Two injured in crash on Highway 84 in Jones County
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Two people were injured after a crash in Jones County on Friday, December 8. The crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on Highway 84 West near Dale Keyes Road. When firefighters arrived at the location, officials said they found two vehicles involved in the crash. One vehicle had overturned. One of […]
HPD Probes Shooting Incident in Hattiesburg, Multiple People Wounded
Three individuals were wounded, two critically, in a Saturday night shooting off U.S. 49 in Hattiesburg. The incident, which occurred in an alley between businesses, is under investigation by the Hattiesburg Police Department. Anyone with information is urged to contact local authorities or Metro Crime Stoppers.
Moselle church gifts hundreds of families in time for Christmas
MOSELLE, Miss. (WDAM) - Last year, Shady Grove Baptist Church helped nearly 500 people at its “Holly Jolly Christmas Giveaway.”. During this year’s event, 125 bicycles and 75 Chromebooks were given out to local families, as well as gift cards, food and other items. The event was sponsored...
Jones County 5-year-old and his pet dog found safe
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A missing 5-year old boy and his dog were located safe in western Jones County following a large-scale search by emergency services personnel, family and friends Saturday afternoon. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said Silas Nichols and his dog, Kubota, went missing at 2:19 p.m....
FCSO Brightens Christmas for Local Families with Annual ‘Shop With The Sheriff’ Event
The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department brightened Christmas for 18 families and 50 children during their 4th annual 'Shop With The Sheriff' event. Families were accompanied by FCSO staff at a local Walmart to pick up toys, Christmas supplies and other essentials, with additional gifts donated by local businesses.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting Arrest, Tragic Hunting Accident, Active Warrant, and Abuse Charge Impact Hattiesburg
This week in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a shooting arrest, a tragic hunting accident resulting in the death of a young boy, an active arrest warrant for a shooting suspect, and a man charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult in Jones County.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in hattiesburg, MS
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around hattiesburg..
Teenager Succumbs to Injuries in Jones County Shooting, Suspect in Custody
Tragic news from Jones County as a 15-year-old boy succumbs to injuries from a shooting incident in the Hoy community. The suspect is currently in custody, with charges yet to be disclosed. Stay tuned for updates on this ongoing investigation.
Laurel bridge closed for emergency repairs
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County EOC officials announced a bridge closure in Laurel. Officials said beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, West Drive will be closed to thru traffic at the bridge just north of Meadowbrook Drive. The bridge will be closed for emergency repair until further notice.
Hattiesburg's 'Dolls for Daughters' Event Promotes Cultural Awareness and Unity Among Young Girls
Experience the magic as hundreds of young girls receive the 'princess treatment' at the annual 'Dolls for Daughters' event in Hattiesburg. Organized by Image for Teens, Inc., the event promotes cultural awareness and unity among children, encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness. Follow their Facebook page for more upcoming events.
'Almost unprecedented': MS county sees 3 accidental shootings with gunshots to the head
A county in South Mississippi has experienced a scenario like it's never seen with three accidental shootings over a period of days and each victim was struck in the head. "That's almost unprecedented in that length of time," said Jones County Sheriff's Department public information officer Lance Chancellor. "In less than four days we've had three accidental shootings."
A Taste of Mexico in Hattiesburg: The 4 Restaurants You Can't Miss
Welcome to this article where we will be exploring four Mexican restaurants nestled in the heart of Hattiesburg. Have you had the chance to savor their offerings yet? If you have, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Gautier woman, 74, graduates from USM with Bachelor of Science degree
GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - One Gautier woman is proving it’s never too late to reach for your dreams. “When I got on campus, I just felt like I belonged there,” said Wilda Marshall. “I would have my tablet out on the desk. I would have my pens, my little box there. And I would be there before anybody else came in the classroom.”
Silver City family loses home to fire after March tornado
Www.wjtv.com – Walt Grayson – 2023-12-10 11:59:24. SUMMARY: After a devastating tornado in Silver City, Mississippi, Kevin Younger's home was first damaged by the tornado but was rebuilt with the help of insurance and national contributions. Just when Younger was settling in, his home was burned down in an arson attack. The rebuilt house did not have insurance, so Younger is now back to square one. A community that had previously helped Younger and others who were affected by the tornado now hopes for a Christmas miracle to help those who are still homeless after the disaster.
11-year-old shot and killed by 12-year-old sister in hunting accident
According to reports, the 11-year-old handed his .22-caliber rifle to his sister while he was kneeling on the ground at their grandmother’s house. The girl pulled the trigger as the boy stood up and the bullet struck him in the head.
1 injured in single-vehicle collision Thursday morning in Jones Co.
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - One person was injured in a single-vehicle collision on Thursday morning in Jones County. Jones County Fire Council Public Information Officer Dana Bumgardner said the Powers Volunteer Fire Department responded to a collision at 143 Lower Myrick Road around 6:45 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found...
Two Wanted For Allegedly Stealing Over $1,000 In Merchandise From Hattiesburg Bath & Body Works
Hattiesburg Police have two active warrants for individuals involved in a recent felony shoplifting investigation. 37-year-old Shelby Leggett, of Hattiesburg, and 24-year-old Jasmine Wheeler, of Petal, have active arrest warrants for felony shoplifting after the two allegedly stole over $1,000 in merchandise from Bath & Body Works on September 4.
One killed in latest Jones County shooting
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that left one dead. JCSD said one individual was shot in Windsor Court in the Hoy community. Jones County Coroner Burl Hall said the person shot was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Mississippi student takes top prize in national competition
Members of the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Professional Sales Program attended the National Sales Challenge (NSC) hosted by William Patterson University of New Jersey – and walked away with several awards. Maggie Gressett, senior marketing major and EAGLE Scholar, took first place in the sales role play competition...
The Hattiesburg Convention Commission Unveiled the Final Installations to its Generations Strong–Inspiring African Americans of Hattiesburg Commemorative Wall
SUMMARY: On December 9th, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission completed the Generations Strong Commemorative Wall at the Historic Eureka School by unveiling the final two panels featuring nine influential African Americans from Hattiesburg. The 375-foot wall, which was first revealed to the public on February 23rd, 2023, now celebrates over 170 individuals or families who have made a significant impact. The project, which began in 2019, was supported by the community and an advisory committee that devoted time to research and selection. The wall, viewable day and night, features QR codes linking to biographies of those honored.