It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. You probably know this by now, because you're an avid WLOX viewer. In case you haven't been by a TV, or you haven't checked your WLOX 24/7 Weather app lately, that system in the Atlantic is now Tropical Storm Ernesto. And models still have it heading toward the Gulf of Mexico. But, it's still too far away to figure out if we're going to be Ernesto's target.
I just got off the phone with Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis. His department has apparently solved a string of 18 burglaries. Investigators arrested three teens. The 14, 15 and 16-year-olds reportedly stole cell phones, TVs, jewelry, cash and trucks from unsuspecting Moss Point homeowners. These burglaries were reportedly committed over the last 60 days. The chief told me two other suspects may be linked to these home break-ins.
At the Neshoba County Fair today, Governor Bryant said he was reviewing the plan just sent to him by the Mississippi State Port Authority. He also told the media what he's read so far about the port of the future has him encouraged. That report has the governor a lot more encouraged about the port of the future's progress.
"It lays out a really concise plan about how we're going to get there," Gov. Bryant said. "Now what I've got now is a roadmap that I can say here is what I'm going to tie in some dates. And I want to know for sure that you're going to reach those dates."
We received several emails and texts from renters at the Woodridge Estates Mobile Home Park in D'Iberville. The tenants all received eviction notices. And many of them feared they wouldn't be able to find another place to live. Doug Walker investigates this story on WLOX News at 6:00.
Don't forget, your vote today could help the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA win a new minivan. The club in Ocean Springs is among the finalists in the "Toyota 100 Cars for Good" contest. The winner will get a new Toyota Sienna. The coast "Y" needs the vehicle for various transportation needs. Its current fleet of vans is more than ten years old, and each van has more than 140,000 miles.
Here's the good news. The last time we checked, the club was leading the pack with 37% of the vote. You have until 10:59 tonight to vote. Just go to the WLOX Facebook page to find the link to vote.