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  • Attorney for fired superintendent speaks out

    Attorney for fired superintendent speaks out

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:45:23 GMT

    This week we told you about the abrupt firing of Canton Superintendent Of Schools Cassandra Williams. The school board terminated her during a special meeting. Now we're learning more about what was behind their decision, from her attorney, John Christopher.

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    This week we told you about the abrupt firing of Canton Superintendent Of Schools Cassandra Williams. The school board terminated her during a special meeting. Now we're learning more about what was behind their decision, from her attorney, John Christopher.

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  • Plane crash near Columbus Air Force Base being investigated by interim safety board

    Plane crash near Columbus Air Force Base being investigated by interim safety board

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:43:45 GMT

    Two Air Force pilots are safe following a plane crash in North Mississippi Wednesday morning. The flight took off from Columbus Air Force Base and crashed around 8:30 a.m. just north of the base perimeter.

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    Two Air Force pilots are safe following a plane crash in North Mississippi Wednesday morning. The flight took off from Columbus Air Force Base and crashed around 8:30 a.m. just north of the base perimeter.

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  • 3-year-old MS girl beats odds, will have life-changing surgery

    3-year-old MS girl beats odds, will have life-changing surgery

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:35:05 GMT
    Zoey (Left), Tishana (Middle), and Quantrel Alford (Right) (Source: WMC Action News 5)Zoey (Left), Tishana (Middle), and Quantrel Alford (Right) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Beating the odds. It's the inspiring story of a 3-year-old Mississippi girl who doctors thought would never survive an awful diagnosis. 

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    Beating the odds. It's the inspiring story of a 3-year-old Mississippi girl who doctors thought would never survive an awful diagnosis. 

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  • Former Southaven mayor takes new job to boost tourism in Sardis

    Former Southaven mayor takes new job to boost tourism in Sardis

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:18:45 GMT
    Greg Davis (Source: WMC Action News 5)Greg Davis (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A familiar name in Southaven has a new job in a different part of North Mississippi. 

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    A familiar name in Southaven has a new job in a different part of North Mississippi. 

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  • Night of Hope: Suicide prevention forum held at Temple Baptist Church

    Night of Hope: Suicide prevention forum held at Temple Baptist Church

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:18:03 GMT
    WDAM cameras were inside the church for a public forum on suicide to encourage parents, teens and leaders in the community to stop the problem plaguing so many teens. (Photo source: WDAM)WDAM cameras were inside the church for a public forum on suicide to encourage parents, teens and leaders in the community to stop the problem plaguing so many teens. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hope is the message spread throughout Oak Grove and beyond the walls of Temple Baptist Church. Wednesday, WDAM cameras were inside the church for a forum on suicide was publicly spoken about to encourage parents, teens and leaders in the community to stop the problem plaguing so many teens. Julianna Fitton said, "That one split second that you are ending your life, there is a destructive path left behind." A living nightmare for parent Julianna Fitton. November 2016, her t...

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    Hope is the message spread throughout Oak Grove and beyond the walls of Temple Baptist Church. Wednesday, WDAM cameras were inside the church for a forum on suicide was publicly spoken about to encourage parents, teens and leaders in the community to stop the problem plaguing so many teens. Julianna Fitton said, "That one split second that you are ending your life, there is a destructive path left behind." A living nightmare for parent Julianna Fitton. November 2016, her t...

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  • Community hosts home dedication for two tornado victims

    Community hosts home dedication for two tornado victims

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:10:00 GMT
    The 17th homeowner moved into their house following the 2017 tornado that destroyed her home. (Photo Source: WDAM)The 17th homeowner moved into their house following the 2017 tornado that destroyed her home. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    The 17th homeowner moved into their house following the 2017 tornado that destroyed her home. (Photo Source: WDAM)The 17th homeowner moved into their house following the 2017 tornado that destroyed her home. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    Two more victims of the 2017 tornado that touched down in the Pine Belt destroying homes and killing four, moved back into their home on Wednesday. R3SM, the Mennonite Disaster Service and the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation hosted a joint home dedication for Shirley Chatman and Lynn Chapman. “It's great to have a community that works with us here in Hattiesburg,” said Lynn Chapman. “I have so many people that I (have) met and they will always be a part of me...More >>
    Two more victims of the 2017 tornado that touched down in the Pine Belt destroying homes and killing four, moved back into their home on Wednesday. R3SM, the Mennonite Disaster Service and the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation hosted a joint home dedication for Shirley Chatman and Lynn Chapman. “It's great to have a community that works with us here in Hattiesburg,” said Lynn Chapman. “I have so many people that I (have) met and they will always be a part of me...More >>
  • 3 charged in connection to body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    3 charged in connection to body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:03:06 GMT

    Three suspects have been charged in connection with a body found stuffed inside a chest freezer Tuesday in Lamar County.

