Wednesday, December 11 2013 1:19 PM EST2013-12-11 18:19:41 GMT
Jones County authorities said a wanted felon who escaped into a wooded area after leading them on a brief car chase through the northwest part of the county Tuesday afternoon should be considered "armedMore >>
Sheriff's Department investigators said Ralston Sinclair Keyes, 29, who is wanted on drug and weapons charges, fled from authorities about 2 p.m. in a small SUV, after they spotted him on a county road.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:49 PM EST2013-12-10 22:49:07 GMT
Police received on Tuesday afternoon reports of shots fired at Courtyard Apartments off 7th Street. Police responded to the call, but upon arrival no victim or suspect was discovered at the scene. ReportsMore >>
Reports of shots fired at Courtyard apartments off 7th Street were called in to the Hattiesburg Poilce Department Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:00 PM EST2013-12-11 01:00:12 GMT
Hattiesburg High School has had a string of burglaries in the last week resulting in four computers, two wireless keyboard, and two wireless mice stolen. Two Apple Computers were stolen Thursday nightMore >>
Hattiesburg High School has had a string of burglaries in the last week resulting in four computers, two wireless keyboard, and two wireless mice stolen.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:55 PM EST2013-12-10 20:55:07 GMT
A local man is thankful to be alive – after falling into a creek. The Jones County Fire Council, which provided the photo, says the unidentified 64-year-old man tumbled approximately 35 feet down a steepMore >>
A Jones County man is thankful to be alive after falling into a creek.More >>
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South teenager says she was engulfed in flames after applying heat to a well-known hair product.
Now, one the biggest names in hair care is under fire for using flammable ingredients without providing a warning.
Human hair over an open flame can be disastrous. But add certain hair products to the equation and the risks are even greater.
Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum is the target of two lawsuits alleging the parent company, L'Oreal, failed to adequately warn customers that the two main ingredients are flammable.
"There's no flammability warning, no adequate flammability warning on this product," said Grace Parasmo, Kamber Law, LLC.
Attorneys with the class action lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles, say the product can ignite at temperatures above 171 degrees and cause a substantial risk of burns to the face, head, and neck.
That is exactly what Jasmine Davis of West Helena, Arkansas says happened to her.
In a separate lawsuit, Davis claims she was permanently disfigured at just 13 years old when she suffered third degree burns on her head, neck, and arms after applying the serum to her hair and then using a straightening comb she heated over a gas stove.
The lawsuit alleges that when heat hit the serum, Davis went up in flames.
"It really shocks me that any product would not be able to withstand 171 degrees," said hair stylist Cyndi Jo Hartley.
Hartley says most of her styling tools start at around 200 degrees and heat up to 450 degrees.
After seeing human hair burn with a flat iron, Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman went outside with Hartley to perform an open flame test.
In the open flame test, 100 percent human hair was used with no product in it to demonstrate how quickly hair can go up in flames, without even using any hair products.
Once the hair was coated in Garnier's shine serum and exposed to the flame, the fire was raging in just seconds.
"Yea it's really scary that something that you're selling that's not even a professional product, you're just selling it on grocery store shelves could burn," said Hartley.
When Action News 5 asked a L'Oreal spokesperson about the product, we were told, "Regarding both cases, it is L'Oréal's policy not to comment on ongoing litigation."
But in a statement to the Huffington Post the company said, "L'Oreal denies the allegations and will continue to vigorously defend Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum as safe for consumers."
Attorneys for Jasmine Davis disagree and the people behind the class action suit say consumers should be warned of the risks.
Jasmine Davis' family is suing for medical expenses and punitive damages.
She has undergone multiple surgeries and still has more to go.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:36 PM EST2013-12-11 22:36:33 GMT
This is a news release from Mayor Johnny DuPree's office Despite the Feb. 10 tornado that ravaged the heart of the city and rough weather on August 1 that produced heavy rain and intense lightening secondsMore >>
Hattiesburg's National Night Out Against Crime Campaign ranks eighth place on the nation's top 10 list.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:54 PM EST2013-12-11 21:54:11 GMT
This is an issued statement from Linsday Miller, a JCJC student who recently competed in the Dr. Pepper Scholarship competition. "Being a part of the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway has been an incredibleMore >>
This is an issued statement from Linsday Miller, a JCJC student who recently competed in the Dr. Pepper Scholarship competition. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:51 PM EST2013-12-11 21:51:07 GMT
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from U.S. District Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit filedMore >>
The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from U.S. District Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former professor.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-11 21:50:16 GMT
Local and state law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the annual December Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. The nationwide program is funded through federal grants that support law enforcementMore >>
Local and state law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the annual December Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:37 PM EST2013-12-11 21:37:16 GMT
Crown Health Care Laundry Services is beginning to move equipment into the Columbia Site. The Pensacola-based company has taken care of the laundry needs for many hospitals in the area for years andMore >>
Crown Health Care Laundry Services is beginning to move equipment into the Columbia Site. More >>
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