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  • Human Rights Campaign releases survey, names new state director

    Human Rights Campaign releases survey, names new state director

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:31:05 GMT
    The Human Rights Campaign's Project One held a press conference at the Mississippi State Capitol on Tuesday. The group completed an extensive survey earlier this year about Mississippi's LGBT community.More >>
    The group completed an extensive survey earlier this year about Mississippi's LGBT community. About 50% of those of that group say that are natives of Mississippi.More >>
  • Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:24:50 GMT
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party.More >>
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party. Deputies said it escalated into a gun battle near the Cadillac Club on Thelma Andrews Road.More >>
  • Back-to-school means back to the health clinic for immunizations

    Back-to-school means back to the health clinic for immunizations

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:21:23 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - With a new school year just around the corner, health officials and physicians are reminding parents to visit their pediatrician or health clinic to have their  children immunized. TwoMore >>
    With a new school year just around the corner, health officials and physicians are reminding parents to visit their pediatrician or health clinic to have their children immunized.More >>
  • South MS military families shop for free school supplies

    South MS military families shop for free school supplies

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:04:26 GMT
    Tuesday, Operation Homefront treated hundreds of South Mississippi children to a free school supplies shopping spree.More >>
    A Texas-based organization wants to ease one burden for military families as they prepare to send their children to school next week. On Tuesday, Operation Homefront treated hundreds of South Mississippi children to a free school supplies shopping spree.More >>
  • Chris Christie is coming to Biloxi

    Chris Christie is coming to Biloxi

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:53:57 GMT
    Chris Christie is coming to Biloxi. The New Jersey governor was considered by many to be a front runner for the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016. And then, a bridge fiasco in his home state seemedMore >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Biloxi August 13 to campaign for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.  His trip through Mississippi and Alabama is part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. Christie is planning visits to more than half a dozen states in August.More >>
  • Six physicians to begin new residency program at FGH

    Six physicians to begin new residency program at FGH

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:37:04 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Six physicians, all from Mississippi, are the first to participate in a new residency program at Forrest General Hospital. All six just graduated from medical school and haveMore >>
    They just graduated from medical school and have been at the hospital since June 30 undergoing orientation.More >>
  • Update: Highway 90 gridlock may last until 7:30

    Update: Highway 90 gridlock may last until 7:30

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:33:08 GMT
    Gulfport police say an 18-wheeler driving on Highway 90 was trying to make a turn near Midway Avenue. That truck got stuck. And now traffic is backed up because of what police are calling an issue.More >>
    Gulfport police say an 18-wheeler driving on Highway 90 was trying to make a turn near Midway Avenue.  That truck got stuck.  And now traffic is backed up because of what police are calling an issue.More >>
  • Training the key to first responder success

    Training the key to first responder success

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:15:15 GMT
    They go into situations most of us run away from. First responders are always on the front lines, risking their own lives to save others. Moss Point fire chief Tommy Posey knows the key to successMore >>
    Whether it's a fire, explosion, or search and rescue mission, the first responders are on the front lines of any tragic accident.  The latest example, the fatal blast at Omega Protein in Moss Point Monday morning. As Doug Walker reports, being prepared to handle dangerous situations takes a lot of hard work and a special dedication.More >>
  • MY TURN: Jackson Police Chief

    MY TURN: Jackson Police Chief

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:50:51 GMT
    I've lost count of how many police chiefs Jackson has had in recent history.  There is no question that the Chief of Police is a critically important position in fighting crime in Jackson, but we haveMore >>
    There is no question that the Chief of Police is a critically important position in fighting crime in Jackson, but we have to be realistic.  Crimes will not stop with the appointment of a new police chief.More >>
  • Seafood museum hopes to reel in Biloxi tourists

    Seafood museum hopes to reel in Biloxi tourists

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:36:10 GMT
    Biloxi's Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum open to the public this Saturday. A night earlier, invited guests will participate in a gala grand opening. With just three days left before the debut,More >>
    Biloxi's Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum open to the public this Saturday.  A night earlier, invited guests will participate in a gala grand opening. With just three days left before the debut, construction crews are working quickly to add the finishing touches to the museum.More >>
  • DeSoto County students, teachers to receive laptops

    DeSoto County students, teachers to receive laptops

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:29:13 GMT
    Teachers and students in DeSoto County Schools will soon have new laptops in classrooms. It's part of a four year plan that will eventually put technology in the hands of all students. This year,More >>
    Teachers and students in DeSoto County Schools will soon have new laptops in their classrooms.
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  • Man arraigned in death of Laurel woman

