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      • Mississippi's Catholic bishops voice concern about president's budget cuts

        Mississippi's Catholic bishops voice concern about president's budget cuts

        Friday, May 26 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-26 19:03:27 GMT

        Biloxi's new Catholic bishop is speaking out on President Trump's proposed federal budget that he says "seems to be balanced on the backs of some of our fellow Americans who can least afford it." 

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        Biloxi's new Catholic bishop is speaking out on President Trump's proposed federal budget that he says "seems to be balanced on the backs of some of our fellow Americans who can least afford it." 

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      • Huge spice bust in Ocean Springs an 'international investigation'

        Huge spice bust in Ocean Springs an 'international investigation'

        Friday, May 26 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:38:19 GMT
        The homeowner, Chau Ngoc Duong, 35, was arrested at the residence on Belle Terre Ct. (Photo source: WLOX/MBN)The homeowner, Chau Ngoc Duong, 35, was arrested at the residence on Belle Terre Ct. (Photo source: WLOX/MBN)

        The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has uncovered what it describes as a large spice manufacturing and distribution operation being run out of a home in Ocean Springs. 

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        The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has uncovered what it describes as a large spice manufacturing and distribution operation being run out of a home in Ocean Springs. 

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      • 60 new, high-tech jobs coming to Moss Point

        60 new, high-tech jobs coming to Moss Point

        Friday, May 26 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:37:43 GMT
        Gov. Phil Bryant attended the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation luncheon Friday to announce the new jobs at Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems facility in Moss Point. (Photo source: WLOX)Gov. Phil Bryant attended the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation luncheon Friday to announce the new jobs at Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems facility in Moss Point. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Governor Phil Bryant was in Jackson County Friday to make several big economic announcements. Trent Lott Airport will soon see runway improvements as part of a $7.5 million project. And a $3.7 million investment will create 60 high-tech jobs at Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems facility in Moss Point. 

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        Governor Phil Bryant was in Jackson County Friday to make several big economic announcements. Trent Lott Airport will soon see runway improvements as part of a $7.5 million project. And a $3.7 million investment will create 60 high-tech jobs at Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems facility in Moss Point. 

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      • Salvation Army Hattiesburg offering financial assistance to survivors of January tornado

        Salvation Army Hattiesburg offering financial assistance to survivors of January tornado

        Friday, May 26 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:27:28 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

        The early morning tornado on January 21 left devastation in its wake across many areas of Hattiesburg and the Pine Belt.

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        The early morning tornado on January 21 left devastation in its wake across many areas of Hattiesburg and the Pine Belt.

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      • Charlotte's Laws logs 14 strikeouts in shutout win

        Friday, May 26 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:21:16 GMT
        Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

        The first two times Florida Atlantic University catcher Pedro Pages had stepped into the batter’s box Thursday morning at MGM Park, Florida International University right-hander Nick McDonald had started him off with breaking pitches. 

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        The first two times Florida Atlantic University catcher Pedro Pages had stepped into the batter’s box Thursday morning at MGM Park, Florida International University right-hander Nick McDonald had started him off with breaking pitches. 

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      • Epps again faces judge, this time for 2016 burglary charge

        Friday, May 26 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:23:58 GMT
        Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives
        Friday, Former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps faced a judge again on a house burglary charge from 2016. This comes after, just days before, a judge sentenced Mississippi's former prison boss to nearly two decades behind bars. RELATED: Former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps is sentenced in federal court Epps was seen walking into the Rankin County Courthouse with his lawyer Friday morning, May 26. According to his lawyer, Epps was indicted on one count of house burgl...More >>
        Friday, Former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps faced a judge again on a house burglary charge from 2016. This comes after, just days before, a judge sentenced Mississippi's former prison boss to nearly two decades behind bars. RELATED: Former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps is sentenced in federal court Epps was seen walking into the Rankin County Courthouse with his lawyer Friday morning, May 26. According to his lawyer, Epps was indicted on one count of house burgl...More >>
      • Gang member sentenced to life for Pascagoula murder

        Gang member sentenced to life for Pascagoula murder

        Friday, May 26 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-05-26 15:58:10 GMT
        Antron Marquis McWilliams, 27, pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison on the charge of First Degree Murder. (Photo source: Pascagoula Police Dept.)Antron Marquis McWilliams, 27, pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison on the charge of First Degree Murder. (Photo source: Pascagoula Police Dept.)

        A Moss Point man, who officials say is a member of the Gangster Disciple street gang, will spend the rest of his life in prison for a 2016 murder. 

