Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
WOOLMARKET, MS (WLOX) -
The pageantry outside St. Peter's Square, right after the announcement that Pope Francisis now the 266th pope, foreshadowed the jubilance later during mass at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Woolmarket. Music and celebration filled the sanctuary.
Outside, the church sign read, "Habemus Papam," which means, "We have a pope."
St. Mary Catholic church celebrated its first mass with Pope Francis as holy father.
"We begin praying for him as a Church and I'm just excited about just saying we pray for Pope Francis for the first time," said Msgr. Dominick Fullam.
The perpetual delight was overflowing from the moment when they found out who their new leader would be.
"I was very excited," said Jeanne Orr.
"Oh, I was excited," said Charlotte Randazzo.
"I was surprised as was most people because we thought it would be a lot longer," said Jim Duggan.
The new pope was chosen against a background of turbulence and strife. He is now leader of the church at time when that role could be tough. Clerical sex abuse scandals raise questions and uncertainty fill people minds.
Still, the faithful remain hopeful in their new leader.
"He is the chosen one and he seems like he'll be a good pope," said Duggan.
"He will be a humble person and help with the reforms the church might need," said Randazzo.
Pope Francis is believed to have been the runner up in the last Papal Conclave in 2005. Now, his journey as pope begins and Catholics have their own predictions about the kind of spiritual leadership he will possess.
"He's so humble," said Orr.
"Man on the street, a person who took the bus to work," said Msgr. Dominick Fullam.
The process to elect a new pope began with prayer weeks ago. Now, as Pope Francis begins his journey, prayer will be just as prevalent by people across the world who so adamantly support their new holy father.
"Pope Francis, we wish you the very best and our prayers are with you," said Msgr. Dominick Fullam.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>