It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. I've just been going through a report released by the Gulf Coast Tourism Partnership. It details how some of Mississippi's BP money has been spent so far.
Mississippi got $16 million from BP to help rebuild its oil soaked tourism industry. So far this year, more than $1.5 million in grants have been approved for a variety of tourism events. Click here to read the 27 page quarterly report for yourself.
We're still learning details about a pretty horrible accident on Cable Bridge Road this afternoon. A 17-year-old Gulfport resident died in that wreck. We just learned from the sheriff the victim's name is Jeffrey Alan Graham. Four others got rushed to area hospitals.
Doug Walker is at Parchman tonight. He's one of the media members chosen to witness the execution of Gary Carl Simmons. After the execution, Doug hopes to talk with family members of the Pascagoula man who Simmons killed. You'll see that story on WLOX News at 10:00.
By the way, this will be Mississippi's sixth execution this year.
And if you love cuddly dogs, then you need to watch WLOX News at 6:00. Michelle Lady went to the Humane Society of South Mississippi and checked on those 14 Chihuahua Terrier hybrids rescued from an abandoned home in George County.