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Man who allegedly shot Hattiesburg police officer in fair condition, hospital says

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore and Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel talk about the capture of shooting suspect Victor Kirksey on Monday, June 18, 2018.Lici Beveridge, Hattiesburg American


Vicksburg woman shot by neighbor

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV)--Vicksburg police responded to a missing person call Friday night at The Waltersville Estate Apartments. Once on scene they spoke with 27-year-old Roshonda Pare Smith of Kings Drive who complained that her 18-year old cousin had run away and was living with a neighbor, 32 yea

WJTV.COM - 2018-06-23 21:00:42

Son of decapitated Hattiesburg High counselor killed mother over credit cards, investigator says

Johnson, 29, was led into the Stone County Courthouse for his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Justice Court where disturbing details came out about the crime.


Hattiesburg, Petal team up for fireworks display over Leaf River

“We are looking forward to celebrating America’s birthday at this brand-new event in beautiful Chain Park in Downtown Hattiesburg,” Andrea Saffle, executive director for Downtown Hattiesburg Association, said. “We invite families and groups of all sizes and ages to join us for this patriotic, summer


Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Young Ready - XXL

2015: Revered rapper,Young Ready, born Shannen Hudson, was fatally shot in Bogalusa, La. on a Tuesday afternoon. According to multiple reports out of Louisiana, the burgeoning Bow Entertainment owner was killed alongside 28-year-old Jare Stevenson in the city limits, about 100 miles east of their na

XXL - 2018-06-23 10:49:50

How much discouragement could you take? Hattiesburg woman learns to ignore the word 'no'

If Jamie Reyes knows one thing, she knows this: "You cannot let the world define you," she says. "You cannot let people tell you what you cannot be. You can do anything you put your mind to."


I-59 Crash in Forrest County injures three

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WHLT) - An automobile crash on I-59 injures three. The left Northbound lane of the interstate is blocked.Three people have been transported, including one child for what appears to be minor injuries.


Report: Train collides with back of a 18-wheeler on Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge

An image of the scene showed the truck sitting partially across the tracks, with the front of the train appearring the be butted up against it. East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies were on scene, and neither the damage to the truck or the train appeared significant.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-06-23 19:51:00

Man Used His Teeth To Decapitate His Mother After Argument Over Credit Cards - The Dreamin Demon

WIGGINS, MS– A man who confessed to killing and decapitating his mother stated he used a butter knife, his hands, and his teeth to remove her head.


Miss Tupelo Asya Branch crowned 2018 Miss Mississippi - The Vicksburg Post

And the winner is Miss Tupelo Asya Branch.Wiping tears from her eyes, Branch was heard saying, “This does not feel real,” shortly after being crowned 2018 Miss Mississippi Saturday night at the Vicksburg Convention Center.This year’s was the 61st Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg.

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-06-24 04:58:53

Cops: Army Vet Decapitated His Mom With a Butter Knife, His Bare Hands & His Teeth - CrimeFeed

WIGGINS, MS — On June 6, officers from the Stone County Sheriff’s Department discovered the decapitated body of Sherry Johnson, 52, in her backyard. Her head, however, was on the other side of the fence.


Dinner guest becomes the meal

In 1980, my wife, Becky, and I were living the idyllic newlywed life on the sheltered campus of Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif.


Former Hattiesburg standout signs with Brewers

The star outfielder and pitcher batted .491 with six home runs, 16 doubles, five triples, 36 RBIs and 60 runs in his senior year. He had a career batting average of .454 with 20 home runs, 146 RBIs and 155 runs.


Man dies in crash in downtown Petal

PETAL, MS (WDAM) -A man was killed in a mid-morning crash on S Main Street in Petal on Thursday morning. Officials tell us the crash happened just after 9 a.m. near W 5th Avenue.Police said the man crashed into the rear end of a pest control truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Traffic on S Ma


Two Hattiesburg baseball players selected to 2018 Breakthrough Series

HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) - Last month, the Hattiesburg Tigers took home their first state title in 12 years. Two standouts from that team are heading to Bradenton, Fla. for the 2018 Breakthrough Series.


Petal man killed in Thursday morning wreck

James McCullum Jr., 58, was pronounced dead by Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem at the scene near the intersection of South Main Street and Fifth Avenue.


Hattiesburg police officer assaulted, suspect on the loose

Crime has dropped 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018, Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. That's due to efforts by the department, the city and most importantly the citizens, he said.Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American


Hattiesburlesque, Lucky Rabbit honored by Mississippi Main Street Association

She said she started the shows to give women the opportunity to learn to love themselves, no matter their shape, size or ability.


Authorities searching for man who wounded Hattiesburg police officer

HATTIESBURG, Miss.(WHLT) - Police need the public's assistance locating Victor Kirksey who is considered armed and dangerous.On Monday, Hattiesburg Police and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department attempted to serve a warrant on Lexington Drive.When officers approached the house Kirksey opened fire


Social media meetup turns into armed robbery in Hattiesburg

Crime has dropped 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018, Hattiesburg Police Chief Anthony Parker said. That's due to efforts by the department, the city and most importantly the citizens, he said.Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American