Jefferson Davis County deputy dies in vehicle accident

Jefferson Davis County Deputy Pat Barnes, 49, died when his vehicle left Mississippi 42 near Prentiss and hit a tree.

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 cases rise by more than 900

Driver killed in Jones Co. crash identified, MHP investigates

MSDH: No new COVID-19-related deaths in Mississippi’s latest update

MSDH: Mississippi adds 350 new coronavirus cases

MSDH reports daily COVID-19 cases Mississippi at 360

MSDH: New COVID-19 cases fall to 134 statewide

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MSDH: Daily COVID-19 case count tumbles to 544 Monday

MHP: Hattiesburg teen killed in Greene Co. crash involving charter bus

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 cases rise by more than 1,000

MSDH: 695 new daily COVID-19 cases reported

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 cases in Mississippi fell to 635 Sunday

  Early-morning fire damages old HHS gymnasium

MSDH: New daily COVID-19 case dip below 1,000

Mississippi State Department of Health: New daily COVID-19 cases statewide dip beneath 1,000

MSDH: Daily COVID-19 cases rise another 1,036

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported COVID-19-related deaths had topped 40 statewide for a second consecutive day.

Mississippi new COVID-19 cases rise more than 1,200

Mississippi COVID-19 cases since March 2020 nearing 280,000

I-59 accident in Lamar County claims family of three

A preliminary investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol said a deer on the roadway caused a four-vehicle crash Monday night that claimed the lives of a Purvis family of three.

State’s new COVID-19 cases less than 1,000 for 3rd day

  Black Lives Matter protests officer-involved shooting in Hub City

MSDH reports 705 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

BLM Miss. to protest shooting of teenager by police Monday

MDHS: Mississippi tops 275,000 total COVID-19 cases

MSDH: Mississippi adds another 1,500-plus to COVID-19 tally

MSDH: Another 927 Mississippians added to daily COVID-19 count

Another 927 Mississippians added to daily COVID-19 count.

COVID-19 daily cases rise nearly another 1,200 in Mississippi

Mississippi COVID-19 death toll nearing 5.800.

MDAH awards Hattiesburg with $35K grant for Hawkins Elementary

Hawkins Elementary School in Hattiesburg was awarded a $35,000 Heritage Preservation Grant from the state to help with roof repairs.

Mississippi adds another 1,800-plus to daily COVID-19 count

Mississippi sees another 39 deaths related to COVID-19.

Mississippi adds 1,600-plus to daily COVID-19 list

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 40 more COVID-19-related deaths Sunday, pushing toll since March to more than 5,500.

Mississippi cases of COVID-19 since March pass quarter-million mark

MSDH reports 2,689 new COVID-19 cases, another 70 deaths

Wade Walters sentenced to 18 years for role in medical insurance fraud scheme

Hattiesburg businessman Wade Walters was ordered to pay $250,000 fine, $287.7 million in restitution..

Man pleads guilty to murder of Forrest Co. woman missing since 2019

Jeremy Scotty McCarty pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the murder of Emalee Walters.

MSDH reports record-98 COVID-19-related daily deaths

MSDH says state saw 46 COVID-19-related deaths between Jan. 5 and Jan. 11.

Jones County house fire claims 2 lives

A Sunday night house fire in the Currie community in Jones County claimed two lives.

Daily COVID-19 cases rise another 1,227 in Mississippi

MSDH reports 19 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state.

COVID-19-related deaths hit 500 in Pine Belt

Mississippi added another 2,214 daily cases, 22 new deaths, to COVID-19 count.

Mississippi daily COVID-19 tally rises by nearly 1,800

Pine Belt COVID-19 cases since March nearing 23,000.

MSDH reports nearly 1,900 new COVID-19 cases added to daily rolls

Mississippi added almost 1,900 new COVID-19 cases to its daily tally.

Mississippi’s daily COVID-19 cases jump another 2,575

Deaths linked since March to COVID-19 have risen to more than 4,800 in Mississippi.

  Pilot killed in Jones Co. helicopter crash identified

One person is dead after a helicopter crash in Jones County.

COVID-19 cases in Mississippi top 206,000

The Pine Belt recorded its 500th death related to COVID-19 since March.

COVID-19 deaths since March nearing 500 in Pine Belt

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 845 more COVID-19 cases Saturday statewide.

State sees another 2,200 new coronavirus cases

Pine Belt COVID-19 cases rise to more than 21,600 since March.

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter has died

Former Gov. William Winter, who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died.

  Boil water notice lifted for City of Hattiesburg

After two consecutive days of follow-up samples, the results showed no evidence of bacteria, including E. coli contamination.

Pine Belt COVID-19 cases top 20,000

New COVID-19 cases in Mississippi rise by another 1,500.

Mississippi’s coronavirus cases jump another 2,665 in 1 day

COVID-19 cases nearing 178.000 in Mississippi.

Investigation underway after body found in Wayne Co. Sunday

According to Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley, the body was found near the intersection of Spring Street and Hudson Lane in Waynesboro.

Mississippi’s COVID-19 cases nearing 165,000

Pine Belt coronavirus cases rise to 18,219.

