Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is featured in an ad launched on Tuesday calling on residents to pressure their senators to support background checks for gun owners.
The Senate is expected to take up the measure later this week.
Giffords has become a gun-control advocate since January 2011, when she was wounded in a mass shooting while meeting with constituents in Tucson.
The ad is produced in association with Americans For Responsible Solutions, the new national organization founded by Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.
In the ad, Giffords, with Kelly, speaks directly to camera, interspersed with images of places like Aurora, CO; Newtown, CT; Tucson, AZ; and Oak Creek, WI, in the wake of mass shootings.
Giffords says in the ad, "We have a problem. Where we shop; where we pray; where our children go to school. But there are solutions we can agree on, even gun owners like us. Take it from me: Congress must act. Let's get this done."
The ad will air on cable channels in media markets throughout Arizona, home to Judiciary Committee member Senator Jeff Flake and Senator John McCain, who has expressed support for background checks in the past.
On Monday, Kelly testified in support of at least one of the seven gun-control bills before the Colorado Legislature in Denver.
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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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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