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  • Police investigating overnight homicide at Arbor Park Apartments

    Police investigating overnight homicide at Arbor Park Apartments

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:29:46 GMT
    Jackson police are investigating a homicide at the Arbor Park Apartments that happened at around 1:26 am. We're told a man was found shot in the neck in the grass at the apartments. Officer Colendula
    A man was found shot in the neck in the grass at the apartments. 
  • Education technology tour at N.R. Burger Middle School

    Education technology tour at N.R. Burger Middle School

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:18:01 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny l. DuPree and C Spire executives will get a first-hand progress report on, August 20, for the Hattiesburg Public school District's pilot education technology
    Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny l. DuPree and C Spire executives will get a first-hand progress report on, August 20, for the Hattiesburg Public school District's pilot education technology initiative that is equipping students and teachers at N.R. Burger Middle School with the latest laptop computers and high speed Internet connections to create the 21stcentury digital classroom.
  • Waveland business owner receives NAACP Image Award

    Waveland business owner receives NAACP Image Award

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:16:59 GMT
    A Waveland business owner was recently honored by the Hancock County NAACP. Constance St. Julien-Mims received the organization's 2014 Image Award.
    A Waveland business owner was recently honored by the Hancock County NAACP. Constance St. Julien-Mims received the organization's 2014 Image Award.
  • MEMA issues warning for dangerous heat

    MEMA issues warning for dangerous heat

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:11:52 GMT
    On Wednesday, MEMA sent a warning about dangerous heat in our state this week. Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. MEMA says
    Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices.
  • Mississippi man chosen as contestant in year long reality show

    Mississippi man chosen as contestant in year long reality show

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:11:04 GMT
    It might be the most ambitious reality show ever. In the new Fox series, Utopia, 15 Americans will leave their lives for one year, move to a remote location, and try to create a society from scratch. Based
    In the new Fox series, Utopia, 15 Americans will leave their lives for one year, move to a remote location, and try to create a society from scratch.
  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

    Police find 2-month-old child allegedly abducted in Vicksburg

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
    According to law enforcement sources, a 2-month-old baby in Vicksburg has been found, along with the man who is accused of abducting the child.  We are told that suspect kicked in the door at 400 Bayou
    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
  • Developer: Centennial Plaza's anchor tenant will be world class

    Developer: Centennial Plaza's anchor tenant will be world class

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:45 GMT
    The first tenant coming to Gulfport's Centennial Plaza is a Holiday Inn Resort hotel. That announcement was just made outside Gulfport City Hall. In a news release announcing the agreement, Joel Eisemann,
    After years of marketing for a tenant the City of Gulfport finally announced the anchor tenant for the old VA property known as Centennial Plaza. Holiday Inn Resort will be the first major anchor tenant.
  • Moss Point mayor vetoes police chief appointment

    Moss Point mayor vetoes police chief appointment

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:11:17 GMT
    The appointment of Moss Point's new police chief is on hold after Mayor Billy Broomfield reportedly vetoed the board of Aldermen's decision.
    The appointment of Moss Point's new police chief is on hold after Mayor Billy Broomfield reportedly vetoed the board of Aldermen's decision.
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Construction equipment vs. Belhaven University guardhouse

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Construction equipment vs. Belhaven University guardhouse

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:29:46 GMT
    Belhaven University has begun construction on the new University Village, the new on-campus apartments that were announced last spring as part of a special $4 million gift.  According the university's
    According the university's Facebook page, they knew that one of the toughest challenges would be getting the construction equipment into the center of campus.
  • HLRA teaming up for first time with American Airlines

    HLRA teaming up for first time with American Airlines

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:18:41 GMT
    In past years, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport has offered flights to Memphis, New Orleans and Atlanta, but never out west and never with American Airlines. Well, that's about to change in the
    In past years, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport has offered flights to Memphis, New Orleans and Atlanta, but never out west and never with American Airlines.
  • WDAM takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WDAM takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:04:46 GMT
    At WDAM we're all about raising awareness, which is why we accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Nick Lilja, Daniel Brown, Megan Hodge, Ryan Moore and Vanessa Pacheco participated in the challenge. Together
    At WDAM we're all about raising awareness, which is why we accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • Waveland watching Ocean Springs ruling closely

    Waveland watching Ocean Springs ruling closely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:47:36 GMT
    Waveland city leaders are closely watching the developments in Ocean Springs regarding Psycamore Clinic. A similar lawsuit involving the Americans With Disabilities Act may be filed against that city.
    Waveland city leaders are closely watching the developments in Ocean Springs regarding Psycamore Clinic. A similar lawsuit involving the Americans With Disabilities Act may be filed against that city because of a decision involving a proposed methadone clinic.
  • BREAKING: McDaniel election challenge waits on trial date

    BREAKING: McDaniel election challenge waits on trial date

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:24:45 GMT
    This is a news release from the office of Judge Hollis McGehee Special Judge Hollis McGehee has scheduled a status conference and hearing for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20,  in the Circuit Court Courtroom
    Special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee said he will file a scheduling order for the Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran trial by the end of this week.
  • A message for DirecTV subscribers

