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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Several New York City firemen delivered Christmas a little early to South Mississippi by hosting three toy giveaways on Saturday. At Nativity BVM in Biloxi children rushed through the doors beaming with excitement to pick out their gifts.
Eight-year-old Bree Williams said, "I got this teddy bear and this thing right here you put in the bath tub and it changes color."
Much younger Sincere Coleman opted for a ninja turtle toy, but no matter what gift the children chose they all had smiles from ear to ear.
Denotra Coleman is Sincere's aunt, she said, "He is a firefighter crazy and then when he realized he was getting a fire hat and then oh my boy when he saw Santa aw, it's so exciting, you should see the smile on the kids faces here."
The firemen say that is what keeps them coming back.
Ray Ruckeescher said, "Give them a present and talk to them and meet with him, it's just so rewarding and it's a great feeling and I feel lucky to be able to do this."
In fact it is so important to these men to carry on their tradition they started seven years ago after Hurricane Katrina, they did not even let Sandy's devastation stop them.
"Some of the firefighters here with me had 4 or 5 feet of water in their homes, lost cars, lost everything," Ruckeescher said.
Despite the tragedy these men are dealing with they never lose their firefighter spirit.
Dennis Ruckeescher said, "Our whole careers were helping people so we kind of miss that in a way this is our chance to be able to help people and continue our firefighting experience."
And their generosity is appreciated by many.
Coleman said, "Just to come all the way down here to little ole Mississippi and to have them give out toys to kids that is fantastic, God is still working wonders and the wonder of Him is still on earth."
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