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      • Final planning stages for new Trade Mart on Fairgrounds

        Final planning stages for new Trade Mart on Fairgrounds

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 3:17 PM EST2017-11-22 20:17:22 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        For years the aging Trade mart on the state fairgrounds has been used for major venues.  it's an economic money maker.  Final planning and design is wrapping up on a new, impressive facility. 

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        For years the aging Trade mart on the state fairgrounds has been used for major venues.  it's an economic money maker.  Final planning and design is wrapping up on a new, impressive facility. 

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      • Armed suspect shot by Harrison Co. deputy identified as teenage boy

        Armed suspect shot by Harrison Co. deputy identified as teenage boy

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:50 PM EST2017-11-22 19:50:22 GMT
        (Photo source: File)(Photo source: File)

        We now know the armed person shot and killed by a Harrison County deputy Monday night was a teenage boy. 

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        We now know the armed person shot and killed by a Harrison County deputy Monday night was a teenage boy. 

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      • Appeals court affirms sentence of Hattiesburg man convicted of child sex crime

        Appeals court affirms sentence of Hattiesburg man convicted of child sex crime

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:19 PM EST2017-11-22 19:19:38 GMT
        Source: Raycom News NetworkSource: Raycom News Network
        A Hattiesburg man convicted of touching a child for lustful purposes must serve the remainder of his prison sentence after his denied motion for post-conviction release was affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Thomas Holder pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections in 2016, but the entire sentence was suspended subject to Holder's good behavior and compliance with certain conditions. After Holder provided a false add...More >>
        A Hattiesburg man convicted of touching a child for lustful purposes must serve the remainder of his prison sentence after his denied motion for post-conviction release was affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Thomas Holder pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections in 2016, but the entire sentence was suspended subject to Holder's good behavior and compliance with certain conditions. After Holder provided a false add...More >>
      • Internationally acclaimed organist to rededicate Poplarville organ

        Internationally acclaimed organist to rededicate Poplarville organ

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:01 PM EST2017-11-22 19:01:23 GMT
        An internationally acclaimed organist and author will perform at a Poplarville church.  Rev. Dr. Eric Pridmore, pastor of Poplarville First United Methodist Church, announced that Dr. Eileen Morris Guenther will be in recital at the church on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., where she will rededicate the church's 1975 Rueter pipe organ.  Guenther is a lecturer in Organ at The George Washington University and also serves as Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary....More >>
        An internationally acclaimed organist and author will perform at a Poplarville church.  Rev. Dr. Eric Pridmore, pastor of Poplarville First United Methodist Church, announced that Dr. Eileen Morris Guenther will be in recital at the church on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., where she will rededicate the church's 1975 Rueter pipe organ.  Guenther is a lecturer in Organ at The George Washington University and also serves as Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary....More >>
      • $1M bond set for Hancock Co. murder suspects

        $1M bond set for Hancock Co. murder suspects

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:48 PM EST2017-11-22 18:48:15 GMT

        The father and son charged with killing Philip Whitaker are now each being held on a $1 million bond. Terry and Carl Smith made their initial appearance in court Wednesday.

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        The father and son charged with killing Philip Whitaker are now each being held on a $1 million bond. Terry and Carl Smith made their initial appearance in court Wednesday.

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      • "Trouble in Toyland" annual toy safety report released

        "Trouble in Toyland" annual toy safety report released

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:39 PM EST2017-11-22 18:39:10 GMT
        SOURCE: US PIRGSOURCE: US PIRG
        Press release from U.S. PIRG Education fund: Stores nationwide are still offering dangerous and toxic toys this holiday season and, in some cases, ignoring explicit government safety regulations in the process, according to U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund’s 32nd annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of potentially hazardous toys found that, despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping for children’s gifts. ...More >>
        Press release from U.S. PIRG Education fund: Stores nationwide are still offering dangerous and toxic toys this holiday season and, in some cases, ignoring explicit government safety regulations in the process, according to U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund’s 32nd annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of potentially hazardous toys found that, despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping for children’s gifts. ...More >>
      • Southaven Alderman arrested for procuring prostitution

        Southaven Alderman arrested for procuring prostitution

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:20 PM EST2017-11-22 18:20:21 GMT
        (Source: DeSoto County Jail)(Source: DeSoto County Jail)

        DeSoto County Sheriff's Department arrested a Southaven alderman for procuring prostitution. 

