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 >>
Christmas comes early for dozens of children thanks to LPD
Every year the Laurel Police Department and the Mississippi State
Fop choose underprivileged children to Shop with a Cop.
This year the LPD chose 34 children who were able to spend up to $150
on anything they wanted.
"They're excited, they're young children and their so excited
and makes us excited for them too," said Uncle Jerris Chamblee.
Children and their parents met with Laurel officers Saturday
morning at the local Walmart.
"The majority of the officers that actually work here, they
take out a little bit of money out of their checks every pay period, not only
that, the money comes out of donations, fundraiser's, and we do this throughout
the year just for this particular day," said City of Laurel Chief of
Police Tyrone Stewart.
Thanks to Shop with a Cop, many children were able to get more
gifts this Christmas season.
"This is a very helpful thing that the police department is
doing for these kids and I would invite any and everyone next year to help
participate and giving," said Aunt Minnie Stevens. "It's a wonderful cause for
For now the LPD is glad they are able to make a child's Christmas wish
list come true.
"The majority of officers you see here this morning, they are
not getting paid overtime, they have volunteered to do this," said Chief
Stewart "This is something we love to do, giving back to the community."
Last year nine children participated in the Shop with a Cop
Program. Chief Steward hopes next year they can raise enough money to help more
than 50 children participate in the program.
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 >>