Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 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 were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
A new report claims Mississippi schools are abusing zero tolerance policies.
Mississippi schools are routinely kicking kids out of school, and even having them arrested for offenses as simple as dress code violations, according to the Program Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi Nancy Kohsin Kintigh.
According to Kintigh, this is a nationwide problem, but the zero tolerance abuse rates are highest in the Magnolia State. The report was produced through a partnership between the ACLU of Mississippi, the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP, and The Advancement Project out of Washington.
Kintigh says the policies were created to protect students, but now it is being used to target children and punish them for normal student misbehavior.
"There is some great racial disparities between discipline situations with white and black students. I think it is because we really have not been able to bring this issue to the forefront of all of the issues that our students are facing today. It is critical that we begin to address student disciplinary issues in a much different manner here in the state of Mississippi," said Kintigh.
Tuesday, January 15, students from all over the state will go to the capitol to meet with legislators and present them with the "Mississippi Student Bill of Rights." On Thursday, January 17, the full report will be released during a news conference at 11 a.m. at the state capitol.
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