Palazzo announces $1.4 million grant for Hattiesburg’s Timberton Park

  Southern Miss freshmen move in dorms

  Judge: Lawsuit involving Jones County oil companies can move forward

Mississippi ranked the most Fortnite obsessed state in the country

Beer sales coming to Southern Miss home football games

Perry Co. sample ballots for 2019 primary runoff

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Marion Co. sample ballots for 2019 primary runoff

Lamar Co. sample ballots for 2019 primary runoff

Forrest Co. sample ballots for 2019 primary runoff

Wayne Co. sample ballots for 2019 primary runoff

  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

Covington Co. sample ballots for 2019 primary runoff

Hattiesburg guest wins $147K jackpot at Bok Homa Casino

The guest, who wished to remain anonymous, was playing the progressive slot machine called “Tarzan.” The jackpot totaled $147,047.21.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

Jones County School District finds new event security

The Jones County School District has found a new avenue to provide security for events outside of school hours, like Friday night football games.

New reported case of West Nile Virus brings state total to six

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019 on Monday.

Forrest Health to host nurse recruitment fair in September

Crash in Jones Co. leaves one driver injured

Sheriff: Deadly Lamar Co. shooting appears to be self-defense

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

Carjacking suspect leads police on second chase in two days, hospitalized after crash

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Six people injured in ATV accident in Lauderdale County

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says the investigation continues into exactly what caused the ATV to crash.

  Jones football building championship program on and off field

Jones College won ten games last season - including a bowl victory for the first time since 1998 - but fell short of a national championship on the football field. However, the Bobcats were awarded perhaps an even bigger honor as the NJCAA’s Football Academic Team of the Year.

  Hattiesburg store owner shares CBD health benefits

There are a lot of questions and speculations surrounding the product. That’s why the owner of ‘Your CBD Store’ in Hattiesburg is working to educate the public about it.

Hattiesburg Arts Council, USM to host teen music competition

“Put Me in the Mix” is a music mentoring, performing and recording competition for teens age 13-19.

  Hattiesburg-based Venture Church celebrates four months in South Mississippi

A church for the un-churched - Hattiesburg-based Venture Church welcomes people into their celebration regardless of their background or religion.

Ole Miss to open $32M campus recreation center this month

The center is free for students. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members must buy memberships.

New Orleans memorializes Nancy Parker, Franklin Augustus

In the 24 hours following their deaths, locals have shown their loves for FOX 8's beloved Nancy Parker and Franklin Augustus, a trailblazing pilot and tireless mentor.

Ex-missionary sentenced in death of Mississippi woman

Jones was killed in 2017 at the home she shared with her boyfriend and four children.

  Clear the Shelters provides incentives for Hattiesburg-area families to adopt homeless pets

Dozens of homeless dogs and cats around the Pine Belt found permanent homes in an annual adoption event.

  Hattiesburg retired Guardsman remembers death, destruction from Hurricane Camille

One Hattiesburg man, Bob Mordica, was among the many National Guard soldiers that were called to serve their communities after the storm.

  Man in custody after ‘suspicious person’ call from Petal Walmart

A man is in custody at the Petal Police Department after they received a "suspicious person" call from Walmart Friday afternoon.

  2 charged in shooting behind Hattiesburg business

Hattiesburg police charged two Laurel teenagers in connection to a shooting behind a Hardy Street business Friday night.

  Hattiesburg police respond to shots fired behind business

Hattiesburg police are investigating a shooting behind a Hardy Street business Friday night.

Hundreds come out for first ever ‘Zoostock’

The zoo was full of people Friday night, ready to re-live the 60′s with Zoostock.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

FOX 8 journalist Nancy Parker killed in New Orleans East plane crash

Nancy Parker, a journalist at FOX 8 for 23 years, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East on Friday afternoon.

  Waller campaigns at Ellisville restaurant

Republican candidate for governor Bill Waller, Jr. was back in the Pine Belt Friday, campaigning in Jones County.

  USM Psychologist: Mental illness not to blame for gun violence

With two mass shootings terrorizing communities and a standoff with a man resulting in six officers shot in Philadelphia, mental illness and gun violence have become popular topics.

  Southern Pines to host annual Clear The Shelter Event

Adoption specials offered to the community from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019

3 charged in string of Lamar Co. burglaries

Three suspects have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in Lamar County.

  HPD holds news conference on recent gang-related shootings

Chief Anthony Parker of HPD addressed the recent homicides that have taken place in the city.

Jury rules in favor of FBI in wrongful termination suit

The jury found that former special agent Warren Flowers did not prove he was fired as a result of retaliation for filing a claim of discrimination against his supervisors.

MSU football player pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Story, a redshirt senior, faced a charge of aggravated animal cruelty to a Great Dane named Kodak, which belonged to a woman he previously dated. The 2018 complaint says Story did not give the dog food or water for three days.

