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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
After losing both legs while serving in Iraq, an Army veteran is working to reclaim her life. One of her goals was to swim with dolphins. Little did Marissa Stock know that her dream would come true this week in Gulfport.
The former military police officer spent six years overseas working with Iraqi police and the Iraqi Army. Her visit to the coast was to take in some well deserved rest and relaxation.
"I've never been to Mississippi before. So we were going to spend the week going to the car show and maybe doing a little gambling, so that's why we're here. Then I heard dolphins, and swimming with dolphins, and that definitely piqued my interest," Strock said.
That interest led to an extensive web search and many phone calls, including one to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Director Moby Solangi.
"We told her that it was an honor and a privilege to have a veteran and a hero to come in and fulfill their dream," Solangi said.
Strock had always wanted to swim with dolphins, but never really pursued the dream because she worried it wasn't possible.
"Because with the prosthetics, I didn't know if it would scare the dolphins. And then we got the call that I was going to get to go do it," Strock said. "This isn't something everyone gets to experience and I'm definitely grateful for being able to experience this."
Finally, the time came, and Strock got to meet her swimming buddy, Buster, who weighed in at 450 pounds.
"Swimming with the dolphin today was way more fun than swimming by myself," Strock said. "I've learned different things about their skin and just dolphins in general. That was definitely fun. I like science and I like animals."
The swim wasn't just a first for Marissa. She's also the first amputee to ever swim with dolphins at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.
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