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        DeSoto County Sheriff's Department arrested a Southaven alderman for procuring prostitution. 

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      • Ingalls launches National Security Cutter Midgett

        Ingalls launches National Security Cutter Midgett

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-11-22 18:16:58 GMT
        Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) on Nov. 22. (Photo source: Lance Davis/HII)Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) on Nov. 22. (Photo source: Lance Davis/HII)

        Workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett on Wednesday. It's the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard, and is set to be christened Dec. 9.

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        Workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett on Wednesday. It's the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard, and is set to be christened Dec. 9.

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      • Police identify victim killed in north Jackson crash

        Police identify victim killed in north Jackson crash

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:05 PM EST2017-11-22 18:05:47 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Jackson police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Jamari Bryant. Police say the driver was driving a silver sedan at a high rate of speed when it collided with the light pole on Livingston Road and Northside Drive.

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        Jackson police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Jamari Bryant. Police say the driver was driving a silver sedan at a high rate of speed when it collided with the light pole on Livingston Road and Northside Drive.

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      • EXCLUSIVE: Pearl police investigate possible death threat against Hinds County DA

        EXCLUSIVE: Pearl police investigate possible death threat against Hinds County DA

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:52 PM EST2017-11-22 17:52:10 GMT

        No charges have been filed in the case of a man who threatened a Hinds County District Attorney's Office investigator and indirectly, the DA's life, too.

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        No charges have been filed in the case of a man who threatened a Hinds County District Attorney's Office investigator and indirectly, the DA's life, too.

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      • Stores open on Thanksgiving Day

        Stores open on Thanksgiving Day

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-11-22 17:27:06 GMT
        Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

        If you need to make a last minute run to the store tomorrow, we've got you covered! Here is a list of the stores that won't have their doors locked on Thanksgiving Day in our area. 

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        If you need to make a last minute run to the store tomorrow, we've got you covered! Here is a list of the stores that won't have their doors locked on Thanksgiving Day in our area. 

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      • Bolivar Co.15-year-old missing, could be in danger

        Bolivar Co.15-year-old missing, could be in danger

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:16 PM EST2017-11-22 17:16:40 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Jordan Nicole Thompson is described as a white female, five feet, nine inches tall weighing 125 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.

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        Jordan Nicole Thompson is described as a white female, five feet, nine inches tall weighing 125 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.

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      • Wrestling legend Kamala off life support, improving

        Wrestling legend Kamala off life support, improving

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-22 17:11:30 GMT
        (Source: Wiki Commons)(Source: Wiki Commons)

        Legendary wrestler Kamala is off life support following an emergency surgery.

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        Legendary wrestler Kamala is off life support following an emergency surgery.

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      • MBI issues alert for missing 15-year-old

        MBI issues alert for missing 15-year-old

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:10 AM EST2017-11-22 16:10:07 GMT
        Jordan Nicole Thompson.  Source: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.Jordan Nicole Thompson. Source: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

        The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 15-year-old Jordan Nicole Thompson of Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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        The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 15-year-old Jordan Nicole Thompson of Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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      • Reward up to $13K for escaped inmate

        Reward up to $13K for escaped inmate

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-11-22 15:49:31 GMT
        Antoine Adams (Source: Marshall County)Antoine Adams (Source: Marshall County)

        More than $13,000 is on the table for tips about an inmate who escaped from Marshall County Jail.

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        More than $13,000 is on the table for tips about an inmate who escaped from Marshall County Jail.

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      • State flag flies over OS city hall again

        State flag flies over OS city hall again

        Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:38 AM EST2017-11-22 15:38:54 GMT
        Mississippi's state flag returns to the Ocean Springs City Hall flag pole (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Mississippi's state flag returns to the Ocean Springs City Hall flag pole (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

        At 7:30 Wednesday morning, Ocean Springs city workers stepped up to the city hall flag pole. They hooked Mississippi's state flag underneath the American flag, and they raised both flags over the city hall grounds. And just like that, five days of debate over whether the state flag should fly in Ocean Springs temporarily came to an end.

