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 >>
Drama continues to unfold at Southern Miss. Just a day after the firing of Head Coach Ellis Johnson, yet another athletic fiasco has come to light. Authorities say freshman quarterback, Anthony Alford, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Wednesday, University of Southern Mississippi Police arrested two students related to a fight on the Hattiesburg campus. Those arrested included Southern Miss football star, Anthony Alford, and student Korey Hathorn. Hathorn has been charged with felony possession of a weapon on campus by a student. No one was injured in the altercation.
The incident occurred near the campus' Walker Science Building at approximately 11 a.m. University Police responded to a call of an altercation involving approximately four individuals, including two non students.
While responding to the incident, a University police officer observed Hathorn near the scene in possession of a handgun. Hathorn, who is believed to be a part of the fight, was taken into custody without incident and his weapon recovered.
After further investigation, officers also arrested Alford, who is also believed to be involved in the fight. Both students have received interim suspensions from the University until such time as they can participate in the student judicial process.
Dean of Students Dr. Eddie Holloway says Alford's future at Southern Miss has yet to be decided.
"His side will be heard in our student hearing. Justice will decide," said Holloway.
University Police report that the investigation continues and that additional arrests are expected.
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 >>