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    Body recovered at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Body recovered at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:03:51 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. Law enforcement officers tells us he is one of two man who fell from a boat near the Breakers Sunday night.

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    A man's body has been recovered from the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a boating accident. Law enforcement officers tells us he is one of two man who fell from a boat near the Breakers Sunday night.

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  • Mississippi Royalty the first professional female football team in state

    Mississippi Royalty the first professional female football team in state

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:49:57 GMT
    Mississippi Royalty. Courtesy: WDAMMississippi Royalty. Courtesy: WDAM

    Shoulder pads and helmets, loud sidelines and, of course, tackling. Saturday had all the signs of a fall Friday night in the Pine Belt – the only difference was the all-female cast that took to San Antonio Field in Hattiesburg. It was the Mississippi Royalty, representing as the state’s first female football team in the Women’s Football Alliance. “Mississippi Royalty? We’re about head-knocking and highlight-making..."

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    Shoulder pads and helmets, loud sidelines and, of course, tackling. Saturday had all the signs of a fall Friday night in the Pine Belt – the only difference was the all-female cast that took to San Antonio Field in Hattiesburg. It was the Mississippi Royalty, representing as the state’s first female football team in the Women’s Football Alliance. “Mississippi Royalty? We’re about head-knocking and highlight-making..."

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  • Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton makes superhuman catch

    Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton makes superhuman catch

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:29:24 GMT
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: MLBBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: MLB
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: MLBBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: MLB
    Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton put on a show in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Taylorsville native tracked down a line drive to center, dove horizontal to make an unbelievable catch on the warning track. ARE YOU KIDDING, @BillyHamilton?!? pic.twitter.com/zITYmTEmZA — MLB (@MLB) June 17, 2018 Hamilton covered 77 feet at 30.6 feet per second and had just a two percent probability of making the catch, according to MLB Statcast. The sixth-year big-leaguer a...More >>
    Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton put on a show in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Taylorsville native tracked down a line drive to center, dove horizontal to make an unbelievable catch on the warning track. ARE YOU KIDDING, @BillyHamilton?!? pic.twitter.com/zITYmTEmZA — MLB (@MLB) June 17, 2018 Hamilton covered 77 feet at 30.6 feet per second and had just a two percent probability of making the catch, according to MLB Statcast. The sixth-year big-leaguer a...More >>
  • Claiborne and Festival South host "A Salute To Fathers"

    Claiborne and Festival South host "A Salute To Fathers"

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:25:11 GMT
    This Father’s Day celebration was put together to raise money, awareness, and support those living with Alzheimer’s.; (Photo source: WDAM)This Father’s Day celebration was put together to raise money, awareness, and support those living with Alzheimer’s.; (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Claiborne and Festival South teamed up with the Alzheimer's Association to host “A Salute To Fathers” celebration Sunday, June 17 at the Claiborne Retirement community in Hattiesburg.

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    The Claiborne and Festival South teamed up with the Alzheimer's Association to host “A Salute To Fathers” celebration Sunday, June 17 at the Claiborne Retirement community in Hattiesburg.

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  • 1 dead after single-car crash on Hwy. 49 near Brooklyn

    1 dead after single-car crash on Hwy. 49 near Brooklyn

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:24:43 GMT

    One person is dead following a crash Sunday evening in Forrest County.

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    One person is dead following a crash Sunday evening in Forrest County.

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  • Miss Mississippi contestants arrive for 2018 competition

    Miss Mississippi contestants arrive for 2018 competition

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:23:15 GMT

    Sunday 49 contestants arrived in Vicksburg. They are hoping to win the title of Miss Mississippi 2018. They are also working to convince the panel of judges they are "Simply the Best" woman for the job of representing this state.

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    Sunday 49 contestants arrived in Vicksburg. They are hoping to win the title of Miss Mississippi 2018. They are also working to convince the panel of judges they are "Simply the Best" woman for the job of representing this state.

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  • Festival South kicks off Film Expo

    Festival South kicks off Film Expo

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:15:47 GMT
    The Film Expo will last until June 23.; (Photo source: WDAM)The Film Expo will last until June 23.; (Photo source: WDAM)
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Festival South kicked off their Festival South Film Expo at The Grand Theater Sunday evening which will last until June 23rd.

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    Festival South kicked off their Festival South Film Expo at The Grand Theater Sunday evening which will last until June 23rd.

