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  • 4-year-old girl in critical condition after being mauled by pit bull

    4-year-old girl in critical condition after being mauled by pit bull

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:14:04 GMT
    4-year-old girl in critical condition after mauled by pit bull4-year-old girl in critical condition after mauled by pit bull

    A four-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull in Wayne County on Wednesday afternoon.

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    A four-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull in Wayne County on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • What is the Heat Index?

    What is the Heat Index?

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:34:33 GMT

    Heat Index, you hear Rex, Nick, & I talk about it nearly everyday in the summer. We all have a basic idea of what it is but do you know what it actually measures and why it's important? To answer these questions you have to know why it was invented. According to Daniel Lamb with the National Weather Service in Jackson, "Heat index was created to help measure the degree heat stress on humans that can occur with the combination of high temperatures and high humidity." An...

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    Heat Index, you hear Rex, Nick, & I talk about it nearly everyday in the summer. We all have a basic idea of what it is but do you know what it actually measures and why it's important? To answer these questions you have to know why it was invented. According to Daniel Lamb with the National Weather Service in Jackson, "Heat index was created to help measure the degree heat stress on humans that can occur with the combination of high temperatures and high humidity." An...

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  • Bond set for church burglary suspects

    Bond set for church burglary suspects

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:21:07 GMT
    Roderick ZamoraRoderick Zamora

    Bond was set for two Jones County church burglary suspects on Thursday.  The two individuals, who authorities say are responsible for a rash of church burglaries, made their initial appearances in court on Thursday.   Roderick Zamora, 30 of Ovett, was positively identified by his parole officer. A search warrant was issued for his arrest. Zamora was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 26, at his mother’s residence in Ovett. He was later questioned about the burglari...

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    Bond was set for two Jones County church burglary suspects on Thursday.  The two individuals, who authorities say are responsible for a rash of church burglaries, made their initial appearances in court on Thursday.   Roderick Zamora, 30 of Ovett, was positively identified by his parole officer. A search warrant was issued for his arrest. Zamora was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 26, at his mother’s residence in Ovett. He was later questioned about the burglari...

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  • Jones County structure burns for second time

    Jones County structure burns for second time

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:46:25 GMT
    A Jones County building burned for the second time in less than a year on Thursday morning.  Glade, Powers, M&M and Ovett Volunteer Fire Departments responded a reported house fire on Geroge Boutwell Road off Highway 15 South. Firefighters found a home-converted-storage building fully involved and spreading to nearby woods, according to a Jones County Fire Council press release. Initial reports said that no occupants were present at the time of the blaze and that the buildi...More >>
    A Jones County building burned for the second time in less than a year on Thursday morning.  Glade, Powers, M&M and Ovett Volunteer Fire Departments responded a reported house fire on Geroge Boutwell Road off Highway 15 South. Firefighters found a home-converted-storage building fully involved and spreading to nearby woods, according to a Jones County Fire Council press release. Initial reports said that no occupants were present at the time of the blaze and that the buildi...More >>
  • Water main break repaired in Hattiesburg

    Water main break repaired in Hattiesburg

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:39:09 GMT
    Main water break in HattiesburgMain water break in Hattiesburg

     The City of Hattiesburg has turned off the water along Millbranch Road Thursday due to a break in the main water line.

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     The City of Hattiesburg has turned off the water along Millbranch Road Thursday due to a break in the main water line.

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  • One person rescued from vehicle after head-on collision in Jones County

    One person rescued from vehicle after head-on collision in Jones County

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:33:24 GMT

    A Thursday morning two-vehicle accident in Jones County trapped one driver in a vehicle with serious injuries. Soso and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident around 5:30 a.m. on Feed Mill Road near Highway 28, according to a press release from the Jones County Fire Council. Two heavily damaged vehicles were found blocking the roadway after an apparent head-on collision. An adult, female driver was trapped inside a pickup truck with damage to its front. So...

