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  • Details about Thompson's death emerge at press conference

    Details about Thompson's death emerge at press conference

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:24:15 GMT
    On Wednesday, a big break everyone's been waiting for Gulfport police reveal the name of the man accused of the murder of Janaya Thompson. "Today at approximately 2:45 p.m. we charged Alberto Julio
    On Wednesday, a big break everyone's been waiting for Gulfport police reveal the name of the man accused of the murder of Janaya Thompson.
  • Victim of Jackson gang rape sends warning to metro area women

    Victim of Jackson gang rape sends warning to metro area women

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
    The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,
    The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off.  And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again."
  • Suspects caught on camera robbing liquor store, pistol whipped owner

    Suspects caught on camera robbing liquor store, pistol whipped owner

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:34:43 GMT
    Police are looking for three men who allegedly robbed a South Jackson convenient store owner at gunpoint.  WLBT has exclusive video of the armed robbery that happened last Monday. The suspects got away
     
    For 9 years Dadlani has been servicing this South Jackson community with his convenience store. He says he's been robbed before but nothing like this



     
  • JPD sued for civil rights violations

    JPD sued for civil rights violations

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:18:25 GMT
    On Wednesday, Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Jackson Police Department. The not-for-profit law firm is representing Pro-Life Mississippi in the case charging the city's
    The not-for-profit law firm is representing Pro-Life Mississippi in the case charging the city's law enforcement division with blatant and ongoing violation of free speech rights of pro-life advocates.
  • Student petition drive leads to new amenities at USM Gulf Park

    Student petition drive leads to new amenities at USM Gulf Park

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:44:03 GMT
    USM students, faculty and staff will see some new services and amenities on the Long Beach campus this fall. A $1 million construction project is underway.
    USM students, faculty and staff will see some new services and amenities on the Long Beach campus this fall. A $1 million construction project is underway. The improvements came about after a petition drive spear-headed by students at Gulf Park.
  • Jackson woman says she fought off man attempting to abduct her

    Jackson woman says she fought off man attempting to abduct her

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:34:04 GMT
    A woman says a man tried to abduct her, Wednesday morning, while she was putting her two children in the car. JPD responded to Kings Highway in the Woodland Hills area of Jackson around 10:30. The woman
    A woman says a man tried to abduct her, Wednesday morning, while she was putting her two children in the car.  
  • Habitat for Humanity dedicates labor of love in Moss Point

    Habitat for Humanity dedicates labor of love in Moss Point

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:46:03 GMT
    Ms. Sally Epps was speechless. The longtime Moss Point resident was overcome with thanks after receiving the keys to her new home.
    Ms. Sally Epps was speechless. The longtime Moss Point resident was overcome with thanks after receiving the keys to her new home. Habitat for Humanity joined forces with Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation in building her a new house to replace her storm damaged, termite infested residence.
  • Officials wonder if $10K vandalism is a result of school rivalry

    Officials wonder if $10K vandalism is a result of school rivalry

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:33:45 GMT
    Could a school rivalry be what's causing the Harrison County School District to spend thousands of dollars repairing damage?
    Could a school rivalry be what's causing the Harrison County School District to spend thousands of dollars repairing damage? Some time in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, school officials said vandals went onto the campus of Harrison Central High School. Superintendent Henry Arledge told WLOX he believes what happened could be connected to vandalism that happened at West Harrison High last year.
  • Tournament to honor slain fraternity member, former officer

    Tournament to honor slain fraternity member, former officer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:49 GMT
    In conjunction with Uplift, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will host its annual "Don Williams Memorial Golf Tournament" on Saturday August 16 at 8:00 a.m.
    Hosted at the North Creek Golf Course, the four-man scramble is held each year to honor the loss of former Memphis Police Officer Don Williams and to raise money for Uplift, Inc.
  • Vandals spray paint obscenities at Harrison Central High School

    Vandals spray paint obscenities at Harrison Central High School

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:10:49 GMT
    Vandals sprayed green and orange paint on the $700,000 football turf. Cleanup crews were hoping that the chemicals used to wipe away the paint wouldn't damage the field.
    Vandals sprayed green and orange paint on the $700,000 football turf. Cleanup crews were hoping that the chemicals used to wipe away the paint wouldn't damage the field. Harrison County School District Athletic Director Bobby Trosclair says the clean up should take about two days.
  • Youth incarceration rate decreasing in Mississippi

    Youth incarceration rate decreasing in Mississippi

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:54:16 GMT
    The teenage incarceration rate is decreasing in Mississippi. Mississippi is being called a "comeback" state by reducing the juvenile population behind bars. Advocates say it is critical today's youth
    Mississippi is being called a "comeback" state by reducing the juvenile population behind bars. Advocates say it is critical today's youth became productive adults.
  • Fire rips through YMCA building in Ocean Springs

    Fire rips through YMCA building in Ocean Springs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:37:25 GMT
    A huge fire in Ocean Springs temporarily shut down part of Government Street on Wednesday afternoon as firefighters worked to save the YMCA teen counseling and senior center.
    A huge fire in Ocean Springs temporarily shut down part of Government Street on Wednesday afternoon as firefighters worked to save the YMCA teen counseling and senior center. Flames shot through the building, and YMCA officials said they're pretty sure the facility is now a complete loss.
  • Coroner: Gulfport murder victim was shot in the groin

