Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Last week a report came out that said the average homeowner in America pays about $800 a year for homeowners insurance. But in South Mississippi, insurance agents tell us the average person pays much more, at least $3,000 for the same coverage. No doubt this is a hindrance for many Katrina victims who still need to rebuild.
And now there is more bad news. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety gave Mississippi only a four out of a possible one hundred score. We were the only state out of 17 that had a score in single digits. Alabama and Texas scored just 18 but our neighboring state of Louisiana scored a 73.
The report said after Katrina, Louisiana passed state legislation requiring mandatory code adoption and enforcement. However the report found in Mississippi there is virtually no regulatory process in place for building codes. South Mississippi's seven counties are required to enforce the wind and flood requirements of the 2003 International Residential Code. Otherwise, there is no statewide code.
State lawmakers can scoff at the report and say it really doesn't matter or they can get serious and adopt building codes and provisions that will help bring us in closer compliance with other surrounding states. If they don't, our high insurance rates will never go down.
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