Family of Hattiesburg shooting victim speaks

The family is heartbroken and their souls shattered after Frederick Paige Jr. was gunned down early Sunday morning in Hattiesburg.

  After graduation comes graduate school options

Breakdown of third grade reading test scores from Pine Belt schools

  WCU begins site work for new student center

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Laurel police investigating early-morning shooting

19-year-old killed in Biloxi crash

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1 in 4 Mississippi third graders flunk tougher reading test

  Forrest County Sheriff candidates speak at forum

  Wheels of Glory turn in Hub City

House speaker says Rep. McLeod should resign if domestic violence allegations are true

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  Unemployment rate low in the Pine Belt

New data reveals good news for the state of Mississippi and even better news for the greater Pine Belt area.

Hattiesburg gears up for Parade of Champions

Hattiesburg is celebrating academic excellence and athletic achievement Tuesday night with its second annual Parade of Champions.

Police officer arrested in homicide of Oxford mother

Interim Chief Jeff McCutchen told media Tuesday that early in the investigation it was discovered that Kinne was in a relationship with the victim, Dominique Lashelle Clayton.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Silver Alert cancelled for missing 66-year-old Hazlehurst woman

Mississippi heartbeat law banning most abortions heads to federal court

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

  Emotional reunion: Thousands of miles and 37 years couldn’t keep this Cleveland mother from her daughter (part 2)

  City of Hattiesburg receives grant for Behavioral Health Court

Man accused of pointing gun at vehicles in Columbia parking lot

Columbia police arrested a man Monday evening accused of pointing a handgun at vehicles while stumbling through a Walmart parking lot.

  Missing for 37 years, long-lost daughter reunites with family in Cleveland (part 1)

A woman had no idea she was kidnapped as an infant and then found a family she never knew existed

LIST: Summer feeding programs in the Pine Belt

Several school districts across the Pine Belt are doing their part to make sure no child goes hungry this summer.

Miss. state representative arrested in George County

A Mississippi state lawmaker was arrested over the weekend on a charge of domestic violence-simple assault, according to the George County Sheriff’s Office.

  MHP looking for recruits for Cadet Class 64

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its next batch of recruits for Cadet Class 64.

  City of Hattiesburg begins Historic Preservation week

The city of Hattiesburg is highlighting the rich history it’s buildings and neighborhoods hold.

Southeast Miss. American Red Cross seeking volunteers

There are currently around 100 volunteers across the state working the aftermath of the severe weather events that happened earlier this month.

Fisherman who drowned in Covington County identified

A fisherman who drowned in Covington County Sunday afternoon has been identified.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

Boil water advisory lifted for hundreds in Jones County

A boil water advisory has been lifted for around 500 customers of the J.P. Utility District in Jones County.

Colts sign former Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly

The Indianapolis Colts signed former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly.

Study rates best, worst states for military retirees

With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as Memorial Day facts.

  Lumberton mother holds domestic violence awareness walk, vigil in honor of daughter

Walking through the streets of Lumberton, community members came together to stand for one cause on Sunday.

  Mississippi Highway Patrol pay respects to fallen troopers

The Mississippi Highway Patrol honor troopers who lost their lives in the line of duty Sunday afternoon.

  Man killed in shooting outside of Hattiesburg club

A man was killed in a shooting outside of a Hattiesburg club in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Hattiesburg to celebrate “Historic Preservation Week”

The City of Hattiesburg is hosting a variety of events and activities to highlight the importance of historic preservation.

Family and friends gather for Kingston Frazier’s May Day Celebration

The day marks two years since the 6-year-old’s death.

WCU hosts six ceremonies for 2019 graduation

Hundreds of students at William Carey University have graduated in six ceremonies in Hattiesburg this week.

Kamper Park hosts Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

The staff at Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources hope an activity at Kamper Park Saturday will increase awareness of children’s mental health issues.

  African American Military History Museum celebrates 10th anniversary

From being the only USO in the City of Hattiesburg for African American soldiers in 1942 to now being a historical building, the one of a kind African American Military History Museum celebrated their 10-year anniversary on Saturday.

  HPD hosts second annual “Blue Line Challenge”

National Police Week in the Hub City wrapped up on Saturday with a challenging event honoring fallen officers and raising money for the Hattiesburg Police Department’s Benevolent Fund.

Hattiesburg armed robbery suspect turns himself in

Hattiesburg police say a man wanted for armed robbery turned himself in on Saturday.

  HPD hosting second annual “Blue Line Challenge” Saturday

Hattiesburg Police are hosting an event Saturday, which will test you physically, while raising money for that department’s benevolent fund.

Hattiesburg police investigating armed robbery

Police said the robbery occurred in the 800 block of Edwards Street around 3:15 p.m.