    Coroner: Gulfport murder victim was shot in the groin

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:31:26 GMT
    According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, Lamont Hayes, 41, was shot in the groin area and bled to death just a few hours later Tuesday night.
    An area of Gulfport still reeling from the brutal murder of a child last week was hit with another violent death Tuesday night. According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, Lamont Hayes, 41, was shot in the groin area and bled to death just a few hours later.
  • St. Luke Church to hold back-to-school explosion giveaway

    St. Luke Church to hold back-to-school explosion giveaway

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:26:48 GMT
    (WMC) - St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. The event is held every August and provide school supplies and more than 250 backpacks
    St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
  • Southaven city leaders consider a property tax increase

    Southaven city leaders consider a property tax increase

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:48 GMT
    (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
    (WMC)- Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe. With more people, Southaven leaders know more crime, deteriorating streets,
    Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe.
  • Looking underground for a jackpot of liquid gold

    Looking underground for a jackpot of liquid gold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:06:29 GMT
    Oil flowing out of wells looks more like dollar signs for some. "We're looking at per well to the state about 4.2, 4.3 million dollars," said Chuck Lambert, Pike County Board of Supervisors President. Oil
    Oil flowing out of wells looks more like dollar signs for some. "We're looking at per well to the state about 4.2, 4.3 million dollars," said Chuck Lambert, Pike County Board of Supervisors President. Oil
  • Southern Miss Gulf Coast Beach Bash set for Friday in Long Beach

    Southern Miss Gulf Coast Beach Bash set for Friday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:34:54 GMT
    Southern Miss football coach Todd Monken, assistant coaches, Golden Eagle players, Seymour and the Southern Miss cheerleaders will be on hand during the 16th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash. Tickets are
    Southern Miss football fans can get preview of the 2014 Golden Eagles season Friday night from 6-8 p.m. at Hardy Hall on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. (730 East Beach Blvd.)
  • Garcia charged with capital murder for Janaya's death

    Garcia charged with capital murder for Janaya's death

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:11:37 GMT
    man who was arrested last week for burglary is now charged with the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. Alberto Garcia has been in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center since Friday.
    Gulfport Police will hold a news conference at 3pm to release new information about the investigation into the murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. WLOX News will live stream the news conference as soon as it starts.
  • National Hot Dog Day attracts Hattiesburg customers

    National Hot Dog Day attracts Hattiesburg customers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:10:07 GMT
    Whether you like yours with chili, relish or just plain, hot dogs are an American staple, and they were celebrated today across the country. National Hot Dog Day is celebrated every July 23. Some hot
    Whether you like yours with chili, relish or just plain, hot dogs are an American staple, and they were celebrated today across the country.
  • Scott Walker receives 18 month prison sentence

    Scott Walker receives 18 month prison sentence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:06:20 GMT
    Businessman and former Ocean Springs mayoral candidate Scott Walker was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud and conspiracy.
    Businessman and former Ocean Springs mayoral candidate Scott Walker was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud and conspiracy. The Ocean Springs businessman will also pay $390,000 in restitution, and be on probation for three years.
  • Three hospitalized after Grandview Circle shooting

    Two men shot on Grandview Circle

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:00:56 GMT
    Around 1:30 PM, on Wednesday, Jackson police responded to a shooting call on the 500 block of Grandview circle.  Residents say a male in the house answered a knock at the door, then a male intruder came
    Police say three people have been hospitalized from gunshot wounds; all with various degrees of injury.
  • Teacher's aide arrested in blind student abuse case

    Teacher's aide arrested in blind student abuse case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:57:47 GMT
    (WMC) - A Mid-South teacher's aide turned herself into the authorities after a WMC Action News 5 investigation. The case against Webster Collins was collecting dust for a year until the mother of the alleged
    A Mid-South teacher's aide turned herself into the authorities after a WMC Action News 5 investigation into allegations she beat a blind student.
  • Man busted after crawling through McDonald's drive-thru window

    Man busted after crawling through McDonald's drive-thru window

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:50:33 GMT
    Canton police busted 42-year-old Eduardo Demond Nichols for attempted armed robbery at a fast food restaurant early Tuesday morning.  Nichols is charged with breaking into the McDonald's on Highway 22
    Nichols is charged with breaking into the McDonald's on Highway 22 by crawling through the drive-thru window.
  • Lucedale shooting suspect surrenders to police

    Lucedale shooting suspect surrenders to police

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:36:31 GMT
    A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Lucedale Tuesday night turned himself in to police Wednesday morning.
    A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Lucedale Tuesday night turned himself in to police Wednesday morning. The shooting happened Tuesday night at 10:21 on Kennedy Street.
  • Shortage of required back to school vaccine in Pine Belt

