Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:58:44 GMT
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center. The hospitals say the insurance company wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services provided to patients.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 >>
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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:11:57 GMT
(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
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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