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 >>
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -
Eighty-five billion dollars could be cut from the nation's budget if a deal is not reached by Congress and the President on Friday.
The cuts would have a big impact on our nation's military, something the National Commander of the American Legion, Jim Koutz, said would be devastating.
"Before the election we were promised by pretty much everybody that there would be no cuts in The Department of Defense or the VA," Koutz said. "You know with thousands and thousands of troops coming home in the next five years we can't be cutting the VA. We surely can't be cutting The Department of Defense."
Making cuts to these departments Koutz said is a mistake that could create more hardships for the men and women, who fight for our freedom.
"They are coming home to no cars. They are coming home to no jobs. So we are very worried about that," Koutz said.
The nation's security is also at risk, according to Koutz.
"The aircraft carrier is sitting in Northfork, VA right now, the USS Truman. They decided not to send it out because of budget restraints," Koutz said. "We have got to worry about the protection of this country. We can't let things be sitting here in the United States when it is supposed to be in the Persian Gulf.
Koutz believes these cuts could be tragic for the entire country and has a message for Congress: "Quit bickering with one another. Sit down, work out the problems we have. Get a budget passed so we don't have to worry about sequestration," Koutz said.
He has a meeting with the president on Thursday where he is prepared to share his thoughts in hopes the cuts will be diverted.
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