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      • Alabama Senate race gives Mississippi Democrats hope

        Alabama Senate race gives Mississippi Democrats hope

        Thursday, December 14 2017 7:13 AM EST2017-12-14 12:13:39 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        While a sweeping GOP tax overhaul appears to be going for a vote next week, all eyes remain focused on the Alabama Senate race that sends a Democrat to Washington next year. 

        While a sweeping GOP tax overhaul appears to be going for a vote next week, all eyes remain focused on the Alabama Senate race that sends a Democrat to Washington next year. 

      • WLOX Editorial: Leave a little early and have patience this holiday season

        WLOX Editorial: Leave a little early and have patience this holiday season

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:50 AM EST2017-12-13 16:50:08 GMT

        Christmas, it is the season to be jolly. The season to be happy and giving. The season to get some days off from work. But we don't think anyone would disagree that as much as anything, 'tis the season to be driving and heavy traffic. It seems that everybody is on the streets as we count down the days for Christmas shopping. 

        Christmas, it is the season to be jolly. The season to be happy and giving. The season to get some days off from work. But we don't think anyone would disagree that as much as anything, 'tis the season to be driving and heavy traffic. It seems that everybody is on the streets as we count down the days for Christmas shopping. 

      • Parents call for change after Hancock County fatal accident

        Parents call for change after Hancock County fatal accident

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-12-14 04:12:17 GMT
        A small memorial now sits along Kiln-Delisle Road (Source: WLOX)A small memorial now sits along Kiln-Delisle Road (Source: WLOX)

        People in Hancock County are calling for change after a tragic accident near East Hancock Elementary School.

        People in Hancock County are calling for change after a tragic accident near East Hancock Elementary School.

      • Gulfport sees big interest in Harbor Lights Festival t-shirts after movie airs

        Gulfport sees big interest in Harbor Lights Festival t-shirts after movie airs

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-14 04:49:37 GMT

        Thanks to the Lifetime Network movie, "Christmas in Mississippi" merchandise from the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival are gaining popularity. 

        Thanks to the Lifetime Network movie, "Christmas in Mississippi" merchandise from the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival are gaining popularity. 

      • Gulfport-Biloxi airport celebrates 75 years of service

        Gulfport-Biloxi airport celebrates 75 years of service

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-12-14 04:00:51 GMT
        The unveiling a historical marker at the entrance to the airport (Photo Source: WLOX)The unveiling a historical marker at the entrance to the airport (Photo Source: WLOX)

        The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport celebrated its 75th Anniversary on Wednesday.

        The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport celebrated its 75th Anniversary on Wednesday.

      • Pascagoula looks to expand housing market

        Pascagoula looks to expand housing market

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-12-14 03:34:44 GMT
        (Photo Source: WLOX News)(Photo Source: WLOX News)

        In efforts to grow the city, Pascagoula officials hope to expand the city's housing market. 

        In efforts to grow the city, Pascagoula officials hope to expand the city's housing market. 

      • New addiction treatment center offers scholarships

        New addiction treatment center offers scholarships

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-12-14 02:12:04 GMT
        The Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Center in Biloxi is offering eight scholarships to provide free treatment to those who can't afford it.The Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Center in Biloxi is offering eight scholarships to provide free treatment to those who can't afford it.

        Those in need of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction but can’t afford it may be able to get it for free.

        Those in need of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction but can’t afford it may be able to get it for free.

      • Marathon runners react to race route mixup

        Marathon runners react to race route mixup

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:54 AM EST2017-12-14 11:54:09 GMT
        Ocean Springs High School student, James Harsch, ran in the marathon Sunday too. He also ran fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon.(Image Source: WLOX News)Ocean Springs High School student, James Harsch, ran in the marathon Sunday too. He also ran fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon.(Image Source: WLOX News)

        When Scott Hawkins crossed the Gulf Coast Marathon finish line, his wife was waiting for him wearing a Boston Red Sox shirt. His finish time qualified him for the Boston Marathon. But two days later, everything changed.

        When Scott Hawkins crossed the Gulf Coast Marathon finish line, his wife was waiting for him wearing a Boston Red Sox shirt. His finish time qualified him for the Boston Marathon. But two days later, everything changed.

      • Elks Lodge hosts exceptional children at annual Christmas party

        Elks Lodge hosts exceptional children at annual Christmas party

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-13 21:54:13 GMT

        A decades old tradition brought the Christmas spirit to dozens of children and their families in Biloxi Wednesday morning. 

