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 (WLBT) -
Owning a home in Mississippi may be on the rebound, but there are still plenty of folks across the state dealing either with the threat of losing a home or the fact they've already lost it. Attorney General Jim Hood said some of that is actually preventable and he's trying to put financial assistance into the hands of those who deserve it.
"There are millions for people to tap into that may have been taken advantage of and don't even know it," said Hood.
To help, Hood created the Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium back in July. Now, through town hall type meetings, he's taking it on the road during the next few weeks to try and reach folks who are battling foreclosure issues.
"We want people to come if they just have trouble on foreclosure issues, just generally," said Hood.
Set up through a multi-million dollar national mortgage settlement, the program is for homeowners who were subjected to mortgage fraud and abuse. Partnerships between state agencies, non-profit groups and community organizations make up it up. Phaedra Robinson at the Mississippi Center for Justice is part of it.
"We wanted to go into those communities that are being most affected by foreclosure and let them know that help is available," said Robinson.
Even if folks don't qualify for financial assistance, they can still get free legal and homeowner counseling. Those involved say it's a way to keep the doors open for home ownership.
"If you are in fact behind on your mortgage or foresee that you might fall behind then you are the people that we are coming to help," said Robinson.
So far, only one meeting is set for South Mississippi. It will be held on Library Lane in Gautier December 11th from 9am to noon. A second meeting that same day is also in the works for Hancock County, but a location has not yet been confirmed. (See a complete list of upcoming meetings below.)
Anyone planning to seek assistance is asked to bring mortgage and banking documents.
For assistance through the Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium, please contact the hotline at 1-866-530-9572.
Greenville (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Washington County Convention Center 1040 South Raceway Road Greenville, MS 38701
Clarksdale (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Civic Auditorium Building 506 East Second Street Clarksdale, MS 38614
Hernando (9:00 a.m. - Noon)
Hernando Gale Center 2601 Elm Street Hernando, MS
Tupelo (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Tupelo Public Library - Helen Foster Auditorium 219 North Madison Street Tupelo, MS
Columbus (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Boys & Girls Club
1815 14th Avenue North Columbus, MS 39701
Meridian (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
East MS Elec. Power Assoc. Auditorium 2128 Mississippi 39 Meridian, MS 39301
Jackson (9:00 a.m. - Noon)
Jackson Medical Mall 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave. Jackson, MS
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