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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 takenMore >>
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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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
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, passengersMore >>
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 >>
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
Mississippi's governor and Democrats in the state spread conflicting messages Wednesday about voter identification rules.
Governor Phil Bryant said he thinks it would be a good idea for Mississippians to voluntarily show identification when they vote next week even though it is not required by law. Bryant, said he believes voter ID will help prevent election fraud.
The chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party quickly called for Bryant to retract his comment, calling it, "An end-run around federal law and a source of confusion for voters."
"Bryant made these statements knowing full well that there is no requirement for identification in this election. By pandering to the tea party extremists, Bryant has deliberately created confusion among voters and election officials with less than six days to go until the election," said Rickey Cole of the Mississippi Democratic Party.
Bryant's comments came Wednesday in response to a question from The Associated Press after he spoke to a business gathering in Jackson sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council.
About the same time Bryant was making his statement, county Democratic party chairmen in Mississippi stood on county courthouse steps to spread the message that no ID is needed to cast a ballot in Tuesday's election.
Though a supporter of Voter ID, Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann issues a statement last week reminding voters they will not need to present ID at the polls.
Hosemann's statement read in part,
"Although more than 62 percent of Mississippi voters in November 2011 approved an amendment to the state Constitution requiring voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot, the election law has not yet received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice. Therefore, a Voter ID will not be required to vote on November 6, 2012."
The governor argued Wednesday, if people show ID to buy cigarettes and alcohol they should have to show it before voting.
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