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  • Victim identified in Jackson Co. house fire

    Victim identified in Jackson Co. house fire

    Sunday, January 21 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-21 21:46:12 GMT
    Officials say the person killed in the fire was the lone occupant of the house. (Photo Source: WLOX)Officials say the person killed in the fire was the lone occupant of the house. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    One person is confirmed dead after a house fire in the Latimer community on Saturday night. 

    One person is confirmed dead after a house fire in the Latimer community on Saturday night. 

  • A few t-storms Monday; stormy this weekend?

    A few t-storms Monday; stormy this weekend?

    Sunday, January 21 2018 11:27 AM EST2018-01-21 16:27:13 GMT

    A cold front will bring a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms to south Mississippi on Monday. Possibly stormy weather by the weekend.

    A cold front will bring a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms to south Mississippi on Monday. Possibly stormy weather by the weekend.

  • Co-worker reflects on time working alongside "The Snake Man"

    Co-worker reflects on time working alongside "The Snake Man"

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-01-21 14:57:16 GMT
    Percy King.....Source: FacebookPercy King.....Source: Facebook

    Bennett described King as an outgoing person that liked to see his coworkers happy and said he always came through when his family went through difficult times.

    Bennett described King as an outgoing person that liked to see his coworkers happy and said he always came through when his family went through difficult times.

  • Murder victim's family mourns loss

    Murder victim's family mourns loss

    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:14 AM EST2018-01-21 13:14:35 GMT

    Jackson Police still on the hunt for a man accused of shooting and killing someone early Saturday morning. 

    Jackson Police still on the hunt for a man accused of shooting and killing someone early Saturday morning. 

  • Campers in South Mississippi feel the impact of the government shutdown

    Campers in South Mississippi feel the impact of the government shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-01-21 01:44:16 GMT
    A man tries to pack up his RV before Gulf Islands National Park closes (Source: WLOX)A man tries to pack up his RV before Gulf Islands National Park closes (Source: WLOX)

    For more than 50 campers in Gulf Islands National Seashore, the morning began a blunt message that they were being forced from their campsites.

    For more than 50 campers in Gulf Islands National Seashore, the morning began a blunt message that they were being forced from their campsites.

  • Sorority members serve South Mississippi

    Sorority members serve South Mississippi

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:27 PM EST2018-01-21 03:27:55 GMT
    Members say it's been decades since Mississippi cluster was last held on the coast. (Image Source: WLOX News)Members say it's been decades since Mississippi cluster was last held on the coast. (Image Source: WLOX News)

    Historically black sororities are often known for stepping and sisterhood, but there's much more to the organization than that.

    Historically black sororities are often known for stepping and sisterhood, but there's much more to the organization than that.

  • Self-defense workshops boost confidence and safety

    Self-defense workshops boost confidence and safety

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:17 PM EST2018-01-21 01:17:10 GMT
    Instructor Jim Fiore said the tactics are easy to recall and remember during an attack. (Photo Source: WLOX)Instructor Jim Fiore said the tactics are easy to recall and remember during an attack. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Self-defense training is a fitness activity that will never go out of style. 

    Self-defense training is a fitness activity that will never go out of style. 

  • Pass police chief talks safety for upcoming parade

    Pass police chief talks safety for upcoming parade

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-01-20 18:14:21 GMT
    This is a photo from police on the scene after the shooting in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX News)This is a photo from police on the scene after the shooting in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Officials in Pass Christian are already making plans for tighter security at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade.

    Officials in Pass Christian are already making plans for tighter security at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade.

  • New ministry in Moss Point reaches out to homeless

    New ministry in Moss Point reaches out to homeless

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-01-21 03:08:03 GMT
    Releasing the Truth Ministries in Moss Point had its first big event Saturday: a free giveaway for the needy and homeless.Releasing the Truth Ministries in Moss Point had its first big event Saturday: a free giveaway for the needy and homeless.

