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Greg Collins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Greg Collins is a Mississippi investigator facing a charge of sexual battery. He was arrested December 8 in the city of Olive Branch in Desoto County. Police said Collins assaulted a woman in his hotel room. The alleged victim reported it to police shortly after leaving the hotel.
Victim recovering after Prentiss shooting
PRENTISS, MS (WDAM) - A man is recovering after being shot in his Prentiss home. Prentiss police said the victim was shot at close range on Tyrone Drive around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Woman charged in Jones County shooting; two men sought
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A woman was charged Monday in a shooting that injured a man in Jones County on Nov. 29. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department charged 27-year-old Iesha Crosby with accessory before the fact, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit a crime, hindering prosecution a
Hattiesburg Fire Department adds three firefighters
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Fire Department added three firefighters to its ranks on Tuesday during a swearing-in ceremony. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Hattiesburg Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart welcomed Bobby Wells, Daniel Moore and David Holbrook to the department. All three are l
18-wheeler overturns on I-59 in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Police are responding to an 18-wheeler overturned in the median on Interstate 59 just north of the U.S. Highway 49 interchange. It’s unclear at this time what caused the crash or if there are any injuries.
Laurel man charged with molestation
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel man has been charged after allegedly touching a young girl inappropriately. Shane Ishee, 44, made his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon. Ishee is charged with molesting-touching a child for lustful purposes.
William ‘Bill’ Cline Smith
Funeral services for William “Bill” Cline Smith are Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison with burial at the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. We ask that in Bill’s memory, wear something blue, as it was his favorite color.
The Benefits of Licensed Childcare Facilities
RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - The story of eighteen-month-old Dakota Hudson and the injuries he sustained from another child at an in-home daycare in Pascagoula have gone viral. Hudson returned to his mother last week with a face full of scratches. While the State Department of Health investigates, WLBT sp
Space heater burns North Laurel home
• People in the Landrum Community could soon have their own volunteer fire department and lower property insurance rates. Supervisors asked Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna to do a feasibility study on adding a new department in the area between Tuckers Crossing and Ovett along Highway 15 S
Hyde-Smith more than 'girl senator from Mississippi.' That's why hanging comment mattered.
OXFORD — It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. It wasn’t the dominant theme, of course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith is white and Espy is black. It arose only after Hyde-Smith made a jovial remark a
Laurel OT Makes Verbal Commitment to Mississippi State
Charles Cross, offensive tackle at Laurel High School, verbally committed to Mississippi State after his official visit to Starkville over the weekend. Cross is ranked as the 11th best tackle prospect in the nation, a four-star recruit and the fifth best recruit in the 2019 class from the state of M
Parties waiting on judge’s decision in Petal annexation trial
PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Litigation is pending regarding the Petal annexation. After six days of testimony, the Forrest County Chancery Court is at a standstill in the Petal annexation trial.
Trial date set for Thomleys in pharmacy fraud scheme case
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three Pine Belt residents indicted on charges related to a sprawling health care fraud scheme are now scheduled to have their day in federal court this spring.
2 men facing prison, deportation after admitting to entering country illegally
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two foreign nationals are facing prison time and possible deportation after pleading guilty to illegally entering the United States after prior removal.
Oak Grove’s Plumlee chosen WDAM’s POY
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – John Rhys Plumlee was in no mood for reflection at the end of the Class 6A state championship football game at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Simply put, Plumlee was devastated following Oak Grove High School’s 31-27 loss to Horn Lake High School in his final football game with his W
BREAKING: 4-Star OT Charles Cross Commits to Mississippi State
Congratulations, Mississippi State fans. You just got yourselves a star in the making. Charles Cross, a four-star offensive tackle from Laurel, Miss. has decided that he wants to stay home. He committed to the Bulldogs on Sunday and made it official via Twitter.
Hattiesburg Bop’s closes after 14 years
Bop’s of Hattiesburg will be closing Monday, Dec. 10 after 14 years of business, according to a Facebook announcement Dec. 7. After Bop’s posted the news on its Facebook page, more than 300 customers commented on their experiences with the family owned business, many of whom claimed that Bop’s was o
State epidemiologist tells parents to take flu precautions now
MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Wednesday a south Mississippi child became the first pediatric flu death of this year’s flu season. State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said although it’s early in the season, parents should take every precaution now.
Petal boys remain unbeaten with win at West Jones
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Petal basketball remained unbeaten with a 62-43 win at West Jones on Friday night. The Panthers improved to 8-0 and will host Picayune on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Mustangs dropped to 4-5 and host Ridgeland on Tuesday.
There’s still time to donate to HPD toy drive
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The holiday season is a time for thanks and giving, and the Hattiesburg Police Department is doing its part to make sure underprivileged children have something to be thankful for this Christmas.