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  • USM takes home 3 post season honors a day before the C-USA Championship opens play on Wednesday

    USM takes home 3 post season honors a day before the C-USA Championship opens play on Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:59:16 GMT

    The eight teams competing in the C-USA Championship at MGM Park held practice sessions on Tuesday.  It was another day when Southern Miss garnered post-season honors.

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    The eight teams competing in the C-USA Championship at MGM Park held practice sessions on Tuesday.  It was another day when Southern Miss garnered post-season honors.

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  • Family of slain Laurel teen speaks out

    Family of slain Laurel teen speaks out

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:48:40 GMT
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    The mother of 18-year-old Addie May, who was killed early Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting, collected her daughter's diploma during her graduation from Laurel High School Tuesday night. Her father, Kevin May, says his daughter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "As a father, I just want people to know that my daughter is gone but she will never be forgotten," says Kevin May. "We're going to keep her name uplifted like she's still with us because she...

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    The mother of 18-year-old Addie May, who was killed early Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting, collected her daughter's diploma during her graduation from Laurel High School Tuesday night. Her father, Kevin May, says his daughter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "As a father, I just want people to know that my daughter is gone but she will never be forgotten," says Kevin May. "We're going to keep her name uplifted like she's still with us because she...

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  • State Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds

    State Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:37:03 GMT
    State Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds. Source: Pelahatchie.OrgState Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds. Source: Pelahatchie.Org

    State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the town of Pelahatchie misspent nearly $500,000 in seized drug funds. 

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    State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the town of Pelahatchie misspent nearly $500,000 in seized drug funds. 

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  • Mississippi Humanities Council hosts panel to discuss state and city infrastructure crisis

    Mississippi Humanities Council hosts panel to discuss state and city infrastructure crisis

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:27:51 GMT
    The Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel discussion to address concerns from citizens regarding potholes, bridge closures and the role of state government. Source: WLBTThe Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel discussion to address concerns from citizens regarding potholes, bridge closures and the role of state government. Source: WLBT
    The Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel discussion to address concerns from citizens regarding potholes, bridge closures and the role of state government. Source: WLBTThe Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel discussion to address concerns from citizens regarding potholes, bridge closures and the role of state government. Source: WLBT

    The Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel discussion to address concerns from citizens regarding potholes, bridge closures and the role of state government.

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    The Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel discussion to address concerns from citizens regarding potholes, bridge closures and the role of state government.

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  • Waiting on Justice: Pretrial detention in Mississippi

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:27:19 GMT
    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. (Photo source: WDAM)Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. "In our constitution, we're not guilty until proven guilty or they plead guilty," said circuit judge    "Pretrial detention is a problem set across the state of Mississippi,"  it's not a new problem, defendants sitting in jails waiting for their cases to make it through the court system. a list of pi...

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    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. "In our constitution, we're not guilty until proven guilty or they plead guilty," said circuit judge    "Pretrial detention is a problem set across the state of Mississippi,"  it's not a new problem, defendants sitting in jails waiting for their cases to make it through the court system. a list of pi...

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  • Hattiesburg voters approve bond renewal for HPSD

    Hattiesburg voters approve bond renewal for HPSD

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:16:21 GMT
    City officials are asking Hattiesburg residents to approve a bond renewal to improve aging school facilities. (Photo source: WDAM)City officials are asking Hattiesburg residents to approve a bond renewal to improve aging school facilities. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Tuesday is a big day for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls bright and early to vote in a special election to approve or reject a bond renewal.

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    Tuesday is a big day for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls bright and early to vote in a special election to approve or reject a bond renewal.

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  • City of Jackson announces youth initiatives

    City of Jackson announces youth initiatives

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:06:40 GMT
    The City of Jackson announced new initiatives Tuesday, focusing on programs for the Capital City’s youth. Source: WLBTThe City of Jackson announced new initiatives Tuesday, focusing on programs for the Capital City’s youth. Source: WLBT

    As the administration reviews the budget, Lumumba requested that the council give priority to youth programming when divvying up leftover funds.

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    As the administration reviews the budget, Lumumba requested that the council give priority to youth programming when divvying up leftover funds.

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  • Madison County District Attorney investigating voter fraud allegations in Canton

    Madison County District Attorney investigating voter fraud allegations in Canton

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:57:57 GMT
    Documents show Canton School Board member Courtney Rainey has at least two separate residences. Source: Canton School BoardDocuments show Canton School Board member Courtney Rainey has at least two separate residences. Source: Canton School Board

    The Madison County District attorney's office confirms there is an investigation underway into Canton Municipal elections last May and June.

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    The Madison County District attorney's office confirms there is an investigation underway into Canton Municipal elections last May and June.

