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According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.More >>
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A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
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Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day. 12th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival The Lizana Community's very own St. Ann's CatholicMore >>
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
When you think about growing a state's economy, most of us don't
think about health care. That is about to change. Governor Phil Bryant
was on the coast Friday morning launching a new initiative.
Bryant says the state needs 1000 new doctors. For each one, the
economic impact would be $2 million in buildings, staff, and equipment.
To train those doctors, Bryant said the states only teaching hospital
needs a $40 million upgrade.
"We must get started immediately on
that building if we're going to have the physicians necessary in the
field," the governor said.
This study was conducted by the
Mississippi Economic Council. The governor wants to make sure it's not
put on a shelf and forgotten.
"There will be a leadership
organization across the state made up of medical community experts that
will help us come together on a continuing basis to make sure the plan
is put into place," Bryant explained.
Expanding health care
opportunities in the state makes for good business. Blake Wilson is the
president of the Mississippi Economic Council.
"It's not just a
health care facility, but also all of those things that serve health
care, as well as pharmaceutical distribution, pharmaceutical
manufacture," Wilson said.
According to Wilson, a major component of the plan is offering tax breaks to medical companies that come here.
legislature has already passed health care zone legislation and already
a significant distribution operation has located up in the northern
part of the state thanks to those health care zone incentives," Wilson
There are several goals involved in this health care
initiative spurred by the governor, but the number one goal is the more
health care that's available, the more jobs there are. Mike Mangum is a
Jackson County supervisor.
"Certainly, we're looking for jobs
that are going to be in the higher scale ranges," Mangum said. "We're
looking for jobs that are going to be in specialty things."
jobs could play a key role in improving jot only the physical health of
Mississippians, but also the state's financial health as well.
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