Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 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 are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
It's been a year of transition for 25-year-old Katy Blake of
Pascagoula. She was left a quadriplegic following a diving accident in
the summer of 2010. Since then, she has made remarkable progress in her
recovery, with a major milestone reached just this past weekend.
is getting around much better these days, thanks to a month long stay
at the world famous Shepherd Re-Hab Center in Atlanta earlier this
"I did a lot of therapy as far as learning how to regain
my independence, as well as learning how to walk again," Katy explained.
"They put me on a machine called the Locomat, which, if you can
imagine, it's almost like a robotic suit that goes on my legs and my
arms and actually puts me over a treadmill."
Katy said It wasn't all work though.
got to go to a camp where I got to ride a jetski, and waterski and
zipline and just all sorts of amazing things that I would not be able to
do had it not been for Shepherd," Katy said.
She still loves to paint, and her creations help raise money for additional re-hab.
done three art festivals since we last spoke, and it has been just
amazing. The response I've gotten has just been incredible," Katy
The highlight of the year? A chance to meet her idol,
Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Saturday, giving him a special
"He's extremely genuine, his smile," Katy said. "You
can just see what a good person he is. When he speaks to you, he makes
you feel like you're the only person in that room when he's talking to
you. Very, very easy to talk to."
One thing that Katy has
discovered over the past year in the power of social media like Facebook
and Twitter and other social media sites. It's been a tremendous help
for her to get the word out and also to feel some compassion from her
"It's really helped me through, when I'm upset and
I go on there and people offer so many words of encouragement and
inspire me so much. So it's really been very therapeutic, as well as
helping me raise money financially," Katy explained.
That, and a little inspiration from Drew Brees never hurts.You can learn more about Katy's journey at http://rehabforkaty.org/.
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