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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
It's already been announced that this year's Cruisin' festivities brought record turning crowds, but on Saturday that record got even higher.
On Saturday, once again the registration numbers exceeded all expectations coming in at 6,169. A new record that Cruisin'' officials said sets the bar even higher.
The Cruisin' crowd was especially big this year, but you didn't need the official numbers to tell you that. You just had to look at the roads.
"It was, I mean it was unbelievable. We thought yesterday that we had just about everyone registered that could possibly want to register. Then we registered almost 200 more today. It was just phenomenal," Registration Director, Lisa Burnett said.
The people behind the event that has made a permanent mark on the coast, said the reaction from the crowd shows them why they're so successful.
"It says to me that we have an event that people are loyal to. People support it. They enjoy it. I cannot count the number of my volunteers who have come in and said 'I have people stopping me all the time thanking me for helping put on this event," Burnett said.
So now the only concern seems to be how to make sure that every year after this one, is just as much of a success.
"2012 has gone so smoothly. It is just unbelievable. We've all been looking around and saying there aren't any problems. What's going on? Everything just seems to be clicking into place," Burnett said.
So far they already seem to be off to a good start for next year. As of right now more than 700 people have pre-registered for Cruisin' the Coast 2013.
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