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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The "Spirit of Louisiana" fire truck was dispatched to Long Island, NY in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The State of Louisiana received a request for support from the State of New York. The request was for emergency assistance to the City of Long Beach Fire Department due to the devastating damage to the department's fire apparatus.
Damage from Hurricane Sandy has affected the department's ability to respond to emergency calls for service. The "Spirit of Louisiana" is a fire pumper that can be placed into service because it is built to the City of New York specifications.
The history of the "Spirit of Louisiana" began with the September 11, 2001 terrorists' attacks on America. The citizens of Louisiana raised funds to provide for the replacement of fire equipment for the FDNY. The first fire engine was commissioned and labeled the "Spirit of Louisiana." This truck was delivered in December of 2001. It was used for years fighting fires and protecting the people of New York.
Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, the FDNY dispatched 300 firefighters to assist Louisiana in the response and recovery efforts. Upon learning that the City of New Orleans lost many fire trucks to the storm, it was determined that the "Spirit of Louisiana" was needed back in its birth state to help fight fires. The truck spent many years responding to emergency calls in New Orleans and was decommissioned in 2010.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning and Chris Ferrara, President of Ferrara Fire Apparatus worked with NOFD Fire Chief Charles Parent to have the truck completely refurbished and transferred to the State Fire Marshal's Office to be preserved and ready for future disasters. "We are proud to be of help to our friends in New York as we have built such a family since 9-11. This fire truck was and continues to be our hands on the healing process," said Fire Marshal Browning.
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