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  • Firefighters save house from huge workshop fire

    Firefighters save house from huge workshop fire

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:31 AM EST2018-01-18 13:31:27 GMT
    It took firemen about 2 hours to put the workshop fire out. (Photo Source: John Harlin)It took firemen about 2 hours to put the workshop fire out. (Photo Source: John Harlin)

    Firefighters were able to save a Harrison County home from fierce flames that destroyed a nearby workshop.

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    Firefighters were able to save a Harrison County home from fierce flames that destroyed a nearby workshop.

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  • LIST: Some South Mississippi schools cancel Thursday classes because of cold

    LIST: Some South Mississippi schools cancel Thursday classes because of cold

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:23 AM EST2018-01-18 13:23:24 GMT

    As another winter blast reaches South Mississippi, most school administrators are taking no chances.

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    As another winter blast reaches South Mississippi, most school administrators are taking no chances.

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  • UPDATE: Roads conditions in South Mississippi

    UPDATE: Roads conditions in South Mississippi

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:56 AM EST2018-01-18 11:56:15 GMT
    (Photo Source: File)(Photo Source: File)

    After a day of icy and dangerous driving conditions on coast roads, your morning commute today will be back to normal.

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    After a day of icy and dangerous driving conditions on coast roads, your morning commute today will be back to normal.

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  • Former Golden Eagles reflect on first seasons in minor league baseball

    Former Golden Eagles reflect on first seasons in minor league baseball

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-18 05:10:53 GMT
    USM's Dylan Burdeaux was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAMUSM's Dylan Burdeaux was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss baseball will be missing four key contributors when the its season opens against Mississippi State on February 16. Hayden Roberts, Taylor Braley, Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux wrapped up their first minor league seasons in the fall. Roberts, a 34th round MLB draftee of the Colorado Rockies, struck out 45 batters in 21 games with the Grand Junction Rockies.

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    Southern Miss baseball will be missing four key contributors when the its season opens against Mississippi State on February 16. Hayden Roberts, Taylor Braley, Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux wrapped up their first minor league seasons in the fall. Roberts, a 34th round MLB draftee of the Colorado Rockies, struck out 45 batters in 21 games with the Grand Junction Rockies.

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  • City of Jackson increases efforts to battle surge in water main breaks

    City of Jackson increases efforts to battle surge in water main breaks

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-01-18 05:07:43 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Wednesday afternoon, the mayor and his team gave a progress report on this infrastructure nightmare plaguing the city.   

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    Wednesday afternoon, the mayor and his team gave a progress report on this infrastructure nightmare plaguing the city.   

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  • USM looks to remain unbeaten at home vs. Rice

    USM looks to remain unbeaten at home vs. Rice

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-01-18 04:54:12 GMT
    Southern Miss is 7-0 inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss is 7-0 inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles have not just been good inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season – they’ve been perfect. An undefeated 7-0 in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss hopes to continue its home court advantage this weekend when it hosts Rice on Thursday and North Texas on Saturday.

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    The Golden Eagles have not just been good inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season – they’ve been perfect. An undefeated 7-0 in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss hopes to continue its home court advantage this weekend when it hosts Rice on Thursday and North Texas on Saturday.

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  • Water damage at Jackson apartment complex leaves two families practically homeless

    Water damage at Jackson apartment complex leaves two families practically homeless

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-18 04:44:19 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Water leaked from the ceiling destroyed electronics, clothing, and bedding in each home. 

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    Water leaked from the ceiling destroyed electronics, clothing, and bedding in each home. 

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  • Winter weather closings and delays for Thursday

    Winter weather closings and delays for Thursday

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:17 PM EST2018-01-18 04:17:35 GMT

    We will keep this story up to date with the latest closings and delays during the winter weather.

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    We will keep this story up to date with the latest closings and delays during the winter weather.

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  • Editorial: Taking a chance on the St. Jude Dream Home gives sick children a fighting chance

    Editorial: Taking a chance on the St. Jude Dream Home gives sick children a fighting chance

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:12 PM EST2018-01-18 04:12:08 GMT

    SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - We often told you about good work of St Jude Children's hospital. Here we go again.  Sick children are treated for free at St. Jude. The treatments are not cheap.  It is top notch care for the little ones. But the reason, they can offer the care at no cost for the children is because of giving.  One of the ways to give is to buy a $100 dollar ticket for a dream home giveaway. A three bedroom 2 and half bath, 29 hundre...

