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Hattiesburg police on lookout for identity thief

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - An active warrant has been issued for a 36-year-old Hattiesburg woman charged with one count of identity theft. Candy McLaurin is believed by the Hattiesburg Police Department to have used another individual’s identity to obtain a loan and credit card. HPD is asking that anyone...
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2 men arrested on separate drug charges in Laurel

LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel police arrested two suspects in separate drug cases. On May 11, police executed a search warrant on Jefferson Street. Officers said they seized 39.5 grams of methamphetamine, two sets of digital scales, a Hi-point 40 caliber semiautomatic pistol, a Maverick 12-gauge shotgun and a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber semiautomatic […]
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Judge denies bond for Jones Co. murder suspect

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Jones County murder suspect who was captured early Tuesday morning, made his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Marty Breazeale, 48, of Laurel, appeared before Judge Sonny Saul and was denied bond. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s...
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Face masks required at South Central Regional Medical Center

LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Leaders with the South Central Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) will require all who enter the hospital to wear a face mask effective May 18, 2022. According to officials, masks must be worn at all times in the presence of patients and in common/public areas of healthcare facilities. Masks must cover the […]
LAUREL, MS

Traffic signals to be installed on U.S. 11 in Forrest County

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will install three new traffic signals on U.S. Highway 11 in Forrest County, beginning Thursday, May 19. As part of a $11 million project that also includes mill and overlay work on Interstate 59, the new signals will be placed in flash mode for a […]
FORREST COUNTY, MS

Hattiesburg police warn neighbors about phone scam

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Hattiesburg police warned neighbors about an ongoing scam that’s attempting to solicit funds. The scammers tell the victims that they have unpaid fines or a failure to appear warrant, and they will be arrested. The scammers are posing as members of the Hattiesburg Police Department, using names of some actual officers. […]
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Tacos & Tequila event set for June 11 at Hattiesburg Zoo

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Hattiesburg Zoo’s annual Tacos & Tequila party will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. “We are shaking things up a bit this year with new games and entertainment,” said Demetric Kelly, Director of Zoo Business Operations and Guest Services. “We are also lowering our […]
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Visit Hattiesburg for world-class roses and fried chicken

Headed south for a long Memorial Day weekend at the beach? Take the Hattiesburg exit and drop in the bustling city of Hattiesburg to stretch your legs, enjoy a delicious meal and take incredible selfies in a wonderland of beautiful roses. Slightly twisting Shakespeare’s words, a rose by any other...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Odom signs with EMCC softball

Laurel High School softball standout Kelsey Odom signed a letter of intent with East Mississippi Community College. Odom plans to major in Nursing. Kelsey is a Superintendent's List Scholar and a part of HOSA and FCA. She also plays volleyball, soccer and is a cheerleader. She was named NCAA All American Cheerleader. In addition, she is part of Laurel High School's Student Council.
LAUREL, MS
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Retired Circuit Judge Jack B. Weldy passes away at 87

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) -Former Circuit Judge and Supreme Court Magistrate Jack B. Weldy, of Hattiesburg, died on May 10 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. He was 87. According to his obituary, a memorial service will be held on Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in...
HATTIESBURG, MS
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USM Theatre Students Earn Distinguished Lessac Practitioner Status, Awards

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Lessac Kinesensic training program, a rigorous one-year Lessac voice and training curriculum offered by Theatre’s Master of Fine Arts in Performance degree, has announced its newest Lessac Voice and Body Practitioners. The group includes seven student practitioners who have completed the rigorous requirements to earn the distinguished designation.
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Red Devils roll on to 2A State Championship

STRINGER, Miss. (WDAM) - Stringer’s arrival to Class 2A this season has been loud. Jackson Parker turned up the decibels even more in Tuesday’s South State series-clinching win over Pisgah. The Mississippi State commit launched a two-run homer to walk off the Dragons 5-3 and send the Red...
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Kelli Ruth named new Petal Primary assistant principal

PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) – After decades teaching in the classrooms of Lamar County, Kellie Ruth will be returning home later this summer. Ruth, a Petal High School graduate, was approved as assistant principal of Petal Primary School Tuesday by the Petal School District Board of Trustees, effective July 1`.
PETAL, MS
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Lady Rockets going after ninth straight championship

The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets will be playing for their ninth straight Class 5A Fast-pitch state championship and the 11th in school history this week when they take on East Central at the University of Southern Mississippi softball field in Hattiesburg. This a rematch of last year’s state championship matchup....
HATTIESBURG, MS
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Petal graduate named U.S. Presidential Scholar

PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - Ritchie Yang is now a graduate of Petal High School. “Petal has been a place I have been able to call home,” Yang said. Along with the achievement of getting his diploma, Yang has a list of other honors including Star Student of Petal. He explained what that means.
PETAL, MS
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Jeronimo signs with MGCCC soccer

Laurel High School Girls soccer standout Michelle Jeronimo signed a letter of intent with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She plans to major in Dental Hygiene. Jeronimo is a Superintendent's List Scholar and a part of the Key Club. Michelle was named 1st Team All-District in 2019, 2020, 2021, and...
LAUREL, MS
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Scott Berry recaps USM’s weekend, looks ahead

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Southern Miss head baseball coach Scott Berry discusses USM’s series win over UTSA, how the Golden Eagles are growing through adversity and the chemistry Reece Ewing brings back to the lineup in his return. Want more WDAM 7 news in your inbox? Click here to...
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Covington County graduates 6 from new lineman program

COLLINS, Miss. (WDAM) - The first students in a brand new lineman program in the Covington County School District have received their graduation certificates. Six high school seniors got those certificates at the Career and Technical Education Center in Collins Tuesday night. “They have enough knowledge now that they could...

Hattiesburg police release first quarter crime stats

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Hattiesburg Police Department released the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2022. The department projected their low crime rate to continue following a first quarter. Leaders said violent crimes have decreased from 41 in the first quarter of 2021 to 23 in 2022. While violent crime is down, auto […]
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