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Thursday Jul 24 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Former firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former volunteer firefighter in Lamar County has pleaded guilty to charges he set fire to a home in 2013.

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Related Topix: Fire

Thursday Jul 24 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Ex-cop charged in murder-for-hire scheme

Authorities say a former law enforcement officer already jailed without bond on a forcible rape charge has been charged with two counts of attempted capital murder in a murder-for-hire scheme he allegedly tried to orchestrate from his cell.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Lamar County escaped inmate captured in Vicksburg

A Lamar County inmate was caught Friday in Vicksburg, three days after escaping by stealing a transport van while working as part of a road crew.

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Related Topix: Vicksburg, MS, Warren County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

June 30th at 2 AM one convenience store in Russell was the scene of an armed robbery where a man entered the store in a bandana and attempted to rob it.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Forrest County, MS

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

July 8 is 125th anniversary of famed Sullivan-Kilrain fight

This week marks the quasquicentennial, or 125th annivesary, of one of the greatest moments in boxing history and it happened right here in the Pine Belt.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Two Lamar County residents plead guilty to child exploitation

Hunter Richardson Howell, 31, of Hattiesburg, and Robert Shawn Sumrall, 29, of Purvis, each pled guilty to one count of child exploitation before special circuit Judge William E. Andrews, III in Lamar County on Monday.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Sumrall, MS, Purvis, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Lamar County breaks ground for new dispatch wing

The recently-relocated Lamar County Emergency Operations Center will soon have a new dispatch wing.

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Related Topix: Purvis, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Lamar Co. men sentenced for child exploitation

The Hattiesburg American reports 31-year-old Hunter Richardson Howell, of Hattiesburg, and 29-year-old Robert Shawn Sumrall, of Purvis, each pleaded guilty to one count of child exploitation before special circuit Judge William E. Andrews III, in Lamar County on Monday.

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Related Topix: Sumrall, MS

Sat Jun 28, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Roads open after train derailment

Twisted metal and toppled rail cars are out of the way and traffic is back to normal in the city of Lumberton after a Wednesday train derailment.

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Related Topix: Lumberton, MS

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