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  • Election results in for Poplarville alderman

    Election results in for Poplarville alderman

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:52:03 GMT
    The city reports there were less than 10 affidavit ballots cast that will be counted Wednesday. (Photo source: Facebook)The city reports there were less than 10 affidavit ballots cast that will be counted Wednesday. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The unofficial results of Tuesday’s special election for alderman in Poplarville were released Tuesday night. 

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    The unofficial results of Tuesday’s special election for alderman in Poplarville were released Tuesday night. 

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  • Kingston Frazier Courage Award presented to North Jackson Elementary School student

    Kingston Frazier Courage Award presented to North Jackson Elementary School student

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:51:20 GMT
    North Park Elementary School wraps up each school year with a ceremony praising kindergarten students for their individual achievements. One of those awards honors a boy who never got to graduate kindergarten. Source: WLBTNorth Park Elementary School wraps up each school year with a ceremony praising kindergarten students for their individual achievements. One of those awards honors a boy who never got to graduate kindergarten. Source: WLBT

    North Park Elementary School wraps up each school year with a ceremony praising kindergarten students for their individual achievements. One of those awards honors a boy who never got to graduate kindergarten.

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    North Park Elementary School wraps up each school year with a ceremony praising kindergarten students for their individual achievements. One of those awards honors a boy who never got to graduate kindergarten.

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  • Utica gas line repaired

    Utica gas line repaired

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:36:09 GMT
    The town of Utica is no longer without gas after a Tuesday evening line rupture. Source: GoogleThe town of Utica is no longer without gas after a Tuesday evening line rupture. Source: Google

    The town of Utica is no longer without gas after a Tuesday evening line rupture. 

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    The town of Utica is no longer without gas after a Tuesday evening line rupture. 

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  • Margaritaville Hotel in Vicksburg hosts job fair to fill more than 170 positions

    Margaritaville Hotel in Vicksburg hosts job fair to fill more than 170 positions

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:22:07 GMT
    The new Margaritaville Resort is hosting a job fair to fill more than 150 positions. Source: WLBTThe new Margaritaville Resort is hosting a job fair to fill more than 150 positions. Source: WLBT

    The new Margaritaville Resort is hosting a job fair to fill more than 150 positions.

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    The new Margaritaville Resort is hosting a job fair to fill more than 150 positions.

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  • Sheriff: West Harrison High student brought gun, knives, throwing stars to school

    Sheriff: West Harrison High student brought gun, knives, throwing stars to school

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:04:10 GMT
    A student was arrested on May 22 after officials found him with a gun and firearms. (Photo Source: West Harrison High School)A student was arrested on May 22 after officials found him with a gun and firearms. (Photo Source: West Harrison High School)

    A West Harrison High School Student was arrested after reportedly bringing a firearm on campus. 

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    A West Harrison High School Student was arrested after reportedly bringing a firearm on campus. 

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  • Two car dealerships are the latest developments in Gulfport

    Two car dealerships are the latest developments in Gulfport

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:33:57 GMT
    Delano believes the new developments will attracts new investments and interest from other business leaders for the area. (Photo source: WLOX)Delano believes the new developments will attracts new investments and interest from other business leaders for the area. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Delano believes the new developments will attracts new investments and interest from other business leaders for the area. (Photo source: WLOX)Delano believes the new developments will attracts new investments and interest from other business leaders for the area. (Photo source: WLOX)

    New development plans are scheduled for the city of Gulfport. Realtor Scott Delano confirmed two car dealerships, CarMax and Champion Chrysler will soon be added to the site near I-10 and Highway 605.

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    New development plans are scheduled for the city of Gulfport. Realtor Scott Delano confirmed two car dealerships, CarMax and Champion Chrysler will soon be added to the site near I-10 and Highway 605.

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  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art offering free admission to military personnel

    Walter Anderson Museum of Art offering free admission to military personnel

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:25:13 GMT
    WAMA is participating in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums. (Photo source: Facebook)WAMA is participating in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) will offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

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    The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) will offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

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  • Canton Public School District's superintendent fired

    Canton Public School District's superintendent fired

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:48:13 GMT
    The Canton School Board has fired Superintendent Cassandra Williams. Source: MS Association of School SuperintendentsThe Canton School Board has fired Superintendent Cassandra Williams. Source: MS Association of School Superintendents

    Board members called a special meeting Monday and fired the superintendent, who was attending a meeting at the State Department of Education in Jackson.

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    Board members called a special meeting Monday and fired the superintendent, who was attending a meeting at the State Department of Education in Jackson.

