Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The commission charged with laying out a long-term recovery plan for Mississippi in the wake of the devastating oil spill wrapped up its report this week.
It's called the Mississippi Gulf of Mexico Commission. The group is made up of elected officials, scientists, and Coast business leaders. It's one of the commissions working with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to develop a long-term recovery plan for the region.
It lays out a long-term vision to help bolster and sustain the environmental and economic health of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. They're looking for public comment for the next 30 days.
From an economic perspective, one of the Commission members, Hancock Bank CEO John Hairston, told WLOX news that restoring tourism to pre-oil spill numbers is a high priority, especially this year.
"The oil leak image that we saw on virtually every news media outlet on a national and worldwide scale back in the summer time," Hairston said. "We took a big beating from that in tourism, but we had so many workers that were here because of the clean up that they provided a cushion against the damage that we would of otherwise felt in casinos, in hotel and restaurants."
"But next summer, those thousands of people aren't going to be here. So we're depending on absolute core tourism to come back. For that reason, it's very important we see revenues available to advertise the coast, that we put on events that attract people to come back. A number of people who come here every year, might not come this year because they found another place this summer, so we have to replace those visitors."
The commission is looking for public comment for the next 30 days.
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