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  • Holmes County pit bull owner returning dogs to shelter

    Sheriff says he wants pit bulls banned in Holmes County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:23 GMT
    Holmes County Sheriff Willie March is working to ban pit bulls in the county after 2 attacks within weeks of one another.   Craig Davis says he was walking home from work Tuesday when six pit bulls cameMore >>
    The owner of two pit bulls that attacked a man in Durant Tuesday will return the dogs to the shelter in Columbus, Mississippi, where he got them.
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    Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:07:32 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that took the life of a Yazoo City teen. A burned out shell is all that is left of one of the cars involved. The wreck happened aroundMore >>
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash that took the life of a Yazoo City teen.A burned out shell is all that is left of the car involved.
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  • FEMA approves $116k for Long Beach storm repairs

    FEMA approves $116k for Long Beach storm repairs

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:02:20 GMT
    FEMA now says it will pay $116,605 to cover the cost of Hurricane Isaac repairs to boat launch ramps, a fuel facility and a wastewater pump out station in Long Beach.More >>
    FEMA now says it will pay $116,605 to cover the cost of Hurricane Isaac repairs to boat launch ramps, a fuel facility and a wastewater pump out station in Long Beach.More >>
  • Taylor issues personal challenge to Palazzo

    Taylor issues personal challenge to Palazzo

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:49:26 GMT
    Thursday morning, Gene Taylor hand delivered a letter to Congressman Steven Palazzo's campaign headquarters asking his opponent to a public debate.More >>
    Things are heating up in the 4th district congressional race. Will the two front runners face off in a debate? Thursday morning, Gene Taylor hand delivered a letter to Congressman Steven Palazzo's campaign headquarters asking his opponent to a public debate.
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  • Jackson man shot in domestic disturbance

    Jackson man shot in domestic disturbance

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:39:02 GMT
    A Jackson man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach by his girlfriend. Thirty-four year old Monica Taylor is in custody, and the boyfriend, whose name is not being released, is in stable conditionMore >>
    A Jackson man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach by his girlfriend. Thirty-four year old Monica Taylor is in custody, and the boyfriend, whose name is not being released, is in stable condition at UMMC.More >>
  • Guilty plea in Diamondhead credit union robbery

    Guilty plea in Diamondhead credit union robbery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:26:02 GMT
    A Louisiana woman was sentenced this week to 15 years for her part in the 2012 robbery of the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead.
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    A Louisiana woman was sentenced this week to 15 years for her part in the 2012 robbery of the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead. Prosecutors said Aleisha Landry pulled off the heist with her husband, Jessie Landry.More >>
  • Fishermen, advocacy groups speak out on oil spill recovery

    Fishermen, advocacy groups speak out on oil spill recovery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:24:53 GMT
    Against a back drop of shrimp boats, Vietnamese fishermen held signs with pictures of dead dolphins and sea turtles this morning. More >>
    Against a back drop of shrimp boats, Vietnamese fishermen held signs with pictures of dead dolphins and sea turtles this morning. They were at the fishing dock on Biloxi Back Bay to join advocacy groups in a news conference talking about the impacts of the BP oil spill four years later.More >>
  • Regina Quinn endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for mayor

    Regina Quinn endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for mayor

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:20:05 GMT
    Former mayoral candidate Regina Quinn has endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba for the job.  The two appeared outside City Hall Thursday morning. Quinn says she supports Lumumba's platform for women. If he'sMore >>
    Former mayoral candidate Regina Quinn has endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba for the job.More >>
  • Annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow moves to Petal this year

    Annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow moves to Petal this year

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:11:47 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An annual event which showcases Native American culture is moving many of its activities from the Southern Miss campus to the nearby Friendly City. Much of the 12th Golden EagleMore >>
    An annual event which showcases Native American culture is moving many of its activities from the Southern Miss campus to the nearby Friendly City.More >>
  • Family and friends remember D'Iberville teen

    Family and friends remember D'Iberville teen

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:10:07 GMT
    Friday, 16-year-old Hollie Gonsoulin will be laid to rest. The D'Iberville teen passed away less than a week ago from natural causes. Wednesday, family members and friends gathered to remember her.More >>
    Friday, 16-year-old Hollie Gonsoulin will be laid to rest. The D'Iberville teen passed away less than a week ago from natural causes. Wednesday night, family members and friends gathered to remember her at a candle light vigil at the high school's baseball field.More >>
  • 3 dead in Nettleton shooting identified

