Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:58:44 GMT
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center. The hospitals say the insurance company wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services provided to patients.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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:11:57 GMT
(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Brooklyn Weimer was 21 months old when she died on Wednesday afternoon. She was involved in a car crash on Highway 61 in Vicksburg Monday night. Her mother, Monticule Weimer, did not have her restrained in a car seat.
State law dictates that failure to have a child restrained in a car seat shall not be considered contributory or comparative negligence, and the fine can not exceed $25.
We've learned the fee levied against Weimer for that particular offense will be $139. That's because municipalities and other local governments can put their own assessments on tickets. She will also be fined $727 for not having insurance.
Gabe Smith is a Paramedic in Meridian, and a volunteer with the Reservoir Fire Department. He says he's no longer surprised when he encounters accidents involving unrestrained children.
"I worked an accident recently with eight children in a four-door sedan. The parents did not understand why their children were hurt in this accident. Not only were the children not in car seats, they were sitting on laps and on the floorboards as well," he says. "Now I expect it. Any time I hear a child's involved in an accident, I automatically start thinking they don't have a car seat, what kind of injuries do they have."
Smith showed us the Jaws of Life, a tool used to open doors and windows to extricate people of all ages from wrecks. He says often parents use the excuse that they can't afford a car seat, even though it makes so much sense to have one, and it's the law.
"It's amazing what a child restraint will do. It will generally save the life of an infant or toddler in 95% of the cases where they had not been restrained," he says.
Smith says the laws regarding penalties for the offense need to be strengthened, and he'd like lawmakers to ride with paramedics so they can see what he sees.
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