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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
Pete Grisham remembers Sunday as "ten feet from eternity."
The destructive funnel that barreled its way through the Pine Belt touched down no more than 50 yards from the Vietnam
veteran's house, and forced he and his wife into their bathroom which
provided the best protection in the house. Grisham's wife huddled in the
bathtub, while Grisham could only stand in the bathroom because he
couldn't see where the bathtub was.
The two waited the storm out,
not knowing until afterward they avoided becoming one of its fatalities
by only a few feet. Just outside, about 15 feet away from the very wall
that protected them, one of their trees fell, but missed the
house...and the bathroom in which they took cover.
"If it had fallen 15 feet to our right, it would have fallen on us, because we were behind that wall," said Grisham.
He remembers the sound of the twister that evening. "It sounded like a frate train that was de-railed, and it had a bunch of barrels with it that were falling off," said the Lake Serene resident, "It lasted about may 20 seconds, but it seemed like a couple hours."
While it wasn't necessarily easy to shrug off the near-death experience, Grisham recalled the tail in somewhat of a comedic light, saying, "This one was so close that if I had been back in Vietnam again, I would have had shrapnel in my butt," he said.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>