Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Hurricane Sandy claimed more than 60 lives, destroyed homes and left millions without power. People in the storm's path are scrambling to pick up the pieces and move on, it is a situation many of us know about all too well and has prompted many of you to want to help.
United Way of South Mississippi Volunteer Director John Hosey said, "One of the things we have to remember, and I think we can all look back at Katrina and realize, that right now they are still in what we would call a response stage and it's very hectic and busy. They will need assistance, but this is more like a marathon than a quick dash to get assistance to them."
Hosey said the best way to immediately help those along the East Coast is not by rushing up there.
"Right now you simply assist them the best by sending a donation to those agencies that are on the ground and offering assistance," Hosey said.
When the time is right, Hosey assured the United Way will plan volunteer trips to New Jersey and New York to give South Mississippians the opportunity to give back.
"Probably sometime in the next six months we will start announcing opportunities to go and make a difference in their communities like they have in ours," Hosey said.
If this is something you would like to do, Hosey advises the best way to prepare is by saving your money.
"Instead of buying a little bit more Christmas, you buy a little less," Hosey said. "You are going to go up there and there will be things to do like rebuild homes. Now we get to go up north and bless them with our culture and our people and help them with their recovery."
The same way many helped us in our time of disaster.
If you would like to donate money you can do so through the Red Cross by texting RED CROSS to 9099 or the Salvation Army by texting storm to 80888.
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