Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Although born in Louisiana, and raised in Northern Virginia, Nick Ortego now calls Hattiesburg home. After attending the University of Southern Mississippi, Nick began reporting for WDAM in 2003.
For over three years Nick covered many top Stories at News Seven in both Lamar County and the City of Hattiesburg. While Nick was building relationships in the Pine Belt reporting, he was also working in the Weather Department. Over the years, Nick frequently worked morning and evening weather at news seven, and in August 2005, he covered Hurricane Katrina as it passed over the Pine Belt.
In February, 2007, Nick switched from full time in news, to full time in weather. You can find Nick, Monday-Friday, during the 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 Nightly News.
Nick was awarded "Best Weathercast" by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
"Reporting and forecasting is one of the most rewarding jobs there is, Nick says. If one person is less apathetic because of something I reported, I know my job is worthwhile."
Nick lives near Hattiesburg with his wife Leslie and has two boys, Blake and Caden.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>