Firefighters begin to see progress against deadly California blazes; almost 100 missing named

Missing woman found safe in Hattiesburg

FDA recalls blood pressure medication due to possible risk of cancer

Cyclist killed in crash was riding for children’s cancer research

HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Former Sgt. sings to homeless taking shelter during cold

Florida man arrested for ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb materials, sheriff says

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LPD urges public to be aware of potential scams

Air Force pilot dies in plane crash at Laughlin AFB, TX

Girl, 6, hit with stray bullet fired by security guard outside McDonald’s

Alternatives to build your immune system, fight flu

Perry County traffic stop leads to arrest of Florida fugitive

WDAM Investigation: Your care and where you live

  USM hosts entrepreneurship event for non-business majors

Some University of Southern Mississippi students became teachers Tuesday afternoon and helped fellow students learn how to start their own business.

Second case of Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer in Issaquena Co.

What’s next for hunters after a second case of Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a deer in Issaqueena County?

ACLU of Mississippi issues statement on Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” comment

Hyde-Smith has drawn harsh criticism for the comment she made referencing that if the cattle rancher she was campaigning with “invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”

Fillingane hopes for balanced budget, teacher pay increase in 2019

Christmas is still weeks away, but one state lawmaker already has his wish list for the 2019 Legislative session.

Jackson Diocese tied to priest who lied about cancer in scam to raise money

Girl’s last chemo treatment to fall on 6th birthday

Petal police chief to retire, city appoints replacement

Search continues for missing, dead in California wildfires

HPD hoping to speak to witnesses to deadly vehicle crash

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo’

  Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

Civil Rights pioneer explains why comment by Cindy Hyde-Smith is offensive

Flonzie Brown Wright is a civil rights activist who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She explains why the comment made by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was offensive and hurtful and why it matters.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A veteran and his K-9 friend are together again

When it comes to a man and his service dog, well... that bond can be a life-line.

Be aware: Postcard scam popping up in time for the holidays

It started out as a routine trip to the mailbox for Ross Jacobs, but ended in an activism on behalf of himself and his neighbors.

Nora Davis Magnet School gets parents ready for testing

The parents became the students Monday evening in the auditorium of Nora Davis Magnet School in Laurel.

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

It's now the deadliest blaze in state history.

  Tuition assistance program announced for Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Students will have the opportunity to continue their education with tuition assistance.

Sports Medicine manager warns of lowering head in football

One of the most critical mistakes football players and athletes in other collision sports should avoid is dropping their head when making contact.

Mike Espy accepts invitation to debate opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith on WLBT

The invitation outlined the plans for the event to be widely available, including television and radio broadcasts.

Hattiesburg’s 36th annual Veterans Day services continue despite rain

The Hattiesburg 36th annual Veterans Day services continued despite rainy weather.

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Stan Lee helped create most of Marvel Comics' famous characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk.

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Doctor paints patient’s genitals purple as a ‘joke’

The doctor pleaded guilty to harassment but kept his medical license following the incident.

Church to name Alabama, Mississippi clergy accused of abuse

Roman Catholic church offices in Alabama and Mississippi will publicly release the names of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors over decades, church leaders said.

VIDEO: Governor Phil Bryant defends Cindy Hyde Smith after public hanging comment

Cindy Hyde-Smith is standing by her statement released Sunday regarding her comments about a public hanging made earlier this month while on the campaign trail.

Why you should avoid the Secret Sister Gift Exchange on social media

The Secret Sister Gift Exchange is a popular scheme making its way around social media, but the Better Business Bureau warns to steer clear of this "illegal scam."

Happening today: Free Thanksgiving social for senior citizens in Hattiesburg

The Glendale Community Center and the C.E. Roy Community Center in Hattiesburg will be hosting a free Thanksgiving lunch and dinner on Monday for senior citizens throughout the Pine Belt.

Jewish barista refuses to let WWII veteran pay as a thank you for his service

A barista is being praised by the son of a WWII veteran for his kindness. v

Report: Saints signing wide receiver Brandon Marshall

Marshall worked out for the Saints last week

Wildfires rage in California; 31 dead, more than 200 missing

Strong winds and low humidity are fueling three wildfires across the state of California.

Brees passes Brett Favre on career TD passing list

Brees has 21 TD passes this season

ABC’s “What would you do?” comes to Hattiesburg

ABC’s “What Would You Do?" stopped in the Pine Belt Friday to film the hidden camera television program that has been broadcast on ABC since February 2008.

Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

Bond set for 3 charged in Hattiesburg homicide investigation

Bond was set Monday for the three men charged in connection to the death of 19-year-old Jack Eagan Kelly.

MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Clarksdale

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal shooting involving an officer.

Woman fakes heart attack to escape burglary, gets suspect to help call 911

An 85-year-old woman's home was invaded and she protected herself by pretending to have a heart attack.

First phase of renovations at PRCC’s Forrest County Center nearing completion

The first phase of major renovations at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College is nearing completion.

6th annual Columbia picnic raises money for wounded veterans

Veterans organizations, car clubs and other groups gathered at the Columbia Water Park Saturday to raise money for wounded veterans.

Multiple suspects arrested during Forrest County prostitution sting

Several suspects were arrested during a Forrest County prostitution sting on Thursday night.

2nd suspect charged in Forrest County murder

A second suspect was charged with murder in the death of a Forrest County woman.

MDE releases results of Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of of its fall 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment on Friday.

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

The First Bank is growing

Based in Hattiesburg, the bank’s latest expansion will make the bank the fifth largest bank headquartered in the state with $3.4 billion in total assets.

Active duty soldiers honor vets at State Veterans Home

Soldiers stationed at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center came to the State Veterans Home in Collins on Friday to honor that facility’s residents for Veterans Day.

USM students react to Thousand Oaks bar shooting

Some University of Southern Mississippi students said shootings like the one in Thousand Oaks make you ask, "What if?"

Hattiesburg police searching for burglary suspect

The Hattiesburg Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect wanted for residential burglary.

Greenville football player dies after breaking neck in game

A Greenville football player died a week after being severely injured in a high school football game.

Chief Justice of MS Supreme Court will retire in January

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William “Bill” Waller Jr. announced Friday he will retire in January 2019.

Salvation Army kicks off Angel Tree campaign

The Salvation Army kicked off the holidays with their annual Angel Tree Campaign and Red Kettle Season at the Sawmill Square Mall on Friday.

Cesar Sayoc charged with sending package bombs to leading liberals, could face life in prison

The 56-year-old put liberal institutions on edge last month when he sent packages to leading figures around the country containing explosives.

LIST: Veterans Day deals and discounts

Veterans Day is coming up, and many restaurants around the Pine Belt will be offering deals or free meals for those who served the nation.

Report: Dez Bryant helped off the practice field with injury

Bryant joined the Saints on Thursday

Laurel PD holding annual food drive Saturday

The Laurel Police Department is holding its 4th annual Fill-a-Truck Food Drive benefiting The Good Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen on Saturday.

Good News: Sumrall church delivers supplies to hurricane victims

A Sumrall church hosted a relief drive for hurricane victims in Florida, providing hot plates of food in exchange much needed donations.

Ole Miss chancellor announces resignation

The chancellor at Ole Miss has announced that he will resign from the position early next year.

Ohio man preparing for apocalypse arrested with stockpile of unusual weapons

An Ohio man may have been taking “The Walking Dead” a little too seriously.

California bar shooting victims included young students, Marine veteran, sheriff’s deputy

Ventura County, CA, Sheriff Geoff Dean said 12 victims were killed, including Ron Helus, a sergeant from his department who was one of the first responders to the scene.

Southern Pine Electric celebrates 80 years of service

A celebration of sorts was held at Southern Pine Electric’s facility in Taylorsville to commemorate 80 years of service.

Simpson County School District investigating noose found at Mendenhall Jr. High

The school district is currently investigating who is responsible, and why was there a rope resembling a noose at the school.

Amber Alert canceled, missing 17-year-old found safe.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has expanded the search for a missing 17-year-old girl from Roane County.

Salvation Army administration building reopens in Hattiesburg

A tornado destroyed the Salvation army administration and social services building in 2017. This week, the building is now back in business.

Call to action for drivers to pay more attention around school buses

Recent tragedies across the country are drawing attention to the plea for drivers to pay attention in school bus zones.

Local author holds book signing in Waynesboro

The book describes how Sylvia Caver, who suffers from a mental illness, lost her way in school but found it again when she came back to God.

Hattiesburg hair salon raided by DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided a business on West 4th Street in Hattiesburg on Wednesday.

Camp Shelby commander speaks at Veterans Day program

The commander of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center was the guest speaker at an annual Veterans Day program at the Forrest County campus of Pearl River Community College on Thursday.

Authorities: Code word saves young girl from possible abduction

A young Arizona girl was saved from a possible abduction thanks to the use of a code word, authorities said.

PRCC lineman program graduates first class

Thirteen men are the first graduates of a lineman development program that’s the result of a partnership between Chain Electric Company and Pearl River Community College.

Suspect in Hattiesburg shooting arrested in GA

U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting that injured a 23-year-old man in Hattiesburg in September.