Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
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.
As thousands of men and women defending our country overseas return from Afghanistan and Iraq, the state of Mississippi is ensuring they have a clear path to employment. 2013 has been declared the year to hire Mississippi heroes by Governor Phil Bryant, Wednesday morning.
Surrounded by veterans in the State Capitol Rotunda, Bryant signed the proclamation. Through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security the governor will host three job fairs this year specific for veterans.
Bryant also hopes to sign a law streamlining the process for veterans' and their spouses to obtain occupational licenses, such as teaching and nursing. State leaders say that after sacrificing so much they have earned our support.
"More than just a handshake or a pat on the back, we should offer them an opportunity when they return," Bryant said. "Let us make this the year to hire Mississippi heroes."
MDES Executive Director Mark Henry cited statistics from the U.S. Labor Department which he said reinforced their efforts. The unemployment rate for U.S. veterans is 10.8 percent, while the national average is 7.8 percent.
"Men and women who have been defending us are having a harder time finding a job than those of us who have stayed at home," Henry said.
The presidents of Entergy Mississippi and Ingalls Shipbuilding were on-hand to sign a veterans hiring pledge. This proclamation comes one day after Wal-Mart announced an initiative to hire 100,000 veterans in the next five years.
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