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  • Korean food: Chicago, Mississippi, New Orleans

    October 25, 2014 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sophie Lee says a plan has guided her life - it just wasn't one that Lee, now manager and co-owner of Three Muses and the new Korean restaurant Seoul Shack, could always recognize. When she was little, her mom and dad, Moon Ja and Alvin, ran... more »
  • Mississippi Motorcyclist Dies on Interstate 12 in Tangipahoa Parish Crash

    August 30, 2014 3:25 PM

    Tangipahoa Parish - Early this morning at approximately 12:45 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on Interstate 12 eastbound near Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash took the life of Larry Seemann of Osyka, MS. The... more »
  • Political fireworks in Louisiana, Mississippi

    July 27, 2014 7:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.... more »
  • Mississippi agrees to extradite shooting suspect

    July 12, 2014 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in a gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Twenty-year-old Trung T. Le was arrested last week at a home near Gulfport, Mississippi, a short... more »
  • Ochsner to manage Mississippi hospital

    February 20, 2014 7:11 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees has approved a two-year management agreement for Ochsner Health System to manage Hancock Medical Center. The Board of Trustees and Hancock County Board of Supervisors announced the deal Wednesday. For Ochsner Health System, Hancock Medical is its first... more »
  • Man gets prison for trafficking bogus credit cards

    December 31, 2013 7:32 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to prison on a guilty plea to producing and trafficking counterfeit credit cards in Waveland. The Sun Herald reports Larry Don Norwood Jr. was sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to make restitution of $1,863.12. He also was... more »
  • La. car chase ends in crash in Miss.

    October 25, 2013 6:46 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A car chase that began in Slidell, La., ended at the southern gate of the John C. Stennis Space Center north of Bay St. Louis. St. Tammany Parish sheriff's Capt. George Bonnett tells The Sun Herald the chase began about 1:15 p.m. Thursday because... more »
  • Miss Reports Best Wild Turkey Hatch in 10 years

    September 3, 2012 8:15 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says near-perfect conditions have produced the best turkey hatch in 10 years. Wild Turkey Program Coordinator Dave Godwin says July observations indicate that the 2014 season should be tremendous, particularly in southwest Mississippi. Hunter Danny Joe O'Cain of... more »
  • Queen of the Mississippi to launch service

    August 3, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including... more »
  • Mississippi red snapper season extended

    July 5, 2012 6:35 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's recreational red snapper season has been extended six days until July 17. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say the change was issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The season will now end in Mississippi territorial waters July 17 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Miss. opposing La. expansion of state waters

    July 3, 2012 6:45 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The state of Mississippi will oppose Louisiana's effort to extend its state water boundaries out to 10.4 miles. The Sun Herald reports that the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing Louisiana's plan. In June, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission... more »
  • $5M grants to clinics in Louisiana, Mississippi

    May 7, 2012 6:35 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Clinics that serve low-income residents of Monroe, La., and Mound Bayou, Miss., have received $5 million each to expand. Catherine Tonore is chief executive at Primary Health Services Center in Monroe. She tells The News-Star that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant will... more »
  • Corps gets public's thoughts on using Mississippi

    April 11, 2012 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is gathering the public's thoughts on how best to use the water and mud in the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana's eroding coast while also keeping ships moving on the river, fishermen in business and floods under control. On Tuesday the... more »
  • US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

    April 10, 2012 9:20 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent.... more »
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    March 26, 2012 10:05 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.,- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 26-30, 2012. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The... more »
  • 2 college students killed in Miss. over weekend

    March 26, 2012 5:51 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the shooting deaths of two college students in the state over the weekend. Late Saturday, 21-year-old John Sanderson of Madison, Miss., was shot to death in a Mississippi State University dormitory, though the killing appears to... more »
  • Hood expects big take for Miss. from oil spill

    February 24, 2012 6:59 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi could reap hundreds of millions of dollars from litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Last week's settlement by MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC, which owned 10 percent of the Macondo well, totaled $90 million. Of that, Mississippi got... more »
  • 4 parades mark Fat Tuesday

