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Woman from Mississippi found dead at truck stop in New Orleans
The store manager, who did not want to be identified, says she received a call from a dispatcher, asking them to conduct a welfare check. They discovered the doors were locked.
HPD searching for woman accused of theft
Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said the incident happened at the Kitchen Table on September 14 around 10 a.m. The woman allegedly took a customer’s wallet and used the credit cards and charged almost $3,000 dollars on them, according to Moore.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Cave-in causes City of Hattiesburg to close down street
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Until further notice, the alley South of Hardy Street and between South 28th and 27th Avenues will be closed. The City of Hattiesburg made the announcement via social media citing a “large cave-in” as the reason behind the closure.
Police: Suspect wanted for hitting man with vehicle
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel police are searching for a driver accused of intentionally running over a man.Tarus T. Barnes Jr., 22, faces one count of aggravated assault after police responded to to a report of a man hit by a vehicle on Saturday, according to the Laurel Police Department.Police said o
Marion County Sheriff's Department seeks information on courthouse break-in
“We've got cash money just waiting for someone to help us out," said Diane James, executive director of Metro Crime Stoppers. "We don't want your name, just your information.”
Four women wanted for stealing iPads, laptops from store
The suspects walked off with more than $5,000 in iPads and laptops, and caused over $3,000 in damages.
How One Woman Is Trying To Save Mississippi Through The Power Of Vegetables
Cindy Ayers Elliott is probably not the first person to have a life-altering epiphany after hearing Michelle Obama speak. For Ayers Elliott, the aha moment came around 2010 at a conference she attended in Washington where Obama spoke aboutLet’s Move!, her healthy foods initiative. Ayers Elliott had
Two-vehicle crash injures road crew in Forrest Co.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two workers were airlifted to a nearby hospital after being struck during a two-vehicle crash in Forrest Count around noon. According to authorities, a pickup truck collided with a van causing the van to strike the paving equipment which hit the workers.Us 49 @ Brooklyn nort
Mississippi's Department of Public Safety Refuses to Buy Nike Products Following Kaepernick Ad
Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher (left) joins a long line of public officials who have decried Nike for making former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” ad campaign. (Photo credits: Clarion Ledger, left;
Mississippi man kills his family in Jackson home
When they arrived on scene, they found a man in a wheelchair just outside the home, and a firearm was near him.
Mississippi US senate candidate wants Blacks to stop 'begging' for scraps
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel casts his ballot at the George Harrison Building on June 24, 2014 in Ellisville, Mississippi. Tea Party-backed republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel is battling against incumbent U.S. Sen
Officials offer reward for tips about courthouse break-in
The case was turned over to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, which is now offering the reward in partnership with Crime Stoppers. The executive director of Metro Crime Stoppers, Diane James, says all tips are anonymous.
The high-stakes battle over Mississippi's historic talent
In-state recruiting has always been a key component in the Egg Bowl rivalry, with Mississippi State and Ole Miss competing for top talent on an annual basis. Whether it's the recruitment of Chris Jones in 2013, Leo Lewis’ late flip in 2015, or the National Signing Day commitments of AJ Brown and Jef
Mississippi law enforcement agency says it will no longer buy Nike brand following Kaepernick ad
“As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military,” Commissioner Marshall Fisher toldThe Associated Press.
Walmart shooting in Louisiana: What we know so far
Thomas Coutee Jr. was fatally shot in the chest in an Alexandria Walmart parking lot on September 8. The suspect, his estranged wife Kayla Jean Giles, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the deadly shooting.
3 arrested after leading police on chase in stolen vehicle in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three suspects were arrested Saturday after stealing a vehicle and leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Hattiesburg.According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Spokesperson Travis Luck, the chase started around 7 p.m. after authorities attempted to perform a traffic
Bay Springs man arrested for sex with young girl
A Bay Springs man is accused of having sex with an underage girl, but he says he has no idea what the judge or investigator are talking about.“Who am I supposed to have raped?” Derek McAdoo, 26, asked Judge Howell Beech during his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court on Wednesday. “I don
Buddy Randall Cox Mississippi father strikes 2 year old baby
Pictured, Gulfport, Mississippi man, Buddy Randall Cox. Photo via Harrison County Jail.
Hattiesburg woman arrested, charged in gang-related shooting
Authorities say Tanisha Carpenter, who was wanted by police, also turned herself in, but she was questioned and released with no charges against her. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
What’s Pike County worth?
Pike County is worth millions. Literally.Actually, hundreds of millions.Valuations provided by the tax assessor’s office show all the property in the county to be worth $315,615,943.