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        At 7:30 Wednesday morning, Ocean Springs city workers stepped up to the city hall flag pole. They hooked Mississippi's state flag underneath the American flag, and they raised both flags over the city hall grounds. And just like that, five days of debate over whether the state flag should fly in Ocean Springs temporarily came to an end.

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      • Robots and hip replacement surgery are changing lives

        Robots and hip replacement surgery are changing lives

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-11-22 02:12:37 GMT

        Alan Fike from Ocean Springs is getting around pretty well since his left hip replacement surgery in May. 

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        Alan Fike from Ocean Springs is getting around pretty well since his left hip replacement surgery in May. 

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      • Heavy holiday travel day at Gulfport-Biloxi Airport

        Heavy holiday travel day at Gulfport-Biloxi Airport

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-11-21 23:35:11 GMT
        Even on one of the worst days to travel, the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport still keeps its lines to a minimum. (Photo source: WLOX)Even on one of the worst days to travel, the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport still keeps its lines to a minimum. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Millions of people are taking to the skies on one of the busiest travel days of the year. That meant a steady flow of travelers at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport this morning.

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        Millions of people are taking to the skies on one of the busiest travel days of the year. That meant a steady flow of travelers at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport this morning.

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      • Gulf Coast United sends two soccer standouts to the next level

        Gulf Coast United sends two soccer standouts to the next level

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-11-22 04:43:03 GMT
        WLOX SportsWLOX Sports

        It was a historic day for Gulf Coast United, as the futbol club celebrated two of their members signing scholarships to play soccer at the next level. Ocean Springs seniors Caleb Burke and Kelsay Himel both sign with William Carey.

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        It was a historic day for Gulf Coast United, as the futbol club celebrated two of their members signing scholarships to play soccer at the next level. Ocean Springs seniors Caleb Burke and Kelsay Himel both sign with William Carey.

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      • 4th annual "Sleep Out to Help the Homeless" at Pittman Park

        4th annual "Sleep Out to Help the Homeless" at Pittman Park

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-22 04:20:51 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Mississippi MOVE, Mississippi Greek Weekend, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity hosted their fourth annual "Sleep Out to Help the Homeless" Tuesday at Pittman Park. The "Sleep Out" is meant to demonstrate what it's like for homeless people who have to sleep out in the cold, when they aren't able to find a shelter.

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        Mississippi MOVE, Mississippi Greek Weekend, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity hosted their fourth annual "Sleep Out to Help the Homeless" Tuesday at Pittman Park. The "Sleep Out" is meant to demonstrate what it's like for homeless people who have to sleep out in the cold, when they aren't able to find a shelter.

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      • Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money

        Laurel police warn businesses of counterfeit money

        Laurel police warn businesses of counterfeit money

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-11-22 04:03:11 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAM archivesPhoto credit: WDAM archives

        Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money being used this holiday season. Recently, a man was taken down in Picayune after being sought after in the Pine Belt for passing fake money to area businesses. Captain Tommy Cox said, "Generally, it's 100 dollar bills. It comes in waves. We will get some and then it will kind of die down a little bit." But, recently Laurel Police Captain Tommy Cox said they have had several reports of fake money floating throughout are...

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        Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money being used this holiday season. Recently, a man was taken down in Picayune after being sought after in the Pine Belt for passing fake money to area businesses. Captain Tommy Cox said, "Generally, it's 100 dollar bills. It comes in waves. We will get some and then it will kind of die down a little bit." But, recently Laurel Police Captain Tommy Cox said they have had several reports of fake money floating throughout are...

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        2 people charged in connection with drive-by-shooting

        2 people charged in connection with drive-by-shooting

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-22 03:57:42 GMT

        Officials in Jackson County are investigating a drive-by-shooting. 

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        Officials in Jackson County are investigating a drive-by-shooting. 

