Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 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 >>
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-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 >>
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -
A former Chancery Clerk for Greene County pled guilty Monday to two counts of embezzlement which occurred during her time as Greene County Chancery Clerk in 2005-2007.
Latricia Cornelson, 48, was sentenced to ten years in prison, but that time was suspended, so she will not actually serve any jail time. As part of her plea, Cornelson must pay $8,000 in court costs and fines. She will be on probation for four years, and will never again be allowed to work for city, county or state government.
"I am pleased with the sentence handed down to Latricia Cornelson by the Circuit Court," said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. "This case should serve as a reminder to public employees that my office will investigate and assist in the prosecution of any individual who betrays the public trust. I appreciate the efforts of District Attorney Tony Lawrence in the prosecution of this case."
"This has been a long term investigation that will not end with this plea today," DA Tony Lawrence said. "My office is committed to continue to investigate any allegations of public corruption. This is another step in ensuring that government works for the people and does not steal from the people."
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