Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

  Will it be warm or cold this week? Yes

At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

Who Dat Nation faced with a loss; Rams moving forward to Super Bowl

Covington Catholic student from incident at Indigenous Peoples March releases statement

New program allows youth to take part in MLK Jr. weekend celebration

Potential repaving project in Gulfport community means more than a smooth ride

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Saints fan tosses TV after heartbreaking missed call

Saints fans won’t be getting NFC Championship merchandise

Residents still in shock after Biloxi standoff

Mobile police officer shot, killed Sunday afternoon

Ocean Springs High School theatre department advances to southeastern competition

Cold weather shelters offer a warm place to stay along the Coast

PHOTOS: Saints fans cheer so loudly, parts of Superdome ceiling falls

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said he knew fans would be loud during the NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, but he had no idea.

New video shows more of incident involving Kentucky high school students at Indigenous Peoples March

Covington Catholic High School is trending on social media after multiple videos surfaced on Saturday showing an incident between a group of young men and indigenous marchers in Washington, D.C.

  Reminders when protecting yourself against the cold

Officials say there is always a spike in house fires around this time as people look for ways to stay warm in these freezing temperatures. But don’t let the chilly weather cause you to put your live or anyone else’s life in danger.

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.

  Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Biloxi down to seven miles of roads to fix, but that’s little comfort to those still in the mess

Saints fans flock from around the continent to New Orleans ahead of championship game

Point Park amphitheater project now complete in Pascagoula

Two dead after standoff near Brodie Road in Biloxi, police say

  Social justice symposium encourages people to ‘be the difference’

Hundreds attend a social justice symposium, part of the Coastwide MLK Celebration during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Temperatures tumble overnight

The risk for severe weather has ended across South Mississippi.

Big League Chew to feature female on pouch for first time

For years, the shredded gum’s pouch has featured a big muscle-bound man, but the company says it’s excited to introduce their newest female character to the world.

New Nike golf shoe has a surprising look

Nike has released a new golf shoe that will look right at home on the green.

Gulfport man gets life sentence after pleading guilty to murdering wife

A Gulfport judge sentenced Jerome Jefferson, 49, to serve life in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Jefferson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Friday for killing his wife.

Plaintiffs in Ocean Springs state flag lawsuit decide not to move forward with the case

After consulting with their attorneys, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the city of Ocean Springs have decided not to pursue the case any further, according to Mississippi Rising Coalition (MRC) President Lea Campbell.

  Local business provides furlough specials through Feel Good Friday

Crunching and munching filled Mockingbird Cafe all Friday afternoon. The cafe started its “Furlough Friday Special,” and dozens came out to take advantage of the fantastic free meals.

St. Martin may soon get its own ZIP code

The Jackson County Planning Commission has put in a proposal with the United States Postal Service to create a ZIP code for the St. Martin community.

Saints fans start celebration ahead of Sunday’s game

Saints fans are definitely gearing up for a big weekend.

MDOT Highway 90 repaving project behind schedule

In July, MDOT awarded a three-stage, $16 million project to put a new layer of asphalt on U.S Highway 90 from bridge to bridge in Harrison County. It’s now months behind schedule.

Pass Christian High accepts the Great Kindness Challenge

Students at Pass Christian High School embarked on a journey called the Great Kindness Challenge with a goal to help transform the way these kids view and treat others.

Free po’boys to furloughed federal workers in Pass Christian

From open to close on Fridays, any hungry government worker can get a free French Fry po'boy sandwich by showing their valid government ID.

How to see the Blood Moon this Sunday night

The Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible across the entire North American continent, including right here in South Mississippi.

Coast casino revenue increases in 2018

Gaming revenue is up on the Gulf Coast, according to the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Ocean Springs man sentenced to 40 years for child molestation, exploitation

James Allen Stevens, 34, pleaded guilty Friday to 10 counts of touching a child for lustful purposes and 10 counts of exploitation of a child.

Inmate at Mississippi prison found dead from apparent hanging

An inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility was found hanging in his cell Thursday evening.

Three arrested after undercover meth operation in Bay St. Louis

Three people are facing jail time after being arrested on methamphetamine charges this week.

MLK celebration kicks off holiday weekend

Members of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis got together Friday to break bread and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Mississippi’s graduation rate now matches the national rate for the first time

After trying for decades, Mississippi has achieved something that’s never been done before. The state high school graduation rate now matches the national average.

