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  • Flooding forces road, school closings in Mid-South

    Flooding forces road, school closings in Mid-South

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-22 22:58:33 GMT
    (Source: Viewer Tommy Jones)(Source: Viewer Tommy Jones)

    Several inches of rain have been dumped on the Mid-South this week, and we're starting to see the effects.

    Several inches of rain have been dumped on the Mid-South this week, and we're starting to see the effects.

  • 2 on run after ramming DeSoto Co. deputy cruiser

    2 on run after ramming DeSoto Co. deputy cruiser

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:43 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Law enforcement in DeSoto County is seeking two men after a stolen car rammed into a deputy's vehicle.

    Law enforcement in DeSoto County is seeking two men after a stolen car rammed into a deputy's vehicle.

  • ‘Slugfest’ Predicted At Ross Barnett For Bassmaster Central Open

    ‘Slugfest’ Predicted At Ross Barnett For Bassmaster Central Open

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:28 PM EST2018-02-22 22:28:26 GMT
    Photo by Nate Sims/B.A.S.S.Photo by Nate Sims/B.A.S.S.

    Unseasonably warm weather in central Mississippi is creating an ideal scenario for what most excites bass fishermen, just in time for the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

    Unseasonably warm weather in central Mississippi is creating an ideal scenario for what most excites bass fishermen, just in time for the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

  • Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence

    Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-02-22 21:43:14 GMT
    An alleged school shooting threat rattled students within the Stone County School District. (Photo Source: WLOX)An alleged school shooting threat rattled students within the Stone County School District. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

    The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

  • UPDATE: Vicksburg Police make arrest in restaurant shooting

    UPDATE: Vicksburg Police make arrest in restaurant shooting

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-22 21:30:17 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Vicksburg Police have charged 58-year-old James Jeffery McBroom of #5 Hayfield Road with aggravated assault in connection with a Wednesday night shooting at the Klondyke Restaurant at 100 North Washington Street.

    Vicksburg Police have charged 58-year-old James Jeffery McBroom of #5 Hayfield Road with aggravated assault in connection with a Wednesday night shooting at the Klondyke Restaurant at 100 North Washington Street.

  • Southern Miss NCS4 helps keep Winter Olympics safe

    Southern Miss NCS4 helps keep Winter Olympics safe

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-02-22 21:32:13 GMT
    The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, played a role in training security for the Winter Olympics. (Photo source: WDAM)The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, or NCS4, played a role in training security for the Winter Olympics. (Photo source: WDAM)
    (Source: WDAM Staff)(Source: WDAM Staff)

    As the stunning flips and tricks of the 2018 Winter Olympics played out from South Korea over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched and cheered on Team U.S.A. to bring home the gold.    What you might not know is the University of Southern Miss had a hand in the huge strides to keep the event safe and secure for athletes and spectators on the other side of the world. 

    As the stunning flips and tricks of the 2018 Winter Olympics played out from South Korea over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched and cheered on Team U.S.A. to bring home the gold.    What you might not know is the University of Southern Miss had a hand in the huge strides to keep the event safe and secure for athletes and spectators on the other side of the world. 

  • Suspects wanted for attempted ATM theft

    Suspects wanted for attempted ATM theft

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-02-22 21:15:37 GMT
    A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)A suspect in the attempted ATM theft in Saucier, MS. (Photo Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Harrison County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspects involved with an attempted ATM theft in Saucier. 

    Harrison County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspects involved with an attempted ATM theft in Saucier. 

  • Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-02-22 21:27:56 GMT
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder.  (Photo source: WLOX)A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

  • North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-02-22 21:20:52 GMT
    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

  • HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-02-22 21:03:53 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

  • Scammers targeting doctors, dentists in Jones Co.

    Scammers targeting doctors, dentists in Jones Co.

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:45 PM EST2018-02-22 20:45:07 GMT
    Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. (Photo source: Pixabay)Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. (Photo source: Pixabay)
    Laurel Police warning residents of local scammerLaurel Police warning residents of local scammer

    Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies received four scam reports within five minutes Thursday.

