Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A new year brings four new faces to the Baton Rouge Metro Council.
Twelve Metro Council members were sworn-in for four-year terms Wednesday morning.
One-third of that dozen is new: Chauna Banks-Daniel, Buddy Amoroso, Ryan Heck and John Delgado.
Some of the returning council members say they have the same old issues to deal with.
"Still have bridges that are failing, road improvements, traffic is on everybody's radar now," said Chandler Loupe.
Two of the new council members say they want to put an end to some long unsettled problems.
"The sanitary sewer overflow project," said John Delgado. "That has to do with fixing what has been a 40 year bad sewer system that we've had. Getting to that is priority to me."
Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel says she and Councilwoman Tara Wicker have placed the North Baton Rouge Wastewaste Plant issue on the January 9 agenda. Banks-Daniel says she's spoken with residents about the buyout issue that was rejected last year by the old council, and hopes to have some new suggestions on what steps the council should take next to resolve things.
Though most of the members have hopes of working together, there will at times be disagreements. However one thing they unanimously agreed on, naming Chandler Loupe the new Mayor Pro-Tem. That position was previously held by former Councilman Mike Walker.
Parish Assessor Brian Wilson was also sworn-in.
Mayor Kip Holden was sworn-in just after midnight on Jan. 1.
He will have a more public, ceremonial swearing-in event on Friday.
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