Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Gov. Haley Barbour wrapped up a series of speeches focusing on moving Mississippi forward by focusing on responsible budgeting.
"I know there's nothing sexy talking about the budget," said Barbour. "I got to tell you, so much of what happens in Mississippi goes back to the budget: what we can spend in our schools, how we can borrow money, whether we can borrow money, what kind of institutions we have."
Barbour's message comes just days after the legislative budget committee released its budget plans. He said above all there is a need for honesty in the budget.
"It's important that people remember that budgets need to be transparent, honest, truthful," Barbour explained. "That they shouldn't hide things. That they shouldn't deliberately tell them that they need to spend less on something when they know that they aren't going to spend that little."
The governor used the recently released Public Employment Retirement System study as a prime example of honest budgeting. The program is under-funded, and a PERS committee suggested several ways to cut costs and better prepare.
In all of his speeches, Barbour has kept a theme of returning to American values. This speech was no different.
"If we have people who have intact families, and are committed to those families; if we have people who go to church, have the values of work, faith, prudence, the results will just be better," said Barbour.
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