South Mississippi organic farm growing herbs and vegetables

More and more people are buying organic and some of those fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown right in South Mississippi.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

Shooting in Wiggins puts one man in the hospital, another behind bars

A man is in the hospital recovering after being shot twice Thursday night in Wiggins.

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

LSU fraternity shut down; university investigation launched

The LSU chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon has been shut down, and the university is now conducting a full investigation on the chapter, according to LSU media relations on Friday.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Lucedale woman killed in crash on Hwy. 612

A Lucedale woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a car crash.

Rams player doesn’t think the Dome will be loud; Payton: Here’s when you should scream

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said he knows the crowd will be loud, but he has a specific request for the Who Dat Nation.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

More choices for Generation Z, many skipping college for careers

To see how this national movement is affecting the Pine Belt, WDAM spoke with Lamar County Superintendent Tess Smith, whose school district ranks among the very best in Mississippi.

Army Times retracts story about sergeant Saints fan who claimed he saved man’s life

The Army soldier who claimed he used his Saints sweatshirt and a ballpoint pen to save the life of a Texas man apparently made up the story.

Bill to regulate microchipping employees introduced

A Central Arkansas lawmaker said this week that his bill to regulate the microchipping of employees will protect the rights of employees, with his bill being the first in the United States to do so.

Nissan workers learn of pending layoffs

Nissan workers learn of job cuts

3 kilos of cocaine seized during Lamar Co. traffic stop

Several kilograms of cocaine were discovered during a traffic stop in Lamar County on Thursday morning, according to Sheriff Danny Rigel.

How does a DUI case that involves something other than alcohol work?

If you take a closer look at the state's DUI law, you'll see that it references controlled substances.So--you can still get a DUI charge but not have any alcohol in your system.

Hundreds of fentanyl units seized in Hancock County

Agents of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division seized approximately 370 packaged units of pharmaceutical-grade fentanyl Thursday.

  Long Beach High School construction set to begin in June

Back in August, voters in Long Beach approved a school bond issue that will bring improvements to the high school, which was originally built in 1958.

Rural Mississippians hopeful for faster internet after expansion bill passes

Internet service is pretty important in today’s age, and some say remote areas of Mississippi are falling behind because they have poor internet connections.

Real estate investor, six others sentenced to prison for conspiracy to rig public auctions

Biloxi businessman Ivan Spinner was sentenced Thursday, along with six others, in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for their roles in a bid-rigging scheme that involved real estate auctions at county courthouses.

Saints game means big weekend for Coast sports betting

With The New Orleans Saints hosting the NFC championship game Sunday, Coast casinos are bracing for plenty of sports betting action.

Million dollar culinary arts classroom on the way in Moss Point

A $1 million project at Moss Point High School is well underway as construction began on a new culinary arts classroom, kitchen and dining area.

Sports betting nets $14.8 million for Mississippi casinos

Over $157 million in sports wagers placed after August 1 launch

Immigration about patriotism, not politics to new citizens

The United States now has 13 new citizens, and with the federal shutdown over border security debate looming, those among the newest calling the United States home are just happy that they did it the right way.

Paralyzed Olive Branch veteran to receive donated exoskeleton

A paralyzed Mid-South veteran will soon have his own unique device to help him walk again.

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

State Fire Marshal provides heating safety tips after four people killed in heating-related fires

The State Fire Marshal Office wants to remind everyone to heat their homes safely as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing Sunday night.

Mississippi graduation rate increases to national average

The high school graduation rate in the state of Mississippi has reached an all-time high, according to a report from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Domino’s Pizza Theater cooks up a grand opening

Back in 1978, the only dominos people knew about were the ones used while playing the game. Forty years later, most associate Domino’s with pizza thanks to one location that opened in Biloxi.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Four arrested for rash of Vancleave burglaries

Four people have now been arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries in Vancleave.

Up to 700 workers will possibly be affected by workforce cut at Canton Nissan

Shifts that are going to be eliminated are the shift that produces the NV van line and a shift that produces the Titan and Frontier trucks.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

Prendergast named new police chief in Waveland

Waveland has a new police chief. Assistant Chief Michael Prendergast is taking over for former chief David Allen.