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  • Wayne County's Dylan Snypes pursues MLB career

    Wayne County's Dylan Snypes pursues MLB career

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:56:49 GMT
    Wayne County grad Dylan Snypes (7) was selected by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WTOKWayne County grad Dylan Snypes (7) was selected by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WTOK

    "He had skills that not everybody possesses," said former Wayne County head baseball coach Michael Gavin. "And the biggest thing was his work ethic. I never had a kid that would work as hard as he do." Gavin saw the potential in Dylan Snypes back when he donned a War Eagle uniform.

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    "He had skills that not everybody possesses," said former Wayne County head baseball coach Michael Gavin. "And the biggest thing was his work ethic. I never had a kid that would work as hard as he do." Gavin saw the potential in Dylan Snypes back when he donned a War Eagle uniform.

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  • SILVER ALERT: Authorities searching for missing Jasper County man

    SILVER ALERT: Authorities searching for missing Jasper County man

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:15:42 GMT
    Calvin V. Herrington Jr. Photo from Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. FacebookCalvin V. Herrington Jr. Photo from Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. Facebook

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department needs help locating a missing 82-year-old man.  Calvin V. Herrington Jr. is a white male, 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes, according to a post from the Jasper County Sheriff's Department Facebook page.  Herrington is believed to be in a white Chevrolet Silverado with license plate number 1AJ016, according to the post.  Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi If you...

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department needs help locating a missing 82-year-old man.  Calvin V. Herrington Jr. is a white male, 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes, according to a post from the Jasper County Sheriff's Department Facebook page.  Herrington is believed to be in a white Chevrolet Silverado with license plate number 1AJ016, according to the post.  Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi If you...

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  • Lamar Co. teacher charged with statutory rape, terminated by district

    Lamar Co. teacher charged with statutory rape, terminated by district

    Sunday, June 25 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-06-26 00:43:45 GMT

    A teacher in the Lamar County School District has been arrested and charged in an ongoing investigation regarding an alleged sexual relationship with a student.  Jenny Christine Hipp, 38, a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Lamar County School District since 2014, was arrested Sunday afternoon by Jones County deputies at an undisclosed location on an arrest warrant from Lamar County, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.  Hipp was charged with one ...

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    A teacher in the Lamar County School District has been arrested and charged in an ongoing investigation regarding an alleged sexual relationship with a student.  Jenny Christine Hipp, 38, a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Lamar County School District since 2014, was arrested Sunday afternoon by Jones County deputies at an undisclosed location on an arrest warrant from Lamar County, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.  Hipp was charged with one ...

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  • Pest Control: Breeding ground for bugs after heavy rains

    Pest Control: Breeding ground for bugs after heavy rains

    Sunday, June 25 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-25 21:47:09 GMT
    Source: Havard Pest ControlSource: Havard Pest Control

    Now that most of the Pine Belt is drying out after heavy rain from Tropical Storm Cindy, residents may have a new battle with bugs in their homes and yards.

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    Now that most of the Pine Belt is drying out after heavy rain from Tropical Storm Cindy, residents may have a new battle with bugs in their homes and yards.

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  • Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

    Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-06-24 12:21:30 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-06-25 17:44:57 GMT

    The Supreme Court is entering its final week of work before a summer hiatus.

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    The Supreme Court is entering its final week of work before a summer hiatus.

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  • Second suspect arrested in burglary at Petal church

    Second suspect arrested in burglary at Petal church

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-06-25 17:24:43 GMT
    Mark Westbrook.  Source: Forrest County Jail.Mark Westbrook. Source: Forrest County Jail.

    A second suspect has been arrested after  two men broke into Petal Harvey Baptist Church Friday.

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    A second suspect has been arrested after  two men broke into Petal Harvey Baptist Church Friday.

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  • Laurel native Akeem Davis holds 3rd annual football camp

    Laurel native Akeem Davis holds 3rd annual football camp

    Sunday, June 25 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-06-25 04:39:26 GMT
    Laurel High alum and pro footballer Akeem Davis held his 3rd annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMLaurel High alum and pro footballer Akeem Davis held his 3rd annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Even the mud couldn't slow down the 100 campers who made their way to Laurel High School for the third annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy, hosted by former Golden Tornado and NFL safety Akeem Davis.

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    Even the mud couldn't slow down the 100 campers who made their way to Laurel High School for the third annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy, hosted by former Golden Tornado and NFL safety Akeem Davis.

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  • Anne Elizabeth Buys crowned Miss Mississippi 2017

    Anne Elizabeth Buys crowned Miss Mississippi 2017

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:22:16 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Miss. Mississippi pageant will air tonight at 8:00 p.m. on WLBT. We will also live stream it on our website and app. 

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    The Miss. Mississippi pageant will air tonight at 8:00 p.m. on WLBT. We will also live stream it on our website and app. 

