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  • LIST: Winter weather closings and delays in the Pine Belt

    LIST: Winter weather closings and delays in the Pine Belt

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-01-18 03:48:23 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    Several schools, school districts, city's, and businesses in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes due to winter weather creating dangerous driving conditions.

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    Several schools, school districts, city's, and businesses in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes due to winter weather creating dangerous driving conditions.

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  • Wheelchair-bound elderly man found dead in house with no heat

    Wheelchair-bound elderly man found dead in house with no heat

    Paul Maker, 84 (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)Paul Maker, 84 (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An 84-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night in a house with no working heat.

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    An 84-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night in a house with no working heat.

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  • Brothers rescue motorists stranded on icy roadways

    Brothers rescue motorists stranded on icy roadways

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-17 23:21:37 GMT
    Chauncy (left) and Kel (right) took it upon themselves to lend a hand to nearly a dozen stranded motorists. (Photo source: WDAM)Chauncy (left) and Kel (right) took it upon themselves to lend a hand to nearly a dozen stranded motorists. (Photo source: WDAM)

    WDAM News crews found several weather-related accidents around the area Wednesday morning. Icy road conditions left many motorists stranded in ditches or on the side of the road.

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    WDAM News crews found several weather-related accidents around the area Wednesday morning. Icy road conditions left many motorists stranded in ditches or on the side of the road.

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  • Towing company working around the clock after winter weather

    Towing company working around the clock after winter weather

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-01-18 04:10:23 GMT
    "This car is pretty much going to be totaled out. It won't be fixed," Taylor said. (Photo source: WDAM)"This car is pretty much going to be totaled out. It won't be fixed," Taylor said. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Local towing companies have been swamped with business in the Pine Belt. Jessica Bowman caught up with one company that said it was so busy with calls, it had to turn people down. Scott Taylor said, "Pretty good damage to the car. This is probably one of the worst cars we've got in today. Most of them have been a little bit less damage than this one, but they slipped off the road pretty hard." The icy road conditions made for a busy day at Taylor Towing in Hattiesburg. Own...

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    Local towing companies have been swamped with business in the Pine Belt. Jessica Bowman caught up with one company that said it was so busy with calls, it had to turn people down. Scott Taylor said, "Pretty good damage to the car. This is probably one of the worst cars we've got in today. Most of them have been a little bit less damage than this one, but they slipped off the road pretty hard." The icy road conditions made for a busy day at Taylor Towing in Hattiesburg. Own...

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  • Preliminary snow totals from across the Pine Belt

    Preliminary snow totals from across the Pine Belt

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-01-17 20:50:57 GMT
    The National Weather Service in Jackson continues to collect snow totals from around the area. (Photo source: WDAM viewer)The National Weather Service in Jackson continues to collect snow totals from around the area. (Photo source: WDAM viewer)

    While the National Weather Service in Jackson continues to collect snow totals from around the area, here are some preliminary numbers from the counties that have reported in numbers

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    While the National Weather Service in Jackson continues to collect snow totals from around the area, here are some preliminary numbers from the counties that have reported in numbers

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  • HAPPENING NOW: Multiple 18-wheelers stuck on U.S. 98 east on ramp

    HAPPENING NOW: Multiple 18-wheelers stuck on U.S. 98 east on ramp

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:11 AM EST2018-01-17 14:11:12 GMT
    (Source: MHP Troop J Twitter)(Source: MHP Troop J Twitter)

    Mississippi Highway Patrol is responding to an incident with multiple 18-wheelers stuck in Forrest County U.S. 98 east on ramp from I -59 south.  The ramp is closed, and drivers will need to use an alternate route.  

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    Mississippi Highway Patrol is responding to an incident with multiple 18-wheelers stuck in Forrest County U.S. 98 east on ramp from I -59 south.  The ramp is closed, and drivers will need to use an alternate route.  

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  • UA issues response, sorority dismisses student following racist remarks made online

    UA issues response, sorority dismisses student following racist remarks made online

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:12 PM EST2018-01-17 22:12:41 GMT
    (Source: WBRC video)(Source: WBRC video)

    The University of Alabama and Alpha Phi International sorority are both responding after videos posted online by a student have drawn outrage.

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    The University of Alabama and Alpha Phi International sorority are both responding after videos posted online by a student have drawn outrage.

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  • Bond set for Petal Murder Suspect

    Bond set for Petal Murder Suspect

    The suspect in the brutal weekend murder of a young mother made his initial court appearance Monday in Petal.More >>
  • Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

    Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-18 06:24:51 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-01-18 09:20:04 GMT
    A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.More >>
    A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.More >>
  • How to watch WDAM 7 News on Roku

    How to watch WDAM 7 News on Roku

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 2:33 PM EST2015-12-02 19:33:08 GMT
    Wednesday, December 2 2015 2:38 PM EST2015-12-02 19:38:26 GMT
    WDAM 7 news is available on Roku through the News On app.WDAM 7 news is available on Roku through the News On app.
    Those who choose to stream television through a Roku device can now watch WDAM 7 News. More >>

    Those who choose to stream television through a Roku device can now watch WDAM 7 News. 