    A message for DirecTV subscribers

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:21:32 GMT
    At WLBT, nothing is more important to us than providing central Mississippi with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite NBC programming. In order to serve our viewers, WLBT
    At WLBT, nothing is more important to us than providing central Mississippi with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite NBC programming. In order to serve our viewers, WLBT
  • Things heat up at community forum for JPD Chief candidates

    Things Heat Up at Community Forum for JPD Chief Candidates

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:10:21 GMT
    In the next few days Jackson will have a new police chief. Monday night, residents heard from the two finalists, JPD Interim Chief Lee Vance and Canton Assistant Police Chief Juan Cloy, during the last
    Monday night, residents heard from the two finalists, JPD Interim Chief Lee Vance and Canton Assistant Police Chief Juan Cloy, during the last community engagement forum.
  • One lane back open on I-55 North in Yazoo after 18-wheeler accident

    I-55 North in Yazoo shut down after 18-wheeler accident

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:08:11 GMT
    An 18-wheeler accident has shut down I-55 North near Exit 139. According to MHP Trooper Eric Henry, the driver of the 18-wheeler lost control of his truck around 2:15 Wednesday morning, flipping the semi. Another
    According to MHP Trooper Eric Henry, the driver of the 18-wheeler lost control of his truck around 2:15 Wednesday morning, flipping the semi.
  • Biloxi considers more hires to reduce police overtime expense

    Biloxi considers more hires to reduce police overtime expense

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:54:09 GMT
    Biloxi may have to put people on the payroll in order help save taxpayer money. At a budget hearing Tuesday, the city council learned the police department is requesting more than $800,000 to pay for overtime.
    Biloxi may have to put people on the payroll in order help save taxpayer money. At a budget hearing Tuesday, the city council learned the police department is requesting more than $800,000 to pay for overtime expenses.
  • Ice cream trucks may roll through Ocean Springs soon

    Ice cream trucks may roll through Ocean Springs soon

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:07 GMT
    The Ocean Springs Board of Alderman unanimously approved the operation of ice cream trucks in the city Tuesday night. However, the plan still needs approval from the Ocean Springs Police Department.
    The Ocean Springs Board of Alderman unanimously approved the operation of ice cream trucks in the city Tuesday night. However, the approval is pending; the Ocean Springs Police Department must first review and approve the ordinance before it will go into effect.
  • Moss Point aldermen appoint new hometown police chief

    Moss Point aldermen appoint new hometown police chief

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:07 GMT
    Moss Point's Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night appointed a new police chief to help sweep drugs and crime off the street: Sergeant Calvin Hutchins, from the Pascagoula Police Department.
    Moss Point's Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night appointed a new police chief to help sweep drugs and crime off the street. Sergeant Calvin Hutchins, from the Pascagoula Police Department, beat out interim chief Art McClung for the job.
  • Dispatchers spend the day on the other side of a 911 call

    Dispatchers spend the day on the other side of a 911 call

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:03 GMT
    Several Hancock County dispatchers stepped away from answering phones Tuesday to meet the first responders they talk to on a daily basis, and to get a better understanding of what they do.
    Several Hancock County dispatchers stepped away from answering phones Tuesday to meet the first responders they talk to on a daily basis, and to get a better understanding of what they do when they head to an emergency.
  • Operation Crackdown leads to arrests, weapons, drugs, cash

    Operation Crackdown leads to arrests, weapons, drugs, cash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:03 GMT
    Operation Crackdown struck before dawn Tuesday and targeted 20 homes across Jackson County. The sweep led to 18 suspects arrested on drug charges. Officers also seized various weapons, drugs, and cash.
    Operation Crackdown struck before dawn Tuesday and targeted 20 homes across Jackson County. The sweep led to 18 suspects arrested on drug charges. Officers also seized various weapons, drugs, and cash. The drug bust was considered a significant joint operation for the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.
  • Biloxi moves forward to widen Popp's Ferry Road

    Biloxi moves forward to widen Popp's Ferry Road

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:52:09 GMT
    Tuesday, the Biloxi City Council approved a contract with Neel Schaffer to do engineering and inspection work along part of Popp's Ferry Road.
    Tuesday, the Biloxi City Council approved a contract with Neel Schaffer to do engineering and inspection work along part of Popp's Ferry Road. The city is looking to widen the street from Cedar Lake Road to Lamey Street, which is the D'Iberville city limits.
  • CMR considers limited red snapper season in September

    CMR considers limited red snapper season in September

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:52:09 GMT
    The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Tuesday considered regulations involving two of the most popular game fish: red snapper and redfish.
    The Commission on Marine Resources considered a proposal at Tuesday's meeting to allow another recreational red snapper season this year. The DMR staff presented the proposal, pointing to the limited participation and catch during the special weekend snapper season in July in state waters. However, after some consideration, the CMR postponed any final decision until its September meeting.
  • Pedestrian hit, killed in Tunica County

