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  • 1 dead after single-car crash on Hwy. 49 near Brooklyn

    1 dead after single-car crash on Hwy. 49 near Brooklyn

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:24:43 GMT

    One person is dead following a crash Sunday evening in Forrest County.

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    One person is dead following a crash Sunday evening in Forrest County.

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  • Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton makes superhuman catch

    Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton makes superhuman catch

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:29:24 GMT
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: MLBBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: MLB
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: MLBBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: MLB
    Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton put on a show in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Taylorsville native tracked down a line drive to center, dove horizontal to make an unbelievable catch on the warning track. ARE YOU KIDDING, @BillyHamilton?!? pic.twitter.com/zITYmTEmZA — MLB (@MLB) June 17, 2018 Hamilton covered 77 feet at 30.6 feet per second and had just a two percent probability of making the catch, according to MLB Statcast. The sixth-year big-leaguer a...More >>
    Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton put on a show in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Taylorsville native tracked down a line drive to center, dove horizontal to make an unbelievable catch on the warning track. ARE YOU KIDDING, @BillyHamilton?!? pic.twitter.com/zITYmTEmZA — MLB (@MLB) June 17, 2018 Hamilton covered 77 feet at 30.6 feet per second and had just a two percent probability of making the catch, according to MLB Statcast. The sixth-year big-leaguer a...More >>
  • Federal lawsuit filed against General Dynamics

    Federal lawsuit filed against General Dynamics

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:35:04 GMT
    (Photo source: Raycom News Network)(Photo source: Raycom News Network)
    (Photo source: Raycom News Network)(Photo source: Raycom News Network)

    A federal lawsuit has been filed against General Dynamics Information Technology, claiming past and present employees at its Hattiesburg call center were underpaid, misclassified and faced racial discrimination.

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    A federal lawsuit has been filed against General Dynamics Information Technology, claiming past and present employees at its Hattiesburg call center were underpaid, misclassified and faced racial discrimination.

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  • Mississippi Royalty the first professional female football team in state

    Mississippi Royalty the first professional female football team in state

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:49:57 GMT
    Mississippi Royalty. Courtesy: WDAMMississippi Royalty. Courtesy: WDAM

    Shoulder pads and helmets, loud sidelines and, of course, tackling. Saturday had all the signs of a fall Friday night in the Pine Belt – the only difference was the all-female cast that took to San Antonio Field in Hattiesburg. It was the Mississippi Royalty, representing as the state’s first female football team in the Women’s Football Alliance. “Mississippi Royalty? We’re about head-knocking and highlight-making..."

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    Shoulder pads and helmets, loud sidelines and, of course, tackling. Saturday had all the signs of a fall Friday night in the Pine Belt – the only difference was the all-female cast that took to San Antonio Field in Hattiesburg. It was the Mississippi Royalty, representing as the state’s first female football team in the Women’s Football Alliance. “Mississippi Royalty? We’re about head-knocking and highlight-making..."

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  • Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious

    Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-06-17 13:56:56 GMT
    Jordan McClain, 20, is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Source: Ocean Springs Police Dept)Jordan McClain, 20, is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Source: Ocean Springs Police Dept)

    A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he drove to Alabama and picked up five underage girls in foster care.

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    A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he drove to Alabama and picked up five underage girls in foster care.

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  • 'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

    'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:19:06 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:21:12 GMT
    (Mike Dickie/The Daily Telegram via AP). In this Oct. 2012 photo, Stephanie Jass of Tecumseh, Mich., poses at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. The former "Jeopardy!" winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers' email accounts at a small ...(Mike Dickie/The Daily Telegram via AP). In this Oct. 2012 photo, Stephanie Jass of Tecumseh, Mich., poses at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. The former "Jeopardy!" winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers' email accounts at a small ...
    A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.More >>
    A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.More >>
  • 'Better Together': Kids propose Blue Bell flavor name change, get positive response

    'Better Together': Kids propose Blue Bell flavor name change, get positive response

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-06-17 00:36:32 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-06-17 00:36:32 GMT
    A spokeswoman said the company was “amazed” and “impressed” by the thoughtfulness of the idea. (Source: Blue Bell)A spokeswoman said the company was “amazed” and “impressed” by the thoughtfulness of the idea. (Source: Blue Bell)

    A spokeswoman said the company was “amazed” and “impressed” by the thoughtfulness of the idea.

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    A spokeswoman said the company was “amazed” and “impressed” by the thoughtfulness of the idea.

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  • Boy knocks over $132K statue; parents told to pay up

    Boy knocks over $132K statue; parents told to pay up

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-06-17 05:05:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-06-17 05:05:50 GMT
    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children. (Source: City of Overland Park/KSHB/CNN)An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children. (Source: City of Overland Park/KSHB/CNN)

    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children.

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    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children.

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    Body recovered at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Body recovered at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:03:51 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. Law enforcement officers tells us he is one of two man who fell from a boat near the Breakers Sunday night.

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    A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. Law enforcement officers tells us he is one of two man who fell from a boat near the Breakers Sunday night.

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    One charged in Wayne County murder

    One charged in Wayne County murder

    Monday, October 24 2016 11:42 AM EDT2016-10-24 15:42:28 GMT
    One person has been charged with murder in Waynesboro. Source: RNNOne person has been charged with murder in Waynesboro. Source: RNN

    A 23-year-old has been charged in connection to a weekend murder in Wayne County.  

