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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Governor Phil Bryant encourages hundreds of teenagers to take a stand against teen pregnancy.
He made the speech Sunday night at the Salvation Army Community Center in Jackson.
The program wrapped up the organization's four week teenage pregnancy prevention program, WHY W.A.I.T.
The teens took a pledge and received a bracelet as a reminder to wait before having children.
"We want to reduce teenage pregnancy in Mississippi within two years by 15%, and we believe this program, WHY W.A.I.T... Worthy Actions - Intentional Thinking, will help kids come to the realization they can live a different kind of life," explained Jackson Salvation Army Captain Ken Chapman.
Bryant spoke to about 250 kids and their parents about the social, economic, and educational impacts having a child can make on their lives.
The first-term Republican also said sex-education starts with parents, who have the right to make the decision about whether their child will receive abstinence or abstinence-plus education in school. He says parents should also decide whether their child receives birth control.
Bryant believes illegal sex with minors is making an impact on the growing teen pregnancy rate in the state.
"It's very important that adult men understand that they have got to stop having sex with 13, 14 year-old girls and if they do we're gonna apprehend them as a sexual predator and send them to jail," said Bryant.
Bryant believes bills will be introduced in the next legislative session to tighten laws on those who have sex with minors.
Mississippi leads the nation in teen pregnancy rates.
The Salvation Army plans to introduce the program in other areas of the state.
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