PEARL, Miss.- A Ridgeland teenager has been arrested at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 17-year-old was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana. Investigators say he was initially detained after tobacco slipped out of his pants... more »
PEARL RIVER- The victim of an explosion Sunday evening near Pearl River has been identified.
Authorities in St. Tammany Parish say 19 year-old Thomas James Rinkus Jr. was killed when a homemade explosive device detonated unexpectedly.
They say Rinkus and a 17 year-old, who was injured, were at... more »
FERRIDAY, La. - Search teams have found the body of a passenger in a boat that crashed into and collapsed a pier in Concordia Parish, trapping 52-year-old Larry Allen, of Pearl, Miss. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says people who saw the wreck about 12:15 a.m.... more »
BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have approved plans for operations to resume at a Bogalusa paper mill responsible for a massive fish kill in the Pearl River.
The Department of Environmental Quality said Monday that it had approved Temple-Inland's request for authorization to restart operations at the mill... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Trying to fight a huge fish kill in the Pearl River, authorities in Mississippi have temporarily increased discharges from the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
The action late Tuesday by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District was designed to increase fresh water in the river, dilute pollutants... more »