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.
Ocean Springs Alderman James Hagan is going after Jackson County and its sheriff's department. Hagan plans to file a lawsuit against the two for the charges previously against him, including possession of child porn, embezzlement, and molestation.
A Grand Jury dismissed all charges at the end of 2012, saying there was not enough evidence against Hagan to indict him.
During the investigation, Hagan never resigned his position as an Ocean Springs alderman. He did, however, lose his job as a building inspector for the City of Moss Point. At one point, Hagan's nine-year-old son was also taken into custody by the Department of Human Services.
Hagan said Sheriff Mike Byrd and Detective Hope Thornton abused their law enforcement powers by falsely arresting, incarcerating and defaming Hagan. And that Hagan suffered severe emotional, physical and financial stress and injury as a direct result of being targeted and arrested by the sheriff, Detective Thornton and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
Hagan told WLOX News in December, "It's even hard to describe. It's been definitely the most difficult position I've ever been in my life. I've lost things that can never be replaced."
Hagan's attorney told WLOX News his client will seek $500,000 per violation.
Sheriff Byrd said he welcomes this lawsuit. Byrd released a statement Friday saying, "A civil trial will bring our side of this case to light, and the truth can finally be told. Unfortunately, my hands are tied by the Rules of Professional Conduct, which prevent law enforcement officers from making extrajudicial statements about ongoing investigations. That rule prevents me from commenting about specifics of any ongoing case. In court, however, everything will come out. If Mr. Hagan wants a court battle, I'm ready."
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