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  • Alabama volunteers help with Hattiesburg tornado recovery

    Alabama volunteers help with Hattiesburg tornado recovery

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:00:49 GMT
    Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama help to rebuild a tornado-damaged home on Roby Street in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama help to rebuild a tornado-damaged home on Roby Street in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A group of volunteers from Alabama were in Hattiesburg Saturday, assisting local volunteers with storm recovery. 

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    A group of volunteers from Alabama were in Hattiesburg Saturday, assisting local volunteers with storm recovery. 

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  • Hub City Fire, Police Departments face off on the court

    Hub City Fire, Police Departments face off on the court

    Saturday, June 24 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-06-25 01:31:44 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg Police Officers and Firefighters turned in their badges and gear Saturday for a set of wheels on the basketball court.

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    Hattiesburg Police Officers and Firefighters turned in their badges and gear Saturday for a set of wheels on the basketball court.

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  • Golden Eagles still swing bats in summer league ball

    Golden Eagles still swing bats in summer league ball

    Saturday, June 24 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-06-25 01:29:18 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    The University of Southern Mississippi may have seen its baseball season come to an end, but baseball isn’t over for a host of returning Golden Eagles. Eighteen players have caught on with various “wooden bat” collegiate leagues across the country, ranging from New England to North Carolina to Texas. The following is a list of the players and the leagues and teams they have joined for the summer: Catcher Brant Bowen, pitcher Houston Case and outfielder Gabe Mo...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi may have seen its baseball season come to an end, but baseball isn’t over for a host of returning Golden Eagles. Eighteen players have caught on with various “wooden bat” collegiate leagues across the country, ranging from New England to North Carolina to Texas. The following is a list of the players and the leagues and teams they have joined for the summer: Catcher Brant Bowen, pitcher Houston Case and outfielder Gabe Mo...More >>
  • Laurel-area residents host celebration for retiring councilman Jones

    Laurel-area residents host celebration for retiring councilman Jones

    Saturday, June 24 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-06-24 22:41:59 GMT
    A celebration was held Saturday in honor of retiring Laurel city councilman Manuel Jones. Photo credit WDAM.A celebration was held Saturday in honor of retiring Laurel city councilman Manuel Jones. Photo credit WDAM.

    Laurel-area residents Saturday afternoon said thank you to a longtime city councilman who's retiring.  

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    Laurel-area residents Saturday afternoon said thank you to a longtime city councilman who's retiring.  

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  • Floods close roads in Jones County

    Floods close roads in Jones County

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:15:15 GMT
    Avoid flood water while driving. Photo Credit WDAM.Avoid flood water while driving. Photo Credit WDAM.

    A number of roads in Jones County have been closed due to flooding, and the situation could rapidly change warns the Jones County Emergency Operations Center.  Bernis Hill Rd., Sumrall Bridge Rd., Old Highway 15 South, George Boutwell Rd., Township Td., Jenkins Rd. 100 Block, Hoskins Creek Rd., Phillips Rd. West and Old Sandersville Rd. are all closed, according to a press release from Deputy Director Rodney Parker. The floods are rapidly changing and this list is subject to er...

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    A number of roads in Jones County have been closed due to flooding, and the situation could rapidly change warns the Jones County Emergency Operations Center.  Bernis Hill Rd., Sumrall Bridge Rd., Old Highway 15 South, George Boutwell Rd., Township Td., Jenkins Rd. 100 Block, Hoskins Creek Rd., Phillips Rd. West and Old Sandersville Rd. are all closed, according to a press release from Deputy Director Rodney Parker. The floods are rapidly changing and this list is subject to er...

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  • Arrest made in Petal church burglary

    Arrest made in Petal church burglary

    Saturday, June 24 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-06-24 17:11:40 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    A Petal man has been arrested after a burglary at Petal Harvey Baptist Church. 

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    A Petal man has been arrested after a burglary at Petal Harvey Baptist Church. 

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  • Resident finds KKK recruitment pamphlet in Purvis

    Resident finds KKK recruitment pamphlet in Purvis

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-06-24 16:57:33 GMT
    Source: Lea Campbell/ FacebookSource: Lea Campbell/ Facebook

    A friend of the resident reached out to the President of the Mississippi Rising Coalition Lea Campbell. Campbell, who founded the anti-racism organization based on the coast, said she has encountered KKK fliers more than once over the past year.

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    A friend of the resident reached out to the President of the Mississippi Rising Coalition Lea Campbell. Campbell, who founded the anti-racism organization based on the coast, said she has encountered KKK fliers more than once over the past year.

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  • Hattiesburg police discuss rash of armed robberies

    Hattiesburg police discuss rash of armed robberies

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:31 AM EDT2017-06-23 12:31:58 GMT
    Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police DepartmentPhoto Source: Hattiesburg Police Department

    The Hattiesburg Police Department held a press conference Thursday to discuss the recent rash of armed robberies in throughout the city.

