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Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.More >>
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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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Tar balls are still washing up on the beaches of Hancock County. Some boaters think those tar balls are coming from what they say is oil in the Bay of St. Louis. But some local officials maintain what those fisherman saw is sea foam, not oil.
Boater Nick Signorelli was in the Bay of St. Louis for much of the day Thursday. He said he did see some sea foam, but the majority of what he saw was oil.
"It wasn't like regular sea foam that has a tan or white color," Signorelli said. "It was definitely a darker brown and had an oil sheen to it, and you seen smaller tar balls with in it."
Signorelli said the oil sheen he saw stretched from the Bay Bridge out to the Gene Taylor Reef.
"Saw various strands of oil about a mile long or so about four or five of them," Signorelli said.
Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Adam said the Emergency Operations Center had numerous calls about the same type of oil streaks Signorelli saw.
"We've had people go check it out and we had DEQ and U.S. Environmental go and all indications right now that it was sea foam," Adam said.
According to Adam, the DEQ will test some samples just to make sure they know exactly what it is.
"I've got to depend on the experts and hopefully they'll let us know."
As experts test what is in the water, Adam said he can confirm what is washing up on the county's beaches.
"As you can see all along through here, especially around the out falls, you have quit a few tar balls," said Adam.
Adam said oil and tar balls continue to wash ashore daily. Adam said he has not heard when MDEQ's results of the substance will be in. But said no matter what it is, crews will continue to clean the beaches.
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