Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. 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, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
The aftermath of Sunday night's Hattiesburg tornado left Oak Grove High School and Hattiesburg High School's athletics facilities in ruins. According to officials, the damage will likely cost millions takes months, if not a year, to repair.
"(The damage was) a little worse than what we feared," said Lamar County School Superintendent Ben Burnette.
Because the affected areas felt the brunt of the storm around nightfall, officials could not fully assess the extent of the damage until Monday morning. Oak Grove staff awoke to the sight of twisted metal, demolished buildings, downed stadium lights and debris-filled fields.
The tornado completely destroyed the press box at Harry Breland Field, which lay toppled over much of the seating in the stadium. The twister also lay waste to the indoor hitting facility as well as the football field house on the opposite side of the parking lot.
"Our athletic facilities are all but gone," said Burnette.
Hattiesburg, meanwhile, saw its baseball stadium heavily damaged. The light post in right field could be seen snapped in half (the bottom half still standing, with the top half almost forming an 'A' shape), while wood, brick from the left-field wall and other assorted debris covered the field. The basketball gym floor was also found soaked in water and covered with insulation fallen from the ceiling.
Hattiesburg officials said they wouldn't have a an answer on a repair timeline until Tuesday, but estimated it could take months to repair the gym, which had just undergone renovations no more than a few weeks ago.
Both schools say they have options on the table as to where their basketball and baseball teams can play their home games in the foreseeable future.
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