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 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 10:54:08 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 >>
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.
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.
CLERMONT HARBOR, MS (WLOX) - More than five years after Hurricane Katrina, a new station still is not finished for the Clermont Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. That means there's no place to house the department's brand new fire trucks.
The shell of the fire station is complete, but inside there is still quite a bit of work left to do. It should have been finished in May of 2010.
"Here we are right at 9 months over, going into ten months," Chief Charles Jackson said. "The contractor just kind of drug it out."
And while construction crews work to complete the building, more than a half million dollars worth of brand new fire trucks, paid for by FEMA, sit unprotected in the front yard of one of the fire district's commissioners.
"We didn't have a place to keep the trucks to keep them out of the weather, and it was a constant battle to try to keep them going. And anytime we get below freezing, it takes one or two trucks out of service. The water freezes up in the pumps and you can't use them. So we notify the central dispatcher that we're out of service," Chief Jackson explained.
"The equipment on the trucks has been stolen from being out in the open. The equipment is going to ruin having to sit out in the weather. The holes are getting dry rotted and all that's going to have to be replaced after we get it in the station," Assistant Fire Chief Duane Ray said.
On top of that, the department lost most of its firefighters after the storm.
"We went from 22 people in the fire department down to right now we've got about eight," Chief Jackson said. "People have left here and there are no young people. We went from 2,500 people in the Clermont and Lakeshore area and we're down to less than 300."
Jackson said once their new training room is ready, they will be able to recruit new members.. But when that might happen, he said, is anybody's guess. Chief Jackson says the completion date will depends on the contractor.
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