Air Force cuts could mean $1M in lost salaries at Keesler

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. Steve Phillips wanted to delve deeper into the Pentagon's announcement that budget cuts may force Keesler Air Force Base to lose 10 C-130J aircraft. So, Steve talked with the commander of the 403rd Wing, the wing at Keesler that uses the C-130J.

Are you ready for this? The proposed transfer of those aircraft to another installation could mean the loss of more than 400 personnel and have an impact on one million dollars in lost salaries alone. Steve has more on this story on WLOX News at 6:00.

When the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center first opened, it was tucked away behind a couple of buildings that lined Highway 90. It was often difficult to see the museum from the beachfront. That's about to change. Elizabeth Vowell has details on WLOX News at 6:00.

Will you need a jacket or an umbrella when you line up to watch one of seven Mardi Gras parades across the coast this weekend? Meteorologist Carrie Duncan answers that question during her weather segments tonight.

I always like to remind my friends that you can be your own weather forecaster. Simply download the WLOX Weather app on your iPhones or your Android devices. You'll have radar information right at your fingertips.

To find out which parades roll on Saturday, and which parades roll on Sunday, visit our Mardi Gras parades link on WLOX.com.

Who are the best high school basketball teams in South Mississippi? A.J. Giardina and Dave Schroeder will be all over the coast tonight covering the division playoffs. Can Harrison Central beat Gulfport? Can Pascagoula beat Moss Point? Can St. Martin knock off Biloxi? Watch the highlights on WLOX News at 10:00.

Have a great weekend. I'll write to you again on Monday.