“She didn’t want to live like this”: Elderly man accused of killing ailing wife of 40 years in nursing home

Thomas Ballenger told investigators that he was depressed and harbored a significant amount of guilt for his wife’s illness.

Silver Alert Canceled: 64-year-old with dementia found safe

U by Kotex Tampons voluntarily recalled after reports of pieces getting stuck inside women’s bodies

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

“He’s a flight risk”: Madison County escaped inmate denied bond

Pascagoula daycare closed after cease-and-desist issued by health department

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Crash at US 49, Peps Point Rd cleared

Survey: Mississippi jail inmates fall, but many stay long

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

What should you be looking for when picking a daycare for your children?

Little Dreamers is an example of a licensed daycare facility.

Gas sold for a penny after pumps malfunction at Baton Rouge station

Gas prices have been low for weeks, but nothing quite like this.

  WDAM Investigates: Contractor troubles

Opening his door, Michael Selakovic says he walks into a nightmare, supposed to be his first home.“It’s a living hell, you know, a nightmare is putting it lightly,” said Selakovic.

A new recreational facility coming to Sumrall

A new recreational facility is coming to the town of Sumrall. The Lamar County Board of Supervisors voted to transfer $500,000 and the land needed to build a soccer and tennis complex in Sumrall.

Court of Appeals upholds grand larceny sentence

Victim recovering after Prentiss shooting

Merit Health Wesley recognized with Gold Seal in sepsis care

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Open enrollment deadline quickly approaching

Escaped Madison County inmate’s fiancée, her mother arrested for helping hide him

Jonestown mayor facing 100 years in prison for embezzlement

The mayor of the City of Jonestown has been arrested for allegedly embezzling resident’s water bill payments and a city police firearm.

Laurel man charged with molestation

A Laurel man has been charged after allegedly touching a young girl inappropriately.

Farm Bureau: Passage of Farm Bill positive for farmers, rural Mississippians

The Mississippi Farm Bureau said the expected passage of the 2018 Farm Bill will bring much needed relief to thousands of Mississippians.

Two arrested after unsupervised one-year-old dies, 2 other children taken from home

A man and woman are facing serious charges after a one-year-old died while in their care. Two other small children were taken into custody by DHS after showing signs of abuse.

Hattiesburg Fire Department adds three firefighters

The Hattiesburg Fire Department added three firefighters to its ranks on Tuesday during a swearing-in ceremony.

Woman charged in Jones County shooting; two men sought

A woman was charged Monday in a shooting that injured a man in Jones County on Nov. 29.

Bryant pledges support for cutting criminal punishments

Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll support efforts to reduce the number of Mississippians in prison in the 2019 legislative session.

18-wheeler overturns on I-59 in Hattiesburg

Road crews continue work to right an 18-wheeler that overturned in the median on Interstate 59 just north of the U.S. Highway 49 interchange Tuesday morning.

JPD: Arrest made in shooting near UMMC that left two children injured

Jackson police have made an arrest in a shooting that happened near the University of Mississippi Medical Center a little over a week ago.

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Friday

The Affordable Care Act enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. People who need coverage should go to healthcare.gov to examine their healthcare options.

Kathie Lee Gifford to leave ‘TODAY’ show after 11 years

After 11 years, Kathie Lee Gifford will be leaving the “TODAY” show.

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

‘White people are the best’: Columbia student’s racist tirade captured on video

In a racially charged rant, the Columbia sophomore harasses and shouts white supremacist ideologies at a group of primarily minority students.

GOP rep set to enter 2019 race for Mississippi governor

Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando is making an announcement Tuesday evening in DeSoto County.

Search intensifies for woman who disappeared in Colorado on Thanksgiving

Kelsey Berreth made a trip to a Safeway grocery store near Woodland Park, CO, on Thanksgiving Day. She hasn’t been seen since a short time later.

VIDEO: Saints punter Thomas Morstead gives glove to young fan

A young Saints fan had quite the reaction when punter Thomas Morstead handed her a very special keepsake after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

Parties waiting on judge’s decision in Petal annexation trial

After six days of testimony, the Forrest County Chancery Court is at a standstill in the Petal annexation trial.

Two Mississippi Museums project celebrates one year, exceeds expectations

More than 240,000 people visit Mississippi's Two Museum during the first year surpassing tourism industry projections

Pine Belt schools celebrate excellence in education

Mississippi Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright has been on the road throughout the state celebrating the state’s highest performing districts.

Here’s your 2018 USPS, FedEx and UPS holiday shipping deadline guide

According to the National Retail Federation, Black Friday will remain the busiest shopping day this holiday season with 116 million planning to shop.

Kosciusko police officer suspended indefinitely without pay following sexual battery arrest

According to Olive Branch police, it’s alleged that a woman met the suspect at a local establishment during an evening of socializing.