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        A Moss Point man, who officials say is a member of the Gangster Disciple street gang, will spend the rest of his life in prison for a 2016 murder. 

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      • Long Beach PD searching for robbery suspect

        Long Beach PD searching for robbery suspect

        Friday, May 26 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-05-26 15:13:29 GMT
        Police say the man pictured stands about 5'7", weighs about 140 pounds, and has short black hair.  (Photo source: LBDP)Police say the man pictured stands about 5'7", weighs about 140 pounds, and has short black hair. (Photo source: LBDP)

        Long Beach Police say they need your help finding a man who robbed the Kangaroo gas station on Hwy 90 early Friday morning, around 1:45am. 

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        Long Beach Police say they need your help finding a man who robbed the Kangaroo gas station on Hwy 90 early Friday morning, around 1:45am. 

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      • What's Hot in Hattie for Memorial Day weekend

        Friday, May 26 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:46:36 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

        If you're planning on staying home this Memorial Day weekend, here's what's Hot in Hattie. 

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        If you're planning on staying home this Memorial Day weekend, here's what's Hot in Hattie. 

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      • JCJC’s EMT program earns “Excellence in Action” National Award

        JCJC’s EMT program earns “Excellence in Action” National Award

        Friday, May 26 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:21:22 GMT
        Photo credit: JCJCPhoto credit: JCJC

        Jones County Junior College’s Emergency Medical Technology program recently received the prestigious “Excellence in Action” award, which recognizes the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation by Advance CTE. 

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        Jones County Junior College’s Emergency Medical Technology program recently received the prestigious “Excellence in Action” award, which recognizes the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation by Advance CTE. 

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      • Coast restaurant scene buzzing

        Coast restaurant scene buzzing

        Thursday, May 25 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:05:38 GMT

        Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar is set to open it's doors in the old Ajax location on Highway 90 in Gulfport.

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        Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar is set to open it's doors in the old Ajax location on Highway 90 in Gulfport.

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      • Optimism running high for a good tourism holiday weekend

        Optimism running high for a good tourism holiday weekend

        Thursday, May 25 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:58:37 GMT
        Expectations are running high for the first big summer tourism weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (Photo source: WLOX)Expectations are running high for the first big summer tourism weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Expectations are running high for the first big summer tourism weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The three-day Memorial Day holiday kicks off Friday afternoon.

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        Expectations are running high for the first big summer tourism weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The three-day Memorial Day holiday kicks off Friday afternoon.

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      • 16-year-old pleads guilty in 2014 kidnapping, rape of Jackson woman

        16-year-old pleads guilty in 2014 kidnapping, rape of Jackson woman

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:48 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:48:43 GMT
        Source: Hinds CountySource: Hinds County

        16-year-old Remy Harvey appeared before Hinds County Judge William Gowan on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to armed robbery, armed carjacking, sexual battery, 2 counts of aggravated assault and forcible rape.

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        16-year-old Remy Harvey appeared before Hinds County Judge William Gowan on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to armed robbery, armed carjacking, sexual battery, 2 counts of aggravated assault and forcible rape.

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      • Mississippi Confederate monuments protected by state law

        Mississippi Confederate monuments protected by state law

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:40:23 GMT

        According to Mississippi Law, no statue, monument, memorial, or landmark from any war can be removed from a public property unless it's being moved to another approved location or if it blocks drivers from seeing. 

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        According to Mississippi Law, no statue, monument, memorial, or landmark from any war can be removed from a public property unless it's being moved to another approved location or if it blocks drivers from seeing. 

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      • MDOC searching for state inmate who escaped in Jackson

        MDOC searching for state inmate who escaped in Jackson

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:37:02 GMT
        Source: MDOCSource: MDOC

        The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for a state inmate who escaped in downtown Jackson Thursday. 

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        The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for a state inmate who escaped in downtown Jackson Thursday. 

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      • JSU student remembered by friends and family

        JSU student remembered by friends and family

        JSU student remembered by friends and family

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:36:01 GMT

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        The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still trying to determine what led to a deadly car crash in Clinton that killed two Jackson State University students last week.

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      • MEMA could soon provide a state grant for long term recovery in Holmes and Montgomery counties.

        MEMA could soon provide a state grant for long term recovery in Holmes and Montgomery counties.

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:35 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:35:24 GMT

        Gov. Phil Bryant and MEMA could soon provide a state grant for long-term recovery in Holmes and Montgomery counties. The move comes one day after residents in both storm-ravaged areas were denied FEMA money.  

