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  • NOPD: Suspect robs victim and later returns to ask for a ride

    NOPD: Suspect robs victim and later returns to ask for a ride

    31-year-old Dustin Wesney (Source: OPSO)31-year-old Dustin Wesney (Source: OPSO)
    31-year-old Dustin Wesney (Source: OPSO)31-year-old Dustin Wesney (Source: OPSO)

    New Orleans Police say a man was arrested after robbing a man on Claiborne Avenue Saturday afternoon. 

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    New Orleans Police say a man was arrested after robbing a man on Claiborne Avenue Saturday afternoon. 

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  • LA Lifeline for K-9s holds Pretty Pitty Spay Day in DeRidder

    LA Lifeline for K-9s holds Pretty Pitty Spay Day in DeRidder

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:51:49 GMT

    Louisiana Lifeline for K-9s held their Pretty Pitty Spa Day in DeRidder Saturday, an event that allows owners of female pit bulls to get them spayed for free. At the event, we met William, a boy who dedicated his fifth birthday to the cause. For William's birthday, he didn't want presents for himself, but to collect food and toys to donate to the organization. His parents say that they found a pregnant dog on the side of the road one day and reached out to Lifeline fo...

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    Louisiana Lifeline for K-9s held their Pretty Pitty Spa Day in DeRidder Saturday, an event that allows owners of female pit bulls to get them spayed for free. At the event, we met William, a boy who dedicated his fifth birthday to the cause. For William's birthday, he didn't want presents for himself, but to collect food and toys to donate to the organization. His parents say that they found a pregnant dog on the side of the road one day and reached out to Lifeline fo...

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  • Mother of five killed in triple homicide honored with balloon release

    Mother of five killed in triple homicide honored with balloon release

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-24 15:20:53 GMT

    Dozens of balloons were released into the air Saturday afternoon in rememberance as family members shouted "we love you." 

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    Dozens of balloons were released into the air Saturday afternoon in rememberance as family members shouted "we love you." 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat advisory issued for Baton Rouge areas

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat advisory issued for Baton Rouge areas

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:00:50 GMT

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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  • Morris Claiborne's 7th Annual Football Camp - Bigger than the Game

    Morris Claiborne's 7th Annual Football Camp - Bigger than the Game

    Morris Claiborne's 7th Annual Football Camp - Bigger than the Game

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:42:32 GMT

    Being on that island is an assignment that all Defensive Backs are forced to bear. The former Fair Park Indian Morris Claiborne went on to be a star at LSU and has made a good living on that island in the NFL. The former 1st round pick has learned a lot from being in that position and wants to pass what he knows to the youth in this community.

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    Being on that island is an assignment that all Defensive Backs are forced to bear. The former Fair Park Indian Morris Claiborne went on to be a star at LSU and has made a good living on that island in the NFL. The former 1st round pick has learned a lot from being in that position and wants to pass what he knows to the youth in this community.

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  • Special session expected to end early

    Special session expected to end early

    The special session could be coming to an end early following a tax bill compromise. (FOX 8 photo)The special session could be coming to an end early following a tax bill compromise. (FOX 8 photo)
    The special session could be coming to an end early following a tax bill compromise. (FOX 8 photo)The special session could be coming to an end early following a tax bill compromise. (FOX 8 photo)

    Louisiana lawmakers say the special session could end early after the House of Representatives reached a tax bill compromise. 

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    Louisiana lawmakers say the special session could end early after the House of Representatives reached a tax bill compromise. 

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  • Goat yoga hops down to Shreveport

    Goat yoga hops down to Shreveport

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:04:53 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    A blossoming trend for yogis everywhere has made its way to Northwest Louisiana — goat yoga. 

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    A blossoming trend for yogis everywhere has made its way to Northwest Louisiana — goat yoga. 

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  • Arrest made after woman shot to death while walking down sidewalk

    Arrest made after woman shot to death while walking down sidewalk

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:57:22 GMT
    DeDawn Bush, 20 (Source: Family)DeDawn Bush, 20 (Source: Family)

    The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Billy Pettice, 38, is facing murder and another charge in the shooting death of DeDawn Bush, 20.

