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  • WDAM ALL-STAR: Hattiesburg's Jarod Conner

    WDAM ALL-STAR: Hattiesburg's Jarod Conner

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:04:12 GMT
    Hattiesburg senior quarterback Jarod Connor earned this week's WDAM 7 All-Star selection after leading his teammates to a big win over a rival. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Hattiesburg senior quarterback Jarod Connor earned this week's WDAM 7 All-Star selection after leading his teammates to a big win over a rival. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    Hattiesburg senior quarterback Jarod Connor earned this week's WDAM 7 All-Star selection after leading his teammates to a big win over a rival. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Hattiesburg senior quarterback Jarod Connor earned this week's WDAM 7 All-Star selection after leading his teammates to a big win over a rival. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Hattiesburg senior quarterback Jarod Connor earned this week's WDAM 7 All-Star selection after leading his teammates to a big win over a rival. 

    Hattiesburg senior quarterback Jarod Connor earned this week's WDAM 7 All-Star selection after leading his teammates to a big win over a rival. 

  • 23rd case of West Nile reported in MS; brings total to 9 in Hinds County

    23rd case of West Nile reported in MS; brings total to 9 in Hinds County

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:46:30 GMT

    If you live in Jackson, the Mississippi Department of Health is now warning you to prepare for mosquitoes. Two new cases of West Nile Virus have been reported, nine of those cases right here in Hinds County, bringing the state's total to 23.

    If you live in Jackson, the Mississippi Department of Health is now warning you to prepare for mosquitoes. Two new cases of West Nile Virus have been reported, nine of those cases right here in Hinds County, bringing the state's total to 23.

  • Suspect wanted after Hattiesburg towing company robbed

    Suspect wanted after Hattiesburg towing company robbed

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:41:30 GMT
    If anyone has any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: WDAM)If anyone has any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: WDAM)
    If anyone has any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: WDAM)If anyone has any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Police are asking the public for information after a Hattiesburg towing company was burglarized.

    Police are asking the public for information after a Hattiesburg towing company was burglarized.

  • Biloxi Building Boom: Crosswalk bid to be awarded, new Waffle House coming

    Biloxi Building Boom: Crosswalk bid to be awarded, new Waffle House coming

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:45:55 GMT
    A new Waffle House going up on Beach Blvd. will take a significant detour from the chain's standard design. In order to meet building standards in that area it will be elevated. (Photo source: WLOX)A new Waffle House going up on Beach Blvd. will take a significant detour from the chain's standard design. In order to meet building standards in that area it will be elevated. (Photo source: WLOX)
    A new Waffle House going up on Beach Blvd. will take a significant detour from the chain's standard design. In order to meet building standards in that area it will be elevated. (Photo source: WLOX)A new Waffle House going up on Beach Blvd. will take a significant detour from the chain's standard design. In order to meet building standards in that area it will be elevated. (Photo source: WLOX)

    In the last 30 days in Biloxi, 284 building permits have been issued for $23 million worth of construction. The permits are for everything from homes to businesses that include restaurants and hotels.

    In the last 30 days in Biloxi, 284 building permits have been issued for $23 million worth of construction. The permits are for everything from homes to businesses that include restaurants and hotels.

  • Opening arguments made in Greg Burroughs manslaughter trial

    Opening arguments made in Greg Burroughs manslaughter trial

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:36:44 GMT
    Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)

    A jury is being selected in Franklin County for the trial of a Laurel man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

    A jury is being selected in Franklin County for the trial of a Laurel man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

  • Cell phone video shows home engulfed in flames in George Co. arson, burglary case

    Cell phone video shows home engulfed in flames in George Co. arson, burglary case

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:32:10 GMT
    Damian McSherry shows cell phone video of a house fire on Stonecypher Road in Lucedale (photo source: WLOX)Damian McSherry shows cell phone video of a house fire on Stonecypher Road in Lucedale (photo source: WLOX)

    Neighbor Damian McSherry lives a quarter of a mile from the Chisolms. He and his wife were driving home last week when they spotted smoke in the sky. They pulled into the Chisholms' driveway to find the home engulfed in flames. Damian pulled out his cell phone and started recording.

    Neighbor Damian McSherry lives a quarter of a mile from the Chisolms. He and his wife were driving home last week when they spotted smoke in the sky. They pulled into the Chisholms' driveway to find the home engulfed in flames. Damian pulled out his cell phone and started recording.

