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Woman wanted for sexual battery gets drunk, exposes self in Ellisville
Those certainly were not the headlights Ellisville police expected to see.A woman wanted in Pearl River County for a sexual battery was indicted for was arrested last weekend in Ellisville for being drunk in public and showing off her breasts to onlookers.Adrianne Kitchens, 20, is back in custody in
Former Black Spring Break promoter pleads guilty to drug charges. What’s next?
A Moss Point man who promoted events during Black Spring Break on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Wednesday pleaded guilty to drug charges.Keith Lavell Brown, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.Brown admitted to being involve
1 dead in Hattiesburg shooting at Breckenridge Apartments
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
OUR VIEW: 14 Long Months
On the night of June 1, 2017, Greg Burroughs and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Katherine Sinclair, went to a downtown Laurel restaurant. He had five bottles of beer, while she had five glasses of wine.Supper ended and the two stopped at a convenience store for more beer, then made it back to his home
Shouldn’t we expect better?
Now, I realize that our Facebook page has been hijacked by a small band of Sheriff Alex Hodge supporters and SCAR attack dogs that don’t seem to care about anything but expressing hatred and calling for social-media lynchings, but I still have faith that the majority of our citizens, and especially
The wiggle-wobble, still manners matter!
On Tuesday, July 24, between 1323 hours and 1406 hours, the writer left Lowe’s and went to Walmart. Entering through the automotive entrance, proceeding over to the toiletries-pharmacy main aisle — running from south to north — the writer and other patrons in that area suddenly stopped in their trac
Hattiesburg police need help identifying burglary suspect
The suspect, wanted for commercial burglary, made entry into the building on Aug. 7, Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said.
The legacy of Dream’s Team
The win was worth $26.5 million to the Laurel School District. But the memories the guys made while getting there were priceless.At The Dream’s Team 10-year reunion Between the Bricks last October, the stories started flowing like a day hadn’t passed, even for those former teammates who hadn’t been
Naders, 6A Chargers ‘Between the Bricks’
Jackson Callaway High School is known much more for its rich basketball tradition than for its work on the gridiron. But with one of the top running backs in the state, Callaway will charge into Laurel Friday night for the season opener for both schools.LaKennith Thompson ran for 1,732 yards last se
Our View: The trucks are out of Ellisville
Anyone who lives or works in or near downtown — and JCJC — knows well the rumble of the big trucks through city streets. Log trucks are the most common sight, as it is a few miles shorter going through town rather than taking Interstate 59 South to exit 85. Now, trucks will have to use the bypass, m
GAME OF THE WEEK: Mustangs, War Eagles to renew rivalry
Two old rivals will battle it out again Friday night when Wayne County comes to Soso to face West Jones.“Jay Hopson said it best,” WJ coach Scott Pierson said, “‘We fixing’ to take a new boat out to sea.’”Pierson’s Mustangs are coming off a season that saw the team rally back from a 1-2 start to fin
Sanderson Farms Continues Growth, Maintains Commitment to All-American Values
LAUREL, Miss: Like many American companies, Sanderson Farms started small, supplying farmers with what they needed to grow crops and livestock.
Wanted: Man accused in sexual assault of a vulnerable adult in George County
A man accused of sexually assaulting a vulnerable adult has failed to turn himself in, Sheriff Keith Havard said.The sheriff is asking the public to help find 44-year-old Micahel Ray Scott, who has ties to the Benndale community and connections to surrounding areas, including Hattiesburg.Scott knows
Coast mom says her son was set on fire in prison. She wants answers.
Tony Howard of Moss Point is serving time in prison on a manslaughter conviction — but that doesn’t give anyone the right to throw gasoline on him and set him on fire, his mother said.An inmate serving a life prison sentence severely burned Howard on Aug. 3 at the South Mississippi Correctional Inst
Petal School District No. 1 in state in test scores; HPSD, Lumberton among most improved
Scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program were released Thursday, and the district scored a 74.9 percent in proficient and advanced — the top two of five levels — in English/Language Arts. In math, the percentage for Petal schools in the proficient and advanced categories was 62.6 percen
Petal police officer saves 5-year-old boy from drowning, says 'I'm not a hero'
"I noticed the grandmother run up to the side of pool screaming for her kid: 'Get my baby! Get my baby!'," Byrd said.
Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning
FILE- This Feb. 28, 2018 file photo shows State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, in Ellisville, Miss. The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge McDaniel’s insurgent bid to be Mississippi’s next ...more >
Charges dismissed for man who says he was abused by police
Barnett's attorney, Dow Yoder, objected to the dismissal, saying he hasn't been given access to all case evidence. He says police have denied his requests to review body camera footage, citing the investigation. A civil rights lawsuit by Barnett against Laurel, Gilbert and Robertson is awaiting tria
Bomb threat reported at Veterans Home in Collins 2nd time in 6 months
On Feb. 17 a similar threat was made. Terry Magee, 38, of Bassfield, was arrested for making the threat. He is in custody and expected to plead guilty to the crime Wednesday at William M. Colmer Federal Courthouse.
Hattiesburg man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death
According to Ryan Moore, public information officer at Hattiesburg Police Department, 23-year-old Shane Ware was arrested Saturday and officially charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.