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  • Southern Miss wins the C-USA Tournament, defeating FAU 12-3

    Southern Miss wins the C-USA Tournament, defeating FAU 12-3

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:32:12 GMT
    Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU. (Photo source: WLOX)Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU.

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    Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU.

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  • USM defeats Florida Atlantic 12-3 to win C-USA title

    USM defeats Florida Atlantic 12-3 to win C-USA title

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:23:40 GMT
    USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)
    USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)USM wins C-USA title; (photo source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss defeated Florida Atlantic (score) and have captured its Conference USA title.

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    Southern Miss defeated Florida Atlantic (score) and have captured its Conference USA title.

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  • People still prepare while others enjoy beautiful Sunday weather

    People still prepare while others enjoy beautiful Sunday weather

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:07:26 GMT
    It was a picture-perfect Memorial Day Sunday with a few clouds in the sky and a slight breeze cooling the air. (Photo source: WLOX)It was a picture-perfect Memorial Day Sunday with a few clouds in the sky and a slight breeze cooling the air. (Photo source: WLOX)

    As the forecasts changed for us in south Mississippi, things started looking up for weather conditions. It was a picture perfect Memorial Day Sunday with a few clouds in the sky and a slight breeze cooling the air. That's a little different than originally predicted.

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    As the forecasts changed for us in south Mississippi, things started looking up for weather conditions. It was a picture perfect Memorial Day Sunday with a few clouds in the sky and a slight breeze cooling the air. That's a little different than originally predicted.

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  • FBI launches #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign

    FBI launches #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:33:27 GMT
    #ThinkBeforeYouPost was created to educate the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats. (Photo Source: WDAM)#ThinkBeforeYouPost was created to educate the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    In an effort to educate the public on the dangers of posting hoax threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has created the #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign. It launched on Wednesday in the aftermath of school shootings like the ones that occurred at Sante Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  The idea behind the campaign is to inform people about the consequences to posting hoax threats to schools and other public places. Additionally, the...

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    In an effort to educate the public on the dangers of posting hoax threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has created the #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign. It launched on Wednesday in the aftermath of school shootings like the ones that occurred at Sante Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  The idea behind the campaign is to inform people about the consequences to posting hoax threats to schools and other public places. Additionally, the...

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  • Jackson County emergency services standing down after latest Alberto advisory

    Jackson County emergency services standing down after latest Alberto advisory

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:05:15 GMT
    Jackson County Emergency Services on stand down mode following latest Alberto advisory (photo source: WLOX)Jackson County Emergency Services on stand down mode following latest Alberto advisory (photo source: WLOX)
    Jackson County Emergency Services on stand down mode following latest Alberto advisory (photo source: WLOX)Jackson County Emergency Services on stand down mode following latest Alberto advisory (photo source: WLOX)

    It was stand down mode Sunday at the Jackson County Emergency Services office. Officials packed up following at 10 a.m. Alberto advisory.

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    It was stand down mode Sunday at the Jackson County Emergency Services office. Officials packed up following at 10 a.m. Alberto advisory.

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  • Strickland’s pitching gem puts USM in C-USA title game

    Strickland’s pitching gem puts USM in C-USA title game

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:19:05 GMT

    Junior right-hander Mason Strickland had started exactly one baseball game for Southern Mississippi this season and his longest outing on the mound had amounted to just one out more than five innings. Sunday, Strickland turned in the pitching performance of his USM career and gave the Golden Eagles exactly what they needed at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Junior right-hander Mason Strickland had started exactly one baseball game for Southern Mississippi this season and his longest outing on the mound had amounted to just one out more than five innings. Sunday, Strickland turned in the pitching performance of his USM career and gave the Golden Eagles exactly what they needed at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • Tree falls on house with homeowners inside

    Tree falls on house with homeowners inside

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:45:27 GMT

    One couple is encouraging their neighbors to get the trees around their house checked after one fell on top of their home Saturday.

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    One couple is encouraging their neighbors to get the trees around their house checked after one fell on top of their home Saturday.

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  • Tropical Storm Watch canceled for South Mississippi

    Tropical Storm Watch canceled for South Mississippi

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:02:23 GMT
    10 AM NHC Alberto Forecast Track10 AM NHC Alberto Forecast Track

    The Tropical Storm Watch for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties has been cancelled.

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    The Tropical Storm Watch for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties has been cancelled.

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  • Firefighter injured battling blaze in Jackson

    Firefighter injured battling blaze in Jackson

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:52:43 GMT
    Home in Jackson goes up in flames; Source: WLBTHome in Jackson goes up in flames; Source: WLBT

    A home in Jackson went up in flames Sunday morning. 

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    A home in Jackson went up in flames Sunday morning. 

