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  • Miss. officers rescue woman, granddaughter from lake

    Miss. officers rescue woman, granddaughter from lake

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:21:43 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Two Olive Branch police officers are considered heroes Friday morning after jumping into a lake to save a woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter from their sinking van. Those officers took their
    Two Olive Branch police officers are considered heroes Friday morning after jumping into a lake to save a woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter from their sinking van.
  • Tipping the hard hat to Mississippi's linemen

    Tipping the hard hat to Mississippi's linemen

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:59:23 GMT
    A certain group of folks often remaining behind the scenes while playing a huge part in our daily lives is in the spotlight. If you didn't know, Friday is National Linemen Day. With that in mind, we went
    Welcome to their office, a place where the view changes daily and so does the task.

    "Everybody can't do it, but the ones that do, they get a lot of pride from it," said Mississippi Power lead lineman Craig Shoemake.  
  • Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:48 GMT
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates stepped into the WLBT studio Thursday night for a one-hour runoff debate.   Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber went back and forth on
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates stepped into the WLBT studio Thursday night for a one-hour runoff debate.   Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber went back and forth on several issues, touting specifics and pushing their visions for the future of the Capital City.
  • Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:31:23 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 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?
  • Ole Miss fraternity will close following noose draped on statue incident

    Ole Miss fraternity will close following noose draped on statue incident

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:23:58 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - An Ole Miss fraternity will close on the University of Mississippi campus. This comes after three members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity were suspected of draping a noose and Georgia
    An Ole Miss fraternity will close on the University of Mississippi campus. The campus' Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was closed by the national chapter on Thursday.
  • JULIA'S FORECAST: A few showers/storms today, but dry for the weekend!

    JULIA'S FORECAST: A few showers/storms today, but dry for the weekend!

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:05:42 GMT
    Good morning! It's a much milder start to the day with many waking up to temps in the mid to high 50s. However, the warmth comes with a price- wet weather. Two systems will provide us with rain today.
    A few showers and thunderstorms are possible today, but the majority of the weekend will be warm and sunny.
  • Investigators reopen cold case murder of a teen

    Investigators reopen cold case murder of a teen

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:54:06 GMT
    In 1974, 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve was kidnapped from Bay St. Louis. Her body was found nine months later, but her killer still remains free, and her family has never received justice.
    Hancock County Investigators are re-opening a 40-year-old capital murder case. In 1974, 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve was kidnapped from Bay St. Louis. Her body was found nine months later, but her killer still remains free, and her family has never received justice.
  • Fishermen say impacts still linger from BP oil spill

    Fishermen say impacts still linger from BP oil spill

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:54:06 GMT
    Against a backdrop of shrimp boats, Vietnamese fishermen held message boards, along with pictures of dead dolphins, turtles and tar balls. Four years later, the impact of the oil spill remains.
    Against a back drop of shrimp boats, Vietnamese fishermen held signs with pictures of dead dolphins and sea turtles this morning. They were at the fishing dock on Biloxi Back Bay to join advocacy groups in a news conference talking about the impacts of the BP oil spill four years later.
  • Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:54:03 GMT
    Barricades and yellow caution tape remain up throughout Gulfport and Biloxi in preparation for another Spring Break weekend. This weekend is a little different though because no one knows how many spring
    The coast is preparing for another weekend of Spring Break festivities. At this point though no one knows exactly what to expect in terms of crowd size. There are several events listed on a Facebook page promoting spring break for April 18th through the 20th including a performance by rapper Lil Boosie.
  • Mississippi Rollergirls say goodbye to county skate facility

    Mississippi Rollergirls say goodbye to county skate facility

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:53:08 GMT
    Since 2006, the Harrison County Skate Park has been the home of the Mississippi Rollergirls.The team's vice-president and captain said getting the news that they have to relocate came as a surprise.
    Since 2006, the Harrison County Skate Park on DeBuys Road has been known as the home of the Mississippi Rollergirls. The team uses the facility to practice their roller derby skills and host their home games. The team's vice-president and captain said getting the news that they have to relocate for the rest of their season came as a surprise.
  • Portable planetarium propels Long Beach students into space

    Portable planetarium propels Long Beach students into space

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:53:08 GMT
    Hundreds of Long Beach students flew to the moon and walked on Mars Thursday. For the first time, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Ole Miss brought its portable planetarium to town.
    Hundreds of Long Beach Middle School students flew to the moon and walked on Mars Thursday. For the first time, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Ole Miss brought its portable planetarium to a South Mississippi school. It was an experience that's out of this world.
  • Ocean Springs juke joint reopens under new name

