Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
A Walmart shopper claims he was discriminated against during Black Friday hours because he's disabled. A Walmart spokeswoman says the stores take precautions to protect handicapped customers.
"Walmart in the past has always been a real friendly place, I worked for Walmart for several years," says Stephen Constable, who is visiting from Florida.
Constable walks with a limp and uses a cane, and sometimes a walker.
When he asked for a motorized cart at the Walmart on Airline Drive in Bossier City, Constable says he was denied by an assistant manager and given what he thought was a strange reason.
"He said we don't want handicapped people in the store tonight because they may get hurt."
We took Constable's complaint to Walmart headquarters in Arkansas, and they tell us they can't comment on Constable's specific allegation, but said, in general, that Walmart always works to accommodate disabled shoppers, regardless of if it's Black Friday.
Constable was not there for Black Friday deals and says he and his wife had just stopped in to the store to buy a few items. But they left after about 20 minutes of using a shopping cart for support.
"We found out that they had taken all of their motorized carts and put them in the back of the store, and I asked why did you do that and they said for your own safety," Constable says.
Kayla Whaling, a Walmart spokesperson at corporate headquarters, says the stores have individual crowd management plans for Black Friday. She wrote in an email, "On Black Friday, each store had a comprehensive crowd management plan tailored to their individual site. For example, for customers with disabilities, we may offer a wheelchair and associate to shop with them during their time in the store, rather than using a motorized wheelchair. We had very safe and successful Black Friday events at our stores across the county and heard overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers."
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 >>