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 >>
It's inching up - slowly but surely temperatures are getting ready to hit triple digits and folks are literally gearing up.
"One of our customers came in Saturday and brought 12 of these," said Hattiesburg Home Depot manager Dave Sampson pointing to a industrial-looking orange floor fan.
Sampson says every year when the early summer heat waves roll in, so do the customers.
"We had a whole bunch of people come in on Saturday and Sunday and buy a whole bunch [of fans and air conditioning units]," said Sampson.
Customers are looking for any way to chill out.
"If you have ceiling fans, run your ceiling fans because it circulates the air in the house and it makes the air cool down a lot more," said Sampson, adding that the tactic could even help save on the energy bill.
For some, accessorizing the indoors isn't even worth it because staying inside or even in the shade, isn't an option and these high and climbing temperatures are the beginning of the hardest season to be on the job.
"When you pull in about six or eight hot cars, you're working in the heat," said University Tire manager Mike Davis.
While the heat can wear your mechanic out, Davis says it can also wear your car out.
"Keep your tires aired up, that helps a lot. But keep your car checked, watch your controls, watch your temperature gauges, watch your gauges, regular routine maintenance is key, changing oil, changing fluids," said Davis.
While the stifling heat is a drawback to most everyone - for local firefighters, a sauna right outside the front door is, in a way, convenient.
Hattiesburg firefighter Ken Bailey said he runs outside rather than on a treadmill in order to get acclimated to the weather. "Indoors you get used to the air conditioner and it just makes it that much harder when you're at a working fire or something and you're not as used to it."
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 >>