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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Collecting samples and charting data have become increasingly important in the days following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Professor Joe Griffith is an aquatic toxicologist. He and his grad student are studying genes and proteins in sea life, like fish, shrimp and oysters. They're looking for any changes in proteins to determine if the oil is having an impact on sea life.
"It'll tell us precisely how the organisms are affected, where the organisms are being affected and the extent of the what the affect is," Griffitt said.
One of Dr. Griffitt's main concerns involves the dispersed oil where it will end up.
"The dispersed oil, again, is more bio-available to the organisms. So rather than just being at the slick, it's all throughout the water column. Fish that normally would avoid the surface are swimming in the water below and now exposed to it," Griffitt said.
Jim Franks is a fisheries biologist who just returned from a mission studying blue fin tuna. The tuna are spawning this time of year. While it's research Franks typically conducts, this year the oil is likely to impact what he finds.
"We did encounter some affects from the spill," Franks said. "We found that in areas we believe traditionally have served as some spawning grounds for the tuna, not only the blue fin but yellow fin tuna and blue tuna. The sheen has us concerned because of the location and magnitude of the spill. We think these young fish are in a precarious situation at this time."
The scientists still have a lot to analyze among the samples they've collected. Their hope is that the research can provide much-needed insight to help fight the coastal crisis.
Dr. Griffitt hopes to take a team out sometime next week to study more sea life by the Chandeleur Islands.
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