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Floodwaters force some Mississippi residents to evacuate

BRUCE, MS (WMC) - Parts of Central Mississippi have received anywhere from two to five inches of rain in the last several days, and it is causing some major flash flooding. Flood waters are almost reaching Interstate 55 in Grenada County, Mississippi.


Hattiesburg Mardi Gras Parade road closures

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is hosting its annual Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday, Feb. 23. The parade will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of Service Road and West 4th Street, continuing onto to Hardy Street and 38th Avenue and end at Morningside Drive.


Petal club member is nominated for top honor

 Libby Everett, a member of the Petal Cosmopolitan Club, was recently nominated for the GFWC Jennie Award. The General Federation of Women's Clubs Jennie Award honors one club woman from each GFWC region for outstanding commitment to club, community and family. Club members are chosen by their club


Tax for another Mississippi River Bridge would not pass muster with Livingston Parish voters, Parish President Ricks says

BATON ROUGE – A new bridge across the Mississippi River could benefit Livingston and four other parishes in the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, but who pays for it could be a different story, Parish President Layton Ricks said.


Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop, 36, remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March.


Bond set for Forrest County escaped inmates

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A judge set bond Thursday for two inmates who escaped from the Forrest County Jail. Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were both given bonds of $100,000 after escaping from jail on Friday, Feb. 15. The two were first reportedly spotted near a campus dorm at the Un


2 bodies found in creek, 2 arrested in Mississippi

PITTSBORO, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Mississippi have arrested two people in a double homicide in the northern part of the state. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan tells WTVA-TV the bodies of 38-year-old Kendrick Armstrong and 59-year-old Sherri Turner Calderon were found Wednesday in a cr


Former mayor DuPree to run for Secretary of State

In the year and a half since he left the office of Hattiesburg’s 34th mayor, Johnny DuPree has had a lot of time to spend with family and other endeavors – and to think about what comes next after his 16-year stint as mayor.


Grenada, Mississippi declares local state of emergency as rains flood region

GRENADA, Miss. —A local state of emergency was declared Friday by city and county officials in Grenada, Mississippi after dozens of streets and homes flooded. Heavy rains have soaked the Mid-South for days, with some of the strongest coming overnight Thursday and Friday.


Forrest County eligible for Dec. flooding assistance

Forrest County is one of 10 Mississippi counties to benefit from federal assistance after President Donald J. Trump declared parts of South Mississippi a major disaster. The damage resulted from severe storms and flooding Dec. 27 and 28 in Forrest, Clarke, Covington, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Marion,


LIVE UPDATES: Southern Miss takes on Mississippi State baseball

The Mississippi State baseball team is playing host to Southern Miss this weekend for a three-game series in Starkville. You can check here for the latest on scores, weather updates and other important information.


Hattiesburg woman pleads guilty in massive pharmacy fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others has pleaded guilty.


Houma doctor among dead in Mississippi hostage standoff: report

One of four people found shot to death in a Clinton, Mississippi, home after a hostage situation last weekend was a doctor from Houma, the Clarion Ledger reports. Dr. Phung Minh Le, 28, was in residency at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center and was in Mississippi with his fiancee. The young doctor of


Heavy mountain snow continues across Southwest; rain poses flood threat for Mississippi River valley

Heavy mountain snow continues today across the Southwest and Four Corners region. Storm totals of more than two feet are possible through tonight. Freezing rain ahead of this system spreads into the Plains and Midwest today, with heavier snow developing by Saturday.


Man pulls victim from fiery Mississippi car wreck

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man out of a fiery car wreck. Clint Street said he was on his way to work on U.S. 72 near the Marshall/Benton county line Wednesday when he saw a car on the side of the road with its flashers on, and a woman on the side of th


Hattiesburg police investigating after person shot in foot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon. Officers started investigating after officials said a person walked into the gas station at the corner of Hutchinson and West 4th streets and reported that they had been shot in the foot. Police


Man accused of intentionally driving car into Laurel business

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel police charged a Heidelberg man accused of intentionally ramming his car into a Laurel business. Albert L. Morrow, 64, was arrested and charged with one count of felony malicious mischief and DUI. Police said Morrow purposely drove his car into a business on Susie B. Ruffi


THE LATEST: Major flooding expected along the Mississippi River

Baton Rouge, LA. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) - EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) - Major flooding is expected along the Mississippi River in the coming weeks due to heavy rainfall across the Ohio River Valley. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for all locations along the Mississippi River.


Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police officers six days before his death.


Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Against City of Columbia Alleging Police Brutality

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Through court documents, WDAM found that one Columbia woman is suing the police department for alleged police brutality. According to a federal lawsuit, Shamber Hollins alleges officer Nate cook used what she described as hostile language and profanity during a traffic stop