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 >>
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, 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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) -
An arrest warrant has been signed for Brian Downing, the person of interest in the sexual assault of an LSU fan, according to NBC affiliate WDSU in New Orleans.
WDSU quotes multiple sources as saying an arrest warrant for Downing was signed Thursday night, and the warrant calls for Downing to be arrested on two charges: sexual battery and obscenity. NOPD still refuses to comment.
Authorities in Russell County, Alabama say Brian Downing and his attorney left Alabama early Thursday afternoon and headed to New Orleans to meet with an NOPD Sex Crimes Detective.
Downing is wanted for questioning in what the NOPD is calling a sexual battery that happened after the BCS championship game.
Police say Downing is cooperating with their investigation.
The assault happened at the Krystal Burger on Bourbon Street on January 9, 2012 around 11:45 p.m.
The NOPD Sex Crimes Unit found out Tuesday about the video showing people dressed in Alabama attire messing around with the apparently passed out LSU fan.
The Alabama fans put food containers on him and poured water on his back. One of the fans removed his own genitals from his shorts, climbed on the counter and committed the sexual battery.
Downing worked at Hibbett Sports in Phenix City, Alabama, and has been terminated. Hibbett Sports released the following statement:
"After we looked into it and investigated the matter, we made the decision to terminate this person's employment with the company."
Scott Myers with Hibbett Sports
When Myers was asked about what led to his firing, he said: "It doesn't represent anything about our company."
Myers would not say what Downing's position was with the company or how long he'd been employed. He says they were first made aware of the video Wednesday and fired him later in the day.
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