Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
While the City of Hattiesburg is gearing up for perhaps its biggest party of the year, the Hub City's finest are preparing to make it a safe, family friendly event. Hattiesburg Police and officers from other agencies will be out in large numbers Thursday night lining the streets during the 2nd annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade.
More than 20,000 people are expected to attend.
Police say you can help make it an enjoyable experience by keeping a watchful eye on small children and leaving valuables at home.
Police will also take extra precautions this year to keep revelers from getting too close to floats.
"We are going to have barricades where the parade route will turn off of Service Drive onto Hardy Street," said Jon Traxler with the Hattiesburg Police Dept. "We'll have barricades there, so that the vehicles can make a wide turn, as well as at 38th (Avenue) and Hardy and at Montague (Avenue) and 38th. Also, we ask that on Hardy Street, pedestrians stay from the median south, basically in the eastbound lanes of Hardy Street, so that the traffic can go down the westbound lanes. If you stand on the north side of Hardy Street, do not get out in the streets, stay on the curbs. On 38th Avenue, we ask that people stay on the shoulders of the street and not to get out in the street, as the vehicles will be traveling up 38th, down the middle of the roadway. On Montague, the same thing," he said.
Traxler said it's also a good idea to bring a flashlight along for your walk back to your car.
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 >>