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 >>
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, 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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
National Guardsmen and emergency responders have been rescuing folks trapped in the Helena Community. So far, the count is up to 177.
Little Millie Wilson and her grandmother Donna are lucky to be alive. The National Guard rescued them from rising water in their home Friday morning.
"It was really bad, up to our necks. Yes, I was very scared, and I was shaking, crying. I had to get out of there with this baby," resident Donna Chandler said.
This rescue is among many here in the Helena Community. Several residents said they just weren't anticipating Isaac to serve up so much dangerous weather, so they grabbed what they could and got out.
"This morning it was like all the way up to our house, and I don't think it has ever been that bad," Resident Alicia Folsom said.
For the past two days, The National Guard has used Humvees to drive around and pickup people from their flooded neighborhoods. Escatawpa Fire department is also helping with the rescue efforts.
"The military vehicles we have had here, we have had three of them to break down because of the high water," Assistant fire chief Jimmy Harris said.
Fire officials said they believe water has not been receding fast enough because of the constant heavy rainfall and water being pushed from the Escatawpa River.
"It was very excessive rainfall we had, and the river is slow about draining because of high tide, but that is what is causing this," Harris said.
Residents said whatever is causing this mess they hope it stops soon, so they can get back to their homes and not have to worry about storm. Escatawpa Fire Department officials are expecting the water to start receding Saturday morning.
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