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 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 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 >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The impression some first time visitors have to Gulfport is heading south from the airport down Highway 49. It is not a very attractive first image. What they see is a proliferation of signage, power poles and billboards.
Mayor George Schloegel is convinced the city can do better.
He points to a deal between the city and the large outdoor sign company, Lamar. The city will allow them to erect some electronic billboards, but with restrictions.
"They have agreed for every electronic sign that they install in the places permitted, to remove six existing billboards in our city," the mayor said.
Another sign of progress is the city's environmental court, created less than a year ago to get people with derelict properties to clean them up.
"We have had about 3,600 corrections made through environmental court, and all but 60 were made voluntarily, once we notified the owner that we had a problem," Schloegel said.
The mayor pointed out that inspectors are going through block by block, finding what structures need to be dealt with and notifying the owners to get it fixed.
The Markham Hotel is one major eyesore problem the city is still working to resolve. Once a landmark, the building now sits empty and decaying. The building has been condemned, but the owner has taken the city to court.
Mayor Schloegel said getting that case resolved is a top priority.
As of January 3, 2011, the city will also have a 311 phone line. Anyone who wishes can simply call 311 and be connected directly with the city.
The mayor, who insists he will only serve for one term, told us he is pleased with the progress being made. Nevertheless, he also conceded there is a long way to go.
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