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  • Woman collides with car while riding bike on Lake Harbor near reservoir

    Woman collides with car while riding bike on Lake Harbor near reservoir

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:23:59 GMT
    Woman hit by car while riding bike; Source: WLBTWoman hit by car while riding bike; Source: WLBT

    An 18-year-old woman was hit by a car while riding her bike Friday afternoon on Lake Harbor Drive. 

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    An 18-year-old woman was hit by a car while riding her bike Friday afternoon on Lake Harbor Drive. 

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  • The Community says goodbye to Frances Fortner

    The Community says goodbye to Frances Fortner

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:23:52 GMT
    Source: FamilySource: Family

    The senior was killed in a tragic accident last week on her way to her high school graduation rehearsal. But Saturday wasn't about her death, it was about the awesome person she was; a senior, headed to college in the fall, with the whole world in her hands

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    The senior was killed in a tragic accident last week on her way to her high school graduation rehearsal. But Saturday wasn't about her death, it was about the awesome person she was; a senior, headed to college in the fall, with the whole world in her hands

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  • Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:59:57 GMT
    Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)Charlotte turns tables on USM, wins 7-4 with ninth-inning rally, (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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    Southern Miss found itself on the other side of the looking glass Saturday night at MGM Park. A year after the Golden Eagles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run against Charlotte to force a win-or-go-home contest, the 49ers returned the favor on the fourth day of 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

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  • Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Florida Atlantic forces showdown with Rice

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:02:28 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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    Florida Atlantic University got a bit of revenge Saturday afternoon and set up a win-or-go home situation after taking down Rice University 7-4  in the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

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  • Santiago tosses gem, M-Brave bats heat up early in 8-4 win

    Santiago tosses gem, M-Brave bats heat up early in 8-4 win

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:00:33 GMT

    The home team led 7-0 at one point, going on to beat Jacksonville 8-4. Santiago lasted 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 5 hits, striking out 8.

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    The home team led 7-0 at one point, going on to beat Jacksonville 8-4. Santiago lasted 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 5 hits, striking out 8.

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  • Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:53:04 GMT
    Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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  • Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:45:48 GMT
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

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    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

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  • People enjoy a Saturday outdoors before Alberto arrives

    People enjoy a Saturday outdoors before Alberto arrives

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:36:15 GMT
    People watch as kite surfers move along the water in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)People watch as kite surfers move along the water in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)
    People watch as kite surfers move along the water (Source: WLOX)People watch as kite surfers move along the water (Source: WLOX)

    Saturday in Biloxi was literally the calm before the storm. Everyone is still keeping a close eye on where Alberto is headed, and just trying to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts.

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    Saturday in Biloxi was literally the calm before the storm. Everyone is still keeping a close eye on where Alberto is headed, and just trying to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts.

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  • Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth, arrest 3

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:23:17 GMT
    Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)Jones County deputies seize almost 130 grams of meth; (Photo Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)

    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

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    Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and the Narcotics Division seized nearly 130 grams of meth and arrested three people In less than 14 hours, Friday. 

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  • Jogger attacked near Natchez Trace in Ridgeland

    Jogger attacked near Natchez Trace in Ridgeland

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:12:35 GMT
    Woman attacked jogging on Natchez Trace; Source: WLBTWoman attacked jogging on Natchez Trace; Source: WLBT

    A woman was jogging on the Natchez Trace when she was attacked by a man. 

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    A woman was jogging on the Natchez Trace when she was attacked by a man. 

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  • Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident remembered Saturday

    Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident remembered Saturday

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:25:17 GMT
    Source: FamilySource: Family

    The Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident last week one day before graduation was remembered today. Loved ones said their last goodbyes to Frances Ann Fortner at her funeral service held at St. James' Episcopal Church

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    The Jackson Academy senior killed in a car accident last week one day before graduation was remembered today. Loved ones said their last goodbyes to Frances Ann Fortner at her funeral service held at St. James' Episcopal Church

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  • UPDATED: Sandbags available ahead of weekend storm alert

    UPDATED: Sandbags available ahead of weekend storm alert

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:04:43 GMT
    Sandbags will be offered to residents ahead of a tropical disturbance set to bring lots of rain to South Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WLOX)Sandbags will be offered to residents ahead of a tropical disturbance set to bring lots of rain to South Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WLOX)

    Cities around the Coast are getting ready for severe weather that is expected to roll into South Mississippi over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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    Cities around the Coast are getting ready for severe weather that is expected to roll into South Mississippi over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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  • Gulfport artist tapped to paint Kentucky Derby winner

    Gulfport artist tapped to paint Kentucky Derby winner

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:55:58 GMT
    Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    A Gulfport artist was tapped to paint Justify, the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby earlier this month.

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    A Gulfport artist was tapped to paint Justify, the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby earlier this month.

