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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – A chain falls off an elderly man's bike. Three people are there to help the bike rider repair the damage. When the work is done, the volunteers demand payment. So, the man pulls out his wallets and offers to give the men a gift for their assistance.
It sounds like a wonderful holiday story, until you hear what happens next.
According to Pascagoula police, the men pushed the elderly man to the ground. They started punching him. And then, they dashed off with his wallet.
Are you kidding me?
Four days later, a 77-year-old woman was walking through the parking lot at a Pascagoula grocery store. A man approached her. As you can probably guess, he didn't want to know what time it was.
Here's how a police report described the incident. "The man walked up, pushed her to the ground and grabbed her purse. She held onto the purse and the man began jerking it trying to get it away from her. As he jerked the purse, he dragged the lady several feet before she relinquished possession of the purse. The man then jumped into the passenger side of an unidentified black colored car which sped out of the parking lot. As the black car left the parking lot, it nearly stuck a pedestrian."
This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And for most of us, it is. So many of us get together with family and friends and celebrate our good fortune.
Yet, every day, we're reminded that evil lurks in the most unassuming places.
For instance, last week, surveillance video had us all shaking our heads in disbelief. We all watched as a man pulled up to a Pascagoula gas station, grabbed the store's Christmas tree, threw it into the bed of his pickup truck, and took off.
Police said they nabbed the Christmas tree bandit a couple of days later. The decorative plant the Grinch allegedly stole was in his home.
And then there's this story.
The Pass Christian Rotary Club collected holiday presents for needy children. But over the weekend, somebody decided he or she needed the gifts more than the kids.
I hope the kids somehow get their gifts. I hope the two elderly victims in Pascagoula recover from their minor injuries. I even hope the suspects in these cases can learn from their apparent mistakes.
Most of all, I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, because the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>