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 >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
Outside the Moss Point Police Department, things look bad. Hopes have been dangling for years about a new building.
Inside it's just as bad. The roof leaks, wiring is exposed, hallways are cramped, and ceiling tiles are falling in. But soon, a new headquarters will double the size of the current building.
"Detectives will have a much better working place, more space for them," said Kevin Raymond, who is helping to oversee the project. "They'll have a conference room, as well, that they need so if they have a big case they're working on, they can lay out everything and get the boards."
The new building will also benefit citizens, as well as officers.
"You want to give them some sense of pride coming into their police department," Police Chief Keith Davis said. "So that, coupled with the morale of the officers and having a facility that you can work out of is a very critical part of your law enforcement needs daily."
One of the biggest advantages of the new building will be found in the dispatch area. Currently, dispatchers have to deal with the public in addition to their telephone duties. That will end, according to dispatcher Stephanie Roberts.
"That's going to give us more time and energy to spend on our calls coming in and getting officers dispatched a lot faster to the calls that come in, more time to spend with the 911 system," Roberts explained.
A bigger courtroom will also mean big changes. Toscha DuBose is the court clerk.
"On court dates, our court docket is over 400 pages long. So we have people wrapped around this building and we have to take them in shifts," DuBose said.
A new jail is also part of the plan. Construction on the new police department could begin as early as January 2013, and be complete in about 18 months. That would mean the building will be operational by the summer of 2014.
The cost of the new headquarters is about $4.5 million.
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