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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
We know more about space than our oceans, but a local author is spreading the word about our gulf coast, and he's only 14.
"I have trouble writing," said Rory McCracken.
Don't let him fool you. Rory McCracken knows his way around the keyboard.
"We had to do a personal essay in English this year," he said.
But he's not at his laptop for schoolwork. Rory is an author.
"We wrote this book, G is for Gulf."
It's an ABC book about life in the Gulf of Mexico. But it's not this 14-year-old's first crack at raising awareness about his favorite topic.
Two years ago, Rory started an internet T-shirt company, Kids Love the Gulf, to raise money for the Louisiana Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Protecting his favorite animals in the wake of the BP oil spill.
"That was probably one of the only things I could do when I was 12 because they won't let a 12-year-old go out on the beach or in a boat to pick up oil," explained Rory.
With his T-shirts, Rory and his friends raised $8,000. T-shirt sales dropped off, but Rory and his friends kept going.
"We just kinda just browsing around the internet, and you just find all this cool stuff."
The book is a collection of fun facts about animals and issues affecting life in and on the gulf that even some lifelong residents don't know.
"I grew up in Louisiana and never knew that there were whales in the Gulf of Mexico," said Meghan McCracken, Rory's mother.
Just as with his T-shirt business, Rory is not keeping a dime from his book sales. For every two books he sells, he makes enough to donate one book to a local school library.
Rory hopes to sell enough books to get them in every middle school library on the coast.
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