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 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
It's been quite a while now since Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford announced his decision to retire. For seven months, an extensive search for his replacement has been underway, but there's still no word on who will be named the next chief of police.
"We're making the recommendation that the Deputy Chief, Leonard Papania take his place. Leonard Papania is of course protected by civil service and he will like to have that protection during this interim period in case he is not chosen as the permanent Chief. However, he is a candidate for permanent Chief," Mayor George Schloegel said.
In addition to Papania, the city's Human Resources Department revealed that there are about four other major players with names in the hat. The city conducted a nationwide search to the tune of $70,000. The entire process left the city with a total of 65 applicants, three of which were internal. The next step is to have the top five candidates assessed by a psychiatrist.
"As with any selection process when we're hiring new people for key positions, the city like most private businesses, employs a psychological evaluation. We're authorized to do that as we look for the new chief," Schloegel said.
Councilwoman Ella Holmes Hines voiced concerns that whatever decisions were made now, could change with a new administration in July. The mayor however assured the council that would be taken care of. As he's working with Billy Hewes, the only qualified candidate for Gulfport mayor.
"I'm trying to work with whoever will be the next administration so that we do not have to go through this process twice. If we're able to do that depending on who the candidates are. Right now we only have one candidate and I have involved him in that process. If they do, we will involve them in that process so that whoever we select will be the candidate of choice for the next administration as well and save the city a lot of money. It will also save the department from having to go through a chief and interim chief and then a permanent chief. We'd like to do it all in one swoop," Schloegel said.
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