Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
Mississippi tips the scale in obesity rankings. For the past eight years, The Centers for Disease Control has ranked the state the fattest in the country. But is it the state's job to shed that ranking? Picayune Senator Tony Smith says, "No." He believes it's a personal responsibility.
"Can you imagine if all of a sudden one of the cities said you can't have buffets, that's killing the obesity fight. So then they go in and ban the buffet," Smith asked.
Senator Smith believes strict regulations, like several cities in New York have passed, where restaurants have to list the nutritional facts, would hurt small businesses.
"Under these type regulations, they would actually have to do menu analysis on every possible menu combination that could be. That's so expensive, it would be cost-prohibitive for most of the smaller operators that make up the bulk of the industry," Smith said.
Dietician and Executive Director of Gulf Coast Health Educators Debbie Colby said she has mixed feelings on the bill. She believes it is a good idea for chain restaurants, but understands the obstacle it presents for small businesses.
"Nationally they have passed some menu regulations and soon major restaurant chains will have to list calories on their menu items. So I think that will help awareness," Colby said.
She believes education is key to fighting obesity.
"I think most people want to be healthy, they just need the tools and resources to reach those goals," Colby said.
But that will not come as a cost to local businesses, if Governor Phil Bryant decides to sign Senator Smith's bill into law.
"I see this as a great move on our part to prevent the government from taking another part of our freedom away from us," Smith said.
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