March 31, 2020

The Forrest County Sheriff's Department says Kelly McFarland, 59 of Hattiesburg, and Nancy Lott, 42 of Purvis, were arrested on warrants for credit card fraud and abuse and exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  The sheriff's department adds McFarland and Lott were trans...

February 10, 2020

FOX23 News has learned Dr. William Bynum has resigned as Jackson State University's president -- after being arrested on prostitution-related charges.  Bynum tendered his resignation to Mississippi's Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning Monday.

The...

May 6, 2019

Local authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a Lamar County man who escaped from a Louisiana hospital after being arrested on grand larceny charges.

 
Sheriff Danny Rigel says Marty Kinsey, 35, escaped from police custody while in a Covington, Louisi...

October 22, 2017

A child is hospitalized and a suspect in jail after a shooting Saturday afternoon in Laurel.

Witnesses told police a suspect fired several shots in the 1000 block of North 2nd Avenue -- and later fled the scene in a silver vehicle.  Police say a ten-year-old child was w...

October 18, 2017

California-based Schools.com has released its top ten list of the best four-year colleges in Mississippi.   The two universities with main campuses in Hattiesburg rank second and ninth.

Here's how the website ranks Mississippi's top ten.

1. Mississippi University fo...

October 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran returned to his Washington office today and issued this statement.  The longtime senator continues to be treated for urological issues which delayed his return to the nation's capital.

October 11, 2017

Laurel Police arrest a man on burglary charges.

Police say officers responded Tuesday to a burglary in progress in the 1200 block of West 10th Street.  Officers later apprehended the suspect, David Chad Petty. 

Authorities say the police department later learned Pet...

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