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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
Quitman hoping to get back to being No. 1 in Region 5-4A
The Panthers went 5-7 overall last year, 3-2 in Region 5-4A play, and lost in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. But with nine returning starters on offense, head coach Steve Bynum said he hopes this is the year the Panthers can finish first in the region and hopefully make some noise in th
Sheriff: Girl_ 12_ stole mother's car_ ran over deputy
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a 12-year-old girl stole her mother's car and ran over a deputy trying to stop her. ...
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
Meridian Police Department charges suspect in October murder
Alfonzo Lashawn McDonald,who was sought for the October 13, 2017 shooting death of Tony Maurice Wilson,was charged with capital murder on Thursday, according to MPD Sgt. Dareall Thompson.
Shots fired after child steals car, hits deputy
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Authorities say a child led police on a chase around Meridian Wednesday night before hitting a deputy. Authorities say a little before 8 p.m., a 12-year-old girl stole her mother's car at Southern Estates on Valley Road. When sheriff's deputies responded, she led them on a
Suspect arrested for fatal shooting in Meridian
Meridian police spokesman, Sgt. Dareall Thompson, says 32-year-old Alfonzo Lashawn McDonald has been charged with capital murder. He was already in custody after being arrested for a home invasion in July.
Law enforcement reports: Aug. 15-16
• Petit larceny - Dominic Neal, born in 1995, 4501 Manning St., Meridian.
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.
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
Conference focuses on the growing problem of sex trafficking
Bianca Moorman/ The Meridian StarLeslie Payne, executive director of the Care Lodge, speaks during a conference on human trafficking Thursday morning at the MSU Riley Center.
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
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Undefeated heavyweight boxer Robert Alfonso (16-0) will spar heavyweights from Germany and France as part of Skyy South's Grand Reopening Saturday, Aug. 18th, at 1 p.m.More...
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
Meet Baba: NAS Meridian's first Military Working Dog in 11 years
NAS MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Baba is a Military Working Dog and is the newest member of the Security Forces at NAS Meridian.“He’s five years old and he’s been around three years in the military working dog program,” says Master-at-Arms 1st Class Anthony Guglielmo, a Navy kennel master. “And with that
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
Law enforcement reports: Aug. 13-14
• No driver’s license - Francisco Hernandez, 43, 1921 Russell/Mt. Gilead Road, Meridian.
Troubled Mississippi prison gets new leader
A state Department of Corrections spokeswoman, Grace Simmons Fisher, says Jacquelyn Banks was removed Monday as superintendent of South Mississippi Correctional Institution.
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.
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.