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.
Long Beach officials feel if proposed changes by the Mississippi Gaming Commission go forward, their city's chances to land a casino are slim. The board of aldermen voted to send the commission a letter voicing its objection to requiring casino projects to include a 300-room or more four-star hotel.
Jeff Davis Avenue has long been the economic heartbeat of Long Beach. Alderman Ronnie Hammons would like to see the tax base grow, but he says options are limited.
"As you look at the city of Long Beach, we don't have any area for industry. We're not going to be getting any car lots. We're not going to be getting any Nissan manufacturing plants, that I can foresee," said Hammons. "Our Highway 90 is our best bet to try to capitalize on tourism because the people are traveling it back and forth to the casinos, so we need to capitalize as well and draw some of that income."
In preparing for the possibility of one day cashing in on that income, years ago the city zoned some land on Highway 90 for gaming. However, the Mississippi Gaming Commission is looking at new regulations that Long Beach leaders see as unfair to smaller cities.
"When you're talking 300 rooms, you're talking a really large development, large project," Mayor Billy Skellie said. "It would just about shoot all of those down, the smaller venues."
The board said a better solution is to look at proposed projects individually.
"It should be city size dependant, not blanket for every city along the coast," said Alderman Kaye Couvillion. "We're not as large as some of the bigger cities. We can't house large structures in our cities. The chance of us getting someone who can put that in, would they come to Long Beach because we don't have the square footage maybe to accommodate it?"
The Long Beach Board of Aldermen also voted to rezone the harbor as waterfront. The mayor said the change is necessary because any casino would be required by law to have water access. However, as to whether this means a casino could ever go into the harbor stirred lots of debate. Two aldermen abstained from the vote.
"I couldn't possibly see how it could possibly be one," Mayor Skellie said. "We don't want one, number one. And the Gaming Commission, the Secretary of State, they all look at that. Number two, there's not enough land to do anything down there except what we do. It's more for the public, for restaurants and boating."
"We are making that open to gaming by right,"said Couvillion. "The residents have not had an opinion if they would like to see gaming in the harbor because they haven't seen this change. It happened tonight after a public hearing. "
The waterfront zoning change was part of a comprehensive zoning map the board passed.
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