Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
There has been an increase in the number of calls concerning households with no water service due to frozen pipes. Even in homes without good insulation, it is possible to reduce and even eliminate pipe freezing.
The cost of keeping a thin stream of water, the size of a pencil lead, running over night or during the day, if there is no water usage, is just a little more than a quarter. Other tips to avoid pipe freezing are:
Provide warmth to the water pipes:
Eliminate cold drafts near water pipes. Tightly close doors and windows to the outside and eliminate drafts from crawl spaces. Fill cracks in walls and around windows. Turn off water to garden hose connections at an inside valve and drain the exposed piping before freezing temperatures set in. Open the door to the room where the pipes are located to allow warmth to circulate. Place a lighted bulb near water pipes. (Never use open flames.) Wrap pipes in insulation or heat tape. Open cabinet doors below the sink to allow warm air to reach the pipes. Make frequent use of your water supply:
Flowing water often breaks up ice below freezing. When outside temperatures remain below freezing, it's less expensive to run your faucet regularly than for you to repair a frozen or burst pipe.
What to do if pipes freeze?
If no water comes from faucets when they are open, the pipes nearest a wall, door, window, or along the floor are likely frozen:
Start by opening a faucet near the frozen pipe to release any vapor from the melting ice and so that you'll know when the water starts flowing again. Begin warming the pipes nearest the faucet and work toward the frozen section. Blow warm air on the pipe using a hair dryer. (Do not leave the dryer unattended or allow it to overheat.) Once water has begun to flow again, let a pencil-sized stream of water flow through the faucet until normal heating is restored to the area. Eliminate cold drafts and allow warm air to circulate around the pipes to prevent freezing again.
Meters need protection too!
It is colder near the floor of a basement than at the ceiling, so make sure warm air is allowed to circulate around your meter. Follow the previous instructions about preventing frozen water pipes. If your meter is in a separate room, leave the door open to this room to allow warmth to circulate. If your meter is in a cabinet, open the cabinet door. If the meter is in an outdoor pit, check to see that the cover fits properly and that it has no cracks into which cold wind can blow. The pipes, valves and the meter inside such pits should not touch the concrete walls. What to do if you suspect damaged or frozen pipes and meters:
Customers who suspect damage to water pipes or the water meter should contact Customer Service on business days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 419-245-1800. Water Emergencies should be reported to 419-936-2020 immediately. Water turn-off service for repairs is provided at no charge and is available from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. seven days a week at the Water Emergency number.
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Monday, September 1 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:27:53 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson.More >>
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson. Katelyn Beard, 17, was taken from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson between 6am and 7am Sunday morning. Police said Beard is seriously injured and is in need of medical attention.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:34:07 GMT
Margaritaville Biloxi executives have explored options to see if the casino can remain open past September 19, but a spokesman says no deals have been worked out yet.More >>
Back in July, Margaritaville managers told their employees they're guaranteed to receive paychecks until September 19th. Since that announcement, Margaritaville executives have explored options to see if the casino can remain open. But a spokesman says no deals have been worked out yet.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:44:35 GMT
One of the biggest stories on the coast continues to be construction of a baseball stadium in Biloxi to bring minor league baseball to the coast. The Biloxi City Council gets regular updates on the progress. TheMore >>
One of the biggest stories on the coast continues to be construction of a baseball stadium in Biloxi to bring minor league baseball to the coast. The Biloxi City Council gets regular updates on the progress.More >>