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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 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.
Devastated and hurt are words people are using to describe the way they feel about the way the City of Hattiesburg looks after a tornado struck Sunday night. People in the community have come together to start the cleanup process. With news that no one was killed during the storm, residents are saying they are thankful the storm was not worse.
Some homes were spared and others were completely destroyed. Trees were knocked down and cars were tossed around. The tornado cut a 75 mile path through four counties.
The historic Ogletree House and the home of the president were damaged as Sunday night's tornado tore through the University of Southern Mississippi campus. In all, six buildings on campus will need repair; that's including the music building which has a "whole so big you can see right through it."
Parts of the USM campus are littered with debris. Tree limbs are down, crews are repairing broken power lines and students who stayed on campus for the Mardi gras holiday are now finding windows on their vehicles are blown out. In some cases, their cars are crushed.
"It's incredible, I'm amazed. Feels like a nightmare, I'm waiting to wake up," said Latifah Lowe.
Lowe says Sunday night she could barely make out just how much of Hattiesburg was damaged. When daylight came, she and her son were able to see just how things looked.
"This is my city. This is where I grew up, just kind of hurt me to see that," said Lowe.
For some, they say the sights are reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina. Now, just like then, the community has come together to get the city back in shape.
The tornado destroyed at least 300 home structures and closed 50 roads. Thousands are still without power. While several dozens were injured, Governor Phil Bryant says thankfully the state was spared of anything worse.
People were sending messages on Facebook and Twitter asking how they can help. City Councilman Dave Ware says he expected just a handful of helpers, but several dozen showed up at a local donut shop to find out where and how they could be used.
For those who are looking at their lives that have been leveled to piles of rubble, somehow they have found the strength to be thankful for what the tornado did not take.
There are still about 2,000 students on the USM campus. Only broken windows were reported at the residence halls. As for the rest of the city, the Mayor says they are okay and they will be back stronger than they were before.
The tornado that ripped through southern Mississippi on February 10, 2013 cut a 75 mile path through Marion, Forrest and Lamar Counties. About 200 homes and 100 apartments sustained storm damage.More >>
The tornado that ripped through southern Mississippi on February 10, 2013 cut a 75 mile path through Marion, Forrest and Lamar Counties. About 200 homes and 100 apartments sustained storm damage. At the height of the storm, 13,339 people lost power. Here are pictures sent in by residents in the area. More >>
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