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

  Women in medicine honored by the Mississippi State Medical Association

Women in medicine who are pioneers in the field for their accomplishments in Mississippi were honored during a ceremony sponsored by the Mississippi State Medical Association.

  Speech and language center opens in Laurel

Insight Speech and Language Center in Laurel officially opened its doors Thursday.

Listen to WDAM’s new sports podcast, ‘Tim’s Two Cents’

We released the Tim’s Two Cents Podcast, featuring WDAM’s own Tim Doherty and various guests discussing Pine Belt sports.

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday, August 15 that a medication used to treat migraines was being pulled from shelves because continued use could lead to serious, life threatening infections.

Day 4: Supervisor testifies in FBI wrongful termination suit

Testimony continued on the fourth day of federal court in Hattiesburg in the case of former FBI agent Warren Flowers, who is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job.

  New Shirley’s in Collins to open next Spring

A popular, family-owned business in Collins destroyed by arson a few months ago is being rebuilt.

Study: Mississippi ranked worst state to have a baby

Mississippi was ranked the worst state to have a baby but there are steps being taken to try and improve the statistics.

  Perry County adds new after school programs

Perry County School District students now have access to three new programs.

  Hattiesburg Police Academy graduates six recruits

Six recruits received their badges from Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker at a graduation ceremony Thursday.

  Chris McDaniel endorses Tate Reeves for Miss. governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been endorsed by Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Awning falls on students at Runnelstown Elementary; 2 injured

The students were taken to an area hospital as a precaution and have since been released.

Woman charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Hattiesburg police arrested a suspect Thursday in the shooting death of a 41-year-old man.

Miss. Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in 2013 suit filed against Hattiesburg

The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a 2016 ruling of the Forrest County Circuit Court in a suit filed against the City of Hattiesburg, former Mayor Johnny Dupree and the City Council.

  Remembering Hurricane Camille: 50 years later

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille making landfall along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, devastating the coastline and the Pine Belt.

Deadly hit-and-run still under investigation in Jones Co.

JCSO are still searching leads and investigating the hit-and-run incident that happened earlier this week.

Laurel PD still searching for leads in deadly shooting

Laurel police are still investigating the shooting death of George Hosey Jr. Hosey was killed in late July.

Missing Tenn. 11-month-old found

A missing 11-month-old has been found.

Attorney hopes for ‘reasonable bond’ for accused killer of Ole Miss student

The attorney for Brandon Theesfeld is hoping for a “reasonable bond.”

MDE releases statewide test scores; Petal ranked among highest in state

The Mississippi Department of Education released statewide results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program.

Forrest Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 37-year-old woman

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 37-year-old woman.

Company seeks ‘Friends’ super fan to watch 25 hours of classic sitcom for $1,000

Could there BE an easier way to earn some cash??!!

2 charged in shooting death of 26-year-old Hattiesburg man

Police charged two Hattiesburg men in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man.

  Mother seeks justice in son’s 2011 murder

A Jasper County mother wants answers in the 2011 murder of her son, Maurice McDonald.

Day 3: Testimony continues in wrongful termination suit by former FBI agent

A federal court jury in Hattiesburg heard testimony for the third day in a lawsuit brought by former FBI agent Warren Flowers, who is suing the Bureau for being wrongfully terminated.

  Candidates Lynn Fitch, Dane Maxwell speak at Jones GOP Women meeting

State Treasurer and candidate for attorney general Lynn Fitch made a campaign stop in Laurel Wednesday.

  Second annual Women in Business forum held in Laurel

The Jones County Chamber of Commerce and Community Bank sponsored a business symposium for women Wednesday.

  Jones EOC hosting first certification class for 911 operators in decade

About two dozen law enforcement dispatches from across Mississippi are in Laurel this week, taking a required course that was last offered in Jones County a decade ago.

Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

Kale is healthy to eat, but can it also cure cancer?

Laurel Salvation Army seeks community support after low summer donations

The Salvation Army of Laurel is facing a critical shortage of donations and is looking for the community to help.

Man killed in Hattiesburg shooting; crash at gas station

A 26-year-old man was killed in a Tuesday afternoon shooting that caused him to crash his vehicle at a gas station in Hattiesburg.

Driver license stations across the Magnolia State reopened

The Department of Information Technology Services is currently working to fix the problem.

Court receives NFL’s discovery responses in ‘NOLA No-Call’ lawsuit

A New Orleans lawyer says that they have received responses from the NFL regarding a “NOLA No-Call” lawsuit.

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over sexual misconduct accusations

The 78-year-old Domingo is one of the industry's most powerful figures and more than three dozen people in the opera world told the AP that his behavior has long been an open secret.

Missy McGee hosts campaign kickoff for Dist. 102 seat

The Republican representing House District 102 officially kicked off her campaign for reelection Tuesday night.