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  • NWS confirms tornado touched down in Covington Co.

    NWS confirms tornado touched down in Covington Co.

    Monday, January 22 2018 2:27 PM EST2018-01-22 19:27:07 GMT
    A preliminary report from the National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down in Covington County . (Photo source: WDAM)A preliminary report from the National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down in Covington County . (Photo source: WDAM)

    A preliminary report from the National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down in Covington County on Monday morning as a strong line of storms moved through the Pine Belt.

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    A preliminary report from the National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down in Covington County on Monday morning as a strong line of storms moved through the Pine Belt.

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  • Search underway for woman who fell overboard Carnival Triumph

    Search underway for woman who fell overboard Carnival Triumph

    (Source: Bernel Davis/WVUE)(Source: Bernel Davis/WVUE)

    A search-and-rescue operation is underway after a woman fell off the Carnival Triumph into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday night.  

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    A search-and-rescue operation is underway after a woman fell off the Carnival Triumph into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday night.  

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  • Missing Jasper Co. teen found safe in AL

    Missing Jasper Co. teen found safe in AL

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-01-22 18:30:52 GMT
    Kaydence O. Johnson (Photo Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Department)Kaydence O. Johnson (Photo Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Department)

    A 13-year-old girl who was reported missing in Jasper County has been found safe in Alabama, according to Sheriff Randy Johnson.

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    A 13-year-old girl who was reported missing in Jasper County has been found safe in Alabama, according to Sheriff Randy Johnson.

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  • Flu kills 2-year-old MS girl

    Flu kills 2-year-old MS girl

    Monday, January 22 2018 3:00 PM EST2018-01-22 20:00:08 GMT

    Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict confirms a 2-year-old girl died at Forrest General Hospital over the weekend due to complications from the flu. Benedict said the child is from Sumrall.

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    Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict confirms a 2-year-old girl died at Forrest General Hospital over the weekend due to complications from the flu. Benedict said the child is from Sumrall.

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  • Lamar County family back home one year later

    Lamar County family back home one year later

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:43 PM EST2018-01-22 02:43:54 GMT

    On Sullivan Kilrain Road in Lamar County, you'll find the Baggett home. These days, the torn earth here isn't just a sign of a foundation for a new home, it represents the future and hope. If you look closely, painful reminders of the past linger, with pieces of their old property still hanging from their tree. "Things that you would have never thought of is gone," Melissa Baggett said. One year ago today, an EF3  tornado shredded the home Melissa Baggett shared with ...

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    On Sullivan Kilrain Road in Lamar County, you'll find the Baggett home. These days, the torn earth here isn't just a sign of a foundation for a new home, it represents the future and hope. If you look closely, painful reminders of the past linger, with pieces of their old property still hanging from their tree. "Things that you would have never thought of is gone," Melissa Baggett said. One year ago today, an EF3  tornado shredded the home Melissa Baggett shared with ...

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  • "I can't tear it down": Rebuilding on Edwards Street

    "I can't tear it down": Rebuilding on Edwards Street

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:07 PM EST2018-01-21 20:07:13 GMT
    House on Edwards Street in 2017 tornado. Photo Source: Ryan Moore (WDAM News Reporter)House on Edwards Street in 2017 tornado. Photo Source: Ryan Moore (WDAM News Reporter)

    When the January 21, 2017 tornado swept through the Pine Belt, it set its sights on Edwards Street, which was one of the hardest hit areas.

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    When the January 21, 2017 tornado swept through the Pine Belt, it set its sights on Edwards Street, which was one of the hardest hit areas.

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  • William Carey: one year later

    William Carey: one year later

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:42 AM EST2018-01-22 06:42:58 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Since the EF-3 tornado landed last year, William Carey University has spent the entire year working to rebuild their campus. “The feeling that we couldn't recover was pretty widespread but they didn't know our students, faculty and employees and our determination,” says President Dr. Tommy King. William Carey came from destruction to full restoration. Sophomore Cassidy Monk says, “The lord has just delivered us from such a tragic event..."

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    Since the EF-3 tornado landed last year, William Carey University has spent the entire year working to rebuild their campus. “The feeling that we couldn't recover was pretty widespread but they didn't know our students, faculty and employees and our determination,” says President Dr. Tommy King. William Carey came from destruction to full restoration. Sophomore Cassidy Monk says, “The lord has just delivered us from such a tragic event..."

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  • "Blessing in disguise": Churches join together after the tornado

    "Blessing in disguise": Churches join together after the tornado

    Sunday, January 21 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-01-22 04:15:22 GMT

    Christian Tabernacle of the Apostolic Faith was one of many buildings destroyed in the EF-3 tornado that tore through the Pine Belt on January 21, 2017.  

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    Christian Tabernacle of the Apostolic Faith was one of many buildings destroyed in the EF-3 tornado that tore through the Pine Belt on January 21, 2017.  

