Sunday, January 5 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-01-06 00:13:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) – With cold temperatures and the chance of snow for the Mid-South, Action News 5 wants to keep you informed. Meteorologist Ron Childers shows you how to keep track of everything that's goingMore >>
With cold temperatures and the chance of snow for the Mid-South, Action News 5 wants to keep you informed. Meteorologist Ron Childers shows you how to keep track of everything that's going on right in the palm of your hand.More >>
(WMC-TV) - As the temperatures drop, people across the Mid-South prepare for the frigid weather.
"It's frigid with the wind," said Michael Kreiser with Ferrell Paving.
Road construction crews widening the Interstate 40-240 interchange knew how to bundle up Thursday so their work did not stop in extreme temperatures.
"If it's a 100 degrees or it's 10 degrees, we're usually out here," he said.
Michael Kreiser has worked in worse weather, but the Shelby County Health Department knows not everyone has his experience.
"Bundle up, cover all different parts of your body," said Dr. Helen Morrow with the health department.
"When they caught fire my smoke detector went off any my son alerted everybody, and we just got out of the house," he said.
A smoke detector saved lives in this particular case.
Firefighters determined the fire started in the front room because of a space heater, but it was just one of a handful of fires in the last month started by space heaters.
Fires do not just start with space heaters they can start with burning candles, fire places, even electrical cords. Experts say before you go to bed make sure all heaters are at least three feet away from curtains, bedding, or anything that can catch fire.
And never leave a heater unattended. Another thing to keep in mind: Do not use your gas stove to heat the house as you will run the risk of getting carbon monoxide poisoning. If you plug in a space heater try to avoiding using extension cords; they can overheat and catch fire too.
Friday, August 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:30:06 GMT
Gruesome and disturbing new details were revealed Friday morning in a pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya ThompsonMore >>
Gruesome and disturbing new details were revealed Friday morning in a pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. The Gulfport girl was sexually assaulted and strangled in July. Alberto Julio Garcia is charged with capital murder in the case. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:32 GMT
It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>