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    Three suspects have been charged in connection with a body found stuffed inside a chest freezer Tuesday in Lamar County.

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  • 93-year-old veteran to say pledge at Sounds by the Sea

    93-year-old veteran to say pledge at Sounds by the Sea

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:38:11 GMT
    David Potts is one of the last remaining members from a special unit called the Montford Point Marines, an all-black Marine Corps unit that served in World War II. (Photo Source: WLOX)David Potts is one of the last remaining members from a special unit called the Montford Point Marines, an all-black Marine Corps unit that served in World War II. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    David Potts is one of the last remaining members from a special unit called the Montford Point Marines, an all-black Marine Corps unit that served in World War II.  He will say the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the Sounds by the Sea concert.David Potts is one of the last remaining members from a special unit called the Montford Point Marines, an all-black Marine Corps unit that served in World War II. He will say the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the Sounds by the Sea concert.

    On Saturday, 93-year-old veteran David Potts will say the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremony for the Sounds by the Sea Concert Saturday in Gulfport. 

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    On Saturday, 93-year-old veteran David Potts will say the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremony for the Sounds by the Sea Concert Saturday in Gulfport. 

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  • Pedestrian struck by truck on Highway 90

    Pedestrian struck by truck on Highway 90

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:29:23 GMT
    A pedestrian was hit by a truck while attempting to cross the road near Highway 90, police say. (Photo source: File)A pedestrian was hit by a truck while attempting to cross the road near Highway 90, police say. (Photo source: File)

    A person was hospitalized after being struck by a car near Highway 90. 

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    A person was hospitalized after being struck by a car near Highway 90. 

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  • Gulfport High student to represent MS Gulf Coast in Iceland

    Gulfport High student to represent MS Gulf Coast in Iceland

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:52:04 GMT
    Antonio Green prepares for week long trip to Iceland to study environment. (Photo Source: WLOX)Antonio Green prepares for week long trip to Iceland to study environment. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    From Gulfport, to Reykjavik. Gulfport Junior Antonio Green is set to take the trip of a lifetime, all thanks to the NAACP. 

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    From Gulfport, to Reykjavik. Gulfport Junior Antonio Green is set to take the trip of a lifetime, all thanks to the NAACP. 

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:38:26 GMT
    Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

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    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

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  • City of Gulfport prepares for heavy rainfall

    City of Gulfport prepares for heavy rainfall

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:26:48 GMT
    The city has also set up self-serve sandbag stations at several locations. (Photo source: WLOX)The city has also set up self-serve sandbag stations at several locations. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The city has also set up self-serve sandbag stations at several locations. (Photo source: WLOX)The city has also set up self-serve sandbag stations at several locations. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The City of Gulfport is taking no chances with the predicted heavy rains this weekend. In fact, they've already set up several areas where residents can fill sandbags. 

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    The City of Gulfport is taking no chances with the predicted heavy rains this weekend. In fact, they've already set up several areas where residents can fill sandbags. 

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  • Mom charged after newborn tests positive for drugs

    Mom charged after newborn tests positive for drugs

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:09:13 GMT
    Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with child abuse. (Photo source: Jones Co. Jail)Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with child abuse. (Photo source: Jones Co. Jail)
    Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday after investigators confirmed her newborn had tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release (Photo source: Jones Co. Jail)Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday after investigators confirmed her newborn had tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release (Photo source: Jones Co. Jail)

    Jones County investigators charged a mother with child abuse Tuesday after a local hospital reported her baby tested positive for drugs.  Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday after investigators confirmed her newborn had tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release.  Child Protective Services received the tip from a hospital around April 18, according to the...

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    Jones County investigators charged a mother with child abuse Tuesday after a local hospital reported her baby tested positive for drugs.  Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday after investigators confirmed her newborn had tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release.  Child Protective Services received the tip from a hospital around April 18, according to the...

