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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
It was supposed to be a big night at Baton Rouge Metro Council, but the big item stalled right out of the gate. Also on the agenda were the controversial red light cameras.
As of now, the acting Baton Rouge Police Chief is Carl Dabadie, but just how the next permanent chief is selected was an issue few members of Metro Council were hoping to discuss Wednesday night.
It has been one week since Dewayne White says he was fired as Baton Rouge Police Chief. Mayor Kip Holden says he has not fired White but is seriously considering terminating his employment. A public hearing on that matter is set for next week. The current hiring and firing of the police chief is handled by the Mayor's office. No approval by Metro Council is necessary and that is a process Council Woman Denise Marcelle would like to see change.
She called for an open discussion for Wednesday's meeting to talk about other scenarios such as council appointment or even a public election for the position, but that proposal for discussion was quickly rejected by new Councilman John Delgado.
The council spoke about extending Baton Rouge's red light camera system. The item, which was added to the agenda by Mayor Kip Holden, would extend the city's contract until 2018.
When it came down to it, the red light camera contract was extended until December 31, 2013. Council wants more stats to decide whether the program is working. The vote for extending the contract passed 7 to 1. Councilman Scott Wilson voted against it and four people were absent.
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