    Scammers are targeting doctors and dentists in Jones County. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies received four scam reports within five minutes Thursday.

  • Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-02-22 20:14:12 GMT
    Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

  • Laurel police warning residents of local scammer

    Laurel police warning residents of local scammer

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-22 18:26:35 GMT
    Laurel Police warning residents of local scammerLaurel Police warning residents of local scammer
    Laurel Police warning residents of local scammerLaurel Police warning residents of local scammer

    The Laurel police is warning the public about a scam that attempts to get money from residents.

    The Laurel police is warning the public about a scam that attempts to get money from residents.

  • Sumrall High School boosts police presence after social media threat

    Sumrall High School boosts police presence after social media threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-02-22 17:37:57 GMT
    The Lamar County School District says safety and security for students is always a priority for all schools in the district. (Photo source: WDAM)The Lamar County School District says safety and security for students is always a priority for all schools in the district. (Photo source: WDAM)

    An increased police presence was visible at Sumrall High School on Thursday morning due to a social media post posing a threat.

    An increased police presence was visible at Sumrall High School on Thursday morning due to a social media post posing a threat.

  • School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security

    School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-22 17:14:12 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

    On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

  • Home catches fire in Wesson

    Home catches fire in Wesson

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-22 17:13:13 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A home caught fire in Wesson early Thursday morning. 

    A home caught fire in Wesson early Thursday morning. 

  • Remembering the life and legacy of Billy Graham

    Remembering the life and legacy of Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-02-22 17:12:46 GMT
    Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.

    The Reverend Billy Graham was known as "America's Pastor" and ministered to millions of people across the world. He passed away Wednesday morning at his home in North Carolina, at the age 99.

    The Reverend Billy Graham was known as "America's Pastor" and ministered to millions of people across the world. He passed away Wednesday morning at his home in North Carolina, at the age 99.

  • Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones County

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-02-22 16:28:36 GMT
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)
    Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)Overnight Fire destroys home in Jones Co.; (Photo Source: Powers Fire & Rescue)

    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

    Volunteer fire and rescue units in Jones County battled a house fire that occurred overnight Wednesday.

  • Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-22 16:17:12 GMT

    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

  • Hancock County officials investigating middle school threat

    Hancock County officials investigating middle school threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-02-22 16:16:03 GMT
    School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    School leaders in Hancock County are investigating a threat of a school shooting at Hancock Middle School. So far they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found. 

    School leaders in Hancock County are investigating a threat of a school shooting at Hancock Middle School. So far they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found. 

  • Abandoned building burns in Hattiesburg

    Abandoned building burns in Hattiesburg

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-02-22 14:52:55 GMT
    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building, and they are still on the scene Thursday morning. 

    Hattiesburg firefighters battled a structure fire overnight at an abandoned building, and they are still on the scene Thursday morning. 

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor Trailer roll over on US 49, use caution

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor Trailer roll over on US 49, use caution

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:16 AM EST2018-02-22 14:16:29 GMT

    A tractor tractor trailer carrying live chickens traveling on US 49 before Jaynesville Road flipped over causing traffic delays in Covington County.

    A tractor tractor trailer carrying live chickens traveling on US 49 before Jaynesville Road flipped over causing traffic delays in Covington County.

  • WLOX Editorial: Swift action needed

    WLOX Editorial: Swift action needed

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-02-21 21:48:13 GMT

    In the days since the shootings that killed 17 people in a Florida school, tensions have been high among students and parents across the nation. In our area, possible threats and rumors of threats yielded quick action to find and arrest those making these threats. That is how it should be.   

    In the days since the shootings that killed 17 people in a Florida school, tensions have been high among students and parents across the nation. In our area, possible threats and rumors of threats yielded quick action to find and arrest those making these threats. That is how it should be.   

  • Harrison County Court declares remains of condo project as “blighted”

    Harrison County Court declares remains of condo project as “blighted”

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-02-22 00:08:16 GMT
    The property's owner has until the beginning of March to appeal the court's order. (Photo Source: WLOX)The property's owner has until the beginning of March to appeal the court's order. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    The property's owner has until the beginning of March to appeal the court's order. (Photo Source: WLOX)The property's owner has until the beginning of March to appeal the court's order. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Henderson Point residents frustrated by the remains of a stalled condo project are excited by news that the property may finally come down.

