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Scamp the Tramp is the Champ

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 Behold, the worlds ugliest dog, Scamp the Tramp

Scamp the Tramp, the Champ of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest(photo by Will Bucquoy)

Scamp was a stray found on the streets of Compton, Calif. “Scamp defines ugly with cute, winning all of our hearts. Let’s all paws for a moment and celebrate the World’s Ugliest Dog: Scamp!” long-time returning judge, Kerry Sanders said in a statement.

The purpose of the annual event, held in Petaluma, Calif., is to call attention to stray animals and adoptions shelters for those strays.

“For nearly 30 years, the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest has been a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet,” event organizers said. “Dogs of all breeds and sizes have warmed our hearts and filled our lives with unconditional love. This world-renowned event celebrates the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique.”

Locally, you can find stray animals for adoption at the Vicksburg Animal Shelter located at 100 Old Mill Rd. Call (601) 636-6982 for information.

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Expanded shooting video shows many more shots fired than originally reported

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The home video that recorded the sound of gunshots has been expanded to capture the entire event. The expanded video clearly records many more shots than the original video. Here is the video, how many shots do you hear?

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Warren County’s Briggs and Garrard rescued three unconscious men from certain death at Satartia gas leak

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MEMA Drone photo of the Satartia gas line explosion site.

Warren County’s Gerald Briggs and Shane Garrard saved three men from certain death in the Satartia gas leak incident last night.

The three men were found unresponsive in a vehicle near the site of the explosion that caused a large area near Satartia to be evacuated.

At 7:35 p.m. on Saturday night, word came in to the E-911 call center that a gas line has exploded near Satartia, and toxic gas was being leaked into the area. The carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide leak let more than 220 barrels of gas loose into the community. The lack of wind and cool weather caused the toxic cloud to stay in the area for several hours.

First responders from several local and state agencies sped to the area to assist in minimizing the impact of the gas. Warren County Fire Coordinator Gerald “Jerry” Briggs and 911 Director Shane Garrard were among those who responded. Briggs and Garrard suited up in their HAZMAT gear to search the area near the gas leak.

While driving a gravel road near the explosion site they saw an occupied vehicle. The three occupants of the vehicle were slumped and non-responsive. They broke a window to gain access, did what they could to treat them on the scene, and then quickly moved them to a rescue vehicle for transport to a safer area.

Briggs could be heard on the radio saying, “Coming in hot,” indicating to rescue units he and Garrard were coming back to the staging area with distressed victims.

All three are expected to fully recover from their exposure to the toxic gas.

Garrard and Briggs went back to look for more victims and worked the exposure area throughout the night looking for more victims. The explosion eventually caused 45 to be hospitalized and 300 residents were evacuated.

Shane Garrard and Jerry Briggs are two of Warren County finest. They are undisputed heroes who saved three unconscious men from certain death in Satartia last night.

Shane Garrard with his family (photo from his social media)

Fire Boss Jerry Briggs with his boss Kelly Suzanne (photo by David Day)

 

 

 

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MDOT closing Hwy. 465 at 5 p.m. Sunday

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MDOT will be closing Mississippi Highway 465 at Eagle Lake at 5 p.m. today due to flooding concerns.

The road will be closed from the intersection with U.S. Highway 61 to the Backwater Levee Road. Anyone caught going around barricades will be cited for disregard of a traffic control device.

Light traffic can use the Backwater Levee. Large trucks and commercial vehicles are directed to travel through Onward to the Main Line Levee.

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