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Biloxi casino employee accused of stealing from slot machine

An employee at a Biloxi casino has been accused of stealing from a slot machine. The Sun Herald reports that the state Gaming Commission says 38-year-old Gary Landon Davison, of Brooklyn, Mississippi, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft from a slot machine. Brooklyn is south of Hattiesburg. Davis worked as a slot technician at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. ...

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Biloxi is site for Red Roof’s 500th hotel

Red Roof has opened a renovated Inn and Suite in Biloxi, its 500th property in the U.S. The property is owned by Pete Patel. The Red Roof Inn & Suites Biloxi is a family and pet friendly hotel, located off I-10 just a short drive from Keesler Air Force Base, Gulf Coast Convention Center and Beau Rivage, Started in July 2016, the 60-room property ...

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Passenger says ‘train just kept coming’ toward bus on tracks

A charter bus carrying dozens of tourists to Mississippi casinos was stuck on railroad tracks for about five minutes before a freight train barreled into it, sending frantic passengers in all directions, witnesses and authorities said. Four people were killed Tuesday and 40 were hurt, including seven critically. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Witnesses said some of ...

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Gaming Commission considers approval for 2 proposed casinos

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) – After hours of debate, it’s still unclear how the Mississippi Gaming Commission will vote on two proposed casino sites that have been rejected in the past. News outlets report that attorneys and experts for and against the casino sites in Biloxi and Diamondhead gathered Thursday in D’Iberville in front of the three-member commission. The commission unanimously ...

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Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along coast

An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, tells The Sun-Herald that developers RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reapplied. RW Development proposed building South Beach Casino on the northeast side of Veterans Avenue ...

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City of Biloxi says bar run by Favre’s sister is a nuisance

The city of Biloxi could shut down a bar run by former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre’s sister. The Sun Herald reports the city has sued to have Sideways Sports Bar and Grill declared a public nuisance. If a judge grants a temporary injunction, Biloxi could revoke the business license of the bar, managed by Brandi Favre. She didn’t ...

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Biloxi Brewing gets its own production facility

By LISA MONTI Mississippi’s newest craft beer maker is about to start production in its new facility, a converted warehouse on Bohn Street in Biloxi. Biloxi Brewing Co. has been contracting with Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., the oldest beer maker in the state, to make its products at the facility in Kiln. Production began in April 2015. Biloxi Brewing was founded ...

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Biloxi sues Shuckers’ owners over baseball stadium payments

The city of Biloxi has filed a lawsuit against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers. The Sun Herald reports the city says in the lawsuit that it has been unable to determine how much Biloxi Baseball owes the city for rent, advertising and ticket sales under a stadium lease because Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports ...

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Memorial psychiatric hospital losing millions; sale imminent

Gulfport’s Memorial Hospital is moving ahead with plans to sell its psychiatric hospital, Memorial Behavioral Health, in Orange Grove. The Sun Herald reports Harrison County and the city of Gulfport have agreed to schedule a public hearing for Dec. 20 at Gulfport City Hall on the proposed sale of the 89-bed hospital that provides acute psychiatric care. State law requires ...

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Biloxi council wants to know more about waterfront plan

The Biloxi City Council had the first reading on rezoning the land around Margaritaville Resort but slowed down action on the proposed waterfront plan. The Sun Herald reports the council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the first reading and hold a public hearing to get more information about what the plan involves, the cost and possible funding. City Attorney Gerald ...

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