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Tornado relief distribution center

It’s been weeks since a devastating tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg-Petal area. Relief efforts are still ongoing as the Pine Belt community continues to recover and rebuild. The good news is that help is still on the way. This Friday…

Helping Pets In The Pinebelt

Also part of the community outreach in the Pinebelt this weekend... A special supply drive and distribution, for pet owners affected by the storm damage. Southern Pines Animal Shelter received over 25 thousand dollars, worth pet supplies, courtesy of PetSmart…

Walthall County Community Helps Victims

Mississippians from outside the area affected by that tornado are also chipping in to make life easier for the people of Hattiesburg. Multiple church organizations from Walthall County have been in Hattiesburg every weekend since the storm providing free lunches,…

West Harrison High Students Create Relief Video

A group of students at West Harrison High School have put their skills and what they’ve learned to a good cause. The broadcast journalism students have collaborated with the yearbook students to collect donations for Hattiesburg and Petal tornado victims. They…

Journalism Students Create Relief Video

Students at West Harrison High School are also trying to help out victims of the Hattiesburg and Petal tornado. Broadcast journalism students created the video you see here, to promote the school's relief drive for those victims. Their hope is…

American Red Cross Office Burglarized

The American Red Cross is in the midst of offering disaster relief for Hattiesburg after a tornado devastated portions of the city, but sometime Friday evening, someone broke into the charity's Hattiesburg office. The individual responsible for the burglary broke…

WCU To Releases New Updates

William Carey University officials are trying their best to keep students notified of how the school plans to move on in the aftermath of last weekend's storms. By Friday afternoon they hope to notify students of the status of online…

Free Tetanus Shots For Storm Victims

While residents in the Hattiesburg and petal area continue to pick up the pieces from this past weekend's storms, the Mississippi department of health is doing its part to keep storm victims healthy. The MSDH is offering a free tetanus…

William Carey Students Return To Campus

Students who attend William Carey University in Hattiesburg will soon be allowed back on campus to gather their belongings and tow their cars. Starting at 9 tomorrow morning, students will be able to get back on campus to collect their…

Storm Damage Recovery Effort

It’s been four days since an EF3 tornado tore through the Pine Belt region with the most severe damage in Forrest County where four lives were lost. News 25’s Hank Davis joins us from Forrest County with an update on…

Tornado Response and Recovery

The storm damage sustained this weekend in Mississippi’s Pine Belt region and across the southern states is widespread and catastrophic. Governor Phil Bryant, along with officials from MEMA, gave an update on the damage. News 25’s Hank Davis is in…

Brewery Accepting Disaster Donations

Biloxi Brewing Company just opened their doors on Saturday, but they are already giving back to those in need. Starting today, they are accepting supplies to help tornado victims in the Hattiesburg and Petal area. The brewery is collecting non-perishable…

Next Move For Students: Live

William Carey University in Hattiesburg remains closed after Saturday's devastating tornado destroyed most of the campus. News 25's Laurene Callander joins us live in Hattiesburg with the latest on the school..Laurene..

The Best Way To Help Is To Be Patient

With the catastrophic damage creating a state of emergency in Hattiesburg, Governor Phil Bryant has a special message for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While the widespread damage is being assessed and emergency response agencies are organizing their relief efforts, state…

Hattiesburg Storm Relief Effort

For those interested in donating to the Hattiesburg Storm Relief Efforts you can drop off supplies at Biloxi Brewing Co. (186 Bohn St., Biloxi, MS 39530) between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of…

Tornado Rocks Hattiesburg

The catastrophic storm damage done to Hattiesburg over the weekend is drawing national attention as the city begins their journey towards recovery. News 25's Hank Davis takes us to the hub city, for a close up look at the devastation.…

Gulfport Man Arrested for Setting Man on Fire

A south Mississippi man is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly dousing another man with gasoline and setting him on fire. Thirty-nine-year-old Kunta Kidd of Gulfport was arrested early today. He was booked into Forrest County Jail in Hattiesburg and…