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 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Some welcome news for those of you who drive Interstate 10, construction is
just about finished. Considering traffic may pick up early next year - with the
several events in New Orleans, which could be good news. But if things are not
complete, some say it could lead to longer traffic troubles.
I-10 can be crawling with traffic, bumper-to-bumper or flowing steadily. For
some navigating the stretch, it can be a long, drawn out ordeal.
"If you're from this area, you know how to go around traffic without
getting stuck in it," said Melvin Thomas, who travels around the Baton
Rouge area every day. "Take the interstate and you're going to get stuck
All the construction, which in some cases has been going on since 2009, is
just one reason Thomas found other ways to move around.
"It's taking a long time to really get it done."
There are a number of people who echo Thomas' thoughts, but a clear
drive could be ahead.
"I-10 between 10/12 split and Seigen Lane is scheduled to be open to
traffic hopefully by the end of this year," said Bill Grass, spokesman for
the Geaux Wider Project.
That means drivers will soon have three lanes along this stretch to travel.
However, Bill Grass says the section from Seigen Lane to Highland Road will
not be done until the spring of 2013.
That could potentially mean more backups when big events like the Sugar
Bowl, the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras come to New Orleans. All three events are
happening just before the spring.
The Baton Rouge Lodging Association says once New Orleans fills up, people
will likely look for rooms in Baton Rouge. That could add even more cars to an
already congested set of roadway. But the project spokesman says things will
"Anytime special events like LSU football games or for Super Bowl, that
would be the exception. There won't be construction impacts that would
adversely affect traffic flow," said Grass.
The solution if there is an increase on the roads, Grass says two lanes, in
each direction, will stay open to move traffic, which should decrease delays.
Officials say the I-10 project is on schedule. The first section of roadway
that is scheduled to open next month will wrap six months earlier than
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