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 >>
NAPOLEONVILLE, LA (WAFB) -
Officials with Assumption Parish, the state and facility owners will be holding a public briefing Tuesday evening in Pierre Part.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Hall on Highway 70.
Officials monitoring the area said it does not seem to be growing. Highway 70 has been reopened, but the mandatory evacuation is still in place.
John Boudreaux, the Assumption Parish Emergency Preparedness Director, says it was shut down to be on the safe side because it is unclear if this phenomena is finished or not at this point. The leading theory is that a nearby salt mine has collapsed.
"What we want to know as emergency management; are we done or can it actually going any further? That's a big concern for us and the best minds are meeting to try and figure out," said Boudreaux.
They are still trying to figure out if it is connected to the bayou bubbles that have been a mystery for several weeks.
"That development was certainly a game changer," said Dennis Landry, owner of Cajun Cabins. "Prior to that, we weren't quite as worried. Now, the anxiety level has certainly gone up."
"Another 1,400 feet from the sink hole there is a butane storage facility," said Sheriff Mike Waguespack. "If something were to shear that well head, it would cause a very serious situation."
Parish and state officials will brief the community Tuesday during a meeting at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Pierre Part at 6:30 p.m.
Deputies are patrolling the area to make sure none of those homes which were evacuated are broken into.
The Parish Police Jury has set up a blog to keep the public up to date on the gas bubbles in Bayou Corne.
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