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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
There's been an unusual rise in cases of the flu this season. The spreading virus has been sending people across the country to the emergency room.
"We report numbers that are reported to us from emergency rooms, of illnesses that look like influenza. Those numbers, right up until the week before Christmas, were going up. Some weeks it was 0 to 4, that's the most recent. Other weeks they were 5 to 25," Dr. Bob Travnicek of The State Health Department said.
Travnicek says those fluctuating case numbers are the characteristics of an epidemic. Though the cases have been on the rise for a while, we aren't in the clear just yet. Now, you'll want to protect yourself and your family.
"Influenza does basically knock you off your feet. This is the biggest one we've had in 10 or 20 years. This is huge nationwide, not just here. Those people (who caught the flu) will tell you they'll never forget the minute they got sick," Travnicek said.
The center for disease control and prevention recommends you get your flu shot sometime in October or November. Hopefully you've been able to do so, as flu season continues all the way through April. Doctors say if you haven't been vaccinated, it's not too late.
"The best thing they can do is get their flu shot. Yes, it is a little late. They should of done it a month ago or maybe more, but a lot of people are really late. So is it too late? Probably not too late. You're going to have to just stay home and remember to get your flu shot," Travnicek said.
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