    Man arraigned in death of Laurel woman

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:13:39 GMT
    A man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a Laurel woman had his arraignment Tuesday. William Dean pled not guilty for the death of 85-year-old Nora Peters after he was read his charges inMore >>
    A man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing a Laurel woman had his arraignment Tuesday. More >>
  • Silver Alert issued for North Mississippi man

    Silver Alert issued for North Mississippi man

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:53:42 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Choctaw County man. Sixty-six year old James Wilson Burchfield was last seen Monday morning in the Stewart community in MontgomeryMore >>
    66-year-old James Wilson Burchfield was last seen Monday morning in the Stewart community in Montgomery County.More >>
  • Ellisville fugitive captured in Atlanta, Georgia

    Ellisville fugitive captured in Atlanta, Georgia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:47:29 GMT
    This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department  On May 29, 2014, Jones County Sheriff Department Narcotic Investigators executed a search warrant on Mesa Drive in Ellisville.  InvestigatorsMore >>
    On May 29, 2014, Jones County Sheriff Department Narcotic Investigators executed a search warrant on Mesa Drive in Ellisville.  Investigators located and recovered a significant quantity of Illegal narcotics at the residence.  An arrest warrant was issued for Newell, but he could not be located.  His luck ran out when he was captured in Atlanta, GA on unrelated charges several weeks ago.More >>
  • Two charged with residential and auto burglary in Jones County

    Two charged with residential and auto burglary in Jones County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:39:10 GMT
    This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department Two Petal men are under arrest for a Residential and Auto Burglary in Jones County.  Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies were dispatchedMore >>
    Two Petal men are under arrest for a Residential and Auto Burglary in Jones County.More >>
  • Coroner: Omega Protein victim died from head trauma

    Coroner: Omega Protein victim died from head trauma

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:34:16 GMT
    Jerry Lee Taylor II, the man killed in Monday's explosion at Omega Protein, died from a head trauma injury, according to Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus.More >>
    Jerry Lee Taylor II, the man killed in Monday's explosion at Omega Protein, died from a head trauma injury, according to Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus. Meanwhile, OSHA investigators are on the scene, and the plant is expected to remain closed this week.More >>
  • Keesler's 815th won't be inactivated just yet

    Keesler's 815th won't be inactivated just yet

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:18:19 GMT
    The Air Force will keep the 815th Airlift Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base for the forseeable future. What community leaders are waiting to hear is whether the decision to delay plans to inactivateMore >>
    The Air Force will keep the 815th Airlift Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base for the forseeable future.  What community leaders are waiting to hear is whether the decision to delay plans to inactivate the 815th could lead to C-130 aircraft remaining at Keesler Air Force Base.  The Air Force Reserve just announced it's putting off plans to inactivate the 815th.More >>
  • Burglars hit Natchez pharmacy

    Burglars hit Natchez pharmacy

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:46 GMT
    Adams County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a break in overnight at the Ernst Pharmacy, on Highland Boulevard, in Natchez.Deputies were called to the pharmacy to investigate some suspicious activity.More >>
    Adams County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a break in overnight at the Ernst Pharmacy, on Highland Boulevard, in Natchez.More >>
  • Thousands flock to Neshoba County Fair

    Thousands flock to Neshoba County Fair

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
    The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.  "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee.  JordanMore >>
    The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
  • New Biloxi museum features a Heritage Hall of Fame

    New Biloxi museum features a Heritage Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:21:50 GMT
    When the new Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum opens Friday night, dozens of hard working men and women with ties to the water will be inducted in the Heritage Hall of Fame. Museum board membersMore >>
    When the new Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum opens Friday night, dozens of hard working men and women with ties to the water will be inducted in the Heritage Hall of Fame.  Museum board members created the hall of fame to recognize and honor those who have dedicated so much to the maritime and seafood industry on the Mississippi Coast.More >>
  • Children compromised after air conditioner theft

    Children compromised after air conditioner theft

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:01:14 GMT
    The tire tracks are still visible in the grass. Some time on Sunday afternoon, someone drove onto a Catholic Charities property in Jackson, ripped two out of three air conditioning units off of their concreteMore >>
    Someone stole two out of three air conditioning units from a Catholic Charities property over the weekend.More >>
  • Junior Auxiliary helps area students start the school year right

    Junior Auxiliary helps area students start the school year right

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:00:35 GMT
    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg met Tuesday to sort school supplies and fill backpacks as part of their annual Backpack Service Project. The backpacks are delivered to 22 schools in Forrest and LamarMore >>
    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg met Tuesday to sort school supplies and fill backpacks as part of their annual Backpack Service Project. The backpacks are delivered to 22 schools in Forrest and LamarMore >>
  • Jasper County authorities searching for missing man

