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 >>
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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