Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
"We weren't expecting this because this is not normal. This is not something you typically expect. We're approaching day 100. May 15th will be the 100th day since Jessie was beaten to death and no one has been held accountable," said Williams' family attorney Michael Crosby.
According to Crosby, Jessie Lee Williams was beaten to death on February 4th in the custody of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.
On March 14th, a civil lawsuit was filed on his family's behalf for 150 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
But Thursday afternoon, Crosby received a motion from Sheriff Payne's attorney asking for a halt in the family's civil proceedings until the criminal investigation is complete.
The defense says it doesn't want to respond to allegations in the civil suit due to the pending criminal case to avoid self-incrimination.
A move Crosby says is frustrating.
"If somebody would have already been held accountable for the criminal side, then maybe we could say well, they are moving along like they should be and things are clicking along, then maybe they would be in good standing for asking for a bit of a delay. But they are not. Nothing has happened. There is no public position. No public statement, no public assurances. The sheriff could have come out and said my community, I am so sorry for what has happened. A man in my custody has been beaten to death, and that's inexcusable," said Crosby.
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