Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
You could call the Feb. 10 tornadoes that swept through Hattiesburg a pop quiz for the new radar system at the National Weather Service in Jackson. They'd had the upgrade for just a few weeks but didn't expect it would be tested so soon.
"This enabled us to issue warnings for a special tornado emergency wording to help heighten awareness about the huge tornado moving into the Hattiesburg area," said Alan Gerard with the National Weather Service in Jackson.
The technology is called dual polarization and it can identify more specific layers within a storm system, including the presence of debris.
"With the dual-pol, it can actually detect the shape and size of the objects," explained Gerard.
Experts at the NWS expect that feature to be particularly helpful when tornadoes hit rural areas at night.
"We think it's already saved lives but that's what this is about, saving lives. Getting the information to the people as soon as possible," said Senator Roger Wicker (R).
Advanced and more detailed warnings are some of the advantages of the new system.
"The fact that we have no fatalities, 80 injuries and you look at the damage and destruction, there is no other logical explanation as to why we didn't have fatalities in that area," said Robert Latham, Mississippi Emergency Management Director.
The weather crew says they're hoping the upgrade will help ensure advanced warnings and save lives again in the future.
"If we can learn lessons from what went right, hopefully we can duplicate that because we know it won't be the last time," described Gerard.
Gerard adds the "dual-pol" radar also allowed them to issue flash flood warnings ahead of time for the Jackson area last weekend.
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:45:31 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Biloxi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:04:28 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered but few other details have been released.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
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