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  • Analyst: SRHS pension fund could be broke by 2025

    Analyst: SRHS pension fund could be broke by 2025

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-01-20 00:49:22 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    New court papers paint a bleak outlook for Singing River Health System retirees. Analysts just determined the system’s pension fund is in dire shape. And it’s very possible the pension fund will run out of money in eight years.

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    New court papers paint a bleak outlook for Singing River Health System retirees. Analysts just determined the system’s pension fund is in dire shape. And it’s very possible the pension fund will run out of money in eight years.

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  • Missing Biloxi teen found safe

    Missing Biloxi teen found safe

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-01-20 00:21:13 GMT
    Jada Butler was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo Source: WLOX)Jada Butler was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 15, 2018 (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The Biloxi Police Department would like your help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing. 

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    The Biloxi Police Department would like your help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing. 

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  • Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-19 23:58:32 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. 

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

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 3 on the Road: Golden West Cemetery

    3 on the Road: Golden West Cemetery

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-01-19 23:52:13 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Pastor Coleman pretty much thought this project looked impossible the first time he saw it last March. The first time he looked for it, all he actually saw that day was woods. 

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    Pastor Coleman pretty much thought this project looked impossible the first time he saw it last March. The first time he looked for it, all he actually saw that day was woods. 

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  • State maintains "B" grade for efforts to fight human trafficking

    State maintains "B" grade for efforts to fight human trafficking

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:18 PM EST2018-01-19 23:18:40 GMT
    The group, Advocates for Freedom, has put up billboards like this across Mississippi to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Source: WDAM.The group, Advocates for Freedom, has put up billboards like this across Mississippi to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Source: WDAM.

    For the fifth year in a row, a national organization has given Mississippi a "B" grade for its efforts to fight human trafficking.  Shared Hope International, based in Vancouver, Washington, issues an annual state report card on human trafficking laws. It says Mississippi has effective laws, but should make human trafficking training for law enforcement mandatory, rather than voluntary.  Some people in the Hattiesburg area who work to increase awareness of human...

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    For the fifth year in a row, a national organization has given Mississippi a "B" grade for its efforts to fight human trafficking.  Shared Hope International, based in Vancouver, Washington, issues an annual state report card on human trafficking laws. It says Mississippi has effective laws, but should make human trafficking training for law enforcement mandatory, rather than voluntary.  Some people in the Hattiesburg area who work to increase awareness of human...

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  • Hattiesburg police arrest armed robbery suspect

    Hattiesburg police arrest armed robbery suspect

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-19 23:12:59 GMT
    Jarvis Anderson is wanted for armed robbery with a deadly weapon. (Photo source: WDAM)Jarvis Anderson is wanted for armed robbery with a deadly weapon. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg police need help locating an armed armed robbery suspect. Jarvis Devonte Anderson, 18, is wanted for allegedly entering South Pointe Wine and Liquor and stealing a black bag containing the store's bank deposit on Jan. 15, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. Police said Anderson assaulted the clerk and displayed a handgun before leaving on foot in the direction of Edwards Street. Anyone with information should contact HPD at 601-545-4971 or Crime Stoppers...

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    Hattiesburg police need help locating an armed armed robbery suspect. Jarvis Devonte Anderson, 18, is wanted for allegedly entering South Pointe Wine and Liquor and stealing a black bag containing the store's bank deposit on Jan. 15, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. Police said Anderson assaulted the clerk and displayed a handgun before leaving on foot in the direction of Edwards Street. Anyone with information should contact HPD at 601-545-4971 or Crime Stoppers...

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  • Downtown Jackson will host the Hal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival

    Downtown Jackson will host the Hal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-01-19 23:06:08 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    This year, the parade will take place on Saturday, March 17 (so it's actually ON St. Patrick's Day this year!). 

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    This year, the parade will take place on Saturday, March 17 (so it's actually ON St. Patrick's Day this year!). 

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  • Silver Alert canceled for missing Columbus woman

    Silver Alert canceled for missing Columbus woman

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:03 PM EST2018-01-19 23:03:26 GMT
    Source: MBISource: MBI

    Silver Alert canceled for missing Columbus woman 

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    Silver Alert canceled for missing Columbus woman 

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  • Brooklyn Utility Association customers under "precautionary" boil-water alert

    Brooklyn Utility Association customers under "precautionary" boil-water alert

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-01-19 23:01:49 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued Friday a “precautionary boil-water alert” affecting about 1,800 Forrest County customers of the Brooklyn Utility Association. According to the state department’s website,

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    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued Friday a “precautionary boil-water alert” affecting about 1,800 Forrest County customers of the Brooklyn Utility Association. According to the state department’s website,

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  • MS may consider shortening school year due to winter weather

    MS may consider shortening school year due to winter weather

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-19 22:58:48 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant issued a State of Emergency for school districts impacted by winter weather.

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    Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant issued a State of Emergency for school districts impacted by winter weather.