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  • Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

    Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-19 18:15:47 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-01-20 05:40:08 GMT

    There's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement.

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    There's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement.

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  • With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

    With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-01-21 17:31:46 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-01-22 15:41:17 GMT
    Some small towns struggle to keep schools open in the face of dropping enrollment, rising costs and tightening budgets.More >>
    Some small towns struggle to keep schools open in the face of dropping enrollment, rising costs and tightening budgets.More >>
  • 'I sold your soul to the devil': Man cuts girlfriend in 'satanic ritual'

    'I sold your soul to the devil': Man cuts girlfriend in 'satanic ritual'

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-22 06:24:25 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-22 06:24:25 GMT

    The victim sustained cuts from a razor blade to her palm and calf.

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    The victim sustained cuts from a razor blade to her palm and calf.

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  • Taylor Gautreaux, William Carey soccer rise above adversity

    Taylor Gautreaux, William Carey soccer rise above adversity

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:51 AM EST2018-01-22 05:51:05 GMT
    William Carey sophomore soccer player Taylor Gautreaux. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey sophomore soccer player Taylor Gautreaux. Courtesy: WDAM

    The campus of William Carey was calm as the clock struck midnight and the date turned to January 21, 2017. Then-freshman soccer player Taylor Gautreaux turned in at about 1 a.m. She would be awoken two hours later to the sounds of a violent tornado just outside her dorm room wall.

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    The campus of William Carey was calm as the clock struck midnight and the date turned to January 21, 2017. Then-freshman soccer player Taylor Gautreaux turned in at about 1 a.m. She would be awoken two hours later to the sounds of a violent tornado just outside her dorm room wall.

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  • Campers in South Mississippi feel the impact of the government shutdown

    Campers in South Mississippi feel the impact of the government shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-01-21 01:44:16 GMT
    A man tries to pack up his RV before Gulf Islands National Park closes (Source: WLOX)A man tries to pack up his RV before Gulf Islands National Park closes (Source: WLOX)

    For more than 50 campers in Gulf Islands National Seashore, the morning began a blunt message that they were being forced from their campsites.

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    For more than 50 campers in Gulf Islands National Seashore, the morning began a blunt message that they were being forced from their campsites.

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  • Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-01-21 14:51:21 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-01-22 18:23:47 GMT

    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

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    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

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  • Co-worker reflects on time working alongside "The Snake Man"

    Co-worker reflects on time working alongside "The Snake Man"

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-01-21 14:57:16 GMT
    Percy King.....Source: FacebookPercy King.....Source: Facebook

    Bennett described King as an outgoing person that liked to see his coworkers happy and said he always came through when his family went through difficult times.

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    Bennett described King as an outgoing person that liked to see his coworkers happy and said he always came through when his family went through difficult times.

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  • Man admits to dumping wife's body in river after she 'vanished' during Graceland trip

    Man admits to dumping wife's body in river after she 'vanished' during Graceland trip

    Monday, January 22 2018 10:05 AM EST2018-01-22 15:05:15 GMT
    Bobby Snider (Source: family)Bobby Snider (Source: family)

    The Ohio man who said his wife died during a trip to Graceland now said he dumped her body in the Tennessee river.

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    The Ohio man who said his wife died during a trip to Graceland now said he dumped her body in the Tennessee river.

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  • USPS: Price of stamps set to increase Sunday

    USPS: Price of stamps set to increase Sunday

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-01-19 18:37:04 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-01-19 18:37:04 GMT

    The United States Postal Service announced in October 2017 that a pricing change would take effect on Jan. 21.

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    The United States Postal Service announced in October 2017 that a pricing change would take effect on Jan. 21.

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  • Remembering Simona, one year later

    Remembering Simona, one year later

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-01-21 20:06:24 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM

    What was once his home, at the corner of Nellwood and Crestwood in Hattiesburg, is now nothing but a slab of concrete and a pile of bricks after last year's EF3 tornado ripped through his Woodhaven Lake Estates neighborhood.

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    What was once his home, at the corner of Nellwood and Crestwood in Hattiesburg, is now nothing but a slab of concrete and a pile of bricks after last year's EF3 tornado ripped through his Woodhaven Lake Estates neighborhood.

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  • Pine Belt reflects on loss, recovery one year after deadly tornado

    Pine Belt reflects on loss, recovery one year after deadly tornado

    Sunday, January 21 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-01-21 21:24:07 GMT

    One year ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, an EF-3 tornado struck the Pine Belt and left a trail of destruction through Petal and Hattiesburg, killing four people and leaving dozens homeless.

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    One year ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, an EF-3 tornado struck the Pine Belt and left a trail of destruction through Petal and Hattiesburg, killing four people and leaving dozens homeless.

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