  Mississippi mother horrified after toddler attacked at daycare

Latoye Sutter got a message no mother wants to get while at work away from her child. Thursday, Sutter received a text at 9:03 p.m. stating that her son had been scratched in the face by another child. But it wasn’t the text that sent her heart racing.

Van stolen by Madison County inmate found; escapee still on the run

Todd Moudy was being transported back to the jail after a felony bond hearing when he escaped. He was able to overtake the officer and steal the van while shackled and handcuffed.

Freezing fog possible overnight

Freezing fog doesn’t happen often in south Mississippi, because generally when the area is below freezing it is very dry.

Missing Pike Co. man found dead in Lincoln Co.

A man who went missing from Pike County over a month ago was found dead last week in Lincoln County.

Ole Miss names Mike MacIntyre defensive coordinator

Mike MacIntyre, a two-time national coach of the year and coaching veteran with nearly three decades of experience, has been named Ole Miss’ defensive coordinator.

Trial date set for Thomleys in pharmacy fraud scheme case

Hope Thomley, Randall Thomley and Glenn Beach Jr. are scheduled for jury trial on March 19, 2019, in front of United States District Judge Keith Starrett.

Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

Trump's top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals, including Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Cleanup continues after truck vs. train crash in Lamar Co.

Crews in Lamar County continue work to clear the scene after a truck smashed into a train Sunday night on Old Okahola Road.

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era guidelines for school lunches

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansas.

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother in OH

Youngstown Fire Capt. Kurt Wright says the first floor of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Wright says three children were ages 9, 3 and 2 and the other two were 1-year-old twins.

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

The boy’s parents found the photo of the teacher on his phone and reported it to authorities, police said. She had been his teacher when he was in middle school.

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: 3-year-old girl found safe; suspect in custody

An AMBER Alert for a missing 3-year-old was canceled hours after it had been issued.

2 men facing prison, deportation after admitting to entering country illegally

Two foreign nationals are facing prison time and possible deportation after pleading guilty to illegally entering the United States after prior removal.

Truck hits train, causes boxcar to derail in Lamar Co.

A truck slammed into a train as it was crossing Old Okahola Road, causing it to partially derail, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

  Oak Grove’s Plumlee chosen WDAM’s POY

Oak Grove senior quarterback John Rhys Plumlee named Player of Year.

MDE holding lottery for special needs scholarship program

The Mississippi Department of Education is holding a lottery next week for parents of students with disabilities who would like to claim state money to remove their children from public schools to seek other educational services.

There’s still time to donate to HPD toy drive

The holiday season is a time for thanks and giving, and the Hattiesburg Police Department is doing its part to make sure underprivileged children have something to be thankful for this Christmas.

Saints outscore the Bucs 25-0 in the second half, clinch NFC South

Saints record improves to 11-2

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

The 12-year-old raised money through donations and odd jobs until he had enough to pay for his friend’s headstone.

African American Military History Museum celebrates Christmas

Museum invites the community for Christmas celebration.

Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

Pres. Donald Trump said Chief of Staff John Kelly is on his way out.

UPDATE: Body of missing 72-year-old Jackson man found on Gallatin Street

Tuner went missing on Tuesday, December 4. A Silver Alert was issued for him and his family searched for him for days.

Pine Belt residents gather for Columbia’s Candle Light Carol and Clause

Columbia’s Christmas display drew a massive crowd Friday night.

Richton holds annual Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park in Richton kicked off Friday with a bang.

Scott County woman found safe, Silver Alert cancelled

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has cancelled a Silver Alert that was issued for 67-year-old Karen Elizabeth Sprague of Lake in Scott County.

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

The plea agreement will remain under seal until a later date.

Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

Greyhound ceases operations at Hattiesburg Station

Greyhound Lines is no longer operating out of Hattiesburg Station downtown

Person in custody after ‘potential threat’ at West Marion HS

A person is in custody after a potential threat was made over social media at West Marion High School, according to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall.

Pink Up: Camp Bluebirds role for cancer patients

If the saying, “birds of a feather flock together” is true, then there’s perhaps no truer place to see it then at Paul B. Johnson state park in Forrest County in mid-April. That’s when camp bluebird perches in the pines.

Bond denied for man charged with kidnapping in girlfriend’s disappearance

Hattiesburg police charged a Laurel man with kidnapping on Tuesday in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of 25-year-old Falisa Carter.

GOOD NEWS: Supporters help cyclist’s dream to raise money for cancer stay alive

GOOD NEWS: Supporters help cyclist’s dream to raise money for cancer stay alive

Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested

In two incidents, teachers have taken scissors to their students' hair. While a teacher in California is facing charges, no charges have yet been filed against another teacher in New Mexico.

9 arrested during Forrest County prostitution sting

Nine people were arrested on a total of 12 charges during a Forrest County prostitution sting overnight Wednesday.