Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Running red lights is a violation to which almost half of all drivers admit. It's also among the most common causes of traffic accidents with the worst kind of injuries.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared March as Red Light Running Awareness Month in Arizona for the 15th year in a row.
CBS 5 News spoke with two men Tuesday night with powerful stories. Their children were hit by motorists who ran red lights.
In a fraction of a second, their lives were changed forever, and they're hoping to get people to realize nothing is worth the risk of blowing through a red light.
"April 25, 1998, was her prom night," John Philippi remembered about his daughter, Krystal.
A month before graduation, the 17-year-old girl had it all.
"She was a senior in high school, a 4.0-average student, varsity cheerleader," John Philippi said.
But that night, a devastating crash caused a traumatic brain injury and landed Krystal Philippi in a coma for 10 weeks.
Doctors predicted the worst: "She would never walk again, never talk again, be in a vegetative state the rest of her life," John Philippi said.
Krystal Philippi was struck by an inexperienced, teenage driver who ran a red light.
"My daughter was going through this the rest of her life, and they paid a $110 ticket," John Philippi explained.
After years of intensive therapy, Krystal Philippi was able to overcome most of her injuries, though she still has cognitive and memory loss issues, along with seizures.
She earned a business degree from Arizona State University in 2005 and is now married.
Her dad still wrestles with the senselessness of what happened.
"It's really hard to talk about it. Fifteen years later and you kind of relive that moment. You'll always relive that moment," John Philippi said.
In 2008, Howard Fleischmann wasn't as fortunate.
"My son, who was a Marine, was coming home to say goodbye for the weekend to go back to Afghanistan, and within three miles of the house, was hit and killed by a red-light runner," recalled Fleischmann.
Manuelito "Mano" Patton was 34 and died instantly at the scene.
"Shouldn't happen. Just shouldn't have happened," Fleischmann said.
The two fathers are part of a group called Red Means Stop, an organization aimed at saving lives by educating young drivers and bringing awareness to a widespread problem.
"At the time, Phoenix was rated No. 1 in the nation for worst red-light runners in the country," Philippi said of the year of his daughter's crash.
Now, Phoenix still ranks among the top five cities with red-light running fatalities.
They deeply affect everyone involved, even those who are guilty.
"Today, our son's picture is still at the center of their dining room table, so their family's been altered also. Everybody needs to understand, there's no winner. There's no winner," Fleischmann said.
Red Means Stop is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to teens for a highly rated driver training program. Learn more by going to its website at www.redmeansstop.org.
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