Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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Perry County kids shop with a cop

HPSD fights chronic absenteeism

Farm bill will benefit Miss. farmers, SNAP recipients

Jones College alum set for bowl season

Columbia High presents Madrigal Renaissance Feast

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Students rewarded for reaching reading goals

PRCC men’s soccer getting transfer from Carey

LPD to hold ‘Fill -a-Truck’ food drive

Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

USM Sigma Chi to vacate fraternity house

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

  Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

The organization is one of the largest youth groups in the country.

Pine Belt practitioner appointed MSDH head

A doctor who had worked for several years in Laurel and Hattiesburg was named Mississippi top health care officer.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Family of USM student killed in Thanksgiving crash speaks out

Jada Bright, of Slidell, was one of three people who died while driving north on I-59 when she was struck and killed by 48-year-old Shelley Rose of Asheville, N.C.

Win $100K by ditching your smartphone for a year

Vitaminwater is offering $100,000 if you can prove you can live without your smartphone for one year.

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Two former Smith Co. Sheriff’s Deputies indicted for having sexual relations with inmate

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Slidell

Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

  Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Public Service Commission says cell coverage maps are inaccurate

FCC is investigating whether coverage maps submitted by cell phone companies indicate more coverage than what actually exists.

McSwain Community Center, new voting precinct to open soon

A new building is being built in the McSwain community near Richton. It will serve as both a center for families and a voting precinct for people in the area.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

Trump administration changes school lunch guidelines

President Donald Trump’s new policies on school lunches will be less strict, allowing more foods as an option like noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other refined foods made with grains.

2nd person arrested in Jones County shooting

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to a shooting that injured a man in Jones County on Nov. 29.

  New pain medication rules for pain sufferers

Hattiesburg Immediate Care Medical Director Samuel Crosby said the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure’s new regulations for opioids and benzodiazepines are not to make patients feel judged, but for protection.

Laurel Salvation Army preps for Christmas distribution

It’s the season of giving. And through the help of generous donations, the Salvation Army in Laurel hopes to spread some holiday cheer.

Sex offenders find ways to ‘skirt’ Facebook’s ban

One-and-a-half billion users are on Facebook every day. And among those profiles are people who are not allowed to be on the platform, according to Facebook.

“She didn’t want to live like this”: Bond denied for elderly man accused of killing ill wife of 40 years in nursing home

Thomas Ballenger told investigators that he was depressed and harbored a significant amount of guilt for his wife’s illness.

Sentence upheld in Marion Co. capital murder

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of a sentence modification for a man convicted of capital murder in 1994.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

Silver Alert Canceled: 64-year-old with dementia found safe

Daniel Plata, 64, was found safe by police after going missing Wednesday morning.

U by Kotex Tampons voluntarily recalled after reports of pieces getting stuck inside women’s bodies

Kimberly-Clark, the tampon’s manufacturer, says retailers have been alerted to remove the recalled product from shelves and post a notification in their stores.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients. In another case, victims of a deceased New York doctor are demanding to know what happened to the photos.

“He’s a flight risk”: Madison County escaped inmate denied bond

During the arraignment, the prosecutor called Todd Moudy a “flight risk”.

Pascagoula daycare closed after cease-and-desist issued by health department

The Mississippi State Department of Health visited a home daycare in Pascagoula, where a 18-month-old boy was reportedly attacked by another child on December 6.

Crash at US 49, Peps Point Rd cleared

A Wednesday morning crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 49 and Peps Point Road has been cleared from the roadway.

Survey: Mississippi jail inmates fall, but many stay long

A new survey provided to The Associated Press suggests that the number of Mississippi inmates jailed for short periods may be declining, but that those in jail for longer is holding steady.

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

The child is alive but was seriously wounded and has been in critical condition since Saturday.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Authorities said the woman's body had been struck by several cars while lying in the roadway. It is unknown how she died.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

What should you be looking for when picking a daycare for your children?

Little Dreamers is an example of a licensed daycare facility.

Gas sold for a penny after pumps malfunction at Baton Rouge station

Gas prices have been low for weeks, but nothing quite like this.

WDAM Investigates: Contractor troubles

Opening his door, Michael Selakovic says he walks into a nightmare, supposed to be his first home.“It’s a living hell, you know, a nightmare is putting it lightly,” said Selakovic.

A new recreational facility coming to Sumrall

A new recreational facility is coming to the town of Sumrall. The Lamar County Board of Supervisors voted to transfer $500,000 and the land needed to build a soccer and tennis complex in Sumrall.

