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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
There is a familiar saying that guns don't kill, that people do. There will be a lot of debate on whether certain type of guns or ammunition should be banned. We will leave that discussion for another day.
But for just a few moments we would like to discuss the problem we face in this country of violence. Why would a young man go into a school in Connecticut and kill so many innocent children and adults?
Violence seems to be getting out of hand in this country. Too often we hear of a shooting at a theatre, school or even a military base. What is causing this seemingly rapid rise of violence in our country? Are video games, movies and even television programs too violent? Have we lost our moral compass and we don't know right from wrong anymore?
There are so many questions that face us as a nation, but not enough answers. Often we hear that mental illness is one reason for the rise of violence. But, at the same time mental health budgets across the nation including in South Mississippi barley have enough money to keep their doors open.
Too often a mass shooting like the one in Connecticut makes the news for a few weeks and then something else pushes if off the front burner of news. We hope this time that this mass shooting and others like it can be explored in-depth and some solutions can be found.
The senseless violence in Connecticut has to be the impetus for this nation to solve the problem of violence in our country.
That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to email@example.com, or post your comments below.
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