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        Brother of Pearl River drowning victims saw them go under

        Brother of Pearl River drowning victims saw them go under

        Monday, November 20 2017 1:52 AM EST2017-11-20 06:52:32 GMT
        Source: JPDSource: JPD

        This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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        This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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      • Diamond Dawgs in Jackson for MSU World Series

        Diamond Dawgs in Jackson for MSU World Series

        Monday, November 20 2017 12:50 AM EST2017-11-20 05:50:31 GMT

        Diamond Dawgs in town for the MSU World Series. A weekend of relaxed practicing, scrimmaging and home run derby fun. MSU head coach Andy Cannizaro spoke about the 2017-2018 team.  "It's going to be a really interesting group this year. We have several talented young guys," Andy Cannizaro said. "Justin Foscue and Jordan Westburg had outstanding falls for us this year. Tanner Allen had a really nice fall as well as Josh Hatcher." ...

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        Diamond Dawgs in town for the MSU World Series. A weekend of relaxed practicing, scrimmaging and home run derby fun. MSU head coach Andy Cannizaro spoke about the 2017-2018 team.  "It's going to be a really interesting group this year. We have several talented young guys," Andy Cannizaro said. "Justin Foscue and Jordan Westburg had outstanding falls for us this year. Tanner Allen had a really nice fall as well as Josh Hatcher." ...

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      • Sights and Sounds from the Soul Bowl

        Sights and Sounds from the Soul Bowl

        Sunday, November 19 2017 11:33 PM EST2017-11-20 04:33:48 GMT
        Terrell Kennedy's 69 yd touchdown and a masterful performance by the Jackson State defense secured the biggest win in the Tony Hughes regime. The Tigers knocked off SWAC East champion Alcorn State 7-3. JSU started the season 0-7 but responded with wins in 3 of their last 4 games. Alcorn has a bye week to stew on the loss. The Braves will face Grambling or Southern December 2nd in the SWAC Championship. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
        Terrell Kennedy's 69 yd touchdown and a masterful performance by the Jackson State defense secured the biggest win in the Tony Hughes regime. The Tigers knocked off SWAC East champion Alcorn State 7-3. JSU started the season 0-7 but responded with wins in 3 of their last 4 games. Alcorn has a bye week to stew on the loss. The Braves will face Grambling or Southern December 2nd in the SWAC Championship. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
      • Former volunteer firefighter dies in Warren County house fire

        Former volunteer firefighter dies in Warren County house fire

        Sunday, November 19 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-11-20 04:03:35 GMT
        Source: Shane GarrardSource: Shane Garrard

        A volunteer firefighter in Vicksburg spent half a decade battling flames, only to be killed when his own house caught fire Sunday morning. 

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        A volunteer firefighter in Vicksburg spent half a decade battling flames, only to be killed when his own house caught fire Sunday morning. 

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      • Flag football gives child living with a disability a new direction

        Flag football gives child living with a disability a new direction

        Sunday, November 19 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-11-20 04:03:08 GMT

        It was Super Bowl Sunday for flag football. The champion: the Gautier Gator Blue. But the team’s success this year can't be measured by just a trophy.

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        It was Super Bowl Sunday for flag football. The champion: the Gautier Gator Blue. But the team’s success this year can't be measured by just a trophy.

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      • 'Operation Pink House' increases political awareness

        'Operation Pink House' increases political awareness

        Sunday, November 19 2017 10:26 PM EST2017-11-20 03:26:37 GMT

        A group of young ladies had the opportunity to become more politically aware on Sunday. 

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        A group of young ladies had the opportunity to become more politically aware on Sunday. 

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      • Biloxi child gun safety class hopes to educate and save lives

        Biloxi child gun safety class hopes to educate and save lives

        Sunday, November 19 2017 8:43 PM EST2017-11-20 01:43:01 GMT

        More and more deadly mass shootings are happening across the country. That's the reason a gun safety class for kids was so important. 

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        More and more deadly mass shootings are happening across the country. That's the reason a gun safety class for kids was so important. 

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      • Pine Belt shoppers gearing up for Black Friday

        Pine Belt shoppers gearing up for Black Friday

        Sunday, November 19 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-11-20 01:38:20 GMT
        source:wdamsource:wdam

        Black Friday is November 25 and Pine Belt residents such as Emily Brumfield are getting ready for the big night. “I have several things on my list,” says Brumfield. “I have lots of tools. I have items such as guns for my boyfriend and my dad, cooking utensils, an iPod, electronics and all kinds of stuff.”

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        Black Friday is November 25 and Pine Belt residents such as Emily Brumfield are getting ready for the big night. “I have several things on my list,” says Brumfield. “I have lots of tools. I have items such as guns for my boyfriend and my dad, cooking utensils, an iPod, electronics and all kinds of stuff.”

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      • 2 killed in Jackson County accident; WB traffic delayed

        2 killed in Jackson County accident; WB traffic delayed

        Sunday, November 19 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-11-20 01:28:43 GMT

        According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a man driving eastbound in the westbound lane, just west of Exit 50, crashed head-on into a car traveling westbound. 

