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  • Pine Belt prepares for tropical weather

    Pine Belt prepares for tropical weather

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:41:48 GMT
    With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. (Photo source: WDAM)With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. (Photo source: WDAM)

    With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. According to Forrest County Emergency Management, you can get sandbags at the Forrest County EOC at 4080 US Hwy 11 in Hattiesburg, at Hattiesburg Fire Station # 1  810 N Main Street in Hattiesburg, and at Petal Fire Station # 1 on Fairchild Drive in Petal.   EMA directors such as Gerry Burns with Perry County Emergency Manageme...

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    With bad weather looming over the Pinebelt heading into the Memorial Day weekend, cities and counties are on standby for the worst. According to Forrest County Emergency Management, you can get sandbags at the Forrest County EOC at 4080 US Hwy 11 in Hattiesburg, at Hattiesburg Fire Station # 1  810 N Main Street in Hattiesburg, and at Petal Fire Station # 1 on Fairchild Drive in Petal.   EMA directors such as Gerry Burns with Perry County Emergency Manageme...

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  • 4th person charged in connection to body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    4th person charged in connection to body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:46:46 GMT

    Three suspects have been charged in connection with a body found stuffed inside a chest freezer Tuesday in Lamar County.

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    Three suspects have been charged in connection with a body found stuffed inside a chest freezer Tuesday in Lamar County.

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  • Mississippi city settles with LGBT group over pride parade

    Mississippi city settles with LGBT group over pride parade

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:19:47 GMT
    Starkville's mayor has agreed to pay attorney's fees and offer support for LGBT rights following a lawsuit that denied a gay pride parade in the city. (Photo Source: WDAM)Starkville's mayor has agreed to pay attorney's fees and offer support for LGBT rights following a lawsuit that denied a gay pride parade in the city. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A Mississippi city has agreed to pay attorney's fees and proclaim support for LGBT rights to settle a lawsuit over its denial of permission for a gay pride parade. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill tells the Commercial Dispatch that aldermen approved the agreement 4-1 Friday. She says the city will pay $12,750, which includes fees for attorneys representing Starkville Pride, the group that sued. The city reversed course and issued the permit after the lawsuit. About 2,500 people took p...

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    A Mississippi city has agreed to pay attorney's fees and proclaim support for LGBT rights to settle a lawsuit over its denial of permission for a gay pride parade. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill tells the Commercial Dispatch that aldermen approved the agreement 4-1 Friday. She says the city will pay $12,750, which includes fees for attorneys representing Starkville Pride, the group that sued. The city reversed course and issued the permit after the lawsuit. About 2,500 people took p...

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  • Identity released of woman killed in Jasper Co. crash

    Identity released of woman killed in Jasper Co. crash

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:59:40 GMT
    (Source: Bay Springs Funeral Home Facebook page)(Source: Bay Springs Funeral Home Facebook page)

    The Jasper County coroner released the names of two people involved in a deadly two-car head-on crash in Jasper County, Monday. 

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    The Jasper County coroner released the names of two people involved in a deadly two-car head-on crash in Jasper County, Monday. 

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  • Oak Grove Senior accepted to Harvard earns Taco Bell scholarship

    Oak Grove Senior accepted to Harvard earns Taco Bell scholarship

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:25:43 GMT
    Harris is awarded the $25,000 dollar "Live Mas" scholarship from Taco Bell (Photo source: WDAM)Harris is awarded the $25,000 dollar "Live Mas" scholarship from Taco Bell (Photo source: WDAM)

    As graduations continue across the Pine Belt, we've been highlighting the academic achievements and success of students going above and beyond. Today's good news is two in one.

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    As graduations continue across the Pine Belt, we've been highlighting the academic achievements and success of students going above and beyond. Today's good news is two in one.

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  • Powers, Wallner push USM past UTSA at C-USA tourney

    Powers, Wallner push USM past UTSA at C-USA tourney

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:33:38 GMT

    Stevie Powers threw seven strong innings and Matt Wallner homered and drove in two runs as 17th-ranked USM topped UTSA 5-3 Saturday at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Stevie Powers threw seven strong innings and Matt Wallner homered and drove in two runs as 17th-ranked USM topped UTSA 5-3 Saturday at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

    Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:23:12 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:04:22 GMT
    A gradual strengthening is expected through the weekend as Alberto moves north. (Source: NOAA/CIRA/RAMMB/CNN)A gradual strengthening is expected through the weekend as Alberto moves north. (Source: NOAA/CIRA/RAMMB/CNN)

    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

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    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

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  • Missing 13-year-old AL boy found safe

    Missing 13-year-old AL boy found safe

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:05:47 GMT
    Samuel Simmons (Source: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)Samuel Simmons (Source: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)

    The Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old Samuel Haiden Simmons has been canceled after he was found safe Friday evening.