  • Chemical leak contained in Taylorsville

    Chemical leak contained in Taylorsville

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:28:53 GMT
    There was a small leak of formaldehyde from a tanker at the four-way stop in Taylorsville, according to Smith County EMA Director Heather Easterling. (Photo source: pixaby)There was a small leak of formaldehyde from a tanker at the four-way stop in Taylorsville, according to Smith County EMA Director Heather Easterling. (Photo source: pixaby)

    A chemical leak in Taylorsville has been contained. 

    A chemical leak in Taylorsville has been contained. 

  • Collins outlasts Seminary to take season-opening victory

    Collins outlasts Seminary to take season-opening victory

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:23:00 GMT

    Collins High School sophomore quarterback Hershey McLaurin may not have had the most efficient game of his career throwing the football, Friday night but goodness was he effective.

    Collins High School sophomore quarterback Hershey McLaurin may not have had the most efficient game of his career throwing the football, Friday night but goodness was he effective.

  • Two more coast casinos open sports book operations

    Two more coast casinos open sports book operations

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:41:00 GMT
    Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)Two more coast casinos, Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino, jumped into the sports betting game Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Two more coast casinos jumped into the sports betting game Monday. Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino raised the curtain on what analysts are calling a game changer.

    Two more coast casinos jumped into the sports betting game Monday. Harrah's Gulf Coast and Palace Casino raised the curtain on what analysts are calling a game changer.

  • Legislative leadership is discussing talks leading up to special session

    Legislative leadership is discussing talks leading up to special session

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:09:24 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Governor Phil Bryant is taking to Twitter to talk about the upcoming special session. While he hasn't yet released the official call or agenda, if you will, he has said he plans to ask lawmakers to return to Jackson Thursday.

    Governor Phil Bryant is taking to Twitter to talk about the upcoming special session. While he hasn't yet released the official call or agenda, if you will, he has said he plans to ask lawmakers to return to Jackson Thursday.

  • Town of Summit takes over historic cemetery

    Town of Summit takes over historic cemetery

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:52:17 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The mayor and Summit Town Council wanted to preserve the history here Greenlawn Cemetery, the town's first African American cemetery that has been there since 1916. Now, the town owns it.

    The mayor and Summit Town Council wanted to preserve the history here Greenlawn Cemetery, the town's first African American cemetery that has been there since 1916. Now, the town owns it.

  • Hinds Co. jail oversight committee cites consent decree violations

    Hinds Co. jail oversight committee cites consent decree violations

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:33:30 GMT

    A Hinds County Jail oversight committee said county justice officials are not following rules set by the Justice Department.

    A Hinds County Jail oversight committee said county justice officials are not following rules set by the Justice Department.

  • Gulfport Main Street presents Phase II of downtown plan

    Gulfport Main Street presents Phase II of downtown plan

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:40:38 GMT
    According to Gulfport Main Street, 257 businesses are currently active in the downtown area. They say with that type of growth, it's time for Phase II of its strategic plan to go into operation.  (Photo source: WLOX)According to Gulfport Main Street, 257 businesses are currently active in the downtown area. They say with that type of growth, it's time for Phase II of its strategic plan to go into operation. (Photo source: WLOX)
    According to Gulfport Main Street, 257 businesses are currently active in the downtown area. They say with that type of growth, it's time for Phase II of its strategic plan to go into operation.  (Photo source: WLOX)According to Gulfport Main Street, 257 businesses are currently active in the downtown area. They say with that type of growth, it's time for Phase II of its strategic plan to go into operation. (Photo source: WLOX)

    According to Gulfport Main Street, 257 businesses are currently active in the downtown area. They say with that type of growth, it's time for Phase II of its strategic plan to go into operation.

    According to Gulfport Main Street, 257 businesses are currently active in the downtown area. They say with that type of growth, it's time for Phase II of its strategic plan to go into operation.

  • UPDATE: Man recovering after being shot in east Ocean Springs

    UPDATE: Man recovering after being shot in east Ocean Springs

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:27:31 GMT
    Jackson County authorities are on the scene of a shooting, involving at least one victim.  (Photo source: WLOX)Jackson County authorities are on the scene of a shooting, involving at least one victim.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    Jackson County Sheriff's investigators are on the scene of a shooting at Derry Street and Old CCC Camp Road in east Ocean Springs.

    Jackson County Sheriff's investigators are on the scene of a shooting at Derry Street and Old CCC Camp Road in east Ocean Springs.

