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 >>
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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