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.
Several dozen people gathered at Forrest General Hospital Friday morning for a special training exercise designed to save lives during a chemical emergency. Members of the hospital's decontamination team were called out to take part in a drill which involved treating victims who suffered exposure to toxic chemicals after an explosion at a chemical plant.
As part of the exercise, team members decontaminated more than one dozen volunteer victims. Those volunteers were nursing students from Southern Miss.
"We look for opportunities when we do this for improvement and we have some opportunities for improvement, but overall, I think they're doing an excellent job," said Wayne Landers, director of public safety at Forrest General Hospital.
"First timers would not know what to think or what it would look like and I've been through it and I actually got to be de-contaminated and that was definitely a good experience," said Kathryn Markey, a senior nursing major at Southern Miss who was one of the the volunteers for the exercise.
Landers said drills like this are held about twice each year.
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 >>