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  • Residents spot injured crane on Biloxi Beach

    Residents spot injured crane on Biloxi Beach

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:42:30 GMT
    The crane was spotted on Biloxi Beach across from Edgewater Mall before the sun went down. (Photo source: WLOX)The crane was spotted on Biloxi Beach across from Edgewater Mall before the sun went down. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The crane was spotted on Biloxi Beach across from Edgewater Mall before the sun went down. (Photo source: WLOX)The crane was spotted on Biloxi Beach across from Edgewater Mall before the sun went down. (Photo source: WLOX)

    An injured crane was spotted on the beach Sunday evening waiting for the care of animal experts.\

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    An injured crane was spotted on the beach Sunday evening waiting for the care of animal experts.\

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  • Flying discs become life-saving tool for performing dogs

    Flying discs become life-saving tool for performing dogs

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:08:13 GMT
    Disc-Connected K9's trainer Lawrence Frederick gives 14-year-old Easy Rider a hug after a performance on Sunday. (Photo source: WLOX)Disc-Connected K9's trainer Lawrence Frederick gives 14-year-old Easy Rider a hug after a performance on Sunday. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Disc-Connected K9's trainer Lawrence Frederick gives 14-year-old Easy Rider a hug after a performance on Sunday.Disc-Connected K9's trainer Lawrence Frederick gives 14-year-old Easy Rider a hug after a performance on Sunday.

    The Frisbee stunts seemed pretty easy for Easy Rider, which isn’t bad considering he is 14 years old dog with a deformed leg from being abused at a young age by his owner. Now, he’s a performance dog.

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    The Frisbee stunts seemed pretty easy for Easy Rider, which isn’t bad considering he is 14 years old dog with a deformed leg from being abused at a young age by his owner. Now, he’s a performance dog.

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  • Fire official gives safety tips for trash burning this summer

    Fire official gives safety tips for trash burning this summer

    Fire official gives safety tips for trash burning this summer

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:23:31 GMT
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    While we are seeing a pretty good amount of daily showers, but dryer days could be ahead. 

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    While we are seeing a pretty good amount of daily showers, but dryer days could be ahead. 

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  • Gulfport church examines the role fathers play in the world

    Gulfport church examines the role fathers play in the world

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-06-18 00:17:04 GMT
    One place where there wasn't a shortage of fathers today was Handsboro Baptist Church. (Photo source: WLOX)One place where there wasn't a shortage of fathers today was Handsboro Baptist Church. (Photo source: WLOX)
    One place where there wasn't a shortage of fathers today was Handsboro Baptist Church. (Photo source: WLOX)One place where there wasn't a shortage of fathers today was Handsboro Baptist Church. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A local church took the time to remind the congregation about the important role fathers play in society. 

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    A local church took the time to remind the congregation about the important role fathers play in society. 

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  • Blue Star Museums offering military free admission through Labor Day

    Blue Star Museums offering military free admission through Labor Day

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:10:41 GMT
    Hattiesburg's African American Military History Museum is one of thousands participating in the Blue Star Museum program this summer. (Photo Source: WDAM)Hattiesburg's African American Military History Museum is one of thousands participating in the Blue Star Museum program this summer. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    From now until Labor Day weekend, Blue Star Museums will offer active-duty military personnel and their families free admission. The initiative started in 2010 through the partnership of Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts and museums across America. In a letter of support, First Lady Melania Trump offered praise to the nearly decade long program.  "For the past few years, museums across our Nation have offered free admis...

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    From now until Labor Day weekend, Blue Star Museums will offer active-duty military personnel and their families free admission. The initiative started in 2010 through the partnership of Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts and museums across America. In a letter of support, First Lady Melania Trump offered praise to the nearly decade long program.  "For the past few years, museums across our Nation have offered free admis...

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  • Vendor slots available for Moss Point's inaugural Rejuvenation Festival

    Vendor slots available for Moss Point's inaugural Rejuvenation Festival

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:30:24 GMT
    Moss Point's 'Rejuvenation Festival' is planned for June 30 (photo source: WLOX)Moss Point's 'Rejuvenation Festival' is planned for June 30 (photo source: WLOX)
    Moss Point's 'Rejuvenation Festival' is planned for June 30 (photo source: WLOX)Moss Point's 'Rejuvenation Festival' is planned for June 30 (photo source: WLOX)

    Mark your calendars! The first ever Rejuvenation Festival is happening on the last day of June in Moss Point.

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    Mark your calendars! The first ever Rejuvenation Festival is happening on the last day of June in Moss Point.

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  • Father's Day draws families to the water for fishing fun

    Father's Day draws families to the water for fishing fun

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:26:31 GMT
    The Cunningham family spends Father's Day fishing in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)The Cunningham family spends Father's Day fishing in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)
    The Cunningham family spends Father's Day fishing in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)The Cunningham family spends Father's Day fishing in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)

    Sunday is a day to celebrate Dad and many families are taking to the water to enjoy some South Mississippi sunshine.

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    Sunday is a day to celebrate Dad and many families are taking to the water to enjoy some South Mississippi sunshine.