Court of Appeals upholds grand larceny sentence

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the sentence in a Forrest County grand larceny case on Tuesday.

Victim recovering after Prentiss shooting

Prentiss police said the victim was shot at close range on Tyrone Drive around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

Merit Health Wesley recognized with Gold Seal in sepsis care

Merit Health Wesley just became the first hospital in the state to receive certification in treating the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Trump conferred Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies.

Open enrollment deadline quickly approaching

December 15th, that’s this Saturday at midnight is the deadline to enroll for healthcare benefits under the affordable health care Act.

Escaped Madison County inmate’s fiancée, her mother arrested for helping hide him

According to Heath Hall, spokesman for Madison Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Moudy is in custody and being questioned.

Jonestown mayor facing 100 years in prison for embezzlement

The mayor of the City of Jonestown has been arrested for allegedly embezzling resident’s water bill payments and a city police firearm.

Laurel man charged with molestation

A Laurel man has been charged after allegedly touching a young girl inappropriately.

Farm Bureau: Passage of Farm Bill positive for farmers, rural Mississippians

The Mississippi Farm Bureau said the expected passage of the 2018 Farm Bill will bring much needed relief to thousands of Mississippians.

Two arrested after unsupervised one-year-old dies, 2 other children taken from home

A man and woman are facing serious charges after a one-year-old died while in their care. Two other small children were taken into custody by DHS after showing signs of abuse.

Hattiesburg Fire Department adds three firefighters

The Hattiesburg Fire Department added three firefighters to its ranks on Tuesday during a swearing-in ceremony.

Bryant pledges support for cutting criminal punishments

Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll support efforts to reduce the number of Mississippians in prison in the 2019 legislative session.

18-wheeler overturns on I-59 in Hattiesburg

Road crews continue work to right an 18-wheeler that overturned in the median on Interstate 59 just north of the U.S. Highway 49 interchange Tuesday morning.

JPD: Arrest made in shooting near UMMC that left two children injured

Jackson police have made an arrest in a shooting that happened near the University of Mississippi Medical Center a little over a week ago.

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Saturday

The Affordable Care Act enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. People who need coverage should go to healthcare.gov to examine their healthcare options.

Kathie Lee Gifford to leave ‘TODAY’ show after 11 years

After 11 years, Kathie Lee Gifford will be leaving the “TODAY” show.

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

‘White people are the best’: Columbia student’s racist tirade captured on video

In a racially charged rant, the Columbia sophomore harasses and shouts white supremacist ideologies at a group of primarily minority students.

GOP rep set to enter 2019 race for Mississippi governor

Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando is making an announcement Tuesday evening in DeSoto County.

Search intensifies for woman who disappeared in Colorado on Thanksgiving

Kelsey Berreth made a trip to a Safeway grocery store near Woodland Park, CO, on Thanksgiving Day. She hasn’t been seen since a short time later.

VIDEO: Saints punter Thomas Morstead gives glove to young fan

A young Saints fan had quite the reaction when punter Thomas Morstead handed her a very special keepsake after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

Parties waiting on judge’s decision in Petal annexation trial

After six days of testimony, the Forrest County Chancery Court is at a standstill in the Petal annexation trial.

Two Mississippi Museums project celebrates one year, exceeds expectations

More than 240,000 people visit Mississippi's Two Museum during the first year surpassing tourism industry projections

Pine Belt schools celebrate excellence in education

Mississippi Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright has been on the road throughout the state celebrating the state’s highest performing districts.

Kosciusko police officer suspended indefinitely without pay following sexual battery arrest

According to Olive Branch police, it’s alleged that a woman met the suspect at a local establishment during an evening of socializing.

Mississippi mother horrified after toddler attacked at daycare

Latoye Sutter got a message no mother wants to get while at work away from her child. Thursday, Sutter received a text at 9:03 p.m. stating that her son had been scratched in the face by another child. But it wasn’t the text that sent her heart racing.

Van stolen by Madison County inmate found; escapee still on the run

Todd Moudy was being transported back to the jail after a felony bond hearing when he escaped. He was able to overtake the officer and steal the van while shackled and handcuffed.

Freezing fog possible overnight

Freezing fog doesn’t happen often in south Mississippi, because generally when the area is below freezing it is very dry.

Missing Pike Co. man found dead in Lincoln Co.

A man who went missing from Pike County over a month ago was found dead last week in Lincoln County.