Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”
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  Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

President Donald Trump says he'll make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues.


  Mississippi Cornhole hosts regional tournament in Laurel

Trooper escapes injury after flipping vehicle

4 Rebels rostered for Shrine Game

1,500 Southern Pine customers lose power

First Alert: All tornado warnings have expired

All tornado warnings in the WDAM viewing area have expired.
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  Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was offering a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace."

  Tips for preventing winter house fires

8th-ranked Lady Bobcats take down East Central, 84-56

Hailes’ big game helps USM snap streak

Griffin’s shot lifts USM past 49ers, 63-60

Mississippi WIC funded through February amid shutdown

USM to add strength & conditioning coach

Severe storms possible Saturday morning, followed by much colder air

Good News: Nonprofit picks up home rebuild for alleged fraud victim

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  Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington on Saturday amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history.


ODU runs away from USM, 78-60

Jones’ rallies for OT win over East Central

Jones College pulls out overtime win against visiting East Central Community College Thursday night in Ellisville.


Sunbelt Federal Credit Union offers assistance during government shutdown

Inmate at Mississippi prison found dead from apparent hanging

Lucedale woman killed in crash on Hwy. 612

More choices for Generation Z, many skipping college for careers

  Hattiesburg economy continues to thrive despite business closures

In the past month, several businesses have closed in Hattiesburg. Some of those same stores were the people’s favorite.
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  ‘But we didn’t know it’: Honor roll student suspended after using counterfeit money at school

Christian Philon and his parents say the punishment is unfair.

  MDOT offers tips for winter weather travelers

USM ranked among nation’s top universities in leading research

3 kilos of cocaine seized during Lamar Co. traffic stop

Man charged with auto burglary after officers spot him running from stolen car