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Bomb threat reported at Veterans Home in Collins 2nd time in 6 months
On Feb. 17 a similar threat was made. Terry Magee, 38, of Bassfield, was arrested for making the threat. He is in custody and expected to plead guilty to the crime Wednesday at William M. Colmer Federal Courthouse.
Wanted: Man accused in sexual assault of a vulnerable adult in George County
A man accused of sexually assaulting a vulnerable adult has failed to turn himself in, Sheriff Keith Havard said.The sheriff is asking the public to help find 44-year-old Micahel Ray Scott, who has ties to the Benndale community and connections to surrounding areas, including Hattiesburg.Scott knows
Petal police officer saves 5-year-old boy from drowning, says 'I'm not a hero'
"I noticed the grandmother run up to the side of pool screaming for her kid: 'Get my baby! Get my baby!'," Byrd said.
Coast mom says her son was set on fire in prison. She wants answers.
Tony Howard of Moss Point is serving time in prison on a manslaughter conviction — but that doesn’t give anyone the right to throw gasoline on him and set him on fire, his mother said.An inmate serving a life prison sentence severely burned Howard on Aug. 3 at the South Mississippi Correctional Inst
GAME OF THE WEEK: Mustangs, War Eagles to renew rivalry
Two old rivals will battle it out again Friday night when Wayne County comes to Soso to face West Jones.“Jay Hopson said it best,” WJ coach Scott Pierson said, “‘We fixing’ to take a new boat out to sea.’”Pierson’s Mustangs are coming off a season that saw the team rally back from a 1-2 start to fin
Hattiesburg man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death
According to Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, 23-year-old Shane Ware was arrested Saturday and officially charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
Police arrest 12 in street-crime roundup
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Our View: The trucks are out of Ellisville
Anyone who lives or works in or near downtown — and JCJC — knows well the rumble of the big trucks through city streets. Log trucks are the most common sight, as it is a few miles shorter going through town rather than taking Interstate 59 South to exit 85. Now, trucks will have to use the bypass, m
HPD using USM's old Pine Haven Apartments for training
"We are rotating (officers) out, we also have people that are covering patrol while folks are going through this," said Ryan Moore, public information officer for the Hattiesburg Police Department. "We even have our detective unit, they are cycling through this mix. This is one of those things that'
Mississippi man accused of shooting other man in argument
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man has been accused of shooting another man during an argument in Mississippi.Hattiesburg police tell news outlets that 21-year-old Joseph Dennis was charged Saturday with one count of aggravated assault. Police spokesman Ryan Moore says officers had been called out to t
Sanderson Farms Continues Growth, Maintains Commitment to All-American Values
LAUREL, Miss: Like many American companies, Sanderson Farms started small, supplying farmers with what they needed to grow crops and livestock.
Charges dismissed for man who says he was abused by police
Barnett's attorney, Dow Yoder, objected to the dismissal, saying he hasn't been given access to all case evidence. He says police have denied his requests to review body camera footage, citing the investigation. A civil rights lawsuit by Barnett against Laurel, Gilbert and Robertson is awaiting tria
1 dead, 2 injured in Hattiesburg shooting, suspect sought
Crime has dropped 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018, Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. That's due to efforts by the department, the city and most importantly the citizens, he said.Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American
Police responding to bomb threat at Collins State Veterans Home
ON THE SCENE:Authorities are here at the Collins Veterans Home after a tip about a bomb threat.Collins Police Chief Joey Ponder says they have dogs from the Mississippi Highway Patrol surveying the home for any devices. As of right now,they have not found anything.@wdam#WDAM7pic.twitter.com/WaKbplHk
ACROSS AMERICA: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells Authentic Stories from the Movement
In the early morning hours of January 10, 1966, civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer Sr. was jolted from his sleep, as members of the Ku Klux Klan surrounded his house just north of Hattiesburg, Miss. Dahmer, a Black land-owner, had been actively working to register Blacks to vote and, in some cases, h
Alabama Ortho Spine & Sports announce newest team member, Dr. Ingram
TRUSSVILLE – Alabama Ortho Spine & Sports in Trussville has added an orthopedic surgeon to their team specializing in hand and elbow surgery. Dr. Joseph Ingram, native of Petal, Mississippi, will be joining the team this week in Trussville located at 1801 Gadsden Highway.
Suspect in 2015 South Mississippi homicide has charges upgraded to murder
A 26-year-old man originally from Marion County is now in Pearl River County custody on a murder charge.Gary Jamal Daughtry, of Columbia, was arrested Friday after he was located in Pennsylvania, according to Chief Investigator Marc Ogden.Daughtry has been a suspect since 2015 in a case that began a
Brandon Tact Squad called after shots fired inside home
“We didn’t know what we were getting into,” Thompson said. “Last the family had seen him, he was still alive. Last my officers had seen of him, he was still alive. So, when they made entry, they did discover he had taken his own life.”
Death sentence voided in murder case
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Hattiesburg shooting suspect in custody
IN CUSTODY: Shane Ware, 23, of Hattiesburg, wanted for 1st degree murder is in custody. No other details at this times.pic.twitter.com/mkLhXOqQ4X— Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD)August 11, 2018