Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Right now people everywhere are planning how they'll celebrate the start of 2013. Regardless of what your plans entail, there's one crucial item on that agenda--selecting your ride.
"Choose your ride. Be smart. If you decide, after drinking at a party or drinking at a bar, a restaurant or whatever. If you choose to drive impaired, we're going to make the decision for you. Once we stop you we are going to arrest you and charge you with DUI," Sergeant Damon McDaniel said.
A tough approach with a swift warning. Yet year after year police across the country see an increase in impaired drivers during the New Years holiday. That's why Gulfport Police are planning ahead.
"Our efforts will consist of three phases. We'll have extra officers out for the saturation of the roadways, for visibility and presence. We'll also have our electronic sign-board as you see behind me. We'll do that to show the message drive sober or get pulled over. We'll also be doing sobriety checkpoints," McDaniel said.
Although their approach is stern, their message is really one of compassion. Urging motorists to value not only their own lives, but the lives of everyone around them. The sergeant said after all, it would be foolish to start the year off with a DUI.
"Impaired driving affects more than just the impaired drivers by being arrested. It affects the family members. It affects the people that are out there riding next to them. We are serious about impaired driving. We're going to take that stance and like I said, a stern stance on DUI enforcement," McDaniel said.
Police encourage drivers to have a designated driver setup before the celebration begins.
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