    Pedestrian hit, killed in Tunica County

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:08:20 GMT
    (WMC) - A person has died after being hit by a vehicle in Tunica County. The accident happened at Pritchard and White Oak roads, according to the sheriff's office. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for updates. Get
    A person has died after being hit by a vehicle in Tunica County.
  • Recreational park project comes under fire

    Recreational park project comes under fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:19:48 GMT
    A site in eastern Madison County that is to become a sulphur springs recreational park is a subject that is up for controversy.  The 2.2 million dollar project has come under fire from critics who say
    The 2.2 million dollar project has come under fire from critics who say its a waste of tax payers money and also because of recent roadblocks in its construction.
  • Mississippi leads the nation in the real value of the dollar

    Mississippi leads the nation in the real value of the dollar

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:23:11 GMT
    A New study says that $100 has more real value in Mississippi than any other state, giving Mississippians the biggest bang for your buck. Because  the average prices for similar goods are much higher in
    A New study says that $100 has more real value in Mississippi than any other state, giving Mississippians the biggest bang for your buck.
  • State Treasurer introduces financial education plan

    State Treasurer introduces financial education plan

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:30:48 GMT
    Mississippi students could be seeing a new type of education in their classrooms soon. Financial literacy.
    State Treasurer Lynn Fitch said Mississippi has been named among the least financially capable states in the country. She's hoping to change that with a computer-based program for high schoolers that will teach financial literacy.
  • Jackson Fire Department responds to auto salvage yard fire

    Jackson Fire Department responds to auto salvage yard fire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:03:52 GMT
    Tuesday afternoon, Jackson fire officials responded to reports of fire at a junkyard on College Hill Drive. When they first got a call, to Coleman Bros. Inc. on  around 2PM they were told it was one vehicle,
    Tuesday afternoon, Jackson fire officials responded to reports of fire at a junkyard on College Hill Drive. The fire quickly spread from one vehicle to several others. Up to 20 cars and trucks were torched at Complete Truck Parts.
  • Lamar County Superintendent candidates discuss campaign

    Lamar County Superintendent candidates discuss campaign

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:00:49 GMT
    On Tuesday a Republican meeting was held at the Midway Voting Precincts in Lamar County. Tess Smith and Wayne Folkes attended to voice their profiles on the superintendent position. Both are listed on
    On Tuesday a Republican meeting was held at the Midway Voting Precincts in Lamar County.
  • 7 pets killed, 1 man still hospitalized after house fire

    7 pets killed, 1 man still hospitalized after house fire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:45:05 GMT
    A woman and her grandparents were hospitalized Monday after suffering burns in a house fire. Officials said the blaze began around 2:30am at 3352 Rocky Hill Dedeaux Road.
    A woman and her grandparents were hospitalized Monday after suffering burns in a house fire. Officials said the blaze began around 2:30am at 3352 Rocky Hill Dedeaux Road. The women were treated and released from Hancock Medical Center Monday, but the third victim, Jerry Waugh, was still hospitalized at USA Burn Center in Mobile.
  • Biloxi leaders expected to move forward with widening Popp's Ferry Road

    Biloxi leaders expected to move forward with widening Popp's Ferry Road

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:15:08 GMT
    Tuesday, the Biloxi City Council is expected to approve a contract with Neel Schaffer to widen part of Popp's Ferry Road.
    A Biloxi road project that has been talked about for years is getting closer to becoming a reality. Tuesday, the Biloxi City Council is expected to approve a contract with Neel Schaffer to widen part of Popp's Ferry Road.
  • Pine Belt mayors gather for Mississippi Municipal League luncheon

    Pine Belt mayors gather for Mississippi Municipal League luncheon

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:05:35 GMT
    Mayors from across the Pinebelt met Monday, August 18, at the PRCC Lowery Woodall Community Center to discuss strategies that are inter-city related. It was a lunch session where representatives from each
    Mayors from across the Pinebelt met Monday, August 18, at the PRCC Lowery Woodall Community Center to discuss strategies that are inter-city related.
  • UPDATE: Nearly 3,000 still without power in southwest MS

    Thousands without power in southwest MS

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:37:16 GMT
    Thousands of people are without power right now in southwest Mississippi. "Right now, nearly 4,000 customers are without power in southwest Mississippi served by Gloster, Woodville and possibly Natchez
    The outage is affecting customers in and around the towns of Centreville and Woodville, in Amite and Wilkinson Counties.
  • MS will have 60 day waterfowl hunting season in 2014

    MS will have 60 day waterfowl hunting season in 2014

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:19:05 GMT
    Dates for the 2014-2015 waterfowl hunting seasons have been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and duck hunters should be happy.
    Dates for the 2014-2015 waterfowl hunting seasons have been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and duck hunters should be happy, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in Jackson.
  • Nichols Elementary housing first pre-k program in Biloxi Schools

    Nichols Elementary housing first pre-k program in Biloxi Schools

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-08-16 10:54:09 GMT
    Next month, the Biloxi School District will open up its first pre-k program. It will be funded by a $495,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
    Next month, the Biloxi School District will open up its first pre-k program. It will be funded by a $495,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Administrators spent Friday interviewing teachers. The preschool classes will be held at a school that closed four years ago.
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