Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
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.
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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