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Chris Thies is the Digital Content Manager for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Chris
730 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths reported in Mississippi
MSDH reported 730 new COVID-19 cases and 31 additional deaths on Tuesday.
Published 2h at 9:54 AM
2 more charged in Laurel capital murder investigation
Two additional suspects have been charged in an ongoing capital murder investigation in Laurel.
Published October 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM
Purvis Middle School closed for 2 weeks due to COVID-19
Purvis Middle School announced Sunday it will be closed until Nov. 2.
Published October 19, 2020 at 11:52 AM
586 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported in Miss. over weekend
MSDH reported 233 new cases on Saturday and 353 new cases on Sunday.
Published October 19, 2020 at 9:51 AM
MSDH weekly report on COVID-19 cases, quarantines in Miss. schools
MSDH reported 87 teachers and staff and 1,161 students were quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure during the week of Oct. 5 through Oct. 9.
Published October 16, 2020 at 3:47 PM
3rd suspect charged in Hattiesburg youth coach murder investigation
Eddie Person turned himself in to law enforcement Thursday.
Published October 15, 2020 at 9:40 PM
Man charged with first-degree murder in 2019 Hattiesburg shooting
William Deshaun Myers was shot on Martin Luther King Avenue on Feb. 6, 2019.
Published October 13, 2020 at 5:36 PM
SCRMC announces changes to visitation policy
SCRMC is loosening some of the restrictions in its visitor policy that have been in place during the pandemic.
Published October 13, 2020 at 3:56 PM
713 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths reported in Mississippi
MSDH reported 713 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Tuesday.
Published October 13, 2020 at 9:50 AM
296 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi, 33 in the Pine Belt
In the 10 Pine Belt counties, 12,189 COVID-19 cases and 342 deaths have been reported.
Published October 12, 2020 at 11:29 AM
Delta knocks out power to thousands in South Mississippi
Electric companies in South Mississippi are reporting thousands of outages caused by Tropical Storm Delta.
Published October 10, 2020 at 12:33 AM
Silver Alert canceled for 72-year-old Prentiss man
Andrew E. Postell was found safe.
Published October 8, 2020 at 5:14 PM
Town of State Line under a boil water advisory
Town officials said about 600 utilities customers are under the boil water advisory.
Published October 7, 2020 at 5:33 PM
Forrest County jailer accused of having sex with inmates
A correctional officer at the Forrest County Jail accused of having sexual relations with female inmates has been arrested and charged.
Published October 7, 2020 at 5:07 PM
Woman reported missing in Jones County
Jennifer Marie Pridgen was last seen walking on Dacetown Road near Ellisville on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Published October 6, 2020 at 2:59 PM
La. man pleads guilty in deadly 2016 shooting outside Hub City restaurant
Investigators said the shooting happened after a drug deal turned sour.
Published October 1, 2020 at 4:31 PM
Man, 36, killed in Hub City shooting
Hattiesburg police are investigating a shooting that left a 36-year-old man dead Tuesday night.
Published September 30, 2020 at 4:23 PM
Project EJECT making streets of Hattiesburg safer
Project EJECT is an inter-agency initiative aimed as stopping drug-related and violent crimes.
Jeffrey Morgan and
Published September 29, 2020 at 5:08 PM
Suspect in deadly Covington Co. shooting pleads guilty to manslaughter
The deadly shooting happened May 17, 2020.
Published September 22, 2020 at 2:24 PM
First Alert: Hurricane Sally continues to track east
Sally is forecast to make landfall near Dauphin Island, Ala. around 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Published September 15, 2020 at 1:40 PM
505 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths reported in Mississippi
MSDH reported 505 new COVID-19 cases and 28 additional deaths on Tuesday.
Published September 15, 2020 at 10:27 AM
2 accused of trying to sneak drugs into Forrest County jail
The drugs were found sewn into clothing being delivered to an inmate in the jail.
Published September 10, 2020 at 4:37 PM
Hattiesburg receives $13M federal grant for downtown overpass project
The project includes two railroad overpasses on Hall Street and a roundabout intersection at James Street and Bay Street.
Published September 10, 2020 at 4:12 PM
Woman charged in Marion County murder investigation
The investigation began after deputies were called to a home on Expose Road around 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Published September 8, 2020 at 12:49 PM
Petal woman sentenced to prison for sexually abusing infant
Tiffany Meghan McClellan was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years of probation.
Published September 3, 2020 at 3:31 PM
Dirt Cheap looking to hire 100 workers in Hattiesburg
The company is looking to add 100 jobs to its 700-person workforce in Hattiesburg.
Published September 1, 2020 at 5:17 PM
Man found safe after floating Leaf River on makeshift raft
He was found near Idell Circle in Petal, about a mile south of E Hardy Street bridge.
Published September 1, 2020 at 10:33 AM
Lumberton teen killed in Sunday crash
The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. on State Route 13 just north of Arthur Lowe Road.
Published August 31, 2020 at 4:01 PM
USM football players skip practice, march against social injustice
The football team will not practice Friday as players intend to march in protest of “instances of racial injustice in our country.”
Chris Thies and
Published August 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Lamar County School District Superintendent resigns
Superintendent Tess Smith has resigned from her position.
Published August 26, 2020 at 6:28 PM
Mississippi joins lawsuit against Google, claims it is a ‘monopoly gatekeeper’
730 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths reported in Mississippi
Federal charges filed against mother accused of kidnapping two boys
Warm trend continues through the week
COVID-19 in Mississippi: 111,322 cases, 3,171 deaths reported by health dept.