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 >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
Moss Point police are on the hunt for the thieves behind a rash of
burglaries at local boat launch spots.
"We have a rash of auto burglaries. Actually, we have had 10 and this week we have had four," said Arthur McClung, Deputy Chief of the Moss Point Police Department.
Investigators said the burglars have stolen $10,000 worth of property including radios, GPS devices, stereo systems, and even rifles.
"They know these people are way out on the water and they can't get to them real quick. They can get in their vehicles and drive off without the fishermen being able to see them," McClung said.
Police have now beefed up patrols to nab those involved.
"We know a lot of the youth are out of school and lot of people are off work, so we put out a lot of extra patrol in the area to help detour some of this crime," McClung said.
Police said you can also help yourself by simply locking your doors, or keeping your valuables at home while you are boating and fishing on the water.
"Most definitely, be aware of your surroundings," Deputy Chief McClung said.
These boaters couldn't agree more and said they'll make sure they're not an easy target.
"The piles of glass over there, that's obviously from someone breaking in already," boater Sam Huff said. "It is evidence enough to make you want to hide your electronics, cell phones, wires and cables."
Police are also encouraging folks to report any suspicious activity they see at any boat launch.
"Give us a call, so we can get these people off our community streets," said the deputy chief.
If you have any information on these auto-burglaries, please call the Moss Point Police Department at (228) 475-1711 or call Crime Stoppers.
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