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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
When news broke of the political insurgence in Haiti, Gautier resident Alice Cox began to worry. Her 30 year old grand daughter, Piper Perreault, was right in the middle of all the commotion.
Perreault, a volunteer with the Peace Corps, was stationed in the Hatian village of Romeo. When trouble started brewing, she and other volunteers were forced to leave the villages where they had been working.
"She had gone to Port-au-Prince and she didn't think it was going to amount to much," Cox said. "She thought she'd spend a little time there and go back to her hometown."
Perreault and the other volunteers were forced to evacuate the capitol when rebels began marching toward Port-au-Prince. The evacuation made it difficult for Piper to contact her grandmother who was growing increasingly concerned as reports of violence and looting poured over the airways.
"I was frantic because I could see all this on TV," said Cox. "They were fighting in the streets and everything else. I knew they were saying it was bad in Port-au-Prince and I knew that's where she was."
Actually her granddaughter and the 77 others were given three hours to board a bus bound for the Dominican Republic. After reaching the neighboring country, they were flown to Washington D.C. for two days. It had been six days since Perreault was able to communicate with her grandmother in Gautier.
"Every morning I would run to the computer to see if I got an e-mail and then I'd cry a little bit," says Cox.
On February 23rd, Piper was able to e-mail her grandmother for the first time in almost one week. She let Cox know about her evacuation and her plans for the future.
"She does plan to go back to Haiti if she can," says Cox. "Her heart is in Haiti."
For the time being Perreault is stationed in the Dominican Republic city of Dajabon where she is working with Haitian refugees.
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