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  • Teacher pay raise bill signed into law

    Teacher pay raise bill signed into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:08:33 GMT
    The state is giving a tip of the hat to the folks who educate our children. Some say it's past due. Public school teachers filled the State Capitol rotunda in January. They had one goal: convince lawmakers
    Public school teachers filled the State Capitol rotunda in January. They had one goal: convince lawmakers to give them a raise. Their call for change was answered.Patience was starting to wear off for public school teachers who waited seven years for THIS announcement.
  • Yarber declares victory

    Yarber declares victory

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:01:35 GMT
    Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber came out around 8:30 this evening and spoke briefly to this supporters, and declared victory in the mayor's race.Yarber has led all evening, and with just a few precincts
    Jackson voters have promoted a city councilman to lead the Capital City.  Mayor elect Tony Yarber entered to cheers at the packed ballroom at the King Edward. He began his speech to supporters with a prayer of thanksgiving.
  • Lumumba says he'll continue to work for the people

    Lumumba says he'll continue to work for the people

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:55:02 GMT
    Chokwe Antar Lumumba gave his concession speech at Fondren Hall, and thanked his wife, family and supporters.Supporters cheered him, yelling one city, one aim, one destiny, his campaigns slogan. During
    Chokwe Antar Lumumba gave his con session speech at Fondren Hall, and thanked his wife, family and supporters.
  • College Baseball: MSU, Southern Miss & LSU all posted victories Tuesday night

    College Baseball: MSU, Southern Miss & LSU all posted victories Tuesday night

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:26:44 GMT
    Pitching and timely hitting guided No. 20 Mississippi State past No. 12 Ole Miss 8-3 before a record setting crowd of 8,496 at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The game did not count in the Southeastern Conference
    Mississippi State knocked off Ole Miss 8-3 in the Governor's Cup Tuesday night.  Southern Miss upset Alabama 6-3 and LSU blanked Tulane 6-0.
  • Pier Walk focuses on remembering loved ones and environment

    Pier Walk focuses on remembering loved ones and environment

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:58:00 GMT
    Tuesday was Earth Day and as many people took part in events to preserve our environment over in Gulfport people were using the day for a dual purpose. The third annual pier walk at the Ken Combs Pier
    Tuesday was Earth Day and as many people took part in events to preserve our environment over in Gulfport people were using the day for a dual purpose. The third annual pier walk at the Ken Combs Pier has been celebrated for three years now.
  • Victim of attempted front yard rape speaks out about attack

    Victim of attempted front yard rape speaks out about attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:36:27 GMT
    (WMC) - A family is healing Tuesday after a mother was nearly raped in her front yard in front of two of her children. The sunshine on Monday made for the perfect day to plant flowers. But instead of enjoying
    A family is healing Tuesday after a mother was nearly raped in her front yard in front of two of her children.
  • Congressman Harper and former Senator Lott discuss telehealth technology

    Congressman Harper and former Senator Lott discuss telehealth technology

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:58:44 GMT
    UMMC is on the cutting edge of technology that connects doctors with patients in rural areas.    Congressman Gregg Harper, Republican House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and former Senator Trent Lott today
    UMMC is on the cutting edge of technology that connects doctors with patients in rural areas.    Congressman Gregg Harper, Republican House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and former Senator Trent Lott today discussed the role of telehealth technology.
  • Indoor Gun Range one step closer to reality in Gulfport

    Indoor Gun Range one step closer to reality in Gulfport

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:54:23 GMT
    The city of Gulfport is on track to get a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range. The City Council put the plans one step closer to action in a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
    The city of Gulfport is on track to get a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range. The developer has had plans in the works for almost a decade. It was just a matter of finding the right venue.
  • Biloxi baseball GM excited to launch in brand new market

    Biloxi baseball GM excited to launch in brand new market

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:32:33 GMT
    Buck Rogers will be the face of Biloxi baseball. On Tuesday, team officials announced the current general manager of the Huntsville Stars has been hired to be the GM when the Stars move to Biloxi.
    Buck Rogers will be the face of Biloxi baseball. On Tuesday, team officials announced the current general manager of the Huntsville Stars has been hired to be the GM when the Stars move to Biloxi.
  • Sandersville names new mayor in special election

    Sandersville names new mayor in special election

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:07:08 GMT
    Sandersville elected a new mayor Tuesday during a special election after the sudden death of their former mayor. Alderman Bob White won the position with 108 votes to his challenger Darlene Hill who received
    Sandersville elected a new mayor Tuesday during a special election after the sudden death of their former mayor.
  • Pascagoula student receives 'good-through-graduation' scholarship

