Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
In the US, 2.5 million homes have been contaminated by meth lab
chemicals. When buying a home in Mississippi, real estate companies must
acknowledge if they are aware of any problems which may exist with the
property, including Methamphetamine labs. However, that's no guarantee
for the buyer.
Jennifer Bailey told WLOX News she found that out the
hard way when she bought a home in the quiet neighborhood of College Park in Gulfport.
"I signed the papers January the 15th of '09, but he let me move in December of '08," Bailey said.
After living in the home for a few months, Bailey said she suffered from various ailments.
"I have lead, arsenic and mercury in my body," Bailey stated.
Bailey was shocked to learn her home was once the site of a meth lab. Almost a year and a half before she bought the house at 2407 Middlecoff Drive, Gulfport Police were there to make a meth bust.
"No one had ever told me anything about this being a meth house. Was it busted? They had precursors, nothing... until my neighbor told me."
That's when Bailey decided to have the home tested for the dangerous chemicals used to make meth.
"I had the first lab tech come in here and they put a little white thing on there, a square, it was a ten-by-twelve."
Dave Bingham with Micro-Methods Laboratory inspected Bailey's home.
"We definitely tested the kitchen and we had a positive result from Methamphetamine above what we consider a clean level," Bingham said.
More than four years after the meth bust, Bailey said meth residue continues to drip down walls, coming down from the attic. The streaks are easily visible on the bathroom walls and inside the cabinets.
Bailey should have known that a meth lab was in this house before she bought it. Property owners are required to tell potential buyers on the official disclosure statement. But Bailey said on her paperwork, the "No" box was checked on the line that covers meth.
Bailey bought the house from Jay and Marie Schroeder, Gulfport realtors who owned the property. According to a letter from the Gulfport Police Department, the Schroeders also owned the home at the time of the meth bust.
On August 6, 2007, the Gulfport Police Department's Special Operations Narcotics Division sent the Schroeders a letter to inform them that a meth lab was discovered in and about the residence at 2407 Middlecoff Drive. The police department advised the Schroeders that the home should be cleaned and sterilized by professionals to avoid any sickness related to possible toxins remaining in the home.
Bailey said she shared what she learned with Jay Schroeder and he promised to cover the costs for the tests.
"When we gave him the results, he still did nothing about it," Bailey recalled. "I started seeking attorneys because I needed help to get this matter taken care of. I was requesting him just to give me back to what I gave him for this house. I wasn't asking for nothing more."
I spoke with Marie Schroeder on the telephone and she said she had no comment and hung up.
I also spoke with Jay Schroeder's attorney, who told me he could not comment because Bailey is suing the Schroeders.
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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