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 >>
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Two Pearl River County women are accused of stealing more than $117,000 from the bank where they worked.
Court records said Vonetta Jordan and Debra Mitchell took the money from Union Planters Bank in Picayune for their personal use. The thefts allegedly took place over several months between April 2004 to February 2005. Jordan worked as the head teller at the bank; Mitchell was a teller.
According to the court filings, on at least eleven different occasions, Mitchell took money from the bank vault and put it in her purse or gave it to another employee working with her. Records indicate the fraudulent transactions took place every few weeks, and steadily increased in amounts. In all, she's accused of taking $117,883.25.
Mitchell is accused of depositing stolen cash into her own account, though the court documents did not specify how much money she is accused of depositing into her personal account.
Prosecutors contend the two also altered bank records to conceal the thefts.
Jordan is scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon. Mitchell's attorney has filed notice she intends to plead guilty at hearing set for December 18.
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