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      • Girl Scouts urging parents to not force kids to hug relatives, friends this holiday season

        Girl Scouts urging parents to not force kids to hug relatives, friends this holiday season

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-11-22 03:56:45 GMT
        Source: Girlscouts.orgSource: Girlscouts.org

        As new sexual harassment stories made headlines everyday, one national organization has a message for parents this holiday season.  The Girl Scouts of USA issued a reminder on it's website for parents ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to interaction between your children and other family members or friends at functions. The post is titled "Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays."  The "hugs" addressed in the...

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        As new sexual harassment stories made headlines everyday, one national organization has a message for parents this holiday season.  The Girl Scouts of USA issued a reminder on it's website for parents ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to interaction between your children and other family members or friends at functions. The post is titled "Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays."  The "hugs" addressed in the...

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      • Resolution passes to allow state flag at OS City Hall

        Resolution passes to allow state flag at OS City Hall

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:35 PM EST2017-11-22 03:35:48 GMT

        In a 6-1 vote, Ocean Springs alderman have voted to allow the state flag to fly again at city hall. 

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        In a 6-1 vote, Ocean Springs alderman have voted to allow the state flag to fly again at city hall. 

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      • 25 YEARS LATER: First Responder recalls events of 1992 tornado outbreak

        25 YEARS LATER: First Responder recalls events of 1992 tornado outbreak

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:20 PM EST2017-11-22 03:20:31 GMT
        Source: Clarion LedgerSource: Clarion Ledger

        Mother nature unleashed a total of 94 tornadoes that late November 21 and early November 22 in 1992, leaving damage that former firefighter and EMT Alton Webb hopes to never see again.

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        Mother nature unleashed a total of 94 tornadoes that late November 21 and early November 22 in 1992, leaving damage that former firefighter and EMT Alton Webb hopes to never see again.

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      • Man killed in motorcycle accident

        Man killed in motorcycle accident

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-11-22 03:11:24 GMT

        A man was killed in a motorcycle accident just after 6 p.m. on Frontage Road in Madison. The driver of a Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound on the East Frontage Road of I-55 just south of Madison Avenue.

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        A man was killed in a motorcycle accident just after 6 p.m. on Frontage Road in Madison. The driver of a Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound on the East Frontage Road of I-55 just south of Madison Avenue.

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      • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Hattiesburg wide receiver Darius Ruffin

        Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Hattiesburg wide receiver Darius Ruffin

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-11-22 03:07:26 GMT

        For a team putting up 49 points a game, Hattiesburg High isn’t lacking in offensive talent. ...

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        For a team putting up 49 points a game, Hattiesburg High isn’t lacking in offensive talent. ...

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      • Terry Gunn: A Life Remembered

        Terry Gunn: A Life Remembered

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-11-22 02:03:16 GMT

        After serving 26 years in Parchman, Terry Gunn made the streets of south Jackson his home. In time, he connected with Word Of Christ Ministries, received spiritual guidance from Pastor Devon Adams, who he paid back by helping rebuild their sanctuary.

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        After serving 26 years in Parchman, Terry Gunn made the streets of south Jackson his home. In time, he connected with Word Of Christ Ministries, received spiritual guidance from Pastor Devon Adams, who he paid back by helping rebuild their sanctuary.

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      • Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors discuss South State Championship matchup

        Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors discuss South State Championship matchup

        Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:43 PM EST2017-11-22 01:43:09 GMT
        Laurel and Hattiesburg will meet for a rematch of the Lil' Brown Jug rivalry game, but this time, the Class 5A South State Championship and a trip to the state title game are on the line. WDAM caught up with both cities' mayors to see what they had to say about the game. Hattiesburg won the regular season matchup for the third year in a row, claiming the Lil' Brown Jug, but Laurel has eliminated the Tigers from the playoffs in the past two years.  The two will meet Friday ...More >>
        Laurel and Hattiesburg will meet for a rematch of the Lil' Brown Jug rivalry game, but this time, the Class 5A South State Championship and a trip to the state title game are on the line. WDAM caught up with both cities' mayors to see what they had to say about the game. Hattiesburg won the regular season matchup for the third year in a row, claiming the Lil' Brown Jug, but Laurel has eliminated the Tigers from the playoffs in the past two years.  The two will meet Friday ...More >>

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