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Hattiesburg man pleads guilty to second-degree murder
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2016 murder of his then girlfriend, according to The Associated Press.The AP reports Taiwan Blakely, 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old LaRita
21-year-old Hattiesburg woman sixth suspect charged in Dabbs Street shooting
Victoria McDonald, 21, of Hattiesburg was charged with hindering prosecution, rendering criminal assistance, said Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore.
2 juveniles arrested after car theft in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police arrested two juveniles in connection to a car theft on Tuesday.Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said police were notified of a vehicle that was stolen after being left running in front of a residence in the 100 block of Ollie Street aroun
Waynesboro housing authority to investigate after director arrested
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro is back on the job after being arrested on drug charges last week.The housing authority announced during a Monday meeting that it will conduct its own investigation after Executive Director Larry Dunn
Mississippi's chance to help hurricane survivors in desperate need
LAUREL, Miss. (WJTV) - Hurricane Michael survivors are said to “desperately need help” in Florida and Mississippians are coming together this week to send them what they need.Powers Fire & Rescue in Laurel, Miss. is orchestrating a relief supplies drive for those whose homes were decimated in the s
Player of the Week - Laurel senior Zias Perryman
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel took down rival West Jones 23-17 in overtime on Friday – overcoming a 17-7 halftime deficit.Senior running back Zias Perryman stepped up with 61 crucial rushing yards and two touchdowns – one that tied the game 17-17 and the second clinching the Tornadoes’ win in the extra
Here’s how the deadly Super Bowl gang shooting happened in Moss Point
In a matter of seconds, an agent with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force said, the party-goers who were gathered around a table playing cards and watching the game were ordered to the floor.
6th person charged in connection to Dabbs St. shooting
Victoria McDonald, 21, was charged with hindering the prosecution and rendering criminal assistance. (Photo source: HPD)
Democratic Senate nominee holds town hall meeting in Laurel
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Rep. David Baria held a town hall meeting inside Laurel’s Train Depot on Monday.The goal of the informal forum was to give voters a chance to ask questions and get answers from the Baria, who is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.“
Halloween is coming: Here are 8 reportedly haunted places near Hattiesburg to visit
A family, including a boy of 5 or 6 years old, is said to haunt the house. Some say they have heard a little girl's voice. One of the biggest points of interest is an in-ground swimming pool, still full of murky green water. What lurks beneath?
South Mississippi Fair continues in Laurel
Mark your calendar for a full, exciting week ahead. Monday and Wednesday will be popular nights, those are both 2 for 1 armband nights.
Sheriff’s staff getting raises
This time, the voices weren’t raised, but the pay rate of the sheriff’s employees was.Sheriff Alex Hodge and the Jones County Board of Supervisors went into executive session to discuss the request he made for the pay increases in this month’s first meeting.After about an hour behind closed doors, b
Man gets 15 years in prison for killing Mississippi woman
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for shooting and killing a Mississippi woman who had told friends she was going to break up with him.The Hattiesburg American reported that 27-year-old Taiwan Blakely pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in th
Driver license stations close for employee training
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Driver Service offices in the Mississippi Highway Patrol Southern Region will be closed for employee training on Wednesday, October 17.
Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.
Third fatal accident in two days takes life of Mississippi man Saturday night in Denham Springs
DENHAM SPRINGS-- A Mississippi man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck a car head-on 4-H Club Road, according to the Louisiana State Police.Jasper Bassimer, 25, of Waveland, Miss., was traveling southbound on La. 1032 (4-H Club Road) when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and cross
Laurel man accused of inappropriate contact with teen
When investigators interviewed the teen, she said Edward O’Neil Sellers had come into her room, kissed her and touched her inappropriately, according to the sheriff’s department.
Moss Point man sentenced to over 20 years on drug and firearm charges
Edward Corneilus Bridges, 38, was sentenced to 250 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Mississippi aerospace firm shares in $25.5 billion contract
The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,announced the contractwith Vertex Aerospace and six other companies on Thursday.
Ellisville's 1845 Deason Home: Haunt of Civil War ghost or blessed antebellum dwelling?
There appear to be a lot of strange goings-on at the Deason Home in Ellisville. Visitors tell stories of cellphones dying, batteries running out, doors opening at random and glowing orbs floating through the air.