Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:06:03 GMT
On Tuesday, a public hearing was held about the controversial TANF drug testing law. Implementation of this law has been delayed. Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had sinceMore >>
Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had about the TANF drug testing law since the legislative session.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:48:33 GMT
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died. Joseph Barnett's attorney, Katie Dickerson, confirmed that Barnett died at a Jackson hospital around 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. BarnettMore >>
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:03 GMT
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the narcotics unit has conductedMore >>
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. More >>
Erik Rickman vividly recalls the night of April 19, 2013. He was riding his motorcycle to South Mississippi to visit his girlfriend when something completely unexpected happened. He says it was a night that changed his life.
"I was coming down here from Jackson, probably around 9:30 at night. I was coming down 49 on to 90 and I was coming around a little curve. There was a truck sitting in the crossover turn around. I was only doing about 40 miles per hour. When I got maybe 10 or 15 feet of them they just pulled across the road, as if maybe they never saw me in the first place," Rickman said.
"I was just laying there kind of panicking. I thought I had lost my legs. A lady stopped and starting talking with me. Asking me what my name was and she had told me she called 911 and that they would be there soon," Rickman said. "I don't know who she is. I just know that she saved my life, man."
When asked if there was anything she could do for him, Rickman simply asked her to call his girlfriend. From his phone, she did just that and talked with her until paramedics arrived.
"Paramedics said that the lady gave him my phone. One of the police officers came in the ambulance and gave me a breathalyzer, but no one said anything about this woman. I searched the police report and she's not even listed as a witness or anything," Rickman said.
Though the bike looks relatively okay, the injuries of the rider tell a different story. He broke both legs, both wrists and his pelvis. He was in such bad shape that Rickman said he doesn't remember what direction the woman came from, or what she even looked like. What he does know is she saved his life.
"She kept me from getting run over. It's dark out there on the highway and I was wearing all black. Just her being there kept me from being run over. I just wanted to thank her," Rickman said.
Rickman also credits the team at Memorial Hospital for helping him through his recovery. He said they've been amazing and he couldn't have done it without them.
Rickman is expected to make a full recovery and head back home to Jackson very soon.
Monday, July 14 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:46:49 GMT
The state auditor's office has begun the process of reviewing the city of Hattiesburg's annual audit, according to spokesperson Brett Kittredge. "There were some serious findings, and that's why theyMore >>
A letter dated July 11to auditor Stacey Pickering from council president Kim Bradley said the independent review was sought "to verify the audit findings and to determine whether the qualified opinions are merited."More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:27:59 GMT
On this day in history - July 23rd, 1962 - Walter Cronkite gives the first public transatlantic television broadcast.Telstar 1, launched by NASA from a Delta rocket, made the broadcast possible. UnlikeMore >>
Walter Cronkite gives the first public transatlantic television broadcast.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:10:38 GMT
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. The Grand Jury returned "no true bills" for murder against Gregory Nix andMore >>
Two Laurel men who were charged with murder have now been released from jail after a Grand Jury no billed their murder charges. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:10:22 GMT
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry. "Southern Miss is theMore >>
Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry.