Friday, May 24 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:35:10 GMT
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:16:06 GMT
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day. 12th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival The Lizana Community's very own St. Ann's CatholicMore >>
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Before a large crowd at the Isiah Fredericks Community Center, the news was well received: $132 million is coming to South Mississippi for housing repair and rehab. Governor Haley Barbour said those who need the help the most will be the ones getting it.
"It'll be for residents who have had problems or have been unable to repair their Katrina damaged homes to habitable conditions, even though they may have received some private assistance, their FEMA assistance," Gov. Barbour said.
One of those people is Occletta Norwood. She owns a Gulfport home that has a leaky roof and other damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. It's a home she can not afford to fix, so this program is just was she needed.
"It would be a good blessing, a real blessing that we have somebody to care about us and will see that we get back to where we came from," Norwood said.
As many as 5000 homeowners could be helped under the program. Dozens of them were on hand Monday for the announcement.
While the exact details of this program have yet to worked out, one thing was very clear: It's a bi-partisan effort on the part of the Obama administration and the Barbour administrations to get money into the hands of people who clearly need help after Katrina.
"No party has a claim to justice, no party has a claim to right or wrong," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said. "It is only when we put aside our differences and work across party lines, work across geographic and racial lines that we come to justice that we're celebrating today."
State officials hope to have details of the application process finished by the middle of this week. Applicants should be able to apply in person or online. The deadline is January 31, 2011.
Contractors who do the repair work will be paid directly by the state, to reduce any chance of fraud. The highest grant award will be $75,000.
This new agreement also means a lawsuit filed against HUD by coast housing advocates over the diversion of housing assistance money to pay for expansion at the Port of Gulfport has been dropped.
Click here to see more information on the plan submitted by the Mississippi Development Authority.
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