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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident at US 49 at Peps Point Rd blocks roadway
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Traffic is being diverted in the area of US 49 at Peps Point Road due to vehicle crash. The crash happened just before 8 a.m. blocking the northbound lanes.
Hattiesburg Fire Department adds three firefighters
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Fire Department added three firefighters to its ranks on Tuesday during a swearing-in ceremony. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Hattiesburg Fire Chief Sherrocko Stewart welcomed Bobby Wells, Daniel Moore and David Holbrook to the department. All three are l
WDAM Investigates: Contractor troubles
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Opening his door, Michael Selakovic says he walks into a nightmare, though it’s supposed to be his first home. “It’s a living hell, you know, a nightmare is putting it lightly,” said Selakovic.
Court of Appeals upholds grand larceny sentence
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the sentence in a Forrest County grand larceny case on Tuesday. A Forrest County jury found Larry D. Waldon guilty of grand larceny and he was sentenced as a habitual offender to 10 years of incarceration without eligibility for p
Trial date set for Thomleys in pharmacy fraud scheme case
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three Pine Belt residents indicted on charges related to a sprawling health care fraud scheme are now scheduled to have their day in federal court this spring.
USM Sigma Chi chapter at risk of closing
HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) - The Theta Delta chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity faces multiple citations for various infractions. The chapter risks losing their house along with other potential penalties.
2 men facing prison, deportation after admitting to entering country illegally
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two foreign nationals are facing prison time and possible deportation after pleading guilty to illegally entering the United States after prior removal.
2 Mississippi children shot near hospital, suspect taken into custody: police
A Mississippi man has confessed to shooting two young children near a hospital late last month, Jackson police said on Monday. Alcantera Garner, 20, surrendered Monday evening and confessed to the Nov. 29 drive-by shooting near the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, The Clarion-Led
18-wheeler overturns on I-59 in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Police are responding to an 18-wheeler overturned in the median on Interstate 59 just north of the U.S. Highway 49 interchange. It’s unclear at this time what caused the crash or if there are any injuries.
Woman charged in Jones County shooting; two men sought
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A woman was charged Monday in a shooting that injured a man in Jones County on Nov. 29. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department charged 27-year-old Iesha Crosby with accessory before the fact, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit a crime, hindering prosecution a
Oak Grove’s Plumlee chosen WDAM’s POY
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – John Rhys Plumlee was in no mood for reflection at the end of the Class 6A state championship football game at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Simply put, Plumlee was devastated following Oak Grove High School’s 31-27 loss to Horn Lake High School in his final football game with his W
Christmas party held in Hattiesburg for children of deployed soldiers
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - It was a big Christmas celebration Saturday in Hattiesburg for children of deployed soldiers. “Help celebrate Christmas and Santa Clause, we have him coming in on a fire truck,” Barbara Tibbett said.
Hattiesburg sees a record 14 homicides in 2018 with 3 weeks left of the year
The year started out on a positive note. Crime was down 19 percent in Hattiesburg in the first four months of 2018. Between February and April, the city saw three homicides. Then there was a period of nearly three months — between April and June — without a homicide.
Cleanup continues after truck vs. train crash in Lamar Co.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Crews in Lamar County continue work to clear the scene after a truck smashed into a train Sunday night on Old Okahola Road. They’re also working to repair parts of the railroad that were damaged in the collision.
Parties waiting on judge’s decision in Petal annexation trial
PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Litigation is pending regarding the Petal annexation. After six days of testimony, the Forrest County Chancery Court is at a standstill in the Petal annexation trial.
ACA Enrollment down in 2018, signups end Dec. 15
HATTIESBURG, MS (WJTV) - Open enrollment is for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends on December 15th...less than a week away. Across the country, sign-ups are down 11 percent. But that number is more than six times higher at Forrest General Hospital's CMO Insurance Agency.
Space heater burns North Laurel home
• People in the Landrum Community could soon have their own volunteer fire department and lower property insurance rates. Supervisors asked Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna to do a feasibility study on adding a new department in the area between Tuckers Crossing and Ovett along Highway 15 S
Consider This: Adopt a Salvation Army Angel Tree angel
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hot cocoa, carols, parties with families and friends, lights, decorations and beautifully wrapped presents. This is Christmas, this is the most wonderful time of the year!
Video showing officers trying to rip baby from mom's arms called 'troubling'
A disturbing video shows a group of police officers trying to pull a 1-year-old child from the arms of his mother, who is lying on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn.
Hattiesburg Bop’s closes after 14 years
Bop’s of Hattiesburg will be closing Monday, Dec. 10 after 14 years of business, according to a Facebook announcement Dec. 7. After Bop’s posted the news on its Facebook page, more than 300 customers commented on their experiences with the family owned business, many of whom claimed that Bop’s was o