    February 21, 2012 10:55 AM

    Four Mardi Gras parades were rolling across the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Diamonds rolls through Bay St. Louis at 1 p.m. At the same time, South Mississippi's largest parade - the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Parade - will take to the streets in Biloxi, followed... more »
  • Mississippi man wanted in La killing arrested in Mo

    January 30, 2012 10:57 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - A Mississippi man wanted in connection with a November killing in Louisiana has been arrested in Missouri and is back in Washington Parish. Online records show 35-year-old Jerry Ronald Graves is in the parish jail, but don't show what he was booked with. Deputy Michael Shively,... more »
  • Louisiana Mississippi and others get federal grants for park marinas

    January 27, 2012 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Parks in Slidell, La., and Iuka, Miss., are getting federal grants to improve their marinas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Slidell's Heritage Park is getting $1.5 million, with $802,500 going to J.P. Coleman State Park in Iuka. Marinas in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida,... more »
  • Corps Begins Inspections Along Mississippi River

    December 14, 2011 6:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Due to high river conditions, the Army Corps of Engineers has activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River. Closely coordinating efforts with local levee authorities, the New Orleans District said Tuesday it will begin patrolling the levees along... more »
  • Three arrested while transporting drugs to Mississippi

    December 9, 2011 10:06 AM

    At 2:00 A.M. Friday morning, December 9th, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit Criminal Interdiction Team stopped a vehicle on Interstate 10, near mile marker 115. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle. Three occupants in the vehicle were all found to be in possession of 2,861... more »
  • Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Rape of Girl

    October 5, 2011 12:27 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss (AP) - After she was kidnapped from her home in Slidell, La., driven across the state line into Mississippi, raped on the side of the road then left behind at a gas station, a stranded 11-year-old girl was approached by yet another man. Sean Robertson, 21,... more »
  • Miss. gaming winnings off in August

    September 21, 2011 9:31 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's state-licensed casinos saw revenues drop in August, traditionally a big month for gaming venues. The 19 riverside casinos took in $94 million from players last month, down $17 million from July. The Mississippi River casinos saw a $6.5 million drop from August 2010. The state... more »
  • River commission plans Mississippi inspection trip

    August 16, 2011 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Mississippi River Commission, a panel overseeing Army Corps of Engineers operations on the Mississippi River, plans to makes its annual low-water inspection trip this week. The commission's trip runs between Aug. 15 and Aug. 19. The commission will hold meetings in Missouri and Tennessee before... more »
  • La woman accused of burglaries, thefts in La, Miss

    July 15, 2011 5:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says a Louisiana woman accused of burglaries and thefts in south Louisiana and Mississippi has been arrested in Bay St. Louis, Miss. Buddy Caldwell says Bay St. Louis police and the attorney general's fugitive unit arrested 37-year-old Tracy Mayo of Pineville. He... more »
  • South Miss. Officials Looking at Fireworks

    June 19, 2011 12:01 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Two South Mississippi counties will take a look on Monday at whether or not to extend the burn ban and supervisors say that won't be the only drought related issue on the table. Both the Jackson County and Harrison County board presidents say the possibility of... more »
  • Historic Flood Begins to Abate, but far From Over

    June 4, 2011 11:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River flood of 2011 may seem like a thing of the past for people who fled rising waters that never came, yet the final toll is shrouded in murky water for thousands of people devastated as the flood made its way from the Midwest... more »
  • Despite Long Wait, Flood Warnings Make an Impact

    May 29, 2011 12:54 PM

    TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - The aftermath of a disaster like the floods that submerged parts of Mississippi or the tornadoes that have wiped out towns in the Midwest and Southeast can leave victims with depression and other ailments. Although the wait was agonizing as floodwaters rose, experts say the extra... more »
  • Mississippi River Flooding-Louisiana,127 Backwater Floods Less Than Feared in South LA

    May 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans has launched a charity drive to aid victims of Mississippi River flooding. The "NOLA Pay it Forward" fund, announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday, will include help for those affected by the opening of the Morganza spillway gates, which eased... more »
  • Mississippi River's Floodwaters Claim First Life

    May 20, 2011 8:55 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The rising Mississippi River's floodwaters have claimed a life for the first time: a 69-year-old Vicksburg man who friends described as nice, but said he appeared troubled. Walter Cook was pulled from the water Wednesday by two firefighters on boat patrol in Vicksburg's downtown area. Cook... more »
  • Mississippi Crests in Vicksburg Lower than Feared

