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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 >>
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Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
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A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Many 49ers and Ravens fans are flocking to South Mississippi before they head over to the Big Easy to catch the Super Bowl. Coast tourism leaders want them to keep coming back. When a charter flight from Baltimore landed at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Friday, the Ravens fans received a generous dose of southern hospitality.
Lively tunes from the Gulfport High Jazz Band "G-Blues" announced the passengers' arrival.
"We're from Baltimore. Go Ravens!" one fan shouted.
"Niners are going down!" shouted another fan.
"It is a complete surprise. We're here to inundate them with Mardi Gras beads and king cakes," said Crystal Johnson, Sales Director for the Harrison County Tourism Commission.
One-hundred-thirty-seven Ravens fans stepped off a charter flight from Baltimore and into a sea of southern hospitality.
"Incredible welcome. I mean, how can you go wrong with king cake, beads, and live local music?" asked Ravens fan Kevin Shea.
The Baltimore guests seemed impressed with the sweet gesture.
"What is it?" asked Pam Koffel, as she held up her mini king cake. "Oh, I've heard of king cakes. I'm looking forward to it."
The airport and tourism staff also handed out goody bags filled with Mississippi Coast souvenirs and shopping and dining guides.
"We want them to take advantage of the area here, see our many amenities and offerings, and having a good time while they're in the region," said Airport Executive Director Clay Williams.
"It's wonderful!" exclaimed Koffel. "We're really looking forward to exploring the coast."
"We've heard a lot about Biloxi and the casinos and so on, so we look forward to it," said Ravens fan Arthur Alperstein.
And that's exactly the kind of impression tourism leaders want to leave.
"Very warm. We appreciate it very much. Thank you, Mississippi," said Ravens fan Quin Shea.
"It's a very exciting time. We're thrilled that New Orleans is hosting the Super Bowl. Anytime that they have a large scale event like this, the South Mississippi economy benefits," said Williams.
Many football fans will be departing on Monday. Williams said Delta will be bringing in two larger jets, and United Airlines will add a flight to handle the extra passenger load.
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