Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
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Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
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.
Keesler Air Force base hopes to win over a panel of judges by surprising them with a Mardi Gras parade where they're the guests of honor. The Biloxi base is one of two finalists in the Commander In Chief Installation Excellence Award. The victor receives $1 million to invest in quality of life improvements. Keesler has a strategy to bring the prize home that includes throwing beads and snacking on king cake.
Keesler Air Force base officials said there's no better symbol of the relationship between the base and the surrounding area than a Mardi Gras parade.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Wright said, "We wanted to start off with a Mardi Gras theme because it's all about community. And for us to think about Team Keesler is not just the Air Force Base but it's in the community in which we live. A place where we like to call home."
After a welcome breakfast of shrimp and grits, judges for the Installation of Excellence Award set off to tour the facilities at Keesler.
"We are down to two finalists as you are well aware. McConnell Air Force Base and Keesler," said Major Gen. Tim Byers, a judge. "You should be very proud of what you've accomplished not just this year but what this installation, what the men and women of the installation and the community have done for many many years since 1941. "
Keesler airmen said this is their time to shine.
Master Sgt. Nicole Dismute said, "This is one of the most exciting times in Keesler's history. I'm very excited for our team. It's been awesome to showcase what exactly we do here and who we are."
Although the winner won't be announced until March, some Keesler airmen are already tossing out ideas of how to spend the $1 million the winning base will receive.
"I would definitely hands down spend it on an indoor running track fit with the best materials," said Sgt. Tawny Cruther. "Soft cushioning so we can run inside when it gets freezing out here."
WLOX's own Doug Walker was a presenter at the breakfast. He talked about how after Hurricane Katrina, although many of their homes had been destroyed the men and women of Keesler were there to help the community.
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