Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
The final day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Jodi Arias ended at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, about 11 hours after it began, and set the stage for closing arguments Thursday morning.
The long day was mandated by Judge Sherry Stephens, who scheduled final jury instructions for Thursday and closing arguments Thursday and Friday.
Thursday's proceedings were set to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court and prosecutor Juan Martinez's was to be first up with closing arguments.
Public seating was going to be limited and available seats in the courtroom were going to be distributed via a lottery system. Cards were going to be distributed to those wanting seats, and any card with an "X" on it would allow the holder to enter the courtroom.
Proceedings Wednesday began with the defense calling a rebuttal witness to try to counteract the prosecution's experts from last week.
Dr. Robert Geffner is a psychologist whose whole purpose was to refute the borderline personality disorder diagnosis offered up last week by psychologist Dr. Janeen DeMarte.
Geffner testified, based on reviewing test results gathered by other doctors in this case, he believes Arias had post-traumatic stress disorder and says those tests couldn't have shown the borderline personality disorder diagnosis DeMarte says she found.
Geffner also spoke about the medical examiner's testimony, specifically about when the medical examiner said Alexander would have been immediately incapacitated after being shot in the head.
The curious were already lining up early Wednesday morning to get the best seats in court for the final day of testimony.
CBS 5 News reporter Jose Miguel said people began lining up for the limited available seating in the court about 2 a.m. Wednesday.
At least one person in line has not been persuaded by Arias that she killed her ex-lover, Travis Alexander, in self-defense. Alexander was stabbed nearly 30 times, had his throat slit and was shot in the head in his Mesa home in June 2008.
A woman who has been in court almost every day of the nearly four-month-long trial said she was looking for "justice for Travis."
"I wasn't familiar with the trial when I first came and then realized the horrible way he passed and wanted to see justice," the woman told CBS 5 News while waiting in line.
She said there is no doubt in her mind that Arias was lying during the 18 days she was on the witness stand. What convinced her?
"Watching Jodi testify. The rehearsed testimony that she gave, totally rehearsed. You could tell she rehearsed what she said for many years."
Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted on the first-degree murder charge.
Jurors will have to sift through volumes of evidence and testimony from expert witnesses.
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Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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