Forrest Co. deputies investigating shooting in Rawls Springs

A woman is in the hospital and a man is in custody following a shooting Thursday evening in the Rawls Springs community of Forrest County.

  7 On The Road: LSD sets stage early for college, careers

7 On the Road: Leontyne Price, a revolutionary soprano

7 On the Road: How Laurel got its name

7 On The Road: Pearl’s Diner puts the ‘south’ in southern cooking

USM graduate plays violin during legislative session

7 On The Road: Napiers continue to spotlight Laurel

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Antonelli College closing Mississippi campuses

Choctaw tribal member sentenced to 45 years in prison for beating man, burning body

7 On the Road: Laurel barbershop ‘lines’ the community out

7 On the Road: Laurel museum built on foundation of tragedy and education

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

First Community Resource Fair held in Collins

Poplarville school named healthiest in MS by BCBS Foundation

Poplarville Lower Elementary School has been rewarded for its efforts to promote better health among its students, teachers and administrators.

Hattiesburg man arrested in shooting that left woman injured

A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after a woman was reportedly shot Wednesday.

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

Next stop for 7 On the Road: Columbia

We’ve enjoyed the hospitality of Laurel for this edition of 7 On the Road. Now, it’s time to announce what Pine Belt town we will be going to next.

  ‘You’re talking 1,000s’: Poisonous toads invade Florida community

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

  MS has highest risk of social isolation in people 65 years and older

  Plans being finalized for 30th Okatoma Festival

Governor plans to sign fetal heartbeat bill despite threat of legal action

Nation's most restrictive abortion ban to be signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday.

  Hattiesburg plastic surgeon explains cancer link to breast implants

The U.S Food and Drug Administration is warning about rare cancer linked to breast implants.

Gulfport man ran unlicensed care facility, stole patients social security benefits

While director, he also ordered a staff member not to seek the medical care of a victim’s second and third degree burns.

Oak Grove grad encourages students to reach ‘Successville’

Noah Harris, who now attends Harvard University, is going around the Lamar County School District this week to encourage kids with his Successville program.

One injured in Laurel shooting, man charged

Laurel police charged a man with aggravated assault in a Tuesday afternoon shooting.

  Support grows for I-14 expansion in Mississippi

The I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2018 is a strategic highway plan to connect three states starting in Odessa, Texas and ending in Laurel, Mississippi.

2 arrests made in Shirley’s of Collins fire investigation

Police Chief Joey Ponder said Collins police have arrested two suspects, including one juvenile, in the investigation.

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) will be making another totally radical movie called “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” It’s slated for release in 2020.

Dairy Queen is handing out free ice cream cones

In celebration of the first day of spring, DQ is giving out free ice cream cones

Laurel police warn of convincing phone scam

The Laurel Police Department has issued a warning for a phone scam that’s targeting people living in the Pine Belt.

Hattiesburg police investigating reported shooting

Hattiesburg police are investigating after a woman was reportedly shot Wednesday morning.

Former police officer charged with murder after shooting in Pike Co.

According to the Pike County Sheriff, Kenny Cotton, Gregory Robinson of Magnolia was charged with the murder of 52-year-old Renee Jones of Magnolia.

Dairy Queen offering free ice cream to celebrate first day of spring

Dairy Queen, a soft-serve ice cream and fast food restaurant chain, is hosting “Free Cone Day” on Wednesday in honor of warmer weather as a part of the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.

  Mom throws kids from third story of building to save them from fire

Trapped inside on the burning third story was O'Sheana Harrison and her kids, all under the age of 3. Four Des Moines officers are being hailed as heroes for their efforts to save the family.

  Wednesday is the last supermoon of 2019, and actually it’s a super worm moon

It's the vernal equinox, a super worm moon - so much happening in the night skies on Wednesday.

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

  New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

The first funerals came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques — a massacre that he broadcast live on Facebook.

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

Tip leads to four arrests in Jones County

A tip from the public led to four arrests in Jones County.

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

  Oak Grove student wins 2019 Mississippi Spelling Bee

An Oak Grove Middle School eighth-grade student is the 2019 Mississippi Spelling Bee winner.

  Kohler Engines hosts job fair after expansion announcement

Kohler Engines hosted a job fair at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Tuesday, just one week after it announced a major expansion of its manufacturing operation in Hattiesburg.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Prosecutors offered Kraft, along with others a plea deal, but they must concede they would've been found guilty.