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        Gov. Phil Bryant and MEMA could soon provide a state grant for long-term recovery in Holmes and Montgomery counties. The move comes one day after residents in both storm-ravaged areas were denied FEMA money.  

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      • Woman faces federal charges when gun goes off, striking a patient

        Woman faces federal charges when gun goes off, striking a patient

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:26 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:26:41 GMT

        University of Mississippi Medical Center Police have arrested a woman and charged her after she dropped her purse drops and the gun inside fired. The bullet struck a patient.

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        University of Mississippi Medical Center Police have arrested a woman and charged her after she dropped her purse drops and the gun inside fired. The bullet struck a patient.

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      • Barefoot duo rob Family Dollar Store in Biloxi

        Barefoot duo rob Family Dollar Store in Biloxi

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:09 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:09:30 GMT

        The Biloxi Police Department is asking for the public's help to figure out who robbed a Family Dollar Store in the Woolmarket area.

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        The Biloxi Police Department is asking for the public's help to figure out who robbed a Family Dollar Store in the Woolmarket area.

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      • Missing 'Lamby' spurs reward offers from across Oxford

        Missing 'Lamby' spurs reward offers from across Oxford

        Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-05-26 10:08:22 GMT
        (Source: Oxford PD)(Source: Oxford PD)

        The City of Oxford is making a hard push to find a little girl’s missing stuffed animal.

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        The City of Oxford is making a hard push to find a little girl’s missing stuffed animal.

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      • Hundreds attend Kingston Frazier's visitation

        Hundreds attend Kingston Frazier's visitation

        Friday, May 26 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:22:16 GMT

        Albermarle Road in Jackson was lined with cars Thursday as people came to pay their respects at Kingston Frazier's visitation.

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        Albermarle Road in Jackson was lined with cars Thursday as people came to pay their respects at Kingston Frazier's visitation.

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      • Officials warn crimes increase during summer months

        Thursday, May 25 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:40:29 GMT
        Photo Source: WDAMPhoto Source: WDAM

        According to officials, as temperatures rise during the summer months, crimes increase as well.

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        According to officials, as temperatures rise during the summer months, crimes increase as well.

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      • Southern Miss eliminates Louisiana Tech 5-2 in C-USA Tournament

        Southern Miss eliminates Louisiana Tech 5-2 in C-USA Tournament

        Thursday, May 25 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:39:58 GMT
        Matthew Guidry celebrates as he scores against Louisiana Tech in the C-USA Tournament.Matthew Guidry celebrates as he scores against Louisiana Tech in the C-USA Tournament.
        Listening to Matthew Guidry explain his approach before connecting on arguably the biggest hit of his career at Southern Miss, the moment is made to sound almost routine. In fact, the freshman second baseman’s two-out, full-count fly ball over the netting in right-center field Thursday afternoon was one of the primary reasons the Golden Eagles remain alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. Guidry’s three-run home run in the second...More >>
        Listening to Matthew Guidry explain his approach before connecting on arguably the biggest hit of his career at Southern Miss, the moment is made to sound almost routine. In fact, the freshman second baseman’s two-out, full-count fly ball over the netting in right-center field Thursday afternoon was one of the primary reasons the Golden Eagles remain alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. Guidry’s three-run home run in the second...More >>
      • Rice Holds On for 4-3 Win over ODU, advances to C-USA Tournament Semifinal

        Rice Holds On for 4-3 Win over ODU, advances to C-USA Tournament Semifinal

        Thursday, May 25 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:23:40 GMT
        Rice head coach Wayne GrahamRice head coach Wayne Graham
        Over the years, Rice has earned a reputation for winning close baseball games, and Coach Wayne Graham said the reason for that was very simple. “Well, if you’ve got good relief pitching, you look real smart,” Graham said shortly after watching his closer, Glenn Otto, surrender only a walk over the final 3 1/3 innings of Rice’s 4-3 victory over Old Dominion Thursday in the second round of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. ...More >>
        Over the years, Rice has earned a reputation for winning close baseball games, and Coach Wayne Graham said the reason for that was very simple. “Well, if you’ve got good relief pitching, you look real smart,” Graham said shortly after watching his closer, Glenn Otto, surrender only a walk over the final 3 1/3 innings of Rice’s 4-3 victory over Old Dominion Thursday in the second round of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. ...More >>
      • Drug court provides second chance

        Drug court provides second chance

        Thursday, May 25 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:30:20 GMT

        Thursday marks a new beginning for the 16 graduates of Gulfport's drug court. 

