Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Biloxi leaders said the city can't afford for the Coast Transit Authority to have to sideline any of its buses because of funding problems. During the city's budgeting process, Biloxi slashed its contribution to CTA in half. Tuesday, the council voted to restore that money.
The Coast Transit Authority runs five fixed routes in Biloxi. After Biloxi cut its contribution from $280,000 to $140,000, CTA officials said cuts to services in Biloxi were likely on the way.
"You would see total routes go away. It would cut off people from public transit services totally," said CTA Director Kevin Coggin.
CTA asked Biloxi to reconsider the cuts. Biloxi accounts for 60 percent of ridership with many of the customers being from Keesler Air Force Base, as well as casino patrons and employees.
Biloxi Council Member Clark Griffith said, "We need to pay attention to things like CTA which really service, as I pointed out, the two largest economic inputs to the city of Biloxi: The casinos and Keesler Air Force Base. They provide the riders for those entities more than anything else. So we, as a city, need to make sure the funding provided is appropriate."
CTA officials said Biloxi's decision to restore funding using money from the general fund is a relief. Otherwise, CTA was on the verge of having to turn down federal dollars.
"We have to have local dollars to match the federal dollars that we bring into the community. So it's essential we have support from local governments to do that," Coggin said. "We generate a lot of our own income through advertising revenue, but we have to have a certain match from local government to match federal dollars."
Local government subsidies account for 20 percent of the CTA budget. Some council members asked CTA about the possibility of pursuing casino money. Coggin said casinos have been approached in the past, but are not receptive to the idea because of the amount of taxes they pay to the local government and because Las Vegas casinos do not contribute to public transportation.
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