Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:25:50 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
BAY ST LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - The concrete mountain stands nearly 30 feet high next to the Washington Street pier and boat launch
Hancock County resident John McKean said, "We don't have no place to park the cars and the trailers; it's a shame. You get a few cars here with trailers and it blocks it up."
John McKean is a commercial fisherman. He said on weekends, there are too few parking places available.
Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame said, "It's very unsightly, and of course, that's been a great area of concern even for our own city council."
The concrete is supposed to be used to build a new fishing reef South of Pass Christian, but until an environmental impact study is complete, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can't issue a permit for the project.
"Everything is kind of waiting on that survey to be completed, so that the materials can be deposited where they are going to ultimately be," Fillingame said.
Last year, builders and residents clearing debris were told to bring their concrete here. The mayor announced last month, that had to stop. But a WLOX viewer took some pictures this weekend that show the concrete dumping continues.
When we showed the pictures to the mayor, Fillingame said, "That's not supposed to be happening. I'd have no problem with our own law enforcement officers going out there, and upholding the ban on future dumping there."
With boating season about to kick into high gear, Mayor Fillingame said removing the debris pile will be more important than ever.
"That's the parking area for all of the trailer rigs that are launching their boats there," Fillingame said.
Boaters and fishermen like John McKean want something done soon.
"Just wish they'd hurry up and get them out of here, so they got more space here," McKean said.
Mayor Fillingame expects to hear about the reef permit in a couple of months. He said if the project doesn't get the okay the concrete will be used on existing reefs in the Mississippi Sound.
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