Thursday, December 12 2013 10:51 PM EST2013-12-13 03:51:02 GMT
(WFAA/KTVT/CNN) - A Texas teenager killed four people while driving drunk and his attorney chose an unusual defense to keep him out of prison. Ethan Couch got drunk then jumped behind the wheel of hisMore >>
A Texas teenager killed four people while driving drunk and his attorney chose an unusual defense to keep him out of prison.More >>
Scientists call it the "kiss of death." The "kiss" comes from a tiny bug that can actually kill humans and pets. More >>
Have you ever seen one of these around the house? Scientists say these little insects can deliver the "kiss of death" to humans and pets -- and they're becoming more common around the Mid-South.More >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 3:40 PM EST2013-12-11 20:40:52 GMT
This is a news release from the Attorney General's Office Jackson, MS—A Hattiesburg resident has been arrested on charges of child exploitation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. William Conley,More >>
A Hattiesburg resident has been arrested on charges of child exploitation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
River traffic on the Mississippi is halted in both directions while crews work to remove oil spilled during a barge accident.
The U. S. Coast E.P.A. and other agencies have five response vessels on the Louisiana side of the river where oil spilled from a ruptured tank aboard a barge early Sunday.
The clean up and recovery effort is a 24 hour operation.
The tank holds 80,000 gallons, but officials don't know how much entered the river.
Crews are skimming the oil from the water and monitoring the oil level inside the ruptured tank.
Gary Born of Rockwall Texas stops at the Vicksburg Welcome Center when he makes the 12 hour trip to Atlanta for work.
He is among the visitors worried about the spill's affect on the river.
"I saw the barges sitting way over here and was curious...Naturally you're always concerned about the environmental situations like this but for it to happen so close to home. You always hear about it down in New Orleans and the like or down on the gulf coast," said Born.
"Anytime that that's an oil spill any amount, always there is gonna be some environmental impact. There's gonna be concern. We're working on finding out the estimated amount that has been discharged," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Monday night a vessel was still en route to Vicksburg to unload the remaining oil from the ruptured tank.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was not affected. Investigators say the bridge has been found safe for rail travel.
An oily sheen was reported down river of the accident but booms were used to absorb the spill.
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:23 PM EST2013-12-13 03:23:18 GMT
Reports of an explosion that caused a fire at the Moselle Generator Plant were called into Jones County officials Thursday night around 7:00 p.m. The fire has been extinguished, no reports of injuriesMore >>
Jones County fire officials were notified just before 6:45 p.m. about the fire at the J.T. Dudley, Sr. Generation Complex in Moselle, but when they arrived, it was already out.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:19 PM EST2013-12-13 01:19:20 GMT
Police received on Tuesday afternoon reports of shots fired at Courtyard Apartments off 7th Street. Police responded to the call, but upon arrival no victim or suspect was discovered at the scene. ReportsMore >>
Reports of shots fired at Courtyard apartments off 7th Street were called in to the Hattiesburg Poilce Department Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:49 PM EST2013-12-13 00:49:18 GMT
After a rash of burglaries at Hattiesburg High School, school officials started making strides to replace storm damaged cameras 11 months after the February 10, 2013 tornado. Security Systems IntegratorMore >>
After a rash of burglaries at Hattiesburg High School, school officials started making strides to replace storm damaged cameras 11 months after the February 10, 2013 tornado.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:46 PM EST2013-12-13 00:46:20 GMT
Hattiesburg Police are hoping you can help them catch the men who robbed a Hub City convenience store at gunpoint earlier this week. The suspects held-up Lamar's Convenience Store last Monday night justMore >>
The suspects held-up Lamar's Convenience Store last Monday night just after 7:30 p.m.More >>