Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
A firefighter has passed away after a weekend tragedy left him on life support for days.
The Jackson Heights Fire Department is out of service Monday night.
Friday, 20-old-year Jalen Smith was critically injured in a car crash. He and two other Jackson Heights Firefighters were on their way to another crash when the wreck happened.
Jalen Smith, driver Cornelius (C.J.) Redwine, and Gary Robinson were going to help someone in need when everything changed.
"Anytime you have one of your personnel hurt or injured in any way, it affects the whole department... especially in an incident where you're going to help somebody," says Smith County Firefighter's Association President Johnny Brown.
"The troopers responded to the scene, and what they found was a one vehicle that had ran off the road and overturned several times," says DPS Trooper Jean Dark.
Dark says the men were in a private vehicle -- not the station's-- when the wreck happened.
"Another vehicle may have pulled out in front of them causing the driver to brake and take some evasive action," Dark says. "He (Jalen) was found outside the vehicle but it's still under investigation as to how he got in that position."
As a young firefighter, Jalen grew up at the station. His grandfather was a founding member there. Jalen spent many years as a junior firefighter.
"He is a very good, stable young man, with a very good work ethic. Also, I understand that he was going to be presented his department's rookie of the year award," says Brown.
It's a loss that will hit the firefighting community hard.
"It's more or less like one big family," says Brown. "A brotherhood you might say. All firefighters have a common bond."
On Monday night, his brothers closed their doors to the public to mourn the loss of an outstanding young man, who was volunteering to do a dangerous job.
"When we finish a job, we want everybody to go home and be safe," says Brown.
Brown says the Arp, Chapel Hill and Winona Fire Departments will work Jackson Height's calls for them.
Jackson Heights Fire Chief Terence Thompson told us over the phone Monday night that plans for a memorial fund for Jalen Smith will be finalized later this week.
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:45:31 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Biloxi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:04:28 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered but few other details have been released.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
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