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  • City of Jackson issues precautionary boil water advisory for 300 connections

    City of Jackson issues precautionary boil water advisory for 300 connections

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-19 22:55:57 GMT
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    On Friday, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the following areas: [100-2799] Maddox Road Channel 16 Way Timberlawn Road Plummer Circle & Del Rey Drive Rebel Circle & Forrest Hill Drive Portwood Drive [2300-2699] Raymond Road [3000-3399] Forrest Hill Road  Forrest Park Subdivision 

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    On Friday, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the following areas: [100-2799] Maddox Road Channel 16 Way Timberlawn Road Plummer Circle & Del Rey Drive Rebel Circle & Forrest Hill Drive Portwood Drive [2300-2699] Raymond Road [3000-3399] Forrest Hill Road  Forrest Park Subdivision 

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    Beloved zookeeper identified as victim in Scott St. double homicide

    Beloved zookeeper identified as victim in Scott St. double homicide

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-19 22:55:13 GMT

    One of the victims of a double homicide on Scott Street Friday has been identified as Percy King. Fifty-seven-year-old King served as a zookeeper at the Jackson Zoo from 1997-2011 and as a member of the Jackson Zoo Board starting in 2017.

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    One of the victims of a double homicide on Scott Street Friday has been identified as Percy King. Fifty-seven-year-old King served as a zookeeper at the Jackson Zoo from 1997-2011 and as a member of the Jackson Zoo Board starting in 2017.

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  • Hattiesburg mayor signs adoption of HPD pay scale alignment

    Hattiesburg mayor signs adoption of HPD pay scale alignment

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-19 22:49:29 GMT
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. Dozens of officers and city officials were on hand at the HPD headquarters on Klondyke Street to witness the occasion. The scale lists a starting salary per position and increases throughout the tenure. It also increases an individual's salary based on college education.  Barker hopes for it to be a ...More >>
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker signed a resolution adopting the new pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Police Department on Friday afternoon. Dozens of officers and city officials were on hand at the HPD headquarters on Klondyke Street to witness the occasion. The scale lists a starting salary per position and increases throughout the tenure. It also increases an individual's salary based on college education.  Barker hopes for it to be a ...More >>
  • Gulfport announces road closure

    Gulfport announces road closure

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-19 22:11:29 GMT
    The road closure on 13th St. between 24th Ave. and 25th Ave. has been scheduled from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26 (Photo Source: WLOX)The road closure on 13th St. between 24th Ave. and 25th Ave. has been scheduled from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26 (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The City of Gulfport released plans to close roads to traffic in order to complete a new project. 

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    The City of Gulfport released plans to close roads to traffic in order to complete a new project. 

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  • Nine car burglaries in one night in St. Martin

    Nine car burglaries in one night in St. Martin

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:47 PM EST2018-01-19 21:47:41 GMT
    one of the five suspects in a string of car burglaries in St. Martin (Photo Source: WLOX)one of the five suspects in a string of car burglaries in St. Martin (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Officers are searching for five suspects connected to nine vehicle burglaries that took place in St. Martin. 

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    Officers are searching for five suspects connected to nine vehicle burglaries that took place in St. Martin. 

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  • Fourth suspect pleads guilty in Pass parade shooting

    Fourth suspect pleads guilty in Pass parade shooting

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-01-19 21:39:59 GMT
    Donald Dedeaux pleaded guilty in a shooting at the 2016 Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade. (Source: Harrison County Jail)Donald Dedeaux pleaded guilty in a shooting at the 2016 Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade. (Source: Harrison County Jail)

    A fourth person has pleaded guilty in a 2016 shooting at a Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade. Donald Dedeaux pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to aggravated assault in Harrison County Friday morning. 

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    A fourth person has pleaded guilty in a 2016 shooting at a Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade. Donald Dedeaux pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to aggravated assault in Harrison County Friday morning. 

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  • Frozen pond provides fun for felines

    Frozen pond provides fun for felines

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-01-19 21:30:14 GMT
    A handful of outdoor kittens discovered a frozen pond in Hurley Friday morning. (Source: Jon Higginbotham)A handful of outdoor kittens discovered a frozen pond in Hurley Friday morning. (Source: Jon Higginbotham)

    It was a fun-filled, frozen morning for a handful of feline friends in Jackson County. 

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    It was a fun-filled, frozen morning for a handful of feline friends in Jackson County. 

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  • JPS dismisses school early Friday due to lack of water pressure

    JPS dismisses school early Friday due to lack of water pressure

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:04 PM EST2018-01-19 21:04:18 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Jackson public schools are dismissing early Friday due to lack of water pressure. Elementary dismissing at 12:00 p.m. Middle Schools dismissing at 12:30 p.m. High Schools dismissing at 1:00 p.m. 

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    Jackson public schools are dismissing early Friday due to lack of water pressure. Elementary dismissing at 12:00 p.m. Middle Schools dismissing at 12:30 p.m. High Schools dismissing at 1:00 p.m. 

