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Women in Mississippi politics - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

On the national level, there's a growing number of women running for and winning political office. We take a look at the number of women holding political office and leading our state from the legislature to the local level. "Women are as capable as anyone else of serving in a political office," for

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-19 04:17:32

Hattiesburg La Fiesta Brava suspect arrested in Dallas

The Hattiesburg American news team is constantly working to bring the best news experience to the Pine Belt. Rhakim James, wanted in connection to the shooting at La Fiesta Brava in Hattiesburg was arrested Friday morning in Dallas. Hattiesburg Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Latosha Myers-Mitc

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-01-19 16:47:35

Hattiesburg police seek armed robbery suspect

Hattiesburg police are looking for a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at a package store on U.S. 49. Jarvis Anderson, 18, allegedly entered South Pointe Wine and Liquor, 5326 U.S. 49, and obtained a black backpack that was located behind the business counter. The

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-01-18 21:08:30

Hattiesburg man jailed in Covington County burglary investigation

A Hattiesburg man wanted on multiple burglary charges in Covington County is behind bars. Christopher Dale Love, 28, was arrested Tuesday evening outside Sullivan's Grocery on James Street in Hattiesburg and charged with three counts of burglary, Layne McLaurin, chief deputy with the Covington Count

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-18 23:24:29

Moss Point Police: Man found dead near old school was shot

The crime scene in East Moss Point encompasses nearly all of the grounds at the old Ed Mayo Junior High. (Photo source: WLOX) MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Police in Moss Point are trying to identify a dead man and find the person who shot him. The man's body was found inside a vehicle on Orange Grove R

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-18 17:06:51

Missing Hattiesburg boy returns home, unharmed

The Hattiesburg American news team is comprised of local people who have roots in the community and know it well. A 12-year-old Hattiesburg boy reported missing earlier this week has returned home, police officials reported Friday morning. Hattiesburg Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Latosha Myer

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-01-19 17:20:44

Hattiesburg Fire Department investigating early morning blaze

Hattiesburg Fire Department investigating early morning blazeHattiesburg Fire Department investigating early morning blaze Updated: Friday, January 19 2018 11:33 AM EST2018-01-19 16:33:32 GMT The Hattiesburg Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning house fire.More >> The Hattie

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-19 14:56:07

Hattiesburg mayor signs adoption of HPD pay scale alignment

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WDAM) HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-19 22:49:29

Blount County Sheriff searching for woman after finding cages of dead animals in home

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Blount County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help locating a Maryville woman wanted on 18 warrants for aggravated cruelty to animals. BCSO announced they were searching for Amy Renea Robertson, 43, of Highway 72 in Maryville. The Sheriff's Office said she

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-20 01:34:00

Black coyote spotted in Townsend, suspected of killing pets

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Neighbors in a Townsend community blamed the recent killings of livestock and pets on a unusual black coyote. Keith Shepherd lives in the Dry Valley area and has spotted a black coyote on his trail camera almost every day for several weeks. Shepherd said in that time his t

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-20 01:49:00

Execution date set for Knox man who raped, killed 7-year-old in 1985

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Supreme Court of Tennessee set an execution date for a man who raped and murdered a seven-year-old Knoxville girl more than 30 years ago. Billy Ray Irick was convicted of raping and murdering a girl he was babysitting in 1985. In September 2014, the court pushed backe

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-19 01:26:00

Knoxville Police investigating fatal shooting

Police are investigating after a man was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound Wednesday night in east Knoxville. Officers responded to the intersection of Lay Avenue and Beaman Street at around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday to a report of an injured male, according to a Knoxville Police Department news

DAILY TIMES - 2018-01-19 05:00:00

'The Italians' accused in RICO indictment of operating a deadly opiate pipeline in East TN

The Knox County Sheriff's Office allows people to anonymously submit tips on crimes they may have witnessed. Here are several ways you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers. Wochit There were frightened whispers about "the Italians" on the federal wire taps of workers at a network of East Tennessee cl

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-01-19 22:41:07

Man accused of shooting KPD officer out of hospital, taken to jail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The man accused of shooting a Knoxville police officer on Jan. 11 was released from the hospital and is now in the Knox County Jail. Ronnie Lucas Wilson is charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after Knoxville Police Department officer Jay Williams

WATE - 2018-01-19 23:07:28

Troubled West Knox motel hit with lawsuit after guest kidnapped, beaten and robbed

When a gospel group's bus broke down, the lead singer's stay at a West Knoxville motel might as well have brought him face-to-face with the devil, a lawsuit claims. Dennis Humphries, the founder and manager of the Smyrna, Tenn.-based HisSong trio, booked a room at the Motel 6, 326 Lovell Road, when

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-01-19 10:00:06

Four Knoxville residents among 7 charged in opioid pill mill scheme

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents - including four in Knoxville - have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unseal

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2018-01-19 23:41:00

Deputies: Florida man accused of DUI mistook bank drive-thru for Taco Bell

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after mistaking a bank drive-thru for a Taco Bell. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 38-year-old Douglas Jon Francisco was arrested Wednesday evening outside the Bank of America branch in Spring Hill.

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-19 17:25:20

Autopsy: Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma, had drugs in system

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. - Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma, with drowning as a contributing factor, when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey in November, according to an autopsy report obtained by our news partners at the Tampa Bay

10NEWS - 2018-01-19 21:42:15

Hillsborough Deputies On Lookout For Brandon Car Burglar

BRANDON, FL -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are asking residents to be on the lookout for a car burglar who may be targeting neighborhoods around Brandon. On Jan. 11 at about 11:45 p.m., a man was seen on a surveillance video entering multiple cars in the Hillside subdivision on the northe

PATCH - 2018-01-18 21:00:48

What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | January 19-21

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (January 19-21), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area. When: 7 p.m. Where: The Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st Street Southeast, Saint Petersburg Cost: $95 Info: Expect an evening of nonstop laughs when Ste

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-01-19 16:21:48