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        According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a man driving eastbound in the westbound lane, just west of Exit 50, crashed head-on into a car traveling westbound. 

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      • "Touchdown" Tony Brown lifts East Central to new heights

        "Touchdown" Tony Brown lifts East Central to new heights

        Sunday, November 19 2017 8:21 PM EST2017-11-20 01:21:46 GMT
        East Central running back Tony Brown celebrates after scoring one of his eight touchdowns against South Pike.East Central running back Tony Brown celebrates after scoring one of his eight touchdowns against South Pike.

        "Touchdown" Tony Brown continues to elevate East Central to new heights, rushing for eight touchdowns in their playoff win over South Pike. 

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        "Touchdown" Tony Brown continues to elevate East Central to new heights, rushing for eight touchdowns in their playoff win over South Pike. 

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      • St. Martin prepares to host 2017 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational

        St. Martin prepares to host 2017 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational

        Sunday, November 19 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-11-20 00:59:36 GMT

        St. Martin prepares to host the third annual Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational. The event begins Monday (11/20) featuring eight teams, including St. Martin, Biloxi and Gulfport. 

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        St. Martin prepares to host the third annual Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational. The event begins Monday (11/20) featuring eight teams, including St. Martin, Biloxi and Gulfport. 

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      • Lady Eagles fall to No. 7 Mississippi State

        Lady Eagles fall to No. 7 Mississippi State

        Sunday, November 19 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-11-20 00:57:47 GMT
        Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

        From Special Reports The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs showed Sunday exactly why they are considered one of the top 10 collegiate women’s basketball teams. MSU scored 31 points in the first and third quarters, including a 31-8 blitzing of the University of Southern Mississippi in the opening period and rolled to a 91-56 win at Humphrey Coliseum. “The way that Mississippi State shot the ball in the first I think they could win a national championship,” USM coach ...

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        From Special Reports The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs showed Sunday exactly why they are considered one of the top 10 collegiate women’s basketball teams. MSU scored 31 points in the first and third quarters, including a 31-8 blitzing of the University of Southern Mississippi in the opening period and rolled to a 91-56 win at Humphrey Coliseum. “The way that Mississippi State shot the ball in the first I think they could win a national championship,” USM coach ...

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      • Warren County inmate dies of apparent heart attack

        Warren County inmate dies of apparent heart attack

        Sunday, November 19 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-11-19 23:53:30 GMT
        Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

        Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of death.

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        Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of death.

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      • Pop star Kesha supports Pascagoula charity

        Pop star Kesha supports Pascagoula charity

        Sunday, November 19 2017 6:33 PM EST2017-11-19 23:33:04 GMT
        (Photo SOurce: WLOX News)(Photo SOurce: WLOX News)

        A Coast charity is getting a big boost thanks to a pop star Kesha, all to support the My BELONGings Foundation. 

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        A Coast charity is getting a big boost thanks to a pop star Kesha, all to support the My BELONGings Foundation. 

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      • Millsaps College student awarded Rhodes Scholarship

        Millsaps College student awarded Rhodes Scholarship

        Millsaps College student awarded Rhodes Scholarship

        Sunday, November 19 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-11-19 22:45:11 GMT
        Source: Millsaps CollegeSource: Millsaps College

        The economics, mathematics, and philosophy majors from Belden, Mississippi is also one of the 62 Truman Scholars nationwide this year. 

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        The economics, mathematics, and philosophy majors from Belden, Mississippi is also one of the 62 Truman Scholars nationwide this year. 

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      • Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

        Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

        Sunday, November 19 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-19 22:07:40 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
        Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
        Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
      • WLOX Editorial: Center of Hope needed in South Mississippi

        WLOX Editorial: Center of Hope needed in South Mississippi

        Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-11-15 22:10:44 GMT

        There is a continuing and growing need to deal with the homeless in South Mississippi. The work of so many providing food and temporary shelter is already helping many, but it is not enough. Now the Salvation Army with the help of BP restoration funds from the state, is taking a much bigger step to deal with the need. 

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        There is a continuing and growing need to deal with the homeless in South Mississippi. The work of so many providing food and temporary shelter is already helping many, but it is not enough. Now the Salvation Army with the help of BP restoration funds from the state, is taking a much bigger step to deal with the need. 

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      • Runners get into holiday spirit in the Good Samaritan 12K for the Holidays

        Runners get into holiday spirit in the Good Samaritan 12K for the Holidays

        Sunday, November 19 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-11-19 20:46:19 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        When kids and adults weren't participating in runs, there were plenty of activities at-hand including face painting and a $5,000 showdown.

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        When kids and adults weren't participating in runs, there were plenty of activities at-hand including face painting and a $5,000 showdown.

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      • Kingston Frazier's family concerned about lack of communication in murder case

        Kingston Frazier's family concerned about lack of communication in murder case

        Sunday, November 19 2017 3:35 PM EST2017-11-19 20:35:42 GMT
        Kingston Frazier - Source: FamilyKingston Frazier - Source: Family

        Chandler along with Frazier's grandmother, mother and loved ones admit it is still heartbreaking how the life of this 6-year-old was cut short.

