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Silver alert issued for Diamondhead man
William Renfrow

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 81-year-old William Renfrow of Diamondhead, Mississippi. Mr. Renfrow is described as a white male, five feet, eight inches tall with light brown hair and brown eyes, weighing 108 pounds. He was last seen about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 in the 1400 block of Metairie Road in Metairie, Louisiana.
Family members say Mr. Renfrow suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgement. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. William Renfrow contact the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641.

Aug 18, 2017, 13:31

Alleged 'puppy beater' arrested for assault, drugs
Louis Ladner

Police in Slidell last week arrested a Kiln man who allegedly "kicked and beat" a puppy for 10 minutes and then stuffed the animal in the trunk of his car at the Slidell Warmart while he went shopping.
Two days later, deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office arrested four people at the man's home and discovered a large amount of methamphetmines, authorities said Wednesday.
According to a press release from the Slidell Police Department, SPD responded to a report of animal cruelty at Walmart at about 4 a.m. on Aug. 11.
Witnesses told police that a man--later identified as Louis Brent Ladner, 39, of Kiln--repeatedly kicked and beat a pit bull puppy.
"They heard a dog screaming bloody murder," the press release said. "Witnesses said he beat the puppy for about ten minutes."

Aug 18, 2017, 10:35

Tammy Brady – the Sea Coast Echo Law Enforcement Officer of the Week
Our Law Enforcement Officer of the week is Tammy Brady of the Bay St. Louis Police Department. Brady, a civilian employee, was nominated for the honor by Chief Daren Freeman, who also nominated her for the department’s Employee of the Quarter.”Your work ethic and dedication has not gone unnoticed by myself and your peers,” Freeman told Brady in an official letter. “During the past year you have taken on more responsibilities and tasks without hesitation or complaining. We have observed you working on Sundays and after hours on more than one occasion to make sure the job gets done. Your efforts to streamline our paperwork and the daily operations of the Department has allowed us to run more efficient and become more professional.
Aug 16, 2017, 09:19

UPDATE: Hancock man jailed for attempted murder
Local authorities on Friday investigate a crash near the Clermont Harbor Fire Department. The crash was a culmination of a series of events, during which, authorities said a local man fired two shots at a woman's ace. The person detained in this photo was later released. He was not the shooter.

Hancock County Sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a local man after one apparently fired two shots into a woman's car during what police described as a "domestic dispute."
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Tuesday that Charles Mueller, 32, was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder.
According the Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glen Grannan, Mueller had spotted his ex-girlfriend driving on the highway in a small blue SUV at about 2:50 p.m. on Friday.
Mueller began to follow the woman and--as the vehicles neared Highway 90 and Lower Bay Road--Mueller fired two shots into her car, Grannan said.
The two vehicles then traveled down Lower Bay Road with Mueller following the victim, officials said.

Aug 15, 2017, 18:39

Former pastor pleads guilty to molesting 15-year-old girl
David Thorne

A former pastor at a Picayune church on Monday pled guilty in Hancock County Circuit Court to twice molesting a girl in Hancock County in 2016.
David Thorne appeared in Hancock County Circuit Court Monday and pled guilty to one count of sexual battery and one count of touching a child for lustful purposes.
Circuit Court Judge Lisa Dodson accepted Thorne's plea, but deferred sentencing until Sept. 25.
Thorne had served as a worship and youth pastor at the Goodyear Baptist Church in Picayune before his arrest in March 2016. He is no longer with the church, officials said.

Aug 15, 2017, 18:38

Sixty pot plants seized
Photo courtesy of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Wayne Slusser was arrested on Monday and charged with cultivation of marijuana.

Hancock County Sheriff's deputies on Monday arrested a Bayside Park man in connection with a search warrant that yielded 60 marijuana plants.
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Tuesday that Wayne Slusser was arrested on Monday and charged with cultivation of marijuana.
According to Adam, deputies had received information recently about marijuana plants being grown at a residence on Granada Street in Bayside Park.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the property and went to the residence on Monday afternoon, Adam said.
Nobody was home when deputies arrived, he said.

Aug 15, 2017, 18:37

BWSD extends contract for Landry and McCraw
After a two-hour executive session, the Bay-Waveland School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted 3-2 to extend the contracts of Superintendent Vikki Landry and BWSD Business Manager Jon McCraw until June 30, 2021.
Board President Mike Bell said the board held executive session to discuss Landry and McCraw’s performance and contracts.
Trustee Mark Kidd made the motion to extend McCraw’s contract, seconded by Trustee Joan Thomas.
During the vote, Trustee Casey Favre voted "no."
He said the item -- Landry and McCraw’s contracts -- was not placed on the agenda. He said he believes it is the intent of the Open Meetings Act that “these matters be publicized to the public prior to being discussed.”

Aug 15, 2017, 18:35

Two charged with stealing guns, equipment from Boy Scout camp
Hancock County sheriff's deputies last week, arrested two men who allegedly broke into a house at the Salmen Boy Scout camp and stole 11 guns, equipment, and other items, Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Tuesday.
According to Adam, a burglary at the camp was reported last week.
"There is a house at the camp that is used by various people during some of their events," Adam said. "The house had been broken into and several items were taken, including 11 rifles."
Adam said deputies began getting tips about the robbery, and later in the week, received a call that two men were detaining one of the suspects on Cameron Road.

Aug 15, 2017, 18:32

OLA receives $100K donation from the late Edmond Fahey III and Princess T. Fahey
From left, Mr. Edmond Fahey, III and Mrs. Princess T. Fahey.

On August 9, 2017, Mrs. Jeanne Sampognaro, beneficiary of Princess Fahey’s Estate and Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, presented Our Lady Academy (OLA) with a $100,000.00 donation in memory of the late Princess T. Fahey and her son, Mr. Edmond Fahey III.
Jeanne explained that it was first the intention of Edmond’s Great Uncle, Bishop Leo Fabian Fahey, to bestow a significant monetary contribution to OLA, but as a member of the clergy he did not have the available funds. In honoring and supporting the Bishop’s intention, Edmond Fahey III bequeathed the donation to OLA in his last will and testament.
As Jeanne began to share the personal history of the Faheys, one could feel her devotion and admiration to the family. Jeanne was a lifeline and a dedicated caretaker to Princess.

Aug 15, 2017, 18:31

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