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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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
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
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...More >>
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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Jeff Hughes spent over 20 years as a district court judge and in December became the last person standing in a deep eight candidate field for Supreme Court Justice. On Sunday the culmination of years and years of work truly hit home.
"So help me God," said Hughes as he was officially sworn in.
Hughes embarks on a journey to be a part of the most elite court in Louisiana, realizing it won't take long before his vote makes a big impact.
"It's no secret we're probably going to have more big Constitutional issues in the next year than we've had in the last 20. We've got the vouchers, teachers retirement and a couple others in the pipeline so it should be a fun year," said Hughes.
A fun year indeed especially for Hughes, a Denham Springs High School graduate who will be making decisions in his own back yard as the first state supreme court justice from Livingston Parish.
"When we're at the Supreme court we are going to treat everybody in the state the same but I think it says something about Livingston parish the growth, the economy and the population here is growing and I think it will help the parish," said Hughes.
"He's going to be terrific and to have a justice from Livingston Parish, someone you know and someone you can talk to and feel comfortable talking to. It's just great," added Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks.
Hughes believes his lengthy experience in the court system will prepare him for what lies ahead but adds he would not be making this step without the help of so many along the way.
"I'm confident about the work and I'll be able to do that I just feel really lucky because there are so many people that helped. It was not about me at all," said Hughes.
Not only does Hughes become the first State Supreme Court Justice from Livingston Parish but he is the first Republican to represent the eight parishes that make up District five.
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