrest Co. ahead of weekend weather

    Sandbags available in Forrest Co. ahead of weekend weather

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:24:45 GMT
    Sandbags available at Forrest County EMA (Photo Source: FCEMA Twitter)Sandbags available at Forrest County EMA (Photo Source: FCEMA Twitter)

    Sandbags are available to residents in Forrest County as the tropical weather is expected to move into the Pine Belt over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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    Sandbags are available to residents in Forrest County as the tropical weather is expected to move into the Pine Belt over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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  • Identity released of woman killed in Jasper Co. crash

    Identity released of woman killed in Jasper Co. crash

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:59:40 GMT
    (Source: Bay Springs Funeral Home Facebook page)(Source: Bay Springs Funeral Home Facebook page)

    The Jasper County coroner released the names of two people involved in a deadly two-car head-on crash in Jasper County, Monday. 

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    The Jasper County coroner released the names of two people involved in a deadly two-car head-on crash in Jasper County, Monday. 

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  • Teen who was once homeless gets full ride to Harvard

    Teen who was once homeless gets full ride to Harvard

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-25 15:11:56 GMT
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    Richard “Tre” Jenkins, who suffered from migraines and was homeless off and on when he was a child, is going to Harvard.

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    Richard “Tre” Jenkins, who suffered from migraines and was homeless off and on when he was a child, is going to Harvard.

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  • HPD searching for suspect involved in commercial burglary

    HPD searching for suspect involved in commercial burglary

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:08:06 GMT
    HPD searching for commercial burglary suspect; (Photo Source: HPD)HPD searching for commercial burglary suspect; (Photo Source: HPD)
    HPD searching for armed robbery suspect; (Photo Source: HPD)HPD searching for armed robbery suspect; (Photo Source: HPD)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department is asking the public for their help in identifying a suspect who was involved in a commercial burglary that happened May 16, 2018.  

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department is asking the public for their help in identifying a suspect who was involved in a commercial burglary that happened May 16, 2018.  

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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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    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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    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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    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:15 GMT
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    (Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...(Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
  • Shortage expected after floods smother Hawaii staple crop

    Shortage expected after floods smother Hawaii staple crop

    Monday, May 28 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:44:29 GMT
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    (Christian Kahahawai/Kahahawai Photography via AP). This May 29, 2016 photo provided by Christian Kahahawai shows Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama planting huli, or taro seedlings at her farm in Hanalei, Kauai island, Hawaii. Farmers on the Hawaiian island o...(Christian Kahahawai/Kahahawai Photography via AP). This May 29, 2016 photo provided by Christian Kahahawai shows Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama planting huli, or taro seedlings at her farm in Hanalei, Kauai island, Hawaii. Farmers on the Hawaiian island o...
    Farmers say Hawaii should brace for a shortage of its traditional crop taro after record-breaking rains flooded their fields on the island of Kauai last month.More >>
    Farmers say Hawaii should brace for a shortage of its traditional crop taro after record-breaking rains flooded their fields on the island of Kauai last month.More >>
  • Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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  • Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

    Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:14:06 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-05-28 05:58:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.
    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.More >>
    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.More >>
  • Mantel, Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade

    Mantel, Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:13:28 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-05-28 00:04:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis,  Kevin Frayer via Canadian Press/ Kirsty Wigglesworth). In this combination photo, from left from Oct. 16, 20012, author Hilary Mantel, poses in London after being announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, ...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, Kevin Frayer via Canadian Press/ Kirsty Wigglesworth). In this combination photo, from left from Oct. 16, 20012, author Hilary Mantel, poses in London after being announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, ...
    Britain's Hilary Mantel, Canada's Michael Ondaatje and American author George Saunders are among five contenders for the title of greatest-ever winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction.More >>
    Britain's Hilary Mantel, Canada's Michael Ondaatje and American author George Saunders are among five contenders for the title of greatest-ever winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction.More >>
  • Iglesias loves his fans, but misses family 'like crazy'

    Iglesias loves his fans, but misses family 'like crazy'

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:34:15 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias performs on stage in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias performs on stage in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 27, 2018.
    Pop star Enrique Iglesias misses his newborn twins "like crazy".More >>
    Pop star Enrique Iglesias misses his newborn twins "like crazy".More >>

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  • Waiting on Justice: Pretrial detention in Mississippi

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:27:19 GMT
    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. (Photo source: WDAM)Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. "In our constitution, we're not guilty until proven guilty or they plead guilty," said circuit judge    "Pretrial detention is a problem set across the state of Mississippi,"  it's not a new problem, defendants sitting in jails waiting for their cases to make it through the court system. a list of pi...

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    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. "In our constitution, we're not guilty until proven guilty or they plead guilty," said circuit judge    "Pretrial detention is a problem set across the state of Mississippi,"  it's not a new problem, defendants sitting in jails waiting for their cases to make it through the court system. a list of pi...

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  • Preventing the Pain: Raising awareness about teen suicide

    Preventing the Pain: Raising awareness about teen suicide

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:30 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:30:27 GMT
    Statistics show suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens in Mississippi. (Photo source: WDAM)Statistics show suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens in Mississippi. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Health professionals say it is a "significant health problem" and we've experienced it in the Pine Belt, teen suicide. Statistics show suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and Mississippi.  After a recent tragedy in Lamar County, we sat down with Superintendent Tess Smith. "You know, just immediately my heart goes into my throat because there is always that fear did a child hurt themselves, did anyone hurt themselves?  But especially one of ...

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    Health professionals say it is a "significant health problem" and we've experienced it in the Pine Belt, teen suicide. Statistics show suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and Mississippi.  After a recent tragedy in Lamar County, we sat down with Superintendent Tess Smith. "You know, just immediately my heart goes into my throat because there is always that fear did a child hurt themselves, did anyone hurt themselves?  But especially one of ...

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  • Human trafficking still a problem in MS, experts say

    Human trafficking still a problem in MS, experts say

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

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

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

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