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Two WLOX viewers sent in pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound. According to Doppler Radar Imagery, the waterspout was offshore near Long Beach and Pass ChristianMore >>
Two WLOX viewers sent in a pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:38:31 GMT
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide.More >>
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide. The victims, Brandon Taylor, 24, and Gary Riley, 26, were found shot to death in a Chevy Tahoe.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:13:11 GMT
A British woman who claimed to have hit a cyclist while driving her car and then driving off tweeted about driving off and not caring much about it. But then the cops tweeted back.More >>
The first rule of Twitter - it's not smart to tweet about a crime. More >>
A Biloxi man says the St. Andrews cross is a Christian symbol that has no place on a public display. Mississippi's 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied John Briggs' claim that the State flag violates the separation of church and state. Now Briggs a convert to Muslim, hopes the U.S. Supreme Court overturns that decision. If that happens, it would be a landmark ruling.
John Ellis Briggs has spent 15-thousand dollars of his own money fighting Mississippi's state flag. He says, "It's not so much fighting the flag as it is holding up the constitution and by most interpretations of the constitution, you can not display a religious symbol on public property." The religious symbol he refers to is the Saint Andrew's Cross. Mississippi's Court of Appeals didn't agree with Briggs' argument and dismissed the claim citing no first amendment violation.
"Sons of Confederate Veterans" member John French certianly agrees with the court's ruling saying this is just another frivolous attempt to attack Mississippi's flag. He hopes the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision.
But Briggs maintians that it is a Christian symbol and that it violates his first ammendment rights. He also says it excluded other religions.. Briggs says, "As a Muslim, my tax dollars should not be used to display a religious symbol if it's not going to display a Muslim symbol."
John Briggs' first petition was dismissed in the U.S. Federal Court's Southern District in 2001. His latest petition was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court just two weeks ago. It could take several months for a Supreme Court ruling, if the Justices even consider the case.
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