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 >>
More damage is being revealed in the metro area in the days following Monday's fatal storm system. Some homes and businesses took major hits along the twister's path in Pearl and even the Capital City.
The EF-3 tornado's winds battered businesses along Highway 468 and South Pearson Road, where giant trees were toppled, crushing buildings like Willie's Wheels and K & K Upholstery.
On nearby Childre Road, U.S. Food's expansive facility was left with gaping holes, a peeled roof and metal ripped from the structure. Twisted metal sheets were found hundreds of yards away.
James Kershaw was working in an upholstery business when a 70 foot pecan tree landed on the building. The Vietnam veteran has operated in Pearl for 10 years.
"Since I've been here this is the second tornado," said Kershaw. "We had the hail last year and then we had the hurricane. So it's time for me to move."
On Old Whitfield Road, more homes were damaged. Tree are now implanted in roofs. Fences are mangled and property was destroyed around the area.
Wednesday, Entergy trucks were a welcome sight for Milton Brown who lost power Monday night. He has lived on Old Whitfield Road since 1965 and said this is the worse damage he's seen.
A tree fell through the center of his neighbor's home but he said no one was injured.
"I heard the wind blowing real heavy and it was then I heard a crack," said Brown whose riding lawn mower was crushed by one of the three fallen trees on his property. "And after I heard the crack, the house kinda shook a little bit."
Even south Jackson residents felt Mother Nature's wrath. A giant tree on Raymond Road fell on a home with one man and his children huddled in the dark.
Lisa Curry lives next door and said she heard a loud boom as the storm moved across the area. Three trees fell in her back yard. The largest toppled over, taking down two smaller trees. They narrowly missed her house.
"It felt like an earthquake," said Curry who has lived on Raymond Road for 13 years. "When I heard the tree fall I immediately got up. Me and my children were in the house and I yelled out to the guy next door and asked him was he ok. He told me everything was ok."
In the Garden Park Subdivision in south Jackson many homes were sparred serious damage along the tree lined streets. On Camillia Lane winds uprooted a tree that split a house for sale in the 2,000 block.
Cleanup also continues on Flowers Drive where many of fallen trees have been moved.
According to the National Weather Service, the tornado's track began along I-55 north and Elton Road in Jackson and ended near the Scott county line.
Meteorologist and Senior Forecaster Chad Entremont said the worst damage was on the north side of Richland and the south end of Pearl.
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.