    Pascagoula student receives 'good-through-graduation' scholarship

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:52:24 GMT
    One Pascagoula high senior will head to college this fall without any worries about how to pay for it. She is one of 1,000 recipients in the nation benefiting from the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
    One Pascagoula high senior will head to college this fall without any worries about how to pay for it. Jasmine Calvillo is one of 1,000 recipients in the nation benefiting from the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
  • Jackson firefighters battle downtown fire

    Jackson firefighters battle downtown fire

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:37:38 GMT
    First responders are battling a huge fire on the corner of Capitol and Lemmon Streets in downtown Jackson. The fire, at 710 West Capitol Street, is at the location of the former Atmos Energy Headquarters. Chief
    First responders are battling a huge fire on the corner of Capitol and Lemmon Streets in downtown Jackson. The fire, at 710 West Capitol Street, is at the location of the former Atmos Energy Headquarters.
  • Volunteers remove lots of litter from Deer Island on Earth Day

    Volunteers remove lots of litter from Deer Island on Earth Day

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:46:58 GMT
    More than 150 volunteers spent their Earth Day removing lots of litter from Deer Island. The island clean-up was the kickoff event for this year's Renew Our Rivers program, sponsored by MS Power.
    More than 150 volunteers spent their Earth Day removing lots of litter from Deer Island. The island clean-up was the kickoff event for this year's "Renew Our Rivers" program, sponsored by Mississippi Power Company. Since the program's inception nine years ago, it has helped remove hundreds of tons of debris and litter from area waterways.
  • The vote count begins to see who will be Jackson's next mayor

    The vote count begins to see who will be Jackson's next mayor

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:07:54 GMT
    Many precincts report a steady flow of voters all day, as Jackson residents went to the polls to elect a new mayor.Poll workers at Callaway High School say it's been a steady flow of people all day long.Supporters
    Many precincts report a steady flow of voters all day, as Jackson residents went to the polls to elect a new mayor.
  • USM president addresses students' concerns

    USM president addresses students' concerns

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:07:46 GMT
    The president of USM was in South Mississippi Tuesday to follow up on concerns students voiced to him last week.
    The president of USM was in South Mississippi Tuesday to follow up on concerns students voiced to him last week. About 15 USM Gulf Park students showed up to the open forum where President Dr. Rodney Bennett allowed them to ask him anything.
  • McLaurin VFD to offer free CPR training

    McLaurin VFD to offer free CPR training

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:02:33 GMT
    FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The McLaurin Volunteer Fire Dept. will soon begin free CPR, AED and first aid training as part of a new program funded by a $4,000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation. The
    It's called Operation Community Life Saver. Each class will last between 4-8 hours.
  • Spring plants cause allergy woes for Pine Belt citizens

    Spring plants cause allergy woes for Pine Belt citizens

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:16:53 GMT
    Spring can be a colorful season, but it is often the colorful plants and trees that cause people to suffer. "With the moving to spring it's quite natural to have those allergies related to the pollens.
    Spring can be a colorful season, but it is often the colorful plants and trees that cause people to suffer.
  • Port director optimistic Chiquita will renew lease

    Port director optimistic Chiquita will renew lease

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:58:38 GMT
    The Port of Gulfport is awaiting word from Chiquita on whether that longtime tenant will renew its lease. The fresh fruit company has been one of the anchor companies at the port for decades.
    The Port of Gulfport is awaiting word from Chiquita on whether that longtime tenant will renew its lease. The fresh fruit company has been one of the anchor companies at the port for decades.
  • Police release surveillance video of victim's dramatic escape

    Police release surveillance video of victim's dramatic escape

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:57:46 GMT
    We have an update on a disturbing story involving a string of carjacking and sexual assaults here in Jackson. The two teenagers appeared in court once again on Tuesday morning. 13-year-old Remy Harvey
    In the weekend incident, the 13-year-old and 16-year-old are accused of kidnapping, carjacking, and raping a 29-year-old woman. 