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    The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Billy Pettice, 38, is facing murder and another charge in the shooting death of DeDawn Bush, 20.

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  • Bossier City Walmart to be remodeled

    Bossier City Walmart to be remodeled

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:52:00 GMT
    (Source: Jacob Bradford/KSLA News 12)(Source: Jacob Bradford/KSLA News 12)

    Several Walmart Supercenters across Louisiana will get upgrades and a Shreveport-Bossier location is one of them.

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    Several Walmart Supercenters across Louisiana will get upgrades and a Shreveport-Bossier location is one of them.

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  • Crash sends 2 on motorcycle to hospital

    Crash sends 2 on motorcycle to hospital

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:45:21 GMT
    (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

    Two people are fighting for their life following a crash on Saturday afternoon.

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    Two people are fighting for their life following a crash on Saturday afternoon.

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  • SPCA past capacity, offers half off fees to encourage adoption

    SPCA past capacity, offers half off fees to encourage adoption

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo
    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    A recent flux of animals last week leaves Louisiana SPCA overwhelmed with hundreds of pets.

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    A recent flux of animals last week leaves Louisiana SPCA overwhelmed with hundreds of pets.

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  • Power restored to 1,200 in Gonzales

    Power restored to 1,200 in Gonzales

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:32:34 GMT
    Entergy (Source: WAFB)Entergy (Source: WAFB)

    People living in the Pelican Point subdivision in Gonzales have been without power since 1:24 p.m.

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    People living in the Pelican Point subdivision in Gonzales have been without power since 1:24 p.m.

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  • NOPD: Man found stabbed to death in Lower Ninth Ward

    NOPD: Man found stabbed to death in Lower Ninth Ward

    A man was found stabbed to death in the Lower Ninth Ward. (Photo by NOLA.com | The times-Picayune)A man was found stabbed to death in the Lower Ninth Ward. (Photo by NOLA.com | The times-Picayune)

    New Orleans police are investigating a homicide in the Lower Ninth Ward where a man was found stabbed.

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    New Orleans police are investigating a homicide in the Lower Ninth Ward where a man was found stabbed.

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  • Captain Nathan Keller retires from LCPD after 30 over years

    Captain Nathan Keller retires from LCPD after 30 over years

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:31:14 GMT
    Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Captain Nathan Keller (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Lake Charles Police Chief Donald D. Dixon has announced the retirement of Operations Commander Captain Nathan Troy Keller. Keller has worked for LCPD since March 28, 1988. He began as a police officer, eventually becoming a patrol officer. He was transferred to the Investigation Division in 1991 and was later promoted to sergeant. He took on the role as patrol shift sergeant in 2002 where he supervised uniformed patrol officers. In 2006, he was assigned to the Community Policin...More >>
    Lake Charles Police Chief Donald D. Dixon has announced the retirement of Operations Commander Captain Nathan Troy Keller. Keller has worked for LCPD since March 28, 1988. He began as a police officer, eventually becoming a patrol officer. He was transferred to the Investigation Division in 1991 and was later promoted to sergeant. He took on the role as patrol shift sergeant in 2002 where he supervised uniformed patrol officers. In 2006, he was assigned to the Community Policin...More >>
  • Driver sends pickup truck into Cane River

    Driver sends pickup truck into Cane River

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:05:45 GMT
    (Source: NPD)(Source: NPD)

    A driver landed himself in a river of trouble when he lost control of his truck in downtown Natchitoches.

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    A driver landed himself in a river of trouble when he lost control of his truck in downtown Natchitoches.

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  • One arrested after crash on I-10 near Welsh

    One arrested after crash on I-10 near Welsh

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:45:41 GMT
    (Source: Kent P. Langley)(Source: Kent P. Langley)
    (Source: Kent P. Langley)(Source: Kent P. Langley)

    An arrest has been made after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 milepost 53.5 west of Welsh, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Anderson says preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Accord lost control while heading west on I-10, crossing the median onto the eastbound side of the interstate. The driver of a Chevrolet Trax traveling east struck the driver's side of the Accord, causing the Accord to break in half. A passenger in the Accord had mod...

