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 >>
(RNN) - A billboard that a San Diego millionaire posted seeking a Latina girlfriend has been taken down.
Marc Paskin, a real estate mogul who starred in ABC's "Secret Millionaire" and is believed to have a net worth of more than $200 million, put up a billboard Dec. 6 with a picture of himself that says, "All I want for Christmas is a Latina girlfriend."
Vandals damaged the billboard on Dec. 7, removing the email address to contact Paskin, which was appropriately titled: ChristmasLatinas@AOL.com.
No explanation has been given for the billboard's removal.
The unusual method of soul mate searching had mixed reactions among San Diegans.
According to ABC10 News, Juan Figueroa, who works at an electric company near the sign, found it offensive.
"Generous of him, but still, that's not right," said Figueroa.
But Dan Alioa, who also works near the sign, said he hoped Paskin gets his wish.
"Everybody has their own beliefs and everybody wants what they want," Villa said. "They should get what they want for Christmas at least one time of year."
Ladies had mixed reactions, too.
The magazine Cosmopolitan for Latinas tweeted that Paskin's ad was "The creepiest (and kind of hilarious) billboard about Latinas."
Although some women might be turned off by a man searching for love with a billboard, they might be turned on by his generosity.
On "Secret Millionaire," Paskin would pose as a volunteer at various charities and, at the end of the week, give out $125,000 to people he met.
In one episode, he gave $40,000 to a foundation that provides free transportation and financial assistance to people who are uninsured or underinsured, according to Hispanically Speaking News.
Paskin also has a sad story: his wife of 28 years died of diabetes in 2002.
After she passed away, Paskin donated more than $1 million to medical centers at the University of California, San Diego, which helped his wife during her struggle with diabetes.
Of course, common interests are always an important factor when it comes to compatibility.
And in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Paskin said one of his favorite hobbies is to dress up as Elvis and sing karaoke.
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 >>