Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending Wednesday night in DeSoto Parish Jail. He was arrested on drugs and weapon charges.
Deputies say 31-year-old Wesley Eric Weston, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested in Mansfield Wednesday afternoon. Weston was arrested after deputies pulled him over for speeding and they allegedly found marijuana and a semi-automatic weapon in his possession. According to the booking sheet, Weston was driving 86 miles per hour in a 75. He was released on a $35,000 bond.
The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office tells KSLA News 12 that the type of gun in his possession was a Bushmaster AR-15. The Sheriff's Office says they still have the rifle in evidence and are still investigating where Weston obtained it. This it common in an on-going investigation like this. His arrest is shedding some light on just how common the sale of this specific type of assault weapon has become.
The Bushmaster AR-15 has gained national attention after reportedly being used or in the possession of the gunman in three deadly high profile shootings this year: The recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the shooting that killed two firefighters in Webster, New York, and the Aurora, Colorado theatre shooting that left 12 people dead.
Many Americans have strong opinions on gun control and a proposal to reenact a ban on assault weapons. The AR-15 was included in the Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004.
President Obama supports reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons. Since giving gun control his support, weapons like the AR-15 have been flying off the shelves in stores across the country, even here in the ArkLaTex. President Obama has called for sweeping gun reform.
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