    3 dead in Nettleton shooting identified

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:13:58 GMT
    In Nettleton, three people are dead after an officer-involved shooting earlier Wednesday afternoon. The Nettleton police officer involved in the shooting was not injured.     Authorities say the shootingMore >>
    The Miss. Department of Public Safety says that two of the individuals died at the scene and a third died from his wounds at a Tupelo hospital. The shooting happened on Main Street in Nettleton near the intersection of Mullins Street.
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  • Tourism leaders learn what Hancock Co. has to offer visitors

    Tourism leaders learn what Hancock Co. has to offer visitors

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:04:04 GMT
    The Hancock Chamber rolled out the welcome mat for state tourism leaders this week with a FAM, or familiarization, Tour of the area.More >>
    The Hancock Chamber rolled out the welcome mat for state tourism leaders this week with a FAM, or familiarization, Tour of the area. Chamber members say it's important that those who market tourism attractions in Mississippi know what Hancock County has to offer.More >>
  • Crews ready for 22nd annual Crawfish Music Festival

    Crews ready for 22nd annual Crawfish Music Festival

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:23:57 GMT
    The 22nd annual Crawfish Music Festival kicks off today at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. Organizers say they're excited about what they call the start of the coast's festival season.More >>
    The 22nd annual Crawfish Music Festival kicks off today at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. Crews have been diligently working to put together the last of the carnival rides, and organizers of the festival are getting excited about what they call the start of the coast's festival season.More >>
  • White House Hotel to open in July

    White House Hotel to open in July

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:54:07 GMT
    After about a year of construction the historic White House Hotel in Biloxi has an opening date. General Manager Cono Caranna says the hotel is slated to open just a few months from now in late July. WLOXMore >>
    After about a year of construction the historic White House Hotel in Biloxi has an opening date. General Manager Cono Caranna says the hotel is slated to open just a few months from now in late July. WLOX News was at the property to get an update on the multi-million dollar hotel and its amenities.More >>
  • Man with destroyed RV: "I would live in RV again"

    Man with destroyed RV: "I would live in RV again"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:54:04 GMT
    Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenientMore >>
    Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenient they are.More >>
  • Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat

    Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:53:07 GMT
    Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.More >>
    Layoffs. Reduced hours. These are some of the sacrifices a South Mississippi hospital is having to make to keep the doors open. Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.More >>
  • Long Beach school launches science, engineering lab

    Long Beach school launches science, engineering lab

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:53:07 GMT
    Reeves Elementary launched a new learning lab where students have to use their knowledge and creativity to solve real-world problems.More >>
    Some Long Beach students are learning how to design bridges, build walls, and figure out how to keep an egg afloat. On Wednesday, Reeves Elementary launched a new learning lab where students have to use their knowledge and creativity to solve real-world problems.More >>
  • Generous church gift will help feed the hungry

    Generous church gift will help feed the hungry

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:53:07 GMT
    A recent fundraiser at Cedar Lake Christian Assembly is helping to feed the hungry at Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi.More >>
    All churches are giving organizations, but some go above and beyond the call of heavenly duty. Cedar Lake Christian Assembly is an example of that. A recent fundraiser at the church means the hungry on the coast will have hot meals to eat for years into the future.More >>
  • Heroin linked to several coast arrests

    Heroin linked to several coast arrests

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:52:03 GMT
    Harrison County deputies arrested Phillip Albert, 31, and Mayme Standridge, 35, for possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Five children were taken into protective custody from the home.More >>
    Harrison County deputies arrested Phillip Albert, 31, and Mayme Standridge, 35, for possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Five children were taken into protective custody from the home.More >>
  • Biloxi not funding social service organizations this year

    Biloxi not funding social service organizations this year

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:52:03 GMT
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    Social service organizations have been a part of the city of Biloxi for most of the past century. But, a recent lack of action has left these organizations questioning their future.More >>
    For some 30 years now, the city of Biloxi has been helping to fund several social service agencies. In just the past 24 years, the city has given more than $11 million to the agencies. This year, that's changing.More >>
  • Gautier braces for sales tax revenue drop due to mall closure

    Gautier braces for sales tax revenue drop due to mall closure

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:52:02 GMT
    The city of Gautier is bracing for a large sales tax loss due to the closing of the Singing River Mall. Officials have now begun making some financial cuts in several departments to help cover.More >>
    The city of Gautier is bracing for a large sales tax loss due to the closing of the Singing River Mall. Officials have now begun making some financial cuts in several city departments to help cover the possible shortfall.More >>
  • Mobile man sentenced in check cashing business robberies

    Mobile man sentenced in check cashing business robberies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:51:09 GMT
    A Mobile man who pleaded guilty to robbing two check cashing businesses in Jackson County has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars.More >>
    A Mobile man who pleaded guilty to robbing two check cashing businesses in Jackson County has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars. Prosecutors said in December 2011, Robert Lee Stone, 31, went to two separate check cashing businesses in Moss Point and in Pascagoula and demanded money while displaying a firearm.More >>
  • JULIA'S FORECAST: Clouds increasing today

