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Gulfport man speaks out about gun raid fugitive's past crime

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie.  We've been updating WLOX.com all day, sharing every new tidbit of information we obtain about the explosion at Mississippi Phosphates.  The second explosion in two weeks killed a 20-year-old Moss Point man.  

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees and their families," a statement from the Jackson County industry said this afternoon.  Watch WLOX News at 6:00 and 6:30 for the latest on this morning's industrial accident.

Rebecca Powers uncovered a fascinating story about one of the fugitives linked to that gun raid in Saucier.  He apparently had a run-in four years ago with a Gulfport plumber.  Today, that plumber is talking about the injustice he felt he received after the fugitive served just six months in jail for a felony leaving the scene of an accident arrest.  You'll see that story on WLOX News at 6:00.

If you're a dog lover, we have a story that's just for you.  The American Kennel Club is back in Biloxi this weekend for its dog show.  Elizabeth Vowell has the story on WLOX News at 6:30, exclusively on our CBS channel.

And we got an admission today from the promoter of Party at the Point.  Elroy Talley sent us a letter that said the three-day music event in Biloxi didn't produce the results his promotion team expected.  Attendance may have been bleak.  Yet, Talley says he's excited about the future.  

"Our commitment and resolve to make this event a success has not wavered," he wrote.  You'll hear from Talley about his plans for 2013 on WLOX News at 10:00.

And although tropical storms - and even a hurricane - have already popped up in recent weeks, today is the first official day of the 2012 hurricane season. Are you ready? We've gathered storm preparation tips, maps, news and historical information online in our WLOX.com Hurricane Center.

We've also added tropical maps and alerts to our news and weather smartphone apps. Download the free apps today so you can easily stay in touch with WLOX News during a storm, and especially during an evacuation. 

This season marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Click here to read how that storm fundamentally changed the emphasis people put on hurricane preparedness. 

Have a great weekend.

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