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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
TUNICA, MS -
(WMC-TV) - A Mississippi lawmaker is hoping to change a law in order to save the state from losing money from its gamblers.
Right now, gamblers who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more at the slot machines have their taxes taken out by the casinos. But if you win less, it is your responsibility to pay the taxes later.
Alicia Powell remembers her friend paying taxes after hitting it big.
"She won, I think, like $4,000 so they made her fill out that form," explained Powell.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue says a 3 percent withholding is required on jackpots of $1,200 or more.
"It's the amounts that are less than what we currently require withholding on that will be affected," said Kathy Waterbury, MS Department of Revenue.
Winners are supposed to pay the withholdings on anything less than $1,200, but the deputy director of the state's gaming commission says that could change if Senate Bill 2144 passes.
"What this bill would do would in some way require casinos in some way to withhold the 3 percent on any jackpot," said Jay McDaniel, Mississippi Gaming Commission deputy director.
The money collected could be used for transportation and other capital needs, causing mixed reactions.
"I think it's nothing wrong with being taxed, all of us gotta live here and the government works off tax money," said Mississippi resident Monique Welch.
Action News 5's attempts to reach out to some of the Tunica casinos for comment on the bill went unanswered.
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