2 men facing prison, deportation after admitting to entering country illegally

Two foreign nationals are facing prison time and possible deportation after pleading guilty to illegally entering the United States after prior removal.

  Oak Grove’s Plumlee chosen WDAM’s POY

MDE holding lottery for special needs scholarship program

There’s still time to donate to HPD toy drive

BE ON THE LOOKOUT: Law enforcement still searching for escaped inmate Todd Moudy

Reports: Ole Miss finds new defensive coordinator

Saints outscore the Bucs 25-0 in the second half, clinch NFC South

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‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

African American Military History Museum celebrates Christmas

Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

UPDATE: Body of missing 72-year-old Jackson man found on Gallatin Street

Pine Belt residents gather for Columbia’s Candle Light Carol and Clause

Richton holds annual Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park

Scott County woman found safe, Silver Alert cancelled

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has cancelled a Silver Alert that was issued for 67-year-old Karen Elizabeth Sprague of Lake in Scott County.

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

The plea agreement will remain under seal until a later date.

  Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

Greyhound ceases operations at Hattiesburg Station

Greyhound Lines is no longer operating out of Hattiesburg Station downtown

Person in custody after ‘potential threat’ at West Marion HS

Pink Up: Camp Bluebirds role for cancer patients

Bond denied for man charged with kidnapping in girlfriend’s disappearance

GOOD NEWS: Supporters help cyclist’s dream to raise money for cancer stay alive

Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested

9 arrested during Forrest County prostitution sting

4 officers plead not guilty to allegedly beating undercover officer in MO

Prosecutors said the victim was working undercover when the officers beat him thinking he was a protester in 2007.The suspects left behind a trail of incriminating text messages.

LATEST: Trump to nominate William Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, for his next attorney general.

White House chief of staff Kelly to resign soon, reports say

John Kelly took over as chief of staff on July 31, 2017, with a mandate to instill order and professionalism in a largely inexperienced White House staff beset by disorganization in the early days of the Trump presidency.

Feds recommend ‘substantial’ jail time for Michael Cohen; Mueller recommendation cites Russia investigation cooperation

Cohen and Manafort are among five former Trump associates whom prosecutors have accused of lying either to federal investigators or to Congress.

Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say

The woman had been suffering from seizures when doctors found a tumor in her brain.

Voter fraud indictments served to several officials in Canton

Voter fraud indictments have been served to several officials in Canton.

All-clear given after CNN’s New York studios evacuated due to bomb threat

CNN’s New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night due to a bomb threat. The all-clear was given by police around 11:50 p.m. after investigators found no bombs in the Time Warner Center.

Silver Alert for Tate County man canceled

Roger Bruce Peterson, of Coldwater, has been located and is safe.

Behind the walls of Eureka School

The 97-year-old building is being transformed into a civil rights museum by the Hattiesburg Convention Commission.

Trump to nominate Heather Nauert for UN Ambassador, reports say

Nauert has been the State Department spokesperson since April 2017.

Wendy’s customers in Columbia upset after sudden account charges

Wendy’s customers in Columbia were upset when charges that they believed were unauthorized were recently made to their credit card and debit card accounts.

Downed power lines cause traffic delays, outages in Jones Co.

All four lanes are blocked on Highway 84 east near Magnolia Road in Jones County.

State epidemiologist tells parents to take flu precautions now

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Wednesday, a south Mississippi child became the first pediatric flu death of this year's flu season.

Head-on collision involving semi and school bus kills 2, injures several in IL

Authorities said the truck was driving the wrong way. The driver of the semi is among the two adults killed in the crash.

Pine Belt veterans remember former President George H.W. Bush

Thursday, the nation watched as family and friends remembered former President George H.W. Bush at his second memorial service in Houston.

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Pres. George H.W. Bush arrived at the presidential library in College Station aboard the Bush 4141 train, and is being laid to rest.

Marshall County deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

This is the first animal to test positive for the disease in Marshall County.

Spirit of Women hosts “Holidaze” shopping extravaganza

Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women hosted their annual “Holidaze” shopping extravaganza, a marketplace featuring Mississippi made products.

Recreational marijuana legal in Michigan - but there’s a catch

Michigan passed the measure last month, becoming the 10th state to legalize the drug.

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

The high court is considering whether to overturn a court-created exception to the Constitution's double-jeopardy bar that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime.

Rat found inside vending machine at Florida school

Johnson says her daughter recorded the rat running through the vending machine inside Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, FL.

Propeller blade broke, causing 2017 plane crash

Investigators with Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing released the report Wednesday into the July 10, 2017 crash.

Daycare worker arrested after 2-month-old allegedly suffers 11 broken bones in her care

Police are looking into additional reports of injuries to at least two other children under 1 year old.

Church’s nativity scene puts baby Jesus in cage, wise men behind border wall

Parishioners say they want to start a conversation about migrants and the separation of children from their parents.

Infants' liquid ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar recalled

Several lots of liquid baby ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar has been recalled due to the potential of overdose.

