Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Whether it's a call to action or self sacrifice, there's no denying the U.S. military has fought and served, bringing freedom to millions of Americans. But thousands still end up on the streets, homeless with nowhere to go.
That's why the U.S. Housing and Urban Development is hoping to change this by taking 8,000 homeless veterans nationwide off the street with a 53-million-dollar housing package.
Sheila Jackson, Executive Director of the City of Jackson Housing Authority said Thursday since this program first began in 2008, already 60 homeless veterans in Mississippi now have a place to call their own.
"I'm a military wife. my heart goes out to the veterans. when we became eligible for us to apply for, we were the first to apply for them," said Jackson.
With almost 500,000 more dollars coming to Mississippi, that will take 25 homeless vets in the Jackson area and 50 more along the coast off the street.
In order for a veteran to get one of these homes, they would have to work with their local housing authority and fill out a list of documents, just like renting a home.
"All it is, is a number of documents, government-related that we have to fill out and submit to the federal government and make sure they meet certain qualifications," said Jackson.
Jackson said she wants more veterans to fill out these documents in hopes of having a permanent home.
"The pride that they feel once they're able to accomplish a roof over their head, a roof for their family. We get so many thank you notes from our veterans," said Jackson.
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