Sunday, September 14 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:22:38 GMT
Wiggins Police Department is asking for the publics assistance in locating two suspects. The suspects are described as a black male and a black female. According to Wiggins Police Department, the suspectsMore >>
Wiggins Police Department is asking for the publics assistance in locating two suspects.More >>
Saturday, September 13 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:00:01 GMT
A woman was killed in a one-car accident in North Laurel on Saturday morning. Police investigators said Kayla A. Miller, 23, was a passenger in a Honda Civic which drove off Parker Drive and hit a treeMore >>
Police investigators said Kayla A. Miller, 23, was a passenger in a Honda Civic which drove off Parker Drive and hit a tree about 3:30 a.m.More >>
Saturday, September 13 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:37:59 GMT
Friends and family members of a Hattiesburg man who was found shot to death in a drainage ditch this week gathered at the site of his murder to remember him Saturday night. Dozens of people came to theMore >>
Dozens of people came to the Timberton Softball Complex to light candles and reflect on the life of 20-year-old Johnnie Cooper.More >>
Saturday, September 13 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:41:36 GMT
Two Hattiesburg men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a Thursday homicide. Pedro Alvarez, 28, of Hattiesburg, and V'nell Miskell, 25, of Hattiesburg were taken into custodyMore >>
Two Hattiesburg men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a Thursday homicide.More >>
Chris Johnson knows tragedy well. December 5, 2011, his 33 year old sister Jennifer Johnson was shot and killed by her ex boyfriend in Fort Worth.
Nearly one year later, Johnson was heartbroken to see 26 people, including 20 children shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.
"People don't realize you can't imagine what that family is going through until you've experienced something like it," said Johnson. "I can actually cope with this because I know how it feels, someone so close to you being taken by some else's stupidity."
Two weeks ago the Ravens cornerback learned that one of the victims, 7 year old Josephine Gay and her family were from Baltimore. Nicknamed Joey, her favorite color was purple and her family loves the Baltimore Ravens.
"It touched my heart because someone that young never will be able to grow up and experience life," said Johnson.
The former Pine Tree football player, wanted to give the Gay family one special experience. He's paying for Joey's parents and two sisters to attend the Ravens playoff game on Sunday. Johnson will present them with a purple Ravens jersey with Joey's name before kickoff.
"It's going to be emotional for me because I'm in a good situation where I can help a family out that's grieving right now," said Johnson, who has yet to meet Gay's parents Bob and Michelle. "Once you go back to reality, you will miss your little girl and I'll miss my sister. But just to take their mind off something like that for three hours, to be in an environment where they grew up and also big fans of the Ravens."
Johnson can't take the Gay family on the field with him Sunday. He will take Joey's memory. Her name will be on his shoes.