    A new ministry is trying to change the image of Moss Point by reaching out to the most vulnerable with a clothing and food giveaway.

    A new ministry is trying to change the image of Moss Point by reaching out to the most vulnerable with a clothing and food giveaway.

  • breaking

    Grass fire blocks traffic on I-220 southbound

    Grass fire blocks traffic on I-220 southbound

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-01-21 04:48:37 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    We will continue to update this developing story.

    We will continue to update this developing story.

  • The City of Jackson's water crisis continues

    The City of Jackson's water crisis continues

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:08 PM EST2018-01-21 04:08:05 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    City leaders admit it has been a challenge restoring water and getting these breaks under due to the winter blast the hit the Capital City as well as old water pipes bursting.

    City leaders admit it has been a challenge restoring water and getting these breaks under due to the winter blast the hit the Capital City as well as old water pipes bursting.

  • JSU splits double header with Grambling

    JSU splits double header with Grambling

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-01-21 03:49:59 GMT
    Jackson State welcomed Grambling for a double header.  The Lady Tigers entered the game 2nd in the SWAC and beat Grambling 82-70. JSU men entered 1st in SWAC, but fell to Grambling 72-45. Both the Tigers and the Lady Tigers travel to face Mississippi Valley next Saturday.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
    Jackson State welcomed Grambling for a double header.  The Lady Tigers entered the game 2nd in the SWAC and beat Grambling 82-70. JSU men entered 1st in SWAC, but fell to Grambling 72-45. Both the Tigers and the Lady Tigers travel to face Mississippi Valley next Saturday.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
  • Golden Eagles remain perfect at home

    Golden Eagles remain perfect at home

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-01-21 03:44:07 GMT
    Southern Miss topped conference foe North Texas 85-78, improving to 11-10, 4-4 (C-USA), 9-0 (home). Tyree Griffin led the game with 29 points.  Golden Eagles get some time off before traveling to face Louisiana Tech next Saturday.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
    Southern Miss topped conference foe North Texas 85-78, improving to 11-10, 4-4 (C-USA), 9-0 (home). Tyree Griffin led the game with 29 points.  Golden Eagles get some time off before traveling to face Louisiana Tech next Saturday.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
  • Hunter Renfroe holds hitting clinic in Brookhaven

    Hunter Renfroe holds hitting clinic in Brookhaven

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:13 PM EST2018-01-21 03:13:11 GMT
    Former Mississippi State Bulldog and current outfielder for the San Diego Padres, Hunter Renfroe, was back in town today hosting a hitting clinic.  The Copiah Academy grad had 26 HR, 58 RBI in 2017 for the Padres. Today's clinic brought in about 30 young athletes ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old.  Renfroe said he wanted the kids at his clinic to understand the beauty behind hard work. "I worked hard, but I didn't put in the fine-tune details of hitting an...
    Former Mississippi State Bulldog and current outfielder for the San Diego Padres, Hunter Renfroe, was back in town today hosting a hitting clinic.  The Copiah Academy grad had 26 HR, 58 RBI in 2017 for the Padres. Today's clinic brought in about 30 young athletes ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old.  Renfroe said he wanted the kids at his clinic to understand the beauty behind hard work. "I worked hard, but I didn't put in the fine-tune details of hitting an...
  • Calhoun Water Association issues boil water notice

    Calhoun Water Association issues boil water notice

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-21 02:44:41 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    A boil water noticed has been issued for a few residents served by the Calhoun Water Association.

    A boil water noticed has been issued for a few residents served by the Calhoun Water Association.

  • USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-01-21 02:03:46 GMT

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

  • Congressman Trent Kelly promoted to National Guard General

    Congressman Trent Kelly promoted to National Guard General

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-01-20 23:38:38 GMT

    From serving in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 to combat missions in Iraq in 2005 and 2009, 51-year-old Kelly is the definition of what some people call a true public servant.

    From serving in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 to combat missions in Iraq in 2005 and 2009, 51-year-old Kelly is the definition of what some people call a true public servant.

