A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.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 >>
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More than 200 officers from across the state are in Biloxi for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. One of the hot topics for discussion is House Bill Two.More >>
More than 200 officers from across the state are in Biloxi for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. One of the hot topics for discussion is House Bill Two. In just two weeks, any adult in Mississippi will be able to carry a gun for all to see.More >>
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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 >>
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(WMC-TV) - Detectives found more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment of a trailer Tuesday. According to the affidavit, the suspect, Jerry Pomilla, was driving a Chevy Silverado pickupMore >>
Detectives found more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment of a trailer Tuesday.More >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
A major project intended to pump new life into the heart of Pass Christian is nearing completion. The city received $10.5 million in federal grant money to spruce up its downtown That money is paying for new drainage, sidewalks and more in between Fleitas Avenue and Hiern Avenue ,and as far north as Second Street.
Mayor Chipper McDermott said although construction is winding down, the flurry of downtown activity is just beginning.
"The roads are a little torn up right now," said business owner Thomas Genin. "Like any construction project, people hit delays. Especially digging the ground up and putting pipe in the ground and drains and all that."
Mayor McDermott said drivers will see their patience pay off once the downtown street revitalization is complete in about two months. Crews are almost done with the water, sewer, and drainage. Next comes the aesthetic work.
"The new sidewalks, and curb and gutter, and the tree wells, and the decorative lights," said Mayor McDermott. "It's going to really make it look nice when that's through.
Several businesses around downtown are either under construction or permitted. The mayor said many more are waiting for construction to finish to make their move into downtown.
"When they see the new and shiny city, it inspires people to open businesses," the mayor said. "We've got a gentleman building some businesses and another piece of land right next to it is under contract. So when you shine it up and make it look good, then it's more incentive for somebody to come in and open some businesses and get some activity going."
Thomas Genin is enthusiastic about new commerce coming into the city.
"I think once it's finished, it will be a remarkable difference," he said. "Then it will definitely make the property better, give it more street appeal. Hopefully, the people that own property and the people who want to purchase property will be encouraged to break ground sooner, as opposed to later."
The owners of Shaggy's Restaurant say they're confident about the future of the downtown area. In fact, they're breaking ground on their fourth Pass Christian business in about two weeks.
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