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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:51:06 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
Patricia Smith couldn't believe the words that were coming out of her son's mouth. The VA dependency that 22-year-old Allen gets each month for college expenses had come in from the U.S. Treasury Department as normal. However, this time it wasn't the usual $650, it was more than $690,000,000.
"He immediately, immediately went to the VA officer at Fort Benning ... turned in the check," Patricia Attwood Smith said.
Patricia says Allen gets dependency checks each month because of his father who was a Veteran of the U.S. Air force. She says she is proud of her son for turning the check in and knows his father is smiling down on him.
"I'm proud of him for what he did because if it were me and I was in his shoes I probably would have done the same thing."
While his mother and sister both are singing young Allen's praises he declined to speak with us on camera. His mother says he is a very proud young man.
"He's very humble, and very shy and he really doesn't want to be teased a lot about this," Smith said.
We left several messages Friday for the regional VA office in Atlanta but got no calls back. We spoke with several people at the VA office on post. They declined to comment on the matter but did say that Atlanta was handling the issue.
"I have talked to the general inspector VA. He is going to make sure that check gets back to where it belongs."
Smith says inspectors don't know what happened and told her that it could have been a misprint or they could have been hacked.
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