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 mother of a 2-year-old girl found wandering around a neighborhood in Anthem has been released from jail.
Nichole Hockett was ordered released on her own recognizance after appearing in court Wednesday morning. She also requested her parents assume custody of her daughter rather than sending her to a foster home.
Hockett, 22, was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of child abuse and endangerment after her daughter, dressed only in a nightshirt and diaper, was found by a person going to work at 4:30 Tuesday morning.
A television viewer's phone call led to Hockett's reunion with her daughter found wandering in a street in Anthem early Tuesday morning.
The girl, later identified as Skylynn Altizer, was wearing a blue shirt, saturated diaper and no shoes.
The viewer works at a local daycare center and recognized the girl's picture during a morning newscast. She called the mother, who then went to where deputies had the toddler, said Joaquin Enriquez of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office initially received a 911 call about 4:30 a.m. from a resident, Jeffrey DeHerrara, reporting Skylynn was in his driveway in the area of Morse Court and National Trail in Anthem.
DeHerrara said his son was leaving for work Tuesday morning when he found Skylynn sitting behind his truck.
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrived and launched a house-to-house search in a three-block radius to no avail. Deputies then called Child Protective Services and the MCSO dispatcher to do a 911 reverse notification in a four-block area around 3526 West Morse Ct.
A CPS worker arrived at 6:45 a.m. and began to gather information, deputies said.
The TV viewer who saw Skylynn's picture was able to provide deputies with her address. Just after 7 a.m., the girl's mother arrived at the West Morse Court address and identified Skylynn as her child.
Hockett told authorities she and her daughter had been staying at a friend's home, which is about 100 yards from where her daughter was found, deputies said.
CPS took temporary custody of Skylynn.
Enriquez said the girl's family was unaware she was missing until the daycare worker's phone call.
A records check indicated that on Feb. 28, the court awarded Hockett sole legal decision-making authority for Skylynn. The father, James Altizer, was permitted "reasonable supervised parenting time."
A CPS spokesperson told police Hockett had a previous CPS case that closed Feb. 23. Skylynn was taken from Hockett due to neglect and drug use and placed in the custody of her grandparents as the assigned "safety net."
Hockett was allowed custody again in April.
"This suspect's past history with CPS, combined with what happened in the early morning hours today, clearly shows that she is an unfit mother," said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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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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