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Grandpa, grandkids escape fire in Harrison County

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie.  We're following one of those stories where you stop, say wow, and then say a prayer.  A child is trapped by flames in a burning home.  Her grandfather dashes back inside and carries the seven-year-old through the smoke and out to safety.  That happened today in Harrison County.  

The child is in a local hospital.  The grandfather is in a central Mississippi burn unit.  We have the latest on this developing story on WLOX News at 6:00.

Did you see the picture of Poplarville fire chief being arrested by a Pearl River County deputy on a disorderly conduct charge?  If you didn't, click here.  That link will take you to WLOX.com, and the pictures of Chief Michael White in handcuffs we posted earlier in the day.  We're told by Pearl River County's sheriff the arrest came at an accident scene.  

"We wouldn't report to a fire scene and tell them how to put out a fire," Sheriff David Allison told WLOX.com a short time ago.

At 5:00 tonight, the Poplarville City Council meets.  And Michael White's arrest is expected to come up.  Chief White has agreed to talk with Al Showers about the details surrounding his moment in handcuffs.  You'll hear from him, and about any action the city council takes against the chief on WLOX News at 10:00.

The Humane Society of South Mississippi expects a crowd on Friday.  That's when those puppies taken from a Stone County home will be put up for adoption.

Don't be confused if you drive up to the Promenade tonight.  The intersection into the shopping center has moved.  MDOT is ready to build its flyover at D'Iberville's busiest intersection.  Before that work starts, crews had to create a temporary intersection about 300 feet north of Sangani Boulevard.  The flyover work will take about a year.  We'll show you what the new intersection looks like on WLOX News at 6:00.

Check out the WLOX Facebook wall tonight.  You'll see a picture that will make you click the "like" button.  It's an Ocean Springs man holding a six pound pine cone.  That's right, six pounds.  Don't believe me.  Check the picture.  And then, read the Doug Walker story.  Or watch the piece on WLOX News at 10:00.

I'll talk with you again tomorrow.

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