HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A politically connected former certified public accountant in Mississippi was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to defraud the United...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is saluting nearly 1,800 graduates.
Spokesman Michael Arnold says the university doesn't have an outside keynote speaker this...
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is suing police officers who accused him of killing his girlfriend, alleging his civil rights were violated.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a traveler with measles who visited Mississippi last month did not infect anyone in the state.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday that a...
RICHTON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of chickens were killed and a highway was blocked for hours when a tractor-trailer carrying live birds overturned in south Mississippi.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged in the kidnapping of his girlfriend is now charged with capital murder in her death.
The Hattiesburg American reports 32-year-old Demarcus...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Voters in a south Mississippi city have voted to increase the local hotel and restaurant tax from 2% to 3% to pay for parks and other services.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they're investigating a third site where a traveler passing through Mississippi could have infected people with measles.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Voters in south Mississippi are deciding whether a city should raise its hotel and restaurant tax.
The referendum in Hattiesburg on Tuesday would raise the tax from...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they're investigating whether a traveler passing through Mississippi may have infected people with measles.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in southern Mississippi is shifting to senior status, a move that opens a second seat in the six-judge district that President Donald Trump could...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol is losing its cannons.
The two World War I cannons have stood for decades on the south side of the building. On Thursday, they were permanently...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A body found last week in south Mississippi has been identified as a Hattiesburg woman missing since Nov. 25.
The Hattiesburg Police Department tells WDAM-TV that...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman says she was distressed to find dozens of plastic cafeteria trays dumped in a wooded area near a school.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi sheriff's deputies have found human remains after receiving an anonymous tip.
Forrest County Sheriff's Department Capt. Phillip Hendricks says the...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A school official says a Mississippi high school band director accused of child exploitation is no longer employed at the school.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi man charged in a fraud case that federal prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others has pleaded...
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Small engine manufacturer Kohler Co. is eliminating 600 jobs in Wisconsin as it transfers some of its work to Mississippi but the affected workers are getting employment...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man has died in a shooting that followed a family argument in Mississippi.
The Forrest County coroner told news outlets that 40-year-old Ronnie Turner of...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A maker of small engines is consolidating operations from Wisconsin to Mississippi, with plans to hire 250 people there over the next two years.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A suspect in a 2018 Louisiana killing has been arrested in Mississippi.
News outlets in both states say 23-year-old Kevon Southall of Houma was arrested early...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi city could have to repay $500,000 that the federal government says was "inappropriately used ... without adequate documentation."
UTSA seeks revenge on Southern Miss
UTSA (17-13, 11-6) vs. Southern Miss (18-11, 10-7)
Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Southern Miss goes for the season sweep over UTSA...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — MISSISSIPPI SENATE BY PARTY
The Mississippi Senate has 52 seats. Current partisan balance is 34 Republicans and 18 Democrats.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that a man who was wrongfully terminated is entitled to seek lost future earnings totaling $1.25...
12th person pleads guilty in Mississippi pharmacy fraud
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others.
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Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive pharmacy fraud
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty...
Hattiesburg ex-mayor DuPree running for secretary of state
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former mayor who was the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor in 2011 is now running for secretary of state.
New leaders at Mississippi utility roiled by complaints
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi water utility long roiled by member complaints has new leadership.
WDAM-TV reports that Arnold Line Water Association's board and membership agreed last week on new leaders, with the new choices taking over immediately.
2 men recaptured after jail escape, could face more charges
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two south Mississippi men face additional criminal charges after they were recaptured following a jail escape.
Local news outlets report 26-year-old Carlos Sibley and 29-year-old Donaven Harris were recaptured Saturday in Hattiesburg after escaping from the Forrest County jail Friday night.
Statue will honor slain civil rights leader in Mississippi
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — Artists are working on a statue of a Mississippi civil rights leader who was killed in 1966 when Ku Klux Klansmen firebombed his family's home.
Vernon Dahmer (DAY'-mur) of Hattiesburg was targeted because he encouraged fellow African-Americans to register to vote.
Former Mississippi CPA found guilty in tax case
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal jury has found a former accountant guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says jurors convicted 73-year-old Carl Nicholson, of Hattiesburg, Friday on all 11 tax-related charges he faced. Hurst says "justice prevailed ... and a long-time tax cheat was held accountable for his crimes."
Man convicted of killing another man at Mississippi store
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been convicted of shooting and killing a man at a convenience store nearly three years ago.
The Hattiesburg American reported a jury in Hattiesburg deliberated for three hours before finding 26-year-old Andre Baker guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Madison Sims.
