Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
How safe is the LSU campus? The Business Insider's national survey puts it as the tenth most dangerous in the nation.
Business Insider grades colleges around the nation based on the number of crimes that happen on or near campus. LSU police reported 519 crimes between 2008 and 2011, but Captain Cory Lalonde says those numbers can be somewhat misleading.
"465 of those were involving theft of property. So that accounts for about 90 percent of those incidences were theft related. The other 10 percent were incidents of robbery or assault," said Lalonde.
At the same time, Lalonde says small percentage of violent crime should not give students faculty and staff a false sense of security.
"We are not immune to crime here on this campus," said Lalonde. "There are many number of ways for vehicles to enter and exit campus as well and that much more for pedestrians to enter and exit campus."
Some students tell 9News they generally feel safe going to and from class.
"There's cops always driving around that makes you feel really safe, and then for the most part, I feel like they do a good job trying to keep things under control. I mean you can't protect everybody, but I think they do a really good job," said LSU freshman Samantha Geautreaux.
But they say they do understand they need to be vigilant.
"I'm always aware of my surroundings, and just be careful. I carry around pepper spray so just in case," LSU senior Mecal Morris.
"As long as you get like into routine and you can ...If you notice things that are out of the blue or out of the ordinary, you can be more aware and try to avoid those situations," said LSU junior Trevor Moll.
Lalonde encourages everyone on campus to stay informed about what's happening day and night.
"We want people to know exactly what's going on this campus. The public's awareness is probably the best tool that we have to combat these types of incidences for happening," said Lalonde.
Lalonde says another reason for the high number of crimes may be that more people are reporting things they see to police.
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