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18-year-old dies after accidental shooting at Waynesboro shopping center
WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - An 18-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the head at a shopping center in Waynesboro Friday evening. Officials received the call of the accidental shooting at 4 p.m. on Mississippi Drive and Robinson Street. According to Waynesboro Police Department Inves
Police investigating weekend shooting in Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - An early Sunday morning shooting in Waynesboro happened near a pool hall located in the 500 block of Azalea Drive. According to Investigations Commander Don Hopkins, with the Waynesboro Police Department, after evidence and witness accounts were collected, an arrest warrant w
Wayne County's Gina Skelton leaves lasting mark on athletes, Mississippi prep basketball
WAYNESBORO, Miss. (WTOK) - Wayne County’s Athletic Director and Girls’ Basketball Coach, Gina Skelton, has already amassed a Hall-of-Fame-worthy career; her current record stands at 870-314, she’s been named ‘Coach of the Year’ by various organizations on 19 occasions and she has amassed four state
Community, school grieves shooting death of student
Wayne Academy will have counselors available for students and staff members who need to deal with grief after the tragic shooting death of a student Friday afternoon in Waynesboro.
Kendrick Davis records 100th win with Wayne County basketball
WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - Since rejoining his alma mater as the Wayne County boys basketball coach in 2013, Kendrick Davis has brought the War Eagles to the “Big House” in four of his five seasons – including two final four appearances and a state runner-up finish.
Jail brawler gets warning, corrections officers get fired
• A “high-risk” offender who injured two corrections officers during a recent fight at the Jones County Adult Detention Center is not getting sent back to prison for assault — not yet, at least.
Police searching for suspects in armed robbery of Laurel Check Into Cash store
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Police are searching for two suspects involved in the armed robbery of a check cashing store in Laurel Saturday afternoon. The robbery happened around 2:30 p.m.
Mississippi All-Star: Charles Cross
Charles Cross out of Laurel, Miss., hasn't disappointed during this week's practices for Team Mississippi. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive tackle came into the event as the No. 1 rated offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi, and he's done nothing but solidify that belief.
Auto museum in Mississippi closing next year
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Mississippi man arrested for DUI crash involving 4 MPD squad cars
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Mississippi man is facing a host of charges after police say he drove drunk and crashed into four squad cars on I-240 over the weekend. Police arrested 34-year-old Wellington Byas, of Greenville, Mississippi, early Sunday morning.
Mississippi women file class action lawsuit against Trustmark Bank over overdraft fees
Two Mississippi women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Trustmark National Bank over overdraft fees. Cryesha McDonald of Waynesboro and Chantal Lewis of Jackson filed the lawsuit earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Jackson, alleging Trustmark routinely assess overdraft fees o
Sex Offender Chosen To Be Grand Marshal Of Mississippi Town's Christmas Parade
… Carolyn Whaley, owner of The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street, said the Christmas parade went right past her shop. "It doesn’t bother me," Whaley said. "He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the police department, encouraged businesses to com
Mississippi’s crumbling infrastructure delays emergency services and puts lives at risk
Nearly 500 bridges in the state are in such disrepair that they’re closed and state, county and local governments lack the funding for repairs. This has serious, sometimes deadly, consequences for residents when emergency responders can’t quickly reach those in need.
Mississippi Segregation Schools Ban Pregnant and LGBTQ Students
Yes, you read that right. In Mississippi, there are schools that ban pregnant and LGBTQ students from attending, according to Huffington Post. Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recently revealed that she attended a segregation academy in the past and then later sent her daughter to one. Segregati
Retired Mississippi police dog rescued from animal shelter as handler gets demotion
A Mississippi cop has been demoted from the K9 unit to patrol duty after taking his retired four-legged partner to an animal shelter to be put up for adoption. Ringo sniffed out drugs for the Jackson Police Department for nine years until the dog's retirement this past October. Nevertheless, the Lab
Murder trial underway in Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - A jury was selected Monday for the trial of two men accused in the 2015 murder of Gary Wayne Martin. David Lacey Jr. and Demarco Felps are both charged with capital murder. Authorities said Martin was shot in the back at the High Rise apartment complex on North Street. He was
Wayne Co. jury reaches verdict in capital murder trial
WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - After less than two hours of deliberation, a Wayne County jury delivered a verdict Wednesday in the capital murder trial of David Lacey Jr. and Demarco Felps.
West Jones girls win thriller over South Jones
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - With their backs against the wall and time running out, the Lady Mustangs never flinched. West Jones girls soccer trailed rival South Jones 1-0 in stoppage time of the second overtime period. Freshman Jenny Batista saw just enough wiggle-room to slip one past the South Jones goal
Laurel PD and Good Samaritan work to “Stuff a Truck
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Good Samaritan partners with the Laurel Police Department and other organizations for their annual Stuff a Truck food drive. All non-perishable food donations go towards the Good Samaritan’s Soup kitchen.
Perry County kids shop with a cop
PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Perry County Sheriff’s Office hosted it’s third shop with a cop event at Fred’s in Richton Thursday night. The event allowed 23 kids to shop with an assigned helper from law enforcement to buy up to $200 worth of Christmas gifts for the holiday. Let’s just say that the