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Lawsuit: Mississippi mayor used firehouse as motel for sex

A Mississippi mayor is accused of misusing city resources, accusing white firefighters of being racist without cause and using the firehouse as his “personal motel” for sex. The Sun Herald reports the lawsuit against Moss Point Mayor Mario King and the city also accuses him of using a firearm to intimidate and harass a worker. The lawsuit was filed this ...

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. Forecasters said the first hurricane of the Atlantic season could hit the state’s swampy southern tip on Friday, with the biggest danger ...

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Lawsuit: Age discrimination, harassment by Moss Point mayor

Eleven people are suing the mayor of a Mississippi city over claims of age discrimination and harassment. News outlets report the lawsuit was filed July 2 against Moss Point Mayor Mario King. Most of the plaintiffs are current or former Moss Point employees. They accuse King of forcing older employees to retire or resign so he could hire millennials. They ...

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The Latest: Conditions are favorable for Gulf hurricane soon

The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says conditions appear favorable for a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico to strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches the United States coastline by this weekend. Forecasters said the weather disturbance is expected to become a tropical ...

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New Orleans, states along Gulf brace for torrential rains

A tropical weather system was expected Wednesday to develop into a storm that could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans. The low pressure area was over water, south of the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday and was expected to strengthen into a storm as it moved west through the Gulf’s ...

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Mississippi’s oldest golf course files for bankruptcy

Mississippi’s oldest golf course has filed for bankruptcy. Gulfport’s Great Southern Golf Club filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Wednesday. In an initial filing, the court lists both assets and debts as being between $1 million and $10 million. Board President Ellis Hill tells the Sun Herald the club wants to restructure $4 million in debt it has accumulated ...

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No swimming: Toxic bacteria afflicts Mississippi coast

An outbreak of toxic bacteria is ruining some beach plans in Mississippi, where authorities are warning people not to swim or eat seafood from polluted coastal waters.The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality released a list of closed beaches to news outlets. Residents shouldn’t even allow their pets to come in contact with water that has a greenish-blue hue. The toxic ...

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Alderman files suit against Moss Point mayor, city

An alderman is suing a Mississippi city and its mayor, claiming the mayor assaulted and harassed him.The Mississippi Press reports that the city of Moss Point and Mayor Mario King received a summons last week indicating Alderman Ennit Morris had filed the lawsuit. The suit claims King ordered a police officer to arrest Morris at a December executive meeting. The ...

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Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner’s claims

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana’s coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner’s assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since a subsea mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 15, ...

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Historical marker commemorates reported alien abduction

A historical marker has been placed near the river where two men in southern Mississippi said they were abducted by aliens in 1973. News outlets report the city of Pascagoula dedicated the marker Saturday at Lighthouse Park. Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker said they were on the shores of the Pascagoula River when what appeared to be aliens pulled them ...

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