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  • Gulfport airport evacuated after small fire

    Gulfport airport evacuated after small fire

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:54:15 GMT
    A small fire in the baggage area at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is out and passengers are being allowed back in the building following an evacuation. (File photo)A small fire in the baggage area at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is out and passengers are being allowed back in the building following an evacuation. (File photo)

    A fire in the baggage area at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport caused officials to evacuate the airport just before 8 a.m. Sunday.

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    A fire in the baggage area at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport caused officials to evacuate the airport just before 8 a.m. Sunday.

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  • Last-minute Father's Day rush gets crowds searching for right gift

    Last-minute Father's Day rush gets crowds searching for right gift

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:53:46 GMT
    Retail outlets on the Coast were busy Saturday with last-minute shoppers for Father's Day. (Photo source: WLOX)Retail outlets on the Coast were busy Saturday with last-minute shoppers for Father's Day. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The National Retail Federation expects Father's Day spending to reach a near record of $15.3 billion. The federation reported the expected spending this year would be second only to last year's $15.5 billion, the highest in the 15-year history of the survey.

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    The National Retail Federation expects Father's Day spending to reach a near record of $15.3 billion. The federation reported the expected spending this year would be second only to last year's $15.5 billion, the highest in the 15-year history of the survey.

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  • Fundraiser helps injured Bay St. Louis firefighter

    Fundraiser helps injured Bay St. Louis firefighter

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:53:22 GMT
    The Mississippi Blue Knights spent months planning this fundraiser for Michael Guitreau, who was hit while riding his motorcycle to work in April. (Photo source: WLOX)The Mississippi Blue Knights spent months planning this fundraiser for Michael Guitreau, who was hit while riding his motorcycle to work in April. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Bay St. Louis community showed its support for an injured firefighter at a benefit Saturday. 

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    The Bay St. Louis community showed its support for an injured firefighter at a benefit Saturday. 

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  • Annual seafood cook-off brings some of the best chefs to Jackson

    Annual seafood cook-off brings some of the best chefs to Jackson

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:10 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    It can only be described as a collision of culinary talent. The best Chefs from all over the state came together and threw down, All in the name of food.

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    It can only be described as a collision of culinary talent. The best Chefs from all over the state came together and threw down, All in the name of food.

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  • Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious

    Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-06-17 13:56:56 GMT
    Jordan McClain, 20, is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Source: Ocean Springs Police Dept)Jordan McClain, 20, is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Source: Ocean Springs Police Dept)

    A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he drove to Alabama and picked up five underage girls in foster care.

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    A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he drove to Alabama and picked up five underage girls in foster care.

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  • Youth basketball clinic teaches life skills

    Youth basketball clinic teaches life skills

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-06-17 04:01:53 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    South 28th Avenue Baptist Church hosted a free basketball clinic to provide young boys with fundamental life skills Saturday.

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    South 28th Avenue Baptist Church hosted a free basketball clinic to provide young boys with fundamental life skills Saturday.

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  • Hattiesburg track and field program reflects on historical season

    Hattiesburg track and field program reflects on historical season

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:46:39 GMT

    The wait was long for the Hattiesburg High boys track and field program. But, after winning its first state title last month, the victory was that much more sweeter.

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    The wait was long for the Hattiesburg High boys track and field program. But, after winning its first state title last month, the victory was that much more sweeter.

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  • Local festival celebrates craft beer industry

    Local festival celebrates craft beer industry

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:32:53 GMT
    About 120 different beers from nearly three dozen breweries in 13 states were showcased.;(Photo source: WDAM)About 120 different beers from nearly three dozen breweries in 13 states were showcased.;(Photo source: WDAM)

    Beer lovers converged on downtown Hattiesburg Saturday for the 6th Annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival.

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    Beer lovers converged on downtown Hattiesburg Saturday for the 6th Annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival.

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  • Lena man dead after car crashes into tree in Madison Co.

    Lena man dead after car crashes into tree in Madison Co.

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-06-17 02:38:15 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BaNKSource: Raycom Image BaNK

    One person is dead following a Saturday morning car accident in Madison County. According to Corporal Kervin Stewart, the Mississippi Highway Patrol was called to Highway 16 near Virgin Mary Road shortly after 6:30 a.m.

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    One person is dead following a Saturday morning car accident in Madison County. According to Corporal Kervin Stewart, the Mississippi Highway Patrol was called to Highway 16 near Virgin Mary Road shortly after 6:30 a.m.

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  • Stokes hosts early Father's Day celebration

    Stokes hosts early Father's Day celebration

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-06-17 02:29:52 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    An early Father's Day celebration was held Saturday in Jackson, thanks to one city councilman.

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    An early Father's Day celebration was held Saturday in Jackson, thanks to one city councilman.

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  • Lauderdale County man charged in wife's shooting death

    Lauderdale County man charged in wife's shooting death

    Saturday, June 16 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-06-17 01:35:16 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Lauderdale County deputies say a man shot his wife in the head Friday night. It happened at a home on Brown Hooke Road.

