Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:54:17 GMT
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County may Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state. Advocates believe stiffer penalties would go a longMore >>
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County many Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:13:43 GMT
Turtle Creek Mall partnered with The Leaf Foundation on Saturday to host its first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in the upcoming Miss Mississippi pageant. Residents from allMore >>
Turtle Creek Mall partners with The Leaf Foundation to host first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in upcoming Miss Mississippi Pageant. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyMore >>
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.More >>
The Mississippi State Capitol doesn't look like a barn, and there were no opossums hanging from the rafters on Monday morning.
However, a "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update has some people looking twice.
"Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Wednesday asked state legislators to declare President Obama's new gun control proposals illegal, though I'm not sure if the Mississippi state legislature has that kind of power since it's just 30 hissing possums in a barn," said SNL Host Seth Meyers Saturday night.
State Senator Sally Doty sent out a Tweet with a response of, "hissss," Saturday night. Doty didn't return calls from WLBT for comment. When asked, most lawmakers got a chuckle out of the SNL bit.
"It's a slur to Mississippi. That we're backwoods and other things. We do have opossums and I'm sure if you put 30 of them in a barn, they'd make a lot of racket," said Republican State Representative Gary Chism.
"It's crude but that's what "Saturday Night Live" does. They're a comedy show, that's what they do," said Governor Phil Bryant.
But don't let the joke lure you into believing anyone at the capitol is sleeping on the issue of gun control. Some legislators agree with several executive orders President Obama has made.
However, some republicans say they will "hiss," but not run away like an opossum if certain legislation clears Congress.
"Kind of tongue and cheek on Mississippi. We are kind of a rural state, still. We have a lot of gun owners. We are hunters," said Republican State Representative Bill Pigott.
While you won't find any marsupials in the halls of the capitol, there are plenty of lawmakers who say they are willing to stand up for the second amendment.
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:34:55 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans Saturday, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
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 >>
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