Hattiesburg man wins $1.5 million jackpot
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A Hattiesburg man won a $1.5 million jackpot at a Mississippi casino. Officials with Bok Homa Casino said Lawrence E. won the jackpot while playing the Monopoly Money slot machine on Wednesday, June 7. “Congratulations to Lawrence E. on his big win!” the casino said in a statement.
Man killed while trying to steal car in Mississippi city
A Mississippi police department has reported a man was shot and killed while allegedly attempting to steal a car. The Hattiesburg Police Department released a statement that the department responded to a shooting in the 800 Block of North 28th Avenue Thursday about 3:30 a.m. “When officers arrived, they found...
Interrogation video allowed in 2019 Jones Co. capital murder case
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Videoed interviews were seen Wednesday by a District Eighth Circuit Court jury in the murder trial of Brandon Lee Gardner and Brooke Taylor Stringer. Gardner and Stringer are charged with capital murder in the 2019 death of 6-month-old Roselee Stringer. The alleged incident occurred in Jones...
Hattiesburg police say attempted car robber shot, killed
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Attempted auto burglary early Thursday morning leads to a deadly shooting. HPD said that about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to report of a shooting in the 800 block of North 28th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male with a gunshot wound. HPD...
City of Petal proposes changes to fireworks policy
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - The City of Petal is considering changes to its policies regarding fireworks. An ordinance proposed by Ward 3 Alderman Blake Nobles could limit the use and sale of fireworks to Independence Day and New Year’s Day. “Mostly, it’s just an attempt to give our residents...
This Is the City in Mississippi With the Most People on Food Stamps
The Biden Administration and House Republicans recently reached a bi-partisan deal to raise the debt ceiling. To reach the compromise, and keep the United States from a catastrophic debt default, the White House agreed to a series of spending cuts to social safety net programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps. (Here is a look at the American presidents who added the most to the national debt.)
Restaurants prepare for Super Regional crowd
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Tickets are officially sold out for this weekend’s Hattiesburg Super Regional. That means local restaurants will be packed with fans wanting to catch the game. The Keg & Barrel in Hattiesburg has been preparing for the influx of diners. “We’ll be bringing in tons of...
New gas station coming to Petal
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - Constriction is underway on a new gas station along Mississippi 42 in Petal. The new station is scheduled for construction at the intersection of Mississippi 42 and Herrington Road. There had been talk of a Bojangles inside the station, but city leaders said those plans fell...
Hattiesburg leaders break ground on Midtown Green
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – A new state-of-the-art park will soon open in Hattiesburg. City leaders broke ground at the site of the upcoming Midtown Green on Thursday. The four-acre park will be located on Crestmont Avenue. The park will feature walking trails, exercise stations and an all-inclusive playground. There will also be a small stage […]
Petal equestrian club is seeking volunteers
PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - A Petal equestrian club is looking for volunteers to fill its saddles. “Worthy Stables” offers six-week sessions, during which child and adult volunteers can assist riders in need of equine therapy. Owner Jesse Mathias said the club’s biggest need is consistent help. “You know,...
Laurel Housing Authority working to bring homeownership information to residents
Are you thinking about homeownership? Need to improve your credit? Need a loan? Or want to start the process of owning your own house? Then, you should attend a Homeowners Event being held later this month. June is National Homeownership Month and the Laurel Housing Authority is partnering with the...
Southern Miss Baseball Looks to Continue Its Story
Southern Miss baseball is set to play Tennessee in the Hattiesburg Super Regional. Sports Zone’s David Edelstein recaps the story of how USM got here and the Golden Eagles’ Road to Omaha.
LPD makes $23K cocaine bust
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department made a cocaine bust worth $23,000 on Friday. LPD Capt. of Investigations Michael Reaves said Anthony Brown was arrested. LPD seized around 232 grams of powder cocaine, which law enforcement believes is uncut and was being prepared to sell. Authorities also seized a firearm and a vehicle.
Tennessee Baseball outfielder drops the quote of the postseason
Tennessee Vols outfielder Griffin Merritt might have dropped the best quote of the postseason this week
Jasper County murder suspect update
Every week starting in June, the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art will have free family art, reading events with the library and drop-in drawings. The Laurel Police Department made a cocaine bust worth $23,000 on Friday. Missing Lamar Co. teen found safe. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. Alyssa Long, the...
Hattiesburg teen competing in USA International Ballet Competition
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg teen will be competing this weekend in the 12th USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson. 16-year-old Alexei Orohovshy will be competing Sunday night. He is believed to be one of the few dancers in Mississippi to have ever competed in this competition. Alexei’s parents,...
Jones County driver injured after crash on Highway 184
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A driver was injured and had to be extracted from a vehicle after a pickup truck crashed in Jones County. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 4 on Highway 184. Officials with the Jones County Fire Council said firefighters found the pickup truck on its side when […]
2016 Chevy Corvette Stolen In Mississippi
A red 2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray was stolen near Ellisville, Mississippi on the night of May 19 and law enforcement is asking for the public’s help finding it. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, the sports car has a Mississippi NASCAR #3 tag P413, although we doubt the thieves have left that on.
‘Summertunes’ returns Friday
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The 15th annual “Summertunes” concert series returns to Hattiesburg Friday. The free, family-friendly evening will take place four times this summer as part of FestivalSouth. Town Square Park will host live music, food and art vendors and kid-friendly activities. This year, Summertunes partnered with...
Hattiesburg police receive mid-year raise after leaders approve
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – On Tuesday, the Hattiesburg City Council approved a budget amendment that will give a mid-year raise to sworn officers with the Hattiesburg Police Department, as well as equipment operators and drivers in the sanitation division of Public Works. The budget amendment package for sworn officers with the Hattiesburg Police Department includes: “Public […]
© 2023 Particle Media.