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  • Main Alberto impacts expected to stay east of South MS

    Main Alberto impacts expected to stay east of South MS

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:29 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:29:00 GMT
    Alberto official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center as of 4 AM 5-27-18Alberto official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center as of 4 AM 5-27-18

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

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    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

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  • The Community says goodbye to Frances Fortner

    The Community says goodbye to Frances Fortner

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:23:52 GMT
    Source: FamilySource: Family

    The senior was killed in a tragic accident last week on her way to her high school graduation rehearsal. But Saturday wasn't about her death, it was about the awesome person she was; a senior, headed to college in the fall, with the whole world in her hands

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    The senior was killed in a tragic accident last week on her way to her high school graduation rehearsal. But Saturday wasn't about her death, it was about the awesome person she was; a senior, headed to college in the fall, with the whole world in her hands

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  • Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:59:57 GMT
    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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  • Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:02:28 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • Santiago tosses gem, M-Brave bats heat up early in 8-4 win

    Santiago tosses gem, M-Brave bats heat up early in 8-4 win

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:00:33 GMT

    The home team led 7-0 at one point, going on to beat Jacksonville 8-4. Santiago lasted 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 5 hits, striking out 8.

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    The home team led 7-0 at one point, going on to beat Jacksonville 8-4. Santiago lasted 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 5 hits, striking out 8.

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  • Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:53:04 GMT
    Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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  • Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:45:48 GMT
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

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    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

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  • People enjoy a Saturday outdoors before Alberto arrives

    People enjoy a Saturday outdoors before Alberto arrives

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:36:15 GMT
    People watch as kite surfers move along the water in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)People watch as kite surfers move along the water in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)
    People watch as kite surfers move along the water (Source: WLOX)People watch as kite surfers move along the water (Source: WLOX)

    Saturday in Biloxi was literally the calm before the storm. Everyone is still keeping a close eye on where Alberto is headed, and just trying to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts.

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    Saturday in Biloxi was literally the calm before the storm. Everyone is still keeping a close eye on where Alberto is headed, and just trying to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts.

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  • Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:23:17 GMT
    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)

    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

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    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

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  • Tree falls on house with homeowners inside

    Tree falls on house with homeowners inside

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:22:16 GMT

    One couple is encouraging their neighbors to get the trees around their house checked after one fell on top of their home Saturday.

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    One couple is encouraging their neighbors to get the trees around their house checked after one fell on top of their home Saturday.

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  • Jogger attacked near Natchez Trace in Ridgeland

    Jogger attacked near Natchez Trace in Ridgeland

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:12:35 GMT
    Woman attacked jogging on Natchez Trace; Source: WLBTWoman attacked jogging on Natchez Trace; Source: WLBT

    A woman was jogging on the Natchez Trace when she was attacked by a man. 

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    A woman was jogging on the Natchez Trace when she was attacked by a man. 

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  • Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident remembered Saturday

    Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident remembered Saturday

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:25:17 GMT
    Source: FamilySource: Family

    The Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident last week one day before graduation was remembered today. Loved ones said their last goodbyes to Frances Ann Fortner at her funeral service held at St. James' Episcopal Church

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    The Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident last week one day before graduation was remembered today. Loved ones said their last goodbyes to Frances Ann Fortner at her funeral service held at St. James' Episcopal Church

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  • UPDATED: Sandbags available ahead of weekend storm alert

    UPDATED: Sandbags available ahead of weekend storm alert

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:04:43 GMT
    Sandbags will be offered to residents ahead of a tropical disturbance set to bring lots of rain to South Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WLOX)Sandbags will be offered to residents ahead of a tropical disturbance set to bring lots of rain to South Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WLOX)

    Cities around the Coast are getting ready for severe weather that is expected to roll into South Mississippi over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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    Cities around the Coast are getting ready for severe weather that is expected to roll into South Mississippi over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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  • Gulfport artist tapped to paint Kentucky Derby winner

    Gulfport artist tapped to paint Kentucky Derby winner

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:55:58 GMT
    Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    A Gulfport artist was tapped to paint Justify, the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby earlier this month.

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    A Gulfport artist was tapped to paint Justify, the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby earlier this month.

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  • Hinds County Supervisor feeds homeless at park

    Hinds County Supervisor feeds homeless at park

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:37:09 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Hinds County District 5 Supervisor, Bobby McGowan spent the afternoon handing out free lunches to the homeless, despite the rain!

