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2 face additional charges after Hattiesburg armed robbery

A man and woman charged Friday night in connection to an armed robbery in Hattiesburg face additional charges, Hattiesburg police officials said Wednesday. Michael James Smith, 39, of Avondale, Louisiana, and Cynthia Lenann Buchner, 45, of Hattiesburg, were arrested Friday at Broadway Inn, 1818 Broa

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-03-21 21:55:57

Student sentenced for Wayne Co. High School bomb threat

A Wayne County High School student will be spending the next five years in a Mississippi youth development center. Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley said the student was sentenced to five years at the Oakley Youth Development Center in Raymond on Tuesday. This comes after an anonymous threat was mad

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 18:17:59

Hattiesburg man arrested for auto burglary

Hattiesburg police arrested a man for auto burglary Monday evening. Police responded to the scene in the 4000 block of Highway 11 around 8 p.m. Floyd Davis, 52, of Hattiesburg, was arrested at the scene and charged with one count of auto burglary, according to Hattiesburg police. Officers gathered

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 22:10:00

Death sentence reinstated for Mississippi's only woman on death row

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reinstated the death sentence of Lisa Jo Chamberlin, Mississippi's only female death row inmate.. The ruling Tuesday came almost three years after a federal court ruling granting her a new trial in a double homicide in Hattiesburg. The full 5th U.S. Circuit

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-03-20 21:10:06

Hoverboard explodes, causes house fire in Saucier

USM opens spring football TuesdayUSM opens spring football Tuesday Laurel moving ahead with plans to annex Pendorff communityLaurel moving ahead with plans to annex Pendorff community Hall of Fame PCS football, track coach retiresHall of Fame PCS football, track coach retires USM scores late, but of

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 21:48:09

Lauderdale County jury finds Leroy Lewis not guilty of murder or assault

Bill Graham / The Meridian Star Leroy Lewis is escorted from the Lauderdale County Courthouse after a jury on Wednesday acquitted him of murder and aggravated assault. Leroy Lewis Bill Graham / The Meridian Star Leroy Lewis is escorted from the Lauderdale County Courthouse after a jury on Wednesda

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-21 21:15:00

Publishers Clearing House scam reported in Ellisville

Ellisville police are warning residents of scammers claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House. According to a Facebook post from the police department, a resident reported receiving a letter with a Publishers Clearing House letterhead, claiming they had won $7,000 a week for life. The scammers r


Convenience store robbery suspect charged by Laurel PD

The suspect accused of robbing a Laurel convenience store at gunpoint on March 11 is now in custody. Capt. Tommy Cox, with the Laurel Police Department, said Kearson Kenneth Levett, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of armed robbery. Levett is accused of robbing the Clark's convenie


TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delays

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delaysTRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes on I-59, expect delays Updated: Sunday, March 18 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-03-18 20:24:41 GMT Two crashes on I-59 in Hattiesburg have traffic at a stand still. More >> Two crashes on I-59 in Hattiesburg have traffic at


MFD responds to house fire

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Fire Department responded to a house fire around 6:30 Sunday evening. It happened in the 2100 block of 44th Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find flame and heavy smoke coming from the home. People nearby said the home was vacant at the time of the fire. Fire inve


Tuesday trash pickup delayed in Laurel

Garbage truck repairs have delayed trash pickups for Laurel residents who have their bins emptied on Tuesdays. Officials with the City of Laurel said Tuesday's trash route has been delayed, but trucks should be around to empty all bins by the end of the day. As always, the city asks residents to hav

WDAM-TV - 2018-03-20 15:02:28

Witness testifies about murder victim's final day

Though more than three years had passed since the death of his friend, Kaddaifi Gray said he clearly remembered Reondricus Rogers' final moments. On Dec. 15, 2014, Rogers, known as "Reon," died from a gunshot wound to the chest on 25th Avenue, between 8th and 9th Street, just across the street fro


Waynesboro starts work on community improvement projects

Wayne County, as a whole, is looking to change a few things on the positive side. These changes come after a study was conducted through Mississippi State University to see how the community fares compared to similar size communities. We looked at what was revealed during the First Impressions stud


Correctional officer arrested on drug charges in Mississippi

LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Prison officials in Mississippi say a correctional officer has been arrested after synthetic marijuana in her car parked at the facility. Mississippi Department of Corrections officials told WAPT-TV on Friday that 38-year-old Katrina Denise Turner was arrested Wednesday. Au


2-year-old boy drowns in improperly fenced apartment pool

United Blood Services was hoping in addition to sharing luck, patrons would share their blood on St. Patrick's Day. The organization hosted their annual "Share the Love... Share the Luck" event Saturday at the donor center in Hattiesburg. Although all blood types are welcomed, United Blood Services


Crews working possible vehicle entrapment accident on 1-59

Just before 6: 00 p.m. crews with the Hattiesburg Fire Department and the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Interstate 59 near mile marker 65 with someone trapped in the car. We have crews headed to the scene and we'll update you with information as it becomes availabl


Woman hits bicyclist, arrested for DUI

Thursday night, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Jackson Landing Rd., resulting in the victim being airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment and the driver being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said


Man arrested for breaking into Sharkheads

The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-3, Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-


3 in Hattiesburg charged for drugs, weapons possession

Hattiesburg police arrested three people, charging them with possession of illegal drugs and weapons. Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, HPD detectives searched an apartment at Plantation Place Apartments, 101 Plantation Blvd. at Ellis Drive, where they discovered two weapons, one of which was reported sto