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 >>
UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
The Upshur County district attorney filed notice to seek the death penalty against a woman who police say was involved in the December 2012 slaying of 27-year-old Ronnie Joe Gammage, a Longview man.
District Attorney Billy Byrd announced Tuesday that Sarah Haslam will face the death penalty when her trial begins in July. Haslam is charged with capital murder and aggravated kidnapping after Gammage's charred body was found in a wooded area near Highway 259 North in Upshur County.
Andrew Norwine and Daniel Paul Jones were also charged with Gammage's murder. Jones pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison in December 2013.
"You murdered, you tortured my son. Your not a human, you are a demon! Demon of the devil! I will never forgive you. You need to go to the deepest pits of hell and burn for eternity," said Frankie Gammage, Ronnie's mother, during Jones' sentencing.
Norwine and Haslam both pleaded not guilty in a pre-trial hearing.
Authorities say Gammage was paying one of the suspects to return property stolen from him by other parties. After being unable to cash the check, Haslam and the other suspect located Gammage at the Waffle House in Longview. During an argument, one of Gammage's truck tires was cut. One of the suspects then lured Gammage into Haslam's car and Haslam drove Gammage, Jones and a third unidentified suspect to a construction site on Tryon Road half a mile north of Loop 281.
At this site, Gammage was beaten by the three suspects, including Haslam and Jones. Fearing they would be seen by passing motorists, they drove to a wooded area off of 259 North. Haslam said Gammage was removed from the car and waked into an open field. He was made to sit on the ground and was beaten again. Haslam then claims she returned to the car, leaving Gammage in the hands of the other two suspects. The two suspects then moved Gammage into the edge of the wooded area.
According to Jones' probable cause report, Jones then took out a knife and cut Gammage's throat, which he believe killed him. Then Jones said he poured gasoline on the body and set it on fire.
Both Haslam and Jones took authorities to find Gammage's body.
A new bond from Gregg County of $300,00 for aggravated kidnapping has been set for Haslam. Norwine's bond has been set at $350,000 on the same charge.
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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