    Ocean Springs juke joint reopens under new name

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:53:08 GMT
    A popular venue for live music in Ocean Springs has reopened with a new name, and a new look. What was formerly known as Mezo's Juke Joint, is now Mississippi Juke Joint.
    A popular venue for live music in Ocean Springs has reopened with a new name, and a new look. What was formerly known as Mezo's Juke Joint, is now Mississippi Juke Joint.
  • Taylor issues personal challenge to Palazzo

    Taylor issues personal challenge to Palazzo

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:53:04 GMT
    Thursday morning, Gene Taylor hand delivered a letter to Congressman Steven Palazzo's campaign headquarters asking his opponent to a public debate.
    Things are heating up in the 4th district congressional race. Will the two front runners face off in a debate? Thursday morning, Gene Taylor hand delivered a letter to Congressman Steven Palazzo's campaign headquarters asking his opponent to a public debate.
  • FEMA approves $116k for Long Beach storm repairs

    FEMA approves $116k for Long Beach storm repairs

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:52:06 GMT
    FEMA now says it will pay $116,605 to cover the cost of Hurricane Isaac repairs to boat launch ramps, a fuel facility and a wastewater pump out station in Long Beach.
    FEMA now says it will pay $116,605 to cover the cost of Hurricane Isaac repairs to boat launch ramps, a fuel facility and a wastewater pump out station in Long Beach.
  • Dodge's launches latest store concept with new Gulfport site

    Dodge's launches latest store concept with new Gulfport site

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:51:05 GMT
    A company that has been serving up hot fried chicken for more than a century said the secret to its success is keeping up with the times. Dodge's Chicken is about to open a brand new store in Gulfport.
    A company that has been serving up hot and fresh fried chicken for more than a century said the secret to its success is keeping up with the times. Dodge's Chicken is about to open a brand new store in Gulfport. Thursday there was a party for special guests at the Highway 49 location which officials say is the first of its kind for the company.
  • Police: Cameras capture shot of wanted Pascagoula gunman

    Police: Cameras capture shot of wanted Pascagoula gunman

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:51:04 GMT
    Police in Pascagoula need your help identifying a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint this week. It happened Monday around 10pm at 3G's convenience store on Telephone Road.
    Police in Pascagoula need your help identifying a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint this week. It happened Monday around 10pm at 3G's convenience store on Telephone Road.
  • Ridgeland Police looking for man with crooked knife

    Ridgeland Police looking for man with crooked knife

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:39:27 GMT
    Ridgeland police need your help finding a brazen robber. Investigators say the crime happened around 4:15 Monday morning at a convenience store.       The suspect's face is covered, but he's armed with
    Ridgeland police need your help finding a brazen robber. Investigators say the crime happened around 4:15 Monday morning at a convenience store.
  • Engineer says Hattiesburg has not chosen best option for waste water facility

    Engineer says Hattiesburg has not chosen best option for waste water facility

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:16:04 GMT
    Concerned Hattiesburg citizens have brought in a consulting engineer who claims the city of Hattiesburg is preparing to pay millions of dollars more than needed to fix the city's waste water woes. Stephen
    A consulting engineer who spoke to concerned citizens Thursday night claims the city of Hattiesburg is preparing to pay millions of dollars more than needed to fix the city's waste water woes.
  • Jimmy Buffet among former students honored at PRCC

    Jimmy Buffet among former students honored at PRCC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:34:20 GMT
    A world-famous Mississippi musician was among a distinguished group of former Pearl River Community College students and graduates recognized for their outstanding achievements Thursday night. Singer/songwriter
    Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet was one of six people inducted into the college's Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Hattiesburg.
  • Biloxi HS senior overcomes serious injury to earn gymnastics scholarship

    Biloxi HS senior overcomes serious injury to earn gymnastics scholarship

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:21:41 GMT
    PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - At the Brook-Lin Center for Gymnastics, you'll run into Gracie, a dog that loves to fetch and leap into the gym's foam pit. While it's fun for her, it also includes a challenge
    The 17-year-old was once invisible to all universities, but after winning all her events at the state meet -- the one that she skipped prom for -- Seattle Pacific, and other schools like the University of New Hampshire, and the Air Force Academy came calling.
  • School District preps every junior for ACT

