This past Sunday, Jan. 26, at approximately 7:48 p.m., Laurel Police Department officers responded to 1108 Ellisville Boulevard, the Budget Inn, in reference to an assault complaint. It was reported that Sanchez Chase D. Patton had assaulted a female with his fists and had shot into her vehicle.

Very seldom does the positive things that law enforcement officers do make the news these days.  Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin wants to change that. When one of his officers does a good job, he wants to recognize their efforts and let people know.

Three Hattiesburg residents – a 37-year-old man and two juveniles – were arrested before 5 a.m. Monday by Hattiesburg police officers for their alleged connection with several auto burglaries 

A 24-year-old Hattiesburg man was arrested Saturday night and charged with five misdemeanors, including shooting a gun inside city limits and carrying a concealed weapon.

“It was the best episode yet,” was the comment heard from many of the premiere attendees as they filed out of the auditorium of the Agape Church Monday night, January 20, after watching the first episode of season four of “Home Town.”

Two Covington County inmates who escaped from the county jail Jan. 15 remain at large, and Sheriff Darrell Perkins said Thursday deputies are continuing to search for the pair.

Powers Fire & Rescue is hosting a blood drive this Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the department’s fire station located at 1975 Hwy. 184 in the Powers Community. Conducted by Vitalant, this blood drive will help provide desperately needed blood supplies in our area.

Here are some photos from the train derailment that occurred early Friday morning in the Petal area around 12 a.m. Emergency crews were on hand early Friday morning assisting in the cleanup.

A 55-year-old Mount Olive woman who allegedly shot and killed a 41-year-old man Tuesday after a shouting match has been charged with murder and is awaiting a bond hearing from a Covington County Justice Court judge.

A pair of 39-year-old Hattiesburg men were arrested Tuesday after a search warrant yielded 2.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine and several firearms on Wildwood Trail.

Despite fierce opposition from one city council member and a failed vote to delay action on the proposal, Hattiesburg officials approved the Project NOLA-based community camera sentry system Tuesday during the city council meeting.

To the delight of many in the Laurel-Jones County community, the doors to McAllister’s reopened Monday, January 13 after being closed for four weeks due to the damage received when an EF3 Tornado ripped through parts of the Laurel business community and several residential areas in the city …

Members of the Laurel-Jones County community gathered at the steps of the Jones County Courthouse on Friday, January 17 to recognize January as the Sanctity of Human Life Month. The crowd heard a memorable story from Mayor Johnny Magee and learned about adoption from Brett Bouchillon. Sherif…

The West Jones High School Key Club won the “Kiwanis Maple Syrup Trophy” for the most 2019 Kiwanis Club of Laurel Pancake Day ticket sales. West Jones Key Club members sold a combined 777 Pancake Day tickets which totaled $4,662.00 in sales. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the West …

Hattiesburg police are asking for anyone with information about an armed robbery on Monday afternoon at the Sonic Drive-In on Fourth Street to come forward.

Jones County — A group of college students got a scare today when the tour bus they were in caught on fire on exit 78 on the interstate. The driver, Juan Johnson with Birmingham Express Bus Lines, stated the group was traveling north on I-59 when an unknown object fell off of an 18-wheeler i…

The second and third capital murder suspects were arrested Friday by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in Gulfport in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting in Hattiesburg that killed a Sumrall man.

An 18-year-old Hattiesburg is behind bars after his attempts to sell a trumpet Thursday led to a burglary charge. Although Clifton Summerall may have been able to play the trumpet, it was stolen.

Per Sheriff Joel Houston, Highway 35 south of Mize was closed down about noon on Saturday, January 11. Sheriff Houston reported the leak was about one mile south of the baseball park on Highway 35 south of Mize, and he advised the Reformer that EMA Director Heather Easterling was in the proc…

     Early Tuesday morning, January 14, first responders were called to Laurel High School when 15-year-old Destiny Heidelberg suddenly collapsed. Tuesday afternoon, after being transported to a hospital in Jackson, Destiny passed away. According to her mother, Brandy Heidelberg, Destiny was…

Covington County Sheriff Darrell “Perk” Perkins was leading the tracking dogs near Seminary on Thursday morning after three inmates escaped through the jail’s skylight about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Bay Springs man indicted on eight felony counts involving a shooting spree that endangered local law enforcement officers in August 2018 has been deemed by mental health officials competent to stand trial.

The Jones County Republican Women learned more about the Mississippi Lottery Corporation at their January monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 8 from MLC Board member Gerard Gibert. December was the first month for the lottery in Mississippi, and, according to Gibert, it brought in more tha…

Two Hattiesburg residents were charged Tuesday with hindering prosecution in the investigation of a Dec. 15 shooting incident in the 400 block of Seventh Street near Mobile Street.

A 24-year-old Seminary man is wanted for questioning in connection with the Saturday shooting at Roper Rockin Country, and an arrest warrant has been issued by Hattiesburg police for the suspect.

Shortly before 1:00 p.m. today, Sharon, Shady Grove and Laurel Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 16 Heatherwood Drive in Laurel. Neighbors noticed smoke coming from the roof of the two-story brick home and activated 911.

Mississippi’s top jurist – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael K. Randolph – will give the keynote address at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Interracial Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. on January 20 in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center on th…