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    SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - We often told you about good work of St Jude Children's hospital. Here we go again.  Sick children are treated for free at St. Jude. The treatments are not cheap.  It is top notch care for the little ones. But the reason, they can offer the care at no cost for the children is because of giving.  One of the ways to give is to buy a $100 dollar ticket for a dream home giveaway. A three bedroom 2 and half bath, 29 hundre...

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  • Towing company working around the clock after winter weather

    Towing company working around the clock after winter weather

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-01-18 04:10:23 GMT
    "This car is pretty much going to be totaled out. It won't be fixed," Taylor said. (Photo source: WDAM)"This car is pretty much going to be totaled out. It won't be fixed," Taylor said. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Local towing companies have been swamped with business in the Pine Belt. Jessica Bowman caught up with one company that said it was so busy with calls, it had to turn people down. Scott Taylor said, "Pretty good damage to the car. This is probably one of the worst cars we've got in today. Most of them have been a little bit less damage than this one, but they slipped off the road pretty hard." The icy road conditions made for a busy day at Taylor Towing in Hattiesburg. Own...

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    Local towing companies have been swamped with business in the Pine Belt. Jessica Bowman caught up with one company that said it was so busy with calls, it had to turn people down. Scott Taylor said, "Pretty good damage to the car. This is probably one of the worst cars we've got in today. Most of them have been a little bit less damage than this one, but they slipped off the road pretty hard." The icy road conditions made for a busy day at Taylor Towing in Hattiesburg. Own...

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  • Teens eat detergent pods in new social media challenge

    Teens eat detergent pods in new social media challenge

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:55 PM EST2018-01-18 03:55:19 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    When ingested, Cox said users can experience life-threatening pneumonia and symptoms such as coughing, gagging and shortness of breath.

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    When ingested, Cox said users can experience life-threatening pneumonia and symptoms such as coughing, gagging and shortness of breath.

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  • Brooklyn Biancamano of Long Beach is a 14-year-old cross country & track sensation

    Brooklyn Biancamano of Long Beach is a 14-year-old cross country & track sensation

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-01-18 03:38:53 GMT

    Brooklyn Biancamano is a middle school student who is setting records as a member of the Long Beach High School cross country and track teams.

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    Brooklyn Biancamano is a middle school student who is setting records as a member of the Long Beach High School cross country and track teams.

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  • McCorkle arrives at Belhaven

    McCorkle arrives at Belhaven

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:16 PM EST2018-01-18 03:16:42 GMT
    Belhaven's new head coach met with the media today for the first time.  Blaine McCorkle joins the Blazers after 19 years of experience as an assistant coach. He's had stops at his alma mater LSU, Delaware, Richmond, and Liberty, but this is his first head coaching gig. "I just kind of always knew that when I got to a certain point in my career that I would want to run the company, not just be a salesman in the company," McCorkle said.  Following today'...More >>
    Belhaven's new head coach met with the media today for the first time.  Blaine McCorkle joins the Blazers after 19 years of experience as an assistant coach. He's had stops at his alma mater LSU, Delaware, Richmond, and Liberty, but this is his first head coaching gig. "I just kind of always knew that when I got to a certain point in my career that I would want to run the company, not just be a salesman in the company," McCorkle said.  Following today'...More >>
  • Morton man pleads guilty to social security disability fraud

    Morton man pleads guilty to social security disability fraud

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-01-18 03:11:23 GMT

    Thweatt was approved for Title II Social Security disability benefits effective in October, 1998, based on an injury. As part of the application, he agreed under penalty of perjury to notify the Social Security Administration in the event that his medical condition improved so that he was able to work.

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    Thweatt was approved for Title II Social Security disability benefits effective in October, 1998, based on an injury. As part of the application, he agreed under penalty of perjury to notify the Social Security Administration in the event that his medical condition improved so that he was able to work.

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  • State Auctioneer and Cosmetology Boards audit reveals alarming practices

    State Auctioneer and Cosmetology Boards audit reveals alarming practices

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:06 PM EST2018-01-18 03:06:48 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The State Auditor has issued a blistering report on the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission and State Board of Cosmetology.

