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Luke Smith is a digital content producer for WDAM 7.
Recent Articles by Luke
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
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
Officials give all clear at USM campus; escaped inmates still on the run
USM has lifted the order to shelter in place but urges students to use caution as the search continues for two state inmates who escaped from the Forrest County Jail.
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Published February 16, 2019 at 3:20 PM
Missing Greene Co. teen believed to be with boyfriend, 20
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for a missing teenager who is believed to be with a 20-year-old Hattiesburg man.
Published January 2, 2019 at 4:21 PM
Missing Sumrall man found safe in Covington Co.
The Silver Alert for 86-year-old Toxie McGrew has been canceled. According to Seminary police, McGrew was found around 10 a.m. Wednesday in Covington County.
Published September 24, 2018 at 10:25 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
Child rescued, man charged with making child pornography
Attorney General Jim Hood announced Thursday the rescue of a child and the arrest of a man accused of sexual battery and producing child pornography.
Published August 30, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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Catch Laine Hardy on a 15-stop virtual tour right from your house
St. Tammany Hospital foundation purchases two robots to help with COVID-19 prevention
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St. Tammany Parish coroner prepares as coronavirus death toll rises
Gov. Edwards: Schools year could be over as 18,283 cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana, 702 deaths
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