    Jasper County authorities searching for missing man

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:56:29 GMT
    Jasper county officials need your help in finding a missing man. Authorities say 54-year-old Ricky Page has been missing since the weekend.  Authorities describe Page as a black male; five feet, ten inchesMore >>
    Jasper county officials need your help in finding a missing man.More >>
  • Jackson-Orlando direct flights possible with Allegiant Air

    Jackson-Orlando direct flights possible with Allegiant Air

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:24:58 GMT
    According to the Mississippi Business Journal, Allegiant Air would give Jackson two direct flights a day to Orlando under an agreement approved Monday by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and contingentMore >>
    The flights offered by the airline would land at Orlando/Sanford International, which is a small airport in Sanford.More >>
  • Check out what was roaming through Gautier

    Check out what was roaming through Gautier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:19:48 GMT
    Gautier proudly boasts it's the home of the Gators. That's the high school mascot. On Tuesday, home of the Gators had a more realistic meaning. The pictures attached to this story are of a gator foundMore >>
    A gator found near an apartment complex in Gautier.  According to city officials, the four foot reptile was getting a little too friendly.  Apartment tenants complained.  The gator was captured, and moved to the Pascagoula River.More >>
  • Law that would close Jackson abortion clinic found unconstitutional

    Law that would close Jackson abortion clinic found unconstitutional

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:10:06 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issuedMore >>
    Attorneys for Mississippi argued that if the clinic closed, women could get abortions in other states.
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  • Two teens charged with Gulfport man's murder

    Two teens charged with Gulfport man's murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:00:30 GMT
    Two Gulfport teens are charged with murder after police say they shot Lamont Hayes in his home last week and left him to die.More >>
    Two Gulfport teens are charged with murder after police say they shot Lamont Hayes in his home last week and left him to die. Monday night, investigators tracked down Jalen Shaquille Williams, 19, and arrested him at his home. Rashad Rejohn Johnson, 17, was arrested Monday at the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Facility, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.More >>
  • Dozens of firearms stolen from Central Mississippi Firearms

    Dozens of firearms stolen from Central Mississippi Firearms

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:00:17 GMT
    On Monday night, Central Mississippi Firearms, located on Highway 35 north, was burglarized. The owner of the business says that dozens of firearms were stolen valued at more than $10,000.  AccordingMore >>
    The owner of the business says that dozens of firearms were stolen valued at more than $10,000.More >>
  • Waveland mayor is ready to retire

    Waveland mayor is ready to retire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:57:50 GMT
    Waveland Mayor David Garcia's name will not appear on ballots this fall. "I've made the decision to retire at the conclusion of my term as Mayor of Waveland," Garcia wrote Tuesday in a letter to the citizensMore >>
    Waveland Mayor David Garcia's name will not appear on ballots this fall.  "I've made the decision to retire at the conclusion of my term as Mayor of Waveland," Garcia wrote Tuesday in a letter to the citizens of his city.More >>
  • Tallulah doctor accused of providing girlfriend with 13K prescription pills

    Tallulah doctor accused of providing girlfriend with 13K prescription pills

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:55:07 GMT
    The girlfriend of a Louisiana physician has pleaded guilty to five counts of prescription forgery. Pattie Carr will be sentenced August 4th. Prosecutors say Carr had her live-in boyfriend write fraudulentMore >>
    Prosecutors say Carr had her live-in boyfriend write fraudulent prescriptions for more than 13,000 pills including Hydrocodone and Lyrica.More >>
  • Youth groups honor Biloxi VA veterans

    Youth groups honor Biloxi VA veterans

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:44:04 GMT
    Three church groups joined forces with the Soldiers Angels Program Monday to say thank you to the senior veterans of the Biloxi VA.More >>
    Three church groups joined forces with the Soldiers Angels Program Monday to say thank you to the senior veterans of the Biloxi VA. It was a luncheon to show appreciation for their military service and the sacrifices they've made for our nation.More >>
  • Highway 28 shut down because of overturned asphalt truck

    Highway 28 shut down because of overturned asphalt truck

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:23:37 GMT
    Highway 28 in Copiah County is shut down this morning. A truck hauling asphalt turned over on Highway 28 near Georgetown, just west of the Pearl River bridge, spilling its contents all over the highway. AllMore >>
    A truck hauling asphalt turned over on Highway 28 near Georgetown, just west of the Pearl River bridge, spilling its contents all over the highway.More >>
  • Suspects in gang rape appear in court

