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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you are able to read this article, you are likely among the lucky computer users who avoided the dreaded internet doomsday virus.
Hundreds of thousands of internet users were at risk of losing their online service Monday. According to a press release from the Better Business Bureau, the FBI took down servers from international hackers last November. Those servers were designed to download malware onto more than a half-million computers nationwide. Last week, steps were taken to warn consumers about the virus and how to get rid of it should their computers become infected.
On Monday morning, the Louisville office of the BBB had not received any calls or complaints about customers losing their internet connectivity.
"We have not heard anything," said Reanna Smith-Hamblin of the BBB. "We have not gotten any calls from people saying they've lost internet access, what do they do. So the doomsday doesn't seem very dooming at this point."
July Barbao with Time Warner Cable, the new owners of Insight Cable, said they've seen some infections across the country, but are working proactively to prevent customers from losing internet access. Barbao said that most customers won't even know they're infected until they are contacted by Time Warner directly.
Several customers of Heine Brothers Coffee on the Douglas Loop in the Highlands weren't even aware of the threat of the virus. Kelly Shiflet works at the coffee house and said she was sure customers would have said something about the loss of their internet connectivity if they were infected.
"We usually have some good dialogues with our customers, anyway, and I feel had our regulars heard about it, they would have mentioned it," Shiflet said.
At this point, it appears the doomsday virus was less than destructive. Only time will tell how many internet customers nationwide were affected by the bug. The good news is that anyone who does lose their internet connection due to the virus can simply call their internet service provider for help getting back online.
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