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      • EXCLUSIVE: Possible misconduct in 2013 vote in Madison County

        EXCLUSIVE: Possible misconduct in 2013 vote in Madison County

        Friday, August 18 2017 2:36 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:36:11 GMT

        A member of the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) may be in trouble. There was a meeting Thursday to discuss how to move forward. 3 On Your Side was barred from entering, but did manage to piece together some of the details in this exclusive story. 

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        A member of the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) may be in trouble. There was a meeting Thursday to discuss how to move forward. 3 On Your Side was barred from entering, but did manage to piece together some of the details in this exclusive story. 

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      • Woman shot and killed on Fortification Street

        Woman shot and killed on Fortification Street

        Friday, August 18 2017 2:02 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:02:56 GMT

        Jackson Police say a woman is dead after a fatal shooting on Fortification Street, near I-55. 

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        Jackson Police say a woman is dead after a fatal shooting on Fortification Street, near I-55. 

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      • Possibly largest pot bust in Mississippi history

        Possibly largest pot bust in Mississippi history

        Possibly largest pot bust in Mississippi history

        Friday, August 18 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:37:19 GMT
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        A pot farm busted; it's possibly one of the largest marijuana busts in Mississippi history. Thursday in Jefferson Davis County, thousands of marijuana plants were discovered by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

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        A pot farm busted; it's possibly one of the largest marijuana busts in Mississippi history. Thursday in Jefferson Davis County, thousands of marijuana plants were discovered by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

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      • PCS runs past West Marion late, 38-18

        PCS runs past West Marion late, 38-18

        Friday, August 18 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:31:48 GMT
        PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM

        For the second consecutive year, Presbyterian Christian School and West Marion High School opened a football season by going at one another tooth and nail for the better part of two-and-a-half quarters. And, for the second consecutive season, the Bobcats eventually wore down the Trojans over the last 18 minutes of the game, as PCS pulled away Thursday night for a 38-18 victory.

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        For the second consecutive year, Presbyterian Christian School and West Marion High School opened a football season by going at one another tooth and nail for the better part of two-and-a-half quarters. And, for the second consecutive season, the Bobcats eventually wore down the Trojans over the last 18 minutes of the game, as PCS pulled away Thursday night for a 38-18 victory.

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      • Budget talks include possible tax hike

        Budget talks include possible tax hike

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:59:34 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Good news for Jackson city employees. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says he wants to eliminate furloughs under his proposed city budget. 

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        Good news for Jackson city employees. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says he wants to eliminate furloughs under his proposed city budget. 

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      • Silver Alert canceled for Brandon man

        Silver Alert canceled for Brandon man

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:58:27 GMT

        The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 59-year-old Clarence McBride, Jr. of Brandon.  Mr. McBride is described as black male, six feet, three inches tall, weighing 234 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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        The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled a Silver Alert for 59-year-old Clarence McBride, Jr. of Brandon.  MBI tells us he has been located and is safe.

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      • Tougaloo Nine receive Freedom Trail Marker for library sit-in

        Tougaloo Nine receive Freedom Trail Marker for library sit-in

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:57:15 GMT

        Nearly six decades ago, police arrested a group of college students who simply wanted to read a book. Thursday the Jackson-Hinds Library System helped honor the group with a Freedom Trail Marker.

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        Nearly six decades ago, police arrested a group of college students who simply wanted to read a book. Thursday the Jackson-Hinds Library System helped honor the group with a Freedom Trail Marker.

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      • Mississippi changes grading system for public schools and districts

        Mississippi changes grading system for public schools and districts

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:55:35 GMT

        The grading system for all public-school districts and schools in Mississippi is going through a major overhaul. Friday,  the state board of education voted to reset the baseline cut scores for accountability ratings.

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        The grading system for all public-school districts and schools in Mississippi is going through a major overhaul. Friday,  the state board of education voted to reset the baseline cut scores for accountability ratings.

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      • Ocean Springs resident heading to Barcelona despite terrorist attack

        Ocean Springs resident heading to Barcelona despite terrorist attack

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:04:39 GMT

        In Ocean Springs, a woman says she's excited to board a plane to Barcelona for her long-awaited family vacation, despite an act of terrorism. 

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        In Ocean Springs, a woman says she's excited to board a plane to Barcelona for her long-awaited family vacation, despite an act of terrorism. 

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      • Southaven K9 dies after left in officer's hot car

        Southaven K9 dies after left in officer's hot car

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:01:49 GMT
        (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

        A Southaven police dog has died after it was left in an officer's hot car. 

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        A Southaven police dog has died after it was left in an officer's hot car. 