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  • Hinds County Supervisor feeds homeless at park

    Hinds County Supervisor feeds homeless at park

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:37:09 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Hinds County District 5 Supervisor, Bobby McGowan spent the afternoon handing out free lunches to the homeless, despite the rain!

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    Hinds County District 5 Supervisor, Bobby McGowan spent the afternoon handing out free lunches to the homeless, despite the rain!

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  • Seized dogs moved to new, undisclosed shelter for rehab

    Seized dogs moved to new, undisclosed shelter for rehab

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:07:45 GMT
    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)
    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the ASPCA. (Photo source: WLOX)

    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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    More than 20 dogs seized this week from an alleged dogfighting ring in George County were moved to a new, temporary shelter Saturday by volunteers and works with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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  • VFW Post 3036, Youth Challenge team up to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    VFW Post 3036, Youth Challenge team up to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:41:54 GMT
    Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Youth Challenge cadets Henry Pleasant (left) and Kaleb Holmes present a salute after placing a flag on a veteran's grave at Highland Cemetery Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Members of a Hattiesburg VFW Post teamed up with cadets from a youth program at Camp Shelby Saturday for a holiday activity to honor veterans.  

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    Members of a Hattiesburg VFW Post teamed up with cadets from a youth program at Camp Shelby Saturday for a holiday activity to honor veterans.  

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  • Hancock County residents enjoy the calm before the storm

    Hancock County residents enjoy the calm before the storm

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:35:07 GMT
    Officials are already manning the Hancock County EOC ahead of Alberto. (Photo source: WLOX)Officials are already manning the Hancock County EOC ahead of Alberto. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Officials manning Hancock County EOC ahead of AlbertoOfficials manning Hancock County EOC ahead of Alberto

    While officials in Hancock County spent their Saturday preparing for whatever Alberto may bring, residents enjoyed another day in the sun while keeping an eye on the forecast.

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    While officials in Hancock County spent their Saturday preparing for whatever Alberto may bring, residents enjoyed another day in the sun while keeping an eye on the forecast.

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  • 87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

    87 graduate from WCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:21:53 GMT
    William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.
    William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.William Carey University hosts its 5th commencement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday. Photo Credit WDAM.

    Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

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    Dozens of the nation's newest physicians graduated Saturday from William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

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  • More than 23,000 American flags placed on grave sites at Biloxi National Cemetery

    More than 23,000 American flags placed on grave sites at Biloxi National Cemetery

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:15:45 GMT
    From little kids to retired veterans, volunteers of all ages came together Saturday morning to place flags on more than 23,000 graves at Biloxi National Cemetery. (Source: WLOX)From little kids to retired veterans, volunteers of all ages came together Saturday morning to place flags on more than 23,000 graves at Biloxi National Cemetery. (Source: WLOX)

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and hundreds of people spent their Saturday morning honoring the men and women who have died in service to our country. 

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    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and hundreds of people spent their Saturday morning honoring the men and women who have died in service to our country. 

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  • Campers told to vacate Gulf Islands National Seashore ahead of Alberto

    Campers told to vacate Gulf Islands National Seashore ahead of Alberto

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:15:09 GMT
    Campers at Gulf Islands National Seashore were told to vacate Saturday due to potential bad weather from Alberto (photo source: WLOX)Campers at Gulf Islands National Seashore were told to vacate Saturday due to potential bad weather from Alberto (photo source: WLOX)

    Gulf Islands National Seashore is shutting down ahead of any potential thunderstorms associated with Alberto.

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    Gulf Islands National Seashore is shutting down ahead of any potential thunderstorms associated with Alberto.

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  • Driver killed after car strikes utility pole in Clarksville

    Driver killed after car strikes utility pole in Clarksville

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:54:28 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:15:06 GMT
    (Source: Clarksville Police Department)(Source: Clarksville Police Department)

    A man was killed early Saturday morning after his car struck a utility pole in Clarksville.  

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    A man was killed early Saturday morning after his car struck a utility pole in Clarksville.  

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  • Memphis police officers play Shelby County deputies in AutoZone Park softball game

    Memphis police officers play Shelby County deputies in AutoZone Park softball game

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:05:19 GMT
    AutoZone Park (Source: WMC Action News 5)AutoZone Park (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    It's a battle featuring Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Department. 

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    It's a battle featuring Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Department. 

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  • Mid-South heroes celebrated this weekend at AutoZone Park

    Mid-South heroes celebrated this weekend at AutoZone Park

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:17:59 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    This weekend is not just about honoring service members who protected our county, its also time to show appreciation to our Mid-South heroes that protect us in the city. 

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    This weekend is not just about honoring service members who protected our county, its also time to show appreciation to our Mid-South heroes that protect us in the city. 

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