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 >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.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 >>
GRAND ISLE, LA (WAFB) -
A state audit found several problems with the collection of tolls
on the LA 1 toll bridge in Leeville near Grand Isle.
The bridge isn't manned and people are expected to stop and
purchase a pass before crossing the bridge.
The audit revealed that Louisiana Transportation Authority
officials hadn't gone after some 300,000 potential cases where drivers crossed
the bridge without paying.
Critics say this is the state losing out on millions which would
normally be used to pay for the bridge.
"Those who are responsible for making the system work did not
do their jobs and we get left holding the bag," State Representative Patrick
"That's money that is not collected and somebody's got to pay for
it. It's going to be the taxpayers of the State."
The audit roughly covered last year.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials
admit the audit revealed serious problems and they say they've already started
working on them.
"We're attacking that backlog really aggressively and we're
working with the Attorney General's office. They are helping us with those
collections and we're moving forward and starting to increase those
DOTD estimates toll collections are now at 95 percent.
Crews recently installed a box on the bridge that allows drivers
to pay the toll at the bridge crossing.
Louisiana has also contracted with Mississippi and Texas to
process violators from out of state.
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