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Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) - The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caug

WHLT.COM - 2017-09-17 16:56:23

Pine Belt high school football schedule (Week 6)

Region play begins Friday for schools in classes 1A, 5A and 6A in Mississippi. That means Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, Petal, Sacred Heart, Lumberton, East Marion, West Jones, South Jones, Laurel and Wayne County will start fighting for playoff spots this week. PCS began district play last week. Here i

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 12:56:07

Former HPSD interim superintendent Greg Ladner takes job as assistant to Mayor Toby Barker

When Greg Ladner wrapped up his term as interim superintendent of Hattiesburg Public School District in July 2016, the wish he expressed was to fade back into the obscurity from whence he had come. Ladner had presided over a district so financially troubled, it necessitated 56 layoffs during his six

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 13:19:06

Forrest County election commissioner Tyler Wood resigns after less than a year

District 1 Election Commissioner Tyler Wood, 19, of Hattiesburg submitted his resignation to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors on Monday after serving less than a year. Wood did not respond to requests for comment, but he posted a message on his Facebook page telling his supporters he resigned

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 19:17:53

Hub City woman jailed on arson charge

A Hattiesburg woman is behind bars facing arson charges after a fire at a Hub City apartment complex. Chelsey Brown, 23, was charged with 3rd degree arson and booked into the Forrest County Jail Monday evening. According to Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore, the police and fire department

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 17:54:02

Another major deal in defense sector as global tensions rise

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the Orbital ATK L-1011 aircraft lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Northrop Grumman is buying aerospace and defense technology company Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion as activity in the sector heats up along with global tensi

WHLT.COM - 2017-09-18 10:46:13

MCC takes second look at banned books

Meridian Community College's Todd Library will be observing Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, beginning Sunday, Sept. 24. Taking another looked at some books that were considered banned and/or challenged are third semester Associate Degree Nursing Program students Jon

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-18 22:45:12

Charles Dunagin: A gentleman passes

A few days before Diddle Enochs died last week, I received an email from his son Lampton, who wrote on behalf of himself and his siblings, "Dad was very fond of you and enjoyed your friendship very much. We thank you for that." It was a pleasure to know Iddo Lampton "Diddle" Enochs, and I'm more tha

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 19:00:00

Future of Bay Street business to be decided by City Council

Hattiesburg city leaders could decide to keep a business on Bay Street closed for good, or give the owners the opportunity to re-open with a vote Tuesday night. The property owner, neighborhood leaders and residents had the chance to voice their opinion about the site and it's impact on the communit

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 00:59:49

Shooting in west Jackson leaves one injured; JPD searching for suspect

Victor Mitchell appears in Lamar Co. courtVictor Mitchell appears in Lamar Co. court Updated: Monday, September 18 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:15:40 GMT The alleged mastermind behind a plot to kidnap and extort a prominent Pine Belt businessman was back in court today. Victor Mitchell went before

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-18 20:32:55

Legislative Democrats to host budget hearing in Tupelo

House Democrats will tell Tupelo residents this week that they believe "massive corporate tax cuts" are hurting the state budget and services to Mississippians. A similar hearing took place earlier this month in Hattiesburg, and they say others will be scheduled around the state. The Democrats say t

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-17 23:28:00

Clark Hicks: We should thank Vietnam veterans for their service

January will mark the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the failed attempt by North Vietnam to simultaneously attack multiple locations in South Vietnam in an effort to establish a communist regime throughout the country. While Tet did not achieve its military or strategic objective

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-17 13:20:00

Woman, five-year-old girl killed in car accident

A woman and a five-year-old girl were killed in car accident Saturday night in Hattiesburg. Forrest County Coroner Jonathan Nobles identified the victims as Jamia Odom, 26, of Port Gibson and Jalaya Williams, 5, of Hattiesburg. Authorities said a car was traveling south on Veterans Memorial Bouleva

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-17 21:16:27

Progress continues at the old Eureka School

Progress continues at the old Eureka School in Hattiesburg with plans to turn the site into a civil rights museum. "This is so important because this is a significant building, a significant story that we want to tell," said General Manager for Museums Latoya Norman. Rick Taylor, the Executive Dire

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-17 18:06:58

Pine Belt animal shelters participating in PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend

Several Pine Belt animal shelters have teamed up to find homes for about 150 homeless dogs and cats at the Hattiesburg PetSmart. Southern Cross Animal Rescue, Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Hub City Humane Society are participating in the National Adoption Weekend. Lots of adoption specials are

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-16 22:43:40

Hattiesburg Police arrest woman in connection to arson case

Chelsey Brown arrested for arson. Picture provided by the Hattiesburg Police Dept. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WJTV) - Hattiesburg Police have arrested a woman in connection to an arson investigation. Police say officers along with Hattiesburg firefighters responded to the Hardwood Court Apartments on Sep

WHLT.COM - 2017-09-19 17:41:34

Hattiesburg woman charged with arson after allegedly setting clothes on fire

Hattiesburg police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler says staying alert and taking note of details can help police identify and capture suspects. Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American A Hattiesburg woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with arson in connection to an incident Thursday at Hardwood Court Apart

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 17:25:52

PRCC to offer ServSafe Class - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Pearl River Community College will begin offering ServSafe classes on its Hattiesburg campus. Classes will take place in the Woodall Advanced Technology Center. Dates for the class are October 10, November 14, and December 5. Class times are from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day. The cost for the class is

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 12:28:05

Hattiesburg's Cable Advisory Board to host 2 public hearings

Mayor Toby Barker discusses the 3-mill tax increase that was recently approved to help fund a new fire station and future debt service on the upcoming Public Safety Complex. Haskel Burns/Hattiesburg American Hattiesburg's Cable Advisory Board will hold two public hearings on cable-related matters.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-18 18:21:20

2 killed in Hub City accident - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

A Saturday night accident claimed two lives in the Hub City. Emergency personnel responded to a two-car wreck on Veterans Memorial Bouleveard just after 7:30 p.m. A vehicle traveling south bound left the roadway, crossed the median and struck a car traveling north. Two people, a woman and a female

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-17 02:22:48