Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
The head of a Southern Miss institute which studies sports and entertainment event security said techniques which help make large public areas such as stadiums safer can be applied to smaller venues such as movie theaters as well. Dr. Lou Marciani is director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.
He said anyone who oversees an area where there are large gatherings of people could benefit from simply being prepared. He said a proper analysis of risk factors, adequate training of staff and the presence of law enforcement can go a long way toward preventing a tragedy such as Thursday night's shootings in Colorado. 12 people were killed and 59 were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in the city of Aurora.
"That's the best solution I would say to any of us in the industry, is to be prepared the best we can be," said Marciani. "And that is looking at the risk, looking at people, training them, and exercising your plan so that if something would occur, we can do the best we can to protect the people," Marciani said.
He said an effective crisis management and evacuation plan would also benefit both large and small arenas.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>