Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - More than 80 Seabees are headed to Haiti to help with relief efforts. Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 will use their construction skills to help the people of Haiti for about six months.
"It should be an exciting trip for all of us. I'm very excited to use our skills as builders and construction men to help the people of Haiti and rebuild their city," says Petty Officer Thomas Camara.
The Seabees are going in support of Operation Unified Response. Four planes sat on the tarmac in Gulfport ready to carry the Seabees along with their gear and pallets. Among their duties, the Seabees will clear roads and lines of communication while deployed to Haiti. The heavy equipment they'll use to do their work will be waiting on the Seabees when they get there.
"I'm very happy as an American that we're going down there to do that we can to help them," says Camara.
Though proud to represent the red, white and blue, they say this humanitarian effort must have continued support from the global community.
"It's extremely important that the world show their support as their going through an unprecedented disaster," says Petty Officer Zachary Vaughn.
The Seabees say they've been training for 10 months to assist in operations such as this one. Other members of NMCB 7 will deploy in February for a 10 month European tour of duty.
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