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 >>
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Two dozen teenagers who are all too familiar with pain and loss are working with the Habitat for Humanity chapter in Bay St. Louis. The teens all lost loved ones when terrorists attacked America on 9/11. Their work in Hancock County is a big part of their healing process.
Brandon Anaya was six-years-old when his dad, a New York City firefighter, died. A decade later, Brandon is determined to carry on the legacy his father left behind.
"My dad was all about helping other people. I'd kind of like to following in his footsteps cause he was such a great man," Anaya said.
Anaya is one of 22 teenagers who are part of the Tuesday's Children program. The non-profit organization was born out of the ashes of 9/11 to provide support to children who lost loved ones on that ill fated day.
"People think that it's been ten years and so they should be beyond all of this. And they've made great strides and they are beyond a lot of things, but the issues surface at different ages of development. Kids grieve at different points of development," said Kathy Murphy, Director of the Tuesday's Children Program.
Trips like the one to Bay St. Louis are designed to help the teens bond with others who have gone through a similar tragedy.
Julia Coombs' dad was on American Airline Flight 11 that crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
"When he died, so many people helped my family. I just feel like it's my job now to give back to the community and make sure that when people are in need, they can get the help that they need to get back on their feet like we did," said Coombs.
Kathryn Grazioso lost her father and an uncle during the terrorist attacks.
"It's been really hard, but I try to just look on the positive side of everything. Cause I know I shouldn't, like, be depressed. My dad wouldn't want me all upset in life. So I try to stay up, stay positive," Grazioso said.
In this case, they're helping others by painting a Habitat home built in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, proving the Tuesday's Children motto that "helping heals."
The Tuesday's Children's Program works with 1,400 families and more than 3,000 children of 9/11 victims, providing all types of assistance to help them cope with their losses.
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