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Luke Smith is a digital content producer for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Luke
Perry County school bus driver charged with touching child for lustful purposes
A Perry County School District bus driver has been charged with touching a child for lustful purposes.
Published February 7, 2020 at 2:46 PM
Jay-Z lawyers join lawsuit against Mississippi prison officials
Hip Hop artists Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are moving forward after threats of legal action against Mississippi due to conditions at state prisons.
Published January 14, 2020 at 6:01 PM
Miss. Supreme Court upholds 12-year sentence of man convicted for having cellphone in jail
The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the 12-year sentence of a man convicted for having a cellphone in jail on Thursday.
Published January 10, 2020 at 6:59 PM
Son of NFL great signs with Southern Miss football
Frank Gore Jr., son of NFL veteran running back Frank Gore, announced his signing with Southern Miss on Thursday.
Published December 19, 2019 at 3:51 PM
Brian Dozier becomes first former USM player to win World Series
Brian Dozier became the first University of Southern Mississippi baseball player to win a World Series Wednesday night.
Published November 2, 2019 at 6:31 AM
Hattiesburg man charged in healthcare fraud scheme
A Hattiesburg man was among nearly a dozen people charged Wednesday in a multi-million dollar healthcare fraud operation across the Gulf Coast.
Published September 25, 2019 at 5:57 PM
Mississsippi man sentenced for cross burning
A federal judge sentenced a Mississippi man Tuesday for his role in burning a cross in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Seminary.
Published September 10, 2019 at 3:25 PM
Court orders treatment for man held after Petal Walmart incident
A court order for involuntary treatment has been issued for a man who was taken into custody last week following a report of a suspicious person at the Walmart in Petal.
Published August 27, 2019 at 4:48 PM
Newspaper editor removed from USM journalism Hall of Fame after calling for KKK violence
The University of Southern Mississippi School of Communication has removed an Alabama newspaper editor from its Hall of Fame after he published an editorial calling for violence and the return of the Ku Klux Klan.
Published February 19, 2019 at 3:13 PM
Runoff will decide Senate special election in Mississippi
No candidate received a majority of the vote in Tuesday’s special election to determine who will fill the remainder of Sen. Thad Cochran's term in the U.S. Senate.
Published November 6, 2018 at 10:25 PM
Girlfriend charged with murder of Hattiesburg man
Hattiesburg police charged a man and a woman on Tuesday night in connection to the murder of a Hub City man.
Published September 25, 2018 at 9:36 PM
Hurricane Florence leads to hospital wedding proposal
The hospital said the two have known each other for more than 20 years, but Hewett proposed this weekend in the hospital.
Published September 19, 2018 at 8:53 AM
9 arrested in Hattiesburg drug investigation
Nine people have been arrested on drug charges after a long-term joint operation between the DEA and the Metro Narcotics Unit in Hattiesburg.
Published September 12, 2018 at 4:36 PM
DRAMATIC SKIES: a look into Tuesday’s cloud formation
Jury to decide future of man accused of killing 8 people after closing arguments
Man accused of killing fellow Wendy’s employee denied bond
Man wanted for assaulting woman during home invasion, police say
‘I mean, it’s just unbelievable’: Body of man found in Presidential Hills creek identified
Morgan Howard and