ATF agents point to Simon City Royals gang - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

ATF agents point to Simon City Royals gang

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie.  Did you see all those guns confiscated by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies?  We have pictures of the cache of weapons on WLOX.com.  How did those guns end up in Saucier and surrounding South Mississippi communities? You can read the story online right now.

During the news conference announcing 15 arrests, and thousands of rounds of confiscated ammunition, ATF agents pointed a finger at a gang called the Simon City Royals.  What we know about the Simon City Royals is this gang is apparently involved in the dealing of illegal drugs and other contraband, particularly in prisons where members are incarcerated.  Michelle Lady investigates the Royals on WLOX News at 6:00.

If you're following the John Edwards, then check out WLOX.com. The former presidential candidate was just found not guilty on one charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions. And the jury was deadlocked on the other five charges filed against Edwards. So, the judge declared a mistrial.

Leaders of the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission signed a long term lease this morning with Glastonbury Capital.  That company is now charged with developing Centennial Plaza.  The developer called the old VA site "a treasure," and said great care will be taken to preserve the historic buildings and ancient live oak trees which fill the property.  Steve Phillips attended the lease signing. His report is on WLOX News at 6:00.

We just learned some good news from Huntington Ingalls Industries. The shipbuilder has been awarded a $2.38 billion Navy contract for design and construction work on the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

What are fishermen charging you to gobble up fresh gulf shrimp?  We went down to the docks today and found out.  We have the latest shrimp prices on WLOX News at 10:00.

It could be a bumpy night for South Mississippi. A line of storms is racing this way.  Mike Reader is in the 24/7 weather center monitoring every weather development.  If you're going out tonight, or you want to follow the storms yourself, be sure you download our WLOX app on your smartphones and iPads.  Or check out the weather page on WLOX.com.

Have a good night.

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