Three arrested in Jones County drug bust
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County narcotics agents arrested three suspects during a drug bust. They executed a search warrant at a home on Magnolia Road in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 22. Agents said they found a substantial amount of illegal narcotics including: Agents said hey also confiscate 15 firearms, including […]
3 people charged after drugs, guns found during Jones Co. drug bust Thursday; $86K in cash seized
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Three people are facing charges after narcotics, guns and a large amount of cash were found during a drug bust in Jones County early Thursday morning. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said narcotics agents, with help from the Patrol Division and SWAT Team, executed a...
MHP: Around 15 vehicles involved in US 84 pileup Wednesday
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released an update on the vehicles that were involved in the multi-vehicle pileup on U.S. Highway 84 Wednesday. According to MHP Troop J Public Affairs Officer, Sgt. Taylor Shows, on Feb. 21, a 2005 Freightliner collided with a 2017 Hyundai Sonata. The Freightliner overturned and lost its load.
Smoke plume leads to a stunning Friday sunset on the Gulf Coast
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Gulf Coast residents were treated Friday evening to an unusual sunset made possible by a fire in Mississippi. At around 2:00 PM Friday, a controlled or prescribed burn was initiated in southern Jones County Mississippi about 15 miles southwest of Laurel. Controlled burns by state forest agencies are common this time of the year. Occasionally, they can impact local air quality.
13 injured in Jones county 20-vehicle pileup
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A Jones County newspaper is reporting a 20-vehicle pileup along a highway. The Laurel Leader-Call reports that 13 people were injured in an early morning pileup along Highway 84. They report that fog played a role in the crash after a log truck flipped...
10 hospitalized after 20-car crash in Jones County
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County deputies said they responded to a massive crash on Highway 84 Wednesday morning. The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 84 West near Barney Drive. Officials said at least 20 vehicles were involved in the crash during the extreme fog. According to authorities, 10 people were transported […]
Nearly two dozen people injured in multi-vehicle crash in Jones County
JONES COUNTY, Miss. — At least 19 people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Jones County. WDAM reported that the wreck was reported at about 6:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 84, near the Ben Pitts Road intersection. The Jones County Sheriff's Department told the Hattiesburg news station that...
JCSD seizes $86K cash, cache of drugs, guns
First, narcotics agents went to a suspect’s residence. Then a couple more suspects came to them. Three people were arrested and a huge cache of deadly drugs, firearms and ammunition were seized along with cash totaling $86,000 after the Jones County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 133 Magnolia Road early Thursday.
20-vehicle pileup on U.S. 84 in Jones County injures 22
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - It’s a scene no one EVER wants to encounter. “We’ve responded to things like this but nothing this bad,” Jones County emergency operations assistant Clarissa McDaniel said. Dense fog caused many drivers to be bumper to bumper around 6;30 a.m. Wednesday along...
19 injured in multi-vehicle crashes involving 18-wheelers, overturned log truck. Heavy fog may have been factor.
Heavy fog may have been a factor in a massive multi-vehicle crash that involved approximately 20 vehicles were involved, including 18-wheelers, and injured 19 people. The crash happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of U.S. 84 and Ben Pitts Road, west of Laurel in Jones County.
Laurel library to transform trolley into bookmobile
LAUREL Miss. (WDAM) - The Laurel-Jones County Library will soon be offering its services on wheels. The library is renovating a 1989 Chance Trolley into a place of learning. The library trolley/bookmobile will have bookshelves, Wi-Fi, printers, laptop stations and more, offering a rainbow of services. Leaders are teaming up...
20 vehicles involved in massive line of crashes on US 84 in Jones Co.
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Around 20 vehicles were involved in a massive multi-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 84 in Jones County Wednesday morning. The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports that nine people were injured and were taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Jones County emergency officials report several others...
20-vehicle pile-up in Mississippi sends 12 to the hospital
Early morning fog on U.S. Route 84 in Jones County, Mississippi, led to a 20-vehicle crash that put 12 people in the hospital and injured nine others.
Multiple crashes on US 84 cause mass casualty event, block all traffic, JCSD says
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Multiple people are injured following a massive multi-vehicle crash in Jones County. The crashes happened around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, along US Hwy 84 West near the Ben Pitts Road intersection. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department reported the incident as a “mass casualty” event with multiple people injured and entrapped.
Semitruck, log truck among 20 vehicles involved in massive highway crash that injured 21
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM/Gray News) – At least 21 people were injured during a massive multi-vehicle crash on a highway in Mississippi Wednesday morning. Officials with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office said around 20 vehicles, including a semitruck and an overturned log truck, were involved. Authorities said 21...