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 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 10:54:08 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 >>
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.
Hundreds of South Mississippians stopped by the D'Iberville Walmart Saturday to drop off bags of old documents to get shredded. The state attorney general's office puts on events like this throughout the state in hopes of protecting people from becoming a victim of identity theft and to raise awareness about the problem.
"We get calls almost daily, we've opened 50 or 60 files already this year on felony level identity theft cases," Special Assistant Attorney General Mark Ward said. "Unlike having your car broken into, it's a one time event it's over with that day, identity theft can last days, weeks, months and years."
Victims can have a tough time getting their name cleared, but the state attorney general's office works with law enforcement to help.
"We are able to give to creditors, banks and other things that can help you regain your identity and it is a long, long term process," Ward said.
That is why Ward stresses it is important to do everything you can to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
"Always destroy your bank statements, tax returns, anything you may put in the garbage," Ward said. "Also there's really no need these days to have your social security card in your wallet or purse."
Lisa Ferrell who came to the event said she takes extra precautions with her mail and any other sensitive documents after her husband's bank account was compromised and it took them months to straighten it out.
Ferrell said, "I just make sure the word VOID is written all over it when I throw a credit card it never goes in the same garbage bag it goes in four or five different bags in tiny pieces, if you are going to put it together you are going to work to find it."
Being cautious like that is how Ward said is the best way to protect yourself. If you think you have become a victim of identity theft you should call 1-800-281-4418.
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