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Luke Smith is a digital content producer for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Luke
Candidate for Forrest County Sheriff suspends campaign
A candidate running for Forrest County sheriff announced on Facebook that he has suspended his campaign.
Published March 7, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Appeals court affirms conviction, sentence of Joanie Calloway
The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence of a woman charged in connection to the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers in 2015.
Published March 6, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Hope Thomley pleads guilty in pharmacy fraud scheme
A Lamar County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday for her role in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme.
Published February 20, 2019 at 4:25 PM
Newspaper editor removed from USM journalism Hall of Fame after calling for KKK violence
The University of Southern Mississippi School of Communication has removed an Alabama newspaper editor from its Hall of Fame after he published an editorial calling for violence and the return of the Ku Klux Klan.
Published February 19, 2019 at 3:13 PM
Officials give all clear at USM campus; escaped inmates still on the run
USM has lifted the order to shelter in place but urges students to use caution as the search continues for two state inmates who escaped from the Forrest County Jail.
Luke Smith and
Published February 16, 2019 at 3:20 PM
California man sentenced for role in Jones Co. drug conspiracy
A California man was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to traffic heroin in Jones County.
Published February 6, 2019 at 4:52 PM
UPDATE: Man killed in Hattiesburg shooting identified
The victim of a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Hattiesburg has died from his injuries.
Published February 6, 2019 at 2:55 PM
Missing Greene Co. teen believed to be with boyfriend, 20
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for a missing teenager who is believed to be with a 20-year-old Hattiesburg man.
Published January 2, 2019 at 4:21 PM
Club altercation leads to Hattiesburg shooting
Hattiesburg police charged a man in a shooting that left two people injured early Tuesday morning.
Published January 1, 2019 at 4:07 PM
Airman surprises family for Christmas
A Mississippi family’s Christmas was extra-special this year after the return of a beloved older brother.
Published December 25, 2018 at 7:35 PM
Four arrested in Hattiesburg traffic stop
Hattiesburg police arrested four people during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.
Published December 19, 2018 at 5:18 PM
Victim identified in deadly Hattiesburg stabbing
The victim of a Wednesday afternoon stabbing has died from his injuries.
Published November 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Hattiesburg Tourism Commission reaches settlement with State Auditor’s office
The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission announced Thursday it has reached a settlement with State Auditor Shad White’s office regarding improper payroll payments from 2008 to 2013.
Published November 15, 2018 at 3:49 PM
Cause of death revealed in Hattiesburg murder
The Forrest County Coroner released the cause of death of 19-year-old Jack Eagan Kelly on Wednesday.
Published November 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Perry County traffic stop leads to arrest of Florida fugitive
A Perry County traffic stop led to the arrest of a man wanted in Florida for molestation.
Published November 13, 2018 at 9:16 PM
Bond set for 3 charged in Hattiesburg homicide investigation
Bond was set Monday for the three men charged in connection to the death of 19-year-old Jack Eagan Kelly.
Chris Thies and
Published November 11, 2018 at 2:33 PM
Runoff will decide Senate special election in Mississippi
No candidate received a majority of the vote in Tuesday’s special election to determine who will fill the remainder of Sen. Thad Cochran's term in the U.S. Senate.
Published November 6, 2018 at 10:25 PM
AP: Michael Guest winner in 3rd Congressional District
Republican Michael Guest will be the new face in Washington D.C. to represent Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District.
Published November 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Man charged with murder of Forrest County woman
A man has been charged with murder in the death of a Forrest County woman.
Charles Herrington and
Published November 2, 2018 at 11:09 PM
Sentence of Jones County man upheld in deadly crash
The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the sentence of a Jones County man convicted in a deadly 2015 crash on Tuesday.
Published October 30, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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