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 >>
The mother of a fallen Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshot is claiming the state of Arizona, Yavapai County and the city of Prescott's negligence led to her son's death, and the attorney for Prescott is responding, saying her claims are without merit.
Marcia McKee filed a notice of claim with the city clerk last month, the first step in what could be a multi-million dollar lawsuit for the loss of her son, Grant McKee.
Attorney Larry J. Crown is representing the city of Prescott. In a letter to McKee's attorneys on Wednesday, Crown said the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) report, referenced by McKee, does not cite the city of Prescott as being at fault in the 19 firefighters' deaths.
"To the extent it is relied upon by Ms. McKee in her Amended Notice of Claim, the ADOSH report supports the city of Prescott's position that there is no merit to any claim against the city of Prescott for civil damages arising out of the Yarnell Hill Fire," Crown said in a letter to McKee's lawyer.
Marcia McKee's intent demands millions from 13 public parties including the city of Prescott, Yavapai County and the state of Arizona. Marcia McKee's attorneys are offering those parties a way out - in a $12 million settlement if they agree to pool the money together in one lump sum.
The notice states the Prescott Fire Department and the Forestry Division did not follow Standard Firefighting Orders.
Marcia McKee claims her son and his 18 fellow crew members died "because the city of Prescott, Yavapai County and the state of Arizona violated all 10 of the nationally recognized 'Standard Firefighting Orders.'"
The 10 Standard Firefighting Orders, as listed in the claim, are:
Keep informed on fire weather conditions and forecasts.
Know what your fire is doing at all times.
Base all actions on current and expected behavior of the fire.
Identify escape routes and safety zones and make them known.
Post lookouts when there is possible dangers.
Be alert. Keep calm. Think clearly. Act decisively.
Maintain prompt communications with your forces, your supervisor and adjoining forces.
Give clear instructions and insure they are understood.
Maintain control of your forces at all times.
Fight fire aggressively, having provided for safety first.
Marcia McKee claims her son's death was preventable.
A recent report deflects blame from any parties, but Marcia McKee's attorneys say the report is a "whitewash" and includes "misleading" information.[Click here to read the full report]
Crown also responded to notices of claim by Yarnell homeowners who say they suffered property damage and emotional stress from the fire and allege neglect by the city of Prescott.
"The city of Prescott is not liable to the Yarnell Homeowners Claimants because it did not act intentionally, recklessly or negligently with regard to that circumstances that are alleged to have resulted in property damage, lost income in some cases, and emotional distress damages," Crown said.
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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