It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. Governor Phil Bryant came to Biloxi today and announced his Restore Act advisory team. That team will help determine how BP cleanup money should be used. GoCoast 2020 will include more than 100 business, community, and elected leaders. The mission of this group is to develop a comprehensive plan that helps restore what the BP oil spill destroyed.
A federal judge accepted guilty pleas from former Hancock County Road Supervisor Roger Ladner and his wife Sharon. Roger Ladner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. The bribery allegation was related to Hurricane Katrina ditch cleaning projects. The 56-year-old Ladner could face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Glen Davis walked into a Hancock County courtroom today for his initial appearance. Davis is accused of killing Maurice Colley, and dumping the elderly Hancock County's man body in the trunk of his car. Investigators found Colley's body last March. They located Davis in Michigan two weeks ago, and brought him back to Bay St. Louis. We just learned the suspect's preliminary hearing is September 19.
Health Management Associates has a plan to replace the mothballed Gulf Coast Medical Center with a 144-bed hospital near I-10. Today, three local hospitals opposed to HMA's $133 million project presented their objections to the state health department. Singing River Health Systems, Memorial Hospital, and Garden Park Medical Center all had representatives in Jackson to argue against another hospital in the market.
Hey Saints fans, this Saturday, the Saints play on WLOX CBS. As we countdown to what we're calling "Destination: Dome", Dave Schroeder joins us tonight at 6:30 to look at how New Orleans is preparing for the 2012 season.
By the way, our special "Destination: Dome" airs Saturday night, 30 minutes before the Saints play the Houston Texans.