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 >>
As coastal residents dodge the wind and water from Tropical Storm Isaac, there is another threat approaching the gulf's shores. With Isaac muscling his way over the gulf, what he's doing is churning all that water from top to bottom and everything in between. It's what's at the bottom that has a lot of people on the Gulf Coast concerned, potentially millions of gallons of oil from the BP spill.
All but invisible now, many believe it's still down there and now headed for shore.
"If there was a lot of oil that was submerged and was on the bottom obviously this surge is going to churn it up and deposit it on the beach and we'll have to get out there and get that cleaned up," said Governor Phil Bryant.
With another BP oil assault on Mississippi beaches likely, Governor Bryant expressed his concerns on the phone with president Obama. Bryant says plans are underway to deal with the oil.
"Contracts have been left with individual companies that have removed it before, people that have had that experience we've got to get out there and get it off the beach. BP will have to pay for that."
Exactly how much BP oil is anybody's guess as it how much will be blown ashore and what the environmental impact will be. But officials here say they'll have a better idea once Isaac leaves the coast.
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