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 >>
WLOX has learned 46-year-old Brian Orchard of Vancleave was killed in Thursday's wreck accident in Vancleave, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.
The accident happened just after Vancleave Middle students were dismissed Thursday afternoon shortly after 3. Orchard was rounding a curve in his car on John's Bayou Road and lost control, slamming underneath the school bus.
Emergency responders described what happened next.
"Central Jackson County fire department responded," Jackson County fire coordinator Earl Etheridge said. "They did extraction on patient in the private vehicle and then they helped do the treatment on seven injured students that were transported to local hospitals and they stood by while the sheriff's department and the wreckers were able to get the vehicles separated."
One of the first people to arrive was good Samaritan Carl Wyatt, who offered aid and comfort to the students.
"They were nervous. They were shook up and there was a couple of them in the back that were crying," Wyatt said. "I don't think they were hurt that bad. I think they were just shook up more than anything else. My wife got my phone and called the school people and got the administrators down here and then we brought the kids up here to our house in the yard to get them away from all that down there."
While seven students were hurt, others were emotionally torn by what they saw. Help will be there for them.
Barry Amacker is the Jackson County school superintendent.
"We will have absolutely all of our counselors ready to go tomorrow to help any of the students that would like to talk to them. Plus we will get organized with our counselors to give some proactive information out on how to cope," Amacker said.
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 >>