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    The State Auditor has issued a blistering report on the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission and State Board of Cosmetology.

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  • Dangerous flu strain showing up in metro area

    Dangerous flu strain showing up in metro area

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-01-18 02:56:44 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Dr. Grantham reminds the public that a flu shot will not give you the influenza virus and it takes two weeks for the vaccine to get into your system.

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    Dr. Grantham reminds the public that a flu shot will not give you the influenza virus and it takes two weeks for the vaccine to get into your system.

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  • Moss Point Police: Burglary suspect caught in the act

    Moss Point Police: Burglary suspect caught in the act

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-01-18 01:46:53 GMT
    Abston was taken into custody without incident. (Photo source: Moss Point PD)Abston was taken into custody without incident. (Photo source: Moss Point PD)

    A Moss Point man was arrested Tuesday on Gregory Street and officers say they caught their suspect in the act. 

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    A Moss Point man was arrested Tuesday on Gregory Street and officers say they caught their suspect in the act. 

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  • UPDATE: Ingalls will open back up Thursday, Jan. 18

    UPDATE: Ingalls will open back up Thursday, Jan. 18

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-01-18 01:35:46 GMT
    Many first shift employees had trouble leaving Ingalls after arriving at work early Wednesday morning. They say shipyard officials waiting too long before deciding to cancel first shift work. (Photo source: WLOX viewer)Many first shift employees had trouble leaving Ingalls after arriving at work early Wednesday morning. They say shipyard officials waiting too long before deciding to cancel first shift work. (Photo source: WLOX viewer)

    Ingalls Shipbuilding will resume normal operations at the Pascagoula shipyard, and surrounding areas, beginning with the first shift Thursday, Jan. 18. 

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    Ingalls Shipbuilding will resume normal operations at the Pascagoula shipyard, and surrounding areas, beginning with the first shift Thursday, Jan. 18. 

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  • Gulfport- Biloxi International Airport delays flights due to weather

    Gulfport- Biloxi International Airport delays flights due to weather

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:06 PM EST2018-01-18 01:06:27 GMT
    Travelers had to find ways to occupy their time as they waited for delayed flights. (Photo source: WLOX)Travelers had to find ways to occupy their time as they waited for delayed flights. (Photo source: WLOX)

    There was no hustle and bustle at the airport this Wednesday morning... more like, sitting and waiting. “She said the earliest I could fly out with American without buying a new ticket is Friday. Today's Wednesday,” said Bruce Burton from Nebraska. 

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    There was no hustle and bustle at the airport this Wednesday morning... more like, sitting and waiting. “She said the earliest I could fly out with American without buying a new ticket is Friday. Today's Wednesday,” said Bruce Burton from Nebraska. 

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  • Icy conditions continue to impact southern highways

    Icy conditions continue to impact southern highways

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-01-18 00:34:29 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Wednesday morning, many roads were still snow covered which turned to ice as traffic moved over it.

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    Wednesday morning, many roads were still snow covered which turned to ice as traffic moved over it.

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  • Bay St. Louis Bridge back open, as well as other Hwy 90 bridges

    Bay St. Louis Bridge back open, as well as other Hwy 90 bridges

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:31 PM EST2018-01-18 00:31:38 GMT
    Police blocked traffic to the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge earlier. (Photo source: WLOX)Police blocked traffic to the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge earlier. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Bay St. Louis Bridge is back open in both directions. It was the last Hwy 90 bridge closed, but the Harrison County Sheriff's Department announced its opening this evening.

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    The Bay St. Louis Bridge is back open in both directions. It was the last Hwy 90 bridge closed, but the Harrison County Sheriff's Department announced its opening this evening.

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  • Saving a Generation: Young Men of Valor

    Saving a Generation: Young Men of Valor

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-01-18 00:17:42 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Immediately following the 3 On Your Side Investigation: Saving a Generation, many emails, social media posts, regarding the very serious problem of violent crime among teens in Jackson.

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    Immediately following the 3 On Your Side Investigation: Saving a Generation, many emails, social media posts, regarding the very serious problem of violent crime among teens in Jackson.

