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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Tuesday's Commission on Marine Resources meeting included a discussion about kayak safety. During his monthly report, the chief of marine patrol talked about the father and son who recently lost their lives during a kayak trip. That prompted a review of marine safety regulations for kayakers.
A late February kayak excursion proved deadly for Kenneth and Nicholas Rainer. The father and son both died of drowning. Neither was wearing a life jacket.
"Nobody really knows what happened in this situation. I know they had life jackets. One of them was still strapped to the kayak," said Marine Patrol Chief Walter Chataginer. "We see this more and more every day. There's more and more kayakers on this coast than there has been."
Current regulations require kayakers to have a life jacket onboard, but they're not required to wear it.
"I have one when I get in my kayak I wear, or when I'm wade fishing I wear it," said Commissioner Jimmy Taylor.
Commissioner Taylor wants the CMR to adopt a rule requiring kayakers to wear life jackets.
"It only makes sense. If you're out there, you flip over and the thing gets away from you, and you're not that good of a swimmer, you're stuck. At least with a life jacket on, you can bob up and down for awhile," said Chief Chataginer.
Chief Chataginer says not only might a life jacket save someone's life on the water, in the event of a heart attack or some other accident, it could assist recovery teams in finding the victim.
"It's a whole lot easier to see that person and assist them and get to them quicker than if they're underwater, where you can't find them," said the chief.
The marine patrol chief says another safety concern is the visibility of kayakers who may be on the water after sundown. They are required to have at least a flashlight, so other boaters can see them.
The commission must go through a formal process before adopting the life jacket regulation for kayakers. That will include a public hearing on the proposed change in rules.
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