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Hattiesburg man arrested for receiving stolen property

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man was arrested for receiving stolen property on Friday, July 1. Police said Matthew Higgins, 21, was arrested on Broadway Drive. He was charged with felony receiving stolen property. According to police, he may face more charges as the investigation continues. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.
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Hattiesburg man arrested on felony mischief charge

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A 41-yewar-old Hattiesburg was arrested early Saturday morning after he was caught kicking out window panes in the 700 block of James Street. Christopher Chest was taken into custody about 4 a.m. Saturday and charged with one count of felony malicious mischief. Chest was booked into...
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Man faces malicious mischief charge in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A man faces a felony malicious mischief charge following an incident in Hattiesburg that happened on Saturday, July 2. Hattiesburg police said Christopher Chest, 41, was caught in the act of kicking out window panes around 4:00 a.m. on James Street. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.
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21-year-old arrested on felony stolen goods charge

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A 21-year-old Hattiesburg man was arrested Friday and charged with receiving stolen goods. Hattiesburg police said Matthew Higgins was arrested in the 900 block of Broadway Drive and charged with the felony. Additional charges may be pending as the investigation continues, HPD said. Higgins was booked...
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Moselle, MS – Brenda Carlisle-Guinn Fatally Injured in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Moselle-Seminary Rd

The victim has since been identified as 49-year-old Brenda Carlisle-Guinn, a resident of Ellisville, by the Jones County Coroner’s Office. A representative from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department said that the crash happened when a tractor-trailer and Carlisle-Guinn’s vehicle collided. The cause of the impact is still under police investigation.
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Oak Park, EUROHA reunions continue through July 4 weekend

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - This weekend saw two, large high school reunions in the Pine Belt. The national Oak Park High School Alumni Association (NOPHSAA) in Laurel and the EUROHA (Eureka-Royal Street-Rowan-Hattiesburg High) Alumni Association in Hattiesburg each welcomed hundreds of former students for dances, parades and other activities.
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Sawmill Square continues fireworks show under new leadership

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Laurel was the place to be Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Sawmill Square Mall held the 8th annual “Bash at the Mall” as well as its annual fireworks show, which has been a staple in Laurel for decades. “We have tents in the back...
LAUREL, MS
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Landrum’s Homestead and Village holds annual Patriotic Family Day

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Landrum’s Homestead and Village celebrated America’s birthday Saturday during its annual Patriotic Family Day,. The day-long event honored the Fourth of July with red, white, and blue decorations and free food and drink samples. “We have Daniel here, our blacksmith, and Paul’s here,...
LAUREL, MS
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UPDATE: Woman killed in Moselle-Seminary Road crash identified

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The woman killed in the crash on Moselle-Seminary Road at Stewart Drive in Moselle has been identified. The Jones County Coroner’s Office reports that Brenda Carlisle-Guinn, 49 of Ellisville, died at the scene of the crash. The next-of-kin has been notified. According to the...
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man is facing a second commercial burglary charge in connection to an incident that happened at a Shell gas station. Hattiesburg police said Marquice Myers, 22, was arrested on June 9 in connection to a commercial burglary that happened on Lincoln Road on March 30. Police said Myers has […]
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Woman killed in crash involving 18-wheeler in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A two-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle in Jones County left one woman dead on Thursday. The crash happened on Moselle Seminary Road near Stewart Drive near the Southern Hens plant. According to Jones County deputies, the driver of the passenger vehicle died at the scene. The […]
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Late night fire engulfs Sumrall home; no injuries reported

SUMRALL, Miss. (WDAM) - Flames engulfed a mobile home along Rocky Bridge Road on Friday night. A passerby notified 911 around 9:55pm on July 1 after noticing smoke and flames from the road. The Sumrall Fire Department was the first on the scene, and they had to break a chain...
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Hobson Talks Southern Miss Commitment

Football is still won in the trenches, and Southern Miss has potentially beefed up the future of its offensive line with the commitment of Hillcrest HS (Tuscaloosa, AL) OT Jayden Hobson. At 6'5, 295, Hobson is already an intimidating physical presence, and he will only get bigger and stronger as he heads toward his college career.
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Pocket museum adds new exhibit.

After disaster struck Robb Elementary School last month, one Wayne County resident felt a call to honor those victims. Though some pop-up showers rolled through the area early in the afternoon, it did not stop the fun as Petal and Hattiesburg prepared to shoot some fireworks.
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8th annual AD47 camp wraps up in Laurel

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Akeem Davis, a former National Football League safety, returned home to Laurel this weekend to host his annual football leadership camp- AD47. Also called ‘Cops and Cleats,’ the camp is a joint effort with local law enforcement. It provides the opportunity for kids ages...
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Farmers donate watermelons to Mississippi veterans

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Friends of Mississippi Veterans, alongside the Cockrell Farmers Market, donated watermelons to veterans in Collins and Jackson on July 1 ahead of the 4th of July weekend. Fifty watermelons were carried to Collins, and another 50 watermelons were carried to Jackson. “We’re wanting to give back to them and have a […]
JACKSON, MS
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Hattiesburg police seeking woman who may be carrying a purple guitar

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. HPD says Ashley Rankin, 27, of Hattiesburg, was last seen at her residence on Friday, June 25, in the 2800 block of Jamestown Road. Rankin is described as 5 feet, 11 inches,195...
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