  • Gulf Coast group hosts human trafficking awareness seminar in Hattiesburg

    Gulf Coast group hosts human trafficking awareness seminar in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-01-20 23:26:18 GMT
    Susie Harvill, founder of Advocates for Freedom, hosts a training seminar in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Susie Harvill, founder of Advocates for Freedom, hosts a training seminar in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A Gulf-Coast group that fights human trafficking in Mississippi is getting some help from volunteers in the Pine Belt.  About a half dozen people attended a training session Saturday for the group Advocates for Freedom.  Organization founder Susie Harvill gave the volunteers an overview of the human trafficking problem in the state.  Some of the volunteers will go on to speak to churches, civic groups and schools. "They're learning how we work and how...

    A Gulf-Coast group that fights human trafficking in Mississippi is getting some help from volunteers in the Pine Belt.  About a half dozen people attended a training session Saturday for the group Advocates for Freedom.  Organization founder Susie Harvill gave the volunteers an overview of the human trafficking problem in the state.  Some of the volunteers will go on to speak to churches, civic groups and schools. "They're learning how we work and how...

  • Oak Grove Library, church team up to help people learn about ancestors

    Oak Grove Library, church team up to help people learn about ancestors

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-01-20 23:14:32 GMT
    The Oak Grove Public Library hosted a free Family History Workshop for the first time Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.The Oak Grove Public Library hosted a free Family History Workshop for the first time Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    A local library and a church teamed up Saturday to help people find their family roots.   Oak Grove Public Library hosted a first-ever, Family History Workshop.  Instructors from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints taught people on how to find information about their ancestors through an online service.  Organizers said researching family histories is becoming more and more popular. "It's to give back to the community and help pe...

    A local library and a church teamed up Saturday to help people find their family roots.   Oak Grove Public Library hosted a first-ever, Family History Workshop.  Instructors from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints taught people on how to find information about their ancestors through an online service.  Organizers said researching family histories is becoming more and more popular. "It's to give back to the community and help pe...

  • State Auditor investigates Pelahatchie's possible misappropriation of drug seizure funds

    State Auditor investigates Pelahatchie's possible misappropriation of drug seizure funds

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-20 21:44:37 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A small Rankin County town is under the State Auditor's microscope. The agency is tracking years of possible misspending in Pelahatchie.

    A small Rankin County town is under the State Auditor's microscope. The agency is tracking years of possible misspending in Pelahatchie.

  • Jackson's two new museums offer more free admission

    Jackson's two new museums offer more free admission

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:41 PM EST2018-01-20 21:41:58 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Thousands of Mississippians took advantage of touring the two new museums during the Martin Luther King holiday for free earlier this week. 

    Thousands of Mississippians took advantage of touring the two new museums during the Martin Luther King holiday for free earlier this week. 

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    UPDATE: Suspect identified in deadly Houston Ave shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in deadly Houston Ave shooting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-20 21:36:55 GMT
    Source: JPDSource: JPD

    We now know the name of the victim killed at an apartment complex on Houston Avenue.

    We now know the name of the victim killed at an apartment complex on Houston Avenue.

  • UPDATE: Suspect identified in shooting of beloved zookeeper and Jackson teen

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in shooting of beloved zookeeper and Jackson teen

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-20 21:36:17 GMT

    Jackson Police Department has now identified a suspect involved in the shooting of two men, including a retired zookeeper, on Scott Street on Friday. 

    Jackson Police Department has now identified a suspect involved in the shooting of two men, including a retired zookeeper, on Scott Street on Friday. 

  • Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-20 21:01:02 GMT
    Police say the suspects took a safe and a cash register before setting the restaurant ablaze. (Photo Source: WLOX)Police say the suspects took a safe and a cash register before setting the restaurant ablaze. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Two men have been arrested after they allegedly stole from a Saucier restaurant and set the building on fire. 

