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 >>
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 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
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.
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 >>
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -
A few small leaks have turned into a nightmare for a Gonzales homeowner. She hired a contractor to make the repairs. But when the water started creeping in, again, she Contacted 9.
When Hurricane Isaac made its way toward Louisiana in August 2012, Ivone Sparacino and her three children were huddled up inside her small mobile home for what she described as one wild ride.
"A lot of wind, a lot of rain, just a lot of chaos in here," Sparacino said.
Her home still bears the markings of storm damage. But it shouldn't. Sparacino said she hired Gene Morang of LA Remodeling & Handyman to replace her roof.
"He sounded so professional on the phone."
According to receipts from LA Remodeling, Sparacino paid the company a total of $3,800 to cover the roof, a new storm door and other supplies needed to do the job. Sparacino said Morang and his crew replaced the roof on December 13, 2012.
She said, a month later, "I noticed when I went in my bathroom and I looked up on that Saturday at the ceiling I said, oh my God it's leaking."
Sparacino said that was the beginning of what has become a bigger problem. She added, Morang still hadn't delivered on his promise to install a new storm door.
"I just had this wall replaced and that cost me $2,400 and it looks like I'm going to have to redo that wall again."
The homeowner said Morang told her he would come take a look but, she said, he never showed.
"He's not even fit to do a dog house. He's not reliable. He's a liar. That's why I contacted channel nine."
Morang declined an on camera interview told 9News over the phone, he stands behind his work, and that the recurring leaks are likely linked to a defect by the mobile home manufacturer.
While Morang agreed the roof did need to be replaced, he said, a "J Channel" that is supposed to serve as a buffer between the vinyl siding and the roof is missing. He believes that is why water continues to trickle inside Sparacino's home.
Sparacino wants Morang to give her a refund so she can hire someone else to make the necessary repairs.
"I'm still getting water in my house, and I paid him all that money for nothing."
Morang told 9News he is not willing to refund the homeowner the full amount. But, he said, he will give her the $500 for the storm door he did not install.
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