Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 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 >>
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-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 >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Isaac just won't go away. Remnants of what was once Hurricane Isaac dumped between four to six-and-a-half inches of rain across Jackson County overnight. Neighbors woke up Thursday morning to flooded roads and yards that are already saturated with water.
Water gushed over roads and over filled the ditches. The rain fell fast and hard for five hours, causing flash flooding along many roadways in Gulf Park Estates, St. Andrews, and parts of Highway 57.
"This came on pretty quick. It came in the middle of the night when everybody was sleeping, so it caught a lot of people off guard," said Donald Langham, Jackson County Emergency Management Director.
Betty Gorline watched car after car turn-around in front of her house. She lives on South 10th Street in Gulf Park Estates. Her property didn't flood at all when Hurricane Isaac pounded the county last week. This time, the water kept creeping up.
"It just started backing up. I got up to look about 6:00, it was already backed clear up past my drive. It came up into my yard. You can see where the leaves and the debris are over there," said Gorline.
By midday, most roads in Jackson County were passable again. In some areas, the water seemed to be taking its time to drain.
"It just added to what we're already dealing with due to the ground saturation. Ditches are full. Some of the ditches may be clogged still with debris that has not been cleaned out, so the water's been real slow to run off," said Langham.
With some six-inches of rainfall on top of already saturated grounds, so many people are ready for some relief.
"We don't need any more rain to add to what we've had," said Langham.
"I hope it [Isaac] is not coming back," said Gorline.
Jackson County Emergency officials say five homes in Ocean Springs flooded Thursday morning, and in Moss Point, more than 17-people were rescued when floodwaters rose around their homes.
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