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.
The Gulf Coast Research Lab is recruiting citizen scientists
for an upcoming research project. They're looking for volunteers who
will spend several weeks learning more about the impact of the oil
The 20 volunteers chosen for this project must be willing
to dedicate six Saturdays beginning in March. They will work alongside
scientists studying the long term effects of the BP oil spill. The study
will combine classroom and lab work with study excursions on the water.
recruiting volunteers who are going to work with the scientists to
learn what their research has found, and help them conduct the research,
and then communicate the results of that research to the public," said
project organizer Jessie Kastler.
The focus of this study will be
the impact of oil and dispersant on the growth of crustaceans,
specifically, grass shrimp and blue crabs.
"Grass shrimp are very
important at the lower levels of the food web in the coastal
Mississippi habitats. And, of course, blue crab is a commercially
important species. So, we have a lot of fishermen that are interested in
what's going to happen to the blue crab fishery," said Kastler.
GCRL is looking especially for participants who have connections with the gulf and the Mississippi Sound.
who have ties to the fishing industry, commercial and recreational
fishermen, master naturalists, seafood processors. Anyone who has lived
here on the coast and grew up around the water," said GCRL marine
educator Aaron Lamey.
Following their six Saturdays of working
side by side with the scientists, the culmination of this project will
be a community outreach program at the Mary C. O'Keefe Center, where
participants will share what they learned with the public.
"This is giving them an opportunity to really work with scientists and learn how science works," said Lamey.
have lab work, we have field work, and we have some classroom work that
we're going to be scheduling into the agenda for these six Saturdays,"
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