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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
On the eve of the presidential election, voter identification is still a hot button issue with some Mississippi voters.
The state's constitutional amendment requiring I.D. cannot be used in this election because it still has not gotten justice department approval.
And much of Monday was spent clarifying the issue.
"You do not need I.D. for the 2012 election." That's what the Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones of Canton said.
He was responding to a call by Governor Phil Bryant last week saying that even though I.D. is not required it should be shown at the polling place voluntarily.
When asked what was wrong with that, Senator Jones said, "Putting that type of information out, when you are the chief official, that insults almost half of your constituents and that's wrong, it's insulting and it misrepresents the truth with our state law."
Earlier in the day, the NAACP held an election eve news conference to also make it clear the only voter I.D. requirement is for those voting for the first time when they registered by mail.
Derrick Johnson, State President of the NAACP, also commented on the governor's suggestion.
"And I think for Governor Bryant to try to mislead on what the state of the law is, the state of the law is there is no proof of identification required. Individuals have the right, if they so choose, to present identification, that's their choice. But it is not a policy of the state of Mississippi to require identification."
The NAACP wants to remind voters about a statewide election protection program, designed to educate voters and volunteers about voting rights here in the state.
Call 1-888-601-VOTE (1-888-601-8683) for professional and legal assistance to help resolve any problems on Election Day.
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