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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
WASHINGTON, DC (WLOX) -
Just over a week after drawing nationwide criticism for his vote to deny additional funding for the National Flood Insurance Program, Mississippi's 4th District Congressman Steven Palazzo is asking his fellow House members to vote 'yes' on the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (HR 152).
In a letter to House members Monday, Palazzo explained that his controversial vote was never meant to deny any aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, but to spark a national discussion on how the United State responds to and pays for disaster relief in the future.
In that spirit, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Monday (HR 219) aimed at streamlining recovery efforts for Sandy victims. Among several proposals in the bill were measures to speed up environmental reviews when dealing with hazard mitigation or rebuilding damaged infrastructure.
Another measure would make it easier for local governments to repair facilities by issuing grants based on damage estimates, rather than reimbursing them for repairs.
The bill also has a provision where FEMA could make limited repairs to a home in instances where making repairs is less expensive that putting the resident up in a FEMA trailer.
Congressman Palazzo also added a clause in the bill that would force the director of FEMA to go before Congress in the next six months to present a plan to reduce costs and increase efficiency when it comes to disaster response.
As for the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, which House members could vote on as early as Tuesday, Palazzo wrote, "I plan to support this week's bill to provide assistance to those who need aid in Sandy-stricken areas, and I hope you will do the same. I believe we as Americans will work to do what is responsible by reforming our broken disaster relief system, but we will also always do what is necessary to provide help to those in need."
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