It looks like Gulfport will finally get the go ahead to rebuild four fishing piers. Friday, NOAA sent word to Sen. Roger Wicker's office that rebuilding the hurricane damaged piers will cause no jeopardy to endangered turtles.
With that environmental assessment out of the way, WLOX News has been told FEMA will now determine if it should approve funding to fix what Hurricane Isaac damaged. And the word from Washington is approval is very likely.
Repairing Combs Pier, Moses Pier, Urie Pier and Westside Pier has been on hold for almost two years until a study could be completed that analyzed if fishing off those piers threatened the endangered Kemps Ridley turtle.
Thursday, March 6 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-03-06 11:54:08 GMT
The people who help rehab injured marine life say outdated NOAA regulations could hurt the fishing industry on the Coast.More >>
The people who help rehab injured marine life say outdated NOAA regulations could hurt the fishing industry on the Coast. Several hurricane damaged fishing piers in Gulfport will not be repaired until a study is done to determine whether fishing off those piers will negatively impact Kemps Ridley and Loggerhead sea turtles. Now, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is speaking up saying there is more to the story.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:32 GMT
It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>