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Woman’s body found on Lindsey Avenue in Laurel

LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel police are investigating after a woman’s body was found on Wednesday, October 5. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Lindsey Avenue after receiving a report about a deceased person. The coroner estimated that the woman died six months to a year ago. Police said no identity or other information […]
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3 arrested on drug charges in Laurel

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Some 23 grams of methamphetamine were taken off the streets of Laurel earlier this week during a pair of traffic stops and a raid of a residence. During a traffic stop Monday, Officer Tammie Myers discovered about 2.6 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle driven by Jeffery Patterson, 42, Mt. Olive.
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Tornadoes edge Panthers Between the Bricks

Stout defense was on full display last Friday as the Laurel Tornadoes faced the Brookhaven Panthers between the bricks. Both defenses made statements in the opening quarter by forcing several three-and-outs deep into their opponent’s territory. For the Tornadoes, it was senior Linebacker Jeremy Porter who was all over...
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Suspect charged in Tuesday night murder of Waynesboro woman

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (WDAM) - The Waynesboro Police Department issued multiple charges against a suspect in a fatal domestic violence incident that happened Tuesday night. According to lead investigator Lt. Don Hopkins, Chance Fabian Jones is charged with one count of residential burglary, one count of aggravated domestic violence with a firearm, and one count of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Joslin Napier.
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Police investigating Tuesday night death of woman in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (WDAM) - The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a fatal domestic violence incident that happened Tuesday night. According to lead investigator Lt. Don Hopkins, the police department received a call of a domestic violence incident around 10:57 p.m. Officers found an adult woman suffering from a gunshot wound at her home.
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Salvation Army gears up for Angel Tree and Food Box programs

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual Angel Tree program- extending an opportunity on how others can be a blessing this Christmas season. The program helps alleviate some Christmas costs for children and their families. Laurel Salvation Army Commanding Officer Keisha McMullin said the...
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3 parades coming soon to the Hub City

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Mark your calendar. Three parades are coming to the Hub City in the next five weeks. This includes the University of Southern Mississippi Homecoming Parade, the Hattiesburg Halloween Parade and the Veterans Day Parade. Here is some information provided by the City of Hattiesburg about each...
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HPD: Video shows alleged car break-in

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Police Department needs your help locating a man wanted in connection to an ongoing auto burglary investigation. In a video posted by HPD, the man is shown allegedly breaking into a vehicle on North 31st Avenue on Sept. 19. If you can identify the...
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Ian disaster relief drive hosted by Laurel church wraps up Friday

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A Laurel church is winding down efforts to collect relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Ian. The members of Trinity Baptist Church will accept donations of adult hygiene items, baby diapers and wipes, snacks, insect repellent and first aid supplies through Friday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.
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The Loblolly Festival’s Impact on Laurel

The City of Laurel hosted the annual Loblolly Festival on Oct. 1, 2022 in Downtown. This year’s event was expected to be the biggest festival yet, featuring 229 vendors along the streets of Downtown Laurel. There was live music, food, kids activities, chainsaw wood-art demonstrations, among a plethora of other things. While the city gathered for the beloved festival, many wonder how this festival was started and just how impactful it is.
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Corn, Crack, and a Competition

There’s an old saying that goes, “Put your money where your mouth is.” There’s another old saying that reads something like, “His mouth wrote a check that his butt couldn’t cash.” For too many times in my life I’ve opened my mouth when I probably shouldn’t have. Only time will tell if this is one of those moments.
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Sheriff’s department looking for missing man in Jones Co.

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing man. According to JCSD, 62-year-old William Edward Hilton, approximately 6 feet 4 inches in height and approximately 185 pounds in weight, has been reported missing. Hilton was last seen leaving his home at 44...
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Pearl River set for second straight rivalry game

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — From one massive rivalry matchup to the next, the Pearl River football team is set to travel to Ellisville on Saturday to take on Jones College in the 92nd edition of the “Cat Fight”. The Wildcats enter the matchup fresh off an impressive 24-14 victory over archrival Gulf Coast.
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Recruit Class 40 graduates from Hattiesburg Police Academy

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A new group of men and women swore to protect the city of Hattiesburg and its citizens this morning at the Hattiesburg Police Department’s training academy graduation. The seven men and women now wearing the black and blue as part of Recruit Class 40 took...
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Forrest General Hospital names DAISY Award Winner for September

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (October 5, 2022) Mia Richardson RN, BSN, a nurse on 8T at Forrest General Hospital, has been named the September recipient of the DAISY Award. The award, which is presented monthly to a deserving nurse or nurses, exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.-
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Lewis T. "Buster" Ishee

Lewis T. "Buster" Ishee gained his angel wings on October 2, 2022 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Laurel, MS on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the service following at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery on Lower Myrick Road with Bro. Larry Sappington officiating the service. Mr. Ishee is a member of Antioch Methodist Church in Laurel, MS.
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