Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.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 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) -
We hear about scams all the time, but one Plaquemine woman says a phone call she got yesterday made her a little nervous.
Pasty Henson thought her life was about to change for the best when a man called to tell her she won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.
"The man kept asking me how it feels to be a winner of 2.8 million," said Henson. "I'm like, 'it feels good! I got family that needs a lot of help. I could help a lot of people.'"
But Henson's excitement was gone in seconds. The man said she had to pay $499 in taxes to a Publishers Clearing House representative first. When she started wonder aloud if the sweepstakes was legitimate, the man attempted to scare her by describing her home in detail.
"The man that called yesterday told me that I had red bows on my white posts out front," said Henson. "And he said I had a nice mailbox by the road with a bow on it too."
Henson spoke to Publishers Clearing House reps who told her this is definitely a scam. 9News called the number back on Thursday. This time, the man a had a different story and was with a different company: Mega Millions lotto.
"You have won yourself $3.5 million through my company....alright," the man said told Henson during Thursday's call.
State lottery reps say, Henson is not one of their sweepstakes winners either. Henson says she's glad didn't take the bait either time, and she wants to make sure no one else does.
"Because it's Christmastime. People can't afford to be without their money. I don't want to see anybody burned at Christmas," said Henson.
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