    May 20, 2011 8:04 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Eddie Simmons was relieved to hear that the Mississippi River crested slightly lower than expected north of him in Vicksburg, confident his house would survive the flooding that is plaguing many states. Simmons, a retired logger, is recovering from hip-replacement surgery and can barely leave his... more »
  • Three Mile Lake Residents Evacuate

    May 16, 2011 12:14 AM

    It seems so calm in the Three Mile Lake Community while looking at the water, but there was a sense of urgency in the air Sunday. "They were knocking on our doors at 8 this morning saying get out, get out." said Connie Baudoin. Residents and campers at... more »
  • Louisiana Parishes Receive Expanded Federal Assistance

    May 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded federal assistance to the state and parishes responding to the Mississippi River flooding in Louisiana. Previously, Louisiana had been approved for only limited direct federal assistance for response efforts. At this... more »
  • Civil Air Patrol Prepares to Assist in Flooding Disaster

    May 15, 2011 9:00 AM

    GONZALES, La. - Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members are assisting the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Army National Guard by providing high-resolution aerial photographs of the Morganza Spillway. CAP has been requested to provide still photography of the I-10 basin area... more »
  • Butte LA Rose Evacuates

    May 14, 2011 11:57 PM

    In other parts of Acadiana, most notably, lower Saint Martin Parish, many residents have already evacuated ahead of the impending floods, and those who haven't are certainly doing so now. With the spillway open it is now a race against time for the residents of Butte La Rose. ... more »
  • LA Towns on Edge as Spillway Opens

    May 14, 2011 11:24 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Phones at the police department in the little south Louisiana town of Krotz Springs rang nonstop as residents they packed belongings and sought information on the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Saturday's opening of part of the spillway gate structure sent a rush of Mississippi... more »
  • Onlookers Crowd Vicksburg to Look at Rising River

    May 14, 2011 2:28 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Larry and Paulla Dalrymple spent part of their Saturday in Vicksburg with a video camera filming the rising Mississippi River that is expected to crest at 57.5 feet Thursday. The Brandon couple had been at the area a couple of weeks ago and they wanted to... more »
  • LA Readies to Open Spillway, Flood Cajun Country

    May 14, 2011 2:12 PM

    MORGANZA, La. (AP) - Engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open emergency floodgates for the first time in nearly four decades, purposefully inundating farmlands and homes in Louisiana's Cajun country to drain the swelling Mississippi River. Across the countryside, people fled to higher ground, shored up levees that held the last... more »
  • Flooding Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry

    May 13, 2011 9:50 AM

    YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. The rising Mississippi River and its swelling tributaries threaten to inundate an economic mainstay that generates $200 million in annual sales. These new woes follow struggles in recent years against competition from Asian imports and high... more »
  • Big Bill if Mississippi River Commerce Snagged

    May 13, 2011 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If the lower portion of the flooding Mississippi River is closed to ships, the U.S. economy could face a bill running into the hundreds of millions of dollars a day. In 2008, a 100-mile stretch of the river was closed for six days after a tugboat... more »
  • Residents in Butte La Rose Brace for Floods

    May 11, 2011 3:34 AM

    Many in Butte La Rose spent this past weekend packing up their camps, after officials urged residents to self-evacuate. Among those still moving things out Tuesday, was David Blansett, who wasn't packing up a camp, instead he was leaving his home. "We don't want to take a chance, we're... more »
  • Work continues in Mississippi and Louisiana prepare for flood

    May 9, 2011 6:37 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Work continued over the weekend to prepare vulnerable areas from flooding along the Mississippi River in Mississippi and Louisiana. In Vicksburg, Miss., workers raised about a quarter-mile of abandoned railroad bed to protect a neighborhood. Crews worked Sunday to build temporary levees to protect buildings in... more »
  • In the Delta, a New Flood Brings Back Old Fears

    May 8, 2011 11:45 PM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - As the crest in the Mississippi River rolls toward the heart of the Delta, the great flood of 1927 is on a lot of minds. On April 21 of that year, an engorged Mississippi River broke through a levee a few miles north of Greenville, sending... more »
  • More Evacuations in Memphis as Mississippi Rises