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    An arrest has been made after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 milepost 53.5 west of Welsh, according to Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police. Anderson says preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Accord lost control while heading west on I-10, crossing the median onto the eastbound side of the interstate. The driver of a Chevrolet Trax traveling east struck the driver's side of the Accord, causing the Accord to break in half. A passenger in the Accord had mod...

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  • Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

    Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:59:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)

    A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett. Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates b...

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    A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett. Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates b...

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  • 3-year-old shot in the arm, mother arrested

    3-year-old shot in the arm, mother arrested

    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:29:08 GMT
    Chelsie Hamm, 27, arrested and charged with Illegal Use of a Weapon after her son was shot in the arm. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)Chelsie Hamm, 27, arrested and charged with Illegal Use of a Weapon after her son was shot in the arm. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

    Shreveport police are investigating a shooting incident that left a 3-year-old child injured.

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    Shreveport police are investigating a shooting incident that left a 3-year-old child injured.

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  • Baton Rouge authorities investigate duplex fire

    Baton Rouge authorities investigate duplex fire

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:48:56 GMT
    BRFD firetruck (Source: WAFB)BRFD firetruck (Source: WAFB)

    The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a duplex after a laundry unit was found ablaze. 

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    The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a duplex after a laundry unit was found ablaze. 

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  • NOPD: Woman told to hold dog while suspect stole her purse

    NOPD: Woman told to hold dog while suspect stole her purse

    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an armed robbery in the Marigny. 

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    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an armed robbery in the Marigny. 

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  • NOFD responds to train derailment Uptown; no injuries reported

    NOFD responds to train derailment Uptown; no injuries reported

    No injuries or spills occurred as a result of the accident. (Source: NOFD via NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)No injuries or spills occurred as a result of the accident. (Source: NOFD via NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The New Orleans Fire Department responded to an Uptown train derailment Friday. There were no injuries or spills associated with the accident, according to NOFD. 

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    The New Orleans Fire Department responded to an Uptown train derailment Friday. There were no injuries or spills associated with the accident, according to NOFD. 

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  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 EB near Welsh due to accident

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 EB near Welsh due to accident

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:18:23 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    I-10 EB is blocked near Welsh due to a vehicle accident. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    I-10 EB is blocked near Welsh due to a vehicle accident. Please take an alternate route. 7News will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Rear-end crash kills motorcyclist on I-10

    Rear-end crash kills motorcyclist on I-10

    FOX 8 Photo/FILEFOX 8 Photo/FILE
    FOX 8 Photo/FILEFOX 8 Photo/FILE

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a rear-end crash that claimed the life of a Baton Rouge man Friday afternoon.

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    Louisiana State Police are investigating a rear-end crash that claimed the life of a Baton Rouge man Friday afternoon.

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  • Baton Rouge man killed in rear-end crash on I-10

    Baton Rouge man killed in rear-end crash on I-10

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:23:27 GMT

    A Baton Rouge man was killed Friday in a rear-end crash on Interstate 10, according to the Louisiana State Police.

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    A Baton Rouge man was killed Friday in a rear-end crash on Interstate 10, according to the Louisiana State Police.

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  • Suspect turns himself in after shooting, killing another man over dice game

    Suspect turns himself in after shooting, killing another man over dice game

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:17:18 GMT
    Darrius Joseph, 22 (Source: BRPD)Darrius Joseph, 22 (Source: BRPD)

    A man is dead and one has been arrested after a shooting Tuesday evening that detectives believe resulted from a fight over a dice game.

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    A man is dead and one has been arrested after a shooting Tuesday evening that detectives believe resulted from a fight over a dice game.

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  • KPLC general manager and photographer impress with Ryan Street tap-off

    KPLC general manager and photographer impress with Ryan Street tap-off

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:06:06 GMT

    There was much excitement around KPLC today as Vice President/General Manager John Ware duked it out in a tap dancing battle with Antoine Aaron, KPLC photographer. John is participating in the 2018 Mad Hot Ballroom dance competition alongside partner Gambrelle DiGiglia on August 4. The competition raises funds for The Whistle Stop's dancing classrooms and DanceSport program. Since John and Gambrelle's Facebook page reached 400 likes, John...

