Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:54:17 GMT
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County may Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state. Advocates believe stiffer penalties would go a longMore >>
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County many Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:13:43 GMT
Turtle Creek Mall partnered with The Leaf Foundation on Saturday to host its first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in the upcoming Miss Mississippi pageant. Residents from allMore >>
Turtle Creek Mall partners with The Leaf Foundation to host first annual Memorial Day Weekend Autograph Party for contestants in upcoming Miss Mississippi Pageant. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyMore >>
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.More >>
Outraged victims and neighbors of serial cat killer Scott Andrew Graham were set to protest outside of the courthouse before his pretrial conference early Wednesday morning, but the case was yet again continued.
The case had already been postponed twice by his defense attorney in an alleged attempt to drag the case out with the intent of losing public and media interest over the appalling cruelty to neighborhood cats which spanned over a four- to five-year period.
Victims and concerned residents are requesting the termination of Mesa Animal Control officer Nick Cureton and his supervisor Diane Brady amid accusations that Cureton falsely stated one of the victims' families failed to identify their mutilated cat. This resulted in cruelty charges being dropped and Graham's release despite supposed overwhelming physical evidence gathered in his home, his vehicle and video documentation of Graham snatching the cat.
The victims group has also alleged Mesa police had information that Graham was following the resident who supplied surveillance footage showing Graham take their cat. Police falsely assured that person that Graham was locked up when, in fact, he was at home pursuant to posting bond.
Organizer Jan McClellan said, "False statements and evidence destruction are common in these cases. It's easier for law enforcement if the case is dropped - they don't have to work hard. Mesa Animal Control is corrupt with Brady at the helm, Cureton lying on reports, and police lying to those they are supposed to protect."
Graham's court appearance was set for 7:15 a.m. at the Mesa Municipal Court but has again been continued.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:34:55 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans Saturday, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
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 >>
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