Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
The Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is doing its part to steer youth in the right direction. The group has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to present the EMBODI program - an initiative geared towards bettering the lives of young men in the community.
"It is our male outreach program. It stands for empowering males with opportunities for developing independence," said Chapter President Searcy Taylor. "Our young men don't quite see the positive role model, so it's important for them to know that there are young men just like them."
There were plenty of role models on hand. The event featured three guest speakers, each successful in his own right; offering something innovative, intellectual and encouraging. Sixteen-year-old Justin Polk was one of the participants who listened closely to Saturday's presentation.
"It's very empowering, because sometimes in households you don't have those male role models to lead their children into becoming better men," Polk said. "Sometimes they go out and what they find is other men who show them the bad ways, but they need some who will show them the good ways."
Jarvis McInnis, a Gulf Coast native is a product of what activities like the Boys and Girls Club can do. That's why the Columbia University graduate student was more than willing to give back.
"Boys and Girls Club is about imbuing kids with a sense of hope and opportunity. I have benefited so much from both the local Boys and Girls Clubs, and the national club as well. So I feel as though it's my duty to come and create opportunities for youth in my home community," McInnis said.
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