    May 8, 2011 11:41 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) - The swollen Mississippi River has swamped houses in Memphis and threatens to consume many more, but its rise has been slow enough that some people were clinging to their normal lives just a bit longer. That much was clear Sunday from an unexpected smell - barbecue... more »
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway: Watch Streaming Video

    May 8, 2011 8:08 PM

    Click here for a link to a live feed from the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which will be opened Monday morning at 8 a.m., to divert water from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.
  • Some Towns Won't Have Levees' Protection from Floods

    May 5, 2011 11:09 PM

    Levees will likely keep most of the rising Mississippi waters at bay. But some smaller towns in south Louisiana don't have those protections and are most at risk. Water levels are expected to rise nearly 9 and a half feet in the atchafalaya basin in the coming week, the... more »
  • Slow-moving disaster along mighty Mississippi

    May 5, 2011 5:48 AM

    HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - Morrison Williamson feels confident the floodwall about 10 feet from the hardware store he manages will save it, even though two rivulets of the swollen Mississippi River sprout from reinforcing timbers on the structure like water from a garden hose. Others in Hickman, a town of... more »
  • Casino workers may get oil spill funds

    March 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The group charged with administrating BP's $20 billion Gulf oil spill fund says it will start processing claims from casino workers next week. Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington lawyer who oversees the fund, said Friday through a spokeswoman that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will begin processing... more »
  • Miss. mulls car tag for Super Bowl champ Saints

    January 20, 2011 9:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted a trial delay for a longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer. Mose Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, is charged with conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grant money earmarked... more »
  • LA Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Deputy

    January 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of pulling a gun on a deputy in Mississippi is being held on $1.2 million bond after a judge refused to lower the amount. Harrison County Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner heard testimony last week against Kenneth Dubroc Jr., and bound the... more »
  • 1 killed when small plane crashes

    December 13, 2010 8:22 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials were awaiting an autopsy Monday before releasing the name of a person killed when a small plane crashed in coastal Hancock County, Miss. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash was reported at 6:15 a.m. Monday about 6 to 8 miles west of... 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 »
  • Louisiana & Mississippi moms connect over daughters' deaths

    November 29, 2010 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lynne Marino and Ann Pace share a unique bond forged by unimaginable tragedy and fueled by a deep love for their murdered daughters and a burning desire for justice. Pace's daughter, 22-year-old Charlotte Murray Pace, was slain by reputed south Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd... more »
  • SEC Honors Jefferson, Franklin, Jasper

    November 22, 2010 12:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin are the Southeastern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week. Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in a win over Mississippi. Franklin had a career-best 20 tackles in Arkansas' double-overtime... more »
  • Mississippi Man Arrested in Louisiana Drug Case

    November 11, 2010 8:27 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Mississippi man at a bus station in Lake Charles, La., after they found 35 pounds of marijuana in his luggage. According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, agents conducting a canine search of the luggage compartment found the... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • Officials: Suspect lived unnoticed after 'death'

    November 5, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After the skeletal remains of a slain Las Vegas girl were found in the woods of central Louisiana, the investigation led authorities to a startling conclusion: The man suspected of kidnapping her was supposed to have died 16 years earlier. As federal and state investigators mount... more »
  • 6 Escaped Convicts from Mississippi Caught in La

    September 29, 2010 11:10 AM

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Six inmates who escaped from the Lincoln County jail this week have been arrested in New Orleans. Sheriff Steve Rushing says the six were arrested Wednesday and were being held in the Jefferson Parish, La., jail. Rushing tells the Brookhaven Daily Leader that his deputies and... more »
  • Mississippi Slaying Suspect Caught in Louisiana

    September 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss.- Hattiesburg police say a suspect in the Sept. 3 slaying of a woman is in custody in Louisiana. Police spokesman Sgt. Allen Murray said that Lonnie Eugene Ulmer was arrested Sunday in Metairie, La. Ulmer is being held in the Jefferson Parish jail. Murray says Hattiesburg police will... more »
  • Tug co. in Mississippi River crash pleads guilty

