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.
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.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 >>
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 >>
Another bald eagle was shot in Mississippi and later died, according to The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP).
This bald eagle was shot in Union County and found on Owen Road and Tanglefoot Trail in New Albany, MS.
Because of its injuries, officials said, the eagle could not have flown far from where it was shot. Due to severe injuries sustained from multiple shot shell pellet wounds to its wings, leg and eye, the eagle had to be euthanized.
The eagle is believed to have been shot sometime from January 1-18, 2013.
Another eagle was shot in Neshoba County in early December 2012. That eagle had to be euthanized. It was found in the Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area.
And a bald eagle was also shot and found in Stone County near Wiggins in mid-January 2013. This eagle survived and is in rehab.
Agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said they have not received any tips about the shootings in Stone and Union counties. However, they have received leads in Neshoba County.
An investigation is underway in all these cases. Reward money is available to anyone who is able to provide information that leads to an arrest in any of these shootings.
"We don't think these shootings are related. Past cases have shown people were shooting hawks or buzzards so they may not know what they are shooting at. But, there are some people who say they can see the eagles head," special agent Chavis with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, both federal and state wildlife statutes. Violations of these statutes carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $100,000 and/or one year in federal prison.
Anyone with information concerning any of these three American bald eagles should contact the: USFWS's Grenada Office of Law Enforcement at 662-227-0990, USFWS's Jackson Office of Law Enforcement at 601-965-4699, or MDWFP Law Enforcement Bureau at 601-432-2074.
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