A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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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 >>
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More than 200 officers from across the state are in Biloxi for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. One of the hot topics for discussion is House Bill Two.More >>
More than 200 officers from across the state are in Biloxi for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. One of the hot topics for discussion is House Bill Two. In just two weeks, any adult in Mississippi will be able to carry a gun for all to see.More >>
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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 5:56 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:56:37 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Detectives found more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment of a trailer Tuesday. According to the affidavit, the suspect, Jerry Pomilla, was driving a Chevy Silverado pickupMore >>
Detectives found more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment of a trailer Tuesday.More >>
Hurricane season is less than a month away and while many people are preparing to protect their homes, some are also preparing to protect their pets.
"We had folks lined up here at 7:15 this morning, waiting to get their animals in, so we're very pleased with the turnout we've had so far," says Dawn Simpson, Clinic Operations Manager for the Humane Society of South Mississippi.
Throughout the day, people waited patiently to get microchips for their pets at a reduced rate. Humane Society leaders say this is one of the best investments a pet owner can make.
"Microchips are great. One in four animals will get lost, and to help ensure that they find their way home. They get registered in a national database. If they ever end up missing or at a shelter or animal care facility, they can be scanned, and we can look them up in the computer and locate their owner, so it's a great thing to have," Simpson says.
After Katrina's winds and waters subsided, thousands of South Mississippians searched for their pets. Humane Society leaders say pets with microchips stood a much better chance of being reunited with their owners.
"As we come into hurricane season, it's very important to look at getting your animals microchipped. After Katrina, we had so many animals lost, and if we have another hurricane this year, it's going to help dramatically for us to help find the owners of those animals," Simpson says.
As you prepare for the upcoming season, it's not to late to get a microchip for your pet if you missed the clinic.
"You can come down here and get microchips from the Humane Society, during all of our open hours," Simpson says.
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