Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU Campus police are cranking up the investigation into Monday's bomb threat and looking for the responsible for making the phone call.
"When we get a threat like this we're going to do an assessment and we're going to respond," said Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police.
That response equaled a multi-agency effort at the local, state and federal levels. Those agencies are working together in the Fusion Center at the State Police compound pursuing leads by analysts as the investigation rolls on. What is not in question however, are the serious charges the person responsible for the threat faces.
"As silly as this phone call could end up being think about the fact that you could spend 15 years in hard labor behind bars for this and that's just state charges, that's not counting federal charges," added Edmonson.
The evacuation of the LSU campus was more like shutting down a city ranking in the top ten in the state in size and while the cost of that evacuation is hard to tabulate, officials say there is no doubt it is massive.
"Probably a high cost involved not only in a dollar amount but in emotions and everything that goes into shutting down a campus, a small city as you said, and then bringing that back up," said LSU Vice Chancellor Herb Vincent.
"You're certainly looking at thousands of dollars when you look at people's salaries and equipment that has to be moved over to do that but you're not only looking at it from State Police and Department of Public Safety, but from LSU, police department, sheriff's department, our federal partners who had to stop what they're doing and respond to something like this," said Edmonson.
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