        A decades old tradition brought the Christmas spirit to dozens of children and their families in Biloxi Wednesday morning. 

      • Hancock County School District mourning after fatal accident

        Hancock County School District mourning after fatal accident

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:52 PM EST2017-12-14 01:52:43 GMT
        They were struck by a driver while trying to cross Kiln-Delisle Road.(Image Source: WLOX News)They were struck by a driver while trying to cross Kiln-Delisle Road.(Image Source: WLOX News)

        A family is faced with tragedy weeks before Christmas after a fatal accident in the Kiln. 

        A family is faced with tragedy weeks before Christmas after a fatal accident in the Kiln. 

      • Authorities searching for men who held up rural grocery store

        Authorities searching for men who held up rural grocery store

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:33 AM EST2017-12-14 11:33:19 GMT

        Authorities in Simpson County are still looking for four armed robbers who held up a rural grocery store over the weekend. The S&W Grocery and Deli in Pinola was robbed Sunday night at 7 p.m. The business was held up by four black males. Owner Dustin Malley was alone inside.

        Authorities in Simpson County are still looking for four armed robbers who held up a rural grocery store over the weekend. The S&W Grocery and Deli in Pinola was robbed Sunday night at 7 p.m. The business was held up by four black males. Owner Dustin Malley was alone inside.

      • Police identify man wanted for carjacking woman on Lynch St.

        Police identify man wanted for carjacking woman on Lynch St.

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:31 AM EST2017-12-14 11:31:26 GMT
        Source: JPDSource: JPD

        Jackson police identified the man wanted for carjacking a woman on Lynch Street Monday.  35-year-old Justin Darby is being charged with armed carjacking and convicted felon in possession of a firearm. 

        Jackson police identified the man wanted for carjacking a woman on Lynch Street Monday.  35-year-old Justin Darby is being charged with armed carjacking and convicted felon in possession of a firearm. 

      • Yazoo City school waits three days before telling parents about child's suicide note

        Yazoo City school waits three days before telling parents about child's suicide note

        Thursday, December 14 2017 6:31 AM EST2017-12-14 11:31:06 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        A 10 year old boy in Yazoo City is so affected by bullying, he left a suicide note at school, saying he would kill himself if the bullying didn't stop.  On top of that, it was days before his  guardians found out about that plea for help. 

        A 10 year old boy in Yazoo City is so affected by bullying, he left a suicide note at school, saying he would kill himself if the bullying didn't stop.  On top of that, it was days before his  guardians found out about that plea for help. 

      • 3 On Your Side Investigates: Sun-n-Sand Abandoned

        3 On Your Side Investigates: Sun-n-Sand Abandoned

        Thursday, December 14 2017 2:25 AM EST2017-12-14 07:25:22 GMT
        Sun-n-Sand before it closed in 2001 (Source: WLBT)Sun-n-Sand before it closed in 2001 (Source: WLBT)

        Its iconic sign has stood on Lamar Street in downtown Jackson for more than half a century, but the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel has been boarded-up with no vacancy since 2001. Almost seventeen years after the last guest checked out, it still brings back memories for some and frustration for others.

        Its iconic sign has stood on Lamar Street in downtown Jackson for more than half a century, but the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel has been boarded-up with no vacancy since 2001. Almost seventeen years after the last guest checked out, it still brings back memories for some and frustration for others.

      • The 1-percent sales tax commission takes aggressive steps to repair crumbling roads in Jackson

        The 1-percent sales tax commission takes aggressive steps to repair crumbling roads in Jackson

        Thursday, December 14 2017 2:19 AM EST2017-12-14 07:19:10 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Eliminating potholes, flooding and repairing crumbling streets is an ongoing battle in the capital city. The 1-percent sales tax commission is on the front lines meeting today, to discuss the work being done and come up with an infrastructure priority list for the future.

        Eliminating potholes, flooding and repairing crumbling streets is an ongoing battle in the capital city. The 1-percent sales tax commission is on the front lines meeting today, to discuss the work being done and come up with an infrastructure priority list for the future.

      • WLOX 2017 Coach of the Year: Seth Smith of East Central

        WLOX 2017 Coach of the Year: Seth Smith of East Central

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:48 PM EST2017-12-14 04:48:31 GMT

        Seth Smith turned a football program around in his fifth season at East Central.  Thanks to his coaching ability, Smith has been named WLOX 2017 Coach of the Year.

