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 >>
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 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
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.
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 >>
DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -
Diamondhead's new police force has been on the job a little more than a week now. Since the officers went on patrol, residents say the police are stopping a lot of drivers and writing tickets.
"I've seen their new patrol cars, they've been patrolling a lot. Every time I come into town, I see at least two or three traffic stops going on," said Diamondhead resident Stephen Henry.
Henry has lived in Diamondhead for many years and said the new police force is too aggressive when it comes to traffic stops.
"It might be a bit of a money grab just trying to pay for their new cars, just trying to write as many tickets as possible," said Henry.
But others, like Nan Hall, say this change is necessary.
"I've seen them pull over people, hide behind bushes and things like that, but I'm glad that we have our city police," said Hall.
"Well, if that is true, then that means we're doing our job," said Diamondhead Police Commander Al Hermann.
Commander Hermann said the goal of the police force is to be proactive rather than reactive. He said speeding has always been an issue in Diamondhead. So now, they're putting an end to it.
"We're here for your protection. We're here for your safety. We do not write the laws, we only enforce the law," said Commander Hermann.
Hermann said in the last week they've issued roughly 70 tickets, 23 for speeding and 17 were for running stop signs. The remainder were given for a variety of violations.
"I hope it doesn't continue that way. We would prefer to not write as many tickets," said Commander Hermann.
Hermann said tickets are easy to avoid: Simply obey the law.
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