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department held a press conference Thursday to discuss the recent rash of armed robberies in throughout the city.

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  • Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-06-25 05:51:56 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 4:33 AM EDT2017-06-26 08:33:14 GMT
    A teen dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a moving gondola ride was saved by a man and his daughter at a New York amusement park. (Source: Fitsha Cirby/CNN)A teen dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a moving gondola ride was saved by a man and his daughter at a New York amusement park. (Source: Fitsha Cirby/CNN)

    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

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    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

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  • SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

    SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-06-25 15:52:28 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 4:32 AM EDT2017-06-26 08:32:47 GMT

    SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

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    SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

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  • Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

    Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-06-26 07:02:42 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-06-26 08:03:20 GMT

    So far, five Republican senators are expressing opposition to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law, as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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    So far, five Republican senators are expressing opposition to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law, as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Sunday, June 25 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-06-25 11:52:08 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 3:05 AM EDT2017-06-26 07:05:22 GMT

    Lower federal courts have so far agreed with opponents of the travel ban, who argue it targets Muslims in violation of federal law and the Constitution and stems from Trump's campaign pledge to halt the entry of all Muslims into the U.S.

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    Lower federal courts have so far agreed with opponents of the travel ban, who argue it targets Muslims in violation of federal law and the Constitution and stems from Trump's campaign pledge to halt the entry of all Muslims into the U.S.

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  • Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

    Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-06-25 05:01:55 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 2:26 AM EDT2017-06-26 06:26:37 GMT

    A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.

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    A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.

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  • Store owner sentenced to 8 years for killing shoplifter

    Store owner sentenced to 8 years for killing shoplifter

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-06-26 05:07:40 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-06-26 05:07:40 GMT

    The man’s attorney asked for a shorter sentence because his client was distraught over a previous incident in which his wife was injured by a robber.

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    The man’s attorney asked for a shorter sentence because his client was distraught over a previous incident in which his wife was injured by a robber.

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  • California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

    California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

    Saturday, June 24 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-06-24 19:01:40 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:54:02 GMT

    A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.

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    A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.

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  • Deputies: Mom left toddlers in hot car as punishment

    Deputies: Mom left toddlers in hot car as punishment

    Sunday, June 25 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-06-25 06:07:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-06-25 06:07:57 GMT

    The children died after their mother left them inside a hot car to teach them a lesson, deputies say.

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    The children died after their mother left them inside a hot car to teach them a lesson, deputies say.

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  • Wayne County's Dylan Snypes pursues MLB career

    Wayne County's Dylan Snypes pursues MLB career

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:56:49 GMT
    Wayne County grad Dylan Snypes (7) was selected by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WTOKWayne County grad Dylan Snypes (7) was selected by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WTOK

    "He had skills that not everybody possesses," said former Wayne County head baseball coach Michael Gavin. "And the biggest thing was his work ethic. I never had a kid that would work as hard as he do." Gavin saw the potential in Dylan Snypes back when he donned a War Eagle uniform.

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    "He had skills that not everybody possesses," said former Wayne County head baseball coach Michael Gavin. "And the biggest thing was his work ethic. I never had a kid that would work as hard as he do." Gavin saw the potential in Dylan Snypes back when he donned a War Eagle uniform.

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  • SILVER ALERT: Authorities searching for missing Jasper County man

    SILVER ALERT: Authorities searching for missing Jasper County man

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:15:42 GMT
    Calvin V. Herrington Jr. Photo from Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. FacebookCalvin V. Herrington Jr. Photo from Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. Facebook

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department needs help locating a missing 82-year-old man.  Calvin V. Herrington Jr. is a white male, 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes, according to a post from the Jasper County Sheriff's Department Facebook page.  Herrington is believed to be in a white Chevrolet Silverado with license plate number 1AJ016, according to the post.  Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi If you...

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department needs help locating a missing 82-year-old man.  Calvin V. Herrington Jr. is a white male, 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes, according to a post from the Jasper County Sheriff's Department Facebook page.  Herrington is believed to be in a white Chevrolet Silverado with license plate number 1AJ016, according to the post.  Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi If you...

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  • Wil Lutz looks for consistency in second year with Saints

    Wil Lutz looks for consistency in second year with Saints

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-06-26 03:46:44 GMT
    Saints kicker Wil Lutz practices during their 2017 mini-camp.Saints kicker Wil Lutz practices during their 2017 mini-camp.

    With an eventful rookie year under his belt, Saints kicker Wil Lutz hopes for consistency in his sophomore campaign in New Orleans. 

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    With an eventful rookie year under his belt, Saints kicker Wil Lutz hopes for consistency in his sophomore campaign in New Orleans. 

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