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    A Thursday morning two-vehicle accident in Jones County trapped one driver in a vehicle with serious injuries. Soso and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident around 5:30 a.m. on Feed Mill Road near Highway 28, according to a press release from the Jones County Fire Council. Two heavily damaged vehicles were found blocking the roadway after an apparent head-on collision. An adult, female driver was trapped inside a pickup truck with damage to its front. So...

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  • Guest Editorial: Homes for Hope for Children

    Guest Editorial: Homes for Hope for Children

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:50:02 GMT
    Souce: WDAMSouce: WDAM

    This is a guest editorial by Michael Garrett 

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    This is a guest editorial by Michael Garrett 

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  • 2 jailed in Hub City armed robbery

    2 jailed in Hub City armed robbery

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:46:48 GMT
    William Jackson. Source: HPDWilliam Jackson. Source: HPD

    Two people are behind bars in connection to an armed robbery in the Hub City. 

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    Two people are behind bars in connection to an armed robbery in the Hub City. 

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  • Congressman Palazzo weighs in on transgender ban

    Congressman Palazzo weighs in on transgender ban

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-07-27 16:13:04 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM

    Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo took to Twitter, throwing his support behind President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people from serving in the military.

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    Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo took to Twitter, throwing his support behind President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people from serving in the military.

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  • Lawsuit claims 15-year-old given HPV vaccine against her will

    Lawsuit claims 15-year-old given HPV vaccine against her will

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:44:20 GMT

    The mother of a patient at a South Mississippi children's treatment facility is suing, because she says her daughter was given an HPV vaccination against her wishes.

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    The mother of a patient at a South Mississippi children's treatment facility is suing, because she says her daughter was given an HPV vaccination against her wishes.

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  • Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

    Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-07-26 13:28:15 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:29 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:29:06 GMT

    President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the armed forces.

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    President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the armed forces.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Campbell Klein

    Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Campbell Klein

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:46:16 GMT

    Campbell Klein will be the featured running back for Sacred Heart this season. But no matter how many yards and touchdowns he accumulates, Klein doesn't forget the guys up front who make it all possible.

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    Campbell Klein will be the featured running back for Sacred Heart this season. But no matter how many yards and touchdowns he accumulates, Klein doesn't forget the guys up front who make it all possible.

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  • Jones County church burglary suspects in custody

    Jones County church burglary suspects in custody

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:02:07 GMT
    Roderick ZamoraRoderick Zamora

    The Jones County Sheriff's Department arrested two suspects after a second church in the area was burglarized on Monday morning.  Surveillance footage of the Indian Springs Baptist Church showed a white male and white female break into the church and steal an undetermined amount of cash. Deputies were able to positively identify Roderick Zamora, 30, of Ovett, who was taken into custody on Wednesday, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Dept. press release.  Zamora la...

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    The Jones County Sheriff's Department arrested two suspects after a second church in the area was burglarized on Monday morning.  Surveillance footage of the Indian Springs Baptist Church showed a white male and white female break into the church and steal an undetermined amount of cash. Deputies were able to positively identify Roderick Zamora, 30, of Ovett, who was taken into custody on Wednesday, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Dept. press release.  Zamora la...

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  • Feds are asking for millions in mismanaged DUI grant money to be repaid by DPS

    Feds are asking for millions in mismanaged DUI grant money to be repaid by DPS

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-07-27 01:01:23 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Instead, the audit notes the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety entered into grant agreements with state and local agencies, whose officers were conducting general law enforcement, like speeding tickets and seat belt violations. 

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    Instead, the audit notes the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety entered into grant agreements with state and local agencies, whose officers were conducting general law enforcement, like speeding tickets and seat belt violations. 

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  • Cancer survivor receives hundreds of birthday cards

    Cancer survivor receives hundreds of birthday cards

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:39:09 GMT
    Source: Carter FamilySource: Carter Family

    For Hattiesburg's Noelle Carter and her family, the last six months have been tough, to say the least.

