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  Bitter cold means bad news for exposed water pipes in Pine Belt

  Fieldhouse and local shelters help homeless brace for cold

PRCC’s Moore named MACJC’s 1st Player o’Week

Mississippi agencies receive $1.7 million to combat human trafficking and provide services to trafficking victims

  The Wall That Heals makes stop in Columbia

First Alert: Very cold night for Pine Belt

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4 local standouts tabbed “Mr. Football” by MCAC

14 arrested after multi-month narcotics investigation in Marion Co.

Demolition begins on USM’s Pinehaven Apartments

Bond denied for Jones County murder suspect

Suspect in Hub City murder investigation arrested in California

Accused cop killer pleads not guilty in shooting deaths of two Brookhaven officers

Mike Espy makes it official, announces bid for U.S. Senate

Mike Espy launched his campaign for U.S. Senate Tuesday.

  Students receive recognition for perfect scores on state test

Pine Belt students get recognition at the Forrest County School District Board Meeting for excelling in the classroom.

  Laurel Salvation Army opens warming shelter for cold weather

The Salvation Army in Laurel will open it’s warming shelter for the cold weather coming in on Tuesday.

High School Football Recap: Week 12; Part 2

Oak Grove and Richton high schools earned football playoff berths Friday.

Governor-elect Tate Reeves talks future of his administration, vision for the state

  Laurel students host first Veterans Day Living History Museum

Hattiesburg hosts 37th Veterans Day ceremony

High school football playoffs hit full throttle Friday

  Marion County honors veterans during Monday ceremony

Mississippi State dedicates POW/MIA Chairs of Honor at athletic venues

  First Alert: Cold rain overnight, freezing temps expected on Tuesday & Wednesday

A big blast of Canadian air will arrive overnight tonight into Tuesday.

  Preventing Nausea in Young Cancer Patients

Oncologists at Phoenix Children’s Hospital say nausea and vomiting disturbs families most when their kids are getting chemo. After one particularly distressing instance, a doctor reached out to the technology department, teaming up to get the right anti-nausea drugs to kids.

Veterans Day events around the Pine Belt area

The Pine Belt area will have many events taking place on Veterans Day.

High School Football Recap: Week 12; Part 1

Petal, Laurel and Lumberton high schools wrapped up regular season with football wins.

  USM cadets remember the fallen at the Veterans Memorial Wall

The somber event is to remember those who have fallen before the parade celebration on Veterans Day.

Saints fans react to disappointing loss against Falcons

Saints fans filed out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a disappointing loss to their division rivals the Atlanta Falcons.

  USM Air Force ROTC take part in 24-hour Veterans Memorial Wall vigil

They began at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park and will end on Veterans Day morning.

Picayune dominates 2nd half to top Wayne County

Picayune High School outscored Wayne County High School 21-0 in the second half of a 49-28 victory Friday night.

S. Alabama hands USM hoops 1st loss of season

The University of South Alabama scored the final five points Saturday night to hold off the University of Southern Mississippi, 75-69.

Police: Homeless man stabbed to death inside Mississippi church

Both the victim and the suspect are believed to be homeless.

  Hattiesburg hosted the 74th annual MS State NAACP Convention

The convention started Thursday and came to an end Saturday night.

  Laurel Girl Scouts serve lunch to veterans

Nearly two dozen Jones County Girl Scouts honored local veterans Saturday by serving them lunch.

  Laurel American Legion post hosts annual Veterans Day program

A Laurel American Legion post celebrated Veterans Day Saturday night with an annual program.

  Main Street Books hopes to improve in this year’s “Give a Child a Book” fundraiser

For every $5 raised, one light bulb will be lit up on a tree the bookstore plans to put out.

  Downtown Hattiesburg businesses hosts Holiday Open House

The open house's theme is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Pine Belt mother dedicates scholarship to late son

Valerie Horne started Pancakes For a Purpose eight years ago.

  USM defense stands tall in 37-2 victory over UAB

The University of Southern Mississippi snapped a three-game losing streak against the University of Alabama-Birmingham 37-2 Saturday.

Red Cross competition enhances volunteer response skills

American Red Cross volunteers from across South Mississippi got some valuable skills training in a competitive two-day event that wrapped up Saturday.

Laurel resident battling cancer gets much-needed wheelchair ramp

Laurel city leaders, students and participants in a drug recovery program have teamed up to help make life a little easier for one woman who’s battling a terrible disease.

7 to be inducted into 2019 M-Club Hall of Fame class

Seven more former Golden Eagles to be inducted into M-Club Hall of Fame.

Hattiesburg police searching for grand larceny suspect

Hattiesburg police are asking for the public’s help in solving a grand larceny case.

  Glade school hosts Veterans Day program

Students at Glade Elementary School showed their support for Veterans Friday.

  Chancellor Gambrell speaks during day two of Hattiesburg NAACP conference

An annual conference of the state NAACP is continuing in Hattiesburg.

  Lamar County volunteer fire departments receive $4,500 grant

A few volunteer fire departments in Lamar County are getting some new needed equipment.

  Vitalant in need of blood donations

Vitalant in Hattiesburg is asking for the public’s help in getting O negative blood donations.