  64 graduate from 15th Judicial District Drug Court

Hundreds of people were at Main Street Baptist Church Friday for a drug court graduation.

  ‘Melt the bodies, saw bones to dust,’ reads note found in SC accused child killer’s car

A clipboard with handwritten notes detailed a horrifying plan to dispose of bodies sat in the passenger side seat of the SUV Timothy Jones Jr. was driving the night of September 6, 2014.

Jessica Chambers’ murder suspect Quinton Tellis indicted in death of woman in Louisiana

Quinton Tellis, the suspect in the Jessica Chambers case, has been indicted by a Louisiana grand jury in the 2015death of Ming Chen Hsaio of Taiwan.

  First steps taken toward new pre-arrest diversion center

A meeting was held at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center on Friday morning to discuss the first steps of building a new pre-arrest diversion center.

  Historic alumna to deliver keynote speech to WCU graduates

William Carey University students are preparing to cross the stage and enter the next chapter of their lives after commencement.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

Expungement clinic to be held Saturday in Heidelberg

A free expungement clinic will be held Saturday in Heidelberg.

Graduating senior from Long Beach identified as drowning victim

Authorities confirmed Friday morning that the body of a young man was found late Thursday after rescue teams spent hours searching the Wolf River.

  Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

A Chesterfield woman put in her will that her beloved dog should be put down upon her death so its remains can be buried with her.

  Hattiesburg Hundred hosts annual sworn officer appreciation banquet

A Hattiesburg organization that provides emergency financial support for police officers and firefighters, or their families, in times of extreme need hosted an annual banquet Thursday night.

USM hosts book exhibit honoring 50th anniversary of King Award

The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating the 50th anniversary of a prestigious children’s book award by showcasing many of the award winners in a special exhibit.

  Living Word Church rebuilds after 2017 tornado

For the last two years Living Word Church has been rebuilding after the original church was destroyed by a tornado.

Forrest County man sentenced for meth trafficking

A Forrest County man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine.

  Businesses honor fallen officers in Hattiesburg

HUB City activities honoring law enforcement go through Saturday

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

Local Domino’s stores to celebrate Armed Forces Day

The store locations in the Pine Belt participating are in Hattiesburg and Petal.

  Jewelry thief leaps over fruits and veggies display in Walmart while running from police

The Pearl Police Department received a call from a local jewelry store on Tuesday in reference to an elderly man who was strong-arm-robbed by a younger male.

Planet Fitness locations to open doors to teens for free all summer long

Planet Fitness is inviting teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations from May 15 through Sept. 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative.

Hundreds under boil water advisory in Jones County

Around 500 customers in the J.P. Utility District in Jones County are under a boil water advisory, the utility company announced Thursday afternoon.

Fred’s closing 104 additional stores across U.S.

The Memphis-based chain announced it will close more stores, a month after they announced 159 stores closing across the U.S.

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one.

New commander named at Keesler Air Force Base

Col. Heather Blackwell officially took over from commander Col. Debra Lovette Thursday morning during a change of command ceremony.

Mississippi strip club ordered to pay over $3.3 million in race discrimination case

The lawsuit says that on July 23, 2013, the strip club terminated Williams’ employment because of her race when she refused to pay the discriminatory fee of $100 per shift to work at Club Danny’s.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

LeBron James collaborates with Walmart to invest in education, fight hunger across the US

LeBron James and Walmart have formed a partnership aimed at improving education and reducing hunger in communities throughout the country.

New medical technology helps blocked sinuses

Technological advancements in medicine are allowing people with sinus issues to seek relief.

Ford recalling Fusion, Ranger models due to transmission issues

Ford is expanding a recall that impacted over 500,000 vehicles in July 2018.

  Retirees landing in Hattiesburg

There is a slight increase in the population of retirees living in the Hub City this year.

Mississippi abortion supporters and opponents react to Alabama ban

Mississippi is among the states in legal battles over restrictive abortion bans.

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

The law makes performing an abortion in Alabama at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother’s health is in danger. There's no exception for rape or incest.

  Pine Belt celebrates National Women’s Health Week with free screenings

Women in the Pine Belt had the chance to learn more about themselves at the Women’s Health Center in Hattiesburg.

Cooperative Energy names new president, CEO

Cooperative Energy names new president, CEOHATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Cooperative Energy named its new president and CEO Tuesday. Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Bowman was announced as the company’s new president. He will take over the role of CEO in late 2019 following the

HPD: $12K necklace stolen from shopping mall jewelry store

Hattiesburg police are looking for a man accused of stealing a necklace worth $12,000 from the Kay Jewelers inside Turtle Creek Mall.