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  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
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  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
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    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
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  • Tropical wave development possible, not likely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:19:08 GMT
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>

April 29, 2011

In the aftermath of the devastation of the record tornados that ravaged six Southern states including Mississippi…with the death toll expected to top 300 in the region and entire communities leveled, many of you have questioned why the networks all chose to pre-empt the local morning news for the royal wedding.  That is a logical question.  In fact it is one I've asked myself many times.  Of course the networks all spent a fortune to cover the fairy tale event in old London town and all had a huge percentage of their news crews on the scene to cover Kate and William's nuptials.  If you took a poll…my guess is that a majority—if they were honest—would admit to preferring the guilty pleasure of watching the royal romantic event.  The networks are competitive and no one is gonna be the only one not to carry the much ballyhooed soap opera.  Some would even say we need the escapism from tragic reality.  Are our priorities screwed up?  Perhaps so.  Have we and will we continue to give the tornados and their aftermath of human suffering and need enormous amounts of coverage—you bet we are.  In fact, next week we will be joining with other stations around the state to promote Red Cross efforts to raise funds and volunteers to help out.  We will stay with this story and the efforts to recover for as long as it takes.  We understand the concerns about this morning.  But be assured that our commitment to keep you informed about this terrible and historic storm activity and the people who are affected is solid and will not go lacking.  I'm Jim Cameron…continue to let us know what's on your mind.

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    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Two charged with commercial burglary in Petal

    Two charged with commercial burglary in Petal

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:47:27 GMT
    This is a news release from the Petal Police Department On August 20, 2014, officers with the Petal Police Department responded to an alarm at a commercial business located on South Main Street in Petal.More >>
    On August 20, 2014, officers with the Petal Police Department responded to an alarm at a commercial business located on South Main Street in Petal.  Upon arrival officers located two (2) suspects, later identified as Michael Lamar Morris, and Devante Deshun Martin, in connection with the incident.More >>
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     This week's WDAM Pet of the Week comes from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Adoption Center. It's a six-year-old male Australian Shepard named Patches.

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     This week's WDAM Pet of the Week comes from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Adoption Center. It's a six-year-old male Australian Shepard named Patches.

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