Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr and his wife Laura Warr
Warr's beachfront home in Gulfport.
Word of Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr's 16-count indictment quickly spread through the city of Gulfport. Many people say they were shocked, not only with the federal charges against the mayor and his wife, but also the many years of prison time and millions in fines the Warrs could face, if they are convicted. Trang Pham-Bui has reaction to the Warrs' legal troubles.More >> Reaction from Gulfport city council members ranged from shock to sorrow after hearing news of the mayor's federal indictment. The city's chief administrator, John Kelly, wants citizens to know that the business of the city will continue to move forward. Dr. Kelly said he expects Mayor Warr back at his desk at "seven forty five" Thursday morning.More >> Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr issued the following statement shortly after the indictment was announced.More >> It started with an e-mail last Tuesday. A Gulfport businessman dropped me a note, because he heard gossip that Brent Warr had been indicted. By late Friday afternoon, the phones at WLOX News rang off the hook. People "in the know" claimed that the Gulfport mayor had been served with legal papers.More >> Read the federal indictment against Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr and wife Laura.More >> Brent Warr became Gulfport's mayor on June 7th, 2005. Before that, he ran the family business -- a men's clothing store. He served on a bank board, and he dabbled in real estate. Brad Kessie has this look back at the last four years of Brent Warr's life.More >>
Rap Artist Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola Wednesday night.A native of Baton Rouge, the rapper has fans worldwide who have commonly used the term "Free Boosie" sinceMore >> Rapper Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, walked out of prison a free man Wednesday evening, after being locked up for more than four years.More >> Many may be wondering what to do with all of those beads you caught at parades this year. Gulf Coast Industries has a way for you to put those Mardi Gras beads to very good use. The company has beenMore >> If you're wondering what to do with that pile of beads sitting on your coffee table the day after Mardi Gras, we have an answer. Gulf Coast Industries offers a way for you to put those Mardi Gras beads to very good use.More >> Following the first 911 call Tuesday night about the apartment building fire in D'Iberville, first responders were initially sent to the wrong apartment complex.More >> Following the first 911 call Tuesday night about the apartment building fire in D'Iberville, first responders were initially sent to the wrong apartment complex. The mix-up involves a cellphone 911 call that went to the wrong dispatch center and the coincidence that there happens to be an apartment complex with a very similar name in Biloxi.More >> Gulfport police say two of three former Walmart cashiers accused of felony shoplifting have turned themselves in.More >> Gulfport police say two of three former Walmart cashiers accused of felony shoplifting have turned themselves in.More >> On Wednesday, there was a large presence of Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers and Wildlife officials searching the woods near the home where the child went missing.
The search for 2-year-old Myra Lewis, missing since Saturday, continued on Thursday. Multiple agencies, including the FBI, Madison Deputies, the Madison Police Department have set up at a church about a mile from where the little girl went missing.More >>