safety

Fourth of July Firework Safety

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. What better way to commemorate the holiday than by popping fireworks? Although when handling fireworks, safety needs to be top priority. The…

Driving safely on icy bridges

As record-breaking cold weather continues to grip most of the country, many interstates and highways have been shut down due to icy conditions. With another shot of freezing temperatures possible this week, MDOT is urging drivers to…

Jackson County prepares for wintry weather

Road crews and law enforcement agencies in Jackson County spent the day preparing roads for chilly weathers. Over in Pascagoula, the 14th Street overpass was shut down at 7 p.m. as a precaution and crews salted the…

MDOT urges drivers to stay off roads

Sustained sub-freezing temperatures and waves of frozen precipitation in nearly every county have resulted in ice on roads and bridges. MDOT crews have been treating with salt, brine, and slag, but the effectiveness of those measures decreases…

Keeping pets safe in freezing weather

Keep your pets safe during the freezing days ahead. Tonight, as temperatures continue to drop, don’t forget to keep your furry four-legged friends dry and warm. If your pet is outdoors, remember to bring them inside. If…

Keeping safe during cold weather

When it gets cold like this and we think of fires, it’s usually about how to light one in our fire places, but when the temperature drops, potential fire hazards go up. In a matter of seconds,…

Prepping for possible wintery weather

Forecasters are saying there is a potential wintery precipitation in some parts of the south over the weekend, including some parts of Mississippi. While most of the year the only weather Gulf Coast residents have to worry…

Firework safety tips

If you plan on ringing in the new year with a bang by setting off fireworks here are a few tips to keep in mind to keep everyone safe. Biloxi Fire Department Deputy Chief Caleb Hudson tells…

Keep pets safe during NYE fireworks

Fireworks are fun and colorful for us, but the loud sounds scare our fur babies. The Humane Society of South Mississippi shares some tips and tricks to keep your pet calm while celebrating the new year with…

MDOT offers winter travel safety tips

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has some tips for drivers traveling this holiday season. Although South Mississippi may not experience your typical snowfall, weather conditions can change quickly, and they are prepared to respond to any winter…

The Goula Grinch returns for the holiday season

With the holidays in full swing and lots of holiday shopping that usually means the Goula Grinch starts to make headlines again in Jackson County. On Friday, November 20th, the Goula Grinch was granted parole due to…

MHP increasing law enforcement for the holidays

Mississippi Highway Patrol is beginning its 2020 holiday travel enforcement period today. MHP is looking to crack down on reckless driving while combating speeding and distracted driving issues. Starting earlier this morning and ending Sunday at midnight,…