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3 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

Carlos Yancey, 35, of Hattiesburg died from what appeared to be a gun shot wound according Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Forrest General Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Two charged with commercial burglary in Petal

On August 20, 2014, officers with the Petal Police Department responded to an alarm at a commercial business located on South Main Street in Petal.

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Related Topix: Petal, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation.

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Related Topix: Lamar County, MS, Jones County, MS

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

HPD report indicates two year gap in reporting sex allegations at Headstart

A Hattiesburg Police department incident report states that PACE Headstart Director, Peggy Ainsworth, told police about a 2012 child sex abuse allegation in May of 2014.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Jaycees collecting school supplies for foster kids

The Hattiesburg Jaycees are helping dozens of deserving children get ready for a new school year.

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Related Topix: Family, Hattiesburg, MS, Kids

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Sex allegations lead to investigation at PACE Head Start

An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program due to the failure of properly reporting sexual abuse allegations.

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Sunherald.com

Southern Miss football player arrested for armed robbery

Southern Miss football player Ed Wilkins was one of two people arrested by Hattiesburg police on armed robbery charges Friday morning.

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