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  • U.S. Senate candidates speak at Democratic Senate Forum

    U.S. Senate candidates speak at Democratic Senate Forum

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:36:19 GMT
    Primary elections are June 5. (Photo source: WLOX)Primary elections are June 5. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Democratic Senate forum was held Tuesday night at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport. 

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    The Democratic Senate forum was held Tuesday night at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport. 

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  • Leake Co. man arrested after moonshine bust

    Leake Co. man arrested after moonshine bust

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:19:42 GMT
    Leake County man busted for moonshine gin; Source: WLBTLeake County man busted for moonshine gin; Source: WLBT

    A Leake County man was arrested on Tuesday after a moonshine still was found at his home. ABC agents and the Leake County Sheriff's Department responded to the home. 

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    A Leake County man was arrested on Tuesday after a moonshine still was found at his home. ABC agents and the Leake County Sheriff's Department responded to the home. 

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  • Dog fighting billboards to be put up to raise awareness

    Dog fighting billboards to be put up to raise awareness

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:08:04 GMT
    Mississippi's dog fighting laws are under the microscope this year. Source: WLBTMississippi's dog fighting laws are under the microscope this year. Source: WLBT
    Mississippi's dog fighting laws are under the microscope this year. Source: WLBTMississippi's dog fighting laws are under the microscope this year. Source: WLBT

    Mississippi's dog fighting laws are under the microscope this year and a push to strengthen them helped bring the problem out of the shadows and into the light. Now, a group of animal advocates hopes more visible reminders will lead to more arrests.

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    Mississippi's dog fighting laws are under the microscope this year and a push to strengthen them helped bring the problem out of the shadows and into the light. Now, a group of animal advocates hopes more visible reminders will lead to more arrests.

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  • Raleigh officer killed in car crash laid to rest

    Raleigh officer killed in car crash laid to rest

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:03:22 GMT
    Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith County Multi-Purpose Building for Raleigh police Officer E. P. Morris. (Photo source: WDAM)Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith County Multi-Purpose Building for Raleigh police Officer E. P. Morris. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith County Multi-Purpose Building for Raleigh police Officer E. P. Morris.

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    Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith County Multi-Purpose Building for Raleigh police Officer E. P. Morris.

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  • UPDATE: 2 in custody after body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    UPDATE: 2 in custody after body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:44:37 GMT
    Lamar County Sheriff's deputies discovered a dead body in a Lamar County freezer on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)Lamar County Sheriff's deputies discovered a dead body in a Lamar County freezer on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Lamar County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was found in a freezer Tuesday. Sheriff Danny Rigel confirms two persons of interest have been taken into custody.

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    Lamar County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was found in a freezer Tuesday. Sheriff Danny Rigel confirms two persons of interest have been taken into custody.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Things Must Change

    CONSIDER THIS: Things Must Change

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:39:50 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A freaking open manhole cover.

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    A freaking open manhole cover.

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  • USM focused on C-USA tournament

    USM focused on C-USA tournament

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:34:35 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Scott Berry said what has happened in the past is just that: passed. However, that does not mean that his Golden Eagles are unmindful that history has a way of repeating itself to those who ignore its lessons. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Scott Berry said what has happened in the past is just that: passed. However, that does not mean that his Golden Eagles are unmindful that history has a way of repeating itself to those who ignore its lessons. 

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Banking on NASCAR

    SPECIAL REPORT: Banking on NASCAR

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:59:32 GMT
    Six figure crowds. Speeds of 200 miles per hour. And Jackson city leaders see it right off I-55. Source: WLBTSix figure crowds. Speeds of 200 miles per hour. And Jackson city leaders see it right off I-55. Source: WLBT

    Banks is steering the project for the city of Jackson. They envision a wooded area off I-55 south near the Elton Road Exit backing up to the Pearl River as the future home of a NASCAR track. Banks tells MSNewsNow the area is designated as a flood zone.

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    Banks is steering the project for the city of Jackson. They envision a wooded area off I-55 south near the Elton Road Exit backing up to the Pearl River as the future home of a NASCAR track. Banks tells MSNewsNow the area is designated as a flood zone.

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  • Councilman Stokes calls for city to address blight issue by Medgar Evers home

    Councilman Stokes calls for city to address blight issue by Medgar Evers home

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:59:00 GMT
    Councilman Kenneth Stokes is calling for the city of Jackson to address the blight and conditions of the Medgar Evers historic district. Source: WLBTCouncilman Kenneth Stokes is calling for the city of Jackson to address the blight and conditions of the Medgar Evers historic district. Source: WLBT

    Councilman Kenneth Stokes is calling for the city of Jackson to address the blight and conditions of the Medgar Evers historic district.

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    Councilman Kenneth Stokes is calling for the city of Jackson to address the blight and conditions of the Medgar Evers historic district.

