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Hattiesburg police searching for armed robbery suspect
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are searching for a man wanted for armed robbery.Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said Cedric Hinton, 33, is wanted in an Oct. 7 armed robbery in the 900 block of West 6th Street.The victim and suspect both know one another, according to
Hattiesburg man charged for at least 2 burglaries at Southern Miss
Andrew Payton, 47, was charged with two counts commercial burglary — one for an incident on Oct. 9, the other on April 3 — Southern Miss officials reported in a news release.
21-year-old Hattiesburg woman sixth suspect charged in Dabbs Street shooting
Victoria McDonald, 21, of Hattiesburg was charged with hindering prosecution, rendering criminal assistance, said Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore.
2 juveniles arrested after car theft in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police arrested two juveniles in connection to a car theft on Tuesday.Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said police were notified of a vehicle that was stolen after being left running in front of a residence in the 100 block of Ollie Street aroun
Mother of murder victim forgives killer
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The mother of a 2016 murder victim said she has forgiven the man that killed her daughter.Chandra Dewberry said she told Taiwan Blakely in court Monday that after two years she forgave him for killing her daughter LaRita Dewberry, who was his ex-girlfriend at the time.Blakel
ALERT: Crash on US 98, traffic "highly impacted"
LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - A vehicle accident on eastbound US 98 at Gravel Pit Rd. in Lamar County on Wednesday has shut down the middle lane, according to MDOT.
Charges in 2014 Marion County murder upheld
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A man convicted of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death a Marion County man had his conviction affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.Anthony Ray Abram was convicted in the 2014 death of Ryan Cooper, whose burne
ASAP paramedic arrested, accused of sexually assaulting patient during transport
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County deputies arrested 54-year-old James Lavelle Walley on October 16 and charged him with Sexual Battery after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her while being transported in an ambulance.The 38-year-old woman was being transported by ASAP Ambulance S
Infrastructure project underway in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A major water improvement project was underway in Hattiesburg on Tuesday as the city worked to install new water and sewer lines in the North 20th Avenue area.“We are grateful and thankful they are doing this project,” said Demarcus Steen, who lives in the area.Residents sai
6th person charged in connection to Dabbs St. shooting
Victoria McDonald, 21, was charged with hindering the prosecution and rendering criminal assistance. (Photo source: HPD)
Two car collision sends three to hospital
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - A woman in a sedan who barreled across traffic on Highway 84 in Jones County Tues. afternoon, sent people to the hospital, as well as herself, after crashing through cross traffic.
Halloween is coming: Here are 8 reportedly haunted places near Hattiesburg to visit
A family, including a boy of 5 or 6 years old, is said to haunt the house. Some say they have heard a little girl's voice. One of the biggest points of interest is an in-ground swimming pool, still full of murky green water. What lurks beneath?
Coney Island Cafe legacy continues
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Coney Island Cafe is a treasure to downtown Hattiesburg. Its rich history, popular food menu and loyal customers continue to help it thrive after almost a century of service.“This is one of those iconic places that you come to really get a pulse of what the community is all
University Police Make Arrest of Suspect in Hattiesburg Campus, Area Burglary Cases
On Tuesday Oct. 9 at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers with the USM University Police Department (UPD) arrested Andrew Payton, age 47, of Hattiesburg for two counts of commercial burglary. Officers responded to the Duff Athletic Center on the Hattiesburg campus after receiving a report of a suspicio
Man gets 15 years in prison for killing Mississippi woman
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for shooting and killing a Mississippi woman who had told friends she was going to break up with him.The Hattiesburg American reported that 27-year-old Taiwan Blakely pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in th
Waynesboro housing authority to investigate after director arrested
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro is back on the job after being arrested on drug charges last week.The housing authority announced during a Monday meeting that it will conduct its own investigation after Executive Director Larry Dunn
Here’s how the deadly Super Bowl gang shooting happened in Moss Point
In a matter of seconds, an agent with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force said, the party-goers who were gathered around a table playing cards and watching the game were ordered to the floor.
Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.
Students hold sock drive at Petal Elementary
PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Students at Petal Elementary are getting a firsthand lesson on both character and community.Since Friday, students have been pitching in to help keep the feet of some homeless Mississippians warm.“We are collecting socks for the Javon Patterson’s locker. Javon is a graduate of Pet
Driver license stations close for employee training
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Driver Service offices in the Mississippi Highway Patrol Southern Region will be closed for employee training on Wednesday, October 17.