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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
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.
Madison police have arrested WLBT Meteorologist Eric Law.
According to the Madison Police Department, Law, 32, is accused of having inappropriate contact with a girl under the age of 16. He is charged with two counts of sexual battery and two counts of gratification of lust.
Madison police Lt. Eddie Lawrence said the investigation started in Rankin County, but authorities handed the case over to Madison police.
"They had contact. They had legitimate contact initially and then, again, some alleged inappropriate behavior. We're going to take every step to make sure justice is served," Lawrence said.
Law appeared in Madison Municipal Court Thursday afternoon. Judge Dale Danks set bond at $50,000 per count, for a total of $200,000. Law was released on bond after the court appearance.
"Eric has no criminal history. This is a new experience for him. He's a good kid, and he's just trying to follow what the court has asked him to do," said Law's attorney Matt Baldridge. "We are not even sure what the exact allegations are at this point. We know what the charges are, but that's the first substance of information we've been given."
"More information will be forthcoming and once we know what the exact allegations are we will know how to respond," Baldridge said.
Law has been a meteorologist at WLBT since 2004.
"Eric Law has been suspended until further notice," said WLBT News Director Wilson Stribling.
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