Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) -
Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash that happened just after 7 a.m. Monday that took the life of a 22-year-old Walker, LA resident.
The crash happened on LA 443 about a half mile north of U.S. 190 in Tangipahoa Parish.
The initial investigation showed Christopher Kelley was driving his motorcycle southbound on LA 443 when a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, traveling north, made a left turn onto Magazine Street directly into the path of Kelley's bike.
A report from state police says as the Cadillac turned across the southbound lane of the highway, it was
impacted on its right rear side by the motorcycle. After impact, Kelly
and the motorcycle fell onto its side and continued in a southerly direction
before coming to rest on the northbound shoulder of LA 443.
Kelly was wearing a DOT certified helmet at the time of the crash and was
transported to North Oaks Medical Center where he later died.
The driver of the Cadillac, 49 year old Linda Atkins of Hammond, LA, was
wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. She was subsequently
booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on charges of failure to yield while turning left and negligent homicide.
Driver impairment is not suspected for either driver pending toxicology
examinations at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Troopers are continuing their investigation; however, driver inattention is
suspected to be the primary factor leading to the events of the crash.
While the dangers of impaired driving and other aggressive driving
behaviors are well documented, driver distraction is quickly becoming one of
the largest contributing factors in motor vehicle crashes across the country.
Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that
has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and
increase the risk of crashing. While distracted driving comes in many
forms, from texting and talking on a cell phone, to eating, or simply playing
with the radio, the result is often the same.
Troopers urge the public to remain vigilant while driving and avoid distracting
activities, especially electronic devices. To report distracted drivers
or other hazardous road conditions, motorists can dial *LSP (*577) from your
cellular phone to reach the State Police office closest to you.
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