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    For Hattiesburg's Noelle Carter and her family, the last six months have been tough, to say the least.

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  • Hood, Reeves spar over budget in Neshoba Fair speeches

    Hood, Reeves spar over budget in Neshoba Fair speeches

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:02:42 GMT

    Two of the top statewide elected officials are speaking at the Neshoba County Fair, a get-together known as Mississippi's Giant Houseparty.

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    Two top statewide officials are giving sharply different views of the Mississippi budget, reflecting partisan differences in speeches at the Neshoba County Fair.

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  • Lincoln Co. killing suspect's case turned over to grand jury

    Lincoln Co. killing suspect's case turned over to grand jury

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-07-26 16:57:54 GMT
    Source: MBISource: MBI

    The man accused of shooting and killing 8 people, including a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy will be in preliminary court today at 11:00 a.m. 

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    The man accused of shooting and killing 8 people, including a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy will be in preliminary court today at 11:00 a.m. 

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  • Hattiesburg to host "National Night Out Against Crime Kick-Off" event

    Hattiesburg to host "National Night Out Against Crime Kick-Off" event

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:56:21 GMT

    The City of Hattiesburg is hosting a "National Night Out Against Crime Kick-Off" Thursday, July 27. 

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    The City of Hattiesburg is hosting a "National Night Out Against Crime Kick-Off" Thursday, July 27. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote police partnerships between neighborhoods to build "safer, more caring places to live."  This year, National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Thursday's kick-off event will consist of city and county department exhibits, emergency vehicle tours, free food, free ...

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: Lumberton's Davion Edwards

    Players of the Pine Belt: Lumberton's Davion Edwards

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:48:16 GMT

    Davion Edwards isn’t the most vocal. But his play the last two seasons speaks volumes for Lumberton football.

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    Davion Edwards isn’t the most vocal. But his play the last two seasons speaks volumes for Lumberton football.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: Perry Central's Tijuana Bolton

    Players of the Pine Belt: Perry Central's Tijuana Bolton

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:47:52 GMT

    Perry Central head football coach Chip Bilderback knows how special a talent he has in Tijuane Bolton.

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    Perry Central head football coach Chip Bilderback knows how special a talent he has in Tijuane Bolton.

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  • The Nissan union battle is heating up

    The Nissan union battle is heating up

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:14:58 GMT

    The battle for a union at Nissan is expanding past the walls of the Canton plant. Voices of support for the union are growing to include celebrity quotes and videos.

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    The battle for a union at Nissan is expanding past the walls of the Canton plant. Voices of support for the union are growing to include celebrity quotes and videos.

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  • Mississippi law enforcement, courts adjusting to new laws

    Mississippi law enforcement, courts adjusting to new laws

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-07-25 22:31:25 GMT
    New rules go into effect. Photo credit WDAMNew rules go into effect. Photo credit WDAM

    The state of Mississippi has a new set of universal court rules. 

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    The state of Mississippi has a new set of universal court rules. 

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  • Jones County armed robbery suspects wanted

    Jones County armed robbery suspects wanted

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-07-25 21:47:24 GMT

    The Jones County Sheriff's Department is searching for two suspects wanted for armed robbery.   The Dollar General on Highway 84 East was robbed at gunpoint  on July 20 around 9:30 p.m., according to the Jones County Sheriff's Dept.  Store cameras and witness descriptions list the armed robber as a black male wearing a hoodie. No description was available for the getaway vehicle or driver, according to JCSD.  If you have any information regarding this crime...

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    The Jones County Sheriff's Department is searching for two suspects wanted for armed robbery.   The Dollar General on Highway 84 East was robbed at gunpoint  on July 20 around 9:30 p.m., according to the Jones County Sheriff's Dept.  Store cameras and witness descriptions list the armed robber as a black male wearing a hoodie. No description was available for the getaway vehicle or driver, according to JCSD.  If you have any information regarding this crime...

