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Convenience store robbery suspect charged by Laurel PD

The suspect accused of robbing a Laurel convenience store at gunpoint on March 11 is now in custody. Capt. Tommy Cox, with the Laurel Police Department, said Kearson Kenneth Levett, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of armed robbery. Levett is accused of robbing the Clark's convenie

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-19 15:53:49

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

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-19 17:15:48

Couple sentenced in child abuse case

Here are cases reported recently in Pike County Circuit Court: Michael Porter, 29, 3116 Charles Rhodus Road, Magnolia, pleaded guilty to two counts each felonious child abuse, conspiracy and felonious child neglect for causing bodily injury to two children between Aug. 8, 2015, and April 25, 2017.

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL - 2018-03-18 13:00:00

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delays

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delaysTRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delays Updated: Sunday, March 18 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-03-18 20:24:41 GMT Two crashes on I-59 in Hattiesburg have traffic at a stand still. More >> Two crashes on I-59 in Hattiesburg have traffic at

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-18 20:24:41

Summit man arrested by Brookhaven Police for misdemeanor embezzlement; arrest reports

The Lincoln County Jail Docket for Friday-Sunday was as follows: Skylar J. Pritchard, 02/17/1999, 2830 Bahalia Road, Wesson - arrested on a city warrant by Brookhaven Police Department. Riley Davis, 07/26/1997, 1018 Hwy. 84, Monticello - arrested for possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoids

DAILY LEADER - 2018-03-19 23:59:59

Man arrested for breaking into Sharkheads

The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-3, Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-18 11:11:17

Male wounded in Gulfport shooting is released from a hospital, police say | The Sun Herald

Male wounded in Gulfport shooting is released from a hospital, police say Police are investigating a shooting that wounded a male late Sunday night in the area of 20th Avenue and 30th Street. Police alerted the media in a tweet at 11:42 p.m. Sunday. The wounded man has been released from a hospital

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-19 13:34:00

Columbia PD swears in new police chief

Michael Kelly, who was the former police chief of Seminary Police Department, has been appointed Columbia Police Department police chief. (Photo Source: WDAM) COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - There is a new police chief in town specifically Columbia. Michael Kelly was sworn in Friday as the police chief of th


Traffic stop leads to drug discovery in Hattiesburg

Two Mississippi men were arrested in Hattiesburg after a traffic stop led to the discovery of illegal drugs Monday night. According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, officers pulled over a vehicle for having one headlight on 7th Street around 10 p.m. A search of the vehicle uncovered 21 grams of


At least 4 injured in Hwy. 49 crash

The crash happened across the road from the Dollar General store in the Brooklyn community south of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: WDAM) FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - At least four people were transported to a local hospital after a two vehicle crash on Highway 49 South at McCardle Road in Forrest Count


One arrested, guns and narcotics seized in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg police arrested a man for possession of drugs and firearms Tuesday. Lakeith McSwain, 38, was arrested at the Inn on the Hill at 6595 U.S. Highway 49 in Hattiesburg, according to Ryan Moore of the Hattiesburg Police Department. McSwain was charged with possession of a controlled substance


Former Hattiesburg police officer sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for drugs

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 A former Hattiesburg police officer was sentenced Monday to 61 months in federal prison and a $1,500 fine for attemp


Columbia man arrested after drug search

Johnuah Marquis, 22, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance; (Photo Source: Columbia Police Dept.) COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A Columbia man is now behind bars after admitting to having drugs in his possession. Johnuah Marquis Myers, 22, was arrested and charged with possessi


Chief resigns; city hires replacement

Columbia Police Chief Mike Cooper resigned Monday, and within hours the department had a new leader, Michael Kelly. The chief since mid-2014 cited a growing business, Cooper's Towing and Recovery, and frustrations with a lack of resources as reasons for stepping down. Jail Docket: March 8, 2018 Fire


His 68-year-old dad had something he wanted so he beat him for it, Biloxi cops say | The Sun Herald

Mitchell Ryan Johnson is facing a felony robbery charge after police say he assaulted his 68-year-old father Wednesday and stole prescription medication. Maj. Christopher DeBack said the assault happened on the 300 block of Porter Avenue. According to the Harrison County jail docket, Johnson, 27, wa