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  • Part of one lane of I-59 in Jones County closed after 18 wheeler accident

    Part of one lane of I-59 in Jones County closed after 18 wheeler accident

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:52 PM EST2017-11-19 03:52:08 GMT
    A part of the right lane of Interstate 59 at the Sanford Road exit will be closed until bridge repairs can be made. Photo credit WDAM.A part of the right lane of Interstate 59 at the Sanford Road exit will be closed until bridge repairs can be made. Photo credit WDAM.

    A portion of one lane of Interstate 59 in Jones County will be closed until further notice, after an 18 wheeler hit a bridge and flipped over Saturday night.  

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    A portion of one lane of Interstate 59 in Jones County will be closed until further notice, after an 18 wheeler hit a bridge and flipped over Saturday night.  

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  • Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-18 13:09:51 GMT
    Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

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    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

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  • LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

    LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-11-19 03:15:50 GMT
    Source: LaToya Cantrell FacebookSource: LaToya Cantrell Facebook

    City Council member Latoya Cantrell has the early lead over former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet in an election to pick term-limited Mayor Mitch Landrieu's successor.

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    City Council member Latoya Cantrell has the early lead over former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet in an election to pick term-limited Mayor Mitch Landrieu's successor.

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  • Firefighter honored for saving the life of 7 year old

    Firefighter honored for saving the life of 7 year old

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-11-19 05:09:27 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    2017 Hattiesburg Firefighter of the Year Ricky Sheppard was honored by the family of 7-year-old Mackenzie Holmes for saving her life on August 18, 2017. The family presented Sheppard with a plaque and a live performance for his heroic efforts. “She's not supposed to here but she is. And I thank him every day,” says Holmes mother Kelly James. 

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    2017 Hattiesburg Firefighter of the Year Ricky Sheppard was honored by the family of 7-year-old Mackenzie Holmes for saving her life on August 18, 2017. The family presented Sheppard with a plaque and a live performance for his heroic efforts. “She's not supposed to here but she is. And I thank him every day,” says Holmes mother Kelly James. 

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  • USM caps home football season with 66-21 rout of Charlotte

    USM caps home football season with 66-21 rout of Charlotte

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-11-19 01:03:16 GMT
    Courtesy: Taylor Curet (WDAM)Courtesy: Taylor Curet (WDAM)
     Senior Day turned out to be a pretty pleasant afternoon for the University of Southern Mississippi football team and its 23 seniors Saturday at MM. Roberts Stadium. Senior running back Ito Smith rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas became the first Golden Eagle since 1967 to return two interceptions in a game for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled throttled the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 66-21. “Offensively and de...More >>
     Senior Day turned out to be a pretty pleasant afternoon for the University of Southern Mississippi football team and its 23 seniors Saturday at MM. Roberts Stadium. Senior running back Ito Smith rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas became the first Golden Eagle since 1967 to return two interceptions in a game for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled throttled the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 66-21. “Offensively and de...More >>
  • Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-19 05:40:15 GMT
    Collins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAMCollins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAM

    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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  • USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

    USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-11-19 00:31:46 GMT
    Southern Miss fans tailgate before the Golden Eagles-Charlotte 49ers game Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Southern Miss fans tailgate before the Golden Eagles-Charlotte 49ers game Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Fans of University of Southern Mississippi football got together one last time Saturday to have some food and fun on home turf. 

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    Fans of University of Southern Mississippi football got together one last time Saturday to have some food and fun on home turf. 

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  • Wayne County man faces double murder charges

    Wayne County man faces double murder charges

    Waynesboro Police arrested Joseph Moss,26, in the shooting death of Frederick Hammock,29, and Tyrone Clemons, 19. Authorities said the two men were shot in the parking lot of the Waynesboro Place ApartmentsMore >>
    Waynesboro Police arrested Joseph Moss,26, in the shooting death of Frederick Hammock,29, and Tyrone Clemons, 19.More >>
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  • 2 jailed on drug charges in Lamar Co.

