Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
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.
Before teenagers can legally let the rubber meet the road, they must first let the pen meet the paper and pass a driver's test. Now in preparation for it, their finger can meet the screen. Yes, there's an app for that.
"We're trying to incorporate more innovative technology because it's so rapidly changing these days," said Warren Strain with the Department of Public Safety.
To do that, the department synced up with tech company Mississippi Interactive to develop and launch the Mississippi Driver's practice test. It's an interactive 25 question assessment of your driving comprehension.
"It is the actual questions. It will be randomly generated so each time you take it, it will be a different set of questions just as it is as if you were taking it in a driver's license station," said Strain.
"I think it's going to give them a great way to practice their driving skill knowledge," said Mississippi Interactive General Manger Deanna Gronlie.
Gronlie says with teenagers as the focus group, putting the state test in their hands, the way they want it, makes all the difference.
"They're going to want to do it because it's a fun test. It's something that they can do on their tablet or their phone and exchange results with their friends," said Gronlie.
The app is not designed just for those preparing to take a drivers test. It's also for those who've already passed one, but may have forgotten some rules of the road.
Having a license in hand for more than a decade, I decided to re-test my knowledge. After about fifteen minutes, I passed, but not as highly as I hoped. While most laws haven't changed, some have.
With recent legislation like Nathan's Law and a new bicycling law, folks already with a license just may need to gear up as well.
"It's just going to be a way to reinforce the skills so we have more good drivers on the roads," said Gronlie.
"In the long run we want to try and make it as simple as possible for someone to prepare for taking the test," said Strain.
The app is free, but only available through Apple products. The plan is to eventually develop it for Android users as well. The Department of Public Safety will also be teaming up with the Department of Education to promote the app within the schools.
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