     
  • MS women asked to check their voter registration

    MS women asked to check their voter registration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:51:07 GMT
    Mississippi women are being warned to check their voter registration before May 3, if they want to vote in the upcoming June primary.
    Mississippi women are being warned to check their voter registration before May 3, if they want to vote in the upcoming June primary. The concern is that some women may use their married name on their government-issued ID, but registered to vote under their maiden name or a former married name.
  • Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:37:27 GMT
    WLBT continues to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006, so is justice being served? Jessica
    We continue to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006. So, is justice being served?
  • Coast casinos have best March since 2008

    Coast casinos have best March since 2008

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:20:35 GMT
    According to the latest Mississippi Department of Revenue report, the casinos grossed $104 million last month. That's their best March since 2008.
    March gaming revenues offer a glimmer of hope for Mississippi's tourism industry. Why? Because coast casinos had their best March since 2008. According to the latest Mississippi Department of Revenue report, the casinos grossed $104 million last month.
  • Colonial Estates water woes may be coming to an end

    Colonial Estates water woes may be coming to an end

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:46:49 GMT
    A plan to tie the Colonial Estates area of Jackson County into the city's water system is welcome news to many people who live there.
    A plan to tie the Colonial Estates area of Jackson County into the city's water system is welcome news to many people who live there. More than 30 homes would be impacted, and the project would be funded with a $600,000 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority.
  • Lamar County adds new K-9 Units

    Lamar County adds new K-9 Units

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:29:26 GMT
    The Lamar County Sheriff's Department recently added two Belgian Malinois to their force bringing their total number of k-9 units to six. A variety of donors pitched in to cover the cost of the k-9 officers. Along

    The Lamar County Sheriff's Department recently added two Belgian Malinois to their force bringing their total number of k-9 units to six.

  • Search for man who tried to rape woman in her yard continues

    Search for man who tried to rape woman in her yard continues

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:20:09 GMT
    (WMC) - Senatobia police are searching for a man who reportedly attacked a woman while she was in her yard along Brown's Ferry Road. The victim reported the incident to police. Right now detectives say
    Senatobia police are searching for a man who reportedly tried to rape a woman while she was in her yard along Brown's Ferry Road.
  • Third Hattiesburg police officer appeals termination

    Third Hattiesburg police officer appeals termination

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:02:25 GMT
    Another fired Hattiesburg police officer appealed his termination to circuit court. An attorney for Johnny Vaughn filed the notice of appeal Monday. Vaughn was terminated March 24th after an internal
    Another fired Hattiesburg police officer appealed his termination to circuit court Monday.
  • Clothesline Project brings awareness to violence against women

    Clothesline Project brings awareness to violence against women

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:45:22 GMT
    Throughout this week a national violence awareness and prevention program is taking place at the University of Southern Mississippi. The program is called the Clothesline Project and is a display of t-shirts
    Throughout this week a national violence awareness and prevention program is taking place at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Popular Jackson bakery will soon close for good

    Popular Jackson bakery will soon close for good

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:30:23 GMT
    Great Harvest Bread Company has announced they will soon be shutting their doors for good. Earlier Tuesday, they sent a letter to their fans with the bad news. Here's what the it said:   I am writing
    Great Harvest Bread Company, at Old Canton Road and Parkway drive, has announced they will soon be shutting their doors for good. Earlier Tuesday, they sent a letter to their fans with the bad news. Here's
  • Buck Rogers introduced as Biloxi baseball's general manager

    Buck Rogers introduced as Biloxi baseball's general manager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:18:56 GMT
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The minor league baseball team that is moving to Biloxi for the 2015 season has officially introduced its general manager.  Team president Ken Young announced 18-year minor-league
    Team president Ken Young announced 18-year minor-league veteran Buck Rogers as the team's first GM.
  • Hwy 57 paving project now underway

    Hwy 57 paving project now underway

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:50:08 GMT
    Work to resurface a section of Hwy 57 in Jackson County is underway this week. The project involves three miles of Hwy 57 from Hwy 90 to I-10.
    Work to resurface a section of Highway 57 in Jackson County is underway this week. MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King said the project involves three miles of roadway along Highway 57 from Highway 90 to Interstate 10 in Jackson County.
  • Gulfport man killed in I-10 rollover accident

    Gulfport man killed in I-10 rollover accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:53:08 GMT
    A Gulfport man who was thrown from his vehicle in a rollover accident Sunday night, died on the side of Interstate 10 as a result of his injuries. The accident happened near mile marker 36.
    A Gulfport man who was thrown from his vehicle in a rollover accident Sunday night, died on the side of Interstate 10 as a result of his injuries. The accident happened just before 7pm near mile marker 36.
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