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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Lieutenant Ray McDaniel has a been a firefighter for 33 years. He typically works at Gulfport Fire Station 4. But on Tuesday, he filled in at Fire Station 8.
He responded to a fire, and it seemed like another day on the job... until it wasn't.
"He needed the front door opened, so I took an axe and knocked the front door open. And then it blew me outside, what one of the deputies told me, about six or seven feet out on my back," said McDaniel.
He escaped without serious injuries.
"My hip is hurting, my ankle is hurting and now my lower lumbars are starting to have some pain," said McDaniel.
He said he'll gladly take those injuries instead of the alternative.
"It wasn't my time, God has something special for me," said McDaniel.
Fire officials say a fireball exploded in the mobile home. McDaniel said the explosion opened his eyes.
"I have three kids and one's in California. You know, I called all them. I called my mom. I'm just lucky to be here," said McDaniel in tears. "I'm just glad my partner wasn't in there with me. Just me got hurt, so that's okay."
Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt said McDaniel is a dedicated man. He attributes one thing to saving his life.
"He did have his protective gear on, all the buttons buttoned. He had his mask on, otherwise this may have had a different outcome for him," said Chief Beyerstedt.
He said McDaniel has turned into a local hero, one he said he's proud to have on his team.
"Just thrilled to death," said Chief Beyerstedt with a smile.
McDaniel said the explosion gave him a scare, but not enough to scare him away from his job.
"If something's going to happen, it's going to happen. We just show up the next day to work," said Beyerstedt.
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