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  • Jackson's water crisis deepens

    Jackson's water crisis deepens

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:27 AM EST2018-01-20 06:27:41 GMT

    Jackson's water crisis deepens. City leaders are scrambling to control the outbreak of water main breaks caused by freezing weather. Some residents are still dealing with a dramatic drop in pressure.     

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    Jackson's water crisis deepens. City leaders are scrambling to control the outbreak of water main breaks caused by freezing weather. Some residents are still dealing with a dramatic drop in pressure.     

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  • Jackson's two new museums offer more free admission

    Jackson's two new museums offer more free admission

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:39 AM EST2018-01-20 05:39:41 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Thousands of Mississippians took advantage of touring the two new museums during the Martin Luther King holiday for free earlier this week. 

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    Thousands of Mississippians took advantage of touring the two new museums during the Martin Luther King holiday for free earlier this week. 

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  • JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-20 05:10:08 GMT
    JCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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  • Brandon tops Terry in OT thriller, 66-65

    Brandon tops Terry in OT thriller, 66-65

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-01-20 04:14:32 GMT
    Brandon (15-5) made the short trip to Terry (14-5) to take the lead in 6-6A with a 66-65 victory.  Terry led 31-23 at the half, but Brandon rallied in the second half and pushed the game to overtime.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Brandon (15-5) made the short trip to Terry (14-5) to take the lead in 6-6A with a 66-65 victory.  Terry led 31-23 at the half, but Brandon rallied in the second half and pushed the game to overtime.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Sanderson Farms Championship raised $1.2 million for hospital

    Sanderson Farms Championship raised $1.2 million for hospital

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-01-20 04:03:13 GMT
    Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a check from proceeds raised during the 2017 tournament to Friends of Children's Hospital, a fundraising organization for Batson Children's Hospital. The check was written for $1.2 million, which is a new record. The 2016 tournament raised more than $1.125 million for Friends of Children's Hospital. Century Club Charities is now planning to raise more money through the North Mississip...More >>
    Century Club Charities, the host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, presented a check from proceeds raised during the 2017 tournament to Friends of Children's Hospital, a fundraising organization for Batson Children's Hospital. The check was written for $1.2 million, which is a new record. The 2016 tournament raised more than $1.125 million for Friends of Children's Hospital. Century Club Charities is now planning to raise more money through the North Mississip...More >>
  • Dr. Toy Watts welcomed as the new Laurel School District Superintendent

    Laurel School District welcomes new superintendent

    Laurel School District welcomes new superintendent

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-01-20 03:43:00 GMT
    "I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life," Dr. Toy Watts said. (Photo source: Laurel School District)"I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life," Dr. Toy Watts said. (Photo source: Laurel School District)

    The new Laurel School District Superintendent said she's ready to hit the ground running. Jessica Bowman sat down with Dr. Toy Watts Friday to talk about her new position and her plans for the future of the district. Dr. Toy Watts said, "I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life." With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Toy Watts was selected by the Board of Trustees as Laurel's new superintendent, and an honorable role as the first woman selec...

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    The new Laurel School District Superintendent said she's ready to hit the ground running. Jessica Bowman sat down with Dr. Toy Watts Friday to talk about her new position and her plans for the future of the district. Dr. Toy Watts said, "I absolutely love knowing I can be a change agent in someone's life." With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Toy Watts was selected by the Board of Trustees as Laurel's new superintendent, and an honorable role as the first woman selec...

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  • Hattiesburg woman gets a fresh new start

    Hattiesburg woman gets a fresh new start

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-01-20 03:33:13 GMT
    Volunteers came together to dedicate Stewart’s home to her through song and praise. At the end of the ceremony, she was handed the keys and paperwork for her home. (Photo source: WDAM)Volunteers came together to dedicate Stewart’s home to her through song and praise. At the end of the ceremony, she was handed the keys and paperwork for her home. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Throughout the year, several people were offered the opportunity to have their home rebuilt after last year’s tornado. Now, one year later, it’s 89-year-old Pauline Stewart’s turn for a fresh start. According to her son Eugene Stewart, he says the damages to her home were very extensive. He said he almost considered moving her in with him in Georgia. 

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    Throughout the year, several people were offered the opportunity to have their home rebuilt after last year’s tornado. Now, one year later, it’s 89-year-old Pauline Stewart’s turn for a fresh start. According to her son Eugene Stewart, he says the damages to her home were very extensive. He said he almost considered moving her in with him in Georgia. 

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    Beloved zookeeper and Jackson teen identified as victims in Scott St. double homicide

    Beloved zookeeper and Jackson teen identified as victims in Scott St. double homicide

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:45 PM EST2018-01-20 02:45:28 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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  • Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Two arrested for burglary and restaurant fire, police say

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:43 PM EST2018-01-20 02:43:18 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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  • Defense rests in trial of nurse charged with manslaughter

    Defense rests in trial of nurse charged with manslaughter

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-01-20 02:34:06 GMT
    The manslaughter trial for Carmen Brannan, pictured here in court in May 2017, began Thursday. She is accused of denying medical care to a patient in the county jail. (Source: WLOX)The manslaughter trial for Carmen Brannan, pictured here in court in May 2017, began Thursday. She is accused of denying medical care to a patient in the county jail. (Source: WLOX)

    The defense rested late Friday night in the trial of nurse accused in the death of a former patient.

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    The defense rested late Friday night in the trial of nurse accused in the death of a former patient.

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  • State Auditor investigates Pelahatchie's possible misappropriation of drug seizure funds

    State Auditor investigates Pelahatchie's possible misappropriation of drug seizure funds

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-01-20 02:30:31 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A small Rankin County town is under the State Auditor's microscope. The agency is tracking years of possible misspending in Pelahatchie.

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    A small Rankin County town is under the State Auditor's microscope. The agency is tracking years of possible misspending in Pelahatchie.

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  • Real life captured in special art books

    Real life captured in special art books

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-20 02:04:48 GMT
    Marcussen is well-known around the country for his coastal flavored water colors. (Photo source: Stig Marcussen Art Facebook)Marcussen is well-known around the country for his coastal flavored water colors. (Photo source: Stig Marcussen Art Facebook)

    Ocean Springs artist Stig Marcussen considers himself an old-fashioned guy. He doesn't have a cell phone or use social media. Instead, he travels a lot and paints more than is imaginable. 

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    Ocean Springs artist Stig Marcussen considers himself an old-fashioned guy. He doesn't have a cell phone or use social media. Instead, he travels a lot and paints more than is imaginable. 

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  • Pascagoula police investigate infant girl's death

    Pascagoula police investigate infant girl's death

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-20 01:50:05 GMT
    The infant appeared to have died from SIDS (Photo source: WLOX)The infant appeared to have died from SIDS (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Pascagoula Police Department is investigating the death of an infant girl. 

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    The Pascagoula Police Department is investigating the death of an infant girl. 

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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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  • Boil water notice lifted for parts of Laurel

    Boil water notice lifted for parts of Laurel

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-20 00:37:08 GMT
    Boil water notice lifted for portions of Laurel; Photo Source: City of Laurel Gov't Facebook PageBoil water notice lifted for portions of Laurel; Photo Source: City of Laurel Gov't Facebook Page

    City officials have lifted a boil water notice for portions of Laurel.  

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    City officials have lifted a boil water notice for portions of Laurel.  

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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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  • 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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  • 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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