Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
It is called the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Human trafficking, also known as modern day slavery, reportedly earns $35 billion a year.
Jackson residents learned more about human trafficking during a seminar at Greater Antioch Baptist Church Sunday evening. Advocates for Freedom made the presentation and said children as young as 12 are being abducted, sold and forced into prostitution or labor.
"Jackson is the hub for the southeast and they're bringing people from Atlanta, the northeast down through here going toward Texas or from the northwest going toward Florida," explained Susie Harvill Executive Director and Founder of Advocates for Freedom.
Interstate 10, which runs across Mississippi, is described as a major trafficking corridor.
Attendees also heard from a Jackson mother who said her 19-year-old recently became a victim and was missing for six days until she was found by authorities in Florida.
"We'll be talking about developing a routine, being in constant contact with people so if anything happens they'll know where to look, where to start looking, because I didn't have that information when I was going through that," said Selika Corley, mother of a victim and human trafficking advocate.
Senate Bill 2913 on human trafficking addresses the perpetrators and penalties they face.
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