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 >>
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -
Avid fisherman Bob Sweeting says he didn't realize the two trout he hooked two months ago were under the legal size. But when he was stopped by a DMR officer at the dock that day, he found out.
"I went fishing down in the Pass and had what the officer said was illegal trout, undersized," Sweeting recalled. "He wrote a ticket... this is back in December."
Sweeting went to Harrison County Justice Court to pay the fishing fine and was shocked to learn how much he had to pay.
"Pulled it up on the computer and told me it was $223 for a fine of two fish," Sweeting stated.
Sweeting got another surprise when he saw the breakdown of the fine.
He said, "$100.00 goes to DMR. Why? For what? $7.50 goes to Law Library. Why should we pay for a lawyer's library?"
According to the Department of Marine Resources the fine for catching underweight fish is $100. But each DMR ticket also has a Game and Fish Assessment Fee of $89. So where does that money go?
I spoke with one of the investigating officers. He said two weeks ago he questioned the Game and Fish Assessment Fee. He wanted to know where that $89 went because it didn't go to DMR. So I contacted one of the attorney's for DMR who told me he had no idea where that money goes.
I made more phone calls to various government agencies.
I was told the Wildlife and Fisheries Department in Jackson might receive that Game and Fish Assessment Fee. I contacted them by telephone and they said, they don't receive that money. So where does that $89 go?
More phone calls finally led me to Greg Illich with Harrison County Justice Court and an answer.
"The $89 fee, the Game and Fish Assessment, that is settled to the County Treasury of Harrison County and that money is then forwarded to Department of Finance and Administration in Jackson," Illich explained.
Gillich said $25,598 was collected from the Game and Fish Assessment Fee in Harrison County in 2012.
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