Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
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 COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - More than 100 workers are busy hammering out a brighter future for people looking for a place to live.
"It's 10 buildings, 240 units," Construction Superintendent David Harris said.
Since Katrina, coast leaders have been trying to cut into the housing shortage. Projects like this will help. In fact, during the course of the nearly year long build, more that 1,000 people will be working on this site.
Joe Rushing owns a Vancleave construction firm. This job has helped to stabilize his company's future.
"It helps us out a lot, we need a lot more of this coming in here," Rushing said.
David Harris said hurricane recovery is at the top of his punch list.
"I think it's very important for the region," Harris said. "It gives people a place that they can live in relative comfort as they try and pick up from the devastation of the hurricane."
Nice touches like a fitness center, swimming pool, and even a clubhouse will greet those who live here. Once this huge apartment complex is completed by the middle part of next year, it will be what is called turn-key. People who move in won't have to buy much at all.
"They'll come with a washer and dryer included, obviously refrigerators, not to mention ranges and ceiling fans in the units," Harris said proudly.
And those units mean better days ahead for people who have struggled to find adequate housing in the five years since Katrina struck.
The complex will be finished in September. The total price tag is about $23 million, with more than $4 million of that coming in the form of a grant from the Mississippi Development Authority.
Because of that, 51 percent of the units have to be leased to low and moderate income families for a period of seven years. The other apartments can be rented at market value.
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