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 >>
December 11, 2009, school had just let out and 5-year-old Nathan Key was getting on the school bus to head home. As the bus arrived to his house, Nathan along with his older brother and sister got off the bus.
While crossing the street, one impatient man decided to pass up the unloading school bus and by doing so ended up hitting Nathan.
The 5-year-old was quickly rushed to South Central Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
"I remember dropping to my knees beside the bed and praying like I've never prayed before that God would take me and bring Nathan back," said Nathan's father Andy Key.
Thanks to witnesses, the man who had killed Nathan and escaped the scene, 23-year-old Dominic Gebben, was arrested and sentenced to 22 years in jail.
"One of these days Gods going to give me enough strength to actually continue to forgive him for a while, but yeah I've tried hard and so far I can't," said Andy. "I don't think he ever felt bad that he killed my son."
Over the period of time, Lori and Andy Key recognized that there was a major issue nationwide with penalties and fines for people who passed school busses, so they took it upon themselves to create Nathan's Law. After approximately two years in the legislative session, in July 2011 Nathan's Law was passed.
"This is what I'm now to do, and through this not a memory of Nathan, but this is Nathan's legacy," said Nathan's mother Lori Key.
After approximately three years Lori and Andy continue to help other parents avoid what happened to their child, and are working everyday to keep Nathan's legacy alive.
"I constantly am reminded as I'm in town and I look to make sure all my children are beside me, I'm always reminded that I've got one that's not there," said Lori.
To learn more about Nathan's Legacy Foundation click HERE.
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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