  PRCC breaks ground on new science building

Construction of a new science building on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College will begin sometime in the next few weeks.

Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal, AP source says

If the terms of the contract are finalized as it stands, it would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history

Mississippi bank robbery suspect arrested in Memphis

The suspect accused of robbing a bank in Ellisville on Monday has been taken into custody in Memphis, TN, according to officials with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

A dozen clergy members named in diocese’s abuse list served in South Mississippi

The names of a dozen clergy members who were assigned in South Mississippi appear on a list released Tuesday of men credibly accused of sexual abuse.

Ole Miss, Kermit Davis agree to new four-year contract extension

Exactly one year after being publicly introduced at The Pavilion as the new leader of the Ole Miss men's basketball program, head coach Kermit Davis has agreed in principle to a new four-year contract.

  Laurel council confirms Cox as new police chief with 4-3 vote

The City of Laurel officially has a new police chief. The city council voted 4-3 Tuesday morning to hire LPD Capt. Tommy Cox to lead the department.

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

McCarty museum closer to becoming reality

City Council clearing way for McCarty museum.

‘Seeking Sister Wife’ stars accused of stalking

A family member is accusing Paige and Bernie McGee — stars of the TLC show ‘Seeking Sister Wife’ — of stalking, according to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson.

  Forrest County moves forward with plan to save taxpayers millions

A new multi-million dollar energy efficient project is in the works, which supervisors say will ultimately save Forrest County and its residents millions of dollars over several years.

Grand jury determines Poplarville man accused of murder acted in self defense

A grand jury determined Aritaeus Johnson acted in self-defense in a case where he was accused of murder. He will not be prosecuted.

  Circuit clerk outlines process of purging voters from roll

The accuracy of registered voter rolls plays a vital role in elections every year.

United Way announces $100K Payday winner

A Hattiesburg man is now $100,000 richer.

  Former MS cop pleads guilty after 3-year-old daughter died in hot patrol car

Cassie Barker pleaded guilty to culpable negligence manslaughter Monday evening. Barker’s 3-year-old daughter,

HPD searching for person of interest in grand larceny auto case

Hattiesburg police need help identifying a person of interest after a car was stolen on Friday night.

  Prescribed burn covers 2,200 acres in Chickasawhay Ranger District

More than 2,200 acres were burned in Wayne County Monday.

Elllisville PD searching for man wanted in bank robbery

Ellisville police need help identifying a man wanted in a Monday afternoon armed robbery.

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Levees are breaking in Nebraska and Iowa - and it's not even the wet season when river levels are high.

12-year-old boy attacked by six dogs in Mississippi

A tragic story out of Winona Monday morning.

OSHA investigating workplace death at Howard Industries Inc.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a workplace death at Howard Industries in Laurel.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren set to hold town hall at Jackson State

The events will be open to the public, and tickets can be reserved online.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

Mississippi Senate passes criminal justice reform bill

If it becomes law, the bill will ease a few of the penalties on some Mississippians accused and/or convicted of crimes. Additionally, it would prevent automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for nonpayment of fines or simple drug possessions.

Ellisville family loses puppy in house fire

An electrical failure could be what sparked an attic fire early Monday morning on Pecan Grove Road in Jones County.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

  Petal band parents team up with WGI for regional competition

Musicians from across the Southeast took Reed Green Coliseum by storm this weekend for the Winter Guard International Percussion & Winds South Power Regional.

  USM basketball accepts bid to CBI tournament

The Golden Eagles will travel to Farmville, VA to take on the Longwood Lancers on Wednesday, March 20.

Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.

USM sweeps C-USA series against La. Tech

USM completed a three-game sweep of the Bulldogs with a 10-5 victory Sunday at J.C. Love Field.

‘Mama June’ arrested for suspicion of drug possession at Alabama gas station

She is currently starring in “Mama June: From Not to Hot” which premiered its third season this weekend on We TV.

  KOHLER expansion expected to bring 250 jobs to Hattiesburg

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday morning that KOHLER Engines is expanding its manufacturing operation in Hattiesburg.

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

  St. Thomas Church hosts annual Irish-Italian Fest

Hattiesburg’s St. Thomas Catholic Church hosted its Irish-Italian Festival Saturday night for the 18th consecutive year.

  Bay Springs community celebrates boys basketball team

The Bay Springs High School boys’ basketball team are state champions, and the city celebrated on Saturday.