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  • JATRAN adding new vehicles to its fleet

    JATRAN adding new vehicles to its fleet

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:00:24 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Good news for handicapped and elderly residents... For a while now, bus riders have been wondering when JATRAN will get new, ADA compliant buses.  The city has been given the go-ahead to purchase 8 new vehicles to be added to the JATRAN fleet.

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    Good news for handicapped and elderly residents... For a while now, bus riders have been wondering when JATRAN will get new, ADA compliant buses.  The city has been given the go-ahead to purchase 8 new vehicles to be added to the JATRAN fleet.

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  • George Co. man charged for alleged role in dog fighting ring

    George Co. man charged for alleged role in dog fighting ring

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:40:37 GMT
    Kofe Benard Riley, 38, arrested for his alleged roel in a dog fighting ring in George County. (Photo Source: WLOX)Kofe Benard Riley, 38, arrested for his alleged roel in a dog fighting ring in George County. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    An alleged dog fighting ring in George County was broken up today, according to the George County Sheriff's Office. 

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    An alleged dog fighting ring in George County was broken up today, according to the George County Sheriff's Office. 

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  • Leake Co. man arrested after moonshine bust

    Leake Co. man arrested after moonshine bust

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:15:13 GMT
    Leake County man busted for moonshine gin; Source: WLBTLeake County man busted for moonshine gin; Source: WLBT

    A Leake County man was arrested on Tuesday after a moonshine still was found at his home. ABC agents and the Leake County Sheriff's Department responded to the home. 

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    A Leake County man was arrested on Tuesday after a moonshine still was found at his home. ABC agents and the Leake County Sheriff's Department responded to the home. 

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  • Waynesboro constructing new sportsplex

    Waynesboro constructing new sportsplex

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:28:26 GMT
    The first phase of construction of a new Sportplex in Waynesboro includes two soccer/pee wee football fields and an access road from Highway 184. Photo credit WDAM.The first phase of construction of a new Sportplex in Waynesboro includes two soccer/pee wee football fields and an access road from Highway 184. Photo credit WDAM.
    The first phase of construction of a new Sportplex in Waynesboro includes two soccer/pee wee football fields and an access road from Highway 184. Photo credit WDAM.The first phase of construction of a new Sportplex in Waynesboro includes two soccer/pee wee football fields and an access road from Highway 184. Photo credit WDAM.

    Construction is underway in Waynesboro on a new Sportsplex. It is located on Highway 184 near Wayne County High School. Phase One will include two fields for soccer and pee wee football. 

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    Construction is underway in Waynesboro on a new Sportsplex. It is located on Highway 184 near Wayne County High School. Phase One will include two fields for soccer and pee wee football. 

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  • Police: Man, woman passed out in vehicle with kids, drugs inside

    Police: Man, woman passed out in vehicle with kids, drugs inside

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:24:32 GMT

    Two adults are facing charges after police said they were found passed out in a vehicle with three young children and an assortment of illegal drugs.

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    Two adults are facing charges after police said they were found passed out in a vehicle with three young children and an assortment of illegal drugs.

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  • Revitalization work on Courthouse Rd passes halfway point

    Revitalization work on Courthouse Rd passes halfway point

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:19:46 GMT
    Work on Courthouse Rd expected to finish in October. (Photo source: WLOX)Work on Courthouse Rd expected to finish in October. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Work on Courthouse Rd expected to finish in OctoberWork on Courthouse Rd expected to finish in October

    It’s been nearly a year into improvement work on Courthouse Road in Gulfport. While construction is still evident, work is progressing. Business owners in the area believe while it's a nuisance, it's unavoidable.

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    It’s been nearly a year into improvement work on Courthouse Road in Gulfport. While construction is still evident, work is progressing. Business owners in the area believe while it's a nuisance, it's unavoidable.

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  • Change of command at Seabee Base

    Change of command at Seabee Base

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:12:43 GMT
    He says character and competency are two mainstays to his command philosophy. (Photo source: WLOX)He says character and competency are two mainstays to his command philosophy. (Photo source: WLOX)
    He says character and competency are two mainstays to his command philosophy. (Photo source: WLOX)He says character and competency are two mainstays to his command philosophy. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Wednesday morning, the 10,000 or so at the Naval Construction Training Center witnessed a change of command as outgoing Seabee commander Anna Franco transferred the flag to incoming Commander Russell Bates.

