Thursday, December 5 2013 11:06 AM EST2013-12-05 16:06:32 GMT
The 16 year old girl involved in one of two Covington County car crashes Wednesday afternoon has died. All others involved have injuries. Kaylan Ainsworth was extracted from her car and airlifted to theMore >>
A 16-year-old girl involved in one of two Covington County car crashes Wednesday afternoon has died. All others involved have injuries.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:38 PM EST2013-12-05 03:38:22 GMT
Around 5:40 p.m. a call was made to the Hattiesburg Police Department reporting of shots fired at the Wendy's across the street from Cloverleaf Mall. Officers arrived to the scene find one person hadMore >>
Around 5:40 p.m. a call was made to the Hattiesburg Police Department reporting of shots fired at the Wendy's across the street from Cloverleaf Mall.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:44 AM EST2013-12-05 16:44:22 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Sixty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators treatedMore >>
Sixty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff were recently honored for their years of service to the college. More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-05 14:15:24 GMT
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain. "It's like my world fell from underneath meMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes five people and more arrests could be on the way. Her aunt still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain.More >>
There's one less item on the list when it comes to what is public record in Mississippi. That's thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant. People who have a gun permit for a concealed weapon, along with information about where they live, is no longer for the public eye.
"The idea that we would produce your name and perhaps other personal information about you is something we're going to remove," Bryant said.
Bryant put his name on the legislation late Monday afternoon, saying allowing the information to be public violates the privacy of gun owners.
"It seems to be an attack on honest gun owners going on across this country," Bryant said.
The bill comes after a newspaper in New York published the names and addresses of people who have concealed weapons permits. It got overwhelming support in both chambers and includes an amendment that the information be turned over only through a court order.
As the bill made its way through the capitol, opponents were concerned it could become a slippery slope in removing transparency from state government. Bryant says that's not the case.
"We don't want criminals knowing where the guns are kept, who has them and where their home is and secondly, I think it puts a chilling effect on anyone that might want to go and get a concealed carry permit, thereby violating their second amendment rights to keep and bear arms," Bryant said.
Currently there are two pending public records requests seeking the information the law now blocks. The Department of Public Safety has yet to honor either one, essentially delaying the decision until the law took hold. Bryant says those types of requests are concerning and should be denied.
"It's a very slippery slope to start releasing detailed, specific information about American citizens," Bryant said.
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:36 PM EST2013-12-06 00:36:24 GMT
A multi-agency drug sweep called "Operation Wake-up Call" rounded up ten alleged drug dealers from both poplarville and the Pearl River Community College Campus. The Poplarville Police Department asMore >>
A multi-agency drug sweep called "Operation Wake-up Call" rounded up ten alleged drug dealers from both poplarville and the Pearl River Community College Campus.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:10 PM EST2013-12-05 23:10:23 GMT
A Jones County woman and five children are homeless after a fire destroyed their home Tuesday. The initial call came in to the Southwest Jones Volunteer Fire Department around 1:35 p.m. Crews were ableMore >>
A Jones County family of eight are homeless after a fire of unknown causes destroyed their home Tuesday afternoon.More >>
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