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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hurricane Katrina was still packing a powerful punch as it made it's way up to central Mississippi.
In the metro area, heavy winds and rains caused extensive damage.
The pictures from five years ago are unbelievable, six-foot swells on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
The I-55 Car Care Clinic oil change garage was demolished by Katrina's winds.
There was even a fatality recorded in Belhaven, after a tree was knocked down, killing a 79-year-old woman trapping her inside.
Former Hinds County E.O.C. Director Larry Fisher says, "You would go to an area where there was extensive damage, then you could drive three to four miles beyond and there would be no leaves off the trees."
Fisher remembers Hurricane Katrina's sheer power like it happened just yesterday.
He says it was a slow moving storm, which extended the damage.
"There were several bands found though the city of Jackson where you could literally take a map and show that circular pattern, in this general area I was able to measure wind speeds gusts up to 85 miles-per-hour," says Fisher.
That wind caused the most damage, knocking out power to some areas for over two weeks.
There were gas shortages when there were no power at the pumps.
Long lines formed there, and at ice distribution centers.
Fisher says, "Debris in certain areas taking down a number of power lines, lost major infrastructure of our electrical system and our water system as well. It was like a maze trying to get to work."
Fisher says it was cooperation between local governments which allowed his response to be effective, in the worst natural disaster to hit the United States.
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