Monday, May 20 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:22:27 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 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.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.
While Ravens and 49ers prep for tomorrow's big game, volunteers across New Orleans spent the day giving back to the community. In Baton Rouge, one chemical plant decided to spread the "Super Saturday of Service" fun to the Capital cCty.
Instead of heading to the Big Easy for Superbowl festivities, hundreds of employees from BASF Chemical Plant in Geismar spent the day in Baton Rouge.
"I was just very excited. I was just ready to get out here, get started and just welcome all the volunteers. Everybody had a smile on their face. Everybody was excited," said future homeowner Dianne Clark.
BASF is a sponsor for the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee. Geismar site Vice President, Tom Yura, says part of their sponsorship agreement is to participate in the "Super Saturday of Service" Habitat for Humanity builds.
"For us, being located in the Geismar, Louisiana area and Zachary and Port Allen...we thought, why should New Orleans have everything? Why can't we spread it out a little bit across the state? So we came up with the idea to talk to the host committee and suggested, why don't we move it to Baton Rouge," said Yura.
Yura says being a part of what's going on in New Orleans this weekend is great, but helping out people like Dianne Clark is much more rewarding.
"Over the course of a day, seeing the walls be put together, raised and the house coming together, you know at the end of the day you've done something not only to improve yourself but to improve the community and really make a difference to somebody that you've met," said Yura.
Clark says they've already made a difference in her life, and they're helping her get into her dream home faster. She says all the walls and roof should be done today thanks to the BASF crew.
"It's a lot of things that they could be doing, but they chose to come out this morning and spend time out here volunteering their hours to help me. So I'm very appreciative to them," said Clark.
Clark says her home should be ready for her and her family to move into sometime this summer.
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