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    Wednesday morning, the 10,000 or so at the Naval Construction Training Center witnessed a change of command as outgoing Seabee commander Anna Franco transferred the flag to incoming Commander Russell Bates.

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  • Military plane crashes in field in Mississippi; pilots safe

    Military plane crashes in field in Mississippi; pilots safe

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:03:06 GMT
    A T-38C Talon taking off (Source: US Air Force)A T-38C Talon taking off (Source: US Air Force)

    A military plane crashed near Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, according to WTVA.

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    A military plane crashed near Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, according to WTVA.

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  • Police: two men arrested for assaulting a Gulfport police officer

    Police: two men arrested for assaulting a Gulfport police officer

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:01:36 GMT
    Police say officers struggled with Robinson and Holmes until they were secured and arrested. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)Police say officers struggled with Robinson and Holmes until they were secured and arrested. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)

    Gulfport police arrested two men after police say they assaulted one of their officers Wednesday. 

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    Gulfport police arrested two men after police say they assaulted one of their officers Wednesday. 

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  • Woman charged after police chase ends in Hattiesburg

    Woman charged after police chase ends in Hattiesburg

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:41:03 GMT
    According to Moore, the chase ended at the Dollar General store when the suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store. (Photo source: WDAM)According to Moore, the chase ended at the Dollar General store when the suspect stopped, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A chase involving a stolen vehicle out of Leakesville ended in Hattiesburg at the Dollar General on Highway 49 near Rawls Springs.

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    A chase involving a stolen vehicle out of Leakesville ended in Hattiesburg at the Dollar General on Highway 49 near Rawls Springs.

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  • NO. 3 FAU outlasts No. 6 FIU, 7-4, at C-USA tourney

    NO. 3 FAU outlasts No. 6 FIU, 7-4, at C-USA tourney

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:39:43 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    David Miranda’s bases-clearing hit in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and gave third-seeded Florida Atlantic University a 7-4 victory over sixth-seeded Florida International University in a twice-delayed opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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    David Miranda’s bases-clearing hit in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and gave third-seeded Florida Atlantic University a 7-4 victory over sixth-seeded Florida International University in a twice-delayed opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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  • Hattiesburg voters approve bond renewal for HPSD

    Hattiesburg voters approve bond renewal for HPSD

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:13:11 GMT
    City officials are asking Hattiesburg residents to approve a bond renewal to improve aging school facilities. (Photo source: WDAM)City officials are asking Hattiesburg residents to approve a bond renewal to improve aging school facilities. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Tuesday is a big day for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls bright and early to vote in a special election to approve or reject a bond renewal.

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    Tuesday is a big day for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls bright and early to vote in a special election to approve or reject a bond renewal.

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  • Long Beach residents to vote on $20 million bond issue for new high school

    Long Beach residents to vote on $20 million bond issue for new high school

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:09:15 GMT
    In the statement, the Long Beach School District addressed the need for enhanced security due to the school being built in the 1950’s. (Photo source: Facebook)In the statement, the Long Beach School District addressed the need for enhanced security due to the school being built in the 1950’s. (Photo source: Facebook)

    Soon, Long Beach residents will vote on a $20 million bond issue the school board approved. 

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    Soon, Long Beach residents will vote on a $20 million bond issue the school board approved. 

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  • Man shot to death inside car at Jackson apartments identified

    Man shot to death inside car at Jackson apartments identified

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:33:23 GMT
    Man shot to death inside car; Source: WLBTMan shot to death inside car; Source: WLBT

    Jackson Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at an unnamed apartment complex in the 700 block of Silas Brown Street.  

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    Jackson Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at an unnamed apartment complex in the 700 block of Silas Brown Street.  

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  • Driver of dump truck dies after truck crashes into home

    Driver of dump truck dies after truck crashes into home

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:15:51 GMT
    Dump truck driver dies after crash; Source: WTOK-TVDump truck driver dies after crash; Source: WTOK-TV

    Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says the driver of a dump truck has died after it crashed into a home in Suqualena. The accident happened around 11:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 494 near Suqualena Drive. 

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    Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says the driver of a dump truck has died after it crashed into a home in Suqualena. The accident happened around 11:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 494 near Suqualena Drive. 