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  • 2 men killed in Jasper Co. interstate crash identified

    2 men killed in Jasper Co. interstate crash identified

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-19 20:56:48 GMT

    Two men were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 in Jasper County on Wednesday.

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    Two men were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 in Jasper County on Wednesday.

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  • Suspect in La Fiesta Brava shooting arrested in TX

    Suspect in La Fiesta Brava shooting arrested in TX

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-19 20:56:26 GMT
    Rhakim Jamal James (Photo source: HPD)Rhakim Jamal James (Photo source: HPD)

    The suspect wanted in a shooting that injured six people at La Fiesta Brava on Jan. 5 was arrested Friday morning in Texas.

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    The suspect wanted in a shooting that injured six people at La Fiesta Brava on Jan. 5 was arrested Friday morning in Texas.

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  • Hattiesburg Fire Department investigating early morning blaze

    Hattiesburg Fire Department investigating early morning blaze

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-01-19 20:55:38 GMT
    When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames. (Photo source: Vikki Layne)When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames. (Photo source: Vikki Layne)

    The Hattiesburg Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning house fire.

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    The Hattiesburg Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning house fire.

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  • Missing Ridgeland pilot found dead

    Missing Ridgeland pilot found dead

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-01-19 20:18:44 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    The missing pilot who graduated from Ridgeland High School was found dead on Friday.  Paul Graham was a 2009 graduate from Ridgeland High School. 

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    The missing pilot who graduated from Ridgeland High School was found dead on Friday.  Paul Graham was a 2009 graduate from Ridgeland High School. 

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  • Biloxi bakery turns dangerous trend into tasty treat

    Biloxi bakery turns dangerous trend into tasty treat

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:17 PM EST2018-01-19 20:17:58 GMT
    Cheeky Monkey turned a dangerous trend into a tasty treat. (Photo source: Cheeky Monkey)Cheeky Monkey turned a dangerous trend into a tasty treat. (Photo source: Cheeky Monkey)

    There are always new trends sweeping the nation, especially among the youth. Challenges ranged from pouring icy cold water over your body, to standing as still as possible like a mannequin, to eating a mouthful of cinnamon. But the latest trend of eating Tide Pods laundry detergent is possibly the most dangerous yet.

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    There are always new trends sweeping the nation, especially among the youth. Challenges ranged from pouring icy cold water over your body, to standing as still as possible like a mannequin, to eating a mouthful of cinnamon. But the latest trend of eating Tide Pods laundry detergent is possibly the most dangerous yet.

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  • Family escapes after home catches fire in Pearl

    Family escapes after home catches fire in Pearl

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-01-19 19:29:08 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    According to a neighbor, the fire broke out at 5:00 a.m. and one person was inside when it started. The neighbor said they were able to escape safely.

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    According to a neighbor, the fire broke out at 5:00 a.m. and one person was inside when it started. The neighbor said they were able to escape safely.

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  • Man assaulted, robbed at downtown Jackson hotel

    Man assaulted, robbed at downtown Jackson hotel

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-01-19 19:28:03 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A man was assaulted and robbed outside of a downtown Jackson hotel. 

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    A man was assaulted and robbed outside of a downtown Jackson hotel. 

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  • Gov. Bryant declares State of Emergency for school districts affected by winter weather

    Gov. Bryant declares State of Emergency for school districts affected by winter weather

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-19 19:25:02 GMT
    Source: TwitterSource: Twitter

    According to Twitter, Governor Bryant says the State Board of Education retains authority to decide if schools will make up any days missed.

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    According to Twitter, Governor Bryant says the State Board of Education retains authority to decide if schools will make up any days missed.

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  • USS Fitzgerald arrives in South Mississippi

    USS Fitzgerald arrives in South Mississippi

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:58 PM EST2018-01-19 18:58:10 GMT
    The USS Fitzgerald arrived in South Mississippi Friday morning for repairs at Ingalls Shipyard. (Source: WLOX)The USS Fitzgerald arrived in South Mississippi Friday morning for repairs at Ingalls Shipyard. (Source: WLOX)

    Outlined against the sun, the USS Fitzgerald painted a patriotic picture of American strength as it churned through the water, heading to the Port of Pascagoula. 

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    Outlined against the sun, the USS Fitzgerald painted a patriotic picture of American strength as it churned through the water, heading to the Port of Pascagoula. 

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  • Coast cities make up top 4 affordable beach towns in U.S.

    Coast cities make up top 4 affordable beach towns in U.S.

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:57 PM EST2018-01-19 18:57:29 GMT
    Coast cities are some of the most affordable beach towns to visit, according to one website. (Source: WLOX)Coast cities are some of the most affordable beach towns to visit, according to one website. (Source: WLOX)

    Four South Mississippi cities are taking top spots in a survey of the most affordable beach towns in America. Topping that list is Gulfport, which comes in the number one spot.

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    Four South Mississippi cities are taking top spots in a survey of the most affordable beach towns in America. Topping that list is Gulfport, which comes in the number one spot.

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