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner is pushing for truth-in-labeling on lab-grown meat

Mississippi's Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce is pushing for labeling to be a part of the regulations as the lab-grown meat industry emerges.

Students surprised with bikes and helmets for good behavior

Academy Sports and Outdoors partnered with Purvis Upper Elementary school to host its 17th bike giveaway.

Lamar Co. mom of 3 shares postpartum depression journey

Becoming a parent is a huge undertaking met with a wide range of emotions. Sometimes those feelings can develop into a crippling state of mind, especially for women.

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

Family, friends, dignitaries and all the living presidents honored George H.W. Bush's live on Tuesday. "For us, his was the brightest of the thousand points of light," his son George W. Bush said.

Columbia city employees collect Christmas toys for families in need

Several city employees in Columbia have been donating their time to make Christmas special for kids in their community through an annual toy drive.

HPD searching for person of interest in robbery

If you can identify the person in the photo, you are asked to contact HPD or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

Tips for holiday lighting and tree safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments nationwide responded to an average of 170 home fires that were caused by Christmas trees from 2012 to 2016

Wayne Co. jury reaches verdict in capital murder trial

After less than two hours of deliberation, a Wayne County jury delivered a verdict Wednesday in the capital murder trial of David Lacey Jr. and Demarco Felps.

Hold your horses, PETA has a whole list of phrases you should stop saying because you’re being ‘anti-animal’

The organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched its latest campaign trying to make sure you are being animal friendly.

Teen hit, killed by train in Hub City

We’re learning more details about the pedestrian that was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday morning in the Hub City.

State health department reports first pediatric flu death of 2018-2019 season

Officials with the Mississippi State Department of Health have confirmed the state’s first pediatric influenza death for the 2018-2019 flu season.

‘TWITTER’S FULL’: MDOT sends hilarious message to distracted drivers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has a message for distracted drivers...and it’s one that’s getting a lot of attention.

Brandon man charged with child exploitation in Forrest Co.

Curtis Daley, 23, is charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child after authorities say he attempted to use social media to entice a minor child online for sex.

Saints and Pelicans owner pays off Walmart lay-away orders for hundreds

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson is making it a very merry Christmas for hundreds of people.

Giuliani’s tweet links to a ‘Trump is a traitor’ website. He blamed Twitter, but his typo is responsible.

Adding an extra layer of hilarity is Giuliani's other role as top White House adviser on cybersecurity, in addition to his job as President Donald Trump's attorney.

Wisconsin Senate passes bill limiting governor’s powers

Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to weaken both incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Both Evers and Kaul urged Republicans not to do it and warned of lawsuits that wo

Deadly California wildfire bankrupts insurance company

An insurance company can't pay out its expected claims, but that doesn't mean its policy holders will be left out in the cold.

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

The money was turned over to police, but since no one claimed it, the food bank will be able to use it to expand their building.

Officials identify 2 killed in Marshall County, MS train crash

Two people are dead and three are in critical condition after train collided with a van in Marshall County, Mississippi.

Credit Union uses new approach to teach young adults financial literacy

Columbia High School and Ferguson Federal Credit Union partnered up to take a new approach to improving financial literacy.

Mueller recommends no prison time for Michael Flynn, citing ‘substantial’ cooperation

The special counsel's memo filed Tuesday also cited Flynn's "record of military and public service” as a reason to be lenient.

Jesuits to release list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province will soon release a preliminary list of Jesuits and former Jesuits of the province who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

Bush family returns to Capitol rotunda to view casket, thank visitors

The Trumps stood in front of Bush's casket with their eyes closed for a few moments Monday evening before Trump gave a salute. The former president will lie in state until services Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

Silver Alert issued for missing 72-year-old man from Jackson

He is described as a black male, 5’7” tall, weighing 150 pounds with short-cropped salt and pepper hair and brown eyes.

Salvation Army in desperate need of donations

The Salvation Army is looking for some much-needed help in its annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Laurel HS CTC expands business partnerships

The Laurel High School Career and Technical Center is working to establish business and industry partnerships to provide curriculum support and job placement opportunities for students.

Funeral for Betty Green Chain set for Wednesday

Funeral services for Betty Green Chain are set for Wednesday morning at First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg.

MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019

Last year an estimated 80,000 adults nationwide died from the flu

500-year-old skeleton found with boots mostly intact

The team discovered a pair of boots on a roughly 500-year-old male skeleton found along the River Thames.

Apple offers saving for Military and Veteran families

Apple launches new online store designed to provide military personnel and veterans with discounts.

White firefighter sues Mississippi board for discrimination

According to the lawsuit, the five-member board hired two black applicants and one white applicant. Davis' lawsuit contends a selectman referenced the need for a “quota system” to balance the number of black and white firefighters.

GRAPHIC Video: Pack of dogs knock down, attack woman

A woman in her 60s was walking when she was viciously attacked by four pit bull mixes.

Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

In a pair of politically charged tweets, Trump made clear that he is closely watching those who turn on him in the special counsel's probe, which has ensnared some of the president's closest advisers. So far, five people in Trump's orbit have pleaded guilty to federal charges.