Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...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 >>
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's good advice from Hattiesburg Police officers who are warning residents about a new phone scam that has already victimized several Hub City residents.
Here's how it works: A resident will receive a call usually from an (876) area code advising them that they've won a new car.
In order to receive it, they must purchase a green dot credit card and load it with enough funds to cover the taxes on the vehicle.
The victim then calls back to verify the money is on the card and gives the scammer the card number. The scammer then removes the money from the card.
No prize is ever delivered.
"If you receive a phone call like that, if it sounds like it's too good to be true or you don't recall ever registering for any kind of drawing, it's probably not true," said Lt. Jon Traxler of the Hattiesburg Police Dept.
Traxler said most of the calls appear to be coming from Jamaica.
He said about a half dozen people have been victimized by the scam in the last couple of weeks.
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 >>
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