Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 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 were 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 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Fishermen and others hit in the pocket books by the oil leak went looking for answers and resources. The Oil Spill Resources and Claims Fair in Biloxi was where people hoped to fixed solutions to their budget woes.
Dale Hall runs a sign company. He says many of his clients are in a financial pinch.
"A lot of the people that we deal with, business wise, is affected right now," said Hall. "They just don't have the means to keep the doors open. "
Some people who were managing okay, financially, before the oil leak are now finding they can't afford to pay the bills. That's why event organizers brought representatives for WIC, the Food Stamps program, private charities and others came to talk to people about how to apply for help.
"A lot of the community members are in desperate need of help," said Kaitlin Truong of Asian Americans for Change. "A lot of them are at the verge of losing their homes, losing their boats. They could barely provide food on the table."
Realtor Joe Nguyen is spreading the word about disaster mortgage deferrals that's not just for fishermen.
Nguyen said, "Right now there's a program sponsored by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. You can contact your lender directly and ask if they can defer your loan for 90 days. If you need further, they're going to look at it in a case by case basis."
Organizers say these programs may not be permanent fixes, but they may help people get by for now.
"That will help you to focus on your life. In the meantime, waiting for BP to pay any claim, at least gives you a relief to make your life a little bit easier," said Nguyen.
Mississippi State University Extension Service has recommendations for people struggling financial from the oil spill.
Call all their creditors. Explain the situation and try to make payment arrangements.
Get all new payment arrangements in writing.
Take detailed notes of all phone conversations with creditors. Be sure to include the names of everyone you talk to.
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