  • BREAKING

    14 and 15-year-old charged with child abuse and sexual battery of 2-year-old

    14 and 15-year-old charged with child abuse and sexual battery of 2-year-old

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:13:37 GMT
    14-year-old Camron Donnell Grayer is being charged as an adult with child abuse and sexual assault. Source: Hinds County Detention Center14-year-old Camron Donnell Grayer is being charged as an adult with child abuse and sexual assault. Source: Hinds County Detention Center

    Medical staff informed officers that the victim had suffered several visible injuries to the body along with other injuries that suggested he had been sexually assaulted. 

    Medical staff informed officers that the victim had suffered several visible injuries to the body along with other injuries that suggested he had been sexually assaulted. 

  • MS man, 74, crushed to death by lawnmower

    MS man, 74, crushed to death by lawnmower

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:02:16 GMT
    Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the tragic accident happened at Friend’s home on Friend Road. (Photo source: WDAM)Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the tragic accident happened at Friend’s home on Friend Road. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A 74-year-old Lamar County man died Monday morning after a lawnmower fell on top of him while he was making repairs.

    A 74-year-old Lamar County man died Monday morning after a lawnmower fell on top of him while he was making repairs.

  • Burglars crash SUV into Clinton business, burglarize store

    Burglars crash SUV into Clinton business, burglarize store

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:49:48 GMT
    Clinton business burglarized, ransacked; Source: ViewerClinton business burglarized, ransacked; Source: Viewer

    Burglars crashed an SUV into a Clinton business early Monday morning.

    Burglars crashed an SUV into a Clinton business early Monday morning.

  • Living shoreline project could shore up Front Beach in Ocean Springs

    Living shoreline project could shore up Front Beach in Ocean Springs

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:32:46 GMT
    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)
    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. (Photo source: WLOX)

    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. But with the help of a $150,000 state tidelands grant, the city is hoping a program called "The Living Shoreline" will provide a permanent solution.

    In many areas of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, the sand is almost gone, blown away by gusty winds and choppy seas. But with the help of a $150,000 state tidelands grant, the city is hoping a program called "The Living Shoreline" will provide a permanent solution.

  • Woman killed in I-59 crash identified

    Woman killed in I-59 crash identified

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:23:02 GMT
    One woman is dead after a Monday morning crash on Interstate 59 in Jones County. (Photo source: Jones County Fire and Rescue)One woman is dead after a Monday morning crash on Interstate 59 in Jones County. (Photo source: Jones County Fire and Rescue)

    Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol have identified the woman killed Monday morning in a crash on Interstate 59 in Jones County.

    Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol have identified the woman killed Monday morning in a crash on Interstate 59 in Jones County.

  • Inmate serving 14 year sentence dies in prison

    Inmate serving 14 year sentence dies in prison

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:55:50 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    A man serving 14 years for burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon has died. 29-year-old Lucious Bolton was pronounced dead at 4:22 p.m. at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville on Wednesday, August 15.

    A man serving 14 years for burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon has died. 29-year-old Lucious Bolton was pronounced dead at 4:22 p.m. at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville on Wednesday, August 15.

  • MS auditor claims some Hub City tourism commissioners misused taxpayer money

    MS auditor claims some Hub City tourism commissioners misused taxpayer money

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:14:41 GMT

    In August, the Office of the Mississippi State Auditor released a report on money owed to the state, and the amount in the Pine Belt is in the millions.

    In August, the Office of the Mississippi State Auditor released a report on money owed to the state, and the amount in the Pine Belt is in the millions.

  • Jackson residents warned as Department of Health reports new West Nile Virus cases

    Jackson residents warned as Department of Health reports new West Nile Virus cases

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:39:28 GMT
    Source: MSDHSource: MSDH
    Source: MSDHSource: MSDH

    So far this year, human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (9), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and Washington counties.

    So far this year, human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (9), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and Washington counties.

  • Reward offered after George County home is robbed, set on fire

    Reward offered after George County home is robbed, set on fire

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:16:02 GMT
    Cash, jewelry, and guns were stolen from the George County home before it was set on fire, said the homeowner. (Source: Mike Chisolm)Cash, jewelry, and guns were stolen from the George County home before it was set on fire, said the homeowner. (Source: Mike Chisolm)

    A $5,000 reward is being offered after a George County home was set on fire last week.  The house, which was on Stonecypher Road, burned down Thursday. 

    A $5,000 reward is being offered after a George County home was set on fire last week.  The house, which was on Stonecypher Road, burned down Thursday. 

