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Law enforcement reports: Jan. 16-17

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests from 8:44 a.m. Tuesday and 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. Uttering forgery - Anthony Antonio Bonner, 26, 50 Louis Alexander Road, Laurel. Contempt of court - Willie M. Houston, 45, 1911 28th Ave., Meridian. Failure to register as a s

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-01-17 23:15:31

Road closures in the ArkLaTex - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

The Arthur Ray (A.R.) Teague Parkway in Bossier City has been closed from the Jimmy Davis Bridge to Diamond Jacks Casino. Shreveport Police announced more road closures for the city Tuesday morning. In addition to closures on Jewella, North Market, and Linwood Avenue, the Market Street on-ramp to I-

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-16 21:46:53

Icy roads create dangerous driving conditions

Last night's snow has turned into slush and ice on the roads, creating dangerous driving conditions throughout the Pine Belt. Emergency managements agencies are urging drivers to stay off the slick roads unless absolutely necessary. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said iced over bridges

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-17 16:59:08

Mt. Olive under boil water advisory

The entire town of Mount Olive is under a boil water advisory until further notice. According to the town's Facebook page, a valve on the main water tank broke, and maintenance crews had to cut water pressure from the tank to make repairs. The repair work started Wednesday morning. Here's a checklis

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-17 19:22:03

Laurel City Council votes to approve new cafe despite concerns

The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open after the city council voted 5-2 during Tuesday's city council meeting. The cafe, which is located on Chantilly St., will feature live entertainment. The cafe would be open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and would stay open later on F

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-16 20:16:42

Brothers rescue motorists stranded on icy roadways

WDAM News crews found several weather-related accidents around the area Wednesday morning. Icy road conditions left many motorists stranded in ditches or on the side of the road. Two brothers from the town of Beaumont took it upon themselves to lend a hand to nearly a dozen stranded motorists betwee

WDAM-TV - 2018-01-17 23:21:37

Forrest and Lamar Distinguished Young Women programs set for Saturday

The Distinguished Young Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties (formerly Junior Miss) Program will be Saturday at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg. The Distinguished Young Women Program awards college scholarships to juniors in high school based on areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expre

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-01-18 01:27:38

Winter weather in the Pine Belt: Closings and updates

The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus will close at noon. University officials said the Gulf Coast locations are expected to maintain normal schedules.7:51 a.m. Jones County Junior College main campus - classes dismiss at 12.45 p.m. Offices and departments will close at 1:00 p.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-01-16 14:17:56

Details on the fatal I-75 crash that killed two people in Bibb County

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A fatal accident on I-75 claimed the lives of two people in Bibb County this morning. Unfortunately, the snow day wreaked havoc on highways across Middle Georgia causing several accidents along interstate roads including I-16, I-475 and I-75. But there was only one acci

41NBC.COM - 2018-01-18 00:17:22

Homeless man charged in vacant house blaze that injured 3 firefighters

A homeless man has been charged with arson in a vacant house fire that injured three Macon-Bibb County firefighters. George Green Little, 63, who has no home according to Bibb jail records, was arrested just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Little is accused of setting fire to a house at the corner of Calhoun

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-17 18:34:00

Bibb County DA Office announces delayed openings for Thursday

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County District Attorney's Office will have a delayed opening on Thursday, Jan. 18 due to winter weather conditions. According to a release from the Office of the District Attorney, the office will open at 11 a.m. Thursday morning. The release states that Crawford and Peach c

WGXA.TV - 2018-01-17 20:00:58

2 Warner Robins men killed in accident on I-75 in Bibb Co.

(UPDATE 1 p.m.) The victims have been identified as Tuan Nguyen, 63, and Thanh Nguyen, 48. Coroner Leon Jones says the two men were on their way to work at Sakura on Shurling Drive when the accident happened. ----------------------- (UPDATE 11 a.m.) A news release from the Bibb Sheriff's Office offe

WMAZ - 2018-01-17 18:11:17

Murder charge filed in shooting death of Hawkinsville man

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the GBI have filed a murder charge in the weekend death of a Hawkinsville man. Dolton Harper, 36, was formally charged after he had been in custody since the shooting as the prime suspect in the killing of Vernard Porter, 28, Saturday afternoon. Porter was pro

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 18:05:00

Coroner: 2 dead in crash on I-75N near Pio Nono exit

MACON, Ga. - Two people are dead after a two-car crash on Interstate 75 north Wednesday morning. It happened around 9:35 a.m. on I-75 north just before the Pio Nono exit -- about one mile north of Hartley Bridge Road. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says two men were pronounced dead at the scene. Jon

WGXA.TV - 2018-01-17 10:58:27

Rare snowfall hits Macon-Bibb; emergency crews warn of dangers

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - For the first time in four years, Macon-Bibb County residents got to enjoy snow Wednesday. A winter storm brought about an inch of snow that came during the early morning hours. "The cold front has arrived," Macon-Bibb County EMA Director Spencer Hawkins said. "It is st

41NBC.COM - 2018-01-18 00:09:54

Unsolved killing among 2017 homicides in Warner Robins; Two child deaths in Houston

An unsolved killing is among the six homicides Warner Robins police recorded for 2017 , the same number of violent deaths recorded the previous year. A seventh death, the shooting of an intruder during a home invasion, was initially investigated as homicide but found to be justified, according to Me

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 18:49:00

Harley Barber apologizes for racist video, says she was expelled from Alabama

A University of Alabama student who posted videos to social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities apologized on Wednesday and said she has been expelled from college. Harley Barber told the New York Post she was heading back to New Jersey after being kicked out of schoo

AL.COM - 2018-01-17 21:00:00

Doors Remain Open At Columbus Salvation Army

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - In light of the bitter cold weather across North Mississippi, the Columbus Salvation Army is opening its doors as a temporary warming station. With wind chills in the single digits or below zero, it can be dangerous. For 6 hours a day, the Salvation Army location on Main Str

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-18 01:17:11

Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in executive session to terminate one police officer and suspend another for violating the Columbus Police Department's standard operating procedures. A city source with knowledge of the situation told The Dispatch the council, in a unanimous vote, terminated Eric

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-17 19:09:19

Dangerous Icy Waters Across The Viewing Area

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Extremely low temperatures are leaving some area ponds and ditches frozen. Chunks of ice could be seen in a small pond in Columbus this morning, January 17. You should never walk on the ice and avoid falling in the water. Hypothermia can set in quickly. Temperatures ranged f

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-17 18:42:07