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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.
ALERT: Crash on US 98, traffic "highly impacted"
LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - A vehicle accident on eastbound US 98 at Gravel Pit Rd. in Lamar County on Wednesday has shut down the middle lane, according to MDOT.
Two car collision sends three to hospital
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - A woman in a sedan who barreled across traffic on Highway 84 in Jones County Tues. afternoon, sent people to the hospital, as well as herself, after crashing through cross traffic.
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
Mother of murder victim forgives killer
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The mother of a 2016 murder victim said she has forgiven the man that killed her daughter.Chandra Dewberry said she told Taiwan Blakely in court Monday that after two years she forgave him for killing her daughter LaRita Dewberry, who was his ex-girlfriend at the time.Blakel
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
Petal faces must-win at Meridian Friday
The Petal Panthers don’t have any room for error as the end of the regular season draws near. The Panthers (2-6, 1-3 in Region 3-6A) can’t afford another loss, because the chance of an 11th straight playoff berth will be out the window.
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)
Infrastructure project underway in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A major water improvement project was underway in Hattiesburg on Tuesday as the city worked to install new water and sewer lines in the North 20th Avenue area.“We are grateful and thankful they are doing this project,” said Demarcus Steen, who lives in the area.Residents sai
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?
Treats in the Streets Oct. 30 at Jones College
Jones College’s Office of Student Affairs and Student Government Association, along with campus clubs, organizations and the city of Ellisville, will host the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-7:30 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be on the front
Coney Island Cafe legacy continues
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Coney Island Cafe is a treasure to downtown Hattiesburg. Its rich history, popular food menu and loyal customers continue to help it thrive after almost a century of service.“This is one of those iconic places that you come to really get a pulse of what the community is all
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
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.
Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.
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.
Students hold sock drive at Petal Elementary
PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Students at Petal Elementary are getting a firsthand lesson on both character and community.Since Friday, students have been pitching in to help keep the feet of some homeless Mississippians warm.“We are collecting socks for the Javon Patterson’s locker. Javon is a graduate of Pet
Mississippi State Fair will be longer next year
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - As crews pack up the rides and other attractions at the Mississippi State Fair, plans are already underway for a longer fair in 2019.
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
Mississippi Power storm team helping in Panama City after hurricane
“We arrived on Thursday and were assigned Greenwood substation," said storm team leader Kris Williams. "Since we’ve been here, we’ve been doing a lot of assessing the damage. One of our main priorities was getting power back on to the Gulf Coast Hospital here in Panama City.”