Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Nearly three dozen national news organizations have joined with WDAM-TV in the televisions station's appeal to the Mississippi State Supreme Court seeking the right to broadcast video tape which allegedly shows abuse of juvenile inmates in the Forrest County Detention Center.
The station filed the emergency petition in the second week of January asking the high court to lift a youth court injunction prohibiting the station from showing the tapes.
Youth court judge Mike McPhail ruled WDAM failed to provide evidence of a need to show the video. WDAM's attorneys argue the order is an unconstitutional prior restraint on the station's ability to publish truthful information of public significance.
The following organizations are seeking permission to file a friend of the court brief...
Mississippi Association of Broadcasters
Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, Inc.
Mississippi Press Association
Advance Publications, Inc.
A.H. Belo Corporation
Allbritton Communications Company
ALM Media, LLC
Atlantic Media Company
Cable News Network, Inc.
CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Dow Jones & Co., Inc.
E.W. Scripps Company
Gannett Co., Inc.
Harman Newsweek LLC
Home Box Office, Inc.
LIN Television Corporation
Media General, Inc.
NBC Universal, Inc.
New York Times Company
The Radio Television Digital News Association
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
The Society of Professional Journalists
The Washington Post
The state supreme court has given the Forrest County Youth Court until January 25 to respond to the emergency petition.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>