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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 >>
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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A quiet and foggy downtown set the mood in Gulfport New Year's morning. It was the aftermath of a busy week.
"We've had at least 24 DUI arrests made from Friday to today," said Gulfport Police Sergeant Damon McDaniel.
McDaniels said driving drunk is not a laughing matter.
"It ruins life. Not only the life of the DUI driver, but it ruins the life of everyone around them," said Sergeant McDaniel.
The Gulfport Police Department enforced the national campaign, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." It ran from December 14th to January 1st.
With 114 DUI arrests made in Gulfport in December of 2011 and 100 made in December of 2012, Sergeant McDaniel said people are starting to get the message.
D'Iberville Police Department also joined the effort. They only made two DUI arrests on New Year's.
"We're really happy with that. The most important thing for us is that we had zero accidents," said Captain Clay Jones.
Other coast police departments had low numbers of DUI arrests on New Year's.
Biloxi made two DUI arrests. Long Beach made one DUI arrest. Pass Christian made one DUI arrest from December 23rd to January 1st. Bay St. Louis made three DUI arrests.
George County and Ocean Springs kicked off the new year without any DUI arrests.
"Our city streets are going to be safe. We hold DUI very seriously," said Captain Jones.
Officers' zero tolerance attitude toward drinking and driving has them already making goals for 2013.
"Next year, I want us to do this interview and me be able to tell you we had zero DUI arrests," said Captain Jones.
"We're going to continue to fight against DUIs," said Sergeant McDaniel.
To officers, the message is simple.
"Drive sober or get pulled over. It could be more than just your life at risk," said Sergeant McDaniel.
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