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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Work is almost finished on the new fishing bridge at Point Cadet in Biloxi. The $9 million project will replace the old fishing bridge destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Isaac has caused a slight delay in the project schedule, but the construction work should now be finished by the end of January.
"It's sort of like a signature bridge for Old Biloxi, the Point Cadet fishing bridge," said City of Biloxi Spokesman Vincent Creel.
Creel vividly remembers what Katrina did to the old structure. He said the replacement span should be worth the wait.
"Two eleven foot lanes for traffic, there are two five foot ADA accessible sidewalks. And the biggest thing they're going to notice is the addition of lighting to this bridge," he explained.
W.C. Fore is the primary contractor on the project. Before construction could begin, tons of rubble had to be removed.
"Demolish the old pier, what was left standing from Katrina. And then driving the pilings. And then helping the sub-contractor build the pier by setting caps," said Project Engineer Frank Parker.
Local fishermen will tell you, these waters aren't very deep in many places. And that posed a special challenge for construction crews.
"It's been interesting getting the barges, the contractor barges around. There have been several instances where they got stuck and had to wait for the high tide to come in and get them out," said Parker.
Fishermen won't have much longer to wait. The project is on target to be finished by the end of January.
"We think it's going to be another great asset to Point Cadet and, frankly, to the entire City of Biloxi," said Vincent Creel.
The project will also include two vehicle turnarounds, one in the middle of the span and a second at the end.
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