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In 2018, Project NOLA’s network of more than 25,000 high-definition crime cameras in New Orleans helped the New Orleans Police Department reduce the local murder rate to the lowest since 1971 – including a 9 percent reduction in homicides – along with a 12 percent drop in armed robberies.
Sometime in the next few weeks, a new resource center for Hattiesburg’s homeless will open in what used to be the Courtesy Ford dealership on West Pine Street in Hattiesburg.
Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.
“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.
A Lamar County man who allegedly kidnapped a 6-year-old relative has been arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, and is waiting extradition back to his home county.
In a project described by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker as “an effort across generations,” officials broke ground Friday on Preservation Crossing, the venture that will transform the former Hattiesburg High School on Main Street into age-restricted apartments.
Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.
Police have arrested two suspects in connection with three auto burglaries in the Bellewood subdivision off Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg.
Members of Petal Fire Department spent Thursday night conducting water rescues at homes throughout the city after heavy rainfall from Winter Storm Eboni caused flooding from southeastern Louisiana to New Jersey.
Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.
Petal police officer Phillip Humphrey was named Police Officer of the Year at the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Jan. 18.
The ribbon cutting for a unique addition to the Hattiesburg area designed for active seniors was be held Thursday at The Colony at Turtle Creek Crossing. An open house followed.