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        Chandler along with Frazier's grandmother, mother and loved ones admit it is still heartbreaking how the life of this 6-year-old was cut short.

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      • Boil water alert for West Madison Utility District

        Boil water alert for West Madison Utility District

        Boil water alert for West Madison Utility District

        Sunday, November 19 2017 3:27 PM EST2017-11-19 20:27:51 GMT
        Raycom Image BankRaycom Image Bank

        The Mississippi Department of Health has issued a boil water alert for customers who are serviced by the West Madison Utility District. These will affect over 1,287 customers in the Madison County area

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        The Mississippi Department of Health has issued a boil water alert for customers who are serviced by the West Madison Utility District. These will affect over 1,287 customers in the Madison County area

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      • 1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shooting

        1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shooting

        Sunday, November 19 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-11-19 18:15:09 GMT
        Coby Butler. SOURCE: HPDCoby Butler. SOURCE: HPD
        A Saturday night shooting in the Hub City injured one and landed another behind bars. Coby Butler, 56, of Hattiesburg was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of aggravated assault.  Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore said both the suspect and victim are homeless, and the shooting happened in a homeless camp in the wooded area behind 5696 U.S. 49. around 6 p.m.  “The victim, was shot in the chest with a pellet rifle,” said Hattiesburg Po...More >>
        A Saturday night shooting in the Hub City injured one and landed another behind bars. Coby Butler, 56, of Hattiesburg was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of aggravated assault.  Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore said both the suspect and victim are homeless, and the shooting happened in a homeless camp in the wooded area behind 5696 U.S. 49. around 6 p.m.  “The victim, was shot in the chest with a pellet rifle,” said Hattiesburg Po...More >>
      • Freezing temperatures possible tonight

        Freezing temperatures possible tonight

        Sunday, November 19 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-11-19 17:36:12 GMT

        As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

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        As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

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      • Over 3,000 without power

        Heavy winds causes thousands without power in the metro area

        Heavy winds causes thousands without power in the metro area

        Sunday, November 19 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-19 17:23:46 GMT
        Source: Southern Pine ElectricSource: Southern Pine Electric

        Southern Pine Electric is reporting several power outages in our TV viewing area. 

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        Southern Pine Electric is reporting several power outages in our TV viewing area. 

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      • Thanksgiving week travel forecast

        Thanksgiving week travel forecast

        Sunday, November 19 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-11-19 17:14:37 GMT

        Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

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        Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

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      • Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

        Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

        Sunday, November 19 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-19 05:40:15 GMT
        Collins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAMCollins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAM

        After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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        After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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      • Firefighter honored for saving the life of 7 year old

        Firefighter honored for saving the life of 7 year old

        Sunday, November 19 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-11-19 05:09:27 GMT
        source: wdamsource: wdam

        2017 Hattiesburg Firefighter of the Year Ricky Sheppard was honored by the family of 7-year-old Mackenzie Holmes for saving her life on August 18, 2017. The family presented Sheppard with a plaque and a live performance for his heroic efforts. “She's not supposed to here but she is. And I thank him every day,” says Holmes mother Kelly James. 

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        2017 Hattiesburg Firefighter of the Year Ricky Sheppard was honored by the family of 7-year-old Mackenzie Holmes for saving her life on August 18, 2017. The family presented Sheppard with a plaque and a live performance for his heroic efforts. “She's not supposed to here but she is. And I thank him every day,” says Holmes mother Kelly James. 

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      • Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

        Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

        Sunday, November 19 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-19 05:04:53 GMT
        Taylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

        After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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        After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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      • Shoppers slam grocery stores to gather Thanksgiving feast

        Shoppers slam grocery stores to gather Thanksgiving feast

        Saturday, November 18 2017 10:54 PM EST2017-11-19 03:54:12 GMT

        Crowds, waiting until the last weekend before Thanksgiving, slammed the grocery stores to load up on traditional entrees and sides.

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        Crowds, waiting until the last weekend before Thanksgiving, slammed the grocery stores to load up on traditional entrees and sides.

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      • Part of one lane of I-59 in Jones County closed after 18 wheeler accident

        Part of one lane of I-59 in Jones County closed after 18 wheeler accident

        Saturday, November 18 2017 10:52 PM EST2017-11-19 03:52:08 GMT
        A part of the right lane of Interstate 59 at the Sanford Road exit will be closed until bridge repairs can be made. Photo credit WDAM.A part of the right lane of Interstate 59 at the Sanford Road exit will be closed until bridge repairs can be made. Photo credit WDAM.

        A portion of one lane of Interstate 59 in Jones County will be closed until further notice, after an 18 wheeler hit a bridge and flipped over Saturday night.  

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        A portion of one lane of Interstate 59 in Jones County will be closed until further notice, after an 18 wheeler hit a bridge and flipped over Saturday night.  

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