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 >>
Crews in Winston County have reportedly found the body of a missing 8-year-old, Tyler Tucker.
He was found about 1/3 of a mile north of the family home, around 3pm, Thursday.
Search crews from across the state faced several challenges to find little Tyler.
"You can only imagine a whole forest just intertwined with one another," said Philadelphia Fire Chief Pierce Clark. "Those guys may be crawling through it, over it, they may be walking over it. They may walking around it. May be on the ground one minute, 15 feet high the next."
Tucker had been missing since the EF 4 tornado that blew through on Monday.
His parents' bodies were also found about 1/3 of a mile away from the family's home, but a different location.
He had been missing since the EF 4 tornado that blew through on Monday.
East Louisville Baptist Church Pastor Mason Joy says he didn't want to believe it when he first heard the family was missing. He had just seen them the day before.
"This past Sunday right before the storm, the three of them came forward not only to join the church," said Joy. "But their son wanted to make his faith in Christ public and asked me to be baptized. So, that took place on Sunday."
Pastor Joy is trying to stay strong as the community around him is literally broken.
"In my own life and in the lives of my folks it's just to encourage them to remember, in the truest sense they didn't die," he said. "They are alive more now than they ever have before. And I didn't lose them because I know where they are."
Winston County likely received some of the most damage from the storms that blew across the south this week.
In a Thursday afternoon press conference, the mayor of Louisville said the town is grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers.
"72 hours removed it's just truly amazing what has taken place with complete and utter destruction all the way around us," said Mayor Will Hill.
The city remains under a boil water notice, and Winston County is under a curfew from 9pm to 6am.
Volunteer efforts are being organized at the Louisville Coliseum at 201 Ivy Avenue.Noxapater Volunteer Fire Department is also taking donations for storm victims in the county. They are also serving dinner there.
Young people were seen today donating bags of clothes at the site.
Utility crews are working daily throughout the county to fix fallen power lines.
Our crew reports the numerous trees laid down and uprooted all along US Business 15. The former Georgia Pacific plant appears now to be nothing but twisted metal.
More on the damage in Winston County on our evening newscasts.
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.