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      • UPDATE: Missing Lamar County woman found safe

        UPDATE: Missing Lamar County woman found safe

        Thursday, August 17 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:38:58 GMT
        Charlotte Arlene Cordova found safe.Charlotte Arlene Cordova found safe.
        A missing Lamar County woman has been found safe by authorities.  Charlotte Arlene Cordova, 29, was found safe in Hattiesburg, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. She had been reported missing on Tuesday after not being seen since Aug. 13.  “She was reported missing be her husband, and is not known to be in a vehicle,” Rigel said. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
        A missing Lamar County woman has been found safe by authorities.  Charlotte Arlene Cordova, 29, was found safe in Hattiesburg, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. She had been reported missing on Tuesday after not being seen since Aug. 13.  “She was reported missing be her husband, and is not known to be in a vehicle,” Rigel said. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
      • 1 shot at Goldin Sportsplex

        1 shot at Goldin Sportsplex

        Thursday, August 17 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:06:26 GMT

        Police are questioning a person of interest after a shooting in Gulfport Thursday evening.

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        Police are questioning a person of interest after a shooting in Gulfport Thursday evening.

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        Four acres of marijuana growing fields discovered in MS

        Four acres of marijuana growing fields discovered in MS

        Thursday, August 17 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:59:22 GMT
        Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics are on scene. Source: WDAMMississippi Bureau of Narcotics are on scene. Source: WDAM

        Multiple large marijuana growing fields were discovered in Jeff Davis County Thursday, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. 

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        Multiple large marijuana growing fields were discovered in Jeff Davis County Thursday, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. 

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      • Moss Point wins $50,000 for healthy initiatives

        Moss Point wins $50,000 for healthy initiatives

        Thursday, August 17 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:50:11 GMT

        The City of Moss Point received a big grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation for being named "Mississippi's Healthiest Hometown."

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        The City of Moss Point received a big grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation for being named "Mississippi's Healthiest Hometown."

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      • City of Jackson hires new Public Works Director

        City of Jackson hires new Public Works Director

        Thursday, August 17 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:49:43 GMT

        Good news for Jackson city employees; Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says he wants to eliminate furloughs under his proposed city budget.

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        Good news for Jackson city employees; Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says he wants to eliminate furloughs under his proposed city budget.

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      • Remembering Hurricane Camille 48 years later

        Remembering Hurricane Camille 48 years later

        Thursday, August 17 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:49:20 GMT
        A boat washed ashore after Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969A boat washed ashore after Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969

        August 17, 2017 marks 48 years since Hurricane Camille slammed into South Mississippi. 

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        August 17, 2017 marks 48 years since Hurricane Camille slammed into South Mississippi. 

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      • Bye Bye Birdie opens at Gulfport Little Theatre

        Bye Bye Birdie opens at Gulfport Little Theatre

        Thursday, August 17 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:13:47 GMT

        The 1960-61 Tony award winning musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' was inspired by Elvis Presley and the story surrounding his draft notice into the Army in 1957. 

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        The 1960-61 Tony award winning musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' was inspired by Elvis Presley and the story surrounding his draft notice into the Army in 1957. 

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      • Southern Miss students make cross-country bike trek for charity

        Southern Miss students make cross-country bike trek for charity

        Thursday, August 17 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:56:52 GMT
        Will Ford (left) from Oak Grove and Cam Kenney from Mobile, Ala. took part in the 30th anniversary "Journey of Hope" ride.  Source: WDAM.Will Ford (left) from Oak Grove and Cam Kenney from Mobile, Ala. took part in the 30th anniversary "Journey of Hope" ride. Source: WDAM.

        Two University of Southern Mississippi Honors College students just completed a cross-country trip on bicycles to raise money for their fraternity's charity.  

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        Two University of Southern Mississippi Honors College students just completed a cross-country trip on bicycles to raise money for their fraternity's charity.  

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      • Experiment helps explain eclipse to students

        Experiment helps explain eclipse to students

        Thursday, August 17 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:40:36 GMT

        Hands-on science experiments are an awesome way for students to learn about a particular science topic. Thursday, sixth grade students at Saucier Elementary School explored the upcoming solar eclipse.

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        Hands-on science experiments are an awesome way for students to learn about a particular science topic. Thursday, sixth grade students at Saucier Elementary School explored the upcoming solar eclipse.

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      • HSSM facing overcrowding crisis

        HSSM facing overcrowding crisis

        Thursday, August 17 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:52:01 GMT
        Image source: FacebookImage source: Facebook

        The Humane Society of South Mississippi is one of the shelters facing a crisis, and its particularly concerned about the number of cats at the shelter. Shelter leaders are encouraging people to adopt.

