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 >>
As what is
projected to be another potentially record-breaking winter approaches, doctors
from BluePearl Veterinary Partners
recommend taking certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn't suffer from cold-temperature
related injuries are among the easiest to prevent," said Dr.
Jennifer Pittman, a board-certified critical care specialist with Georgia
Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, in Georgia.
"By following these tips, people can help ensure their furry friends will
remain a little safer this winter."
Similar to when it is hot outside,
never leave your pet alone in a car during cold weather either. In the winter,
a car holds in the cold like a refrigerator and your pet could potentially
freeze to death.
Dogs and cats get frostbite! Any dog
or cat who is exposed to very cold temperatures for more than brief periods of
time can develop frostbite. If pets begin to shiver or their ears, tail,
and feet show signs of frostbite such as redness in the early stages and pale,
white or patches in more advanced cases of frostbite, bring them inside
Antifreeze is highly
toxic to people and animals. Cats and dogs are attracted to its sweet smell
and taste, and will often sample some if left out in a container or spilled on
the garage floor. If you suspect that your pet has come into contact with
antifreeze, contact your veterinarian immediately. The success of treatment to
antifreeze exposure depends on quick action.
Much like humans, damp and cold
weather can aggravate symptoms associated with arthritis in dogs and cats. If
your pet is having trouble getting up or laying down, walking the stairs, or
has started to cry when being picked up, a visit to the veterinarian is in order.
Never medicate your dog or cat with human prescriptions or over-the-counter
medications without consulting your veterinarian first. Most of them are toxic
for pets; numerous arthritis treatments are available for them. Also, your dog
or cat deserves a comfortable bed. Several pet and feed stores carry safe
heated floor mats or non-electric warm bedding.
Pets need to have fresh water at all
times. If you leave water outside for your pets, be sure it does not
Outdoors on cold days, animals may seek
shelter near something warm like a car engine. If an animal is near the engine
when the car is started, serious injury can occur.
Starting a car to warm it up in a
garage will trap carbon monoxide. It can only take a few minutes for a small
pet to die in a sealed garage with a car running.
During winter months, rodents are
often attracted to the warmth of homes. Make sure poisons and rodenticides are
out of reach of pets.
don't often experience snow and ice here in Georgia, if we do, it's important
to take precautions for your pet," Pittman said. "It may look like fun to let
your dog take a ‘snow play day' too, however, ice and snow can accumulate
between your pet's toes causing irritation and pain. Additionally, salt or
de-icers can cause irritation to the paws and pets can become ill if they lick
those chemicals off their feet. A simple rule to remember should be if it's too
cold for you, it's probably too cold for your pet."
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 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.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:08:24 GMT
State senator Chris McDaniel made a stop in Hattiesburg Tuesday to ask supporters for their help in his potential election challenge. McDaniel, who still has not conceded the June 24 runoff, spoke toMore >>
State senator Chris McDaniel made a stop in Hattiesburg Tuesday to ask supporters for their help in his potential election challenge.More >>
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