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    Hinds County District 5 Supervisor, Bobby McGowan spent the afternoon handing out free lunches to the homeless, despite the rain!

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  • Seized dogs moved to new, undisclosed shelter for rehab

    Seized dogs moved to new, undisclosed shelter for rehab

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:07:45 GMT
    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)
    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)

    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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  • VFW Post 3036, Youth Challenge team up to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    VFW Post 3036, Youth Challenge team up to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:41:54 GMT
    Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Members of a Hattiesburg VFW Post teamed up with cadets from a youth program at Camp Shelby Saturday for a holiday activity to honor veterans.  

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    Members of a Hattiesburg VFW Post teamed up with cadets from a youth program at Camp Shelby Saturday for a holiday activity to honor veterans.  

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  • Hancock County residents enjoy the calm before the storm

    Hancock County residents enjoy the calm before the storm

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:35:07 GMT
    Officials are already manning the Hancock County EOC ahead of Alberto. (Photo source: WLOX)Officials are already manning the Hancock County EOC ahead of Alberto. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Officials manning Hancock County EOC ahead of AlbertoOfficials manning Hancock County EOC ahead of Alberto

    While officials in Hancock County spent their Saturday preparing for whatever Alberto may bring, residents enjoyed another day in the sun while keeping an eye on the forecast.

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    While officials in Hancock County spent their Saturday preparing for whatever Alberto may bring, residents enjoyed another day in the sun while keeping an eye on the forecast.

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  • 87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

    87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:21:53 GMT
    William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.
    William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.

    Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

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    Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

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  • More than 23,000 American flags placed on grave sites at Biloxi National Cemetery

    More than 23,000 American flags placed on grave sites at Biloxi National Cemetery

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:15:45 GMT
    From little kids to retired veterans, volunteers of all ages came together Saturday morning to place flags on more than 23,000 graves at Biloxi National Cemetery. (Source: WLOX)From little kids to retired veterans, volunteers of all ages came together Saturday morning to place flags on more than 23,000 graves at Biloxi National Cemetery. (Source: WLOX)

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and hundreds of people spent their Saturday morning honoring the men and women who have died in service to our country. 

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    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and hundreds of people spent their Saturday morning honoring the men and women who have died in service to our country. 

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  • Campers told to vacate Gulf Islands National Seashore ahead of Alberto

    Campers told to vacate Gulf Islands National Seashore ahead of Alberto

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:15:09 GMT
    Campers at Gulf Islands National Seashore were told to vacate Saturday due to potential bad weather from Alberto (photo source: WLOX)Campers at Gulf Islands National Seashore were told to vacate Saturday due to potential bad weather from Alberto (photo source: WLOX)

    Gulf Islands National Seashore is shutting down ahead of any potential thunderstorms associated with Alberto.

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    Gulf Islands National Seashore is shutting down ahead of any potential thunderstorms associated with Alberto.

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  • Subtropical or tropical... what's the difference?

    Subtropical or tropical... what's the difference?

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:58:14 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:13:52 GMT
    Subtropical systems are a mix of tropical and extratropical systems.Subtropical systems are a mix of tropical and extratropical systems.

    What exactly is a subtropical storm and how is it different from a tropical storm?

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    What exactly is a subtropical storm and how is it different from a tropical storm?

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  • FGH receives NCDR ACTION Registry Award for cardiac care

    FGH receives NCDR ACTION Registry Award for cardiac care

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:32:55 GMT
    ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)
    ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)ForrestGeneral.jpg (Photo Source: forresthealth.org)

    On Monday, May 21, Forrest General Hospital received the 2018 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

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    On Monday, May 21, Forrest General Hospital received the 2018 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

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  • Covington Co. SD investigating death of male

    Covington Co. SD investigating death of male

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:07:38 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the death of an unknown male in Collins. The incident took place in the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane. (Photo Source: WDAM)Authorities are investigating the death of an unknown male in Collins. The incident took place in the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Covington County Sheriff's Office responded to the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane in Collins. According to Covington County Sheriff's Office undersheriff, Lane McLaurin, they are investigating the death of an unknown black male.  The name of the male has not been released as officials are waiting to notify next of kin. Authorities were also not able to tell WDAM the manner in which the unknown male died.  This story is devel...

