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1 wanted for attempted aggravated assault by Laurel Police

Lakendall Hunter (Photo: Laurel Police) LAUREL, Miss. (WJTV) - Laurel Police need help locating a person wanted for three counts of attempted aggravated assault. Captain Tommy Cox said they were called to South Magnolia Street Tuesday. A fight broke out in the area, and several shots were fired. C

WHLT.COM - 2017-09-20 16:08:35

Six injured in Jones County car accident

Dozens of endangered tortoises released at Camp ShelbyDozens of endangered tortoises released at Camp Shelby Updated: Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:57:38 GMT The Mississippi Military Department, the Nature Conservancy and several state and federal agencies have teamed up to b

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-20 19:35:44

Man caught trying to break into Sheriff's home

Trying to break into the Sheriff's home landed one Laurel man behind bars. The Jones County Sheriff's Department said Stephen Carpenter, 26, has been charged with attempted burglary. JCSD said Carpenter was caught trying to break into the home of Sheriff Alex Hodge on Sunday. According to the Sheri

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 18:59:55

Long Beach PD names Carver assistant chief

MDWFP holds public hearing for Lamar County huntersMDWFP holds public hearing for Lamar County hunters Updated: Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:26:48 GMT Nearly three dozen Lamar County residents and officials gathered for a public hearing held by the Mississippi Department of Wi

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 22:56:47

Pine Belt high school football schedule (Week 6)

Region play begins Friday for schools in classes 1A, 5A and 6A in Mississippi. That means Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, Petal, Sacred Heart, Lumberton, East Marion, West Jones, South Jones, Laurel and Wayne County will start fighting for playoff spots this week. PCS began district play last week. Here i

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 12:56:07

Federal lawsuit filed to block JPS takeover by Department of Education

Judge Curry has high hopes for Hub City Municipal CourtJudge Curry has high hopes for Hub City Municipal Court Updated: Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:23:05 GMT A new municipal court judge will be sworn in later this week in the Hub City. Forrest County Justice Court Judge Wes C

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 15:50:24

Firefighters battle overnight house fire in Jones County

One-vehicle rollover ejects both occupantsOne-vehicle rollover ejects both occupants Updated: Monday, September 18 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:23:58 GMT A Saturday night rollover accident in Jones County ejected both the driver and the passenger. According to the report, a vehicle on Lower Myrick

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-18 18:05:38

Man critically wounded in shooting, Moss Point police chief says

A Moss Point man was critically wounded in shooting Monday, police say. Moss Point Police Cheif Calvin Hutchinson said DeMarkese Williams, 28, is in critical condition after receiving a single gunshot wound to his pelvis. The shooting happened at 4207 Tela Drive. Hutchinson said Williams was robbed

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-19 16:27:00

Lawrence County High School Homecoming Set for Friday

Homecoming festivities for Lawrence County High School will be held Friday, September 22, with the court presentation beginning at 6:20 p.m. One Senior Maid will be named Student Body Maid and one Senior Maid will be crowned Homecoming Queen during the ceremony. Kickoff for the football game against

LAWRENCECOUNTYPRESS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Mississippi man stops, prays with family who lost loved ones in crash

A Mississippi man was on his way to work when he said the Lord stopped him in his tracks and changed his path. Andy Waites of Hattiesburg was heading towards Purvis on Veterans Boulevard when he said he saw two women putting balloons and flowers out by the road. Waites passed them, but said God to

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-21 14:30:20

Court re-examines reversal of Lisa Jo Chamberlin's 2004 double murder conviction

Allegations of racial bias in jury selection should not have resulted in orders for a new trial for a woman convicted in a grisly double murder in 2004 in Hattiesburg, an attorney for Mississippi authorities told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the pr

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-20 15:47:09

Council votes to keep Bay Street business closed

An old gas station on Bay Street will stay closed, but future growth on the Hattiesburg corridor is still an option. Hattiesburg City Council voted to deny a petition to change the rezoning for the site from Single Family Residential to Neighborhood Business Tuesday. The petition for the old gas sta

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-20 02:36:22

Former HPSD interim superintendent Greg Ladner takes job as assistant to Mayor Toby Barker

When Greg Ladner wrapped up his term as interim superintendent of Hattiesburg Public School District in July 2016, the wish he expressed was to fade back into the obscurity from whence he had come. Ladner had presided over a district so financially troubled, it necessitated 56 layoffs during his six

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 13:19:06

Forrest County election commissioner Tyler Wood resigns after less than a year

District 1 Election Commissioner Tyler Wood, 19, of Hattiesburg submitted his resignation to the Forrest County Board of Supervisors on Monday after serving less than a year. Wood did not respond to requests for comment, but he posted a message on his Facebook page telling his supporters he resigned

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-09-19 19:17:53

Hub City woman jailed on arson charge

A Hattiesburg woman is behind bars facing arson charges after a fire at a Hub City apartment complex. Chelsey Brown, 23, was charged with 3rd degree arson and booked into the Forrest County Jail Monday evening. According to Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore, the police and fire department

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-19 17:54:02

MCC takes second look at banned books

Meridian Community College's Todd Library will be observing Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, beginning Sunday, Sept. 24. Taking another looked at some books that were considered banned and/or challenged are third semester Associate Degree Nursing Program students Jon

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-18 22:45:12

Charles Dunagin: A gentleman passes

A few days before Diddle Enochs died last week, I received an email from his son Lampton, who wrote on behalf of himself and his siblings, "Dad was very fond of you and enjoyed your friendship very much. We thank you for that." It was a pleasure to know Iddo Lampton "Diddle" Enochs, and I'm more tha

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 19:00:00

Meridian native joins Hattiesburg Clinic Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Blake R. Olmsted, MD, a Meridian native, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Dr. Olmsted received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and completed both an internship and his residency in internal medicine at Medical University

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-20 19:45:36

Kroger's plan to end hunger - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Kroger has created a plan called "Zero Hunger, Zero Waste" to combat hunger in the U.S. According to Feed America, over 600,000 people in Mississippi are below the poverty level and are without food security. Fieldhouse Homeless shelter says they feed around 60 people at lunch time and possibly more

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-20 23:20:34

Clinton gas station robbed - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Clinton Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at a Shell station. The business is located at the corner of Northside Drive and Briars Drive. We are working to get you more information. Clinton Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred

WDAM-TV - 2017-09-20 23:05:07