Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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 >>
ST. GABRIEL, LA (WAFB) -
officials say inmate Joshua Kelly escaped from the Elayn Hunt Correctional
Center after overpowering a guard who is also an EMT at the prison.
say Kelly then stole a prison ambulance and took off out of the prison.
enforcement teams were able to track the inmate after he started making calls
from a cell phone that was in the stolen ambulance.
Angola Warden Burl Cain said he was surprised when the inmate was patched through to
him at home.
thought it was the warden calling me and come to find out, it was the inmate,"
said the inmate was determined to turn himself in at Angola Prison, saying he
wanted to serve out his time there rather than Hunt Corrections.
Cain contacted the Louisiana Secretary of Corrections and the two headed to the
Baton Rouge/St. Gabriel area to try and assist law enforcement as they looked
for the inmate.
Warden Cain says the escapee eventually called them back and
Secretary LeBlanc got on the phone, convinced and instructed the inmate to
surrender to the police.
"What I thought was funny, here you have the Secretary of Corrections
himself instructing an inmate on exactly how to surrender," Cain said.
"When I got to the corner of 73 and 75 I saw the ambulance
coming," said St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau.
"I put my lights on him and he stuck his hands out the window
and he surrendered. He said just don't let them hurt me and stuck his hands out
and said that he was on the phone with Warden Cain."
Officials arrested Joshua Kelly and there were no serious
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