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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
The Long Beach Harbor took quite a beating from Hurricane Isaac. According to the Long Beach Harbor Master, about half the structures there were either destroyed or had significant damage.
Boards were ripped from the decking. The fuel pier and pumps were destroyed. Right now, and there is no power or water service.
"Walking in, I just knew I got a lot of work ahead of me," said Bill Angley, Long Beach Harbor Master. "I knew the water and the wave action was going to take its toll, but I didn't think it was going to be near this bad."
On Tuesday, Angley and a city engineer representative took a boat out to get a closer look at the damage.
"We lost 30-plus finger piers. Both fishing piers are completely demolished," said Angley. "The south end's missing the fence, guard rail. The pavement is buckled, anywhere between three to four foot holes in it."
All four launch piers were also damaged. Angley said two of them have to be completely rebuilt. Crews have already started removing the hazards and scooping-up the broken boards and other debris in the water.
One boat owner came to check on the condition of his slip and mooring lines.
"It's in good shape. It's no problem. Most of them on that side of the pier are okay. I lucked out," said Thomas Taff.
About 190 vessels were docked at the harbor before Isaac forced them to flee. About 40 boats have returned. Angley said there is still a lot of damage assessments and clean-up work to do, including pulling out two disabled vessels that sank during the storm.
"We'll remove the boats that are sunk in the harbor so they're not a navigational hazard so we can continue with our cleanup and possibly bring more boats back that belong here in the Long Beach Harbor," said Angley.
Another big task ahead is to remove all the debris under water. The harbor master said a side-scan sonar will be used to determine the amount of debris and the location.
Angley said after Hurricane Katrina, more than 90-percent of the Long Beach harbor had to be rebuilt.
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