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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 >>
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Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
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.
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Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
shoppers are prime targets for thieves, so law enforcement agencies will
be beefing up patrols around malls and shopping centers this week with extra
patrols and even undercover officers moving in the crowds.
This is all
to help keep shoppers safe, but there are also some things you should do while
out in stores.
crowds during Black Friday aren't the only thing shoppers should be wary of in
becomes the potential for having victims of purse snatching or even something
more severe such as a robbery," said Tommy Rice with the East Baton Rouge
Parish Sheriff's Office.
to authorities, shoppers are most often attacked when they are moving from
their car to the store or vice versa. Shoppers are encouraged to put the cell
phone up, refrain from rummaging through your purse and definitely pay attention
to your surroundings.
you're approached in a parking lot and you're in between your destination, you
want to try and persuade that conversation to be moved to an area where you can
easily be seen, where you can summon help," Rice added.
dangers also lie inside the stores, right in the check-out lines. Credit
card information can be easily stolen with just the click of a phone camera.
need to be cognitive of who's around them and how close they are," said
Brian Blache with EBRSO. "People generally in lines like that are pretty
close to you. When you take items like that out, keep them close to you, in
front of you."
the shopping is all done, don't leave packages in your car where they can be
easily spotted. Officers say it only takes a few seconds to smash and grab.
They say if criminals see it, they'll want it.
ultimately want shoppers to remember it is okay to be overly cautious.
tips: When you are traveling, make sure a neighbor or friends collect your mail
and packages. That way it's not obvious that you aren't at home. Also, don't
leave the blinds open in the house. While Christmas decorations are
pretty, the presents under the tree may be too tempting for a would-be thief.
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