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  • Free community health fair to be held in Hattiesburg

    Free community health fair to be held in Hattiesburg

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:53:04 GMT
    Families First for Mississippi will be hosting a free community health fair in Hattiesburg on Wednesday. (Photo source: Families First for Mississippi)Families First for Mississippi will be hosting a free community health fair in Hattiesburg on Wednesday. (Photo source: Families First for Mississippi)
    Families First for Mississippi will be hosting a free community health fair in Hattiesburg on Wednesday. (Photo source: Families First for Mississippi)Families First for Mississippi will be hosting a free community health fair in Hattiesburg on Wednesday. (Photo source: Families First for Mississippi)
    Families First for Mississippi will be hosting a free community health fair in Hattiesburg on Wednesday.  The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 108 Sheffield Loop and is intended to help provide the necessary resources that families can benefit from, according to a Families First news release. The fair will feature a variety of vendors to provide services and educational materials on important health issues affecting the community. Services will include blood pre...More >>
    Families First for Mississippi will be hosting a free community health fair in Hattiesburg on Wednesday.  The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 108 Sheffield Loop and is intended to help provide the necessary resources that families can benefit from, according to a Families First news release. The fair will feature a variety of vendors to provide services and educational materials on important health issues affecting the community. Services will include blood pre...More >>
  • Charter boat captains hope to steer clear of possible stormy weather

    Charter boat captains hope to steer clear of possible stormy weather

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:09:21 GMT
    One of those groups paying close attention to the forecast is charter boat captains and crews. (Photo source: WLOX)One of those groups paying close attention to the forecast is charter boat captains and crews. (Photo source: WLOX)

    As the busy Memorial Day weekend approaches, everyone has their eyes on the potentially wet weather that's forecasted to impact the area. 

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    As the busy Memorial Day weekend approaches, everyone has their eyes on the potentially wet weather that's forecasted to impact the area. 

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  • Jackson County offices to close for Memorial Day

    Jackson County offices to close for Memorial Day

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:51:40 GMT
    County offices will all be open with their regular schedules on Tuesday, May 29. (Photo source: Facebook)County offices will all be open with their regular schedules on Tuesday, May 29. (Photo source: Facebook)
    County offices will all be open with their regular schedules on Tuesday, May 29. (Photo source: Facebook)County offices will all be open with their regular schedules on Tuesday, May 29. (Photo source: Facebook)

    Many county offices in Jackson County will be closed Monday, May 28 due to Memorial Day.

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    Many county offices in Jackson County will be closed Monday, May 28 due to Memorial Day.

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    15-year-old charged with murder in Rebel Wood Drive shooting

    15-year-old charged with murder in Rebel Wood Drive shooting

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:46:10 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    The shooting happened at the Pine Ridge Gardens apartments shortly after 7:00 p.m. Officers found Gates suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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    The shooting happened at the Pine Ridge Gardens apartments shortly after 7:00 p.m. Officers found Gates suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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  • NWLA first responders sharpen haz-mat skills with training

    NWLA first responders sharpen haz-mat skills with training

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:23:46 GMT
    (Source: KSLA)(Source: KSLA)

    The next time a hazmat incident takes place in Shreveport dozens of first responders will have the latest training under their belt to help save lives. 

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    The next time a hazmat incident takes place in Shreveport dozens of first responders will have the latest training under their belt to help save lives. 

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  • LaGrange baseball sends a pair of Gators to the next level

    LaGrange baseball sends a pair of Gators to the next level

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:19:35 GMT
    LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)
    LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)
    The LaGrange Gators had a pair of players sign college scholarships on Tuesday, as shortstop Jaylon Smith signed with Prairie View A&M and catcher Jevon Lewis signed with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. Smith chose the Panthers because he enjoyed the feel of the campus and wanted a chance to prove himself at the next level. "I’ve been waiting on this since I transferred to LaGrange, so I could show people that I can play the game," said Smith. "...More >>
    The LaGrange Gators had a pair of players sign college scholarships on Tuesday, as shortstop Jaylon Smith signed with Prairie View A&M and catcher Jevon Lewis signed with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. Smith chose the Panthers because he enjoyed the feel of the campus and wanted a chance to prove himself at the next level. "I’ve been waiting on this since I transferred to LaGrange, so I could show people that I can play the game," said Smith. "...More >>
  • Deputy coroner releases name of victim in deadly shooting

    Deputy coroner releases name of victim in deadly shooting

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:28:06 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    One man is dead and another man is in custody after a shooting in Sabine Parish Tuesday afternoon. 

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    One man is dead and another man is in custody after a shooting in Sabine Parish Tuesday afternoon. 

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