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  • Clarksdale family nurse practitioner arrested in federal drug investigation

    Clarksdale family nurse practitioner arrested in federal drug investigation

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:14:15 GMT
    Clarksdale nurse arrested for federal drug investigation; Source: MBNClarksdale nurse arrested for federal drug investigation; Source: MBN

    A Clarksdale family nurse practitioner has been arrested in an ongoing state and federal drug investigation. 

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    A Clarksdale family nurse practitioner has been arrested in an ongoing state and federal drug investigation. 

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  • KSLA Investigates: Could getting your nails done at a salon be putting your health at risk?

    KSLA Investigates: Could getting your nails done at a salon be putting your health at risk?

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:12:06 GMT

    Getting your nails done is considered a treat for many women, but could the appeal of being pampered be putting your health at risk? KSLA Investigates looks at the inspection reports. Here's what they say.

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    Getting your nails done is considered a treat for many women, but could the appeal of being pampered be putting your health at risk? KSLA Investigates looks at the inspection reports. Here's what they say.

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  • Elderly woman not wearing seat belt dead after serious wreck on Siegen Lane

    Elderly woman not wearing seat belt dead after serious wreck on Siegen Lane

    Officials respond to serious wreck on Siegen Lane (Source: WAFB)Officials respond to serious wreck on Siegen Lane (Source: WAFB)

    Emergency officials responded to a fatal wreck on Siegen Lane Wednesday night, where multiple people were injured and one was killed.

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    Emergency officials responded to a fatal wreck on Siegen Lane Wednesday night, where multiple people were injured and one was killed.

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  • New Jeff Davis jail expected to open in July

    New Jeff Davis jail expected to open in July

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:19:22 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    The new Jeff Davis jail has been a project years in the making. After breaking ground nearly two years ago it's almost ready to open.  The $10 million jail in Jeff Davis Parish is close to completion.  "We're going to be going from 64 beds to almost 200 so it's two thirds larger," said Chief Deputy Chris Ivey.  The new facility has been talked about for years. The parish's current jail in Jennings was built in the 1960's, that faces constant ...More >>
    The new Jeff Davis jail has been a project years in the making. After breaking ground nearly two years ago it's almost ready to open.  The $10 million jail in Jeff Davis Parish is close to completion.  "We're going to be going from 64 beds to almost 200 so it's two thirds larger," said Chief Deputy Chris Ivey.  The new facility has been talked about for years. The parish's current jail in Jennings was built in the 1960's, that faces constant ...More >>
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  • Man arrested in aggravated assault case

    Man arrested in aggravated assault case

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:38:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:03:36 GMT
    Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)
    Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)

    A St. Francis County man is scheduled to appear in a Jonesboro courthouse in June after he was arrested on suspicion of throwing bricks at a woman earlier this year, Jonesboro police said Wednesday. 

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    A St. Francis County man is scheduled to appear in a Jonesboro courthouse in June after he was arrested on suspicion of throwing bricks at a woman earlier this year, Jonesboro police said Wednesday. 

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  • Trumann to offer free breakfast, lunch to students

    Trumann to offer free breakfast, lunch to students

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:49:14 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:50:11 GMT
    Students at the Trumann School District will be receiving free breakfast and lunch, starting with the 2018-19 school year. (Source: KAIT-TV)Students at the Trumann School District will be receiving free breakfast and lunch, starting with the 2018-19 school year. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Students at the Trumann School District will be receiving free breakfast and lunch, starting with the 2018-19 school year. (Source: KAIT-TV)Students at the Trumann School District will be receiving free breakfast and lunch, starting with the 2018-19 school year. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    The students at one area school will be receiving free breakfast and lunch, starting with the 2018-19 school year. 

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    The students at one area school will be receiving free breakfast and lunch, starting with the 2018-19 school year. 

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  • Road construction to start in Newport area

    Road construction to start in Newport area

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:06:01 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:48:19 GMT
    (Source: ARDOT via Twitter)(Source: ARDOT via Twitter)
    (Source: ARDOT via Twitter)(Source: ARDOT via Twitter)

    A project to repave several roads and highways in and around the Newport area will have work crews busy for some time, with officials hopeful that the construction will help create a better roadway in the area. 

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    A project to repave several roads and highways in and around the Newport area will have work crews busy for some time, with officials hopeful that the construction will help create a better roadway in the area. 

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