Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 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 4:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:06:11 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 >>
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in a 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 someone over for a traffic violation and the person fled after the deputy found evidence in the car that the person may be involved in possible burglaries or ID fraud.More >>
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:59:40 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 >>
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -
Next year, tuition for University of Southern Mississippi
in-state students will increase by more dollars than any other Mississippi
college. In 2013 students will pay $502 more than they did this year.
"The fact of the matter is that we've absorbed, or we've
seen cuts of almost 20 percent," said Commissioner of Higher Education Hank
Bounds, referring to the legislature's cuts to state school funding.
Bounds said the board was forced into hiking school fees
after legislators in Jackson voted to slash higher education funding.
"A decade ago about 56 percent of our revenue came from the
state and tuition funded 32 or 37 percent – and a small other category. That
has completely flipped in the last decade," said Bounds.
USM students will be required to pay 8.5 percent more on
their tuition in 2013 and 6 percent more the following year.
The state College Board in Jackson voted unanimously Monday
to pass a set of tuition hikes for the 2013 and 2014 school years. It will
affect every college and university in the state including professional
programs like law, pharmacy and veterinary schools.
The Board says it is being forced to raise more money for
universities to maintain the status quo after the legislature made deep cuts to
higher education in recent months.
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