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    There was much excitement around KPLC today as Vice President/General Manager John Ware duked it out in a tap dancing battle with Antoine Aaron, KPLC photographer. John is participating in the 2018 Mad Hot Ballroom dance competition alongside partner Gambrelle DiGiglia on August 4. The competition raises funds for The Whistle Stop's dancing classrooms and DanceSport program. Since John and Gambrelle's Facebook page reached 400 likes, John...

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  • Shrimp and Jazz Fest is Saturday June 23rd

    Shrimp and Jazz Fest is June 23rd

    Shrimp and Jazz Fest is June 23rd

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:00:54 GMT
    image courtesy of thechangetrend.comimage courtesy of thechangetrend.com

    Jazz music has been a staple of Louisiana's culture for many years, and you can help celebrate it this weekend. The Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, June 23rd. Jazz in the Arts is hosting a free jazz workshop before the festival starting at 9, and Jazz After Dark will follow the festival at 7 p.m.  Musician Mickey Smith Junior, with be performing at the event. Mickey Smith Jr. said in a statem...

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    Jazz music has been a staple of Louisiana's culture for many years, and you can help celebrate it this weekend. The Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, June 23rd. Jazz in the Arts is hosting a free jazz workshop before the festival starting at 9, and Jazz After Dark will follow the festival at 7 p.m.  Musician Mickey Smith Junior, with be performing at the event. Mickey Smith Jr. said in a statem...

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  • Leesville art exhibit honors former state park Hodges Gardens

    Leesville art exhibit honors former state park Hodges Gardens

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:04:17 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Last October Louisiana lost a hidden gem---Hodges Gardens.  The state couldn't fund the park anymore, and with no one willing to step in and keep it running, it finally closed down.  But a local art exhibit in Leesville wants to preserve the garden's memory and inspire someone to consider opening it again.  On the walls of Gallery One Ellleven you'll find the beauty of Hodges Gardens.  Last summer Jerry Keeton decided he wanted to create water color painti...

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    Last October Louisiana lost a hidden gem---Hodges Gardens.  The state couldn't fund the park anymore, and with no one willing to step in and keep it running, it finally closed down.  But a local art exhibit in Leesville wants to preserve the garden's memory and inspire someone to consider opening it again.  On the walls of Gallery One Ellleven you'll find the beauty of Hodges Gardens.  Last summer Jerry Keeton decided he wanted to create water color painti...

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  • Amateur radio operators train to be best in worst of times

    Amateur radio operators train to be best in worst of times

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:57:55 GMT
    Members of the Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual the group's annual field day. (Source: WLOX)Members of the Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual the group's annual field day. (Source: WLOX)
    Members of the MS Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual field day.Members of the MS Coast Amateur Radio Association train during annual field day.

    Amateur radio operators from around the Gulf Coast gathered Saturday to hone their skills and prepare for when disaster strikes.

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    Amateur radio operators from around the Gulf Coast gathered Saturday to hone their skills and prepare for when disaster strikes.

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  • Heat Advisory in effect for South Mississippi

    Heat Advisory in effect for South Mississippi

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:42:38 GMT
    A heat advisory is in effect across South Mississippi until late Sunday afternoon. (Source: WLOX)A heat advisory is in effect across South Mississippi until late Sunday afternoon. (Source: WLOX)

    The National Weather Service offices in Slidell and Mobile have placed all of South Mississippi under a heat advisory until late Sunday afternoon. 

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    The National Weather Service offices in Slidell and Mobile have placed all of South Mississippi under a heat advisory until late Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Woman injured after diving accident in Forrest County

    Woman injured after diving accident in Forrest County

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:57:15 GMT
    A woman was hospitalized after a diving accident in Forrest County; (Photo source: WDAM)A woman was hospitalized after a diving accident in Forrest County; (Photo source: WDAM)

    A woman is in the hospital after a diving accident in Forrest County.

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    A woman is in the hospital after a diving accident in Forrest County.

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