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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Since its introduction in 2010, the iPad has become a household item for millions of Americans. Just about everyone wants to get their hands on this convenient tablet style computer,even if they didn't buy it. Dorsi Solares is a witness to that.
"I was trying out a new data plan. Within the first couple weeks of it, it was fine. Then all of a sudden I started getting messages about my usage," Solares said. "Then I get another message that says I'm at 90 percent of my usage. I was like, that's impossible. Who's using the iPad or that much data on a cell phone?"
Solares asked that very question to her husband, and her daughter. Only to find that the device draining so much from her data plan was missing. That's when she remembered the Find iPhone app she recently downloaded.
"I realized that one of my devices was far from my house. It's not near where we live, where our friends live. It wasn't in my circle of areas I travel often. I kind of got a little worried, but what I didn't want to do was show up to a group full of people and say 'excuse me, that's my iPad. Would you please hand it over?' That doesn't sound like it would go well," Solares said.
So she contacted the Harrison County Sheriffs Department. The chief investigator on the case says he knew it would be smooth sailing when he learned she had the app.
"I was very excited because I knew that we were going to end up getting a very good lead and we would end up locating her stolen iPad. I knew immediately that action needed to be taken," Investigator Anthony Piazza said.
The app led investigators to an apartment complex on Swan Road in Gulfport. From there everything was safe and sound.
"I can say my iPhone is lost and hit the 'play a sound button, and you can hear the sound. I usually use it for when I'm around the house and maybe lose track of where one of the iPhones or iPads is," Solares said.
That sound made it very clear that their perpetrator was guilty.
"One of the doors that was opened was by our suspect and the iPhone was actually laying on his couch. It was ringing the tone so we went ahead and took him into custody. Also upon taking him into custody we recovered other stolen items," Piazza said.
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