Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:06:11 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in a search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someone over for a traffic violation and the person fled after the deputy found evidence in the car that the person may be involved in possible burglaries or ID fraud.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:59:40 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
Construction crews are playing an intense game of beat the clock, trying to replace the bridge over the Bay of St. Louis that Katrina took away.
"We're remaining on the schedule we anticipated and we hope to beat it," project superintendent Frank Flannelly said.
The old bridge stood about 30 feet tall. The new bridge, at its highest point, will tower at 85 feet high. The four lane bridge will include a bike and pedestrian path, plus two emergency lanes.
"Right now we're demolishing the old bridge. And we're in the process of opening up the channel so that while we're demolishing the old bridge, we can be driving pilings and erecting the new bridge at the same time. So we'll be passing each other with the new structure as they demolish the old."
Repairs to the Bay Bridge following Hurricane Camille cost about $9.2 million. Replacing the entire bridge following Katrina's damage will cost a whopping $260 million. But the cost isn't what bothers most drivers, who are now forced to travel up to 50 minutes to go around the bridge.
"It's a tremendous inconvenience. It probably triples my ride into Bay St. Louis," Henderson Point Resident Clifford Green said.
"I have a lot of friends over in Bay St. Louis," Pass Christian resident Robert Gillaspie said. "You have to go all the way through Delisle, I-10 to 603, and back down, then come back up. So rather than do that, I just don't go over there that much. In fact, I haven't been over there in about three months."
To weary motorists, the sounds of busy construction crews are a sign of hope.
"A better feeling knowing that something's happening and knowing we're that much closer to having the bridge back," Green said.
Some temporary relief is in the works for motorists now forced to travel around the bridge. Ferry boat service is being studied for the area.
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