    Suspects in gang rape appear in court

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:32:07 GMT
    Suspects in a gang rape at a Shell Gas station appeared before a judge on Monday. Marquise Samuel, Ja'Lon Jones, and Edward Samuel were all denied bond, and will stay in jail for now. They are chargedMore >>
    They are charged in relation to an incident on Friday, July 18 at the gas station on Daniel Lake Blvd.More >>
  • 'Fearless 74' furls its flag for the final time

    'Fearless 74' furls its flag for the final time

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:09 GMT
    It was a decommissioning ceremony complete with the pomp and circumstance the U.S. Navy is famous for. The Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 was commissioned in 1943.More >>
    It was a decommissioning ceremony complete with the pomp and circumstance the U.S. Navy is famous for. The Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 was commissioned in 1943. It has played a significant role for our armed forces, specifically during war times, building air fields, bridges and temporary bases for our troops all over the world. More >>
  • Action Report: Village Place management fixes closed pool

    Action Report: Village Place management fixes closed pool

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:09 GMT
    Like most apartments on the Coast, Village Place has what looks like a nice swimming pool located in the center of the apartment complex.More >>
    Like most apartments on the Coast, Village Place has what looks like a nice swimming pool located in the center of the apartment complex.More >>
  • Teachers get STEM training from Ingalls engineers

    Teachers get STEM training from Ingalls engineers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:08 GMT
    Science and math lessons are about to get more interactive for many South Mississippi students. On Friday, some middle school teachers took part in a free STEM workshop at Ingalls.More >>
    Science and math lessons are about to get more interactive for many South Mississippi students. On Friday, some middle school teachers took part in a free STEM workshop at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. What the teachers learned could change the way your child looks at engineering.More >>
  • Mississippi Port Authority board considers projects and progress

    Mississippi Port Authority board considers projects and progress

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:54:06 GMT
    The Mississippi State Port Authority board discussed several proposed projects at Friday's monthly meeting.More >>
    The Mississippi State Port Authority board discussed several proposed projects at Friday's monthly meeting. Commissioners heard about plans to improve the harbor area at the west end of the port property. The old catwalk will be replaced with a new breakwater and walkway. The board also awarded a construction contract for buildings on the west pier and agreed to pursue a lease with a company that wants to export wood pellets.More >>
  • Several charged after drug bust in Marion County

    Several charged after drug bust in Marion County

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:50:46 GMT
    Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Narcotics Task Force made five drug arrests during a search warrant in Columbia Thursday. Agents seized several pounds of high grade marijuanaMore >>
    Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Narcotics Task Force made five drug arrests during a search warrant in Columbia Thursday.More >>
  • Miss Hospitality Preliminaries

    Miss Hospitality Preliminaries

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:45:59 GMT
    We are in downtown Hattiesburg at the Saenger for this years Miss Hospitality Pageant. Tonight marks the 65th anniversary for the pageant and the thirty five participants from across the state are excitedMore >>
    We are in downtown Hattiesburg at the Saenger for this years Miss Hospitality Pageant.More >>
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  • With 6-4 vote, BESE joins Common Core lawsuit against Gov. Jindal

    With 6-4 vote, BESE joins Common Core lawsuit against Gov. Jindal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:35:23 GMT

    The fight over Common Core got hotter with dueling lawsuits. On Tuesday afternoon, The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted 6- 4 to join a lawsuit filed by parents and teachers against Governor Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal's administration then filed their own lawsuit.

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    The fight over Common Core got hotter with dueling lawsuits. On Tuesday afternoon, The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted 6- 4 to join a lawsuit filed by parents and teachers against Governor Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal's administration then filed their own lawsuit.
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  • La. State Treasurer says LSP retirement plan investigation must continue

    La. State Treasurer says LSP retirement plan investigation must continue

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:11 GMT
    Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the investigation into State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson's retirement plan increase must continue, whether Edmonson intends to take it or not.More >>
    Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the investigation into State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson's retirement plan increase must continue, whether Edmonson intends to take it or not.More >>
  • Army rejects EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Army rejects EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:02 GMT
    Authorities have said Explo improperly stored tons of a military propellant at Camp Minden, causing evacuation of the town of Doyline in October 2013. (Source: Louisiana State Police)Authorities have said Explo improperly stored tons of a military propellant at Camp Minden, causing evacuation of the town of Doyline in October 2013. (Source: Louisiana State Police)
    The U.S. Army said it will not comply with the EPA's order that it clean up propellant it shipped to Camp Minden, hedging on the bet that the environmental agency doesn't have the authority to even make the demand.More >>
    The U.S. Army said it will not comply with the EPA's order that it clean up propellant it shipped to Camp Minden, hedging on the bet that the environmental agency doesn't have the authority to even make the demand.More >>
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