Friday, August 1 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:52:34 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
Dead sea turtles have been washing up along the beach from Biloxi to Waveland. So far this year, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has responded to nearly 40 dead turtles, ten in the past few days. The majority of the turtles found dead have been young.
"There's a number of things it could be," IMMS Ecologist Andy Coleman, Ph.D. "Always in the background you have the ghost of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It could be fishery related, as well."
IMMS Director Moby Solangi, Ph.D., said the cold winter could have also played a factor in the recent deaths.
"These are cold blooded animals," Solangi said. "It could be the cold water temperature. It could be they haven't had any food, but it is very unusual. This is the stranding season, but it is unusual to see a big spike."
Hoping to find out what is causing the deaths, IMMS staff members examine every turtle found very carefully. The more they are able to learn about the Kemp's Ridleys, the more the non-profit can do to save the endangered species.
"What we are losing are future generations of turtles that could be contributing to the recovery of the species," Coleman said. "So what we are doing here with our federal and state partners are trying to figure out the answers."
Another important way IMMS helps to prevent the sea turtles from becoming extinct is by rehabilitating injured ones found in South Mississippi. Every year, IMMS saves about 100 sea turtles.
"What we try to do is respond to the injury, make sure they can feed on their own and then get them back in their natural habitat as soon as possible," Coleman said.
That can take anywhere from two weeks to two months.
IMMS has also seen a spike in dolphin deaths this year. So far, 29 dolphins have been reported dead in South Mississippi
If you happen to come across a dead or injured sea turtle or dolphin, you are asked to call IMMS at 1-888-SOS-DOLPHIN.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.