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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 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.
John Lindorfer of Long Beach had just landed on a runway at the Gulfport Biloxi International Airport Friday morning, near the Mississippi Army National Guard center, when the FAA says he ran off the runway and flipped the aircraft.
Lindorfer was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital where a spokeswoman confirmed he is in stable condition.
WLOX News has learned the aircraft is not one you see flying the skies everyday. It is called a Sky Cycle and is made by a Tennessee company called Fly Hard Trikes.
Owner Mike Theeke says Lindorfer special ordered the two seater model called the Sting Ray.
Airport director Clay Williams says it is not unusual to see experimental aircraft here.
"There are many that will come in around airports in this area," Williams said.
Immediately after the accident the emergency response team jumped into action.
"I'm proud of our team here at the airport and the quick immediate response," Williams said. "We have an airport emergency plan, they train for this regularly and all is done in accordance with airport emergency plan. It's a very fluid operation that involves FAA, aircraft rescue and firefighting and our own airport rescue team."
And Williams says this shows the airport team is prepared for anything. "Fortunately we have had very few accidents here historically or minor incidents so it unusual, we are glad it's not a regular occurrence," Williams said.
The accident did not happen on the main runway where the commercial aircraft take off and land.
The wrecked aircraft was quickly moved to a hanger so there were no delays of any kind.
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