Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. 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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