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  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:43 AM EST2018-01-16 12:43:32 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-01-17 05:37:52 GMT

    The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday.

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    The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday.

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  • Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

    Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:23 AM EST2018-01-16 13:23:38 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:07 AM EST2018-01-18 06:07:50 GMT

    Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies.

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    Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies.

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  • 10-year-old boy dies from flu complications

    10-year-old boy dies from flu complications

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:38 AM EST2018-01-17 10:38:23 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:38 AM EST2018-01-17 10:38:23 GMT

    Doctors say the boy had a severe case of the flu which caused a pneumonia complication that lead to sepsis and death.

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    Doctors say the boy had a severe case of the flu which caused a pneumonia complication that lead to sepsis and death.

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  • Authorities investigate hit and run in Jones County

    Authorities investigate hit and run in Jones County

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-17 23:58:04 GMT
    Source: Google ImagerySource: Google Imagery

    Authorities are searching for the driver who hit a man on a Jones County road Tuesday night and then left the scene. It happened on Moselle-Seminary Road around 9:15 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital, but we don't know his condition.  He could not describe the vehicle that struck him, but he told deputies that it kept on going. Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.     

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    Authorities are searching for the driver who hit a man on a Jones County road Tuesday night and then left the scene. It happened on Moselle-Seminary Road around 9:15 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital, but we don't know his condition.  He could not describe the vehicle that struck him, but he told deputies that it kept on going. Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.     

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  • Hattiesburg Zoo pulls flamingo display

    Hattiesburg Zoo pulls flamingo display

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 9:36 AM EDT2016-10-25 13:36:32 GMT
    A social media post captured a costume display at the Hattiesburg Zoo referring to the flamingo death incident that happened in 2014. Source: Christopher LittleA social media post captured a costume display at the Hattiesburg Zoo referring to the flamingo death incident that happened in 2014. Source: Christopher Little

    A social media post captured a costume display at the Hattiesburg Zoo referring to the flamingo death incident that happened in 2014. 

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    A social media post captured a costume display at the Hattiesburg Zoo referring to the flamingo death incident that happened in 2014. 

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  • City of Hattiesburg remembers, honors civil rights icon

    City of Hattiesburg remembers, honors civil rights icon

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:28 AM EST2018-01-15 15:28:07 GMT
    Hattiesburg native & civil rights activist Peggy Jean Connor; Photo Source: University of Southern Mississippi (McCain Library and Archives)Hattiesburg native & civil rights activist Peggy Jean Connor; Photo Source: University of Southern Mississippi (McCain Library and Archives)

    The city of Hattiesburg honored and remembered a local civil rights icon on Sunday, following her passing. 

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    The city of Hattiesburg honored and remembered a local civil rights icon on Sunday, following her passing. 

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  • Mississippi Power employees perform service projects for MLK Day

    Mississippi Power employees perform service projects for MLK Day

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-01-15 22:07:11 GMT
    Employees and employees spouses were on hand to help out at Christian services by helping prepare meals for the day. (Photo source: WDAM)Employees and employees spouses were on hand to help out at Christian services by helping prepare meals for the day. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Mississippi Power's employee organization Community Connection brought teams to Hattiesburg and Laurel to help the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Community connection is an employee organization and today is about giving back," said Pine Belt Division Manager Michael Harvey. "Our employees don’t see this as a day off but they see it as an opportunity to give back to the community." Employees and employee spouses were on hand to he...More >>
    Mississippi Power's employee organization Community Connection brought teams to Hattiesburg and Laurel to help the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Community connection is an employee organization and today is about giving back," said Pine Belt Division Manager Michael Harvey. "Our employees don’t see this as a day off but they see it as an opportunity to give back to the community." Employees and employee spouses were on hand to he...More >>
  • JCJC Greene County, Jasper County centers to close early Tuesday

    JCJC Greene County, Jasper County centers to close early Tuesday

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-01-16 03:34:30 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)
    The Jones County Junior College Greene County Center and the Jasper County Center will close early on Tuesday due to winter weather.  The Greene County Center will suspend regular operations at 12:30 p.m., which includes all night classes held there. The Jasper County Center will close at 11 a.m. Please check the JCJC website www.jcjc.edu for updates.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Jones County Junior College Greene County Center and the Jasper County Center will close early on Tuesday due to winter weather.  The Greene County Center will suspend regular operations at 12:30 p.m., which includes all night classes held there. The Jasper County Center will close at 11 a.m. Please check the JCJC website www.jcjc.edu for updates.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.More >>
  • 50 years later, siblings put up for adoption reunite

    50 years later, siblings put up for adoption reunite

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-01-17 00:48:10 GMT

    Half a century ago Barry Minnich, Tanya Pitman and Elizabeth Beach were put up for adoption by their mother.

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    Half a century ago Barry Minnich, Tanya Pitman and Elizabeth Beach were put up for adoption by their mother.

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  • At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

    At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-01-17 03:53:25 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-01-18 04:15:35 GMT

    A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures.

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    A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures.

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