Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Hundreds of South Mississippians stood in line at the Biloxi Town Green to get a Mugshots hamburger for lunch, not just for the burger, but the cause it supported. The Junior Auxiliary put on the cookout to give back to New York City firemen.
"We just want to say thank you," said Jessica Mcneel, who chaired the event. "We want them to know we appreciate and continue to appreciate all they've done for us."
That appreciation was clear by the more than 1,500 lunches sold and the more than 500 pounds of donations dropped off in just one day.
"When I saw this in the newspaper, I jumped at the chance to just do whatever we could to help," Cathy Gorenflo said.
"So many people over the years, all the many, many years, have helped us and our friends and families. It's our turn," Matthew Lambert said.
One of those who came out was a New York native whose family lost everything.
"I feel proud to be from New York, but proud to be a Mississippian now and watch the giving back," Jill Cartledge said.
While Cartledge did not live here during Hurricane Katrina, she came down shortly afterwards and remembers how touched she was to see so many people help in the recovery.
"I remember seeing all the fire engines with their lights going as they were all coming down to start helping people. I was crying. So I'm pretty amazed to our response to this," Cartledge said.
Junior Auxiliary member Callie Mullins works for Mugshots and came up with the idea for the fundraiser.
"I've been fortunate enough to work with the Mississippi Santa for the past three years and it is something that touches my heart. I thought it was a great pairing and a great way to get involved," Mullins said.
And she was right, organizers said they raised more than $7,000.
The New York firefighters will be down next weekend, and instead of giving out gifts they collected, this year they will give out gifts South Mississippians collected. If you would like to donate a gift, you can drop it off at any Biloxi fire station.
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