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George County prison trying to ease burden of staffing shortage

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi’s Department of Corrections is still looking for ways to ease the burden of a serious staffing shortage. One solution includes transferring inmates from state prisons to smaller facilities.


Fatalities reported in Mississippi hostage situation: report

Authorities are reporting “multiple fatalities’’ stemming from a hostage situation in Clinton, Mississippi, WAPT reports. The television station reported at 2:49 p.m Saturday (Feb. 16) that the scene was secure. The standoff had lasted nearly 12 hours, WAPT’s story said.


Lucedale man to spend 40 years in prison for sexual abuse of children

GREENE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Lucedale man will spend the next 40 years in prison after admitting to sexually abusing children. Roger Holliman, 62, was sentenced Monday to two counts of sexual battery. Prosecutors say the victim was eight years old when the abuse began. During the course of the inves


4 dead after 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi, city spokesman says

Clinton, Miss. -- Authorities said Saturday four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. The street was at one point flooded with first responder cars while a man was believed to have held multiple people hostage for almost


Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.


Grandfather charged with sexual battery of granddaughters

Roger Lynn Holliman, Sr., 62, of Lucedale, pleaded guilty on Monday, February 11 to two counts of sexual battery. According to authorities, the crimes occurred on or between August 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015 near Leakesville. Holliman is the grandfather of the victim, who was eight years old when th


Manhunt for two escaped Mississippi inmates

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) -- A manhunt is underway for two inmates who escaped from the Forrest County Jail in Mississippi Friday. Carlos Sibley and Donaven Harris are considered to be dangerous. Sibley recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and Harris has a previous armed robbery charge


Single-vehicle crash claims life of Lucedale man

A single-vehicle crash in western Mobile County has claimed the life of a Mississippi man. Officials say at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 44-year-old Jerome Jay Blackston of Lucedale, was traveling south on Natchez Highway in a 1996 Toyota Tacoma when his vehicle left the roadway


Mobile County Sheriff's deputies search for naked man in Grand Bay

GRAND BAY, Ala. (WPMI) — Police units were on scene near Chelsea Woods Drive off Grand Bay Wilmer Road this morning searching the woods for a suspect with mental health issues.


Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected; Governor To Sign Into Law

On Wednesday, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed bills to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable (between six and seven weeks gestation).


Police: Vancleave woman arrested after stealing from vehicle

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi police arrested 37-year-old Johnna Morgan Robbins of Vancleave for auto burglary Saturday. Police say Robbins was arrested after an investigation into an incident, where she was identified through video surveillance. According to Biloxi police, Robbins is seen entering a v


Lucedale woman killed in Mobile County crash

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - A Mississippi woman is dead following a crash in Mobile County. Alabama State Troopers said 40-year-old Tabatha Smith of Lucedale was killed when her vehicle left State Line Road and struck a tree. The crash happened around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019.


Greene County and nine other Mississippi counties declared federal disaster areas after storms

JACKSON, Miss. (WKRG) -- President Trump has delcared ten counties in southeatern Mississippi to be federal disaster areas. Govenor Phil Bryant announced on Thursday that Greene, Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Marion, Newton, Perry and Wayne Counties are eligible for public assistance. T


After shooting outside Mobile school, officials explore staffing of police at sports events

Mobile school and police officials are examining a strategy requiring at least four police officers attending future high school basketball games, the school system’s head of security said Friday.


BREAKING: Dauphin Island Parkway closed to fatal crash

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Dauphin Island Parkway near Bay Road and Fowl River Road is closed due to a fatal car crash. Alabama State Troopers and the Mobile County Sheriff's Office is on the scene.


Mobile County deputies seize stolen guns, drugs, and money

Two people are behind bars and several guns and rifles are off the streets in Mobile County, and the alleged suspects are facing a slew of charges. "Some we discovered are stolen. We believe that all are stolen its just a matter of tracking down the rightful owners to try to see where they come from


New FBI program in Mobile area makes 58 arrests

FBI leaders in Mobile announced Thursday arrest numbers in a new program aimed at reducing guns. The agency tells FOX10 News it has made 58 arrests under a program started last summer in the area.


Community brings food to the table for child with two rare diseases

SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) -- A parent's worst nightmare, a sick kid, and no idea what's causing the illness. After several doctors and tests, one Mobile County family found it was their child's food that's making him sick.


Public Works investigations cost Mobile $16,680 -- and bought what?

The Mobile City Council’s investigation of trouble in Public Works cost $9,480. Mayor Sandy Stimpson calls it a waste -- but paid $7,200 for his own. That's $16,680 in total, and what if any benefit it brought the citizens of Mobile in general, or a small group of aggrieved public employees in parti


Confessed serial killer with ties to Mobile sketches unconfirmed victims

A self-confessed serial killer continues to talk to investigators. So far, 78-year-old Samuel Little has admitted to some 90 murders all across the U.S. Little was living in Kentucky homeless shelter when he was arrested in 2012 and extradited to California on narcotics charges. The Los Angeles Poli