MDOC probation officer facing child porn charge

A probation officer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections has been charged with one count of child pornography in Petal.

  Mom holds Pancakes for a Purpose in honor of late son

Valerie Horne started doing Pancakes for a Purpose fundraiser eight years ago. She recently dedicated the fundraiser in memory of her son, Brennon Horne, who got diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 6.

  West Jones finishes off undefeated regular season

West Jones High School finishes undefeated regular season with 42-0 victory over Jackson Wingfield High School.

  High Achieving Schools, High Stress Students

Parents want their children to compete at high levels to succeed. So, what can they do?

  Lamar County couple recognized as Miss. Tree Farmers of the Year

Nestled on the outskirts of Sumrall in Lamar County, this tree farm is home to Henry and Kay Hudson. Passed down through the family, the whispering pines and gentle waters serve a much greater purpose.

First Alert: Next week may offer first hard freeze of season

Looking toward Tuesday of next week, it looks like a big cool down is coming.

Forrest Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for missing man

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing man.

Adams Co. man becomes first in Miss. found guilty on multiple counts of dogfighting

An Adams County man was found guilty Thursday of three counts of felony dog fighting.

  Expert gives advice on building credit for kids

While there can be some benefits to getting a credit card at a young age, there can be some drawbacks as well.

  Section of Highway 11 dedicated to Coach Phillip James Jr.

The section of Hwy 11 from its intersection in the city limits of Ellisville to Hall Street in Moselle will now be known as the 'Coach Phillip James Jr. Memorial Highway.'

  U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security holds field hearing about impacts of ICE raids

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security held a field hearing on the impacts of the ICE raids on communities in Mississippi.

  South Jones Band performs one last show after winning state title

The South Jones High School Marching Band celebrated a first place finish at a state competition by performing its contest show one last time for fellow students and family members.

Shelter for abused women now offers safe haven for clients’ pets, too

Victims of domestic abuse can now find safety for their pets as well.

  Marion County removes oak trees in front of courthouse

Crews have cut down the oak trees that used to reside in front of the Marion County Courthouse.

Lumberton police chief terminated by city

Former Lumberton Police Chief Adam Jones is speaking out after being terminated by the Board of Aldermen this week.

Silver Alert canceled for 59-year-old woman from Simpson Co.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 59-year-old Elizabeth Wagner Barker of Mendenhall, Simpson County, MS.

Hattiesburg native and Medal of Honor recipient becomes namesake for U.S. Navy destroyer

Ingalls Shipbuilding laid the keel Thursday for a ship that will be named after the youngest serviceman in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor, Hattiesburg native Capt. Jack H. Lucas.

  State’s youngest double mastectomy patient starts nonprofit

When May was only 19 years old, she had to go through a double mastectomy herself, making her the youngest in Mississippi to have one.

State Board of Education: More study needed before elimination of U.S. History Exam

The Accountability Task Force is scheduled to meet on December 5.

Jones County to close bridge Friday

The Jones County Emergency Operations Center announced the closure of a bridge beginning Friday at 8 a.m. until further notice.

119 illegal aliens prosecuted for stealing identities of Americans, falsifying immigration documents

119 illegal aliens have been prosecuted since the execution of multiple federal criminal and administrative search warrants at seven sites across Mississippi.

Escaped MDOC inmate captured in Marion County

A state inmate who escaped from a work detail in Lincoln County on Monday is back in custody.

Jones County murder suspect arrested in Louisiana

Officials with the Morgan City Police Department said Jose Angel Melendez-Davila was captured just before 5 a.m.

Silver Alert canceled for 79-year-old Newton County man

He's been found safe.

President Trump will attend Alabama-LSU game

President Trump officially confirmed during a rally in Monroe, La. Wednesday evening that he’ll be attending the Alabama/LSU game in Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon.

  Lamar County voter turnout up from last general election

Around 50% of registered voters in Lamar County cast their ballot in Tuesdays general election.

  William Carey hosts 12th Pine Belt College Fair

More than 2,000 high school students from South Mississippi visited William Carey University Wednesday to learn about colleges and the military.

  Oak Grove elementary students learn through STEM program

The gifted education program at Oak Grove Lower Elementary hosted an education program Wednesday for learning in a real-world context. Students in second and third grades are learning to problem solve, think and build.

  Covington sheriff-elect Perkins says changes in department will happen soon

Darrell Perkins will be the next sheriff in Covington County.

Former Lumberton police officer sues city

A former Lumberton police officer filed a civil complaint against the city Wednesday, claiming she was wrongfully fired from the department in 2018.

  Hattiesburg Early Learning offers tax credit to donors

The Director of Federal Programs and Early Childhood Education for the Hattiesburg Public School District, Carrie Hornsby believes the most important stage of education is in early childhood.

Law enforcement ‘looking at a suspect’ after man shot, killed in Jefferson Davis County

The victim’s body is being sent to the State Crime Lab.

Sheriffs’ races dominate election headlines in the Pine Belt

While most of the state was watching results come out of the capital city Tuesday night, sheriffs’ races dominated the headlines here in the Pine Belt.