    September 8, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A company whose towboat was involved in a crash with a tanker that caused a major oil spill on the Mississippi River two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating vessels with unqualified and overworked captains. DRD Towing Co., a company based a few miles upriver... more »
  • Update: Race Will Not Be Used As Factor In Elections

    August 27, 2010 6:49 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A policy intended to achieve racial equality at a north Mississippi school has long meant that only white kids can run for some class offices one year, black kids the next. But Brandy Springer, a mother of four mixed race children, was stunned when she moved... more »
  • Mom Pulls Student From School Over Race in Elections

    August 27, 2010 2:58 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A mother has pulled her mixed-race children from a Mississippi school over a policy that dictates blacks and whites alternate years holding class officer positions but makes no provision for students of mixed parentage. Brandy Springer said her 12-year-old daughter, who is half native American, couldn't... more »
  • DOTD Reminds Motorists Permanent Lane Adjustments to the I-10 Miss. River Bridge

    August 19, 2010 5:21 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds motorists that permanent lane adjustments to the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge went into effect on Sunday, August 8, at 8 a.m. The lane adjustments have been implemented as part of the ongoing I-10 Mississippi Bridge signing and striping project, and will... more »
  • Mississippi man enters plea in post-Katrina attack

    August 12, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina pleaded not guilty Thursday to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., 47, who is white, from Columbia, Miss., is charged with firing... more »
  • Mississippi's Flag Could Hurt Bid

    August 10, 2010 4:26 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Southeastern Conference official says the Confederate symbol on the Mississippi flag could hurt the state's bid to host the SEC baseball tournament starting in 2012. Craig Mattox, the SEC assistant commissioner for championships, says the emblem "would not be a 100 percent deal breaker" but... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • Part of Mississippi River delta Reopens to Recreational Fishing

    July 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham reopens part of the Mississippi River delta in Plaquemines Parish to recreational fishing. He says state waters from the northern shore of Pass a Loutre westward to the western shoreline of Southwest Pass were being opened at 6... more »
  • Teen's Body Recovered From Mississippi River

    July 23, 2010 9:20 AM

    DELTA, La. (AP) - The body of a Tallulah teenager has been sent to the New Orleans Coroner's Office for an autopsy, and officials are still investigating the actual cause of her death. Officials said they recovered the body of 17-year-old Jacqueline Foster shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. Louisiana Department... more »
  • Mississippi Man Admits Killing Girlfriend in Louisiana

    July 22, 2010 7:23 AM

    A 44-year-old Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend in a suburban New Orleans motel three years ago. Terry Robinson had been accused of slashing and strangling 32-year-old Lesley Justice. Both were from Starkville. Robinson pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He... more »
  • Mississippi Sound Is Now Completely Closed

    July 2, 2010 11:15 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Sound is now completely closed to all commercial and recreational fishing. On Thursday night, the state Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality closed the last open portion of Mississippi's territorial marine waters. Any fish, shrimp, crabs or oysters caught in... more »
  • Cleaning Oil In The Mississippi Sound

    June 24, 2010 12:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say crews have cleaned up a large patch of oil in the Mississippi Sound, the fertile waters between the state's barrier islands and mainland. Cortnee Ferguson, a joint information center spokeswoman in Mobile, Ala., said "a mat of floating tar balls" was found in the... more »
  • Trawling Limits Set in Mississippi Sound

    June 21, 2010 10:45 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has ordered the immediate reduction of maximum trawling times for shrimping vessels using skimmer trawls to 30 minutes. Officials say the tow time reduction from 55 minutes to 30 minutes for skimmer trawls was ordered because of reports of high... more »
  • Coast is Clear According to Mississippi Gov.

    June 6, 2010 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The governor of Mississippi says his state is not as bad off as its neighbors when it comes to the oil spill. Gov. Haley Barbour said on "Fox News Sunday" that "we have had virtually no oil" wash up on the Mississippi coast. He says media reports... more »
  • Oil Is Hitting Mississippi For The First Time

    June 1, 2010 5:49 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says oil is hitting the state for the first time. Barbour said Tuesday that a two-mile long, three-feet wide strand of caramel-colored oil has been found on Petit Bois (Peh-tee Bwah) Island, a barrier island near the Mississippi-Alabama border. The discovery... more »
  • Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girl

