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    Katrina Untold: "We needed ice" - Billy Mcgee

    Katrina Untold: "We needed ice" - Billy Mcgee

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 11:24 AM EDT2015-08-19 15:24:10 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:10:32 GMT
    Sheriff Billy Mcgee opens up about the federal investigation against him after he stole a FEMA ice truck.Sheriff Billy Mcgee opens up about the federal investigation against him after he stole a FEMA ice truck.
    Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee’s “Ice Truck” story has only been legend since it happened in 2005. The sheriff not only refused to publicly discuss it with local media outlets, but national outlets as well. For the first time since the storm, Sheriff McGee shares the story in his own words on-the-record.More >>
    Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee’s “Ice Truck” story has only been legend since it happened in 2005. The sheriff not only refused to publicly discuss it with local media outlets, but national outlets as well. For the first time since the storm, Sheriff McGee shares the story in his own words on-the-record.More >>
  • Katrina Untold: Through the Governor's eyes

    Katrina Untold: Through the Governor's eyes

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 9:16 AM EDT2015-08-19 13:16:04 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:10:32 GMT
    It's a scene ten years can simply not erase. "I don't think any of us were prepared for this," said former Governor Haley Barbour.  "We were confronted with what we had thought was unimaginable and now it had become reality."More >>
    It's a scene ten years can simply not erase. "I don't think any of us were prepared for this," said former Governor Haley Barbour.  "We were confronted with what we had thought was unimaginable and now it had become reality."More >>
  • Katrina Untold: Disaster Do Us Part

    Katrina Untold: Disaster Do Us Part

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-08-19 16:06:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 12:50 PM EDT2015-08-25 16:50:59 GMT
    Jennifer and Todd Jackson held their wedding days after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.Jennifer and Todd Jackson held their wedding days after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.
    “Everyone has a Katrina story. Ours happens to be our wedding story, but everyone has their Katrina story,” said Jennifer Jackson while recounting the events that led up to her wedding.More >>
    “Everyone has a Katrina story. Ours happens to be our wedding story, but everyone has their Katrina story,” said Jennifer Jackson while recounting the events that led up to her wedding.More >>
  • Katrina Untold: Home Sweet Hurricane Shelter

    Katrina Untold: Home Sweet Hurricane Shelter

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 10:33 AM EDT2015-08-19 14:33:11 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-08-25 16:26:39 GMT
    The home Kim LeDuff still owns that provides shelter to her family during Hurricane Season.The home Kim LeDuff still owns that provides shelter to her family during Hurricane Season.
    This house may seem like any other in the Chapel Hill Subdivision in Lamar County.  According to the owner, Kim LeDuff, this home holds a story of her family's survival and refuge. "I always joke that I moved to Mississippi to be closer to family, because I am originally from New Orleans, but I had no idea my entire family would move in with me," said LeDuff.In 2005,Kim began her new position as a broadcast journalism professor at the University of Souther...More >>
    This house may seem like any other in the Chapel Hill Subdivision in Lamar County.  According to the owner, Kim LeDuff, this home holds a story of her family's survival and refuge. "I always joke that I moved to Mississippi to be closer to family, because I am originally from New Orleans, but I had no idea my entire family would move in with me," said LeDuff.In 2005,Kim began her new position as a broadcast journalism professor at the University of Souther...More >>
  • Katrina Untold: Randy Swan, In His Own Words

    Katrina Untold: Randy Swan, In His Own Words

    Friday, August 21 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-08-21 15:55:41 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:10:32 GMT
    Randy Swan recalls an emotional reaction on the desk during Katrina coverage.Randy Swan recalls an emotional reaction on the desk during Katrina coverage.
    The stakes were high. Emotions were even higher.More >>
    The stakes were high. Emotions were even higher.More >>
  • Katrina Untold: Robin Roberts, In Her Own Words

    Katrina Untold: Robin Roberts, In Her Own Words

    Sunday, August 23 2015 10:08 PM EDT2015-08-24 02:08:28 GMT
    Tuesday, January 30 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-30 20:43:32 GMT
    Robin Roberts talks about the resilience of South Missisisppians following Hurricane KatrinaRobin Roberts talks about the resilience of South Missisisppians following Hurricane Katrina
    For decades Robin Roberts has been a Staple on American television. She began her television career at WDAM.More >>
    For decades Robin Roberts has been a Staple on American television. She began her television career at WDAM.More >>
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  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:26:44 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    USM ready for C-USA tournament play

  • USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:14:55 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

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    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

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