Tragic End: The Case of Rasheem Carter in Mississippi who was last heard from on October 2, 2022Anthony's CornerNewsBreak Contributor
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Officer Involved Shooting in LaurelMississippi News GroupNewsBreak Contributor
Petal Police Department Distributes Gifts from Anonymous Donor
In an unexpected twist, Petal Police Department surprises residents with early Christmas gifts instead of traffic tickets, thanks to an anonymous donor's $250 contribution. This heartwarming act of kindness leaves recipients shocked and grateful, marking a first in the department's 24-year history.
Multiple shots fired into Jones County apartment building
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Authorities in Jones County are searching for the suspect who fired multiple shots into an occupied apartment building. The Laurel Leader Call reported the incident happened at Lone Oak Apartments in the Hoy community. Authorities said the incident happened on Monday, November 20 around 10:30 p.m. Jones County investigators believe […]
MS hattiesburg's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of hattiesburg..
Laurel homicide suspect captured in Moselle
LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – A Laurel homicide suspect has been captured. The Laurel Leader Call reported Douglas Haynes, 36, was arrested on Friday, November 24 in Moselle. Haynes was wanted for the shooting death of 32-year-old Jeremy Jones. The incident happened on September 20 at South Park Village Apartments. Haynes was charged with murder and felony possession […]
Spreading Holiday Cheer through 'Adopt a Petal Child for Christmas' Program
• The ‘Adopt a Petal Child for Christmas’ program in Petal, Mississippi is spreading holiday cheer by allowing people to adopt a child for Christmas. • The program was started four years ago by Petal resident Heather Barnes, who wanted to ensure that children in her community have a joyful holiday season.
Mississippi High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Perry County Today - November 28
High school basketball action in Perry County, Mississippi is happening today, and info on these games is available in this article, if you're looking for how to watch them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!
Serengeti Springs season passes sale extended
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The Black Friday season pass sale for Serengeti Springs has been extended for a limited time. Serengeti Springs is expected to open in Spring 2024 at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Customers have three more days to save more than 50% and get a season pass for just $60. Serengeti Springs at the […]
Shooting Investigation Underway in Jones County's Hoy Community
Investigation underway in Jones County following a shooting incident at Lone Oak Apartments. With 17 9mm shell casings found and no injuries reported, authorities believe it may be linked to ongoing city shootings. Information from the public is sought to aid the investigation.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 BBQ Spots in Hattiesburg You Must Try
This article presents three exceptional barbecue spots in Hattiesburg. Have you had the chance to try any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Looking for Christmas light displays in the Hattiesburg area? We've got you covered
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Hattiesburg area, with trees, lights and holiday decorations going up around town. In addition to the many events going on during the season, take some time to enjoy evenings with your family and friends by taking in these local holiday light displays.
Fatal Head-On Collision in Jones County Leaves One Dead, Several Injured
• One person died and six others were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Jones County, Mississippi. • The deceased was a woman in her 30s from Laurel, but her name has not been released.
Hattiesburg woman accused of shooting into vehicle
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Hattiesburg police arrested a woman after she allegedly fired shots into another woman’s vehicle. The incident happened at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 in the 1000 block of John Street. When officers arrived, they were informed that a fight occurred between two women. One of them pulled a gun and […]
Hattiesburg roundabout closed Tuesday
Work crews will shut down the roundabout at 5 a.m. The installation is expected to be complete by the close of the business day, and the roundabout will be re-opened at that time.
Hardy Street roundabout to closure Tuesday for Christmas tree installation
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - It will be beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hattiesburg tomorrow after a Christmas tree has been installed in the downtown roundabout on Hardy Street. The City of Hattiesburg said work crews will be assembled to install the tree during the early hours on...
Sunny and cool tomorrow, but rain will return by the end of the week
Good evening, everyone. This evening will be partly cloudy and cool as temperatures fall into the mid 40s. Overnight lows will bottom out into the mid 30s. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs topping out into the upper 50s. Wednesday will be mostly sunny as highs top out into...
Weekly Safety Report: Meth Arrest and Fire Incident Impact Jones County, Mississippi
This week in Jones County, Mississippi, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a traffic stop in Ellisville, resulting in the arrest of two individuals for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Additionally, they were charged with child endangerment as a 15-year-old girl was present in the vehicle. The second incident took place in Laurel, where a home and a car in the carport were destroyed by a fire. Fire departments responded to the scene, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Hattiesburg Mayor selected for National League of Cities 2024 Presidential Election Task Force
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker has been selected for the National League of Cities 2024 Presidential Election Task Force. The task force is made up of 17 city leaders from throughout the country. The group is nonpartisan and advocates on behalf of local municipalities to presidential candidates.
Southern Miss football to name new offensive coordinator for 2024; OLB coach fired
HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss football is continuing to adjust its coaching staff. Coach Will Hall revealed in his weekly Monday appearance on "Super Talk Eagle Hour" that there will be a new offensive coordinator for the 2024 season. “Yes,” Hall said when asked if there will be a new...
Cities with the most expensive homes in the Hattiesburg metro area
Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments there is. More than a place to live, homeownership is an asset with the potential to tremendously rise in value. But with home prices reaching record heights, affordability plays a huge role for buyers. The typical home value in the United States was $347,972 in […]
USM Children’s Center Honored with 2023 Torchbearer Award for Outstanding Service to Disabled Citizens
The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) received the 2023 Torchbearer Award from the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities. The yearly award acknowledges those who have positively impacted the lives of people with disabilities. Jayne Buttross, a former employee of the Center, presented the award to the Center's Director, Sarah Myers.