    2 jailed on drug charges in Lamar Co.

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 4:23 PM EST2016-11-08 21:23:50 GMT
    David Ladner/Photo credit: Lamar Co. JailDavid Ladner/Photo credit: Lamar Co. Jail

    An ongoing investigation and tips from the community led to separate drug arrests in Lamar County. 

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    An ongoing investigation and tips from the community led to separate drug arrests in Lamar County. 

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  • Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

    Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:59 PM EST2017-11-17 17:59:18 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-11-18 18:23:13 GMT
    A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.More >>
    A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.More >>
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    2 bodies found in Macon Co., AL woods are missing Atlanta-based rapper, cousin

    2 bodies found in Macon Co., AL woods are missing Atlanta-based rapper, cousin

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-11-18 20:41:26 GMT
    Left: 30-year-old Kendrick Stokes, Right: 29-year old Edward Reeves (Source: Instagram)Left: 30-year-old Kendrick Stokes, Right: 29-year old Edward Reeves (Source: Instagram)

    Macon County Sheriff's Office confirms to News Leader 9 that the 2 bodies found in a wooded area near County Road 13 are two missing Atlanta men.  

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    Macon County Sheriff's Office confirms to News Leader 9 that the 2 bodies found in a wooded area near County Road 13 are two missing Atlanta men.  

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  • Britton says PSC will be methodical, fair on Miss. Power rate request

    Britton says PSC will be methodical, fair on Miss. Power rate request

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:05 PM EST2017-11-19 00:05:38 GMT
    Mississippi Power is requesting an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Power is requesting an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. Photo credit WDAM.

    Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton is reacting to Mississippi Power's request for an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. 

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    Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton is reacting to Mississippi Power's request for an 8.5 percent rate increase for 2018. 

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  • Over 3,000 without power

    Thousands are without power in the metro area

    Thousands are without power in the metro area

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:25 PM EST2017-11-19 04:25:09 GMT
    Source: Southern Pine ElectricSource: Southern Pine Electric

    Southern Pine Electric is reporting several power outages in our TV viewing area. 

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    Southern Pine Electric is reporting several power outages in our TV viewing area. 

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  • Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-19 05:04:53 GMT
    Taylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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    After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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  • Mother's boyfriend found guilty in 8-year-old's torture, murder

    Mother's boyfriend found guilty in 8-year-old's torture, murder

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:53 AM EST2017-11-16 06:53:43 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:53 AM EST2017-11-16 06:53:43 GMT

    During the sentencing portion of the man’s trial, jurors will be asked if he should receive the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

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    During the sentencing portion of the man’s trial, jurors will be asked if he should receive the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

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  • California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days

    California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days

    Thursday, November 16 2017 12:41 PM EST2017-11-16 17:41:42 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-11-18 18:23:11 GMT
    Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days.More >>
    Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days.More >>
  • Hattiesburg, Laurel to meet for South State crown

    Hattiesburg, Laurel to meet for South State crown

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-19 00:27:52 GMT
    Hattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAM

    PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School’s football team.

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    PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School’s football team.

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  • Hattiesburg Traffic Map

    Hattiesburg Traffic Map

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-10-24 14:29:44 GMT
    Source: City of HattiesburgSource: City of Hattiesburg

    Below is a list and interactive map of all the current road projects and closures in The City of Hattiesburg. 

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    Below is a list and interactive map of all the current road projects and closures in The City of Hattiesburg. 

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    Special report: Confederate History in the Pine Belt

    Special report: Confederate History in the Pine Belt

    Friday, October 6 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-10-06 12:30:57 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    We've seen fierce debate over Confederate monuments across the South, and beyond. Some people want to tear them down. Some people revere them.

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    We've seen fierce debate over Confederate monuments across the South, and beyond. Some people want to tear them down. Some people revere them.

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