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.
Many servicemen are away from their friends and families during the holidays. The American Red Cross recognized that and wanted to make sure they didn't miss out on the Christmas spirit. So they started a program called, "Holiday Cards for Heroes".
"It was during Desert Storm. I remember and it was from Arkansas and it was from an elementary school," said Colonel John Ladner.
"We were away for Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Saints winning the Super Bowl," said Master Sergeant Dwane Nowell.
Servicemen like Sergeant Nowell said, while he was deployed in South Asia, he received a Christmas card from people back home. They were cards from people Nowell didn't know.
But, those people reminded him what the season was all about.
"It just for a moment it took you there and it meant everything. It felt as though you were opening a gift on Christmas morning," said Nowell.
"The holiday mail for heroes campaign is a joint campaign between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes. Every year we ask the community to participate in sending a holiday greeting to the servicemen, their families and the veterans. It's just one simple way to show our appreciation for all that they've done," said Leslie Pitre with the American Red Cross.
Pitre said it takes two minutes to write a card. Two minutes that could change someone's life.
"Wow, they took the time to do this. I was still fairly young then. I was away from home. Still scared," said Colonel John Ladner.
Colonel Ladner remembered the first card he received many years ago.
"I wanted to go back to them and say thank you," said Colonel Ladner crying.
Those servicemen are forever grateful.
"Thank you. Thanks for all that they do and just know that when they're doing it, it really means something," said Nowell.
The American Red Cross will be accepting cards through December 7.
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