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 >>
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -
A Baton Rouge man and his two young children responded to an ad on Craigslist just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. Once they got to the meeting place, everything went wrong. They were going to buy two cell phones and they agreed to meet the seller at the Magnolia Crossing apartment complex in Gonzales on LA 44.
Jewell Simon and his two children were sitting in their vehicle talking to the seller when a second man ran up wearing a hoodie with his face covered. He pointed a handgun in the victim's face and demanded money. Simon grabbed the gun and a struggle ensued.
"During the struggle he was able to lift me up taking advantage of not letting go of gun and slam me on ground," Simon said.
According to Gonzales Police, the man pulled the victim through the window of the vehicle as the victim held onto the gun. A single round was fired, but no one was struck by the bullet.
During the struggle, the gunman called out to the man selling the phones, using the name Chris. While the victim was struggling on the ground, the seller of the phones began going through the victim's pants and took the victim's wallet. The wallet was attached to the victim's pants by a chain, and the seller of the phones ripped it from his pants.
Both suspects took off running in an unknown direction in the complex. The children, a 23 month old child and a 7-year-old child were in the backseat of the victim's vehicle during this robbery. Gonzales Police Detective Steve Nethken said they were not injured.
"We did a search of the apartment, was able to recover weapon used and we were also able to recover victim's wallet from a bedroom," Nethken said.
Officers went to the apartment and located Zegory Christopher Bell Jr. Bell whom had outstanding narcotics warrants already with this department was arrested and detained.
A girlfriend of Bell, whom he was living with gave consent to search their shared apartment and the weapon used in the robbery and the victim's wallet was located within the bedroom of the apartment.
Zegory Christopher Bell, 23, of Donaldsonville, La., has been arrested in connection to this investigation and charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of illegal use of weapons.
On December 19, 2012 Gonzales Detectives were able to identify the second party involved in the armed robbery as Donavan Bell, 21, of Donaldsonville, LA. He is Zegory's brother.
Donavan Bell confessed to his participation in this event and has also been charge with one count of armed robbery and booked into the Ascension Parish Prison.
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