        Seth Smith turned a football program around in his fifth season at East Central.  Thanks to his coaching ability, Smith has been named WLOX 2017 Coach of the Year.

      • Window blinds connected to child death and injuries

        Window blinds connected to child death and injuries

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-12-14 04:47:06 GMT
        (Source: WLBT)(Source: WLBT)

        Numbers from an American Academy of Pediatrics study show children are getting injured and some are even dying from window blind related injuries. According to the study, there have been 17,000 window blind related injuries between the years 1990-2015 and 271 deaths have been reported since 1990.

        Numbers from an American Academy of Pediatrics study show children are getting injured and some are even dying from window blind related injuries. According to the study, there have been 17,000 window blind related injuries between the years 1990-2015 and 271 deaths have been reported since 1990.

      • Ole Miss tops Sam Houston State 82-69

        Ole Miss tops Sam Houston State 82-69

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-14 04:38:35 GMT
        Ole Miss beat Sam Houston State 82-69 to improve to 5-4 on the season. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
        Ole Miss beat Sam Houston State 82-69 to improve to 5-4 on the season. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
      • Oak Grove senior Harvard bound

        Oak Grove senior is Harvard bound

        Oak Grove senior is Harvard bound

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-12-14 04:14:33 GMT
        Noah HarrisNoah Harris

        High academic success is taking an Oak Grove High School school senior to one of the world's most prestigious colleges. WDAM introduces you to Noah Harris. Noah Harris said, "I gathered my family around, I got on the computer and I opened up the email and I saw congratulations." Noah Harris is Harvard College bound. Harris, "I was so happy. It was just pure joy. I was just so excited. It feels amazing. It's such an honor to be accepted to a college on such a high lev...

        High academic success is taking an Oak Grove High School school senior to one of the world's most prestigious colleges. WDAM introduces you to Noah Harris. Noah Harris said, "I gathered my family around, I got on the computer and I opened up the email and I saw congratulations." Noah Harris is Harvard College bound. Harris, "I was so happy. It was just pure joy. I was just so excited. It feels amazing. It's such an honor to be accepted to a college on such a high lev...

      • Residents blame police chase for speeding car crashing into home

        Residents blame police chase for speeding car crashing into home

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:10 PM EST2017-12-14 04:10:21 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        A speeding car lost control, plowing into a south Jackson home Wednesday morning; a shocking scene for residents and homeowners on Longwood Drive. Some blame police but JPD denies those claims.

        A speeding car lost control, plowing into a south Jackson home Wednesday morning; a shocking scene for residents and homeowners on Longwood Drive. Some blame police but JPD denies those claims.

      • Non-profit offers free health insurance help

        Non-profit offers free health insurance help

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:04 PM EST2017-12-14 03:04:40 GMT
        source: wdamsource: wdam

        Health Help Hattiesburg is offering free healthcare enrollment applications and assistance to residents. Program Manager Samantha Wells says that open enrollment ends December 15 and they want to make sure that everyone gets insured. “We want them to go ahead and give us a call and we can try to help them out and guide them through the process for free.” Wells says that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still here and that the health insurance plans will not be affected ...

        Health Help Hattiesburg is offering free healthcare enrollment applications and assistance to residents. Program Manager Samantha Wells says that open enrollment ends December 15 and they want to make sure that everyone gets insured. “We want them to go ahead and give us a call and we can try to help them out and guide them through the process for free.” Wells says that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still here and that the health insurance plans will not be affected ...

      • USM bowl preparations, recruiting pick up

        USM bowl preparations, recruiting pick up

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-14 02:57:06 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
        For a second consecutive day, University of Southern Mississippi football coaches put the Golden Eagles through their paces for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Football Practice Fields. Then, they hit the recruiting trail. With the Dec. 20 signing date looming and a Dec. 27 Independence Bowl date drawing closer with Florida State University, USM’s coaches have one eye on the future and the other focused on the present. “We’ll be recruiting ...
        For a second consecutive day, University of Southern Mississippi football coaches put the Golden Eagles through their paces for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Football Practice Fields. Then, they hit the recruiting trail. With the Dec. 20 signing date looming and a Dec. 27 Independence Bowl date drawing closer with Florida State University, USM’s coaches have one eye on the future and the other focused on the present. “We’ll be recruiting ...
      • Physicians provide shot in the arm to Mississippi economy

        Physicians provide shot in the arm to Mississippi economy

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:44 PM EST2017-12-14 02:44:30 GMT

        A new study reveals doctors are giving a significant boost to the state's economy. Meanwhile, there's an effort to combat the physician shortage.