    Shortage of required back to school vaccine in Pine Belt

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:30:48 GMT
    The T-dap vaccine, which protects children from lockjaw and whooping cough, is in short supply in the Pinebelt area. T-dap is a required immunization for seventh graders and according to officials, the
    The T-dap vaccine, which protects children from lockjaw and whooping cough, is in short supply in the Pinebelt area.
  • Former volunteer fireman sentenced for arson

    Former volunteer fireman sentenced for arson

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:09:40 GMT
    A former Lamar County Volunteer Firefighter pled guilty to first degree arson. Michael Graham Davis was sentenced to the Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) program and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution
    A former Lamar County Volunteer Firefighter pled guilty to first degree arson.
  • USAO Press Release - Eleven local National Guard Soldiers Indicted

    USAO Press Release - Eleven local National Guard Soldiers Indicted

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:19:08 GMT
    This is a news release from the USAO Jackson, Miss - Eleven current or former Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in defrauding the Mississippi
    Eleven current or former Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in defrauding the Mississippi Army National Guard's Recruiter Assistance Program ("GRAP") which provided financial incentives to enlisted soldiers for assisting in recruiting potential soldiers into the Mississippi Army National Guard, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.
  • Medical House Call: Sinus problems

    Medical House Call: Sinus problems

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:18:11 GMT
    There's a condition affecting 37 million Americans, both adults and children. Experts say that number is more than those who suffer from arthritis or hypertension. The doctors at ear, nose and throat,
    There's a condition affecting 37 million Americans, both adults and children. Experts say that number is more than those who suffer from arthritis or hypertension. The doctors at ear, nose and throat, Hattiesburg Clinic said this sickness causes pain, infections and can impact many people's quality of life.
  • Mississippi ranks 3rd nationwide in casino employment

    Mississippi ranks 3rd nationwide in casino employment

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:06:31 GMT
    Mississippi's 29 casinos employ about 23,000 people. And they're not all Blackjack dealers. "There are general managers, slot technicians, law enforcement, surveillance positions. They run the gamut
    The state's 29 casinos employ about 23,000 people.
  • Hattiesburg, Laurel Regional Airport gets new provider

    Hattiesburg, Laurel Regional Airport gets new provider

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:56:40 GMT
    A new service provider is coming to the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport. Sky West has signed on to be the new provider starting in November. They will replace silver Airways. Weekdays, American Eagle
    A new service provider is coming to the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport. Sky West has signed on to be the new provider starting in November. 
  • Sheriff's badge, ID card taken from business man charged with rape

    Sheriff's badge, ID card taken from business man charged with rape

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:33:29 GMT
    WMC Action News 5 investigators have learned real sheriff badges could be in the hands of imposters.
    WMC Action News 5 investigators have learned real sheriff badges could be in the hands of imposters.
  • Gulfport AD comments on MHSAA moving title football games to MSU & Ole Miss

    Gulfport AD comments on MHSAA moving title football games to MSU & Ole Miss

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:29:56 GMT
    MHSAA executive director Don Hinton made the announcement at a news conference in Jackson this morning. The state football championship games will no longer be played at Jackson's Veterans Memorial Stadium.
    The Mississippi High School Activities Association has announced several venue changes to its postseason football championships, the Mississippi-Alabama Football Classic and the quarterfinals of the State basketball tournament.  As far as football is concerned, Gulf port Athletic Director Bryan Caldwell has mixed feelings.
  • Woman and 12-month-old baby killed in Walthall Co fatal crash

    Woman and 12-month-old baby killed in Walthall Co fatal crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:50:20 GMT
    A woman and her 12-month-old baby were killed in a car crash on Sunday afternoon. At around 2:30 pm, Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the two vehicle fatal collision. The crash happened on MS
    The Impala, driven by Smith, crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with Bailey's pickup.
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  • Newsome: "I just snapped, I choked her and I didn't stop"

    Newsome murder trial Day 3: Items suggest struggle between couple

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:41:05 GMT
    A videotaped confession that shows Curtis Newsome admitting to killing his girlfriend was revealed to the jury in court today.
    A videotaped confession that shows Curtis Newsome admitting to killing his girlfriend was revealed to the jury in court today.
  • Police: Opelika man arrested for attempting to cash forged check

    Police: Opelika man arrested for attempting to cash forged check

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:26:05 GMT
    Jerry W. Johnson, 54, from Opelika, Ala. was arrested after police say he attempted to cash a forged check. Police responded to a call of a forgery in progress at a bank located in the 2000 block of Bent
    Jerry W. Johnson, 54, from Opelika, Ala. was arrested after police say he attempted to cash a forged check. Police responded to a call of a forgery in progress at a bank located in the 2000 block of Bent
  • Sink hole opens in backyard on Lee Rd 500

    Sink hole opens in backyard on Lee Rd 500

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:39:06 GMT
    Residents in the Lakes Subdivision on Lee Road 500 are trying to figure out what to do after a giant canyon-like sink hole opened up in their backyard.  They tell News Leader 9 that Russell County, Phenix
    Residents in the Lakes Subdivision on Lee Road 500 are trying to figure out what to do after a giant canyon-like sink hole opened up in their backyard.  News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy looks into who's responsible for fixing it.
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