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 >>
Once again authorities say quiet neighborhoods turned out to be home to very elaborate marijuana growing operations. Four houses were raided across the coast, but Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said they are connected.
"They are all intertwined together, all these cases. It's a group of individuals, there are still more involved, but this associates back to the arrests in the cases we had back in October of last year," Brisolara said.
This time Brisolara said it was not the smell that tipped off authorities, it was a traffic stop. The DEA called the sheriff's department after confiscating 44 pounds of marijuana from two cars in Alabama last week.
"One of them did live in the residence on Beatline Road in Long Beach," Brisolara said. "Once we got that information, we did research. And upon completing the investigation, we found out about the other locations."
Outside, the homes look like any other. But inside, authorities found thousands of dollars worth of plant growing equipment. Equipment was the only thing taken from 1012 Dorothy Drive in Ocean Springs. But at 5131 Beatline Road in Long Beach, investigators found at least 108 pot plants. They confiscated 168 plants at 5067 Starboard Drive in Pass Christian and 120 from 885 Palm Court in Biloxi.
We talked to some of the neighbors on Palm Court who said the man who lived there was always willing to help out. They said he was very handy and even helped board up some of the neighboring homes before Hurricane Isaac. The only thing neighbors say they did notice was several different cars going in and out of the home all the time.
"Know what your neighbors are doing," Brisolara said. "Just be a little more alert about what's going on around you. The equipment being moved in and out of these homes, if someone is moving something in late at night, something is not right. Notify us."
Five people are behind bars and authorities are still looking for at least three more suspects they believe are involved.
"I am confident that we will get to the bottom of it. We aren't there yet, we are a ways to go, according to the investigation and the direction it's going, but we will get there," Brisolara said.
Investigators are looking for Luis Cubillas-Fernandez, Carlos Rojas and Argelio Rojas. If you have any information about their whereabouts you are asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff's Office at (228) 265-7060.
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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