    Henderson Point residents frustrated by the remains of a stalled condo project are excited by news that the property may finally come down.

  • Ben Bennight on impact of media attention after FL shooting

    Ben Bennight on impact of media attention after FL shooting

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:01 PM EST2018-02-21 22:01:20 GMT
    For Ben Bennight, the adventure began last September, when a cryptic post appeared on his YouTube page. (Photo Source: WLOX)For Ben Bennight, the adventure began last September, when a cryptic post appeared on his YouTube page. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    For Ben Bennight, the adventure began last September, when a cryptic post appeared on his YouTube page. (Photo Source: WLOX)For Ben Bennight, the adventure began last September, when a cryptic post appeared on his YouTube page. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A D'Iberville bail bond company owner was unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight in the wake of the Florida school shooting. 

    A D'Iberville bail bond company owner was unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight in the wake of the Florida school shooting. 

  • Renovations to Smith Park nearing completion

    Renovations to Smith Park nearing completion

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:06 AM EST2018-02-22 08:06:29 GMT

    Renovations to Smith Park in Downtown Jackson are nearing completion. Ben Allen, president of Downtown Jackson Partners said the park is expected to reopen in April.

    Renovations to Smith Park in Downtown Jackson are nearing completion. Ben Allen, president of Downtown Jackson Partners said the park is expected to reopen in April.

  • Jackson Police investigate an officer-involved shooting

    Jackson Police investigate an officer-involved shooting

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:56 AM EST2018-02-22 07:56:44 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A man is fighting for his life after being shot by Jackson Police. The officer-involved shooting happened on Deer Park Street.

    A man is fighting for his life after being shot by Jackson Police. The officer-involved shooting happened on Deer Park Street.

  • Trooper school prepares cadets for active shooters

    Trooper school prepares cadets for active shooters

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:21 AM EST2018-02-22 07:21:54 GMT

    Cadets at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy are just weeks away from graduating, but what they are training for this week is something instructors say they didn't have to practice 20 years ago.

    Cadets at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy are just weeks away from graduating, but what they are training for this week is something instructors say they didn't have to practice 20 years ago.

  • UMMC physicians creating models to reduce opioid addiction

    UMMC physicians creating models to reduce opioid addiction

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:46 AM EST2018-02-22 06:46:39 GMT

    Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are working to prevent and reduce Opioid addiction. Medical experts say an average of half a million Opioid pills are dispensed daily by doctors in Mississippi.

    Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are working to prevent and reduce Opioid addiction. Medical experts say an average of half a million Opioid pills are dispensed daily by doctors in Mississippi.

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  • Alleged summer squash scam ends with federal indictment

    Alleged summer squash scam ends with federal indictment

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-22 22:27:39 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The U.S. Department of Justice has uncovered an alleged squash scam in south Alabama that has resulted in an indictment against a U.S. government employee.

    The U.S. Department of Justice has uncovered an alleged squash scam in south Alabama that has resulted in an indictment against a U.S. government employee.

  • Funeral arrangements set for Officer Justin Billa

    Funeral arrangements set for Officer Justin Billa

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:26 PM EST2018-02-22 22:26:18 GMT
    Slain Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa (MPD)Slain Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa (MPD)
    Slain Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa (MPD)Slain Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa (MPD)

    Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, February, 20, 2018.

    Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, February, 20, 2018.

  • Officer Justin Billa's commander tearfully remembers him

    Officer Justin Billa's commander tearfully remembers him

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-22 17:13:56 GMT

    FOX10 News sat down with the MPD's 3rd Precinct Commander, Captain Douglas Parmenter to talk about Officer Billa. The captain was fighting to hold back tears as he talked about him.

    FOX10 News sat down with the MPD's 3rd Precinct Commander, Captain Douglas Parmenter to talk about Officer Billa. The captain was fighting to hold back tears as he talked about him.

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