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A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
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According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
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DELISLE, MS (WLOX) -
Relatives and friends are rallying behind a Delisle family who lost everything in a house fire last Friday. Eight people were living in the house and several benefits are being planned to help them. The family does not have insurance and the only belongings they have now are the clothes they were wearing when their home burst into flames.
"I was looking to see the grill and it's gone. It's gone," Merry Laurie said as she walked around her charred house on Oak Road Wednesday.
There was nothing they could salvage. Several family members spent the day going to churches and charity organizations to get free food and clothing.
"It's devastating, heart breaking," Laurie said.
Also gone are the pictures and so many mementos of growing up in the five-bedroom house. When her parents passed away, Laurie promised them she would keep the house in the family. So Laurie and her four siblings lived there, along with three children.
"I done lost my house and that I was homeless. I didn't have a place. I didn't know where I was going to go," said Laurie as tears filled her eyes.
The shock was still raw and the ruins were still smoldering five days after that devastating blaze. Three adults and two young children were home around midnight Friday when the fire ignited.
"And that's when I heard my sister screaming, and then I noticed smoke coming from out of my room," said Laurie.
Her brother, Sedarro Dedeaux, had just stepped out of the shower.
"Fire and smoke started rushing in to the room. I closed my door, grabbed by shorts, pulled my shorts up, ran to the window, raised the window and climbed up there and jumped out," said Dedeaux.
All five of them made it out safely.
"We lost everything, but I was more worried if everybody was all right," said their sister, Tiffany Dedeaux. "I just thought maybe we'll probably be burying somebody, and that's not something you ever want to do."
The eight family members are now split up, living with relatives and friends.
"Hopefully, I can clean it all up and build back. Yeah, I want my family back. Build back and we'll all be together," said Laurie.
The benefit fish fry and barbecue will be held on October 19 and 20 at the Texaco parking lot at Menge Avenue and I-10 in Delisle. It starts at 11 AM on both days.
An account has also been set up at all branches of Hancock Bank. It is under the name of "Merry Laurie."
As for the fire, the Harrison County fire marshal said it appears to be electrical, but it is still under investigation.
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