Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 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 >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 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 >>
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 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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Attorneys representing James Anderson's family announced they were filing a civil suit. In that suit, Deryl Dedmon who is charged with Capital Murder, and John Rice who was charged with assault are named, along with five other people who they say were at the Metro Inn the night the murder occurred.
They are Sarah Graves, Shelbie Richards, William Montgomery, John Blaylock and Dylan Butler. Attorney Winston Thompson says it was their duty to call police or make an effort to help James Craig Anderson, when the others began to assault him.
The five additional teens named in the lawsuit are not facing any criminal charges.
Thompson says, "All seven they acted in concert in agreement almost like a joint venture to seek out and do harm to M. Anderson we allege they acted as a group, as one."
The Anderson family is seeking monetary damages, but they don't have an amount at this time. That will be determined by a jury. Anderson's mother, sister, and two brothers are named as plaintiff's in the case.
Deryl Dedmon, the Brandon teen accused of killing the black Jackson man because of his race, was due in court Tuesday afternoon, but that hearing has been rescheduled for September 26th.
Prosecutors say defense attorneys requested the delay, which county officials didn't object to. They say they have more investigating they can do.
Eighteen-Year-Old Dedmon is charged with capital murder in the June death of 48-Year-old James Craig Anderson. A surveillance video of the crime shows Dedmon using his truck to run over Anderson.
Dedmon was initially charged with murder in the crime. That was upgraded to capital murder, after prosecutors uncovered evidence that Anderson was robbed.
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