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A Laurel man is accused of attempted armed robbery after holding a victim at gunpoint, taking him to a bank in order to make a withdrawal and attempting to force him to purchase items at a local business Friday.

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 A Jones County supervisor is in jail, facing a charge of embezzlement.

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A suspect is dead after getting into a shootout with officers who were responding to a call of a burglary in progress in Waynesboro early Wednesday afternoon, officials are reporting.

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Laurel Police Department officers Lt. Ted Ducksworth and Sgt. John Stringer, who have used Narcan to help overdosing victims, were honored at an event on opioid abuse sponsored by James Moore, owner of Moore's Bicycle Shop in Hattiesburg and addiction advocate whose son died from an overdose…

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So, did you hear the latest one? A drunk sex offender walks into a sheriff’s department and winds up behind bars ...

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A chase that reached speeds over 100 mph and covered about 50 miles came to an end with two in handcuffs and no one getting hurt.

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One Laurel World War II veteran, whose birth was delayed by a parade on Armistice Day, couldn’t have timed his 100th birthday better. As the clock turned 11 a.m., Charlie Sanders Sr. turned 100 on Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel.

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A senior citizen with a felony record is accused of choking a woman at a residence after a Friday night fight and after officers took him into custody, they found a stolen firearm there, too.

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A Jones County couple is going to prison for their roles in the shooting and killing of a young father at a Laurel motel a year ago.

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An elderly Jones County man suffered what were described as serious injuries after being struck by a pickup while walking in the Calhoun Community on Wednesday night.

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A biker was injured in a collision with a car Tuesday evening near Country Circle and Magnolia Tree Road. 

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A high-ranking official in the Jones County Sheriff’s Department was trying to get in a workout on Sunday, but a pushy patron he had a history with forced him to go on duty.

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A Laurel man has passed away after being shot at a Hattiesburg hotel and a warrant has been issued for a Texas man who is believed to have been involved. Carlos “Buck” McGruder, 37, died Wednesday of injuries he suffered in a Monday shooting at the Holiday Inn in the 6500 block of Highway 49…

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A Laurel man is facing a felony charge after being accused of shimmying up a tree to watch a woman through her window just after midnight on Wednesday.

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A Calhoun man who has been involved in at least three high-profile domestic disturbances in less than a year was arrested on similar charges again Monday afternoon after leading law enforcement on a foot chase.

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Methamphetamine and mushrooms were among the more than 100 grams of illegal substances that were discovered when Jasper County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at a residence of a convicted drug dealer. It was the biggest bust of the year, Sheriff Randy …

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Two drivers received minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 15 South near Triangle Drive on Friday, and one driver received serious injuries in a wreck on Halloween night on Highway 84 West. 

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Mother, son arrested together

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The Nahoula Laurel Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a breakfast drive-through to thank first responders for their service during National First-Responders week.

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The Board of Supervisors will give the Jones County Fire Council $3,000 per month, with a cap of $30,000, and parts of a proposed contract between the two entities were being tweaked before the Tuesday deadline.

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A woman who was supposed to be helping an elderly man was also helping herself to his credit card, according to an investigation by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

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A suspected drug dealer apparently thought he was about to make a big sale, but those “customers” with badges had other business in mind.

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Laurel Police Department promoted five officers and re-assigned one to the Criminal Investigations Division in a Monday morning ceremony at Laurel City Hall. 

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Law enforcement shows support for Special Olympics

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A Soso man suffered what were described as serious injuries after crashing his pickup to avoid hitting another vehicle.

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Two teens who broke into a home lost a game of hide-and-seek with law enforcement after K-9s went into an Ellisville home and tagged the would-be burglars.

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A Jones County man started a fight at the wrong place at the wrong time, and he paid the price with a little street justice before going into the criminal justice system.

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A teenager in a pickup was killed in a fiery crash with a school bus on Highway 84 West in the eastbound lane near Roy Jefcoat Road this morning. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is assisting the Mississippi Highway Patrol as volunteer firefighters from multiple departments fight the fi…

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Shoppers flee as reports of active shooter at store prove to be unfounded

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Volunteer firefighters and medics usually try to stop people from bleeding. But on Saturday, the first-responders at Powers Fire & Rescue wanted as much blood as possible, and they got it. Their blood drive yielded a total of 26 units of blood, topping the goal of 18 units. 

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Timothy Thompson either really likes methamphetamine or jail food. He better hope it’s the latter, because that’s likely all he’ll be getting his hands on for the next few months.

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Sgt. Jeff Monk of the Jones County Sheriff's Department saved an overdosed man using nasal Narcan on a call to North Laurel last week. 

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A South Carolina-based company is in the process of purchasing Wayne Farms’ poultry-processing complex in Laurel, officials with that company announced.

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The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing Jones County man. Jacob Boleware, 31, was last seen on Sunday, Oct. 3, when he was reportedly dropped off at Sawmill Square Mall in Laurel.

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A man was arrested at Walmart in Laurel after a fight broke out at the store and at least one gun was visible Friday at about 2:30 p.m. Reports of there being an active shooter inside the store were unfounded, Laurel police Deputy Chief Earl Reed said.

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