Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:54:17 GMT
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County may Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state. Advocates believe stiffer penalties would go a longMore >>
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County many Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:13:43 GMT
Turtle Creek Mall partnered with The Leaf Foundation on Saturday to host its first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in the upcoming Miss Mississippi pageant. Residents from allMore >>
Turtle Creek Mall partners with The Leaf Foundation to host first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in upcoming Miss Mississippi Pageant. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyMore >>
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.More >>
When a tragedy like this happens, you have to wonder if it could have been prevented. While hindsight is always 20/20, some of his neighbors think otherwise.
"If he kept on, that something was going to happen. You don't play with guns," warned Eva Keith, neighbor of Neil Newcomb.
Neighbors tell us Neil has had several run-ins with local residents, one of those involving the discharge of firearms on his property.
"He's been bad to be shooting his guns, walking around through the woods there. Just shooting. And we have reported him several times," said Eva.
Keep in mind, while it is legal to discharge firearms on private property in the county, it is illegal for a registered sex offender to own a gun. She says she reported the activity, but nothing was done.
"They couldn't do anything. As long as he was on his property shooting, they couldn't do anything. Sounds strange to me," explained Eva.
Another neighbor we spoke to said they believed Neil also owned a 9mm handgun. This wasn't the only run-in involving Neil and a firearm.
"He shot our dog, he killed our dog. So my husband had words with him. Even went and made papers out of him. Just deliberately shot him," said Eva.
We are also told Neil displayed odd behavior while working on his property, including dressing as a woman with a blonde wig. Neighbors described the household as dysfunctional.
When talking about another household that neighbored Neil's home, Eva had this to say. "They have had a lot of trouble with him. Been to court with him I know one time."
Neil Newcomb was a regular attendee of a church in Laurel, including on the Sunday morning of the incident. We are told that Neil displayed no unusual behavior during that service.
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:34:55 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans Saturday, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
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 >>
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