Mississippi accountant on trial on federal tax charges
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal trial has started for a former certified public accountant facing tax-related charges in Mississippi.
News outlets reported the trial of 73-year-old Carl Nicholson started Monday in Hattiesburg.
Nicholson could be sentenced to up to 35 years in prison and fined nearly $3 million if he's convicted on all charges.
Nightclub closed over drugs, guns, other crime allegations
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi judge has closed a nightclub over allegations that crime involving drugs, weapons and gambling has been happening there.
News outlets report that authorities served a search warrant at Club Empire in Hattiesburg and closed it Friday.
Griffis takes oath as Mississippi Supreme Court justice
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new justice has been sworn in to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland was surrounded by family Friday as he took his oath from the new chief justice, Michael Randolph of Hattiesburg.
Griffis had served on the state Court of Appeals since January 2003 and was that court's chief judge for the past month. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed him to succeed Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson, who retired from the Supreme Court on Jan. 31.
Mississippi deputies involved in fatal wreck resign
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Mississippi says two deputies have resigned since being involved in a weekend wreck that killed two people.
Forrest County Sheriff's Capt. Phillip Hendricks said Wednesday that deputies Chey Sumrall and Josh Strickland have resigned. Hendricks tells news outlets that Sumrall on Saturday crashed a patrol car into a vehicle carrying 66-year old Charlie Epting Sr. and 80-year-old Annie Everette.
The First Bancshares: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $6.9 million.
The bank, based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 48 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to 64 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $37 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $31.7 million, beating Street forecasts.
2 die in Mississippi in wreck with sheriff’s deputy
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two people have died in a two-vehicle wreck involving a sheriff's deputy in Mississippi.
Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore says wreck happened Saturday at an intersection in the town.
A Forrest County sheriff's deputy was taken to a hospital with injuries that appeared to be minor.
Hattiesburg sets concert series in downtown theater
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Music is on the program in a Mississippi city that is hosting a series of concerts.
WDAM-TV reports that Hattiesburg Mayor Tobey Barker and community leaders announced the City Lights + Music Nights series.
Performers scheduled so far are Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Feb. 1, the Glenn Miller Orchestra Band on Feb. 9, Bobby Rush on June 29 and Keb Mo on Sept. 10.
Bible sent back to local veteran after 73 years
INKERMAN, Pa. (AP) — After arriving stateside following three years at sea during World War II, Haydn Evans left his Navy barracks in Washington state and didn't come back for three days. He had some much-deserved partying to do.
When he finally returned from being AWOL, he got to the naval base just in time to see his shipmates hopping aboard a train bound for the East Coast. With no time to retrieve his belongings, he jumped aboard too.
Jury takes hour to convict man of murder; gets life-sentence
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A jury took about an hour to find a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting during a robbery attempt at a Mississippi home.
News outlets report the jurors in Forrest County Circuit Court had a short discussion before finding 23-year-old Aaron Jones guilty Wednesday. The trial started that morning, and Jones was sentenced to life in prison.
Adulting 101: Hattiesburg offers classes in life skills
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Can't sew on a button or don't know much about life insurance?
One Mississippi city is offering Adulting 101 — a series of classes about skills grown-ups should know but might never have learned.
Sheriff: Missing teen may be with 20-year-old in Louisiana
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's department says a missing teen may be with her boyfriend in Louisiana, but deputies are unsure if she's being held against her will.
Man charged with hindering prosecution in missing woman case
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Police in a south Mississippi city are charging a man with hindering prosecution after they questioned him about a woman missing since Nov. 25.
Local news outlets report Hattiesburg police arrested 29-year-old Timothy Evans of Laurel on Thursday. Online records showed he was not present in the Forrest County jail Friday.
Crisis intervention team renews commitment to mentally ill
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Pine Belt Crisis Intervention Team has been working the last few years to identify and help individuals in crisis rather than take them to jail when an episode occurs.
The city of Hattiesburg recently renewed its commitment to continue the effort, which allows law enforcement officers to defuse a situation that could escalate into violence and to assist those in need.
The Latest: Flooding rains fall in Louisiana, Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi (all times local):
Rain continues to fall in parts of southeastern Louisiana and south Mississippi, prompting calls for residents to avoid flooded roadways and evacuate low-lying areas.
The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood emergency for parts of Mississippi including Hattiesburg, citing more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain that have fallen in the area.
Hattiesburg gets good news as its bond rating is restored
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is receiving some good financial news.
Hattiesburg once again has a bond rating after two years of being without one. Mayor Toby Barker tells the Hattiesburg American that, "Christmas has come early for the city."