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        The Humane Society of South Mississippi is one of the shelters facing a crisis, and its particularly concerned about the number of cats at the shelter. Shelter leaders are encouraging people to adopt.

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      • Dangers of taking pictures of the Solar Eclipse

        Dangers of taking pictures of the Solar Eclipse

        Thursday, August 17 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:42:16 GMT

        The solar eclipse is coming up on Monday and while some of you may want to document it by taking pictures, you'll have to use precautions or else risk destroying your camera. Cameras are just like the human eyes, they are very sensitive to light. So what happens to your camera if you point it at the sun with out protection?  Dr. Steve Coleman at USM's School of Mass Communication and Journalism says "It's almost like the old days of when you have your magnifying glass and y...

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        The solar eclipse is coming up on Monday and while some of you may want to document it by taking pictures, you'll have to use precautions or else risk destroying your camera. Cameras are just like the human eyes, they are very sensitive to light. So what happens to your camera if you point it at the sun with out protection?  Dr. Steve Coleman at USM's School of Mass Communication and Journalism says "It's almost like the old days of when you have your magnifying glass and y...

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      • Long Beach man identified as I-10 crash victim

        Long Beach man identified as I-10 crash victim

        Thursday, August 17 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:40:17 GMT
        Phillip Wesley Mullins (Photo source: Facebook)Phillip Wesley Mullins (Photo source: Facebook)

        We now know the identity of a motorcyclist killed in Thursday morning's accident on Interstate 10 near the Ocean Springs exit. 

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        We now know the identity of a motorcyclist killed in Thursday morning's accident on Interstate 10 near the Ocean Springs exit. 

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      • PHOTOS: Today is the 48th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

        PHOTOS: Today is the 48th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

        Thursday, August 17 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:34:24 GMT

        Thursday marks the 48th anniversary of Hurricane Camille making landfall along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, devastating the coastline and the Pine Belt. Camille made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane just after 11 p.m. in Pass Christian with winds of 175 mph. Other estimates placed the winds near 190 mph with gusts of 230 mph. The exact speed will never be known since Camille destroyed all of the weather sensors along the coast at landfall. Storm surge reached 24 feet along th...

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        Thursday marks the 48th anniversary of Hurricane Camille making landfall along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, devastating the coastline and the Pine Belt. Camille made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane just after 11 p.m. in Pass Christian with winds of 175 mph. Other estimates placed the winds near 190 mph with gusts of 230 mph. The exact speed will never be known since Camille destroyed all of the weather sensors along the coast at landfall. Storm surge reached 24 feet along th...

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      • Man shot near Jackson nursing home

        Man shot near Jackson nursing home

        Thursday, August 17 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:13:46 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        According to JPD, a man was shot on Forest Avenue near Cottage Grove nursing home. 

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        According to JPD, a man was shot on Forest Avenue near Cottage Grove nursing home. 

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      • Veterans sound off about health care issues

        Veterans sound off about health care issues

        Thursday, August 17 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:08:19 GMT

        In the past, some may have felt their concerns were met with apathy at town hall meetings. But, not on Thursday. 

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        In the past, some may have felt their concerns were met with apathy at town hall meetings. But, not on Thursday. 

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      • Beauvoir to America: Send us your unwanted Confederate statues

        Beauvoir to America: Send us your unwanted Confederate statues

        Thursday, August 17 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:58:43 GMT

        Confederate statues and monuments across the country are coming down. Officials at Beauvoir said the statues would be welcomed at the last home of Jefferson Davis with open arms.

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        Confederate statues and monuments across the country are coming down. Officials at Beauvoir said the statues would be welcomed at the last home of Jefferson Davis with open arms.

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      • Carey men’s soccer ranked 7th in NAIA preseason poll

        Carey men’s soccer ranked 7th in NAIA preseason poll

        Thursday, August 17 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:33:24 GMT

        William Carey University posted a banner men’s soccer season in 2016, and apparently, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics soccer coaches are expecting more of the same from the Crusaders. WCU was ranked seventh in the 2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 poll, which was released Thursday. Last season, Coach Barry Farrell guided the Crusaders to their first ever Southern State Athletic Conference men’s soccer crown. WCU went 16-3-2 and wound up ranked ...

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        William Carey University posted a banner men’s soccer season in 2016, and apparently, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics soccer coaches are expecting more of the same from the Crusaders. WCU was ranked seventh in the 2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 poll, which was released Thursday. Last season, Coach Barry Farrell guided the Crusaders to their first ever Southern State Athletic Conference men’s soccer crown. WCU went 16-3-2 and wound up ranked ...

