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.
While many people on the Coast are starting to relax from the havoc of the holiday season, those in the tourism industry are preparing for a very busy couple of months.
"Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, everything happens in the next 3 and a half weeks," said Kenny Glavan, the general manager of Four Points Sheraton in Biloxi.
Glavan said this is the home stretch.
"When New Orleans has a Super Bowl, it's like Biloxi and the Coast are having a Super Bowl," said Glavan.
Glavan estimates all 195 rooms of his hotel will be full in just a couple of weeks.
He said reservations are not to be taken lightly.
"They need to get on the ball. It's compressed now, we're there," said Glavan.
Just a few miles down Beach Boulevard is Edgewater Inn. It's a smaller hotel with expectations just as high.
"We will get a lot of people here that will want to watch the big screen TV. They don't want to go to New Orleans but they don't want to miss the action. So, they do stay here and watch the game," said Manager of Edgewater Inn Trish Adamic.
Adamic said she expects to flash the "no vacancy" sign soon.
The last time there was a Super Bowl in New Orleans was in 2002.
It was Super Bowl XXXVI, 11 years ago.
A lot has changed in 11 years.
"We've had to adjust and adapt with the resources that we have. We still don't have the inventory that we had before Katrina," said Glavan.
The changes that have happened in more than a decade warrants the question, will the coast be prepared for Mardi Gras 2013 and Super Bowl XLVII?
"I think we're prepared and we've gotten the word out to the locals and we're seeing it," said Glavan.
As they continue that preparation, they say they're just taking it one bead and one play at a time.
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