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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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Hattiesburg man charged for burglary of Shell station

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man is facing a second commercial burglary charged 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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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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Star-Spangled Celebration pops off despite the rain

After disaster struck Robb Elementary School last month, one Wayne County resident felt a call to honor those victims. From fire hydrants to traffic boxes, Hattiesburg continues to paint the city one brush stroke at a time. Laurel Police Dept. continues legacy of the late Chief Stewart. Updated: 10 hours...
WAYNE COUNTY, MS

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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Oak Park Alumni Association celebrates biennial reunion

Laurel, Miss. (WDAM) -This weekend, the city of Laurel flooded with blue and white. The Oak Park Dragons have returned home to celebrate their biennial reunion. “It’s very exhilarating to come home and see what you youngsters have done with the start that we gave you and the start that was given to us,” Brigadier General George B. Price, Oak Park alumni class of 1945. “We were taught at Oak Park that the ball was never too high for you to jump if you really wanted to get it done, and you were never told that you couldn’t do it. So, these are so very hallowed grounds you have here that has produced some of the greatest Americans ever.”
LAUREL, MS
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Suspected burglar sees 2nd charge added

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man facing one count from a June commercial burglary charge saw a second charge added to his sheet Friday. Ryan Moore, Hattiesburg Police Department public information officer, said Marquice Myers, 22, now has been charged with another count of commercial burglary in connection to an incident that occurred on March 28 at the Shell service station at 6497 U.S. 49,.
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Collins veterans treated to early 4th of July party

COLLINS, Miss. (WDAM) - The 4th of July came early on Friday, July 1, for residents at the State Veterans Home in Collins. The non-profit Veterans Outreach treated the veterans to their annual Independence Day party, complete with hamburgers and hot dogs. Members of Improve Baptist Church in Columbia also made custom holiday cakes for the event.
COLLINS, MS
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Hattiesburg police arrest burglary suspect

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars tonight in connection to a burglary that happened earlier this month. The Hattiesburg Police arrested 32-year-old Marcus Foster on Wednesday, June 29, on one count of residential burglary. Police said the burglary occurred on June 15 at a Hattiesburg home...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Hattiesburg business owner reacts to downtown vandalism

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are looking for suspects involved in a downtown vandalism spree. On Wednesday, there were several reports of broken car windows around Hattiesburg and broken windows in several downtown area businesses. The Firestone tire shop in the 200 block of Hardy Street has three,...
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Longtime journalist Eddie Robertson retires from WDAM

MOSELLE, Miss. (WDAM) - He’s had about 40 jobs in his lifetime, and for 27 years he’s worked at WDAM7. From an editor in production to a multimedia journalist, Eddie Robertson has worn many hats at the TV station. Sadly, Friday marked his last day with WDAM because Robertson is officially retiring on July 1.
LAUREL, MS
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Laurel Police Dept. continues legacy of the late Chief Stewart

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A Laurel legacy continues with the police department’s annual Fill-A-Truck food drive. Every year the LPD hosts the Fill-a-Truck food drive in front of Walmart on State Route 15. They stand outside, rain or shine, collecting non-perishable food items from shoppers. This tradition started under...
LAUREL, MS
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Overturned vehicle blocked NB I-59 traffic

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, a section of Interstate 59 northbound is back open after a vehicle overturned early Friday morning. Drivers were asked to use caution on I-59 near the 67-mile marker while emergency crews worked to clear the scene. At this time, one...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Hattiesburg man charged in connection to shooting investigation

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - On Friday, the Hattiesburg Police Department charged Jairus McFarland, 21, of Hattiesburg, with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to HPD, McFarland has been charged in connection to the shooting incident that occurred on June 8, 2022, on Eastside Avenue. McFarland has...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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New Miss Mississippi hits ground running with music-driven platform

JACKSON, Miss. — It's been almost a full week since a new Miss Mississippi was crowned, and Emmie Perkins said she's still getting used to her new title. "I think I'm still living in shock, and every single day I wake up and it hits me that this is my new life, this is my new challenge, and I can't wait to hit the ground running," Perkins said.
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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...
MOSELLE, MS

Man wanted for Hattiesburg church burglary

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Hattiesburg police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is wanted in connection to a church burglary. Police said the man broke into a utility trailer at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on West 4th Street on Monday, June 6. Anyone with information about the man can call […]
HATTIESBURG, MS
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