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 >>
If you've ever watched a loved one die of emphysema or lung cancer, you know it is heart wrenching and painful. In many, if not most cases, smoking is the culprit. There has been a move over the years for individual businesses, restaurants, cities and states to become smoke free. When this has happened locally, like in Gulfport, we have done editorials applauding this action.
Biloxi now taking up this issue is a step toward a healthier South Mississippi. We certainly hope that in the end, Biloxi leaders will pass some form of this measure.
You can't escape the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics about just how deadly smoking and second hand smoke can be. Last year, more than four hundred thirty thousand people died from smoking related illnesses. Of those deaths, more than 49 thousand were attributed to secondhand smoke exposure.
There are many arguments on both sides of Biloxi's smoking ban proposal. One is the impact on tourism. But, if Florida tourism can thrive under a smoking ban, why can't Biloxi's thrive too?
You can't escape the fact that our community would become healthier if another South Mississippi city became smoke free. We certainly hope that Biloxi leaders will decide to make that move.
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