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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
With a package of executive orders on gun control going into effect from the national level, at the direction of President Obama, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says any new federal gun control measures are not welcome in Mississippi.
"This is a dangerous path that we're starting down," said Bryant.
Bryant sent a letter to top lawmakers asking that legislation be passed to make any order deemed unconstitutional be illegal to enforce in Mississippi.
"What we're doing now is saying we're standing against the federal government taking away our civil liberties," said Bryant.
Bryant says some efforts from the president infringe on the second amendment right to keep and bear arms, such as a proposed ban on military-style assault weapons and limiting the number of rounds in ammunition magazines.
"We need to send a clear message to the federal government that we're not going to continue to enforce what we believe to be unconstitutional laws because it's simply an executive order," said Bryant.
Not all lawmakers are onboard with Bryant's push.
"I think it's very unthought-out, very knee-jerk," said Rep. Steve Holland, a democrat from Plantersville.
Holland says the President has a right to examine gun control issues and feels there's room for compromise.
"We can't do anything greater or less than the federal government allows us to do so it really much to do about nothing," said Holland.
That's not stopping legislation from happening. Bills reflecting the push from Bryant are being drafted in both chambers. Representative Mark Formby, a republican from Picayune, plans on submitting legislation in the house.
"I just believe that the second amendment has been one of those areas that has been stepped on, encroached upon, sometimes vaguely and some times specifically," said Formby.
"As executives across this nation, we're not happy with this type of thing and we will resist it through all legal means," said Bryant.
Bryant does support some of the efforts from the President such as a comprehensive back ground check on all gun sales. The deadline to submit bills in the house and senate is Monday.
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