    JULIA'S FORECAST: Clouds increasing today

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:48:19 GMT
    Say goodbye to the cool mornings! Today was the last one for quite some time as we enter a warmer trend. Our highs today will be a few degrees better, in the low 70s. Clouds build today, and showers willMore >>
    Despite increasing clouds today, temperatures should be slightly warmer. We'll be back to seasonable highs starting tomorrow with weekend warmth.More >>
  • Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:39:37 GMT
    Barricades and yellow caution tape remain up throughout Gulfport and Biloxi in preparation for another Spring Break weekend. This weekend is a little different though because no one knows how many springMore >>
    The coast is preparing for another weekend of Spring Break festivities. At this point though no one knows exactly what to expect in terms of crowd size. There are several events listed on a Facebook page promoting spring break for April 18th through the 20th including a performance by rapper Lil Boosie.More >>
  • Huntsville's 2012 first-round pick Haniger hoping to break out of slump

    Huntsville's 2012 first-round pick Haniger hoping to break out of slump

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:28:45 GMT
    PEARL, MS (WLOX) - The Huntsville Stars lost their first game of the season to the Jacksonville Suns before ripping off seven consecutive wins to initiate the club's best start in franchise history.  However,More >>
    PEARL, MS (WLOX) - The Huntsville Stars lost their first game of the season to the Jacksonville Suns before ripping off seven consecutive wins to initiate the club's best start in franchise history.  However,More >>
  • Deputy hits motorist but isn't liable under state law

    Deputy hits motorist but isn't liable by state law

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:11:52 GMT
    If you're hit by a law enforcement or emergency vehicle responding to an emergency, you could be stuck with recouping the losses. If a law enforcement or emergency vehicle hits you when on the way toMore >>
    If a law enforcement or emergency vehicle hits you when on the way to an emergency, you could be stuck paying for your losses. It's a lesson a Rankin county woman recently learned.
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  • Vicksburg man charged with child abuse

    Vicksburg man charged with child abuse

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:51:17 GMT
    A Vicksburg man is facing child abuse charges. Sixty-six year old Eddie Dean Davis was arrested by Vicksburg Police Sunday.     According to the Vicksburg Post, Davis is accused of shoving a baby in aMore >>
    A Vicksburg man is facing child abuse charges. Sixty-six year old Eddie Dean Davis was arrested by Vicksburg Police Sunday.More >>
  • Man hit by school bus

    Man hit by school bus

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:22:44 GMT
    A man was hit by a Hinds County school bus Wednesday evening in Edwards. It happened at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Williamson Avenue.     Sixth-one year old Hosea Willis was driving theMore >>
    A man was hit by a Hinds County school bus Wednesday evening in Edwards. It happened at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Williamson Avenue.More >>
  • Hattiesburg mayor recognizes crime victims with proclamations

    Hattiesburg mayor recognizes crime victims with proclamations

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:04:49 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is focusing attention on crime victims and bringing awareness to programs which help them. Wednesday, Mayor Johnny Dupree issued proclamations recognizingMore >>
    Wednesday, Mayor Johnny Dupree issued proclamations recognizing Apr. 6-12 as Crime Victims' Rights Week and the entire month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.More >>
  • JPD catches bar robbery suspect, another still at large

    JPD catch bar robbery suspect, another still at large

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:52:14 GMT
    On March 29, two black males broke into 3002 Terry Road (End Zone Sports Bar) and stole merchandise from them. We are told that the larger suspect was later identified by the complainant. Police say thatMore >>
    On March 29, police said two males broke into 3002 Terry Road (End Zone Sports Bar) and stole merchandise from them.
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  • Sketch released of a man murdered 31 years ago

    Sketch released of a man murdered 31 years ago

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:08 GMT
    More than 30 years after a murder victim was found in the Dog River in Jackson County, detectives are hoping to be able to identify the man.More >>
    More than 30 years after a murder victim was found in the Dog River in Jackson County, detectives are hoping to be able to identify the man. Pascagoula Detective Darren Versiga sent off the man's remains and has just received a sketch of what the man may have looked like.More >>
  • Hattiesburg launches new Hands up for Hattiesburg initiative

    Hattiesburg launches new Hands up for Hattiesburg initiative

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:21:00 GMT
    A Hattiesburg City Councilwoman has launched a new initiative for citizens of the Hub City. Mary Dryden has helped launch "Hands up for Hattiesburg" because many resident residents in the eh communityMore >>
    A Hattiesburg City Councilwoman has launched a new initiative for citizens of the Hub City.More >>