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2 face additional charges after Hattiesburg armed robbery

A man and woman charged Friday night in connection to an armed robbery in Hattiesburg face additional charges, Hattiesburg police officials said Wednesday. Michael James Smith, 39, of Avondale, Louisiana, and Cynthia Lenann Buchner, 45, of Hattiesburg, were arrested Friday at Broadway Inn, 1818 Broa

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-03-21 21:55:57

Hattiesburg man arrested for auto burglary

Hattiesburg police arrested a man for auto burglary Monday evening. Police responded to the scene in the 4000 block of Highway 11 around 8 p.m. Floyd Davis, 52, of Hattiesburg, was arrested at the scene and charged with one count of auto burglary, according to Hattiesburg police. Officers gathered

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 22:10:00

Student sentenced for Wayne Co. High School bomb threat

A Wayne County High School student will be spending the next five years in a Mississippi youth development center. Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley said the student was sentenced to five years at the Oakley Youth Development Center in Raymond on Tuesday. This comes after an anonymous threat was mad

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 18:17:59

Grand jury indicts 15 'Paid Family' gang members for trafficking drugs through Columbia airport

Attorney General Alan Wilson and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott say they've brought down a gang known as the "Paid Family." The two were joined by others as they announced indictments against 15 people on Wednesday who says those accused helped bring more than a hundred pounds of marijuana into S

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-21 15:58:33

Death sentence reinstated for Mississippi's only woman on death row

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reinstated the death sentence of Lisa Jo Chamberlin, Mississippi's only female death row inmate.. The ruling Tuesday came almost three years after a federal court ruling granting her a new trial in a double homicide in Hattiesburg. The full 5th U.S. Circuit

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-03-20 21:10:06

Teen injured in Friday Collinsville shooting

An argument between a juvenile and an 18 year old ended with shots fired, injuring the 18 year old's hand. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Friday on the 8700 block of Highway 19 North, according to Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun. Calhoun said the case would be presented to the


Collinsville shooting case to go to grand jury

Two bullet holes in the windshield were a cause of concern for James Spann, whose grandson suffered injuries after a fight with another juvenile.Whitney Downard/The Meridian Star A grand jury will determine whether an argument between two Collinsville teenagers over the weekend warrants criminal ch

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-20 18:46:00

Hoverboard explodes, causes house fire in Saucier

USM opens spring football TuesdayUSM opens spring football Tuesday Laurel moving ahead with plans to annex Pendorff communityLaurel moving ahead with plans to annex Pendorff community Hall of Fame PCS football, track coach retiresHall of Fame PCS football, track coach retires USM scores late, but of

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 21:48:09

Another officer arrested for bringing alleged spice to Leakesville prison

Subscribed, but don't have a login? It'll soon be harder to find news from the Hattiesburg American on Facebook. Here's a step-by-step guide to help ensure you'll keep getting the latest local news in your feed. Wochit Another correctional officer at South Mississippi Correctional Institution was a


3 in Hattiesburg charged for drugs, weapons possession

Hattiesburg police arrested three people, charging them with possession of illegal drugs and weapons. Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, HPD detectives searched an apartment at Plantation Place Apartments, 101 Plantation Blvd. at Ellis Drive, where they discovered two weapons, one of which was reported sto


Crews working possible vehicle entrapment accident on 1-59

Just before 6: 00 p.m. crews with the Hattiesburg Fire Department and the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Interstate 59 near mile marker 65 with someone trapped in the car. We have crews headed to the scene and we'll update you with information as it becomes availabl


Walmart armed robbery suspect in custody, additional charges pending

HATTIESBURG, Miss.(WHLT) - A man is in police custody after an armed robbery outside U.S. 98 Walmart. Authorities say Thursday around 10:30 a.m. Hattiesburg Police Department were dispatched to 6071 U.S. 98, Walmart in reference to an armed robbery. The victim stated while she was sitting in her v


Man wanted for attempted armed robbery in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg police are searching for a suspect in an attempted armed robbery on Thursday. Police responded to Walmart on US-98 around 10:30 a.m. after a victim said she was sitting in her vehicle when a man approached her and demanded her money, according to Hattiesburg police. After refusing, the s


Woman hits bicyclist, arrested for DUI

Thursday night, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Jackson Landing Rd., resulting in the victim being airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment and the driver being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said


2-year-old boy drowns in improperly fenced apartment pool

United Blood Services was hoping in addition to sharing luck, patrons would share their blood on St. Patrick's Day. The organization hosted their annual "Share the Love... Share the Luck" event Saturday at the donor center in Hattiesburg. Although all blood types are welcomed, United Blood Services


Arrest by Hattiesburg police yields slew of stolen goods

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Hattiesburg Police detectives ended up getting much more than they expected Friday during the arrest of an armed robbery suspect at a Hub City motel. Several stolen items were found that authorities say links Michael J. Smith, 39, of Louisiana, to other crimes. S


Fake $100 bills being passed to Hub City businesses, police warn

The Hattiesburg Police Department is warning business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 bills. According to police, several Hub City business owners reported a man was passing fake $100 bills in exchange for smaller bills Thursday. HPD is asking all business owners to double check if


Laurel Police investigating armed robbery on Ellisville Boulevard

LAUREL, Miss. (WJTV) -- Laurel Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a convenience store. Officers released surveillance video of the crime on Facebook. Police went to Clark's on Ellisville Boulevard on March 11 around 11:17 p.m. Witnesses said a man came into the store with a


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


MS Supreme Court ruled wrongful death lawsuit against SRHS can proceed

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled the family of a Jackson County man can move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against Singing River Health System SRHS. The family of Randy Vermilyea sued SRHS and emergency room personnel for a breach of the standard of care by failing to do a mental evaluati