Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge is asking for prayers one night after a hostage standoff left one of his deputies fighting for his life and the rest of the force undergoing state-provided counseling.
Hodge said, "Our prayer and intercessory prayer is that God heals him."
On Sunday Lieutenant Tony Stiles was shot five times during a hostage standoff with Neil Newcomb on Upper Hamilton Road in Shady Grove, said Hodge.
"When Lieutenant Stile came through the door with his rifle raised, Mr. Newcomb opened fire on him with a SKS rifle," said Hodge, "striking him in the left arm and approximately four times in the abdomen which caused serious internal injures."
He said Stiles was wearing a level-one $3,500 bulletproof vest, but when he raised his arm to fire his gun, his vest lifted up. He added the way Newcomb was barricaded inside the home it put Newcomb in a position to shoot and hit Stiles in the stomach, right below his vest.
Hodge said, "Stiles is in critical but stable condition. He came out of surgery last night, they went in and done what they could in the time that they were allowed to do it. He remains critical and needs much prayer as well as his wife and family and this department."
Hodges said he is confident that Stiles will have a full recovery.
"There is power in prayer. God is the almighty; God can do all things. He is the great physician, great healer, and he can be healed. I am confident in that as a believer myself. I have no doubt. May God's will be done," said Hodge.
Newcomb allegedly shot his ex-wife, Kathy Laterrade, in the head and his son-in-law, Timothy Savell, in the face. Both are expected to survive.
Hodge said, "The last report I had which was yesterday evening, both of them were in stable condition expected to recover."
Newcomb's two grandchildren, ages 5 and 7, who he released to authorities during the standoff, are currently with family.
"A lot of people have been asking what can they do to help and prayers are needed," Hodge added. "You can also make monetary donations at Community Bank an account has been set up under the name of Tony and Tina Stiles."
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:07:33 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.More >>
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