Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:59:40 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
CHICAGO, IL (WLOX) - Hello from snowy Chicago. I'm sitting at my sister's, about to leave for O'Hare International Airport. My flight back to Gulfport (through Atlanta) departs at 12:56. The question is whether it will take off. Just my luck, a blizzard is forecast to hit this area tonight. Flights are already being canceled. So far, my departure is on schedule.
Don't worry. I'm getting to the airport early. Maybe a seat will open up on an earlier flight, and I can escape Mother Nature's wrath before she blankets the Midwest with snow drifts. I'm sure I'm the only passenger who's come up with this plan.
Watching this blizzard move toward Chicago is a lot like watching South Mississippi prepare for a hurricane. Days before the storm got here, TV news teams in the nation's second largest market were at stores, reporting on people stocking up on food, or purchasing much needed snow removal items.
The city's emergency management teams held a news conference Monday, and alerted people to what would be open, and what would be closed. At the bottom of the screen, I'm watching crawls spell out which schools are closed, which ones are closing early, and which ones will remain open.
Am I watching the ABC affiliate in Chicago (WLS) or am I watching my colleagues at WLOX? If you dropped the word blizzard and replaced it with hurricane, I'd swear I was watching the news for South Mississippi.
They're predicting this storm will dump as much as two feet of snow on parts of Chicago. And to put that in perspective, the weathercasters are all showing graphics that remind people of the top five blizzards of all time. The record snowstorm around here was in 1967. On that day, 26.1" of snow fell.
I vaguely remember that storm. But not because of the white out it created. It was the night my family's apartment building burned down. Yes, during the worst snowstorm in Chicago history, I was probably thinking, "You're absolutely not going to believe what you're about to see." I was only 14 months old, so I'm sure I didn't say that memorable statement back then. But I guarantee you I thought it.
My mom was going to ride to the airport with us. But her doctor's appointment just got moved up. The doctor wants to close his office early, so his staff can get home before the worst of the blizzard gets here.
Oh well. If I get trapped in Chicago (not a bad place to be trapped might I add), I'll let you know.
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