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  • Harrison County has new tool to deal with icy roads

    Harrison County has new tool to deal with icy roads

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-18 00:10:42 GMT
    Harrison County purchased tailgate spreaders and salt, which, officials say, is a better way to treat icy roads than sand.Harrison County purchased tailgate spreaders and salt, which, officials say, is a better way to treat icy roads than sand.

    It’s been a hard day’s commute along roads and highways for some in South Mississippi. There have been countless vehicular accidents- mostly involving one vehicle and minor.

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    It’s been a hard day’s commute along roads and highways for some in South Mississippi. There have been countless vehicular accidents- mostly involving one vehicle and minor.

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  • USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-01-18 00:04:08 GMT

    USM senior safety Tarvarius Moore and senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen were among 112, draft-eligible players gathering in California this week for preparations for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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    USM senior safety Tarvarius Moore and senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen were among 112, draft-eligible players gathering in California this week for preparations for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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  • Authorities investigate hit and run in Jones County

    Authorities investigate hit and run in Jones County

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-17 23:58:04 GMT
    Source: Google ImagerySource: Google Imagery

    Authorities are searching for the driver who hit a man on a Jones County road Tuesday night and then left the scene. It happened on Moselle-Seminary Road around 9:15 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital, but we don't know his condition.  He could not describe the vehicle that struck him, but he told deputies that it kept on going. Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.     

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    Authorities are searching for the driver who hit a man on a Jones County road Tuesday night and then left the scene. It happened on Moselle-Seminary Road around 9:15 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital, but we don't know his condition.  He could not describe the vehicle that struck him, but he told deputies that it kept on going. Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved.     

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  • UPDATE: Hinds County DA calls Jackson murder suspect's release "unconstitutional"

    UPDATE: Hinds County DA calls Jackson murder suspect's release "unconstitutional"

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-17 23:45:57 GMT
    Nicholas Coats Source: JPDNicholas Coats Source: JPD

    The Hinds County District Attorney’s office had until January 2, 2018, to get a grand jury to indict Coats or he would be released from jail for “lack of prosecution.”

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    The Hinds County District Attorney’s office had until January 2, 2018, to get a grand jury to indict Coats or he would be released from jail for “lack of prosecution.”

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  • Hub City Mass Transit driving abbreviated routes

    Hub City Mass Transit driving abbreviated routes

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-01-17 23:27:01 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    City buses were able to get on the roads in Hattiesburg Wednesday afternoon after icy conditions crippled much of the Pine Belt. The Hub City Mass Transit Service is operating with abbreviated routes Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.  Drivers were cleared to get behind the wheel and out on the roads at noon. "We believe mass transit is an essential service that the city provides, and so we have folks that rode the routes, saw what we could possibly do, particularly ...

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    City buses were able to get on the roads in Hattiesburg Wednesday afternoon after icy conditions crippled much of the Pine Belt. The Hub City Mass Transit Service is operating with abbreviated routes Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.  Drivers were cleared to get behind the wheel and out on the roads at noon. "We believe mass transit is an essential service that the city provides, and so we have folks that rode the routes, saw what we could possibly do, particularly ...

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  • Brothers rescue motorists stranded on icy roadways

    Brothers rescue motorists stranded on icy roadways

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-17 23:21:37 GMT
    Chauncy (left) and Kel (right) took it upon themselves to lend a hand to nearly a dozen stranded motorists. (Photo source: WDAM)Chauncy (left) and Kel (right) took it upon themselves to lend a hand to nearly a dozen stranded motorists. (Photo source: WDAM)

    WDAM News crews found several weather-related accidents around the area Wednesday morning. Icy road conditions left many motorists stranded in ditches or on the side of the road.

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    WDAM News crews found several weather-related accidents around the area Wednesday morning. Icy road conditions left many motorists stranded in ditches or on the side of the road.

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  • Stone County drivers deal with icy, dangerous roads

    Stone County drivers deal with icy, dangerous roads

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-17 22:49:44 GMT
    Roads in Stone County were covered in snow and ice Wednesday morning (Source: WLOX)Roads in Stone County were covered in snow and ice Wednesday morning (Source: WLOX)

    A blast of winter weather in Stone County created treacherous conditions on the roads Wednesday morning.

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    A blast of winter weather in Stone County created treacherous conditions on the roads Wednesday morning.

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