Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Jackson County's emergency responders are preparing to spring into action to help communities devastated by Sandy. County leaders believe their experience with storm recovery will make a big difference on the East Coast.
Jackson County's former emergency management director Butch Loper said his heart goes out to folks on the East Coast.
He said he knows they will need a lot of helping hands to recover from Sandy's destruction.
"If you were here during Katrina especially in the position like I was in as the director of emergency management, and you saw all the different people from the different states that came to offer their assistance to us and how much of a help it was to us and our citizens," Loper said.
Loper has now volunteered to return the favor. Thursday, he will be trekking miles away to assist storm victims in Maryland with their public assistance needs.
"It could be water issues, it could be sewer and water issues, and it could be the governmental buildings are damaged," Loper said. "It could be a whole gambit of things when it comes to disasters."
Deputy EMA Director Terry Jackson is also preparing to head east.
"I will be working in areas in individual assistance, operations, could be put in the areas of planning," Jackson said.
County officials said just looking at Sandy's widespread devastation; the extra manpower is a must.
"To be able to get through a disaster like this it takes everybody, hands on, with as much experience as you can get. It really, really makes a difference," Jackson said.
Board of Supervisors President John McKay agreed. McKay said he hopes more South Mississippians will jump in and help.
"I hope that we can get something together as far as our local churches and stuff and collect supplies and send forward up there just like they did for us back during Katrina and other disasters. I hope all that comes about and we will be working toward those goals," McKay said.
McKay said several other county first responders are on standby to help.
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