  • Scholarship created to honor D'Iberville teen who died in 2014

    Scholarship created to honor D'Iberville teen who died in 2014

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:15:37 GMT
    A scholarship in memory of D'Iberville teen Holly Gonsoulin, who died in 2014, has been created. (Source: Southern MS Funeral Services)A scholarship in memory of D'Iberville teen Holly Gonsoulin, who died in 2014, has been created. (Source: Southern MS Funeral Services)

    The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship was formed by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation, along with Kelly and Ivan Spinner of Biloxi. 

    The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship was formed by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation, along with Kelly and Ivan Spinner of Biloxi. 

  • MDOC: Moss Point man dead after less than 6 months in prison

    MDOC: Moss Point man dead after less than 6 months in prison

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:31:09 GMT
    Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)
    Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)

    Less than six months after entering the Mississippi prison system, a Moss Point man is dead. 

    Less than six months after entering the Mississippi prison system, a Moss Point man is dead. 

  • Raymond detention officers arrested for supplying narcotics to inmates

    Raymond detention officers arrested for supplying narcotics to inmates

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:58:00 GMT
    Narcotics found being distributed to inmates; Source: Hinds SONarcotics found being distributed to inmates; Source: Hinds SO

    Hinds County Sheriff, Victor Mason said today, two Raymond Detention Officers were taken into custody as they reported for duty on Sunday afternoon. 

    Hinds County Sheriff, Victor Mason said today, two Raymond Detention Officers were taken into custody as they reported for duty on Sunday afternoon. 

  • Hattiesburg yoga instructor gives self-care, stress managing tips

    Hattiesburg yoga instructor gives self-care, stress managing tips

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:40:20 GMT
    Tammy Kolbo, Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Room in Hattiesburg, offered a few tips on how to manage stress and stimulate happiness.;(Photo source: WDAM)Tammy Kolbo, Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Room in Hattiesburg, offered a few tips on how to manage stress and stimulate happiness.;(Photo source: WDAM)

    August is National Wellness Month, this month is all about focusing on self-care, managing stress and promoting happiness.

    August is National Wellness Month, this month is all about focusing on self-care, managing stress and promoting happiness.

  • DeSoto County corrections officer killed in crash

    DeSoto County corrections officer killed in crash

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:22:25 GMT
    Jamaurio Taplin (Source: DeSoto County Sheriff' Department)Jamaurio Taplin (Source: DeSoto County Sheriff' Department)

    A DeSoto County corrections officer was killed in a crash last week.

    A DeSoto County corrections officer was killed in a crash last week.

  • VIDEO: Suspect rams truck into Hattiesburg pawn shop

    VIDEO: Suspect rams truck into Hattiesburg pawn shop

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:01:30 GMT
    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)
    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)

    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry early Monday morning.

    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry early Monday morning.

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  • Experience Dutch oven cooking this weekend

    Experience Dutch oven cooking this weekend

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:15 AM EDT2018-08-21 09:15:46 GMT
    (Source: Le Chien Cookers)(Source: Le Chien Cookers)
    (Source: Le Chien Cookers)(Source: Le Chien Cookers)

    If you’ve never tried food cooked in a Dutch oven before, this weekend is your chance. The Le Chien Cookers are a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society that work to promote the art of Dutch oven cooking.

    If you’ve never tried food cooked in a Dutch oven before, this weekend is your chance. The Le Chien Cookers are a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society that work to promote the art of Dutch oven cooking.

  • Sportsline Summer Camp: White Castle Bulldogs

    Sportsline Summer Camp: White Castle Bulldogs

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-08-21 08:57:52 GMT
    White Castle Bulldogs (Source: WAFB)White Castle Bulldogs (Source: WAFB)

    Sportsline Friday Nite debuts Friday with the jamboree edition and with that in mind, we have just a few more teams to preview on Sportsline Summer Camp.

    Sportsline Friday Nite debuts Friday with the jamboree edition and with that in mind, we have just a few more teams to preview on Sportsline Summer Camp.

  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:30:02 GMT
    2017 was good to Leesville finishing 10-2, including a perfect run through district and a playoff win. This year, the Wampus Cats have their work cut out for them, replacing 12 starters. "Every year there's a different problem. Everybody has strengths and weaknesses and every year it's something different," said Leesville coach Robert Causey. "What was a strength one year may be a weakness next because you just can't go out and recruit the best. You can't hit...
    2017 was good to Leesville finishing 10-2, including a perfect run through district and a playoff win. This year, the Wampus Cats have their work cut out for them, replacing 12 starters. "Every year there's a different problem. Everybody has strengths and weaknesses and every year it's something different," said Leesville coach Robert Causey. "What was a strength one year may be a weakness next because you just can't go out and recruit the best. You can't hit...
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