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Two WLOX viewers sent in pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound. According to Doppler Radar Imagery, the waterspout was offshore near Long Beach and Pass ChristianMore >>
Two WLOX viewers sent in a pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound.More >>
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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 >>
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(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
Six people are still unaccounted for in Moore, OK. Ten children, which includes two infants, were killed by the EF-5 tornado, according to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:52:38 GMT
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide. More >>
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide. The victims, Brandon Taylor, 24, and Gary Riley, 26, were found shot to death in a Chevy Tahoe.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:13:11 GMT
A British woman who claimed to have hit a cyclist while driving her car and then driving off tweeted about driving off and not caring much about it. But then the cops tweeted back.More >>
The first rule of Twitter - it's not smart to tweet about a crime. More >>
Tuesday morning Dr. Aubrey Lucas announced that after some coercing from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning board he is stepping in as interim President at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Lucas said, "I have agreed to serve our University again, because it is an honor to do so, because the Board of Trustees was unrelenting in its insistence and because President Martha Saunders has served us well and leaves Southern Miss a better University."
Lucas will work closely with outgoing President Martha Saunders throughout her final days to "gradually learn and assist as he can." Once he finishes his classes, determining grades, the Presidents duties will become a priority.
Lucas said, "he is confident all of the issues at hand can be resolved with patience."
Once the Spring semester officially wraps up, Lucas said, "I will have more time and energy to devote to the President's duties." Such as, new leadership within the University's Athletic's Department.
Lucas said he will be involved in that decision and he will use former Athletic Director Richard Giannini and Interim Athletic Director Jeff Hammond as resources in the decision-making process.
The IHL said it will initiate the search for new leadership immediately and Lucas said he expects it to take eight to nine months.
The IHL announced Tuesday it had selected Lucas to serve as the interim president for USM.
Lucas is President Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served for 22 years as President. He had previously served as President of Delta State University for four years. He also served as Interim Commissioner of Higher Education from October 2008 until July 2009.
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