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    Suspect killed in Hub City home invasion identified, one charged

    Suspect killed in Hub City home invasion identified, one charged

    Monday, September 25 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-09-25 12:30:24 GMT
    Suspect shot in apparent home invasion on Orange Street in downtown Hattiesburg.Suspect shot in apparent home invasion on Orange Street in downtown Hattiesburg.

    A suspect who died in a Hub City home invasion Sunday night has been identified.

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    A suspect who died in a Hub City home invasion Sunday night has been identified.

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  • USM offensive line making strides

    USM offensive line making strides

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:38:51 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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  • One shot in apparent domestic incident in Hub City

    One shot in apparent domestic incident in Hub City

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:10:20 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Hattiesburg police are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured in the Hub City.  "We are investigating a possible domestic altercation that resulted in a shooting and happened around 8:00 p.m.," said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore added that the shooting happened on North Chancellor Street in Palmers Crossing.  He said the victim was transported by ambulance to Forrest General Hospital and is in critical condition.  ...More >>
    Hattiesburg police are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured in the Hub City.  "We are investigating a possible domestic altercation that resulted in a shooting and happened around 8:00 p.m.," said Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore added that the shooting happened on North Chancellor Street in Palmers Crossing.  He said the victim was transported by ambulance to Forrest General Hospital and is in critical condition.  ...More >>
  • Senator focusing on workforce development in Mississippi

    Senator focusing on workforce development in Mississippi

    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:06:55 GMT

    U.S. Senator Roger Wicker has introduced legislation aimed at bolstering apprenticeship programs across the country to help American workers develop the skills required to succeed in today’s economy.

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    U.S. Senator Roger Wicker has introduced legislation aimed at bolstering apprenticeship programs across the country to help American workers develop the skills required to succeed in today’s economy.

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  • Crews clean-up storm damage in Seminary

    Crews clean-up storm damage in Seminary

    Sunday, September 24 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-09-24 22:06:50 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    A severe storm Saturday night in Seminary had some spending their Sunday cleaning up the scattered damage.

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    A severe storm Saturday night in Seminary had some spending their Sunday cleaning up the scattered damage.

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  • City wants to hear comments, concerns from residents about Comcast

    City wants to hear comments, concerns from residents about Comcast

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-09-24 18:33:10 GMT

    Hattiesburg leaders want to hear how residents feel about the city's current cable provider, Comcast. 

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    Hattiesburg leaders want to hear how residents feel about the city's current cable provider, Comcast. 

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  • Infant, child among injured in rollover accident

    Infant, child among injured in rollover accident

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-24 16:48:18 GMT
    Source: Jones County Fire CouncilSource: Jones County Fire Council

    We have new details in a rollover accident that sent four people, including a child and an infant, to the hospital Saturday. 

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    We have new details in a rollover accident that sent four people, including a child and an infant, to the hospital Saturday. 

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  • Some roofs damaged, power lines, trees down after severe storm Saturday

    Some roofs damaged, power lines, trees down after severe storm Saturday

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:35:49 GMT
    This tall pine tree was blown down on the front lawn of Seminary Attendance Center during a severe storm Saturday night. Photo credit WDAM.This tall pine tree was blown down on the front lawn of Seminary Attendance Center during a severe storm Saturday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    A broken line of severe thunderstorms moved through portions of the Pine Belt Saturday night causing sporadic damage.  

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    A broken line of severe thunderstorms moved through portions of the Pine Belt Saturday night causing sporadic damage.  

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  • Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:12:26 GMT

    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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  • USM astronomer: No need to fear rare planetary alignment

    USM astronomer: No need to fear rare planetary alignment

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:55:41 GMT
    Chris Sirola is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Southern Miss. Photo credit WDAM.Chris Sirola is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Southern Miss. Photo credit WDAM.

    Some internet predictions that the world would end on September 23, 2017 because of a rare planetary alignment haven't come true...yet. 

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    Some internet predictions that the world would end on September 23, 2017 because of a rare planetary alignment haven't come true...yet. 

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  • Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

    Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:37:20 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:18:21 GMT

    Prosecutors say Weiner broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to "sexually perform" for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat.

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    Prosecutors say Weiner broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to "sexually perform" for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat.

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  • Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Monday, September 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-25 05:10:47 GMT
    USM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAM

    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

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    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

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  • USM volleyball falls to UTSA at home

    USM volleyball falls to UTSA at home

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:46:58 GMT
    Southern Miss volleyball. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss volleyball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss was unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit on Sunday, falling to UTSA in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25). Following a five-set win over North Texas to open Conference USA play on Friday, the Golden Eagles fell short to the Roadrunners, who came into Reed-Green Coliseum with a 2-10 record. Freshman Chandler Marshall recorded 19 kills in the loss after a career-high 25 on Friday.

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    Southern Miss was unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit on Sunday, falling to UTSA in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25). Following a five-set win over North Texas to open Conference USA play on Friday, the Golden Eagles fell short to the Roadrunners, who came into Reed-Green Coliseum with a 2-10 record. Freshman Chandler Marshall recorded 19 kills in the loss after a career-high 25 on Friday.

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  • Lumberton whips Mount Olive; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Lumberton whips Mount Olive; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Sunday, September 24 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 20:22:07 GMT

    LUMBERTON _ For a team that Coach Zach Jones said still is feeling its way along on offense, the Lumberton High School Panthers certainly did plenty enough right Friday night.

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    LUMBERTON _ For a team that Coach Zach Jones said still is feeling its way along on offense, the Lumberton High School Panthers certainly did plenty enough right Friday night.

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  • About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London

    About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London

    Sunday, September 24 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-09-24 14:07:00 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-09-24 14:37:37 GMT

    About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the...

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    About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium.

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  • A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:58:57 GMT
    USM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAM

    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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  • Errors doom Pearl River CC to loss

    Errors doom Pearl River CC to loss

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:25:40 GMT
    Source: PRCCSource: PRCC

    Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Hinds Community College Thursday night. 

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    Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Hinds Community College Thursday night. 

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  • 8th annual 'BonnaMU' raises money for Batson Hospital

    8th annual 'BonnaMU' raises money for Batson Hospital

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:13:14 GMT
    Students enjoy the 8th annual "BonnaMU" at Southern Miss Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Students enjoy the 8th annual "BonnaMU" at Southern Miss Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Thousands of University of Southern Mississippi students enjoyed live music and other activities Saturday at an event that raised money to help children. 

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    Thousands of University of Southern Mississippi students enjoyed live music and other activities Saturday at an event that raised money to help children. 

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