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 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 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 >>
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.
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.
It is a tradition to ring in the new year with a bang, but the Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis warns, "It better be from a firework and not a gun."
"If you get caught you are going to jail. We are not going to write tickets. We are going to take you to jail it is going to be "zero tolerance" in the City of Moss Point," Davis said.
Just for shooting a gun in the city you are facing six months in jail and if someone is injured the penalty is much stiffer.
Davis said the last thing he wants is for one of his officers to have to take someone to the hospital on New Year's because of a gunshot.
"Those bullets do come back to earth and if a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time could be struck by a falling bullet," Davis said.
According to several studies by lethal experts, a bullet can fall at three times the amount of force it takes to penetrate the skull.
"We will have every officer available in Moss Point on New Year's Eve. We are going to respond to the calls. We have a lot of people calling in when people are firing their weapons," Davis said. "We want to keep everybody safe, we want people to enjoy the New Year's Eve."
Not only is it dangerous, but it also keeps officers from answering other calls. Last year on New Year's Eve the Moss Point Police Department responded to 211 calls.
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