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      • Bank donates $16K to R3SM

        Bank donates $16K to R3SM

        Thursday, August 17 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:08:44 GMT
        R3SM. Source: WDAMR3SM. Source: WDAM

        A local bank partnered with a larger regional bank to donate $16,000 to the local non profit R3SM. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is a lender bank to a Hattiesburg bank called "The First, A National Banking Association" and the funds from this check happened through a grant program for community development initiatives across a five-state region. The regional bank matched the local bank three-to-one, which made the $16,000 donation possible. The non p...

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        A local bank partnered with a larger regional bank to donate $16,000 to the local non profit R3SM. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is a lender bank to a Hattiesburg bank called "The First, A National Banking Association" and the funds from this check happened through a grant program for community development initiatives across a five-state region. The regional bank matched the local bank three-to-one, which made the $16,000 donation possible. The non p...

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      • UPDATE: Long Beach police release additional photos of suspected bank robbers

        UPDATE: Long Beach police release additional photos of suspected bank robbers

        Thursday, August 17 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:35:00 GMT

        Long Beach police have released two surveillance photos showing the men they say robbed The First bank at the corner of Klondyke and Pineville roads.

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        Long Beach police have released two surveillance photos showing the men they say robbed The First bank at the corner of Klondyke and Pineville roads.

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      • TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

        TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

        Friday, August 18 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:48:21 GMT
        (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
        After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
        After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
      • Gunman steals car as motorist is airing up the tires

        Gunman steals car as motorist is airing up the tires

        Friday, August 18 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:15:37 GMT
        Shreveport police are trying to identify this man in connection with the theft of a car. He stands 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighs 150 pounds to 160 pounds and has a noticeable tattoo on the left side of his chest. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)Shreveport police are trying to identify this man in connection with the theft of a car. He stands 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighs 150 pounds to 160 pounds and has a noticeable tattoo on the left side of his chest. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

        Police are sharing this surveillance camera image in hopes someone can help them identify the man they think took a gray 2009 Hyundai Sonata from Raceway in the 400 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. 

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        Police are sharing this surveillance camera image in hopes someone can help them identify the man they think took a gray 2009 Hyundai Sonata from Raceway in the 400 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. 

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      • Parents frustrated with back to school traffic on Nelson Road

        Parents frustrated with back to school traffic on Nelson Road

        Friday, August 18 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:15:29 GMT
        (Source: www.gator995.com)(Source: www.gator995.com)

        It's a major headache Prien Lake Elementary parents have been dealing with for the past three days--traffic.  The new access road that Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus says is finally finished was suppose to help fix that problem, but some parents are still struggling with the traffic.  Even if it's only an inch, parent Amy Jackson was excited just to be moving.   "Last year I was safe by leaving my job downtown by... 2:30," said Jac...

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        It's a major headache Prien Lake Elementary parents have been dealing with for the past three days--traffic.  The new access road that Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus says is finally finished was suppose to help fix that problem, but some parents are still struggling with the traffic.  Even if it's only an inch, parent Amy Jackson was excited just to be moving.   "Last year I was safe by leaving my job downtown by... 2:30," said Jac...

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      • 1 killed in Helena-West Helena shooting

        1 killed in Helena-West Helena shooting

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:53:19 GMT
        (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

        A man is dead and two others were injured after a shooting in Helena-West Helena on Thursday afternoon. 

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        A man is dead and two others were injured after a shooting in Helena-West Helena on Thursday afternoon. 

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      • Traffic stop yields nearly 4 grams of meth

        Traffic stop yields nearly 4 grams of meth

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:11:10 GMT
        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:32:32 GMT
        Betty Jean Crawford (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Betty Jean Crawford (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

        A traffic stop in Randolph County on Wednesday night yielded one arrest and nearly four grams of methamphetamine.

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        A traffic stop in Randolph County on Wednesday night yielded one arrest and nearly four grams of methamphetamine.

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      • Students start new tradition

        Students start new tradition

        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:18:18 GMT
        Thursday, August 17 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:31:40 GMT
        Students at Cedar Ridge High School are working to paint the parking spots. (Source: KAIT)Students at Cedar Ridge High School are working to paint the parking spots. (Source: KAIT)

        The parking lot at a school may be drab to some people, but students at Cedar Ridge High School have decided to paint their parking spots to give the parking lot a new look. 

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        The parking lot at a school may be drab to some people, but students at Cedar Ridge High School have decided to paint their parking spots to give the parking lot a new look. 

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