Home » Tag Archives: Harrison County

Tag Archives: Harrison County

Mississippi Aquarium sets opening date in 2020

The Mississippi Aquarium is now set to open on April 30, 2020. The Sun Herald reports that the opening date for the Gulfport attraction was announced at the recent Splash Bash fundraiser for the aquarium. Aquarium supporters are aiming to raise $10 million so the aquarium can open debt-free. The aquarium will include a 360-degree tunnel where sharks, rays and ...

Read More »

Most of a human skeleton found on a Mississippi roof

Police say most of an adult human skeleton has been found on the roof of a building in downtown Biloxi, Mississippi. Investigators say no foul play is suspected. Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells WLOX-TV that the bones were found Sept. 19 and are being examined by a forensic anthropologist. Biloxi Police Maj. Chris De Back says officers have ...

Read More »

F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. breaks ground in North Harrison County Industrial Complex

The Harrison County Development Commission and the Harrison County Board of Supervisors announce today’s 3 pm. groundbreaking for F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. on the 12-acre site in the North Harrison County Industrial Complex for expanding its operations in Mississippi. The Fulton based commercial wall and ceiling contractor is well diversified with 12 divisions specializing in Manufacturing, Design, Construction Technology, ...

Read More »

Mexican national gets 6 years for selling heroin, fentanyl

A Mexican national who pleaded guilty to trafficking 500,000 fatal doses of fentanyl has been sentenced to about six years in prison. A statement from U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says 53-year-old Pablo Vega-Ontanon was sentenced Monday to 74 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. The statement ...

Read More »

Investigation into former VA surgeon prompts federal review

Federal inspectors have found a veterans hospital in Mississippi in violation of several policies. News outlets report a report filed last week by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General says the Biloxi VA hired a thoracic surgeon in 2013 who lacked proper credentials. The 53-page report says leaders made the hire despite being aware of licensure and ...

Read More »

Gulf Coast paramedic arrested on new sex abuse charges

A Gulf Coast paramedic has been arrested on new charges after being accused of sexually assaulting patients in the back of his ambulance. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reported this week that 55-year-old James Lavelle Walley has been indicted on two felony sexual battery counts. Six women sued Walley and the ASAP EMS Corp. for gross negligence and other claims ...

Read More »

Chao announces grant to support Gulf Coast train project

Federal funding has been awarded to Mississippi to support the return of passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, the secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday. Mississippi is getting more than $21 million for infrastructure improvements, Elaine Chao said during the Coastal Region Transportation Summit in Biloxi. That includes a $4.3 million grant for the Southern ...

Read More »

Mississippi Coast Coliseum closer to having hotel

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center could have a hotel operating on its Biloxi beachfront property as early as the fall of 2021. Mississippi news outlets report that the Harrison County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a 99-year lease between the Coliseum Commission and a developer. The 150-room hotel would be under the Marriott flag. Coast Coliseum officials ...

Read More »

Beachfront mansion fire on the Mississippi coast

PASS CHRISTIAN — Firefighters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have spent much of the morning battling a blaze in a 25,000-square-foot mansion. News outlets on the coast report that the home in Pass Christian is commonly known as the Monroe House. The fire was reported at around 4 a.m. Monday and was still burning at midday. Firefighters from a half-dozen ...

Read More »

3 teenagers drown in Mississippi’s Biloxi River

A Mississippi coroner has identified three 14-year-olds who drowned in the Biloxi River. Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer confirmed that Travis Roberson, Javonte Johnson and Eric Smith Jr. were pulled from the water Thursday evening. Their deaths were determined to be accidental drownings. Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt told news outlets that witnesses said the boys appeared to be ...

Read More »