Latest Hattiesburg News

Officials warn Hattiesburg visitor could have spread measles

Apr. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they're investigating whether a traveler passing through Mississippi may have infected people with measles. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday that the traveler was contagious and visited a Subway restaurant in Hattiesburg on April 9 and a...

Judge taking senior status, opens second Mississippi vacancy

Apr. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

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 fill. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett says he will move to senior status on April 30, but his caseload will remain...

Oh, shoot: Mississippi Capitol loses its World War I cannons

Apr. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

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 moved to the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, where they will be restored and put on display....

Body confirmed to be Mississippi woman missing since Nov. 25

Apr. 10, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

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 the state crime lab confirmed Wednesday that the body belonged to Falisa Carter. Her decomposed remains were found...

Cafeteria trays dumped in woods near Mississippi school

Apr. 9, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

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. Nicole Dennis tells the Hattiesburg American that she found the trash last week near NR Burger Middle School in Hattiesburg. Hattiesburg Public School...

Mississippi authorities investigate after remains found

Apr. 5, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

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 remains were found Thursday in a wooded area in Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg American reports the remains were collected...

Ex-high school band director accused of child exploitation

Apr. 2, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A school official says a Mississippi high school band director accused of child exploitation is no longer employed at the school. Superintendent Donna Boone tells the Hattiesburg American that 29-year-old Lindsey Daniels doesn't work at Forrest County Agricultural High School...

Another man pleads guilty in huge Mississippi pharmacy fraud

Mar. 26, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

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 guilty. Glenn Doyle Beach of Sumrall pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in...

Kohler moving some of its work from Wisconsin to Mississippi

Mar. 13, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

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 elsewhere in the company. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Kohler said in a statement it is offering...

Mississippi man dies in shooting following family argument

Mar. 13, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

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 died from his injuries. Police were called to an intersection around 3 a.m. Sunday and found Turner with a...