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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Thanksgiving is over, but for state troopers all across Mississippi, the hard work has barely begun.
"Myself working the roads and all the other troopers, we've seen an increase in accidents leading up to Christmas time. I guess its because people have so much on their mind with the holidays coming up. We definitely have an increase in accidents," State Trooper Benjamin Seibert said.
That's exactly why law enforcers are hitting the roadways in big numbers. In most cases, more activity on the highways means the probability of accidents increases.
"Distracted driving is a big problem for us, especially with cell phones and iPods and everything else in the cars. But also another problem we have is people are wrapped up with everything going on in their lives. Whether it's Christmas shopping, football games, everything else. Those thoughts distract drivers as well," Seibert said.
The troopers can't be everywhere at once, but they say sometimes the fact that they're even seen on the roads is enough to make drivers make better choices.
"There's definitely a difference with us being out here and being visible. We're out there being seen, we're out here working and patrolling. We're looking for those reckless drivers. We're looking for speeders, people not paying attention and not wearing their seatbelts. When we drive, because we do it so much we do it in our subconscious. But we need people to make an effort and think of all their driving and pay attention to what they're doing," Seibert said.
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