Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:06:15 GMT
New details are emerging on the suspect and device found at Marion General Hospital Thursday. Columbia Police, Marion County investigators, ATF, MBI, and the highway patrol responded to a possible explosiveMore >>
Investigators from Columbia, Marion County, ATF, MBI, and the Highway patrol responded to a possible explosive device at Marion General Hospital on Thursday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:24:53 GMT
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General, Jim Hood. Hood released a document in anticipation of the law that starts July 1 withMore >>
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General Jim Hood.More >>
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Two women who Katrina brought to East Texas are now reflecting on the storm, and their decision to stay here. The devastation that hurricane Katrina wrought on new Orleans sent thousands rushing to Texas for safety. Two of them - a mother and daughter came to East Texas.
"At first we decide that we wasn't leaving, but then when the sheriff said we had to leave," says New Orleans native Emma Dufrene. "We had to go and we left with three outfits."
Dufrene and her daughter Beryl Shankle left everything they owned in homes that were wiped out, and found solace in their Texas neighbors.
"The first year was the roughest but it became easier," Beryl said.
Both have been back to see the devastation of their home town.
"We're very blessed because we got out," Emma said. "It's still not right. It's still not new Orleans like it should be. I miss it, I miss all my friends and family. I feel it was real terrible that the poor people suffered and had to go through all they did."
Coming to Texas probably saved Dufrene's life. She was diagnosed with cancer a few months later and had life-saving surgery. They live next door to each other and feel they were meant to end up in Texas.
"We feel God wanted us here, that's why we're here, that's why we decided to stay," said Emma.
Both mother and daughter see each other every day and say the only thing they miss now about their original home town is the food. But they say Texas cooking is alright with them.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:45:53 GMT
With the possibility of a special legislative session on Medicaid just around the corner, the head of a Jackson-based, non-partisan think tank is reiterating his opposition to expanding that program. ForestMore >>
Forest Thigpen, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, says expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act would be a costly mistake for Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:32:20 GMT
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. The 4000-square-foot facility has five quarantine areas and a medical emergency treatmentMore >>
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. More >>