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    Around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Covington County Sheriff's Office responded to the 50 block of Lookout Hill Lane in Collins. According to Covington County Sheriff's Office undersheriff, Lane McLaurin, they are investigating the death of an unknown black male.  The name of the male has not been released as officials are waiting to notify next of kin. Authorities were also not able to tell WDAM the manner in which the unknown male died.  This story is devel...

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  • Woman hit by car while riding bike on Lake Harbor near reservoir

    Woman hit by car while riding bike on Lake Harbor near reservoir

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:26:45 GMT
    Woman hit by car while riding bike; Source: WLBTWoman hit by car while riding bike; Source: WLBT

    An 18-year-old woman was hit by a car while riding her bike Friday afternoon on Lake Harbor Drive. 

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    An 18-year-old woman was hit by a car while riding her bike Friday afternoon on Lake Harbor Drive. 

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Popps Ferry Bridge back open

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Popps Ferry Bridge back open

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:31:56 GMT
    Popps Ferry Bridge is at a standstill due to a malfunction with the crossing arms. (Source: File)Popps Ferry Bridge is at a standstill due to a malfunction with the crossing arms. (Source: File)

    Traffic is at standstill right now on the Popps Ferry Bridge in Biloxi. Authorities say the crossing bars at the bridge's span are stuck in the down position, preventing traffic from flowing. 

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    Traffic is at standstill right now on the Popps Ferry Bridge in Biloxi. Authorities say the crossing bars at the bridge's span are stuck in the down position, preventing traffic from flowing. 

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  • Man accused of shooting his wife at Jackson County home

    Man accused of shooting his wife at Jackson County home

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:14:57 GMT
    Reginald Warren is accused of shooting his wife multiple times at their Big Point home. (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)Reginald Warren is accused of shooting his wife multiple times at their Big Point home. (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

    A Jackson County woman is recovering after being shot late Friday night at a home in the Big Point community. According to authorities, the woman said her husband shot her.

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    A Jackson County woman is recovering after being shot late Friday night at a home in the Big Point community. According to authorities, the woman said her husband shot her.

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  • Alberto putting a damper on waterfront businesses along the coast

    Alberto putting a damper on waterfront businesses along the coast

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:06:23 GMT

    Memorial Day is typically one of Ship Island Excursions' busiest weekends of the year, but this holiday weekend, business is slow as Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast.

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    Memorial Day is typically one of Ship Island Excursions' busiest weekends of the year, but this holiday weekend, business is slow as Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast.

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  • Suspects in Hazlehurst night club mass shooting turn themselves in

    Suspects in Hazlehurst night club mass shooting turn themselves in

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:02:43 GMT
    Suspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PDSuspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PD
    Suspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PDSuspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PD

    The two men wanted in a mass shooting at a Hazlehurst night club turned themselves into police late Friday night.

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    The two men wanted in a mass shooting at a Hazlehurst night club turned themselves into police late Friday night.

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  • Teen dead in Moss Bluff after fatal gunshot wound

    Teen dead in Moss Bluff after fatal gunshot wound

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:20:44 GMT

    Officials with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office have confirmed that a child has been shot near Koonce Road in Moss Bluff.

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    Officials with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office have confirmed that a child has been shot near Koonce Road in Moss Bluff.

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  • Send us your Memorial Day pictures

    Send us your Memorial Day pictures

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:51:37 GMT
    (Source History.com)(Source History.com)

    Memorial Day is Monday, May 28.

    Send us a picture of the veteran you wish to honor and we'll feature it on our website.

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    Memorial Day is Monday, May 28.

    Send us a picture of the veteran you wish to honor and we'll feature it on our website.

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  • Catching up with former KPLC senior reporter Flora Roberts

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:42:45 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    For 16 year viewers learned the ins and outs of seniors here in Southwest Louisiana thanks to our stations very own senior reporters.  A few weeks ago, we caught up with one of them, but where are the rest?  7News  found Flora Roberts, and discovered just what's keeping her busy these days.  "They always tell me they recognize the voice," said Roberts. The voice behind the stories of Southwest Louisiana seniors belonged to that of Flora Roberts.&...

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    For 16 year viewers learned the ins and outs of seniors here in Southwest Louisiana thanks to our stations very own senior reporters.  A few weeks ago, we caught up with one of them, but where are the rest?  7News  found Flora Roberts, and discovered just what's keeping her busy these days.  "They always tell me they recognize the voice," said Roberts. The voice behind the stories of Southwest Louisiana seniors belonged to that of Flora Roberts.&...

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