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Breaking News: Another dead, two hospitalized after allegedly smoking Spice
Another person died Saturday and two more individuals have been hospitalized--one of which is in a coma--after allegedly smoking a bad batch of synthetic narcotics (Spice), authorities said Saturday.
Apr 19, 2015, 00:23

‘Spice’ cocktail leads to overdose
A Hancock County man died Friday morning after allegedly taking a cocktail of narcotics including synthetic marijuana.
Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said Friday that Robert "Bucky" Redford, 33, was found dead at a residence on Copiah Street about 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Friday that deputies responded to a report of a possible overdose at the home about 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Redford was unresponsive and lying on a couch, Grannan said.
Apparently, Faulk said, Redford had recently ingested several types of narcotics.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:06

Bay P.D. officers ‘Walk a Mile in her Shoes’ to raise awareness for Women’s Center
Officers of the Bay St. Louis Police Department participate in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in Biloxi, sponsored by the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence.

A man never stands so tall as when he puts on a pair of high heels – six male Bay St. Louis police officers on Friday put on bright red, designer pumps for a stroll on the Biloxi beach for the fourth annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event, sponsored by the Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence.
More than 200 people from all "walks" of life participated in Friday's event, walking a mile in high heels from the Biloxi Lighthouse pier in order to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
The Gulf Coast Women's Center is creating a Hancock County office, and Bay Police Chief Mike De Nardo is a member of the Hancock Advisory Board shepherding the process.
"We're part of the task force," De Nardo said Friday after the event. "The guys and I were talking and ... we thought it would be a good idea to go and show our support.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:05

Woman gets four years for 3rd felony DUI
Heather Lee Bullock

A Diamondhead woman this week was sentenced to four years in prison for a felony DUI in 2013 when she had her then 10-year-old son in the vehicle with her.
Heather Lee Bullock, 46, pled guilty in circuit court Tuesday to felony DUI third-offense.
Circuit Judge Chris Schmidt accepted Bullock's plea and sentenced her to four years in jail.
On March 15, 2013, Bullock was driving on Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis with her son in the vehicle, Daniel said.
When she was approaching Beach Blvd., a police officer observed Bullock's vehicle driving erratically, Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:04

Bay holds off on employee raises
Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame wants to give some city employees pay raises; however, the city council is taking a more cautious approach.
Last week, the council shot down a request to give three employees raises.
Fillingame brought up the idea once again at a workshop Wednesday evening.
This time, Fillingame presented the council with a list of 14 employees who would get raises.
That list was not furnished to the public.
The council did not vote on the request because it was only a workshop, but council members did discuss the issue at length, Councilman-at-Large Mike Favre said.
"We want to make sure that we have the money before we give out raises," Favre said. "We want to give all of our employees raises, not just a select few.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:03

Jury finds for doctors in wrongful death suit
A Hancock County jury on Wednesday sided with two Hancock Medical Center doctors who were being sued for the alleged wrongful death of a woman in 2011.
The trial of the family and estate of the late Patricia Spurlock against Benjamin Marble, M.D., and F. Collins Knight, M.D. Marble was dismissed from the case on April 17, 2014. However, Ronald F. Kellum, M.D., was later added as a defendant.
The trial began April 8 in Hancock County Circuit Court and lasted a full week.
In the suit, Spurlock's daughters Robin Gill and Erica Guidry claim that "At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2011, Patricia Spurlock, a 59-year-old female, presented to the emergency department at Hancock Medical Center complaining of severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea."

Apr 17, 2015, 19:02

Routine traffic stop leads to Waveland heroin arrest
Narcotics agents recently seized several aluminum foil bags of black-tar heroin after a traffic stop in Waveland.

Hancock County sheriff's deputies recently arrested a local man for alleged possession of several packages of heroin.
According to a press release from Hancock County Narcotics Commander Jeremy Skinner, Justin Delle, 35, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Delle's arrest stems from a traffic stop by the Waveland Police Department on April 1 on Kiln-Waveland Cutoff Road.
During the stop, officers observed Delle--who was a passenger in the vehicle--acting "suspicious," Skinner said.
Officer discovered several aluminum foil bags which contained heroin, Skinner said.
Hancock County narcotics agents were called to assist and Delle was arrested, Skinner said.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:01

‘Light of Hope’ – CASA of Hancock County shines light on the dark world of child abuse
From left: Dr. John Wyble, National CASA Association; Timothy Kellar, Hancock County Chancery Clerk; Polly Cuevas, CASA Advocate of the Year; Cynthia Chauvin, CASA’s executive director; Rebecca Woodcock, DHS Worker of the Year; Youth Court Judge Elise Deano; Mike Smith, mayor of Waveland; and Chad Whitney, Outstanding Community Professional.

On Tuesday, CASA of Hancock County held its 2nd Annual “Light of Hope” Community Awareness event in the board room of the Hancock County Board of Supervisors.
Events like this are held across the country each April in conjunction with Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month.
Nearly 100 were in attendance despite the downpour of all day showers. Hancock High’s ROTC under the direction of Major James presented the colors and Miss Leah Morris left the crowd speechless with her rendition of the National Anthem.
The National CASA Association’s Director of State Development, Dr. John E. Wyble gave the keynote address. Also during the event, the local CASA Program recognized three individuals for their outstanding service on behalf of the children in Hancock County.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:00

Chloé Harville is Echo Artist of the Week
Artist of the Week Chloé Harville, a.k.a. “Amira,” performs on Second Street in Bay St. Louis in front of the Mockingbird Cafe during the recent ArtsAlive! celebration.

Artist of the Week Chloé Harville, a.k.a. “Amira,” is a conceptual fine art photographer who is obsessed with glamour, sparkles, and depicting adult fairy tales full of childlike whimsy.
Also, she is a Middle Eastern dance performer/instructor, a member of Raw Oyster Marching Club and loves dogs and opossums.
Throughout her adolescence she tagged along with her father on commercial and landscape photo shoots rolling her eyes at his teaching attempts.
She also stayed busy dancing with the Delta Festival Ballet, Biloxi City Ballet and Coast Youth Ballet Academy and has taken many intensive workshops.
Upon attending Mississippi State University she followed in her mother’s footsteps and studied art and started belly dancing.
It was at State that she fell in love with both photography and the natural movements of Middle Eastern dance.

Apr 17, 2015, 18:59

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