Wednesday, January 28 2009 7:36 PM EST2009-01-29 00:36:46 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, January 28 2009 7:34 PM EST2009-01-29 00:34:39 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, January 28 2009 5:10 PM EST2009-01-28 22:10:41 GMT
The rumors that have swirled around Brent Warr for almost a year are true. The federal government has built a case that accuses Gulfport's mayor -- and his wife -- of Katrina fraud. Brent and Laura Warr both pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a 16 count indictment. Brad Kessie reports.More >>
Wednesday, January 28 2009 4:56 PM EST2009-01-28 21:56:46 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, January 28 2009 11:18 AM EST2009-01-28 16:18:26 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr issued the following statement shortly after the indictment was announced:
"My fundamental mission as mayor, since Aug. 29, 2005, has been to return this city to greatness, and today Gulfport is absolutely on the right track to greatness.
Understand that what has been alleged toward my wife and me has no connection to me as mayor. This has not and will not change my commitment to the progress and recovery of our city.
This inquiry has been going on for more than a year now, and we hope and pray for a much faster resolution.
We have entered a plea of not guilty. Out of respect for the justice system and the government, I will not speak further about the claim made against us.
I am the mayor of Gulfport and I will continue working to rebuild our city. We have hundreds of dedicated employees, department heads and directors, and everything we have achieved thus far is a result of their hard work and love for this city.
For Laura and me, personally, this is a difficult time, but I will continue the work as mayor. Please pray for my family and pray for the City of Gulfport."
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