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  • House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

    House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-27 16:48:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:51:23 GMT
    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

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    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Republicans strain for modest 'skinny' redo of 'Obamacare'

    Republicans strain for modest 'skinny' redo of 'Obamacare'

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:49:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:51:18 GMT

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

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    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

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  • Bond set for church burglary suspects

    Bond set for church burglary suspects

  • Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

    Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:18:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:24:08 GMT

    President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress.

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    President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress.

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  • Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's jamboree speech

    Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's jamboree speech

    Thursday, July 27 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:00:49 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:10:58 GMT

    Trump gave a campaign-style speech to the crowd of nearly 40,000 people attending the 20th annual jamboree. He verbally bashed his former opponent Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama, while pushing his political agenda.

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    Trump gave a campaign-style speech to the crowd of nearly 40,000 people attending the 20th annual jamboree. He verbally bashed his former opponent Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama, while pushing his political agenda.

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  • Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-07-27 07:58:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:00:52 GMT
    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia.More >>
    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia.More >>
  • It's the final day of Blood Bowl and we want YOUR help

    It's the final day of Blood Bowl and we want YOUR help

  • Boy allegedly killed by father saw 'compromising photos'

    Boy allegedly killed by father saw 'compromising photos'

    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:05:18 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:19:42 GMT

    The indictment stated that 13-year-old Dylan planned to confront his father over "compromising photos." 

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    The indictment stated that 13-year-old Dylan planned to confront his father over "compromising photos." 

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  • WDAM 7 Sunrise- Southeastern Baptist College Presidential Inauguration

    WDAM 7 Sunrise- Southeastern Baptist College Presidential Inauguration

  • School of Library and Information Science Newsmakers

    School of Library and Information Science Newsmakers

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:38 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:38:55 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    Several graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science master’s degree program (MLIS) recently earned recognition for their work, were published or took on new roles in their field.   

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    Several graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science master’s degree program (MLIS) recently earned recognition for their work, were published or took on new roles in their field.   

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  • Horner gets max sentence for DUI crash that injured Bethanie Jones

    Horner gets max sentence for DUI crash that injured Bethanie Jones

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:42:45 GMT
    William McKinnley Horner (Photo source: District Attorney's Office)William McKinnley Horner (Photo source: District Attorney's Office)

    William McKinnley Horner was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison just days after pleading guilty to felony DUI causing death or disfigurement.

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    William McKinnley Horner was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison just days after pleading guilty to felony DUI causing death or disfigurement.

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  • Bond set for church burglary suspects

    Bond set for church burglary suspects

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:21:07 GMT
    Roderick ZamoraRoderick Zamora

    Bond was set for two Jones County church burglary suspects on Thursday.  The two individuals, who authorities say are responsible for a rash of church burglaries, made their initial appearances in court on Thursday.   Roderick Zamora, 30 of Ovett, was positively identified by his parole officer. A search warrant was issued for his arrest. Zamora was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 26, at his mother’s residence in Ovett. He was later questioned about the burglari...

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    Bond was set for two Jones County church burglary suspects on Thursday.  The two individuals, who authorities say are responsible for a rash of church burglaries, made their initial appearances in court on Thursday.   Roderick Zamora, 30 of Ovett, was positively identified by his parole officer. A search warrant was issued for his arrest. Zamora was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 26, at his mother’s residence in Ovett. He was later questioned about the burglari...

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  • Former Olive Branch employee calls PTSD "Post Traumatic Slave Disorder"

    Former Olive Branch employee calls PTSD "Post Traumatic Slave Disorder"

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:00:47 GMT
    (SOURCE: Facebook)(SOURCE: Facebook)

    The Olive Branch Police Department says a man who posted a racist comment about a woman online, who also claimed to be a former city employee, is not an Olive Branch police officer. 

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    The Olive Branch Police Department says a man who posted a racist comment about a woman online, who also claimed to be a former city employee, is not an Olive Branch police officer. 

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