        A new study reveals doctors are giving a significant boost to the state's economy. Meanwhile, there's an effort to combat the physician shortage.

      • Murder suspect extradited to Mississippi

        Murder suspect extradited to Mississippi

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-12-14 02:00:06 GMT
        Police say murder suspect Nicky Johns is returning to Mississippi Wednesday. (Photo Source: Ocean Springs Police Department)Police say murder suspect Nicky Johns is returning to Mississippi Wednesday. (Photo Source: Ocean Springs Police Department)

        Nicky Johns, a suspect in an Ocean Springs murder, is returning to Mississippi Wednesday night.

        Nicky Johns, a suspect in an Ocean Springs murder, is returning to Mississippi Wednesday night.

      • Merit Health doctor gives tips for a healthy holiday season

        Merit Health doctor gives tips for a healthy holiday season

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:31 PM EST2017-12-14 01:31:32 GMT

        When we are in the throes of the holidays we often forget to take care of ourselves. The doctors at Merit Health Medical group said it's the simple things we forget like: drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and eating right. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jonathan Reves reminded us the little things can make a big impact on our health. He said to keep this in mind.   "You have to watch out for number one," Reves said. Dr. Reves of Merit Health Medical...

        When we are in the throes of the holidays we often forget to take care of ourselves. The doctors at Merit Health Medical group said it's the simple things we forget like: drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and eating right. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jonathan Reves reminded us the little things can make a big impact on our health. He said to keep this in mind.   "You have to watch out for number one," Reves said. Dr. Reves of Merit Health Medical...

      • DETAILS: Gang activity blamed for Hattiesburg triple shooting

        DETAILS: Gang activity blamed for Hattiesburg triple shooting

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-12-14 00:34:28 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

        Authorities said two street gangs are responsible for a Monday afternoon shooting at the Bonhomie Apartments, where three people were injured and over 70 shots were fired. Around 1 p.m. on Dec. 11, Hattiesburg police responded to a report of shots fired at 1810 Country Club Road, Bonhomie Apartments. “Within minutes we had subjects into custody, within hours we had many subjects in custody,” said Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore. According to police, the two ...

        Authorities said two street gangs are responsible for a Monday afternoon shooting at the Bonhomie Apartments, where three people were injured and over 70 shots were fired. Around 1 p.m. on Dec. 11, Hattiesburg police responded to a report of shots fired at 1810 Country Club Road, Bonhomie Apartments. “Within minutes we had subjects into custody, within hours we had many subjects in custody,” said Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore. According to police, the two ...

      • Bond set for 9 suspects in Hattiesburg triple shooting

        Bond set for 9 suspects in Hattiesburg triple shooting

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-12-13 23:51:09 GMT
        Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM

        Hattiesburg Police arrested and charged eight suspects after a shooting at the Bonhomie Apartment complex left three people injured.  

        Hattiesburg Police arrested and charged eight suspects after a shooting at the Bonhomie Apartment complex left three people injured.  

      • Jones Co. sex offender facing new charges of child exploitation

        Jones Co. sex offender facing new charges of child exploitation

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-12-13 23:42:40 GMT
        Clyde Rayner.  Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department.Clyde Rayner. Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department.

        Jones County investigators said they were some of the worst images of child pornography they have ever seen.

        Jones County investigators said they were some of the worst images of child pornography they have ever seen.

      • ‘Spearhead’ Brigade leads march to donate food to Pine Belt communities

        ‘Spearhead’ Brigade leads march to donate food to Pine Belt communities

        Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-12-13 23:08:13 GMT
        Ruck March held for a good cause. Photo Credit WDAM.Ruck March held for a good cause. Photo Credit WDAM.

        The 177th Armored Brigade will conduct a 10 kilometer ruck march to deliver food donations to the Pine Belt community in support of the holidays here, Dec. 13.

        The 177th Armored Brigade will conduct a 10 kilometer ruck march to deliver food donations to the Pine Belt community in support of the holidays here, Dec. 13.

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