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 >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
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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
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Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
DESOTO COUNTY, MS -
(WMC-TV) - Speeders beware, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco is hoping to change state law prohibiting Sheriff's deputies from using radar guns.
Rasco said radar detectors could be in patrol cars some time next year if legislators change the law.
But, some people in DeSoto county drive with a heavy foot.
"I think they give an honest man a ticket too much. They give me a ticket in Olive Branch on the road I grew up on," said resident Mike Broadway.
Broadway drives through the intersection of Highway 178 and Red Banks Road every day.
He said speeders are more than likely to get away with it.
That's because there are no radar detectors in county patrol cars.
"The only way we can give a speeding ticket is if we track somebody for two and a half miles," said Rasco.
Action News 5's Justin Hanson traveled with Deputy Zach Dickerson during the busy lunch hour along Goodman Road to see just what goes on.
Dickerson saw several cars going over the speed limit, and he couldn't do anything about it.
"When you go to court and give someone a speeding ticket from the Sheriff's Department, their attorney says when was the last time your speedometer was calibrated. So it's a no win situation for us," said Rasco.
Deputy Dickerson patrols miles of roadway every day.
He hopes to soon get the radar detectors.
"It could save somebody's life. There's been several wrecks at this intersection and it could have very well been because of speeding," said Broadway.
Rasco said the purpose of speeding tickets would not be additional money for the county.
"Since I've been in office for five years now, I know of five single vehicle crashes that have cost the lives of five people and that's just because of speeding," said Rasco.
Rasco said he's planning more trips to Jackson after the first of the year to continue lobbying for county radar detectors.
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