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    Lauderdale County deputies say a man shot his wife in the head Friday night. It happened at a home on Brown Hooke Road.

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  • Hundreds gathered to celebrate Juneteenth in Hattiesburg

    Hundreds gathered to celebrate Juneteenth in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-06-17 00:52:29 GMT
    Hundreds gathered at Vernon Dahmer Park in Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)Hundreds gathered at Vernon Dahmer Park in Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    Hundreds gathered at Vernon Dahmer Park in Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)Hundreds gathered at Vernon Dahmer Park in Hattiesburg. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    It was all about food, fun and fellowship at the 34th Annual Hattiesburg Juneteenth Festival. Attendees gathered at Vernon Dahmer Park on June 19 to partake in the festivities.  “We have two stages of live entertainment of gospel, hip-hop and R&B and blues on this stage," said executive director and coordinator, Ray Smith. "We got a softball tournament, we have a car show and a great variety of food, arts and crafts.”  Juneteenth is cele...More >>
    It was all about food, fun and fellowship at the 34th Annual Hattiesburg Juneteenth Festival. Attendees gathered at Vernon Dahmer Park on June 19 to partake in the festivities.  “We have two stages of live entertainment of gospel, hip-hop and R&B and blues on this stage," said executive director and coordinator, Ray Smith. "We got a softball tournament, we have a car show and a great variety of food, arts and crafts.”  Juneteenth is cele...More >>
  • Woman arrested on meth charge in Perry County

    Woman arrested on meth charge in Perry County

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-06-17 00:08:51 GMT
    Deputies arrested Frances McDaniel, 38, of Ovett. McDaniel is charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. ; (Photo source: WDAM)Deputies arrested Frances McDaniel, 38, of Ovett. McDaniel is charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. ; (Photo source: WDAM)

    A woman is behind bars facing felony drug charges after deputies discovered crystal meth in her possession during a traffic stop in Perry County.

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    A woman is behind bars facing felony drug charges after deputies discovered crystal meth in her possession during a traffic stop in Perry County.

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  • Conservation group teaches kids about fishing responsibly

    Conservation group teaches kids about fishing responsibly

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-06-17 00:01:36 GMT
    The children each received a free rod and reel that got to keep. But all the fish they caught were released back into the water. (Photo source: WLOX)The children each received a free rod and reel that got to keep. But all the fish they caught were released back into the water. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Simpson Pier in Long Beach was full of kids Saturday morning. The young anglers woke up bright and early for a fishing rodeo. 

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    Simpson Pier in Long Beach was full of kids Saturday morning. The young anglers woke up bright and early for a fishing rodeo. 

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  • Volunteers brave the heat to pick up trash at Point Cadet Plaza

    Volunteers brave the heat to pick up trash at Point Cadet Plaza

    Saturday, June 16 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-06-16 22:18:38 GMT
    Volunteers spent Saturday morning picking up trash at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)Volunteers spent Saturday morning picking up trash at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)

    The sweltering sun didn't stop more than a dozen people from volunteering their time Saturday morning to pick up trash at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi.

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    The sweltering sun didn't stop more than a dozen people from volunteering their time Saturday morning to pick up trash at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi.

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  • The Spotlight: man severely burned fights to live for his son

    The Spotlight: man severely burned fights to live for his son

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:59:04 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    A former Huntington basketball player who was severely burned is working to fight not only to keep his life on track but also his son's. 

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    A former Huntington basketball player who was severely burned is working to fight not only to keep his life on track but also his son's. 

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  • NOPD: Man reported missing from Bayou St. John neighborhood

    NOPD: Man reported missing from Bayou St. John neighborhood

    Carrol Fisher, 30 (Source: NOPD)Carrol Fisher, 30 (Source: NOPD)
    Carrol Fisher, 30 (Source: NOPD)Carrol Fisher, 30 (Source: NOPD)

    New Orleans police are asking for the public's help in locating a man reported missing from the Bayou St. John neighborhood. 

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    New Orleans police are asking for the public's help in locating a man reported missing from the Bayou St. John neighborhood. 

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  • Mother of missing Slidell man pleads for his safe return

    Mother of missing Slidell man pleads for his safe return

    Samuel Impastato (STPSO)Samuel Impastato (STPSO)
    Samuel Impastato (STPSO)Samuel Impastato (STPSO)

    The family of a missing Slidell man are pleading for his safe return. 23-year-old Samuel Impastato hasn't been seen since Thursday afternoon. With no activity on his bank account and no contact with family or friends, his mother is turning to the public for help. 

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    The family of a missing Slidell man are pleading for his safe return. 23-year-old Samuel Impastato hasn't been seen since Thursday afternoon. With no activity on his bank account and no contact with family or friends, his mother is turning to the public for help. 

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