    School District preps every junior for ACT

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:45:11 GMT
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answer
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answer at the top of their priority list with an ACT prep day for every junior in the district.
  • Jones County Circuit Judge under investigation

    Jones County Circuit Judge under investigation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:59:47 GMT
    Since the 1960s there has never been but one name on the ballot for circuit court judge in Jones County, but now the current, long time judge has three challengers so far and an open investigation. J.
    Since the 1960s there has never been but one name on the ballot for circuit court judge in Jones County, but now the current, long time judge has three challengers so far and an open investigation.
  • Speckled Trout World Championship set for this weekend

    Speckled Trout World Championship set for this weekend

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:52:29 GMT
    The Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Speckled Trout World Championship is slated for this weekend at The Dock Bar and Grill located on Gulfport Lake.
    The weather is returning to normal in South Mississippi after a late cool snap. The warmer weather also gives anglers an opportunity to do a little competitive fishing. The Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Speckled Trout World Championship is slated for this weekend at The Dock Bar and Grill located on Gulfport Lake.
  • Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:47:04 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that took the life of a Yazoo City teen. A burned out shell is all that is left of one of the cars involved. The wreck happened around
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash that took the life of a Yazoo City teen.A burned out shell is all that is left of the car involved.
  • Sig Ep fraternity will close Ole Miss chapter

    Sig Ep fraternity will close Ole Miss chapter

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:47:02 GMT
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close its chapter on The University of Mississippi campus. Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the closure comes after numerous accounts of hazing and underage drinking
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close its chapter on The University of Mississippi campus. Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the closure comes after numerous accounts of hazing and underage drinking within the UM chapter, which violated fraternity and university policies.
  • Senator George Cecil McLeod Jr. Memorial Highway Dedication

    Senator George Cecil McLeod Jr. Memorial Highway Dedication

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:45:05 GMT
    The Mississippi Department of Transportation honored the life of State Senator George Cecil McLeod Jr. during a dedication ceremony in Leakesville. Today, friends, family, state and county officials gathered

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation honored the life of State Senator George Cecil McLeod Jr. during a dedication ceremony in Leakesville.

  • Annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow moves to Petal this year

    Annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow moves to Petal this year

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:37:38 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An annual event which showcases Native American culture is moving many of its activities from the Southern Miss campus to the nearby Friendly City. Much of the 12th Golden Eagle
    Most of the 12th Golden Eagle Pow Wow will be held Friday and Saturday at Hinton Park in Petal.
  • Inspirational speaker with Susan G. Komen Foundation comes to Hattiesburg

    Inspirational speaker with Susan G. Komen Foundation comes to Hattiesburg

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:30:04 GMT
    The National spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Foundation gave her testimony to hundreds of women across the Pine Belt at the annual spring Spirit of Women event. Sheri Prentiss was diagnosedwith breast
    The National spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Foundation gave her testimony to hundreds of women across the Pine Belt at the annual spring Spirit of Women event.
  • Brandon Police investigating inappropriate teacher-student relationship

    Brandon Police investigating inappropriate teacher-student relationship

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:51:34 GMT
    Brandon Police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher at Rankin County Alternative School. Police say they are in the very early stages of the investigation,
    Brandon Police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher at Rankin County Alternative School.
  • JPD catches bar robbery suspect, another still at large

    JPD catch bar robbery suspect, another still at large

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:52:14 GMT
    On March 29, two black males broke into 3002 Terry Road (End Zone Sports Bar) and stole merchandise from them. We are told that the larger suspect was later identified by the complainant. Police say that
    On March 29, police said two males broke into 3002 Terry Road (End Zone Sports Bar) and stole merchandise from them.
  • Sketch released of a man murdered 31 years ago

    Sketch released of a man murdered 31 years ago

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:08 GMT
    More than 30 years after a murder victim was found in the Dog River in Jackson County, detectives are hoping to be able to identify the man.
    More than 30 years after a murder victim was found in the Dog River in Jackson County, detectives are hoping to be able to identify the man. Pascagoula Detective Darren Versiga sent off the man's remains and has just received a sketch of what the man may have looked like.
  • Hattiesburg launches new Hands up for Hattiesburg initiative

    Hattiesburg launches new Hands up for Hattiesburg initiative

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:21:00 GMT
    A Hattiesburg City Councilwoman has launched a new initiative for citizens of the Hub City. Mary Dryden has helped launch "Hands up for Hattiesburg" because many resident residents in the eh community
    A Hattiesburg City Councilwoman has launched a new initiative for citizens of the Hub City.
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