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Robber causes havoc in chase
A driver being pursued by Harrison County law enforcement officials led Stone County and City of Wiggins officers on what proved to be a tragic chase Sunday.
Video showing officers trying to rip baby from mom's arms called 'troubling'
A disturbing video shows a group of police officers trying to pull a 1-year-old child from the arms of his mother, who is lying on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn.
Community meal a big hit
The Wiggins Police Department teamed up with local churches and businesses Saturday to not only feed all comers, but to give away meal baskets and gift cards.
George Stone May Be In the Future For Virginia College’s Students
The Escambia County School District’s George Stone Technical College (GSTC) is encouraging students who were enrolled in programs at Virginia College to consider GSTC as they ask themselves, “What now?”
Truck hits train, causing derailment in Lamar Co.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A truck slammed into a train as it was crossing Old Okahola Road, causing it to partially derail, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. The crash happened around 8 p.m. Sunday night. First responders are on the scene right now assessing the damage.
Looking for a place to relax and be pampered? Step inside The Retreat
Wiggins residents looking to recharge and relax won’t need to drive too far. Opening December 3rd, The Retreat Salon & Day Spa will offer services to pamper every customer from head to toe.
Christmas meal set to serve 1,000
The annual Caring and Sharing Christmas meal is in its planning stages and organizers expect to serve up to 1,000 people either at the Stone County Fairgrounds exhibit building or by delivery.
Flood warnings continue for the Pearl River in both parishes
The Pearl River Near Bogalusa. * from Thursday morning until further notice. * At 10:00 AM Sunday the stage was 13.1 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
9 charged in another prostitution sting in Forrest County
Forrest County Sheriff's Department and other agencies conducted another prostitution sting at multiple area hotels. Nine suspects were arrested and face 12 charges. Two suspects were charged with aiding and abetting prostitution. Five suspects were charged with soliciting prostitution. One suspect
George Papadopoulous: Prison is 'not a place anybody wants to spend even one minute in'
After serving a 12-day sentence, former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulous says prison is "not a place anybody wants to spend even one minute in." (CNN) George Papadopoulous: Prison is 'not a place anybody wants to spend even one minute in'
Warnings on rivers in Tangipahoa, Washimgton, and St. Tammany
The Bogue Falaya River At Boston St in Covington. * from Sunday afternoon to Sunday evening. * At 6:30 PM Saturday the stage was 2.9 feet. * Flood stage is 6.0 feet. * Forecast...The river is expected to rise to near flood stage.
Election 2018: Animal tax, Abita Springs, Pearl River races decided
Voters in Abita Springs and Pearl River closed out their 2018 municipal elections Saturday (Dec. 8), electing a mayor and police chief in runoffs. Parish voters also approved three tax renewal propositions, including a millage that finances the parish animal services department.
He’s a big run in waiting
Lawrence Co. runner Cooper is The Daily Leader All-Area Most Valuable Offensive Player. There are a couple of impressive things about watching a Kylan Cooper touchdown run. The Lawrence County running back has a speed burst that catches defenses by surprise. One minute the linebackers are looking at
St. Tammany deputies start new training for mental health calls
(PEARL RIVER, LA) -- Police across the country say mental health-related calls are a growing trend, and the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office is now working to better prepare for those situations.
Police pursuit ends in four-vehicle accident in Wiggins
Four vehicles were involved in the wreck: the vehicle driven by the suspect, the innocent driver’s vehicle, the Wiggins police unit, and the Stone County unit.
How Forrest County is keeping school children safer from tornadoes
Three of 12 storm shelters located at Forrest County schools are expected to be completed within the first few months of 2019. The Forrest County Board of Supervisors has been working since 2013 on several grants to fund shelters at a dozen schools in the county. Each will cost about $1 million, wit
Teen hit, killed by train in Hub City
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - We’re learning more details about the pedestrian that was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday morning in the Hub City. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed the person who was struck was a 16-year-old boy. The teen’s identity has not been released.
Lady Bulldogs grab first division victory since February 2017
PERKINSTON, MS (MGCCC) - Mississippi Gulf Coast picked up its first MACJC South win since the 2016-17 finale after the Lady Bulldogs downed East Central 78-69 Monday. “That feels great,” Gulf Coast coach Hope Adams said. “It’s our very first conference win. We had a game plan, and the girls executed
Board of Aldermen hire attorney to oversee bond, more officers
Poplarville’s Board of Aldermen hired a law firm to oversee the general obligation bond that will pay to repave streets within the city, and hired a number of officers for full and part time positions with the Poplarville Police Department.
Brandon man charged with child exploitation in Forrest Co.
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Brandon man is behind bars and charged with child exploitation in Forrest County. According to the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Curtis Daley was arrested on Dec. 3, 2018 after authorities say he attempted to use social media to entice a minor child o