Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:06:15 GMT
New details are emerging on the suspect and device found at Marion General Hospital Thursday. Columbia Police, Marion County investigators, ATF, MBI, and the highway patrol responded to a possible explosiveMore >>
Investigators from Columbia, Marion County, ATF, MBI, and the Highway patrol responded to a possible explosive device at Marion General Hospital on Thursday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:24:53 GMT
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General, Jim Hood. Hood released a document in anticipation of the law that starts July 1 withMore >>
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General Jim Hood.More >>
The folks at Memorial Hospital are on a mission to lower that number of injuries and deaths from ATV accidents. According to atvsafety.gov hundreds of people die every year in Mississippi from ATV related accidents.
Hundreds of children and their parents lined up hours before the fair even opened, anxious to learn how to be safe on ATV's and of course the free helmet was a big draw.
Nurse Stephanie Guirola educated those who came out about brain and spinal chord injuries, two of the most prevalent injuries sustained in ATV accidents.
"I know they want to have fun but they are not going to be having fun when they are injured, that's the most important thing that they be safe first," Guirola said.
After opening their eyes to the serious and even deadly injuries, children learned how to prevent them from wearing the right safety gear, to checking your ATV before riding it and how to properly steer.
Zach Butler with Competition Sports said, "It really makes me feel good to see this turnout because they are getting good information and at the same time they are seeing adults do the same thing as far as sitting through a safety course and understanding and actually putting it to good use."
While it may be more cost affective children and their parents learned that passing down helmets is not always safe, if the helmet does not fit properly it may not work properly.
Heather Sudduth with Memorial Hospital's Think First Program said, "ATV helmets are very expensive and I think that's why a lot of people do not use them, because they invest in the machine and then it's like oh I need a helmet too, but they may not have the extra funds for that, so we are able to provide them to them free of cost."
The hope is that the children leave armed with the knowledge and correct safety gear so they will not be making a trip to see the volunteers at the hospital.
Guirola said, "It's always so upsetting when we have the children coming into the hospital no matter what age, we have young adults too, but hopefully we can prevent this from happening."
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:45:53 GMT
With the possibility of a special legislative session on Medicaid just around the corner, the head of a Jackson-based, non-partisan think tank is reiterating his opposition to expanding that program. ForestMore >>
Forest Thigpen, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, says expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act would be a costly mistake for Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:32:20 GMT
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. The 4000-square-foot facility has five quarantine areas and a medical emergency treatmentMore >>
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. More >>