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Luke Smith is a digital content producer for WDAM 7.
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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
President of Jones County supervisors charged with embezzlement, fraud
The President of the Jones County Board of Supervisors was arrested and charged with embezzlement and fraud on Tuesday.
Kendall Green and
Published October 30, 2018 at 5:12 PM
Convictions of Charles, Linda Bolton upheld in US Court of Appeals
The convictions and sentences of Charles and Linda Bolton were affirmed on Tuesday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Published October 26, 2018 at 3:25 PM
City of Hattiesburg releases paving schedule
The City of Hattiesburg announced additional paving projects for fall 2018 on Wednesday.
Published October 24, 2018 at 3:21 PM
Woman wanted in Laurel shooting in custody
The suspect accused of shooting a man and woman Monday night in Laurel is now in custody.
Published October 23, 2018 at 1:37 PM
Hattiesburg police respond to armed robbery
Hattiesburg police responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on Wednesday morning.
Published October 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Hattiesburg police searching for armed robbery suspect
Hattiesburg police are searching for a man wanted for armed robbery.
Published October 17, 2018 at 4:11 PM
Charges in 2014 Marion County murder upheld
A man convicted of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death a Marion County man had his conviction affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
Published October 17, 2018 at 3:52 PM
6th person charged in connection to Dabbs St. shooting
Hattiesburg police charged a Hub City woman on Tuesday in connection to a Dabbs Street shooting that injured three people.
Published October 16, 2018 at 5:28 PM
2 juveniles arrested after car theft in Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg police arrested two juveniles in connection to a car theft on Tuesday.
Published October 16, 2018 at 4:57 PM
HPD, HFD taking applications for new recruits
If you’ve ever wanted to have a career protecting the Hub City, now is your chance.
Published October 16, 2018 at 3:16 PM
Man charged with murder in Hattiesburg stabbing
Hattiesburg police charged a man with first-degree murder on Thursday after a deadly stabbing over the weekend.
Published October 11, 2018 at 2:25 PM
One Tank Trip: Louisiana swamp tour
WDAM hit the road again for our final installment in our One Tank Trip Series, this time traveling to Slidell, Louisiana to tour the Honey Island Cypress Swamp.
Published October 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM
Mississippi Power sends storm team to Florida ahead of hurricane
Mississippi Power sent its storm team to Florida on Tuesday to help restore power after Hurricane Michael hits.
Published October 9, 2018 at 4:03 PM
Southern Pine sending 19 to Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael
Southern Pine Electric will send 19 employees to the Florida panhandle on Thursday morning to help with recovery efforts as Hurricane Michael approaches.
Published October 9, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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