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    A 23-year-old has been charged in connection to a weekend murder in Wayne County.  

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  • Former MS teacher accused of running away with student now in custody

    Former MS teacher accused of running away with student now in custody

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:29:08 GMT
    Nicole Jackson (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)Nicole Jackson (Photo source: Hattiesburg Police Department)

    The former Forrest County school teacher who was at the center of an investigation involving a missing teen has turned herself in to the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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    The former Forrest County school teacher who was at the center of an investigation involving a missing teen has turned herself in to the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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  • Firefighters smash car windows to run hose to hydrant

    Firefighters smash car windows to run hose to hydrant

    Friday, June 15 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-15 15:21:32 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-15 15:21:32 GMT
    “This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,” the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters said. (Source: Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters/Facebook)“This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,” the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters said. (Source: Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters/Facebook)
    “This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,” the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters said. (Source: Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters/Facebook)“This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,” the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters said. (Source: Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters/Facebook)

    “This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,” the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters said.

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    “This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,” the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters said.

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  • Man fires shots at HPD officers, still on the run

    Man fires shots at HPD officers, still on the run

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:31:36 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department needs the public's help in locating a suspect in a Saturday shooting. (Photo Source: HPD)The Hattiesburg Police Department needs the public's help in locating a suspect in a Saturday shooting. (Photo Source: HPD)
    The Hattiesburg Police Department needs the public's help in locating a suspect in a Saturday shooting. (Photo Source: HPD)The Hattiesburg Police Department needs the public's help in locating a suspect in a Saturday shooting. (Photo Source: HPD)
    The Hattiesburg Police Department is seeking the public's help after a shooting on June 16. Just after midnight, an officer encountered an unknown black male near the intersection of S. 28th Ave. and McInnis Loop. According to authorities, when the officer exited his vehicle the suspect fled the scene while firing shots at the policeman.  The shooter arrived at the 2400 block of McInnis Loop where he ran to the back of Greenbriar Apartments only to begin firing shots a...More >>
    The Hattiesburg Police Department is seeking the public's help after a shooting on June 16. Just after midnight, an officer encountered an unknown black male near the intersection of S. 28th Ave. and McInnis Loop. According to authorities, when the officer exited his vehicle the suspect fled the scene while firing shots at the policeman.  The shooter arrived at the 2400 block of McInnis Loop where he ran to the back of Greenbriar Apartments only to begin firing shots a...More >>
  • Fire official gives safety tips for trash burning this summer

    Fire official gives safety tips for trash burning this summer

    Fire official gives safety tips for trash burning this summer

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:23:31 GMT
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    While we are seeing a pretty good amount of daily showers, but dryer days could be ahead. 

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    While we are seeing a pretty good amount of daily showers, but dryer days could be ahead. 

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  • Wayne County authorities investigating Friday night homicide

    Wayne County authorities investigating Friday night homicide

    Saturday, October 22 2016 9:15 PM EDT2016-10-23 01:15:50 GMT
    Source: RNNSource: RNN

    Wayne County authorities are investigating a homicide that happened in Waynesboro Friday night. 

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    Wayne County authorities are investigating a homicide that happened in Waynesboro Friday night. 

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  • Through the Eyes of a Burglar

    Through the Eyes of a Burglar

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-06-05 16:26:44 GMT

    There were an estimated 1,515,096 burglaries at homes across the country last year.  According to the FBI, 23,354 of those were in Mississippi. 

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    There were an estimated 1,515,096 burglaries at homes across the country last year.  According to the FBI, 23,354 of those were in Mississippi. 

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  • Man pleads guilty to supplying heroin to the Pine Belt

    Man pleads guilty to supplying heroin to the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-06-05 16:27:06 GMT
    Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    A California man pled guilty in federal court for his role in a plan to sell heroin in the Pine Belt, after agents found more than 900 grams of heroin at a Soso home. Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and DEA Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam. According to a press release, the investigation into Ruiz started after D...

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    A California man pled guilty in federal court for his role in a plan to sell heroin in the Pine Belt, after agents found more than 900 grams of heroin at a Soso home. Vincente Manuel Ruiz, 37, of Modesto, California, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and DEA Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam. According to a press release, the investigation into Ruiz started after D...

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  • Woman charged with kidnapping friend's child after domestic incident

    Woman charged with kidnapping friend's child after domestic incident

    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:27:26 GMT
    Simmons is charged with kidnapping and is currently awaiting her initial appearance Source: JPDSimmons is charged with kidnapping and is currently awaiting her initial appearance Source: JPD

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation canceled the Amber Alert after 6-year-old Samiyah Terese Gaines was located safely. The suspect, 24-year-old Jasmine Simmons, has been taken into custody.

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation canceled the Amber Alert after 6-year-old Samiyah Terese Gaines was located safely. The suspect, 24-year-old Jasmine Simmons, has been taken into custody.

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  • Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

    Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:48:39 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:22:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Law enforcement officials investigate around the scene of a shooting in a parking lot behind a dentist's office, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Westminster, Colo.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Law enforcement officials investigate around the scene of a shooting in a parking lot behind a dentist's office, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Westminster, Colo.

    Police believe road rage led a 23-year-old man to shoot four people outside a suburban Denver dental office, killing a boy.

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    Police believe road rage led a 23-year-old man to shoot four people outside a suburban Denver dental office, killing a boy.

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