Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Robin Roberts' smile lit up electronic billboards across Times Square. It was 7:00 am on the east coast, and Good Morning America's announcer welcomed viewers to "a very special edition of Good Morning America." Five months after a bone marrow transplant, Roberts was back in her anchor chair on the GMA set.
"I keep pinching myself," she told colleagues and viewers as the show opened. "And I realize this is real."
Friends and family showed up early and applauded as Robin returned to work.
The first welcome back message was from President and Mrs. Obama. That was fitting, because later this week, Robin's first two assignments are to interview Michelle Obama, and then to host the Oscars red carpet special on ABC.
"Not what we had in mind for easing back in," one of Roberts' doctors joked.
Since Roberts first announced she needed a bone marrow transplant, friends have joined forces, creating what they called #Team Robin. They wore bracelets that had four words on them: light, love, power, and presence.
Despite the risks associated with needing a bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts always believed she would return to GMA. "Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment," she said. "And I'm so filled with gratitude."
In the crowd at Wednesday's GMA broadcast were sisters Sally Ann Roberts and Dorothy McEwan. They've been sources of strength during this five month ordeal. And don't forget, it was Sally Ann's bone marrow that gave Robin a second birthday, and a second chance to make a difference.
Making a difference is something Lawrence and Lucimarian Roberts always stressed to their children. It's a message Robin has taken to heart. She mentioned one of her mom's favorite sayings as she explained what it meant to be back on TV. "Everyone's story has purpose and meaning and value," she said. "And I share this morning, this day of celebration with everyone."
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