    May 27, 2010 9:20 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Mississippi man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old Franklinton girl. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before finding Skyler Jenkins, of Kokomo, Miss., guilty as charged of the sexual battery that occurred in Mandeville in June 2009.... more »
  • Discovery of Man's Body Found Floating in Mississippi River

    May 21, 2010 1:37 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man's body found floating in the Mississippi River. The East Jefferson Levee District contacted the sheriff's office Thursday after the body was found in the river, at River Road and the River Batture in Metairie.... more »
  • Man's Body Found In Mississippi River

    May 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man's body found floating in the Mississippi River. The East Jefferson Levee District contacted the sheriff's office Thursday after the body was found in the river, at River Road and the River Batture in Metairie.... more »
  • River Half Foot Below Flood Stage

    May 18, 2010 9:40 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River is crest at a half foot below flood stage at Vicksburg when it tops out on Thursday. The river was running at 41.8 feet at Vicksburg on Monday. The revised forecast from the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, La., has the... more »
  • Oil Extending West Around Mississippi Delta

    May 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. - Recent satellite images show oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is extending west around the Mississippi Delta. Shots taken by a Canadian satellite Wednesday night reveal the extension looks like a finger reaching out from the main patch. The oil is in streaks... more »
  • Bird Rescue in Venice, LA

    May 3, 2010 8:34 PM

    As the oil slick steadily approaches the coast wildlife and fisheries experts are prepared. There are four different rescue stations set up along the coast to take in oil damaged animals; specifically birds. According to experts only one bird has been rescued and sent to the rescue site in... more »
  • Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Mississippi Gearing up

    April 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A marine wildlife rehabilitation center in Mississippi is gearing up to take in possibly hundreds of oily sea mammals from Texas to Florida. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has surgery, necropsy and exam rooms, walk-in freezers full of frozen fish for food,... more »
  • Mississippi: Survivor Search After Deadly Tornado

    April 26, 2010 10:28 AM

    At Least 10 people were killed by a nearly mile wide tornado that swept through central Mississippi over the weekend. Hundreds of homes were also destroyed as the tornado forged a path of destruction across the state into Alabama. Rescuers and survivors searched the debris Sunday for anyone who might... more »
  • Crude Oil Spill At The Mouth Of The Mississippi

    April 7, 2010 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A crude oil spill covers about one-fifth of a remote national wildlife refuge near the mouth of the Mississippi River, and another 120 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Lt. Stephen Nutting says the slick covered 16 square miles of the 76-square-mile Delta... more »
  • Portion of Mississippi River Closed After Accident

    March 30, 2010 1:20 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard has a portion of the Mississippi River closed after two towing vessels collided Tuesday near St. Joseph, La. There were no injuries in the collision that occurred about midnight. The Coast Guard says it was notified by... more »
  • Mock Drills Prep Acadiana Soldiers for Iraq

    February 22, 2010 1:12 PM

    Practicing for real-life situations is a key part of the soldiers' training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Simulations help the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for what they could face in Iraq. "Communication is key-- make sure everyone communicates in the vehicle, my gunman and my driver,... more »
  • Mogan City Residents Not Worried About High Water

    February 18, 2010 7:03 PM

    Diane Martin lives in the Wilmore Home, the oldest house in Morgan City. She's lived there on and off for 20 years. The house is right around the corner from the Freret St. flood wall. "I really don't pay that much attention to it. It doesn't scare... more »
  • Camp Shelby Ready for the Super Bowl

    January 27, 2010 8:44 PM

    Standing outside any building on Camp Shelby, Ms., it was obvious that local passers-by did not need to watch the NFC Division championship game to know the Saints scored, as “Who Dat” echoed throughout the installation from thousands of deploying Saints fans with the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry... more »
  • President Obama makes first trip to New Orleans

    October 15, 2009 7:37 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government "that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns," is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season. Obama arrives in... more »
  • DNA links Louisiana, Mississippi rape cases

    October 8, 2009 8:43 AM

    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - The rape of a woman in Louisiana woman has been linked to five rapes in Mississippi's Jones County. Maj. Robbie Suber of the Jones County Sheriff's Department says DNA evidence links the August assault on an 87-year-old woman in New Iberia, La., to five assaults on... more »

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