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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Two suspects are in custody after a shooting Sunday morning near the Wayne and Jones County line.
Authorities reported Belinda Walters was killed and her 18-year-old daughter, Whitleigh Harrelson, was injured during the incident which occurred on Sandersville Pleasant Grove Road. According to Wayne County investigator Mike Mozingo, the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday after an incident involving multiple text messages.
Walters noticed a text message on her unnamed 13-year-old daughter's cell phone from 20-year-old Houston Forrest Johnston. Walters called Johnston in response and asked that they meet at Sliders Grocery.
At the store, she requested that Johnston stop texting her underage daughter. After leaving, Walters called Whitleigh. Walters, Whitleigh, and Whitleigh's husband decided to confront Johnston at his residence about the messages. At the door, they were met with Houston's mother, Mary Elizabeth Johnston, who had a shotgun. As they attempted to leave the residence, Mary opened fire and wounded Whitleigh. Houston then joined his mother in the shooting with a rifle at which time he fatally shot Walters.
Following the incident, Jonston was arrested and charged with murder. His mother has also been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Both are being held for further questioning.
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 >>