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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
A Gulfport police officer diagnosed with stage four colon cancer has a community rallying behind him. As Sgt. Davy Kirkland fights for his life, his friends and coworkers don't want him to worry about his family's finances, so they're stepping in to help.
Kirkland's wife, Audrey, remembers the day their world turned upside down.
"August 2nd, he started having right lower side pain. I figured it was appendicitis. The next morning he went in and had surgery and they found that he had colon cancer," she recalled. "I didn't know what to think. I was in shock."
That day, the doctors removed 18 inches of Kirkland's colon, nine lymph nodes, and two tumors. He is about to start six months of chemotherapy.
"Davy has survived earthquakes in Kosovo, Hurricane Katrina, house fires, tornadoes. So, he's going to survive this. He's a fighter. He has a great personality and attitude and that hasn't even changed," Audrey Kirkland said.
"You can second guess things that have happened and what not. I mean, how many times in my life have I said 'I wish' something? You know, I wish that had happened to me instead of them?" Davy Kirkland asked.
"The thing that you have to remember about Davy is that if you ever have a problem or you ever need anything, Davy was the first one to help," said Commander Chris Loposser, who has worked with Kirkland for nearly eight years.
"His first assignment, he acted as an undercover officer producing 150 street level narcotics cases right out the gate. So from the get go, Davy's been a huge asset for us."
Kirkland has five children: four girls and one boy. His friends want Kirkland to know his family is being cared for during this difficult time.
"We're trying to get to where Davy doesn't have so much to worry about. He can focus on getting better," said Loposser.
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