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    The Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old Samuel Haiden Simmons has been canceled after he was found safe Friday evening.

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  • Alberto shifts further east but Mississippi isn't in the clear just yet

    Alberto shifts further east but Mississippi isn't in the clear just yet

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-05-26 15:36:46 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

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    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

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  • Truck crashes through wall of Hattiesburg business

    Truck crashes through wall of Hattiesburg business

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:11:51 GMT
    (Photo source: Shana Ward)(Photo source: Shana Ward)

    A Hattiesburg business was forced to close Thursday after a pickup truck plowed through the side of a building.

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    A Hattiesburg business was forced to close Thursday after a pickup truck plowed through the side of a building.

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  • 'In lieu of flowers, kill a drug dealer': Mother pens brutally honest obituary after son's suicide

    'In lieu of flowers, kill a drug dealer': Mother pens brutally honest obituary after son's suicide

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:57:08 GMT

    It's every mother's worst nightmare. On Thursday, April 12, Shawn Winkler shot himself in the head in the garage of his Leland family home. He died three days later at 30 years old.

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    It's every mother's worst nightmare. On Thursday, April 12, Shawn Winkler shot himself in the head in the garage of his Leland family home. He died three days later at 30 years old.

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  • Sandbags available in Forrest Co. ahead of weekend weather

    Sandbags available in Forrest Co. ahead of weekend weather

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:24:45 GMT
    Sandbags available at Forrest County EMA (Photo Source: FCEMA Twitter)Sandbags available at Forrest County EMA (Photo Source: FCEMA Twitter)

    Sandbags are available to residents in Forrest County as the tropical weather is expected to move into the Pine Belt over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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    Sandbags are available to residents in Forrest County as the tropical weather is expected to move into the Pine Belt over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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  • Great Wolf Lodge officially opens in LaGrange

    Great Wolf Lodge officially opens in LaGrange

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:29:06 GMT
    (Source: SkyAlert9)(Source: SkyAlert9)

    The wait is over if you’ve been looking forward to the new water park and resort opening up in LaGrange. 

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    The wait is over if you’ve been looking forward to the new water park and resort opening up in LaGrange. 

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  • 2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:38:21 GMT
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

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    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

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  • Fired Canton Superintendent Cassandra Williams speaks out for the first time in exclusive interview

    Fired Canton Superintendent Cassandra Williams speaks out for the first time in exclusive interview

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:33:04 GMT

    In an exclusive interview, the fired Superintendent for Canton Public Schools talks for the first time. Cassandra Williams says her focus was and is the children of the district. She believes political posturing, and an incident with a teacher who is also a member of the Canton Board of Alderman cost her the job. 

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    In an exclusive interview, the fired Superintendent for Canton Public Schools talks for the first time. Cassandra Williams says her focus was and is the children of the district. She believes political posturing, and an incident with a teacher who is also a member of the Canton Board of Alderman cost her the job. 

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  • Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

    Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:40 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-26 15:38:06 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...More >>
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:15:19 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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  • Remains of Marine killed in WWII returned to family after 70 years

    Remains of Marine killed in WWII returned to family after 70 years

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:23:28 GMT
    More than seven decades after dying in battle, a Marine finally returns home to be buried with his family. Source: WLBTMore than seven decades after dying in battle, a Marine finally returns home to be buried with his family. Source: WLBT
    More than seven decades after dying in battle, a Marine finally returns home to be buried with his family. Source: WLBTMore than seven decades after dying in battle, a Marine finally returns home to be buried with his family. Source: WLBT

    The relatives of Second Lieutenant Harvel Lee Moore were awaiting his arrival at Jackson Medgar Evers International Airport Thursday as the military honored his service.

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    The relatives of Second Lieutenant Harvel Lee Moore were awaiting his arrival at Jackson Medgar Evers International Airport Thursday as the military honored his service.

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  • Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:42:21 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:15:27 GMT
    Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

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    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

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  • George Zimmerman claims he's $2.5 million in debt

    George Zimmerman claims he's $2.5 million in debt

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:57 AM EDT2018-05-25 09:57:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 6:21 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:21:19 GMT
    George Zimmerman said he's over $2 million in debt. (Source: WESH via CNN)George Zimmerman said he's over $2 million in debt. (Source: WESH via CNN)

    The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin is back in court and says he's over $2 million in debt.

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    The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin is back in court and says he's over $2 million in debt.

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