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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:51:06 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Alcohol will be a big part of New Year's Eve for many people and that could lead to disaster. The Yellow Cab Company is sponsoring what they call the Safe Ride Home Program.
Mike Fowler, General Manager of Yellow Cab said the company will offer rides home at no cost to help keep drunk drivers off the road, "It's our way of giving back to the community and making the roads of Harrison County safer. If this program saves one life, it's worth every dime we put into it."
Right now Yellow Cab provides the program in Harrison County only. They plan to expand it into more counties down the road.
Bars, restaurants and lounges sign up to participate. Nine have done so, one in Biloxi, eight in Gulfport.
Fowler explains how it works, "Once you've had drinks and feel you've had too much, any amount is too much you need a safe ride home. Walk up to the bartender and give him your keys. He'll put them in a sealed envelope with your name and address. They will call the dispatcher, send a cab and pick up the passenger and the envelope. We'll get them home and hand them the envelope and they can return and get their car the next day."
Yellow Cab drivers will be busy. If you are planning to drink and take advantage of the Safe Ride offer the company asks you to be patient, in the name of public safety.
"They may have to wait 45 minutes to an hour for a cab. We will be on the road in full force and we will get to them as quickly as we can" said Fowler.
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