New coronavirus cases still hovering daily around the 2,000 mark

Mississippi reporting 1,942 new cases, 33 deaths Friday attributed to COVID-19

  Train carrying vehicles derailed in Moselle Wednesday morning

According to Jones County Fire Council spokesperson Dana Bumgardner, there are reports that there is a rail car that is blocking a section of Sellers Road near the area.

Jones County suspect apprehended in Perry County

Kolton Pearson, who had fled a Jones County traffic stop Saturday, was captured Sunday in Perry County.

Mississippi’s coronavirus cases rise to 151,785

The Mississippi Department of Health says COVID-19 cases in the state since March have risen to 151,785.

Mississippi’s COVID-19 cases approaching 150,000

Mississippi's COVID-19 cases approaching 150,000.

USM-UAB football game canceled by COVID

The University of Southern Mississippi canceled its football game Friday at the University of Alabama-Birmingham because of COVID-19 concerns within its program.

Hattiesburg man wanted on sexual battery in custody

A Hattiesburg man was taken into custody in a connection to a sexual battery/no consent

MSDH: Mississippi tops 143,000 COVID-19 cases since March

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Sunday another 779 new cases of COVID-19

MSDH says daily COVID-19 spike hits nearly 2,000 new cases

Mississippi State Department of Health says daily spike in COVID-19 hits nearly 2,000 new cases.

2nd person charged in fatal Hattiesburg hit-and-run

Kristie Haynes of Hattiesburg was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony in connection to a fatal hit-and-run.

Missing Jones County woman found ‘safe and sound’

Rebecca L. Cauley, also known as “Becky Brady,” 49, of Jones County was found ‘safe and sound’

Jones Co. begins search for missing woman

Rebecca L. Cauley, 49, was last heard from by family on Nov. 1, 2020, and was last seen driving a white Mitsubishis Galant with a Rankin County, MS tag number RAE-8661.

Sheriff says suspect sought in Lamar County double homicide kills himself

Anthony Shane Simmons, who was wanted for a double homicide early Saturday morning in Lamar County, shot and killed himself after a pursuit in Harrison County, said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

Suspect sought in Saturday morning shooting that left 2 dead

Anthony Shane Simmons is being sought as a suspect in a Saturday morning shooting that left 2 dead in Lamar County.

Iconic ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek passes at 80

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, 80, passed away Sunday morning .

Coronavirus cases in Mississippi top 126,000

Mississippi sees another 816 new COVID-19 cases Saturday.

AP declares Biden winner of presidential election

Win in Pennsylvania clinches White House for Democratic candidate

Friday’s Mississippi COVID-19 cases top 1,000

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported another 1,031 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths Friday, including one death in each of Greene, Jefferson Davis and Lamar counties.

Two escaped inmates captured in Waynesboro

Two inmates who escaped from the Wayne County Jail early Thursday morning are back in custody.

Coronavirus cases top 110,000 in Mississippi

COVID-19 cases rise to more than 110,000 in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Petal man pleads guilty for role in 2016 shooting death

A 24-year-old Petal man pled guilty to "aiding and abetting the carrying and use of a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime.

  Five Richton football players test positive for COVID-19, team quarantined

According to Richton School District Superintendent Clay Anglin, the school believes the cases stem from last Friday night’s football game.

State Farm to cut auto premiums by 9.5 percent

With fewer miles driven and accident claims filed because of the impact of COVID-19, State Farm is slashing car insurance rates, saving more than a half million Mississippi customers about $45.3 million.

  2 arrested in Saturday morning Hattiesburg shooting

Two Hattiesburg residents were arrested in connection to a Saturday-morning shooting that sent six people to a local hospital with injuries.

Reeves says he’ll sign bill to change Mississippi flag

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he will sign a bill to change the state flag if presented such legislation this weekend.

Auditor’s report says state Department of Human Services misspent more than $90 million

Auditor’s report says state Department of Human Services misspent more than $90 million in federal grants.

Early morning house fire claims one life in Ellisville

According to a family member, 92-year-old Elton “Shotgun” Slayton was the occupant of the home and passed away in the fire.

Water rescue efforts taking place in Marion Co. due to Pearl River flooding

The efforts began early Saturday morning near MS HWY 587 around 3 a.m. and later around 1 p.m. near Dean Griner Ballpark in Columbia.

Damaged water pipe along U.S. Highway 98 causes boil water advisory in Hattiesburg

Arnold Line Water Association customers along U.S. Highway 98, in the shopping area of Academy to Bed Bath and Beyond, and also David’s Bridal to Material Girls and the Ross store will be affected.

  All roads back open after Petal train derailment, evacuees return home

More than a dozen railroad cars derailed in Petal just after midnight Friday.

Coroner: Inmate found hanging in cell at Parchman

Carmen was last seen personally by officers at 6:20 p.m. during a security check.

Hattiesburg police make arrests and issues warrant in robbery investigation

Jessica Cochran, 25, and Willie Crosby, 31, were arrested Sunday. Both were each charged with one count of simple robbery.

HPD investigating shooting on Broadway Drive, victim identifed

Jamara Quadracus "Drake" Edwards, 25, was found suffering from a gunshot wound and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.