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        Thursday marks a new beginning for the 16 graduates of Gulfport's drug court. 

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      • USM stays alive in C-USA Baseball Tournament

        USM stays alive in C-USA Baseball Tournament

        Thursday, May 25 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:13:07 GMT
        USM baseball/Photo credit: WDAMUSM baseball/Photo credit: WDAM

        Second baseman Matthew Guidry hit a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning and junior left hander Kirk McCarty gutted his way through seven strong innings as top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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        Second baseman Matthew Guidry hit a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning and junior left hander Kirk McCarty gutted his way through seven strong innings as top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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      • Jones County S.W.A.T. team trains for the worst

        Jones County S.W.A.T. team trains for the worst

        Thursday, May 25 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:07:18 GMT
        Members of the Jones County S.W.A.T. team train on Thursday. Source: WDAMMembers of the Jones County S.W.A.T. team train on Thursday. Source: WDAM

        Members of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department SWAT descended on North Jones Elementary School early Thursday morning, but it was only for training. 

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        Members of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department SWAT descended on North Jones Elementary School early Thursday morning, but it was only for training. 

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      • Hattiesburg museum honors Vietnam vets, celebrates 8th anniversary

        Hattiesburg museum honors Vietnam vets, celebrates 8th anniversary

        Thursday, May 25 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:46:44 GMT
        U.S. Army veteran James Simmons (left) receives a certificate Thursday from Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree recognizing him for his service in the Vietnam War. Photo credit WDAM.U.S. Army veteran James Simmons (left) receives a certificate Thursday from Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree recognizing him for his service in the Vietnam War. Photo credit WDAM.

        African-American veterans of the Vietnam War were honored Thursday at a Hattiesburg museum, as it celebrated its 8th anniversary. 

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        African-American veterans of the Vietnam War were honored Thursday at a Hattiesburg museum, as it celebrated its 8th anniversary. 

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      • Mental health a huge issue at Harrison County jail

        Mental health a huge issue at Harrison County jail

        Thursday, May 25 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:36:37 GMT

        Law enforcement faces a growing number of inmates with mental health issues or illness.

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        Law enforcement faces a growing number of inmates with mental health issues or illness.

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        19-year-old DeRidder man killed in single-vehicle crash near Topsy

        19-year-old DeRidder man killed in single-vehicle crash near Topsy

        Friday, May 26 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:40:46 GMT
        (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

        A 19-year-old DeRidder man died in a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Topsy Road and Arnold White Road in Topsy early Friday morning, authorities said.

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        A 19-year-old DeRidder man died in a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Topsy Road and Arnold White Road in Topsy early Friday morning, authorities said.

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        1st-degree murder conviction in 2016 killing at Dees Motel, south of DeRidder

        1st-degree murder conviction in 2016 killing at Dees Motel, south of DeRidder

        Friday, May 26 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:20:04 GMT
        Jackie L. Pruitt (Source: Beauregard Sheriff's Office)Jackie L. Pruitt (Source: Beauregard Sheriff's Office)
        A DeRidder man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for killing a woman at a motel south of DeRidder in May 2016. Jackie L. Pruitt was arrested the day after the body of 28-year-old Sonya Ortego was found at the Dees Motel on U.S. 171. The jury, which returned in an hour and fifteen minutes, voted 11-1 to convict Pruitt, according to Assistant District Attorney Richard Morton. A unanimous jury was not necessary for a conviction since it was not a death penalty case. The tri...More >>
        A DeRidder man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for killing a woman at a motel south of DeRidder in May 2016. Jackie L. Pruitt was arrested the day after the body of 28-year-old Sonya Ortego was found at the Dees Motel on U.S. 171. The jury, which returned in an hour and fifteen minutes, voted 11-1 to convict Pruitt, according to Assistant District Attorney Richard Morton. A unanimous jury was not necessary for a conviction since it was not a death penalty case. The tri...More >>
      • Dingo pups, sloths and bearcats, oh my!

        Dingo pups, sloths and bearcats, oh my!

        Friday, May 26 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:58:52 GMT

        If you're looking for a family-friendly event for Memorial Day weekend, Barn Hill Preserve has a wild idea. The preserve is offering animal encounters with two-toed sloths, dingo pups, and their new bearcat for $15 per-animal per-person.

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        If you're looking for a family-friendly event for Memorial Day weekend, Barn Hill Preserve has a wild idea. The preserve is offering animal encounters with two-toed sloths, dingo pups, and their new bearcat for $15 per-animal per-person.

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