    Two men have been arrested after they allegedly stole from a Saucier restaurant and set the building on fire. 

  • breaking

    UPDATE: Two JPS schools added to Jackson precautionary boil water advisory

    UPDATE: Two JPS schools added to Jackson precautionary boil water advisory

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-01-20 19:58:50 GMT
    Raycom Image BankRaycom Image Bank

    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has announced that the current boil water advisory now pertains to two Jackson Public Schools. 

    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has announced that the current boil water advisory now pertains to two Jackson Public Schools. 

  • Three people shot at Biloxi nightclub

    Three people shot at Biloxi nightclub

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-01-20 14:31:56 GMT
    Wayna Scott, 21 of Gautier, is charged in an overnight shooting Friday at a Biloxi nightclub. (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)Wayna Scott, 21 of Gautier, is charged in an overnight shooting Friday at a Biloxi nightclub. (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)

    A Gautier man is now behind bars after a nightclub shooting in Biloxi left three people injured overnight Friday.

    A Gautier man is now behind bars after a nightclub shooting in Biloxi left three people injured overnight Friday.

  • Jackson's water crisis deepens

    Jackson's water crisis deepens

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:21 AM EST2018-01-20 13:21:18 GMT

    Jackson's water crisis deepens. City leaders are scrambling to control the outbreak of water main breaks caused by freezing weather. Some residents are still dealing with a dramatic drop in pressure.     

    Jackson's water crisis deepens. City leaders are scrambling to control the outbreak of water main breaks caused by freezing weather. Some residents are still dealing with a dramatic drop in pressure.     

  • USS Fitzgerald welcomed to new home in Pascagoula

    USS Fitzgerald welcomed to new home in Pascagoula

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-01-19 23:56:37 GMT
    The USS Fitzgerald will undergo a two-year repair and upgrade at Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo Source: WLOX)The USS Fitzgerald will undergo a two-year repair and upgrade at Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Some of the USS Fitzgerald’s crew joined hundreds of others at Point Park to see the destroyer slowly make its way to the Port of Pascagoula.

    Some of the USS Fitzgerald’s crew joined hundreds of others at Point Park to see the destroyer slowly make its way to the Port of Pascagoula.

  • JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-20 05:10:08 GMT
    JCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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  • Ole Miss continues to fall on the road

    Ole Miss continues to fall on the road

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-01-21 03:33:03 GMT
    Ole Miss traveled to face Arkansas in Fayetteville. The Rebels are still seeking their first road win of the season.  After trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, Ole Miss cut Arkansas' lead to as few as two with 12 seconds left, but the Razorbacks had a 50-38 lead at intermission. Terence Davis had a game high 30 points. Jaylen Barford, the SEC's third leading scorer, put up 23 points against the Rebs. Barford had 16 in the second half alone. Arka...
    Ole Miss traveled to face Arkansas in Fayetteville. The Rebels are still seeking their first road win of the season.  After trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, Ole Miss cut Arkansas' lead to as few as two with 12 seconds left, but the Razorbacks had a 50-38 lead at intermission. Terence Davis had a game high 30 points. Jaylen Barford, the SEC's third leading scorer, put up 23 points against the Rebs. Barford had 16 in the second half alone. Arka...
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    Man taken to hospital after water rescue

    Man taken to hospital after water rescue

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-20 23:12:34 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-20 23:57:48 GMT

    According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, rescue crews were attempting to save a dog that fell in Lake Frierson. 

    According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, rescue crews were attempting to save a dog that fell in Lake Frierson. 

  • Searcy police investigate armed robbery

    Searcy police investigate armed robbery

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:49 PM EST2018-01-20 17:49:32 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:09 PM EST2018-01-20 18:09:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Searcy police are looking for a suspect who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Friday night, Searcy Assistant Police Chief Steve Taylor said Saturday. 

    Searcy police are looking for a suspect who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Friday night, Searcy Assistant Police Chief Steve Taylor said Saturday. 

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