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  • Cold and rains delay start to Miss. shrimp season

    June 7, 2014 4:40 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - After a cold winter and heavy spring rains, Mississippi authorities say shrimp just aren't big enough to catch yet. Officials with the Department of Marine Resources tell WLOX-TV that the cold and overabundance of fresh water has slowed the growth of shrimp. The state won't open... more »
  • Louisiana teen dies in 2-vehicle wreck in Miss.

    June 1, 2014 3:16 PM

    KILN, Miss. (AP) - A 16-year-old from Covington, Louisiana, has been killed and two others have been injured in a two-vehicle wreck in in south Mississippi. Hancock County coroner Jim Faulk says Joshua Hathcox, the passenger in a Ford pickup truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mississippi Highway Patrol... more »
  • La. man arrested in Miss. shooting death

    April 2, 2012 8:30 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Franklin County man is dead and a Louisiana man behind bars following a shooting in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reports the victim, 41-year-old Cleveland Ezell Wilson of Roxie was killed by gunfire shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Natchez Interim Police Chief Danny White says police... more »
  • Delta Fuels buys part of Miss. company

    April 2, 2012 6:27 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Two long-time Miss-Lou oil distributors have recently been bought out, but one of the buyers is expanding its market share in Mississippi and making plans to move out of Louisiana. Delta Fuel Co. Inc. recently bought the wholesale side of Independent Oil and Coal Co., and... more »
  • Candidates spar before key Miss., Ala. primaries

    March 12, 2012 6:15 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should "occur sooner rather than later." A defiant Gingrich predicted victories in Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and called Romney the weakest... more »
  • Miss. woman charged with using bogus checks

    March 6, 2012 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been charged with using counterfeit bank checks to purchase vehicles from several car dealerships in southeast Louisiana. A federal court filing Monday in New Orleans charges 26-year-old Gina Seawright, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., with one count of making, uttering and possessing... more »
  • Miss. preparing for its Civil War commemoration

    December 3, 2010 9:38 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State and local tourism officials are hoping Civil War commemoration events, including re-enactments and conferences, will draw money-spending visitors to Mississippi over the next four years. The state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict from 2011 to 2015. "It is economic development. We want... more »
  • Commercial Fishing Reopening Process Begins for East of Miss. Delta

    September 1, 2010 12:10 PM

    FDA and NOAA Agree with LDWF on Sampling in Closed Fishing Areas East of the Mississippi River Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) concurred with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' (LDWF) request to begin the process to re-open state waters... more »
  • Miss. Yearlong Economic Impact Study To Examine Oil Spill

    July 8, 2010 11:27 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has announced a yearlong economic impact study to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Barbour said Wednesday that participants will include the state College Board, Departments of Employment Security, Environmental Quality and Marine Resources, Mississippi... more »
  • Harrison County, Miss. Opposed To BP Dumping Debris Into Their Landfill

    June 8, 2010 2:07 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County supervisors are opposed to BP dumping debris from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into a local landfill. The Sun Herald reports that the unified command has told local officials that its preliminary plan called for putting debris into the Pecan Grove landfill. Supervisor... more »
  • Inspectors Trained To Sniff Out Seafood Tainted By Oil

    June 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - William Mahan bends over a bowl of raw shrimp and inhales deeply, using his left hand to wave the scent up toward his nose. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat. He clears his palate with a bowl of freshly cut watermelon before moving on to raw oysters. Deep... more »

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