Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Volunteers in other parts of Mississippi are mobilizing to help in the recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Tuesday, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service began registering standby volunteers even as the overall damage is still being assessed.
"There are all kinds of things that people can do in disasters that they don't really realize their talents might be needed," said Deirdra Harris Glover with the commission.
Glover says by registering through a response center or non-profit, volunteer hours can be accounted for and then traded for financial reimbursements.
"Your volunteer hours count toward recovery dollars for your community, so always register through the volunteer response centers if you can," said Glover.
While much of the focus is on the needed work in the southern part of the state, Glover says there's work to be done elsewhere as well.
"There are other needs throughout Central and Northern Mississippi that we just haven't gotten to yet because they're smaller pockets," said Glover.
Response and volunteer efforts stretch across the state as well as the Southeast region. Glover says even with the urge to help, certain procedures must be followed before volunteers can get the green light to help.
"Everyone wants to help immediately. They just want to jump in their cars and go down to the coast when things like this happen. But it's really not safe. And you can endanger first responders, as well as residents by just busting in there without really anyone to coordinate activities," said Glover.
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